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"Redeem our choice" is that any action means a host of possible actions were not taken.

"Jump across the fence" is that we then want the world to be as if we had not made any choice.

"Flee the consequence" is that if one chooses to have sexual intercourse, pregnancy is obviously a potential consequence of that decision. Safe sex in that regard is an oxymoron.

"Greed" to think and act only for ourselves.

"Hung" is that our culture is locked in a conflict that will not be resolved, because the issue is irreconcilable.

"Web our choices wove" is that rejecting God's counsel has led our culture into the tangle in which we struggle, chirping 'Freedom' while the spider approaches. It is also an allusion to our choice being to slice the web of life. Did you earn your existence, or was it given to you? That conveys no obligation on you? Only in a culture without honor.

"Sacrifice the young" is abortion.

"Pagan in a grove" refers to the practice of sacrificing a person's children on the altar of an idol like Baal, an act of which we are rightly horrified. Today our idol is selfishness.

"Furnace flame with war" is that nothing short of World War II closed the Nazi crematoriums in the death camps. 'Never again,' we vow, 'We'll never let something like this happen again!' And yet our death toll now dwarfs that of the Holocaust.

"Spinning clinic door" is that the abortion industry, as 'scientific' as the death camps in their homicide methods, continues to run day and night. This is also a reference to the way abortion is big business, and like any business, is promoted by those who profit. It is by far the most unregulated medical area, and one of the most profitable. No potential for corruption there.

"Poison on our tongue" is the lie that choice means abortion is right, when the truth is that it was already a person's choice that led to this new life in the first place. Abortion as birth control is anti-choice, being in fact how people run away from the consequence of their original choice.

"Laid upon that stove" is that this lie has caused us to put our offspring on the pagan altar; into the crematoriums. This has brought society the kind of pain one would experience were they to lay their tongue on a hot stove.

"How brave and very deep // Our modern freedom runs" mocks the idea that freedom means the right to do whatever you want. Where is the courage to accept the consequences of one's behavior?

Is it not a rich irony that people, who rage at any law restricting their ability to undo the choice they made when they performed the act which led to pregnancy, will then turn around and want laws to deny others the choice to picket and demonstrate? Pro-my-choice-but-not-your's seems a mouthful. Before liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the first inalienable right in the Declaration of Independence was life.


Second of three song progression, this song represents ABORTED.

 
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