Humble and helpless Learning to pray Praying for visions To show me the way Show me the way to forgive you Allow me to let it go Allow me to be forgiven Show me the way to let go Show me the way to forgive you Allow me to let it go Allow me to be forgiven Show me the way to let go
Illuminate me Illuminate me Illuminate me I'm just praying for you to show me Where I'm to begin
Hoping to Hoping to reconnect to you Hoping to reconnect to you Reconnect to you
Writer/s: BILLY HOWERDEL, MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
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Cel from Philadelphia, PaThis song is about Thomas and Jesus from the Bible. Thomas didn't believe Jesus was alive until he saw him and he felt as if he needed to be forgiven for doubting.
Dan from Santa Clarita, Caalright, maybe this will set things straight. The album is much like, dare i compare and break everything i value, the Tool song "Eulogy". its not songs about the bible, its songs using something familiar and written down as a comparison for real events. APC seems to be a theme band, as Mer De Noms is a list of historic names used to reference a series of real events. Thirteenth Step is an album entirely about drug abuse through the eyes of the User, a Bystander, and the drug itself, and eMOTIVE is about piece and anti bush political propaganda.
Tess from Harvey, LaOkay... this whole album isn't about bible stories... though the bible may have some similarities to these songs... If these songs were to correspond with a piece of literature... the "stories" can be found throughout history in many different cultures...
MAYNARD: We're five people, five individuals who came together to create something, to make music and to complete each other musically, to form a perfect circle. A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral.
Many of the song titles on Mer des Noms (French for "Sea of Names") are actually names of real or mythological people. A lot of the names of the songs are actually people I do know in real life and some elements of their lives seem to be the same as elements in the lives or stories of mythological figures. A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots in Latin and Greek words. A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories.
It's amazing, isn't it? If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common.... Most religious stories and mythologies have some sort of similar root, some sort of global archetypes. There are hundreds of myths that are talking about virgin births or murder. It's really hard to find out what happened first: Was it something that happened to people in their lives and it got turned into a myth, or was there a myth and people tried to copy it somehow?
Patch from Bangor, MeIf this song is about Thomas from the bible Maynard/Billy feel as though Thomas and Jesus owe forgivness to each other, which I find strange yet interesting.
Ian from New York, NyThis whole album is filled with bible stories.
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.