"Act II: All is Ash or the Light that Shines Through it" as written by and Embree Tsagakis....
this box is lovely
that I made
that you may open up whenever you're lonely
you know, there's nowhere left to go..
you magnify the additives
it correlates the angles
I'm staring in the wrong direction

well take back
when it's time for relief it's so...
it's so hard leaving you...

when shes heretic
my body is a witch
I am burning it
wake up for this wish
and I resonate
I have seen my fate
I am sinking
oh, captian I am sinking

well take back
when it's time for relief it's so...
it's so hard leaving you...
for if I leave your empty smile

explode into four
and on the last I will
for our eyes, one by one

while everybody else could be..
fading out
for all this, for all this
well everybody else could be
saying
for all this, hope for all this, hope for

secrets and irises open the door
to a pride of lions and murder of crows
no one knows how I began
but how Ill end...

you're focused in the reason why
I'm far beneath the answer
you're acting like a separation

well take back
when it's time for relief it's so...
it's so hard leaving you...
for if i leave your empty smile
explode into four
and on the last I will
for our eyes, one by one


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    General CommentOkay, I don't want to insult anyone on here because we're all trying real fucking hard to figure this out, but I think there are definantely mistakes here. I read the lyrics while listening to the song and think a few things are off. Plus, I watched the live DVD a bunch of times, which helps provide some clarity. Below are the places I think are wrong, and my suggestions whenever I have them. A lot of parts I just think are wrong here but don't know what is right.

    The opening line: "This box is lovely that I'm in" (In the story written in The Tiger and The Duke, its explained that a prisoner is locked in a box) and I think the final line of the opening part is "THere's no room left to grow"

    Next, "You magnify the evidence." And it's def. not "correlates the angles." I think its "[unknown] reads the angles" either way, definantely not correlates.

    I think the chorus is as follows:
    "We'll take back.
    It's time for relief.
    It's so hard leaving you here."
    (This part I am not sure of, but story wise, it relates to the sons overthrowing Noah who was leading them. This is part of the Tiger and the Duke story again.)

    Next, and this line im 99.9999% sure of because I heard it on CD and then it was rather clear on the DVD.
    "Flesh is heretic
    My body is a witch
    I am burning it
    I can afford this switch"

    The part that is written above:
    "For if I leave your empty smile explode into four
    And on the last I will for our eyes, one by one "
    is way way off. In fact, a close listening, and live listening lead me to believe that this is entirely wrong. I haven't picked up on much of it but two lines I know are there. First, it's not "explode into four" but "This wall is too far" and near the end I think he says something along the liens of "We're all led by you before God" [on the DVD he definantely says before God, not as sure on album] I am not sure entirely, but i am positive that he says "led by you" in the final line of this part.

    Lastly, the part that says: "You're focused in the reason why I'm far beneath the answer You're acting like a separation" I think the only correct line is "You're acting like a seperation" but I am not positive on that either. In any instance, the first line of this part sounds a bit like "Your forfeit stained the reason why" but I am not positive. Also, the line "I'm far beneath the answer" is definantely wrong. I know he says something ending with "the answer" but it's not whats listed here.

    Anyways, I am making guesses like the rest of us have done so far. But I have read the story of The Tiger and the Duke a few times again, and listened very closely multiple times to both the album and DVD. I wish someone could just meet Anthony and have him write down the lyrics. Geez.
    theautodafeon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is excellent. Very mysterious and catchy. My extreme gratitude for this band. i like that these guys draw infulence from the almighty "Mars Volta" and Anthony Green's old "Saosin", a perfect blend of hard core and crazy music.
    -I don't think the lyrics are all right, for example:
    "You may defy the evidence..."
    "This is heretic...
    My body is a witch..." which would explain why he's burning it
    and some other lines aren't quite right, but i don't know what they are.
    Thanks for posting it, though.
    ConcertinaDuskon May 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the beginning goes...

    "This box is lovely, that I made. You may hope I hollowed every part out, and now, there's no room left to grow."

    and the other part goes...

    "When she's heretic, my body is a wage I am burning in, wake up for this wish. In our resume, I have seen my fate, I am sinking, oh captain I am sinking."

    I may be wrong, but I gave it a try. lol.
    Thanks for posting the lyrics, most of them seem correct.
    drmmrgrlon July 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure the line goes

    "flesh is heretic, my body is a witch...
    ...I am burning it... wake up for this switch."

    that would make more sense.... if the flesh is heretic, then you could classify oneself as a witch...and of course, they would burn witches back in the day... i belieive if one confessed the sin, theyd b burned anyways, but the spirit would make a transition to something godly rather than sinful, for you have been forgiven....hence the switch...

    therefore, with all the accumulated lyrics and corrections, i come up with:


    This box is lovely, that I made. You may hope I hollowed every part out... and now, there's no room left to grow.

    you magnify the evidence,
    it correlates[?] the angles
    I'm staring in the wrong direction

    well take back
    when it's time for relief it's so...
    it's so hard leaving you...

    flesh is heretic, my body is a witch...
    ...I am burning it... wake up for this switch.
    and i resonate! I have seen my fate!
    i am sinking, o captain i am sinking.

    well take back
    when it's time for relief it's so...
    it's so hard leaving you...

    for if i leave your empty smile,
    this world needs to burn.
    for if i leave for our eyes...

    everybody else could be fading out
    for all this, for all this.
    well everybody else could be fading
    for all this, hope for all this, hope for...

    secrets and irises open the door
    to a pride of lions and murder of crows
    no one knows how I began
    but how I'll end...

    you're focused in the reason why
    I'm far beneath the answer [?]

    well take back
    when it's time for relief it's so...
    it's so hard leaving you...

    for if i leave your empty smile,
    this world needs to burn!

    [random screaming]
    SkankinHobbeson July 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    and i am convinced that the screamer on the chorus is the same guy from Saosin. but the animal masks prevent me from confirming that i guess.
    Die80sdieon September 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Flesh is heretic.
    My body is a witch.
    I am burning it."

    That part is from the poem "Anorexic" by Eavan Boland.
    trakkieon September 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDie80sdie, the singer is anthony green former saosin now circa survive singer
    other members are from rx bandits and finch
    just head over to the circa survive or saosin forums or look on there myspace and you can probably find out

    and as for the song
    its god
    mswiss825on October 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyes its anthony from saosin/circa survive...but good news: a new album is coming out this spring...and most likely wiht a lot more music on it...and also is expected to include the singer from chiodos, craig
    dirk_lanceon February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's going to be a sick album.
    xOoENDERoOxon March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, theres new others coming too, The Ram, The Penguin and i forget the third one.
    Thursday3031on March 13, 2006   Link

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