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The Pawnbroker's Stepdaughter

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The pawnbroker's stepdaughter
Fought away the cold December air

On a park bench sitting by a fallen pine
She folds her bloody hands and sees the sign

Saying
All we are we are we are is
All we are we are we are is sin
All we are we are we are is 
All we are we are we are is sin

On the corner of North Main and High
The trains would shake the walls as they passed by

The clamor of the steel rails would
Drown her voice as she screamed in the night

    A smile would cross his empty face
    As he put that girl in her place again
    
    She shut down her last defenses
    She turned off her tattered senses
    And looked up to the sky with glassy eyes
    
        The pawnbroker's stepdaughter
        Floats above the ground where she had stood
        The pawnbroker's stepdaughter 
        Made it right the one way she could
        
She lift up her trembling hands
The room was spinning like a carousel

She felt her body spin around
With crimson running to the ground before her

    The room turned silent, the train was gone
    The melting snow, the the crack of dawn was here
    
    This is how the story ends
    The same way that it all begins
    Cuz no one here forgives our sins on this world
    
        The pawnbroker's stepdaughter
        Floats above the ground where she had stood
        The pawnbroker's stepdaughter 
        Made it right the one way she could

        All we are we are we are is
        All we are we are we are is sin
        All we are we are we are is
        All we are we are we are is sin
        All we are we are we are is
        All we are we are we are is
        All we are is sin

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Played at 6 out of 129 shows since introduction (5%)
Played at 5 out of 46 non-open mic shows since introduction (11%)
There have been 73 show(s) since the last play.

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  Discussion: The Pawnbroker\'s Stepdaughter

Benjamin Vanheuverzwijn (anon) · 6 years, 11 months ago
Best song ever and this album rocks ! I wish i could buy all of your albums. Thank you from Qu├ębec City (QC, Canada) ! (sorry for my English)
Michael Waddell · 6 years, 5 months ago
The fact that she is identified not by a name or a characterization, but merely by a relation to a profession, taking her just that many steps away from herself... Somehow even the blood doesn't sound as painful as that.
Jan (anon) · 6 years, 1 month ago
It's beautifully made, I'm in love with this song, even though it's quite sad and almost makes me cry..
Pieter · 5 years, 7 months ago
I can't figure out the meaning of the line "All we are is sin". What's the underlying thought behind this? Beautiful song by the way.
authentic jordans (anon) · 2 years, 2 months ago
As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can aid me. Thank you

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