"Settle For Satin" as written by and Mathew Thomas Skiba Derek R Grant....
It's not so much a storm
But just a cloud that lives inside of me
He doesn't disturb so easily these days
But when he wakes he goes the distance.

In a marathon it takes too long
Open containers that sing songs
You'll never dream again
But you can pray

I guess we only settle in to what we know
I guess we always settle in, we know.
But there is comfort in a world
Where darkness is the only thing we see

And cold is all we have to breathe
Where expectations keep us company
With the light we take to the outside
Will it die? I somehow hide of out control.
(we lost control).

It's not about the sky
Or the clouds that walk all over me
They don't give up too easily these days
But when they break they go to pieces.

For a pond blood here in north set barns
Under a sky that knows no stars
You'll never shine again
But you will stay.


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"Settle for Satin" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General CommentAs one of the oldest Alk3 fans (in age), this song is about settling. Basically, the older you get, the more you realize how people settle for something less than they imagined they ever would. How many people stay in relationships or jobs or cities - because it's 'comfortable'. And that is all they have known? I see it everyday everywhere. People giving up on dreams and faking it (affectations) because it's easier to settle than to get what you really want. Think about it.

    Fyi -- here are the lyrics from the CD liner:

    SETTLE FOR SATIN

    It's not so much a storm
    But just a cloud that lives inside of me
    He doesn't stir so easily these days
    But when he wakes he goes the distance
    In a marathon of days too long
    Open containers that sing songs
    You'll never dream again but you can pray

    I guess we all settle in to what we know
    I guess we always settle in, we know
    That there is comfort in our world
    Where darkness is the only thing we see
    And cold is all we have to breathe
    Where affectations keep us company
    Where the lies we tell to eyes that roll in doubt
    Are somehow out of our control

    It's not about the scars
    But more the crowds that walk all over me
    They don't give up too easily these days
    But when they break they go to pieces
    Fall apart right here in North Side bars
    Under a sky that knows no stars
    You'll never shine again but you will stay

    I guess we all settle in to what we know
    I guess we always settle in, we know
    That there is comfort in our world
    Where darkness is the only thing we see
    And cold is all we have to breathe
    Where affectations keep us company
    Where the lies we tell to eyes that roll in doubt
    Are somehow out of our control

    That there is comfort in our world
    Where darkness is the only thing we see
    And cold is all we have to breathe
    Where affectations keep us company
    Where the lies we tell to eyes that roll in doubt
    Are somehow out of our control
    We lost control
    cbaccion June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    It seems Dan is saying that amongst the darkness in life that always seems to overtake everything...there are bright patches here and there.
    And you may never be perfect....but you are here...so you might as well push through life and make the best of it.
    At least that's what I get from it.
    WinterKisson March 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about hopelessness. kinda like winterkiss said, but not so upbeat. its about giving into all the shit thats around you, getting used to it.
    needafixon March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite song by Dan on the album. Sheer awesomeness

    Dan's songs always seem to have a little sparkle in them, but still really hard choice to decide who makes the better songs. It's like choosing I dunno, something really hard to choose.
    exthuseon March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy fav off of Crimson
    tragikon March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's now called Settled In Satin
    exthuseon March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSettle For Satin, actually... weird, stained in satin sounded better...
    soulsurgeryon March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, love the chorus...one discrepancy with the lyrics however:

    'Fall apart right here in north sapphires"

    is more than likely

    Fall apart right here in North Side Bars",

    in reference to the north side of Chicago, known for it's bar areas (Rush and Division, Wrigleyville, etc), and is also the boys' old stomping grounds, which makes more sense gramatically anyway.

    Also making it the second album in a row with only one booze reference, an idea once thought impossible given their earlier lyrical preferences.
    --H
    hystykon April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst verse corrections:

    It's not so much a storm
    But just a cloud that lives inside of me
    He doesnt stir so easily, these days
    But when he wakes he goes the distance
    In a marathon of days too long
    No paint containers that sing songs
    You'll never dream again, but you can pray

    Second Verse:

    But more the crowds that walk all over me

    word.
    alktriofan5on April 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts actually ALWAYS been called Settle for Satin. If you look at the pre-recording footage, there are 3 song titles visable. one being settle for satin.

    anyone think its "open containers that sing songs" ??
    rollingjezuson April 10, 2005   Link

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