A rising tide spent drowning in days lost to one heart's final lament.
Thrown off like grins known only to the dead.
Plastered behind scarlet eyes,
stinking of tomorrow.
I say that once a letter is written-
it's not so easily sent.

Like trying to find 2 of 3,
but settling for one of me instead.
It's a hard faith to follow:
the constant give without the take;
after the scraping through it's one less heart to break.
A head above water for the eyes held under
a lasting plea for the lost mind torn asunder.

Nothing but fair trades and farewells,
when the present tense reveals a sixth sense,
when you'd die for a word or one less empty shell.


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    General Commentrising tide, i think refers to youth. so youth spent engaged in days that are eventually lost in your hearts final regrets and mourns. billy is so deep, its gnar gnar. thats my best shot, when i saw them, he said this song is about cause and effect decision making. whatever that means
    killercliffon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfucking amazing. this song is self-explanatory(as with all songs in my opinion..) and has multiple meanings(to each his own..)but on some parts..(once a letter is written it's not so easily sent..)which i think talks about miscommunication or how hard it is sometimes for somebody to communicate what's really on their minds; and the part where he sings 'like trying to find 2 of 3, but settling for one of me instead' i think means that some people only appreciate what they like about a certain person and not the person as a whole(fuck them, i say..) ; these parts i like the most
    kensingtonon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh..and good fucking tune too.
    kensingtonon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh..and good fucking tune too.
    kensingtonon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFair trades and farewells is my favorite Hot cross cd hands down. The perfect medium between Cryonics and Risk Revival, it's awesome.
    chris-jerichoon March 14, 2007   Link

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