Neer knew I could feel this way
So old and unremembered
Never thought it would slip away
And fall like September
Scale these walls in front of me
Have you ever stopped to wonder
Why they forced my voice
To turn from silence to a caterwaul?
I heard your caterwaul...

Eyes at night never see the day
Because it's not in my nature
Golden wings rise from the plane
They burn above the red earth
Scale these walls in front of me
Have you ever stopped to wonder
Why they forced your voice to turn
From silence to a caterwaul?

And what has tried to bound me
I've severed every tie
Place your arms around me
And we'll leave the rest behind

What was I to say?
How was I to know?
Was it your soft voice that said so?


Lyrics submitted by punkrockchick217

Caterwaul song meanings
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    General Commentthis song fucking rocks, but what the hell is a caterwaul (english is not my mother-tounge, i can't know everything)
    proximaon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenta shrill, dischordant sound...like a cat in heat.
    Imposs1bleon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalright. thanks :)
    trail of dead played in finland a week ago. the best fucking gig i ever saw. jason and conrad are hilarious guys....
    proximaon March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentas of right now my favorite song on the new cd. rocky
    pinkubus_floydon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDefinetly, this is the best song in "Worlds Apart".
    alexvickerson April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat one.
    but i think these lyrics are a little bit mispelled at the beginning.
    fabioon July 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt talks about letting go of something because there's nothing left. The caterwaul has to do with rising above the rest, being different. The "golden wings" could signifiy the phoenix and rebirth.

    And the contrast between caterwaul and "soft voice that said so"- a discord cry against a soft informant -is genius.
    Aabeneron September 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is a response to the events of 9/11 hense the "fall like september" verse or maybe they just use it for expression
    malleyon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh for the love of fuck! not every song is about 9/11.
    pumkinhedon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentseptember's the beginning of the fall season...
    ripelivejamon October 06, 2006   Link

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