"Silas' Knife" as written by Christopher A. Crisci, Aaron Pillar, Marcus Jordan Young and Nathan Ryan Richardson....
Keep hoarding all your ghosts
In fortresses
It's only rain

You know when summer's coming
All the year
It's only rain

Coming around
The knife takes it's place
Falling and crawling under

Brother of mine
Come out from your cave
You can not be defeated




Lyrics submitted by DarkerShadeofWinter

"Silas' Knife" as written by Christopher A. Crisci Aaron Pillar

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    General Commenthmmm, i'm not really sure what this song might be about except for obviously linking it to the albino character in The Davinci Code but that seems sorta far off. did he even have a knife?
    free_brownieson May 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsilas has been used a multitude of times throughout history & could refer to anything.
    sebharperon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsilas has been used a multitude of times throughout history & could refer to anything.
    sebharperon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsilas has been used a multitude of times throughout history & could refer to anything.
    sebharperon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSilas was a Biblical character, too. But I don't know if he ever used a knife or anything. Good song though!
    KennyBon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdrug
    getfastereron January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBrother of mine,
    come out from your cave-
    you can not be defeated.

    I find this part to be amazing, and the instruments following that part.
    prolixmayon September 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn the conceptual story of Peregrine, I believe this song is a narrative from the daughter, Peregrine, to her brother fighting his enmity and reclusion (whose name seems to be Silas.) This all seems to be a result of the miscreant in this story: the formerly loving and affectionate, now turned conniving and diabolical, "Father."

    As far as I can guess, judging by the knife and nature motifs, Silas' (more bitter than sweet) nostalgic memories are most likely traumatized by the realization of horrors he experienced while hunting. This is most likely introduced, but not touched upon, in "Woodland Hunter (Part I)" and continue on throughout this song and a few other times on the album. Peregrine realizes and understands her brothers pain, and wants him to face reality and face himself, the world and his father. She begs him to persevere; to abstain himself from the family horror and trauma caused by her father's actions. She wants him to stand up for himself, for he cannot be defeated.

    Whether or not the 'cave' is real or metaphorical I cannot decipher, but if it is real it would imply that he's quite literally living in the wilderness and hunting for survival; something I think would be quite interesting and depictive of primal instinct and maybe even heavy psychosis. If it isn't an actual cave, I think it might refer to either the mental 'cave,' or rut, so to speak, or perhaps even a really nasty, maybe even dilapidated apartment-- think Taxi Driver here, folks.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron January 26, 2009   Link

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