Do you belong to a song?
Does it drag you along by the tongue at the top of your lungs?
Are you drunk?
Have you been drinking?
Do you below the overpass go with a fifth in your fist
reminiscing the kiss of a love that just didn't love as much as you did?

But please don't give up dear walls.
Don't let the ceiling fall.
When you belong to a song, salty eyes.
You belong.

Shrill notes begin the grim violin.
Then from the silence, a violence of sirens orchestrate the score.
To which one more corpse is left quiet.
How we become the hollows of drums.
The rest between notes and the hollers that never reach throats.
Friends in quotes, they're not calling.

But please don't give up dear you.
I'll bet the sliver moon's sliding through
When you belong to a song, salty eyes.
You belong.

Do please believe however naive.
They may drag you along by the tongue at the top of your lungs.
And belong salty eyes.

When you belong to a song, salty eyes.
You belong.


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    General Commentthis song to me is "when i got the music i gotta place to go"
    abandinallhopeon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMasterfully thought. Excellent lyrics , not overwrought, magnificent instrumentation and rhytms... Fell in love with it instantly.

    You should listen to this.

    p.s. Nice changing vocals , not a wide range but very good use of that.
    dag_102on September 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song.

    "But please don't give up dear walls.
    Don't let the ceiling fall."

    Love it.
    jessayon December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a perfect opener to Decomposer.
    I love this song so much.

    He vocals are amazing in it.
    Especially when he says 'score' in the line
    "Then from the silence of violence the sirens orchestrate the score."

    It's amazing.
    saltyeyeson January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about following your dreams.
    It talks about not giving up. Then it says "Let it drag you along" Which can also be about music, but can mean let your dream bring you along for the ride, and if you have a dream , you belong.
    Foolishon March 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThen from the silence of violence the sirens orchestrate the score.
    MMM i love that part


    haha mos def my favorite song of theirs
    princessKATIEon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is more about the feeling you get when listening to a song especially one that you can relate to. I think the salty eyes refers to the fact that you're crying because either you've just gone through something like a breakup and the song is a sort of comfort for you or it just feels that good you are brought to tears(I know certain songs do that me for me). It brings back memories, it makes you feel like the person is singing this song just for you.

    I think the part about the walls and ceiling not giving is about how you are either blasting the music so loud the foundation around you could give in or the fact that you are singing at the top of your longs, maybe even both.

    Anyway this song is lovely, very simple but it is lovely just the same. I love his voice, it doesn't sound too strained like most people out today,
    ladyfromaboveon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis songs about when the world feels like its all coming down on you, your favorite song can make you feel better. salty eyes comes from the taste of your tears, if you have ever, is rather salty, and denotes itself to crying and despair. but the song is about hope through music
    Phox237on August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with ladyfromabove, this song is definitely about how much a song means to you.

    It's funny, because this song in itself means a lot to me.
    katiekutthroat89on August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautifully crafted songs I've heard in a long time. It's so comforting to listen to; the "you belong" line is very affecting in a subtle way. I agree with the other users that it is definitely about hope through music, and to me, ladyfromabove, Salty Eyes is THAT song-- the one that feels like it's being sung especially for me. "Please don't give up, dear walls / Don't let the ceiling fall." Something about it just infuses you with hope.
    post.paint.girlon August 22, 2007   Link

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