Oh my God, hand us down our ribbons.
You death defier you.
Far from fear, we are.
Adrift and gone.
After the fallout, after a million miles.
Adrift is the reason for the rain and we're in the undertow.
Stop dancing around, in stories untold.
The wind has conquered the whole heart,
Sewing the insecure thread of reason.

I'll burn what it takes, drown what it takes.
We're not going down with this ship.
I burned 41 hills for the love of academic ability.
That exceeds the love of searching for the truth.
We comprehend a massive array.



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    General CommentI love the ending riffs for this song. Rock on Norma Jean!

    AceXVI
    AceXVIon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this has to do with the insecure knowlege and lack of the unknown. lack of searching for the truth and this is the result of a sinking ship.

    I've burned 41 hills for the love of academic ability... this might have to do with more and more people looking for work and abilities that might help in this world as far as skills or worldly desires for prosperity. We forget the greater questions of where we come form and why we are here. this is my take anyway.
    niceguyposeon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of the greatest songs ever, the slide is amazing in this song, god bless norma!
    babaslahon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere's a missing lyric here. At the end he screams:

    We comprehend a massive array, can we comprehend simplicity?
    Furious Angelon August 20, 2008   Link

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