Surface, through the circuits, breaker breaker. Someone's calling but there's no one on the line. Positive, negative, negative, Breaker breaker. These wires are live, these wires are merging with the circuits, Breaker, breaker. Broken fuses spark, lighting, illuminating their blacked out eyes. Fading out...Father son and holy ghost...you can't find us in the dark. You can't save us when wires are cut. Houses haunted hurt the most. Vulnerability is created and defined by the night. Fall is getting closer. Ruled by the moon. Now that we're hiding in the darkness holding hands, now as we pray, as we are prey. Lead the way. Don't leave me bound here in desire, lead the way forever is too long to wait.

Time keeps on pulling the seconds away, preaching abandonment, intentions remain to embrace the sweet impossible. Time succumbs to the rhythm of a slowly fading pulse. Lights from flashlights flash on breakers, loose connections connected tight. Symmetry described by the minds intent. Eleven birds of prey take flight. Asymmetrical equations, borne to lack diurnal sight. Brown eyes begging her consent. White old woman of the night:

Right behind the lightening staring past the rain. Running down the red clay. Time succumbs to the rhythm of a slowly fading pulse...


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    General CommentI think this is about religion. How you always seem to pray and noone seems to answer.
    "Someone's calling but there's no one on the line"
    Praying to an unseen god, and not ever getting a response

    "father son and holy ghost, you cant find us in the dark"
    talking about religious figures not being able to retrieve someone once they've turned bad..thanks to the miscommunication

    "now as we pray, we are prey"
    becoming so naive as to expect your life to be saved once you pray
    "lead the way, forever is too long to wait"
    seems like forever before you get an answer, if any

    "time keeps pulling the seconds away, preaching abandonment.."
    losing hope that there is a god, because lack of contact
    "intentions remain to embrace the sweet impossible"
    but yet people still pray and glorify this unseen god, whom most others think is a fairy tale

    "time succumbs to the rhythm of a slowly fading pulse"
    time stops to the rhythm of a slowly fading pulse..basically you pray for so long, until you die almost, never receiving and answer..

    "loose connections connected tight"
    quite paradoxial as it may seem, showing that no matter what other people say to the people who devote their lives to some religion, the people who live for the religion are still devoted, even though the others see it as a faulty and obviously loose belief

    the rest is pretty much filler lyrics, i guess. white old woman of the night really has no meaning in my meaning interpretation..
    halobreakon November 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentone more thing..the stuff about owls..
    owls are nocturnal, they can see in the night, so basically..
    those who are from the night (darkness/evil?) or who have "sinned", can see the ideals of a religion better than those who are simply conformant believers
    halobreakon November 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe above poster is completely wrong.

    this song is about being in georgia and talking to your family and distant friends (particualary dad and a girl) on the phone in other states through difficult times.

    eleven owls have eyes is about the clarity of insomnia.
    waxchriston June 14, 2006   Link

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