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Mumford & Sons

Timshel (3:22)

The Timshel Songfacts explains: The song was directly inspired by John Steinbeck's novel East of Eden, which parallels the Cain and Abel story in Genesis. The title is a Hebrew word which translates as "thou mayest" and the discovery in the book by a group of Chinese scholars of Timshel's proper meaning in connection with the Cain and Abel account is an important symbol in East Of Eden's storyline. Steinbeck points out…

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Cold is the water
It freezes your already cold mind
Already cold, cold mind
And death is at your doorstep

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