Rise in the morning air
Greeted by cinders of the dead

Syndic calls your name
Show your thinned face at the window

Is this the next last day?
Prepare to be carried by the crows
Heavy hand upon the land
Feel its weight inside you


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Syndic Calls song meanings
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    General Comment"Is this the next last day?" seems like somebody feels that they've been living on borrowed time, similar to asewd's idea really. Kind of like they've been told that their time would come, but THAT time has come and gone, and now they're living their life wondering when everything will come to an end. The use of the word 'prepare' in the next line, for me, backs up this idea, like the person knows that they should be expecting something to happen, and so all they can do it get ready and wait.
    Venneon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI kind of feel like "Is this the next last day?" implies someone supposed to die, but not. As in a death sentence being postponed perhaps. Or are we all in a way living out a death sentence? We will all die.
    asewdon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti like how, yeh the sortve theme of the whole album very much revolves around a pressure or a variety of forms of pressure, yet the sound often consists of very vast sounding spaces and exaggerated environments. this seeeems really sortve, as if its perceived from the context of being confined, a realisation only reached i think during this song. this i think is cos it perhaps has a more subtle method of delivery than wills dissolve, which has a heightened sense of melody n general delivery, syndic calls travels with a really keen sense of pace and travel, exposing itself after much longer than will dissolve for me. super important to mention in terms of the album cos altered course provides a sortve next step or a sanctuary to dwell in after this song n before grand finale. so this song reeeeeeally kindve hits hard cos it allows so much meditation n reflection for us whilst providing plenty to think about if ur travellin at a different pace, a really unusual ability specially for such an already unusual albumm.

    but yeh definately kindve constucts its identity outve the imagery n sounds interpreted from other panopticon songs to really immerse us to the heart of the album, allowing a definate highlight of the album.
    supermoe5on April 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commentevery day is the end of the world
    cheesenuggetton April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA syndic is 1) government official : or 2) an agent representing an organization in a business transaction
    Song of Songson June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSong of Songs I think never really finished his thought because was on the right way. This song is a further meaning of the whole album of Panopticon, which is prison system where you can see inside the cell, but the person can not see out at you. This song is pretty understanding if you know what Syndic means, but Song of Songs defined for thosae who do not, which is a government offical, thus I think this song is about a goverment offical calliing to person inside his cell but he does not want to answer and he/she does not understand why he/she is in prison for some reason, and is just waiting for the time to leave from here in his/her's life
    walruspancakeson July 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSyndic is the angel of death, calling your name. It's almost your time. "Prepare to be carried by the crows" shows that you're close to death. This is why syndic calls.
    Arkhimedeson May 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYea, it's definitely about the warning of death....maybe execution?
    Lateral.Uson July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe whole hovering element of death is this song may refer to one's soul or in the literal context--sure, a death sentence, maybe, or a person driven crazy by the panopticon. Syndic Calls really makes the listener feel the control and inevitability of a panopticon. If the listener really pays attention to the lyrics while listening to the song, he will feel the weight of the song's impending intentions.
    keithrumburgon December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe whole hovering element of death is this song may refer to one's soul or in the literal context--sure, a death sentence, maybe, or a person driven crazy by the panopticon. Syndic Calls really makes the listener feel the control and inevitability of a panopticon. If the listener really pays attention to the lyrics while listening to the song, he will feel the weight of the song's impending intentions.
    keithrumburgon December 28, 2007   Link

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