I lost sight of the raging waters
Below the surface where I lay
Fractures slip like ghosting fish
Below my fingertips
I watched the days in proud procession
Upon the icy pools above
And saw the stars like distant fires
That follow each day through

Cold dawn in the world that I made
Cold water and chiseled stone
Maybe time will one day find me
Maybe then I'll get back home
Cold dawn in a world that I made
My memories are all I know
So if you're searching, I'm still waiting
Where is time to bring me home

I don't want to be here
I don't need to be here
I don't want to be here
I don't need to be here

Cold dawn in the world that I built
Cold water and chiseled stone
Maybe time will one day find me
Maybe then I'll get back home
Cold dawn in a world that I made
My memories are all I know
So if you're searching, I'm still waiting
Where is time to bring me home

I drew regret with a dull blue pencil
Deep beneath the danger's mark
It left me here below the ocean
Below the wreckage of my heart
And now I breathe this cold dead water
No time to give what others steal
No song of life to make things better
No warmth in love for me to feel

Cold dawn in the world that I built
Cold water and chiseled stone
Maybe time will one day find me
Maybe then I'll get back home
Cold dawn in a world that I made
Where memories are all I know
So if you're searching, I'm still waiting
Where is time to bring me home

(overlapping)
Cold dawn
Waiting for the night to come
I don't need to be here
[chorus]

Where is time to bring me home


Lyrics submitted by Anrakushi

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    General CommentI love this song, I just don't get when it says "I drew regret with a dull blue pencil". Any ideas?
    HearMeWhisperon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel this is a reference to Odysseus;

    "I don't want to be here
    I don't need to be here"

    Makes me think of when he was trapped in the cave of Polyphemus...

    Pretty much the rest of the song appears to be troubles at sea, which was invoked by Poisedon. I guess the "I drew regret with a dull blue pencil" is just a poetic licence towards the troubles at sea again, or possibly a reference to the object used to blind Polyphemus previous to their escape, which in turn caused many problems for their return journey.
    Auraomegaon November 19, 2008   Link

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