she's to blame
I'll erase routine
with a spark to ignite this flame
and end this struggle of guilt to tame
it's freedom I'll obtain
she tied me up
removed my crown
bittered all good taste
I'm sorry for everything I've done
I can't deny instinct

look what I have found
a seashell in a sea of shells
I'm good at planting my own seeds
to sprout an endless hell
it's dark like Poe

forgiveness came
we embraced the key
found water to douse the flame
we ended our difference of soul and brain
forever we are changed
we have just set out on a brand new race
can we keep the pace?
I can't believe what we have become
I'll leave without a trace


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Planting Seeds song meanings
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    General CommentAccording to Gavin via the band's PureVolume page,

    "On ‘Planting Seeds,’ one of the verses is from one person’s perspective and then the second verse is from the other person’s perspective; the chorus is the resolution of those two outlooks.”

    This song was formerly known as "C-shells" back in late 2003 when dredg first played it live; both verses had the same lyrics then (basically a modification of the lyrics for the first verse of this final version).

    I can't decide whether this or "Jamais Vu" is the best track on Catch Without Arms. Stunning song both musically and lyrically.
    brettjrobon May 15, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"A sea shell in a sea of shells"
    The sea of "shells" are bullet shells and finding the sea shell within them supports the albums theme of opposites; in this case finding something beautiful amongst something ugly.

    Catch Without Arms, according to Gavin, is based around the concept of two distinctly opposite things that, when put together, result in harmony. Sort of like Yin and Yang.
    RockXWLon July 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentKudos Rock
    eastoneastonon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song really surprised me.. didn't notice it until after a lot of listening. Amazing!
    whootwhooton May 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is cool.....i love the whole different perspectives thing...i like the whole dark like poe thing too...im guessing hes referring to edgar allen poe the extremely morbid(for that time) poet. i guess that would make sense y he uses him as a simile for being "dark".... love 2 u.
    goodgollymissmollyon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow, gotta give major kudos to Brett and Rock on this one, changed my entire outlook on the song. Very nice work.
    PxPxFxNon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation of the chorus was a little different than RockXWL's.

    My first impression was that "Look what I have found" was meant in a sarcastic way. He thought that he had found something beautiful and special (the seashell being a metaphor for the love of his life), but in fact, he had simply found something common and ordinary (just another girl). Basically....Look what I have found! Just another seashell.
    Thoughtatworkon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy are you shit heads always think about girls and relationships?i really sick of this shit now!
    look what I have found a worthy thing in many worthy things so it'll be unworthy thing! i guess.
    lechiumon August 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentKind of depressing, but a good song.
    xmakesherflyxon December 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with brett and Rock. I would also like to incorporate thoughtatwork's interpretation, as well. It does seem like the song is divided in two halves, based on two people's own interpretations of the same situation (a relationship, etc.). The chorus, with its ambiguity of "shells" only plays further upon how two people can have completely opposite/different interpretations of the same situation (especially a mutual situation like a relationship).
    bornofdesire32on April 08, 2010   Link

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