"Giving Ground" as written by and Andrew/steemson Taylor....
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
In the place, through which we wander
Reason turned around
And every fool
Will see his madness crowned
And every truth is swallowed up
I dig the giving ground

What you have lost can never be found
Words are just dust in deserts of sound
Everything is lost and your trust lies broken
And the truth is drowned

I watch
Surrender
Because I know
...
Now I know you will not see
The madness we have seen
Now I know you cannot be
All that your flight has been

What you have lost can never be found
Words are just dust in deserts of sound
Everything is lost and your trust lies broken
And the truth is drowned

Words are just dust
I stood but you just could not wait
Behind
Because I know you cannot be
All that your flight has been

What you have lost can never be found
Words are just dust in deserts of sound
Everything is lost and your trust lies broken
And the truth is drowned

Everything is lost in the giving ground
Everything is lost
Everything is lost in the giving ground
Turned around
Reason, turned around
In the giving ground
Ground
In the giving ground
Everything is lost
In the giving ground


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    General CommentHOW are there no comments to this song???

    Well,
    I believe that this song is about betreyal and corruption...
    DarkLord0102on February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNearly every site that has lyrics for this track is incorrect.

    He does NOT say:

    "And every fool
    Will see his madness drowned"

    He says, "And every fool will see his madness CROWNED"

    That is the entrie point of the song, that there is no justice in life. People do not treasure the truth or honesty, it is the madmen and manipulators who get ahead, thereby seeing their madness crowned. It is only the truth that gets "drowned".

    Also at the end of the first stanza he says "I dig the giving ground".

    In the chorus it is "trust" not "choice" that lies broken.

    Later it is "flight" not "fright". "Now I know you cannot be all that your FLIGHT has been". He is questioning the person's path and judging their socalled success because of how they got there. He held the line with integrity assuming that he would one day succeed on merit (I stood but you could not wait), but the person to whom he is speaking took the shortcut of untruth.

    The song is about truth and how modern people prize material success and power ahead of truth. The thing that has been lost and can never be found is integrity, trust or truth itself. Logic and reason fail in the face of lies and distortion. In a world of swirling noise and constant deception it becomes impossible to hear the truth.

    I would also note in general that these are the lyrics to the extended version which skips key words.For example, in this version he says "I watch... surrender" while the original provides the entire "I watch as you surrender".
    sandmanvion January 02, 2009   Link

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