"Silhouette" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
Your eyes followed me here
Your eyes seamless and sure
The leave me broken and in need of a cure

Your eyes followed me hear
Your eyes sifting my soul
They leave me broken hands, those diamonds

They lace me along
Giving synapse of white lines
Then chasing the dawn
Story book syntax

Your eyes slit the throat of all I know
About myself and this life
Silhouette lies

And your eyes speaking in tongues
Vigilant still filling my lungs
Testing my will
They leave me broken and bruised and bleeding

Your eyes resting in flame
Leaving me breathless again
Like hydrogen speak on fault lines
Or dead, kissing me with exposure to radon

Your eyes slit the throat of all I know
About myself and this life
Silhouette lies

Your eyes, your eyes
Speaking in tongues
Vigilant still, lead our way
Filling my lungs
Testing my will

You slit the throat, of all I know
About myself and this life
Silhouette lies

You slit my throat
Because I know
That this life is a lie
So slit my throat


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28

"Silhouette" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentHey guys, great posts. Here's some help:

    This song is about how the eyes of a girl represent to him the eyes of God. The most obvious nature of God is holiness. And if you haven't noticed already, many thrice songs express the idea of HOLINESS BEING DANGEROUS. holiness is a force that refines, that cuts at you, that radiates into you and through you, that sacrifices the bad parts of you and kills them. It tests you, tests your will, looks deeply into you for imperfections and helps you see yourself as what you are: a sinner who doesn't deserve eternally life, because anything that is impure cannot live forever. That is obvious in chemistry, and physics, and in the Greek philosophical Platonic ideas of perfect "forms" that were faultless versions of earthly realities.

    The eyes come at him speaking in tongues, burning in fire yet not burning itself, like the bush moses encountered. filled with the spirit, consuming him, hurting him, etc. "help me draw the dagger deeper" from IC means, help kill my impure nature and crucify it on the cross with Jesus. you have to understand the bible to understand these lyrics. HOLINESS HURTS. you stare at it too long and you will go blind, you will crack your teeth on pearls on its wisdom, you will take calculated risks (danger) to bless his name, you will smash your fists in mirrors trying to search for it. The eyes rest in flame and look at him, piercing his soul.

    whenever you deal with God's holiness you will get hurt. its scary. but he also will heal you. he'll strike you deep and true but then you'll have new life later. its like surgery.
    eternalstokeon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti just think of it as him being so entranced with a girl, and her eyes speak truths to him that he otherwise couldn't see...her eyes (her spirit, this girl in general) give him a new perspective on the rest of the world. a parallel to that would be if you were to see a beautiful landscape or an incredible piece of artwork, or fall in love with a person as he has, and then you may try to find that beauty and amazing quality in the rest of the world, but you find that nothing that profound exists there. you can only see it in this artwork or this person. make sense?
    mourningthebestofmeon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI dont care what any of you say, Thrice is still great no matter what they do. This song is a masterpeice. Its about a test or something I think, in each verse theres a diffirent meaning in some way. I'll analyze later. But anyway, a fantastic song.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron June 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentcould this be about someone who has been trusted deeply and then betrays them so much that it changes the way they see everything. saying how their eyes are speaking in tongues...it just seems that he can read in her eyes that she has betrayed him..and that his view on life and trust can never be the same....reminds me of my ex g/f... anyway thats just my opinion..
    satan_is_a_squirrelon June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI still haven't heard this song yet, but the lyrics are just amazing.
    QuickEnoughon June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't wait... the new cd's almost here!
    heartcoreon July 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBack after the downtime. In the insert Dustin says its about his girlfriend or something like that. He says that he wrote the lyrics to this song on the back of a painting he painted for his girlfriend, who I think is now his wife.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song...effing great lyrics.
    killstaron May 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe original lyrics were about his girlfriend-now-wife (shadley). But once he added the "slit my throat" part it was no longer about her. From what I can tell the song is about temptation from the devil and how difficult it is to avoid it.
    DEADBOLT03on May 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI had no idea what this song could have mean't.
    HyBriDJoKeRon May 18, 2004   Link

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