Was losing all my friends.
Was losing them to drinking and to driving.
Was losing all my friends, but I got them back.

I am on the mend.
At least now I can say that I am trying.
And I hope you will forget things I still lack.

Yeah. Yeah.

Is it in you now,
To barely hear the truth that you have spoken?
Twisted up by knaves,
To make a trap for fools.

Is it in you now,
To watch the things you gave your life to broken?
And stoop and build them up with warn out tools.

Yeah. Yeah.
Yeah, yeah. (Oh.)
Yeah.

Nothing gets so bad,
A whisper from your father couldn't fix it.
Your whisper's like a bridge, he's a river span.

Take all that you have,
And turn it into something you were missing.
Somebody threw that brick, shattered all your plans.

Yeah. Yeah.
Yeah, yeah. (Oh.)
Yeah.

Time to get the seeds into the cold ground.
It takes a while to grow anything,
Before it's coming to the end, yeah.

Before you put my body in the cold ground,
Take some time to warm it with your hand,
Before it's coming to an end, yeah.

It's coming to an end, yeah.
It's coming to an end, yeah.

Do you miss the blend,
Colors she left in your black and white field?
Do you feel condemned just being there?

I am not your friend.
I am just a man who knows how to feel.

I am not your friend.
I'm not your lover.
I'm not your family.

Yeah. Yeah.
Yeah, yeah. (Oh.)
Yeah.

Time to get the seeds into the cold ground.
It takes a while to grow anything,
Before it's coming to the end, yeah



Lyrics submitted by wieners, edited by Aragorn224

"Sowing Season" as written by Vincent Accardi, Jesse Lacey

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  • +3
    General Comment:"Do you miss the blend,
    Of color she left in your black and white field?
    Do you feel condemned just for being there?

    I am not your friend.
    I am just a man who knows how to feel.
    I am not your friend!
    I'm not your lover!
    I'm not your family!
    Yeah!"

    To me, this is the best part on the whole CD
    chris-jerichoon June 09, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:OK so I only saw one comment above about this. And I'm so surprised no one else had seen this. About the story Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King and the movie Secret Window its was based on being influential to this song. It DEFINITELY makes you see this song in a different light. It's still about a fresh start, but a more morbid one.

    In the story the main character is accused of plagiarizing a story entitled "Sowing Season" by John Shooter. In the movie (I haven't read the book) There are many parallels but basically the twisted main character spirals downward throughout the movie to eventually merge with his alter-ego "John Shooter." Who kills his lawyer, dog, some other guy, and his ex-wife and her boyfriend. He then dumps the car with the lawyer and other dude into a river. HIs ex-wife and her boyfriend he buries in the "secret garden" where he grows corn on the soil they are decomposing in and eats it, copious amounts of it. After he does this he then has a "fresh" start and is unified and basically committed the perfect crime.

    So some parallels are clearly obvious here. The progression of the song follows the movie.

    In the beginning he was basically losing every one (especially his wife) that was close to him. He was the one drinking, she was the one driving away. He got his friends back in the form of John Shooter. He thought he was mending because he was getting over it and was holding onto a hope that his wife and him could still work out. That she could forget his problems.

    Then he had to face a truth laying inside of him, JOhn Shooter. The excuse and alter ego he made to kill who he wanted to kill and in a way he could blame someone else. His brain had to face a dark truth, begin building a trap, and decide if he was ready to rebuild his life in this sordid way of essentially murdering people who were the cause of his suffering, each and every one, with tools from his tool shed, screwdrivers and shovels and a hatchet.

    Then John shooter takes action, he kills the two people who could be responsible for finding out the the main character is behind it and dumps them in a river. John can "fix it" he is the cure-all father-like alter ego taking charge. He took everything he loved and owned and made it something he "missed" by burning down his old house. And it all started with a brick John Shooter threw through his window. A brick with a copy of "Sowing Season" tied around it.

    Then after he kills his ex-wife and her boyfriend and plants them in the garden he plants his corn. It grows and covers over the earth where he put them. It's the end of what he accomplished. John Shooter is no longer and alter-ego but a whole part of him.

    The last part is a question. Does he miss his ex-wife he killed? The only person that added color to his black and white field of ink (since he is a writer). OR is he content with what he did? the answer is he is not her friend, family, or lover anymore. He is complete, and knows how he feels. He could die happy.

    Yeah.
    endersshadow11on March 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:I'm fairly sure this song is about fixing/making yourself a better person when you have been hurt or shattered, and making something good out of nothing or the broken things that you once had. Ill use the lyrics to support my reasoning.....

    Was losing all my friends.
    Was losing them to drinking and to driving.
    Was losing all my friends, but I got them back.
    (I had bad friends, but I managed to reach out and get new ones to better myself)

    I am on the mend.
    At least now I can say that I am trying.
    And I hope you will forget things I still lack.
    (there are still flaws in me but im fixing myself)

    Is it in you now,
    To barely hear the truth that you have spoken?
    Twisted up by knaves,
    To make a trap for fools
    (from Rudyard Kipling's poem "If", which i think is about making yourself a better person)

    Is it in you now,
    To watch the things you gave your life to broken?
    And stoop and build them up with warn out tools
    (Addressing the listeners: Do you have the ability to have all that you care about shatter, and still pick things back up and make new better things out of the mess the situation)

    Nothing gets so bad,
    A whisper from your father couldn't fix it.
    He whisper's like a bridge, it's a river span.
    (nothing is unfixable, it may be long off "a rivers distance" but its still possible)

    Take all that you have,
    And turn it into something you would miss if
    Somebody threw that brick, shattered all your plans.
    (Take all the bad things and make them good/better again. Make them into something that you love and would miss)

    Time to get the seeds into the cold ground.
    It takes a while to grow anything,
    Before it's coming to the end, yeah.
    (Its time to start trying to make new better things, in the "cold ground." aka out of the terrible situation. It might take awhile but start before its too late)

    Before you put my body in the cold ground,
    Take some time to warm it with your hand,
    Before it's coming to an end, yeah.
    (Before you give up and it becomes too late try to make something better, or warmer)

    It's coming to an end, yeah.
    (Hurry, dont let it be too late to start)

    Do you miss the blend, of colors she left in your black and white field?
    Do you feel condemned just being there?
    (this is talking about specific common bad situations in which you feel that things fell apart. If a partner left you: do you miss the warm "colors" that the partner gave you, when before you met them you felt dark and gray?
    and the next is self explanatory, do you feel condemned?).

    I am not your friend.
    I am just a man who knows how to feel.
    I am not your friend.
    I'm not your lover.
    I'm not your family.
    (this is referring to the breakup mentioned earlier. It is the first step that you need to take to move on and start to make something better out of this bad situation. Meaning cut yourself off, say how you don't need them and you are a good person)
    collinsbon May 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Anyway the Missing parts you have are pretty much all "The World Is Coming To An END! YEAH!" but like Isaid I wouldn't have posted this so incomplete
    Knife2aGunFighton April 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's just up so people know about the changes from what used to be "Untitled 8" I still need help figuring out the rest.
    wienerson April 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's just "losing", not "he's losing"
    chichen02on May 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:He says "He's losing" trust me. I have an .mp3 from their last show and I've listened to it a whole bunch of times.
    wienerson May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is great, may I just gloat and say I saw this song the first time it was EVER preformed live. yeah i'm cool
    Knife2aGunFighton May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:like the demo version wasnt that great
    but wow i am blown away by how good they have made it so far

    "Is it in you now?
    To watch the things you gave your life to broken
    Don't build 'em up,
    I want 'em back."
    yea from the version i heard it goes
    "Is it in you now
    to barely hear the truth you have spoken
    Twisted up by maze to trap the fools"

    but that is from the version i heard live so i might be wrong if there are other versions out there
    bosoxsucyanksrocon May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Really Theres a newer version on the net??
    Does one know where i could get it...?
    mojo_pin1on May 10, 2006   Link

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