Scream 'til the monsters go away
And they leave you free to go
They put a hole there in your side
Where the red, red river flows
Take my hand and hold it there
'Til the guns have all gone away
Leaving us the wind's embrace
And we find ourselves

At the edge of a hurricane
In the killer cold
The edge of a hurricane becomes an island
A safety zone
I never felt more alive
Than in the pounding ran
From the edge of a hurricane
We'll come back alive again

Look now, your jungle has gone
To the poisons in the air
Now the eagle and the sun
Can see you standing there
Hold your breath and don't let go
Find a place where we can hide
Until we feel the wind's embrace
'Til we find ourselves

Somewhere, mother lights a candle
Someone holds you in your dream
The girl next door with the pretty blue eyes
Offers you her hand
But wake up and find the hand is mine
Damming up the river flowing from your side
So scream!

Scream 'til the monsters go away
And they let you go outside
Back in the land where you come from
Sent home from the fight
I'll be here across the sea
Looking for my shattered home
Now the eagle has left the race
And the winds embrace

Welcome back!


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    General CommentThese lyrics were intended to paint a picture of a literal battle scene in a place like Vietnam, and the ways a soldier might have of dealing with the horrors of it. This of course is the simplified interpretation, since everything I wrote on this album was an expression of my own "horrors" of everyday life. The images of war (being wounded, being chased by things trying to kill you, comforting comrades), are all expressions of how it sometimes feels for any of us in every day life. They guy you pass on the street might himself be dealing with a "monster" or "bleeding from the side" and needs a hand from a friend. He might be wanting to screem, but wonders if anyone will hear.
    RicAlbaon February 20, 2008   Link

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