Foolish father
Saw Heaven
Kissed the hand
Presented

Bury me now
Lay me on the salt line
Spine against ground
Bury me now
Roots run deep
Foundations sink in the sand
Follow me down
Slip down where the blood is brine

Foolish mother
I don't care
I've outgrown
My blood throne

Pulling me down
Pull me down a black hole
Come see me drown
Father be proud
Take this hand
And sink it
Deep in the ground
Swallow me now
Deep down where the blood is mine

I can't see, can't see
Put your trust in me
Follow me, my lead

You'll soon be there
Mr. Cannot Remember

The boy proceeds to build the edge


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    General CommentThis is not quite my favourite of all Martin Grech's songs, but as a single track it is a technical masterpiece. I don't know any other artist who can build so much tension in a piece of music, whilst being so eloquent and understated in the process. To then go on and release all that perfectly crafted tension so wildly and organically; as hauntingly harmoniously as Martin does... This is undoubtedly the work of an authentic genius and I can't listen to the whole of this song without feeling a hole in my stomach, a lightness of head and a race of my heartbeat.

    The lyrics are about the intricasies of family values, how they can weigh you down and consume you. There is a recognition that ultimate trust is given up to the blood line, whether intentionally or not; and captures the meloncholic feelings of betrayal and the morbid side of an involunatry faith in something which could turn out to be entirely valueless.

    It is for me about the boy who only knew trust, who becomes newly doubting and despairing, and is now failed by all that he previously believed in: now has no-where to turn except inwards.
    slccritchle1on February 28, 2006   Link

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