"Under" as written by and Brian Eno....
When all the worlds are lost in snow
I have to move this meaning through;
Disperse the force so far engendered
All near the steam and summer view
And then... remain.

Where steeples crash in fire and thunder,
Where sheets of steel obscure the land,
Where word and sense are torn asunder:
Here was the place I chose to stand.
Just when I think I'm going under,
I... remain.

Well all the waves of spin are foaming,
And fake muezzin steam and brew,
Formed in the fire of all their longings(? )
This is the way I took it through,
Just when I think I'm going under.
This is the way I thought it through;
This is the way I took it under...



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"Under" as written by Brian Peter George Eno

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    General CommentI think maybe it's "and there... remain".

    but I'm glad someone wrote this one up, I like it a lot. the swishy percussion is very strange, very interesting.

    I'm not sure what he is getting at here, but I think I've felt it before
    dri-fton April 11, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningYeah, with this album Eno tried to create a balance between music and lyrics. I'm not quite sure what this means myself, though but I think it's trying to describe redemption:

    "Where steeples crash in fire and thunder,
    Where sheets of steel obscure the land,
    Where word and sense are torn asunder:
    Here was the place I chose to stand.
    Just when I think I'm going under,
    I... remain"

    "This is the way I thought it through;
    This is the way I took it under... "
    Lateralus518on January 20, 2009   Link

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