Question...
Leapt like dog from man...
Terminate high thinking...
Known in your prophecy...

Sun... Son...
Sun it shifts, and brittleness subsides
To sleep... sleep away

One comes, the rain will always be
And things I am
Are things that should not be
They laughed at me but we never bothered

My friends and I
There were no others

Now it comes...
Bolt across the blue...
Shadows dance over the land...
Walls high, water deep
Brick and steel gathering speed
Guess it's just a feeling
...Guess it's just a feeling...

Rain may come
The rain may never be
In things you are
Are things I need to be
My friends were there but they never bothered

Now there's you and I an
There are no others

It's like when death becomes musical
...It's musical
It's like a death becomes musical
Musical

And it comes...
To make sure that he will never rise
And the groans from the bellies
Have never cried this hard
And the eyes of the wicked ones
Have never been full of dust
In the middle of the sea it waits...
...Closer...

Home, nor anywhere on Earth on that final day will anyone be apart
...one...schooled...together...
Towards the sea...
And we may drown, fly, fall from faith
...but the pain won't be realized
Because the emotions will hit as god should
And the mountains will offer no shelter
And the clouds will be no cover...
No matter where we run...
We will simply not be alone...

Don't die on me
Don't go away
When I need you here
In my need

The rain will come
The rain will always be
In things I am
Are things that have to be
My friends have come and I never bothered

Myself and I
There is no other

It's like a death becomes musical
It's musical



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    General CommentThis song is absolutely amazing. It has a very slow build-up into an astonishing eargasm. If you have the patience, this is Devin's most rewarding song. Can't even begin to interpret the meaning, though.
    manlyloveon August 15, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song convinced me that Devin has read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

    "Myself and I
    There is no other"

    Eckhart had this epiphany also through an extreme anxiety attack, almost not able to breath, saying "I can't live with myself! What? I and myself... maybe just one of them is real."

    And thus he enlightened and years later began to teach people.
    Myself and I refers to your ego and the REAL you, the calm wise watcher behind it.
    kingofkosmoson June 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo comments? Very good song.
    Anilandon April 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEpic and beautiful. Probably one of his best.
    Lateral.Uson July 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. This song is something so magnificent. Awesome.
    Velnaon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow. This song is something so magnificent. Awesome.
    Velnaon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI interpret the song as discussing death again and the feelings and meanings it has to everyone. It makes the statement that death is in the ocean, e.g. life. You cannot hide from death in a physical sense so 'mountains' will provide no safety and neither will 'clouds'. The ethereal inevitability of death will claim everyone and whether we 'drown, fly, or fall from faith' when we face it, is up to us.

    The last parts of the song are more feelings of loss and mourning for people who have died. Missing our loved ones who have died. The musical bit of death is the cascade of emotion, highs and lows, that dealing with death brings to someone. Thus death is musical, both good and bad parts of it.
    NapalmNewton October 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom SYL's Skin Me:
    "It's just a feeling I have
    It's like a feeling of death
    You can't be in it for the cash
    You must be in it for life
    And if your houes I need
    And if the payment is real
    And if your mind is at ease
    That is the death of music "
    stu19224on November 02, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'One comes, the rain will always be
    And things I am
    Are things that should not be
    They laughed at me but we never bothered

    My friends and I
    There were no others'

    This bit seems to discuss when you're younger and we rely on our friends to get us through. When we're young we don't have a sense of who we truly are. The rain suggests things will always happen, bad things, good things, because life is musical, there's a beginning and an end.
    The next refrain sorta thing:

    'Rain may come
    The rain may never be
    In things you are
    Are things I need to be
    My friends were there but they never bothered

    Now there's you and I an
    There are no others'

    This seems to deal with when you've met your significant other, and you realise the friends you thought you could rely on are gone-and you seem to focus on what you have now-which is your lover/husband/wife. The death of a friendship seemed to happen, almost musically.

    'The rain will come
    The rain will always be
    In things I am
    Are things that have to be
    My friends have come and I never bothered

    Myself and I
    There is no other'

    This bit is when you realise that you can only ever trust yourself, only ever rely on yourself because you may have friends, you may have a lover but the one person you can count on is yourself.

    The idea of music equalling emotion is hinted all the way through this song. Living is musical as things will always happen, things will always end.

    DannyLaSombraon November 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Danny, it does seem to be a progression through life and the different events; I always got the feeling listening to this song though when he repeats 'never bothered' and 'there is no other' that there was some kind of missed oppertunity. You know I've heard that when Devin finished mixing this song, he hid under his desk because he was scared of it! I think I would be too though if I wrote something this deep
    Jyekkilon April 15, 2009   Link

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