A sun that never sets burns on.
New light is this river's dawn.

When to speak of a word so old
is to relearn what is known.
A time to think back and move on.
Rebuild the loves of lives long gone.

The blood that flows through me is not my own.
The blood is from the past, not my own.
The blood that leads my life is not my own.
The blood is my strength, I'm not alone.


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    My InterpretationIt's about respecting and also understanding your ancestors and gaining their strength through memories and blood(as a symbol) and other important things ,yet being able to understand what was their wrong moves by thinking back and correcting them on your own in some kind of progression in which we as humans though being individually different are part of a greater consciousness
    Arnonaon November 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this has something to do with living in the present as opposed to the past. A sun that never sets burns on could mean a sun being your life, that never sets, dwell in the past, burns on, prospers. New light in this river's dawn could mean that if your sun doesn't set (if you don't live in the past) You can begin a new life. This also makes the a time to think back and move on statement make perfect sense. And saying the blood is from the past, not my own, means that he is a new person than he was yesterday. I don't know maybe I'm rambling.
    Prophecy93on September 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA Sun that never sets symbolizes the stream of knowledge that never ends. Idefinite article also underlines symbolic meaning. Rivers dawn is the beginning of all knowledge you possess. Going through life we experiance many new things which bring new understanding to what we alerady know.
    "Rebuild the loves of lives long gone" - I am sensing something about karma here. Because we are never free from our mistakes in the past until we fix them.
    Blood symbolizes inherited emotions from previous generations. But it is also our strength because we are not alone that carry that emotions in us.
    ytriffyon April 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe it's about some inner transformation. A man is thinking about past and concludes that he's totally different than he used to be. The blood symbolize this change. He seems to be same, but inside he is different.
    gegege12on July 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this has something to do with heritage: learning from those who came before; realising that what we are and what we think is, wether we like it or not, a construction influenced by other people and events - that is what I get from "The blood that flows through me is not my own, The blood is from the past, not my own". You can take other peoples experience and wisdom and learn from it. Some Neurosis songs make me thing about my grandfather, and I can relate this one to that, his advice, his life experience, and although he is gone those things "flow through me" keeping his memory alive and making me a more complete human being - "The blood is my strength, I'm not alone". It does not have to be family related, I guess anything you can relate to and find strength and "wisdom" on.

    History, Experience, Culture, Family/Friend ties.
    cheaptalkon August 06, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is one of the most well-written of Neurosis songs.
    Absolutly beautifull. Both the content and the composition of the txt.
    Neuranton October 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThey are a band which value their anscestors and pay them tribute, but this song is not only about them...

    This means that they believe that you are all that you have lived, every second of your living experience is a new life which is being bestowed unto you, the past being something you can't separate from the present.
    MarlonMoraison January 08, 2010   Link

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