"Ink" as written by Marc Edwin Allen, Nathan Barcalow, Derek Doherty, Alejandro M. Linares and Randy Strohmeyer....
I climb the mountain top, I saw the bottom drop.
I cling to drift wood, I swim in the deep world.

Words unspoken, seem so foreign.
Have you hear this one?

The hair on the back of your neck stands.
Another way out, another way out
The army ants have escaped.
The hair on the back of your neck stands up.
Ink runs into my cup, I sip epiphany.

Thing bite tarantula, taste of my symptoms.
Gasoline and a pistol, blood filling the bathtub.

Swollen eyelids, baffled by this.
Tell us what you see?

The hair on the back of your neck stands.
Another way out, another way out
The army ants have escaped.
The hair on the back of your neck stands up.
Ink runs into my cup, I sip epiphany.

I've bit my lip for the last time.
Fog lifts up, for the blind.
Free of body, free of mind.
I'll build my mold up, rest inside

Ink spills on paper, paper spells my blood.
Ink spills on paper, paper spells my blood.

The hair on the back of your neck stands up.
Ink runs into my cup, I sip epiphany.

The army ants have escaped

The hair on the back of your neck stands up.
Ink runs into my cup, I sip epiphany.

Ink spills on paper, paper spells my blood.
Ink spills on paper, paper spells my blood.


Lyrics submitted by AllStarMe

"Ink" as written by Alejandro Martinez Linares Alejandro M. Linares

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    General Commentcorrections: its "I'm clinging to Driftwood", "the army ants have escaped", "Baffled by this" not "for by this", its "Fang Bite Tarantula" not think bite and "Blood filling The Bathtub" not bottle. also The end is "I'll build my mold up rest inside"
    all these corrections are from the lyric booklet on the cd
    JohnnyJackaloneon June 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFinch has a new sound and it rocks!
    JohnnyJackaloneon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much the new album is great!! my favorite part is "the hair on the back..." the music + the way nate is singing is just perfect!
    guitarheroon June 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe new album is shit compared to their last. I have to say this album wont be gettin much rotation at all in my cd player.
    dova2000on June 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdova2000, the first time i listened to the new album, i didn't know how much i liked it, but Finch's new album quickly grew on me. You can't expect them to put out a sequel to what it is to burn. one of the greatest things about bands putting out new albums is to see how they change, and personally I think that Finch has changed a lot and in a good way. There are a lot of albums that i'll buy, listen to and think they're shit, then a few months later, ill listen to it again, and wonder what the fuck i was thinking when i first listened to you. it'll probably grow on you eventually, who knows.
    xoilleaturhrtouton July 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis album is by far superior to their last...
    pariah919on July 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnyway, I think this song has to do with how it hits me on a personal level, and that is, writing, expressing inner thoughts, pouring out the anguish if you will. Whenever I write, I'm taken to the outer realms of my mind, I'm writing things that seem to be nonsensical, insufferable, and causing my own physical void. Many nights have I been far too visually inclined, lacking sleep in the darkest hours...(swollen eyelids). These written testimonies are ultimately my scars, affliction, bane, lust, love, my veins ripped open...(blood).

    It's the ultimate battle...yourself...

    Anyway, that's just my personal experience, and that's how I can relate it to the song...
    pariah919on July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about being trapped, not being able to move, or speak...and trying so hard to get out but not being able to.
    it talks about falling into a hole, being bit by a venomous spider, being poisoned....
    all those things can make your body lock up and not be able to move, or cry for help.
    at the end it talks about being free of body, free of mind...maybe he's talking about finally dying, and being free?

    their new shit is based on stuff like that.
    but hey, i could definitely be wrong.
    -B-on July 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think its the whole album, in one song. look at all the lyrics of each song on the new album. each song has some kind of dark meaning to it. i think this song points out to all of them. and at the end when he sings-

    "i've bitten my lip for the last time
    fog lifts up for the blind
    free of body free of mind
    i'll build my mold up, rest inside
    ink spills on paper
    paper spells my blood
    ink spills on paper
    paper spells my blood"

    i think he's talking about the writing process. how its so fucking hard to write, but something eventually comes to him. "fog lifts up for the blind." ink spills on paper, paper spells my blood. paper spells everything inside of him, he releases everything onto paper.

    get what im sayin?
    -B-on July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, because I made that interpretation.

    Nice that you see it that way too though.
    pariah919on July 19, 2005   Link

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