My New Year's Resolution is to once again become more active on this site and try to post at least once each week with each new theme. It starts today.
This one comes from Glen Phillips' first solo album after his departure from Toad the Wet Sprocket. It's a character study of a child struggling with trying to be a "good boy" in the face of being forced to participate in a heinous act.
Glen's character wants to please his father... even during his misguided attempt to murder the neighbor's dog. He, however, wishes no actual harm to come to the dog so he prays to The Father to stay his father's hand.
In the end, God comes through and answers Glen's prayers... even though Glen can't keep the promises he made.