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Vetoing Heaven

{ Lyrics }

Hello. Had you forgotten me?
I’ve come to veto your paradise
You left me deep in misery
And I think it’s time that you think twice

You’re floating six feet off the ground
Enveloped in celestial bliss
I am the weight that pulls you down
I’ll be disillusion’s catalyst

Men always called you a work of art
Never liked to see a soul in pain
You always had a tender heart
And I trust it’s something you retain

If you love me, you’ll get rid
Of that awful smile on your face
I’d be willing to bet a hundred quid
That you’ll break down and beg for grace

Did you need me?
Did you miss me?
Can you hear me?
Are you listening?
I’m existing
In the gangrene
Did you miss me?
Did you need me?

As long as there’s a single lost soul like me
Your levity is farce and vanity
And a mockery of humanity

Why isn’t this working?
I’m jerking your arm
But you remain unharmed

Why am I getting nowhere?
I’m so scared that I’m
Powerless this time

{ Musicians }

Phil Woodward—Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Myron Marston—Lead Guitar
Mark Noguchi—Bass
Bobby Jacky—Keyboard
Chris Kennedy—Drums
Lacey Brown—Vibraphone
J.J. Jang—Violin
Rosemary Townsend—Violin
Lisa Kallberg—Viola
Phillip Peterson—Cello
Matt Bollinger—Backup Vocals

{ Credits }
Words and Music by Phil Woodward
String arrangement by Myron Marston

Currently rated 4.8/5 stars (6 votes)

Currently 4.8/5 stars.

{ Comments }
Ricky Heisner said:
on Friday, September 26, 2008

Wow, this is probably my favorite song on the album (although I really, REALLY like them all). Maybe it’s some of the proggier touches, but this one really gets me. The way it kicks in and jams, about half-way into the song, is an exhilarating little kick in the pants. Then (about 2/3 of the way into the song), when it skids to a halt (great guitar note there) and transitions into that gorgeously orchestrated final movement. Honestly, it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve ever heard (I listen to it over and over). Then the last two verses are so heart-breakingly pathetic that it’s devastating. Wow! A very, very moving (albeit sad) and powerful song. Great job. (I can only imagine how it would sound live!)

Nerd42 said:
on Wednesday, March 10, 2010

This reminds me of "Turn of a Friendly Card" by the Alan Parsons Project for some reason.

Nerd42 said:
on Thursday, March 11, 2010

Also, the last guitar strum before the final movement is distinctly reminiscent to a certain part in "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"

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