"The Melting Point of Wax" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
I've waited for this moment
All my life and more
And now I see so clearly
What I could not see before.
The time is now or never
This chance won't come again
Throw caution and myself to the wind.

There's no promise of safety with these secondhand wings
But I'm willing to find out what impossible means.
A leap of faith.

Parody of an angel
Miles above the sea
I hear the voice of reason
Screaming up to me
"You flew too high, for now your too close to the sun
Soon your makeshift wings will come undone"

But how will I know limits from life if I never try?

There's no promise of safety with these secondhand wings
But I'm willing to find out what impossible means.
Climb to the heavens on feathers and dreams
Because the melting point of wax means nothing to me.
Nothing to me
Nothing to me

I will touch the sun or I will die trying.
Die trying.

Fly on these secondhand wings
Willing to find out what impossible means
Climb to the heavens on feathers and dreams
Because the melting point of wax means nothing to me
Nothing to me
Means nothing to me
Miles above the sea.


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"The Melting Point of Wax" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General Commentwell it is heavily influenced by the greek myth about icarus. but there are differences. in the myth icarus had too much pride and he became cocky because he could fly. and thats how he died. apparently thrice adapted the myth to their own version of constantly starving for knowledge. knowledge is the basis of most myths must i remind you. the song talks about wanting to know more, doing something nobody has ever done before. doing something others consider impossible and proving to the world that you could do it, even though it cost you your life. it is also about someone so infatuated by the idea of doing that "impossible" something they forget about the risks, they lose their mind, become obsessed
    veryproudofya310on December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFor those of you who don't know, this song is about the Greek myth of the boy and his dad who were in prison, and his dad made him wings of wax, and told him not too fly too close to the sun. He forgot his dad's warning and took off anyways, the lyrics "Climb to the heavens on feathers and dreams, because the melting point of wax means nothing to me" are TOTALLY gorgeous. Awesome song!
    NaMeLesson April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe name of the story is acarius.i think that is the way u spell it. sorry if not. but yeah great song.it is pretty mush saying to take risks and go fot it.
    LPJ0K3Ron April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIcarus, actually.

    And I think they used the myth as a frameword to write a song about breaking thier own boundaries. He wants to know what his limitations are... it's a metaphor.

    Still. It's my favorite song on the album.
    prayingmantis84on April 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIts actually about the greek myth Icarus ( i think thats how its spelled. The "artist" is offered a one time chance and realize that he must take it, or it will be forever lost. He realizes that he could fail and is able to come to grips with that and chance it all. "a leap of faith" As in the myth the boy ignores the warnings of his father and attempts to escape a life that is imprisoning and restraining him in order to reach the "sun" or the impossible. The melting point of wax means nothing to me, the sun will not stop him from achieving his dreams. By escaping what is restrainging him, he is able to become a better artist.
    Akeatingon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDustin has infused the myth of Icarus (from the flight of Icarus) and used it as a metaphor to emphasize the focus of the song (TAKING RISKS). It's mainly aimed towards the criticism they recieved/their decision to sign with Island. It's about striving to the most ultimate and extreme limits to reach your goal, regardless of the consequnces and showing no fear in doing so < There's no promise of safety with these secondhand wings But im willing to find out what impossible means. I'll climb through the heavens on feathers and Dreams. But The melting point of wax means nothing to me> They know there's risks involved and the possible consequences, but they can achieve it by overcoming all the criticism and doubt surrounding them because no matter what it results in, no matter what it takes, it'll be nothing without giving it their damned best shot. < How will I know limits from lies if I never try? >
    Where's the sense in failing knowing that you havent tried and tested your limits to the max? Better failing having tried, than having done nothing at all.

    I can't really explain it well, but If you grasp the basic concept then it's not at all difficult to analyze.
    T&Con April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthas got to be one of my favorite songs on the album hands down...a song that basically states with help of a myth mixed with metaphor-NO GUTS NO GLORY...
    sumimasen08on June 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree, its definitely the best song on the cd
    DarkEternalon October 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentVery, very impresive interpretation veryproudofya, I got nearly the exact same meaning from it.
    TylerP119on December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song has got to be the best on the cd. 'I will touch the sun or die trying' pretty much says it in a nutshell- Prove yourself in every way you can because you never know when your last chane will be.
    kissxonxaxfrownon December 14, 2004   Link

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