"Montauk" as written by Anthony S Raneri, Jack A O'shea, John Holohan and Nick Ghanbarian....
It's getting cold
Thought it was too soon to tell but it was terribly old and as the heartbeat slows to a heartless crawl
The lights went out,
The lights went out and darkness filled the house on tiring night under a Long Island sky

I thought I'd known the consequence,
But sweetness,
Can you believe this?
This mess we've made of it
This mess we've made of it
In years to come it might make sense,
But sweetness,
Can you believe this?
Just what's become of it?
What's become of it?

If you hear this and you think you're ready,
Then meet me in Montauk where we'll write out in the sand,
Here lies the destiny of 2 hurt souls afraid to be cured again."
That could be our epitaph

I thought I'd known the consequence,
But sweetness,
Can you believe this?
This mess we've made of it
This mess we've made of it
In years to come it might make sense,
But sweetness,
Can you believe this?
Just what's become of it?
What's become of it?

I thought I'd known the consequence,
But sweetness,
Can you believe this?
This mess we've made of it
This mess we've made of it
In years to come it might make sense,
But sweetness,
Did you foresee this?
Just what's become of us?
What's become of us?


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"Montauk" as written by Jack A O'shea Anthony S Raneri

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    General CommentThis song's got to be about eternal sunshine on a spotless mind. See it. It's a good show, maybe as good as this song.
    spacecoyote707on April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSee the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to understand the relationship between the narrator and his love.

    'meet me in montuak' by circa survive is also based on eternal sunshine
    Cpt_Blood_Sausageon April 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwsome song.
    The " but sweetness..." bits are so god damn catchy.
    I've had them in my head all day.
    If you don't have this album i command you to go and buy it NOW.
    xx
    insomnatic_meaton March 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it could be about eternal sunshine. just the way he DESCRIBES the conflict between the 2 lovers. this is SO emotional 4 me. and this is hands down their best album yet! buy it.
    aaron of the PUnXon March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIm thinking its definently some relation to the movie...

    in the scene where the memory is crumbling around him, and he stays with Clementine while its being torn around him, you hear her whisper "Meet me in Montauk" very quietly. Its a key point in the story and sets up the end of the movie.

    Also, if you notice in the song the lyrics go: If you hear this and you think you're ready, THEN MEET ME IN MONTAUK... just like in the movie.

    gotta be related
    6stringmelodyon May 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is quite obviously based on Eternal Sunshine. If you haven't seen it, do so, and then think about it and this song.

    I thought I'd known the consequence
    (When he went to get the memory removal thing done, he thought he knew what he was doing. He thought it was what he wanted, but those who have seen the movie know that midway through the procedure he wants out.)
    Sweetness, can you believe this
    Mess we made of it, this mess we made of it?
    (During the procedure, in his mind he's with her going through memories. He can't believe what he's done and regrets doing so.)
    In years to come, this might make sense
    (When they meet again after having their memory erased, then get the tape and records mailed to them about the procedure, they're confused.)
    Sweetness, did you believe this?
    And what's become of it, what's become of it?
    (He's pretty much asking her if she thought this would happen.)

    If you hear this and you think you're ready, meet me in Montauk where we'll write out in the sand
    (Like 6stringmelody said, there is a scene where you can her here whisper "Meet me in Montauk." That line alone in the song is what made me thing of Eternal Sunshine, and made me start thinking about the rest of the song.)


    The song could very well be about something else, but if you think it about it, Eternal Sunshine just makes sense.
    ashbo!on May 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow in hell has no one commented on this song...to me, its one of their best...i saw them preform this acoustic and it was one of the best songs they did
    chisox142on February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is probably the best song off of the whole album.
    MentallyxDisturbedon February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMmm.. you got to love this song.

    People commenting on why no1 has commented. The biggest quesition is why no1 had uploaded it before me. I was half shocked when I saw no1 had.

    My favourite song from Bayside and I love all their songs.
    shortleifon June 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure about what he sings after
    "If you read this and you think you're...."

    It doesn't sound like the lyrics posted but they make sense...
    our.lady.of.sorrowson August 19, 2006   Link

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