"Act III: Modulate Back To The Tonic" as written by and Green Tsagakis....
(I’ve been trapped here for one hundred years
Blood, women and drink have been my only vessels on this vessel
Isn’t there a way out, now?
Brave friend horizon, bring me back to fourteen)

There’s a million ways out of the city
I don’t know one
His way was to pursue birds, with food in their mouths
Suitable for humans, snatching from them.
Then the birds would follow and snatch it back
And they would all be singing to each other gaily for miles
Parting at last with mutual expressions of goodwill
“Save him, save him”, they cried
Looking with horror at the cruel sea far below

We’re hanging from our ankles
We’re hanging from this spot
We're hanging from our ankles
...from this spot
My hand brings you back up on to dreary land,
to (?)form our end, form...(?)

(I’ve been trapped here for one hundred years
Blood, women and drink have been my only vessels on this vessel
Isn’t there a way out, now?
Brave friend horizon, bring me back to fourteen)

Indeed, a million golden arrows were pointing it out to children
All directed by their friendly sign, who wanted them to destroy their way
Before leaving them for the night.
In an unexplored patch as they rose and they spread,
Black shadows began to dawn on them.
The roar of the seas took prey, this is quite different now
And above all, we’d lost the certainty that you would live
When at last it had been steady again, he found himself alone in the darkness.

We’re hanging from our ankles
(is this exactly what you wished for?)
We’re hanging from this spot
()
We’re hanging from our ankles
(is this exactly what you wished for?)
…hanging from this spot


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Act III: Modulate Back To The Tonic song meanings
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    General Commentsmoking gun that was a great idea but with alternating it all the way through, some parts didn't make sense.

    I tired it on my own and found a pattern - The numbers stand for the line and the letter for whether it's from the frist verse or second.

    [1A] There’s a million ways out of the city,
    [2A] I don’t know one.
    [1B] Indeed, a million golden arrows were pointing it out to children
    [2B] All directed by their friendly son, who wanted them to be sure of their way.

    [3A] His way was to pursue birds, with food in their mouths,
    [4A] suitable for humans, snatching from them.
    [5A] Then the birds would follow and snatch it back
    [6A] and they would all be chasing each other gaily for miles
    [7A] Parting at last with mutual expressions of goodwill

    [3B] Before leaving them for the night,
    [4B] in an unexplored patch as they rose and they spread,
    [5B] black shadows began to dawn on them.
    [6B] The roar of the seas took prey, this is quite different now,
    [7B] and above all, we’d lost the certainty that you would live

    [8A] “Save him, save him”, they cried
    [9A] Looking with horror at the cruel sea far below.
    [8B] When at last it had been steady again
    [9B] he found himself alone in the darkness.
    x.dysfunctional.xon September 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat the guy talking in the background says is from peter pan the book
    DrnkEnuf2DrvUHmon February 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat part is from peter pan?
    the "i've been trapped in vessels.." or the other verses?
    albertoabc123on March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"There’s a million ways out of the city
    I don’t know one
    His way was to pursue birds, with food in their mouths
    Suitable for humans, snatching from them.
    Then the birds would follow and snatch it back
    And they would all be singing to each other gaily for miles
    Parting at last with mutual expressions of goodwill
    “Save him, save him”, they cried
    Looking with horror at the cruel sea far below"

    and

    "Indeed, a million golden arrows were pointing it out to children
    All directed by their friendly sign, who wanted them to destroy their way
    Before leaving them for the night.
    In an unexplored patch as they rose and they spread,
    Black shadows began to dawn on them.
    The roar of the seas took prey, this is quite different now
    And above all, we’d lost the certainty that you would live
    When at last it had been steady again, he found himself alone in the darkness."

    fantasticfiction.co.uk/etexts/…
    theseventhyearon April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk I know this has nothing to do ith the content of the song and that every one probably already knows this. But the vocalist for this band is in like 20 other bands. Ok maybe not 20 but three popular bands. Well i would have liked it if he had stayed in Saosin but thats just my opinion.
    farewellregreton April 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe the song has something to do with Peter Pan and how Wendy eventually wanted to go home. "Brave friend horizon, bring me back to fourteen" I think that talks about how she wants to fly back home (their home number on their street was 14). So I guess it's about being stuck somewhere you want to get out of?

    Just a guess. Love the song, and the band is amazing. I give props to the person who saw that some of the lyrics were from Peter Pan, and thanks to whoever posted them.
    drmmrgrlon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Indeed, a million golden arrows were pointing it out to children
    All directed by their FRIEND THE SUN, who wanted them to BE SURE OF their way
    Before leaving them for the night.
    In an unexplored patch as they rose and they spread,
    Black shadows began to dawn on them.
    The roar of the seas took prey, this is quite different now
    And above all, we’d lost the certainty that you would live
    When at last it had been steady again, he found himself alone in the darkness."
    OnlyTheCloudson November 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbring me back to fourteen

    wrong

    bring me back to port (its in the booklet in the story)

    We’re hanging from our ankles
    We’re hanging from this spot
    We're hanging from our ankles

    sorry wrong again

    We’re hanged from our ankles
    We’re hanged from this foam
    We're hanged from our ankles

    eh really lyrics dont really matter just read the story its awesome!
    luckofloveon January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe guy's voice (when he is singing) is identical to the vocalist in The Get Up Kids(disbanded).
    Bejiitaon March 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentidk if anyone had said this yet, but in the last chorus, the back ups are

    this is exactly what you wisher for!
    Underneath it all!
    Turquoiseyeson March 28, 2006   Link

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