"Schism" as written by and Maynard James/jones Keenan....
I know the pieces fit 'cause I watched them fall away
Mildewed and smoldering, fundamental differing
Pure intention juxtaposed will set two lover's souls in motion
Disintegrating as it goes testing our communication

The light that fueled our fire then has burned a hole between us so
We cannot see to reach an end crippling our communication

I know the pieces fit 'cause I watched them tumble down
No fault, none to blame, it doesn't mean I don't desire
To point the finger, blame the other, watch the temple topple over
To bring the pieces back together, rediscover communication

The poetry that comes from the squaring off between
And the circling is worth it
Finding beauty in the dissonance

There was a time that the pieces fit, but I watched them fall away
Mildewed and smoldering, strangled by our coveting
I've done the math enough to know the dangers of our second guessing
Doomed to crumble unless we grow and strengthen our communication

(Cold, cold, cold) Cold silence has
A tendency to
Atrophy any
Sense of compassion

Between supposed lovers
Between supposed lovers

I know the pieces fit
I know the pieces fit
I know the pieces fit
I know the pieces fit
I know the pieces fit
I know the pieces fit
I know the pieces fit
I know the pieces fit


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"Schism" as written by Daniel Carey Adam Jones

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    My InterpretationThis is a pretty strait forward piece If you have ever been in the situation before. When you can't seem to come to any sort of agreement with a loved one and it tears you apart. You can see the series of events that lead up to the situation at hand, but you can't change them. You watch yourself fit into the puzzle and start pointing the finger and blaming the other. You watch your communication start to "mildew and smolder" as you have lost touch with how to be open and honest with each other. You resent each other as well as yourslefs because you see you are doing the same.

    Cold silence has a tendency to atrophy sense of compassion

    Growing cold and bitter. This is when you begin to establish a rot in the foundation of your relationship. From here on out we are "Doomed to crumble unless we grow, and strengthen our communication"
    psillypsymunon March 24, 2012   Link

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