"The Heart And The Shape" as written by Steven Holt, Brock Lindow, Thomas Noonan and Mick Whitney....
Just went through your eyes,
And the battle was fine.
Couldn't stand to see you streaming.
Now I realize that I might have been
Part of the reason for your frowning.

And so I grey the heart and the shape,
That look that you gave, staring.
At empty help me back to awake.
And so I grey the heart and the shape.

Now the bottle plays a little factor.
Not the way I used to be, thankfully.
I was disguising a different matter,
Now I engage in everything, infinity.

Help me back to awake.
There were sentences with no direction,
Those are pieces that I put away.
There is sadness in the reflection,
One long look is all that it takes.


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"The Heart and the Shape" as written by Mick Whitney Brock Lindow

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    General CommentThis song is about a drinking problem that Brock, the singer, used to have. It's about looking back at the problem, and how he is glad he's gotten over it.
    friedfrognutson April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah maybe, but to me it can be about anything that you wish you hadn't had a hand in. drugs or just selfishness but i like how there seems to be hope for redemption
    cyanide2060on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYep definetly with the whole alcohol addiction thing. Great song. I think that it also talks about others - depression, smoking and alcohol

    On the first paragraph..eyes are like the window to the soul.. streaming might have described the part where the eyes are streaming with tears.. so he meant that he couldn't stand himself crying. Maybe it's depression

    I think that when he taks about 'greying' the heart, maybe he's talking about smoking and how the lungs would fill up with tar and other shit from the chemicals and how disgusting and harmful it is to the body. Or maybe it's about depression. And kinda like the last part too

    Yeah I think it talks about trying to get out of depression..through alcohol
    sainton March 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI see somebody trying to get out of depression. i love this song.
    heaven1712on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentvery good song. One of this bands best.
    linkinpark8474on December 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHm. I always thought there was another person involved. Deffinitely has to do with a past drinking problem... but there still seems to be more to it.
    cloudunderon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with cloudunder. Maybe he's had a drink problem and connected to that he has killed someone or seriously hurt someone and he is looking back on it horrified.
    Nymphetamineaddicton March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentruijvokfph.
    This song made me fall inlove with this band.
    generationnon April 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Just went through your eyes,
    and the battle was fine.
    Couldn't stand to see you streaming.
    Now I realize that I might have been
    part of the reason for your frowning."

    Brock says that he sees tears in the eyes of his partner. And he realises that he is part of the reason for her sadness.

    "Now the bottle plays a little factor.
    Not the way I used to be, thankfully.
    I was disguising a different matter.
    Now I engage in everything, infinity..."

    Here he talks about a drinking problem and says that he regrets that he feels everything so strongly: "Now I engage in everything"

    "Help me back to awake.
    Help me back to awake.
    There were sentences with no direction,
    those are pieces that I put away.
    There is sadness in the reflection,
    one long look is all that it takes."

    This shows that the previously mentioned events are now part of the past. Looking back at them, he regrets them deeply, but he knows that it is time to move on; to put those pieces away and move on.

    "And so I grey the heart and the shape.
    That look that you gave, staring.
    At empty help me back to awake.
    And so I grey the heart and the shape."

    Making your heart grey in this sense means that you make your heart stronger. We are all confronted with death and tragedy in our lives and we all have trouble dealing with it. And that's why Brock wishes to grey the heart and the shape.
    ::Drummer::on July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentImmense!
    red_dead_headon October 30, 2006   Link

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