he torture won't part you
Motherly breast won't warm you
You fail and foam from your mouth
why is it so loud, this sound?

All the sense your are capable of
does not seem to save you
You heed the glance of a smile
Was it impossible to float for a while?

Restless is carrying fever
burning you to pieces
In search and need of a friend
Will I bow down to this in the end?

I lay in the hands of my maker
and I want to spend the rest of it awake
Why do I get the feeling they'll brake it
It's a fight... it's a fight...

The torture won't part you
Mothers lap can't seem to warm you
You strain, you climb up and frown
Why is it so loud, This down?

All the sense you are capable of
does not seem to save you
You heed the glance of a smile
Was it impossible to float for a while?

I lay in the hands of my maker
And I want to spend the rest of it awake
Why do I get the feeling they'll brake it
It's a fight... it's a fight



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    General CommentI met anneke last week, during an acoustic show with danny cavanagh in Brazil. I asked her about the lyrics of 2 the gathering songs and Amity is one of then. She saids amity is about a fake friendship, about one person that cheats and lies and is extremely critical. She said that's a little bit ironic lyric too, and it's a "kind of" Elèanor (song from Mandylion Album). And she's extremely sweet and amazing with all fans that asks about her lyrics =)

    lcarvalho03on June 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwas it impossibLe to fLoat for a whiLe?
    by the way,i canT understand, why isn't Broken GLass here :| the most beautifuL song of gathering.
    buTTerfLieon February 16, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that by mentioning "motherly breast" or "mother's lap" people automatically will think of a mother-baby relationship. But I think that's just a metaphor, I think the song is about someone dealing with a drug addiction. The first paragraph simply exposes that the person is too numb to feel even pain, yet wouldn't be able to find comfort like he did when he was a baby, or the way most children find comfort during their early years.
    "All the sense your are capable of does not seem to save you" may refer to the person being aware that his drug addiction problem is affecting him, yet he has no will to stop it.
    "You heed the glance of a smile" may refer to his own smile, and the medium to get to it is the drug, but then he questions himself "Was it impossible to float for a while?" as in "did I really need to get to this point? did I really need to do this?"
    Then he turns to religion as a way to redeem himself, and he wants to spend the rest of it "awake" or "clean", he get's the feeling they'll brake it, stop his addiction, but he knows it's a struggle.
    Idk, maybe my interpretation of the lyric is too literal, there might be more to it. But also the title "Amity" could be directed to the subject's relationship to both his drug and religion.
    Lain-Lusciouson November 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about a sick fussy baby. It won't stop crying (why is it so loud, this sound) so the mom tries to shove her breast into it's mouth to get it to shut the hell up but that doesn't work (mother's breast won't warm you). Perhaps she has problems lactating in which case she must be out of formula. She could be out of formula because she is a heroin addict like you see on that tv show interventions. She spends all her money on drugs so the baby is sick and hungry. The child does try heed the glance of the mother's smile but the noise persists.
    The songs switches narrators as other of annekes lyrics have done before. The child is fighting sleep while lying in it's mother's arms.
    The mother gets frustrated and drops the baby and that is why she asks if it was impossible to float for a while.
    ok I don"t really believe the last thing nor do I believe in a supreme being. HA the jokes on you there is no god.
    scateateron December 21, 2007   Link

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