Rev high
Bend low and free the dead word
When I stand up and feel the head burst
When I stand out I'll hold it under
When I stand down I won't be down for long
Remember why you're not along

You choke
You take the dive and wonder why
You never elevated
You swallow
Your sky is dry
You're passing time alive
And medicated

A sublime death dream
Time gets to you like a lover
A broad side, full on dread
Gets to the one alone
It grabs you by the bone and swings
You up and all around

You choke
You take the dive and wonder why
You never elevated
You swallow
Your sky is dry
You're passing time alive
And medicated
You've run away from something sure
When you own your fear, feel undead
Feel undead and unlike anyone
Don't let it air out

Some will take it on the chin
I will meditate and know other lifetimes while the sun
Of almost every sorry will always find a way
Home and the way I long to live long and matter... live long in you
It doesn't matter


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    General CommentWhen the album was originally released, there was unconfirmed rumor / speculation that this song may be about the band's previous singer, Edwin. The band would play an important show, and unlike the rest of the band he would for one reason or another not perform to the best of his ability, whether due to lack of skill, preparation, personal impairment, or otherwise. Edwin then left the band, or they split mutually, so that he could pursue a solo career.

    "Remember why you're not along" could be a direct comment to their former singer;
    "You're passing time alive / And medicated" could be a jab at their lead singer's one "hit" with his solo career, the song "Alive";
    "You've run away from something sure" - I Mother Earth's popularity was taking off just before their split.

    However, publically IME's members have said nothing discouraging about Edwin in any way, so this will only remain speculation.
    OneMoreAstronauton July 16, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIm surprised there are no other comments! I am not completely sure what this song is about, but it is one of my fav IME songs! :)
    grunge_avengedon February 17, 2009   Link

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