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Generally, there are two meanings to be seen in this song. Some see the song as being about a Mob Hit, but it can also be a song about a murder ordained by the church, because of the references to angels, and saying the truth is a choir of wind and such. It could be saying that a heretic is being killed by the church for defying their "truth." (thanks, Scott - Mission, Canada)
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The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind
, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish
and Siamese Dream
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