"Icarus" as written by and Shawn/thompson Milke....
...Black engulfs the dying light as he falls on frail wings of vanity and wax...

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"Icarus" as written by Dennis Lavell Lee Dennis Lee

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    General Commentthis is about the boy who made wings out of wax to escape from prison or something... can't remember -__- something in mythology..anyways...his dad says not to fly to high to the sun..but he doesnt care..and his wings of wax well..drip or whtever..and he dies in the ocean..
    interesting id say.

    chyea^_^on May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe line is from the tale of the young Icarus and his father Daedalus, who built the Minotaur's Labyrinth. They are both imprisoned in a tower, and unable to escape by ship, Daedalus makes wings of feathers and wax for him and his son.

    When they make their escape, Daedalus tells his son that they must not fly too close to the sun lest the wings melt, and not to close to the ocean or the wings would dampen and he would fall into the water.

    However, the youthful and arrogant Icarus flies too close to the heavens, melting his wings and crashing into the waves, drowning. Daedalus, struck with terrible grief, buries him, naming the land Icaria (a real island, FYI).
    ValenceElectronon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsweet, i have a new trip destination.

    B.t.w, Wikipedia.com:
    Icarus, in Greek Mythology, with father Daedalus, attempted to escape their prison, the Labyrinth, in which they were imprisoned at the hands of King Minos, the king for whom he had built the Labyrinth
    (Labyrinth is derived from the Minoans word for a ceremonial axe).The Labyrinth's original purpose was intended to hold the horrible creature, the Minotaur, a beast that was a product of one of the King's mistress's affairs with a bull.

    Daedalus fashioned a pair of wings for himself and his son, made of feathers and wax. Before they took off from the prison, Daedalus warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, as the wax would melt, or too close to the sea, as the wax would dampen.
    Overcome by the sublime feeling that flying gave him, Icarus soared through the sky joyfully, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which melted his wings. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms.
    So, Icarus fell into the sea in the area which bears his name, the Icarian Sea near Icaria, an island southwest of Samos.

    His flight was routinely alluded to by Greek poets in passing, but was told in a nutshell in Pseudo-Apollodorus.
    Latin poets read the myth more philosophically, often linking Icarus analogically to artists.

    it's a great story. i love the note near the end concerning the analogy of artists; maybe that has something to do with the song meaning or what alesana may have meant?? just a thought.

    thanks for your time.
    the good guyon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone weak point in alesana:

    they dont have metaphorical expression. its sometimes not poetic.
    dontmakeshitrhymeon February 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIcarus and father, Daedalus trapped on Crete, escape with wings of wax and bird feathers. After building the Labrynth they leap from the cliff and Icarus being arrogant and prideful flies too close to the sun and the wax from his wings melts and he drowns. Daedalus mourns for him.
    guitarghoston March 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlearned this one frm english class so So it all begins wif dedalus a skilled builder(youll see wat i mean) i think kills this boy and escapes to crete i believe and he works for the king and queen but was close to queen and was her friend and would make her anything she want frm jewlery and all etc but one day while they were talking she insulted Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty and known for her punishments to those who r more fair than her or insult her so the King(mino)was known for his love of white bulls(his mother was turned into one by Zeus and turned back dif story)so Aphrodite makes the queen fall in love with Mino's new beautiful white bull so she does and she confides in Dedalus and he makes her a lovely bull outfit at night she meets the beautiful white bull and at nght on the grass and thinkin shes a pretty little brown cow the bull makes love with her, she later becomes pregnant and Mino finds out he goes to Dedalus and requests he makes a labrynth to keep the queen and her baby in so he builds it and since he knos bout it it was either he gets locked in a tower or in the labrynth but i thinks its the second one so him and his son Icarus(they never say how he gets this son) are trapped in there wif the queen who has to control the wild Minotaur(meaning Mino's bull) so Dedalus plans an escape each day he sets out food for the birds and requests a feather frm each of them and once he gets enuf he builds 2 sets of wings by sticking the wings together with the candle wax. so wen the times has come he tells his son Icarus to follow him and dnt go too close to the sun, so they fly and fly and ppl point and gasp and they fly but Icarus lets it go to his head and sees the birds he says he cn go higher than the birds so he flies hgher he sees the clouds and says he cn go higher thn them so he flies hgher suddenly he sees the sun and proclaims that he cn absolutely go higher thn the sun as he raises higher his arms start to get sticky...the wax was melting! he started panicking as they feathers start falling off and suddenly he starts plumeting towards the ocean Dedalus quickly tried to save his son but it was too late, he had drowned all tht was left of him was a few waxy feathers

    sorry its long just thought i culdnt explain it wifout telling the whole story
    ilalesanaon July 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is Greek mythology about Icarus.

    it's a really good lesson in my opinion

    don't get too high in the sky, or you fall and die. :]
    Nephele73on September 27, 2009   Link

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