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Our skin worn thin
Our bones exposed
Life reduced to ticks

From forest caves and azure skies
We crashed upon this earth
The years they passed and so did we
But resistance would be brought


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    General Commentmy thoughts on this are that it is about humanity. when he says 'life reduced to ticks', i think it means that life has been reduced to watching time go by.. 'the years they passed and so did we'.. people have come, people have gone. time wears us down, and shows us who we are. 'our bones exposed'. yet time is not the only thing that wore is down. we fought it. 'yet resistance would be brought'.
    virionspiralon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe word that most describes this song to me is Epic. To me it tells the story of something very old, ancient. It has endured the ages, covered the earth. It feels as though they somewhat played a backseat role, 'watching' the world around them. And they watched other's. Things that wore down their skin to their bones, supressing their life. But in the end these entities will come from their hiding and retaliate. I'm most likely wrong about what I've written, but it is just my opinion. To me this seems like a small part of a large tale, almost tolkienesque.
    Viscuson December 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me this is about how everyone is born into a doomed world/life. in a way, we are all sort of like inmates in a prison: we can't leave the earth, but we can see the world (universe) beyond the prison walls. we aren't even sure if their is a prison guard (god) watching us in the panoptican tower. our only option is to survive and see it through to the end, whether good or bad.
    AKAtheREDon June 25, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionISIS and many other post-metal bands are seemingly able to almost channel ancient stories and emotions through their music.

    Their music is much bigger than they are, it puts me in moods that I can only attain through listening to their albums.
    Landaddyon April 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAll the things that Isis have supposedly achieved, all the work they have put into their music and all the people they have influenced, is all insignificant. Yes, they are an amazing band, but over time everything and everyone is forgotten. 'The years they passed and so did we' - yes, they've passed on just as everything else has, just as we all will. We are all nothing. Our impact is nil. In a million years time, none of us or anything we have contributed to the world will be remembered. That's what this song means.
    palomiteon May 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhhuughgghhgaahh********

    nothing but pleasure. this band is so undoubtedly amazing, i can't even comprehend their existence most days of the week.
    d_lacyon March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou can say that again :)
    dollarsandcentson April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentconsidering how long this song is, there are very very few lyrics lol fucking intense band, panopticon is one of my top albums of '04, kicks ass.
    horror showon May 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhy isn't panopticon more well-known? i've had it for only a week or two now and i can't get these songs out of my head, they are absolutely amazing. syndic calls is my fave.
    dnarmstron June 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsyndic calls is one of the most amazing songs i've ever heard....it drives me crazy though that i can't find the lyrics to it. Anyone know where i can find panopticon lyrics or at least lyrics to that one song?
    DArKWoLFx11on August 22, 2005   Link

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