In this place
There's a wounded hand
Felt a chain
Where the links met up
Round a name
In the faceless age
Cursed and pained
And your windowpane
As the lake
From one hundred friends
Wave them home
As the childhood ends
Turn it fast
As one mild day steals
Someone's soul
Into 20 years
In spirit they've vanished
And I'll show you why
They'll make you take elderly paths by this time
If we would just dump it
In the sea and fly
It's hard to just kiss our
Child games goodbye


Lyrics submitted by DuckFetus

Spirit They've Gone, Spirit They've Vanished song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentThis is such a gorgeous song. It's a shame they made it so hard to listen to...
    Shotaon June 30, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentListen with your mind, not your ears. The beautiful buzzing fills your head, like the resonate buzzing of insects in a prehistoric forest.

    This song awakens something encoded deep into human DNA, a memory of where life began, in the hazy, deep, and dark forests of our ancestors. It is utterly amazing and beautiful to imagine this untouched, pure world.
    lastdinosauron January 11, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDang I'm not sure I'd have been able to listen to any other AnCo if this was the first song of theirs I ever listened to. Kudos.
    Also holy crap I just listened to this song on high with my expensive head phones and figured out the beginning. It is "Shhh...do you wanna hear a secret? I know one." I'm pretty sure that's it. Maybe you all knew this already so if I haven't impressed anyone on the innernettes at least I can take comfort in knowing that I impressed myself.
    Furthermore, I'd like to back up my friend tonycollective and say that it's definitely "if we were just dolphins" and not "if we would just dump in." Even if I'm wrong dolphins is way cooler.
    Loveee this album.
    assman1229on November 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't listen to this song with my dog around.
    cottonplatypuson May 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd you're in their pain

    and your windowpane?

    Enters and flies

    time flies?
    zoombinisson May 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome spots are so hard to hear through the distortion on his voice
    i think i need to be on something.
    dongdongon June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful, i don't see why everyone says it's a pain to listen to
    askon November 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlistening to this song and reading that, i can honestly say that is one of the most beautiful things i've heard.
    nickvbon January 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlastdinosaur that is perfect
    noone1111111111111111111on March 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of my fav not just from the cd but in general from these guys
    saleon March 29, 2008   Link

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