"Vanishing" as written by and Maynard James/howerdel Keenan....
Disappear
Disappear
Higher
Higher
Into the air
Slowly disappear
No, no longer here

Disappear
Disappear
Thinner, thinner
Into the air

Never really here
Wasn't ever

Like a thought
Brushing up against a sigh

Floating away
Floating away

Vanishing like a cyan Sunday
Disappear
Disappear
Vanish, vanish into the air
Slowly disappear
Never really here

Floating away
Floating away


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"Vanishing" as written by Maynard James Keenan Billy Howerdel

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  • +5
    General Commentare you kidding jimmy? Do all songs need to have a page full of lyrics or be hard e'nuf to knock some shit into your pants to be good? This is one of my favorite songs on the cd. Everytime I hear it I get chills. It's just an all around amazing song. I get so many different things out of this song I'm not even going to post any. CRAZY AWESOME SONG!!!
    DeftoNeR4Lifeon April 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, this song is about losing yourself. It's about realizing that you've become cold, distant, empty, and numb- the realization that you've been fading for a while, but only just noticing it. A subtle, sick emptiness eating away at you. It's about being unable to stop yourself from fading.
    But then again, that's just me.
    Beautiful song, one of thier best, in my opinion.
    Aranython December 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song fucking rocks.. i get chills when i hear it.
    the first time i ever heard it, i imagined a little kid walking in a field, and he has a red balloon on a string with him, and he accidentally lets go. (and if thats ever happened to you before, its like you cant break eye contact with it until its no longer visible.. its just cool to watch it float higher and higher and it makes you wonder how far it can go....) well yeah i picture that. eh, might sound wierd...oh well *shrugs*
    Evanescence1Fanon February 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUmm... am I the only one who thinks it's about drugs?
    Smoke. Like, once it's gone, there's no evidence. You burn the evidence. And when you're, like, outside, it just lifts up and becomes the air. It can't be traced. The government can't run programs and tracers and blah-blah-blah. It's true freedom. It's the heart of freedom. Once the smoke's gone, it's just... gone.
    GAMEchiefon July 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthats also the brilliant thing about maynard when u hear his music it paints an image in ur head. hes a true poet and artist
    Maynard-Fanon July 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKeenan has said the album is about addiction, maybe not all necessarily about drug addiction but this song definitely.
    Anyone who ever smoked opium would see this connection. The color of the smoke rising and disappears. The languid mood and tone of the song wafts like a drug induced eyes-open dream.
    FLWBon January 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is obvious dealing with the insights, and vibrating on a higher leve
    pointoffailureon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh, I wouldn't say 'obviously,' but perhaps that's what it is..... I know I have no frickin clue.
    ObsessiveTendencieson April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is more of a enlightenment, feeling the world is not as real as we make out, the feeling of something better. possible even someone commiting suicide and feeling the release of pain.
    temporary_sedativeon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the first song they played in concert...maynard was in some orange ball or some shit...it was fuckin awesome...i never liked this song until i heard it live
    Melangeon April 12, 2004   Link

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