When we start we lack a ruler's knowledge
When we grow we gain the tools to conquer
I'll kill the king just for a taste of copper

Where did the fins go?
What are these limbs for?
If we leave we don't return

I'll have his wife just to display my power
I'll drink his wine and spit it right back out
Somewhere I grew legs

There's a wall out past the shallow waters
Where there's God and all his faithful followers
They remained endured the taste of salt
There's a beast who swallowed up his soldiers
Drew them out into the cities and shores
Gave them greed and made them slaves

There's a wall out past the shallow waters
Where I can't see but I can sense my father
He can see me oh so clearly
There's a beast who had me at hello
And a building where I never go
If we leave we don't return


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    General CommentI think to connect this song to evolution is probably an over-literalization. Undoubtedly, there is an illustration of a dualist theology (the "God" and the "Beast"), however, I consider the reference to the film Jerry Maguire to be key to interpreting this song. The lyric "had me at hello" is too clumsy a pop-culture reference to be anything but an interruption or "slip".

    The song explores the myriad ways in which a person is sold ideas, religion, revolution, a wife, a life. These are the "tools to conquer": beyond the "shallow waters" of the conscious mind. You may look down upon those who "buy". But they are only buying a different product to you. There is a policeman in your head.
    asgerjornon September 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentman this song is incredible. im pretty positive it has to do with evolution, and how its connected to christiananity.
    touch_me_dirtyon September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think is one of the best songs on the cd.
    i love how adam always links things with the ocean and sharks.
    i love sharks.

    i also think that the line "where there’s.. and all its faithful followers ", the blank is G/god whichever it is to you, but it should read "Where there's God and all it's faithful followers"
    adiverrdescendson September 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics was really hard to write down. Some where upside down and there was a part that was mirrowed. I did'nt want to write that part down. Maybe someone else can do it?
    theTyranton September 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the backround vox by anthony green in this song.
    moneenpwnson September 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif he is there... how can you even tell? (Ant)
    Greedouwon September 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"There's a wall out past the shallow waters,
    Where there's god and all his faithful followers."
    Mike Maynardon September 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlisten really closely in the background during the second "there's a wall out past the shallow waters" part. it's really low, but you can tell that it's anthony.
    Neonizeron October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot to mention it says in the booklet for the CD that this song features Anthony Green.

    I love this song, it's great.

    No time for interpretation, I gotta leave.
    K_TrAiNon November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about evolution, becoming man, and then man subjugating his fellow man for the diety of his choice, be it God, other man, or money.
    dustinstrifeon January 06, 2007   Link

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