"The Canyon Behind Her" as written by Dino Campanella, Gavin Hayes, Mark Engles and Drew Roulette....
Does anybody feel this way
Does anybody feel like I do
Does anybody feel this way
Does anybody feel like I do

I built a wall
It stretched one thousand miles
Set it off
(Massacre)
It's holding up the roof
Breast feed your heart
Set it off

I saw a distant port
With no water to support
Burning the bridge between

Does anybody feel this way
Does anybody feel like I do
Does anybody feel this way
Does anybody feel like I do

Never content nor satisfied
Tensions of self
The massacre changed history
Borderline paranoia
Yelling at their own rights
Set it off

Does anybody feel this way
Does anybody feel like I do
Though half of me is gone
The lonesome heart is there

I cannot find the other half
I cannot find the other half
I cannot find the other half
I cannot find the other half


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"The Canyon Behind Her" as written by Drew Roulette Dino Campanella

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    General Commentthis song is damn great!...
    Pooploserbqon September 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me die
    miserereon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentagreed
    Jondude11on March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDregd's mastery of poetry skills and muscial accompaniment makes this the best damned song ever ^_^!!!, btw, if anyone is interested, i think that the opening is in japanese :).

    I think the song is about "buil[ding] a wall" around yourself, and not being able to break it down, because the wall supports the roof, it shelters you. Off in the distance, there is an answer, but it cannot be attained, becuase the bridge has been burned. now, you are never content with yourself, and feel like you are missing something. Like in the lyrics, it says "though half of me is gone the lonesome part is there " (amazingly beuatiful lyrics). wow.
    Killerbirdon March 31, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOn the last track of the album, "The Canyon Behind Her" there is a small

    segment of someone talking in Japanese. When translated to English, here is

    what it means:



    "this album is a dream which is created by a flying bee around a pomegranate

    just before waking up, based on the title of an old painting. I recommend

    you to listen to el cielo as you look at the painting. It is some kind of

    situation that can cause hallucination, in other words, it means that

    painting is a music. "





    If you read the album booklet with all the letters pertaining to Sleep

    Paralysis, you can look at the painting,

    dali.karelia.ru/images/works/…

    and see that the album goes along with the painting. Also, the first track

    on the CD, "Brushstroke: dcbtfoabaaposba"



    The actual title of the painting is

    "One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee

    Around a Pomegranate"



    If you change the "One Second Before Awakening" to the end, and take the

    first letter of each word, you get "dcbtfoabaaposba"
    us3d2xcesson April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOn the last track of the album, "The Canyon Behind Her" there is a small segment of someone talking in Japanese. When translated to English, here is what it means:
    "this album is a dream which is created by a flying bee around a pomegranate just before waking up, based on the title of an old painting. I recommend you to listen to el cielo as you look at the painting. It is some kind of situation that can cause hallucination, in other words, it means that painting is a music. "
    us3d2xcesson April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIf you read the album booklet with all the letters pertaining to Sleep Paralysis, you can look at the painting, dali.karelia.ru/images/works/… and see that the album goes along with the painting. Also, the first track on the CD, "Brushstroke: dcbtfoabaaposba"
    The actual title of the painting is
    "One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate"
    If you change the "One Second Before Awakening" to the end, and take the first letter of each word, you get "dcbtfoabaaposba"
    us3d2xcesson April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentEvery time I hear this CD I go into this deep state of complete inner chaos. It's not a bad chaos though. It's this wonderfully calm nothingness that I don't even think I want to find an answer to. It's just amazing how this one single band has captured that feeling. Dredg are amazing and one of the best shows I've ever had the pleasure to witness...
    geekon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdredg is the most spiritual band out there
    Jondude11on April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti believe this song is about the end of a relationship and the start of a new one. i know that sounds really corny, but i think there is some evidence of it. one of the theories behind "el cielo" to me is that there is a circle of relationships that can relate to the circle of life. the juxtaposition of "sorry but it's over" talking about the end of a relationship and "convalescent" talking about dying affirms this. this song represents the death of a relationship, but is optimistic about the beginning of a new one. "though half of me is gone, the lonesome part is left. i cannot find the other half"... after that, it sounds as if the band dropped all their instruments all of the sudden, representing death. all that's left are beautiful angelic voices, bringing the dead body up to "the sky", to prepare the start of anew, a new relationship, but shown by dredg as a new life.

    absolutely awesome theories. kick ass!
    Jondude11on October 21, 2004   Link

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