I've lost my footing
I'm hanging on by the brink
I'm stranded in a sea of hope with not a drop to drink
so I stand alone when I think
because conformity can't be the solution
because some scars never heal
and now my dreams lay in silent ruins

There's blood on the horizon
and still not a word spoken

I've lost my footing
I'm hanging on from a very thin thread
now the shadow falls as the reaper calls
and the dark comes rolling in over head

Something wicked this way comes
and still not a fucking word is spoken

Strike me down
release my hand
just let me fall
I'll never understand

I'm not living up to their expectations
I'm not living up to their dreams of success
they say i'm not living up to a simple standard
they say i'm not living up to the skill i possess

I think I was born without a soul (pray for me)
I think I was born without a voice (cry for me)
I think I was born without a pulse (love for me)
god, why was I born without the choice? (die for me)

and not a word, not a word is spoken
not a word is spoken
that's why i'm broken
not a word, not a word is spoken
and still not a fucking word

I'll never understand
I'll never understand you.


Lyrics submitted by missderelict

Dark Horizons song meanings
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    General Commentwwooooooooooowwwww. no comments, amazing song, even for a nu metal band
    ded0liftedon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this is the only nu metal band i still listen to after all these years. they were a cut above the rest.

    anyway this song is probably just more dark imagery about a girl. that seems to be pretty much all drew writes about if he's not writing about "how screwed up things are."
    impon November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first half of the song is about an uncertain future. Like you dont know where to turn becuase every direction seems to have a bad outcome (atleast at this point in time).

    The second half is about disappointing people around you (problly parents).... Have you ever done something bad and when your parents confront you about it they just give you that look and dont say a word. Kind of like "Im not mad Im just disappointed"
    Reveille0on February 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCould this be about religion? Going against the religious views of how to live. Hence, him begging to

    Strike me down
    release my hand
    just let me fall
    I'll never understand

    Also, all of the "they say" parts are about Christians.
    The first half of the song is referring to how most people "find god" when they are at their lowest, but this doesn't work for him "conformity can't be the solution." Instead of confiding in false hope, he delves further downward into the fearful. At this point (the second half of the song) he is reflecting on their (Christians) negative thoughts/feelings about him. He then comes to the realization that there is no god and the "I think I was born...." parts are the implications of life without god. No god=no soul.
    The chorus, I think has two different meanings. In the beginning it is referring to how he is struggling so much, yet no one seems to care "not a word is spoken" even though the foreseeable future is bleak "blood on the horizon." In the second half of the song the chorus is more directly referring to christianity. It's obvious that there is no god, yet everyone follows along and "not a word is spoken." There is no hope you can offer the Atheist. The Atheist is left alone in the world to discover his own destiny, his own path, overcome his own problems by himself without god. The Atheist is left alone suffering, begging for something to believe in that will comfort his misery, all the while "NOT A FUCKING WORD IS SPOKEN!!!" "I'll never understand you" becomes very clear and meaningful...
    Androgyneon April 26, 2013   Link

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