out of the ruins
blood grown heavy from his past
his wings stripped by thunder
but those storms keep coming back
singing birds in sickness
sing the same blues songs
when they fell out of the emptiness
they must have brought along
space's loneliness
space's loneliness
gotten so good at hiding it
even he does not admit it
that glittering flash in his eyes
makes it look like he might be alright
if the blues are you hunter
then you will come face to face
with that darkness and desolation
and the endless depression
but you are not helpless
and you are not helpless
try to beat it
try to beat it
and live through space's loneliness
and live through space's loneliness
you are not helpless
you are not helpless
i'll help you to try to beat it


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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song, and this whole album, is him trying to sing through his depression, and that's awesome. I can just imagine him saying to himself "you are not helpless. you are not helpless"
    jadyon April 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe he's gone. What a powerful song. I wish Jason would have "beat it". RIP.

    then you will come face to face
    with that darkness and desolation
    and the endless depression
    but you are not helpless
    and you are not helpless
    try to beat it
    try to beat it
    seanmallon March 19, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first time i heard this song it was really sad and depressing up until the end when there is a glimmer of hope in it that everything will be alright. it really hooked me in and makes you feel what he is singing. my favorite songs: ohia song
    dmieleron April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts definitely a sad yet hopeful song, theres something so gorgeous about it. The background voice just adds to how beautiful it is.
    loveleftneverkepton April 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    To me this song is one of the most uplifting and triumphant songs of all time! It brings me to my knees with tears of pain and then lifts me up and sets me soaring on tears of true joy, jubilant solidarity and understanding. The simple truth that we all feel pain and we all feel we can’t go on and that other humans have felt this way too and still we carry on and even thrive and that we genuinely care and want to help each other. Kindness is the most heartbreaking truth of all.
    tommyraindogson November 17, 2013   Link

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