I’d firewalk
Through Dinosaur Hell
To keep your hopes up
And hold your head

And I’d halo the harpoons
That hail through your soul

Sign off the world
The wildfires burn
In hopes

High fire waves
Catch in your hair
Lashing the womb
Of emptiness where
I’d firewalk
The cracked spine stairway

Sign off the world
The wildfires burn
In hopes..

We’re sharks that do nothing but stall and think


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    General CommentSong's called Halo the Harpoon, no S.

    It's great though, the whole new album is. Logic wasn't nearly as good as this, it was too indy and dull for me.
    muphinon June 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti am holding the cd in my hand right now....called "halo the harpoons" fyi
    jrmgarbageon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti am holding the cd in my hand right now....called "halo the harpoons" fyi
    jrmgarbageon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBest song on 'Without Feathers'. Which is saying a lot cause all the songs are amazing.
    incubustableon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really have no idea what this song means. Maybe its about a girl that he's trying to help...but I'm not sure about the imagery he's painting here... it sounds cool though.

    the piano riff at 1:47 in this song is awesome. i love how they incoporate more piano in this album than Logic.
    atsangon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI see this as a song to someone who has shut themselves off emotionally. When upset, the mind can do a lot of funny things, like quash passion and deaden emotion. I know it seems cliche to attribute this to depression, but when depressed negative thought loops can play over and over in someone's mind, causing them to 'turn themselves off' and give up on what made them happy. It could also apply to extreme worry or anxiety. The person in this song has a lot of weight on their shoulders--clearly, if the singer would have to deal with dinosaur hell and haloing harpoons to somehow keep their hopes up. It's actually very sweet if thought of in this way, because it's about the lengths that the singer would go to so that the person could escape their own worries and negativity.

    'High fire waves
    Catch in your hair
    Lashing the womb
    Of emptiness where
    I’d firewalk
    The cracked spine stairway'

    This is what makes me think it's about a mental shut-down. The mind ought to be a lively place that gives birth to many ideas and passions, but here the person's mind is called empty. In my interpretation, it's empty of former hope and joy because of detrimental thoughts (due to depression, worry, whatever). Plus, imagining the spine as a cracked stairway to the mind is just awesome imagery.

    The line 'Sign off the world / wildfires burn / in hopes' might be a call to this person to forget their troubles and let their inner fire (or whatever things they were passionate about before this shut-down) burn wildly in hopes of finding a way out of the low-point that they're experiencing.

    For the last line: if a shark stops swimming, it immediately sinks. Maybe it's a way of saying that doing nothing but thinking (or getting lost in thoughts, namely negative ones) is ultimately detrimental.

    Of course, I could be totally wrong :). It's an incredibly beautiful song, though, regardless of any meaning at all.
    alliseon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs from One of my all time favorite bands...
    there is a missing lyric though
    after :And I’d halo the harpoons
    That hail through your soul

    There should be this lyric-
    "you've been all soaked in whale blood red"

    I believe that is what he says

    and i agree with atsang about the use of piano...awesome
    billyTHEkid30on October 22, 2008   Link

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