"And The Hero Will Drown" as written by and Adam/phillips Russell....
The night will come
And rip away,
Her wings of innocence through every word we say
Maybe it's time,
To spit out the core of our rotting union
Hopefully before it chokes
Us to our senses.

Guess it's too bad,
That everything we have
Is taken away.

Swim in the smoke
The hero will drown
Intoxicating beauty tears everything down
But still our hands are
Bound at the wrist
This romantic tragedy is suffocating from your fist,
In a sea of fire.

Guess its to bad,
That everything we have
Is taken away.

Hero, hero, this word you'll never know

Guess it's to bad
That everything we have
Is taken away.
Away, away, away. They're taking it away


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"And the Hero Will Drown" as written by Dan Marsala Adam Russell

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  • +2
    General Comment......he said its from the game "need for speed: underground" wa jeez :/
    strummn4jesuson June 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbest song ever, sty kicks ass
    StoryoftheMonthon July 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentstory of the years awesome!!
    txblondieon October 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is simply about a guy who's loosing control over his relationship. The guy is a Hero because he tries to save the relationship but fails ( The hero will drown) And he will never succeed ( Hero- this word you'll never know) The girl avoids the problem constantly so when he talks to her he rips her innocence by facing the problem.
    skizoon February 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it is about a relationship.

    ------'The night will come and rip away her wings of innocence through every word we say' I think means that the guy tries to talk to her about their problems and she pushes away. 'Maybe it's time to spit out the core of our rotting union hopefully before it chokes us to our senses' means he their messed up relationship (the core of rotting union) needs to be 'spit out' (ended) 'before it chokes us to our senses' which means that if they stay together things might get worse, physically or verbally.

    ------'Guess it's too bad that everything we had was taken away' means that he sort of regrets their relationship ending and sort of not regretting it ending.

    ------'Swim in the smoke' is like him trying to find the truth through all the lies. 'The hero will drown' is their relationship coming to an end because he couldn't fix them. 'Intoxicating beauty tears everything down' is her completely ruining their relationship. 'But still our hands are bound at the wrist' means that all though they are broken up they can't forget about what happened. 'This romantic tragedy is suffocating from your fist in a sea of fire' means that she ended ended it all when she hit him in a 'sea of fire' meaning a rage of anger.

    ------'Hero, hero this word you'll never know' means that she will never understand what she did wrong and how to fix that problem.

    But, that's just my opinion and I think that we all are basically saying the same thing.
    blueeyedjuly7on July 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe night will come
    And rip away,
    Her wings of innocence through every word we say
    .........
    (One day, when we someone musters up enough courage
    to confront her about her wrongdoing, she won't seem so
    innocent.)

    Maybe it's time,
    To spit out the core of our rotting union
    Hopefully before it chokes
    Us to our senses.
    ............
    (Maybe now is the time to confront her about the
    main source of the problem; and quickly before we
    go blinded, deafened, and muted from the roots of
    the truth)

    Guess it's too bad,
    That everything we have
    Is taken away.
    ...........
    (Since nobody can address the problem, everything
    that we own will be hers)

    Swim in the smoke
    The hero will drown
    Intoxicating beauty tears everything down
    ..........
    (We now have nothing, even for one who finally chose
    to confront her, has now given in to her beauty)

    But still our hands are
    Bound at the wrist
    This romantic tragedy is suffocating from your fist,
    In a sea of fire.
    ...........
    (The problem was never resolved, so the problem got worse.
    We now linger in the void of
    surrender and weakness unable to resist; for she is in control of our every move.
    We are doomed.)

    Hero, hero, this word you'll never know
    ...........
    (No one is worthy enough to put a halt to this chaos)
    Jaylen1994on October 07, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song, was on Need For Speed: Underground.
    AudiLuvaon May 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha whoa did you just call SOTY underground??? doubtful!
    a toy planeon June 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the "I guess it's too bad"

    Like yeah... sure, I guess I'm sorry. Maybe.

    Awesome song
    prayingmantis84on October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe hero gave up and took the easy way out, and i think thats what this song is about.
    the_endofmeon November 24, 2004   Link

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