"Normandy" as written by and Randy Michael Torres Steven Allen Dail....
We drove through misty canyons
Our destination seemed resolved
But through high beams, tragedy called

It seemed a normal evening
We rode in silent walls between
Our wills like guillotines

I sped on mountain roads as
Your words came piercing through my chest
I'm your usual suspect

I turned my head in defense
That's when I heard you crash

And siren screams like rival factions
Two stories are told
We never knew at any moment
We just might implode

They're watching you crashing into
Crashing into me
And wishing they had what we see
Had what we see, had what we believe

We were magnetic fields
When we came together long ago
You glowed like burning halos

We spent a lifetime on the
Beaches of Normandy in vain
What for I can't explain

I looked to you from the darkened highway
Facing you in tears
And in that moment, metal twisted
And you disappeared

They're watching you crashing into
Crashing into me
And wishing they had what we see
Had what we see, had what we feel

They're watching you crashing into
Crashing into me
And wishing they had what we see
Had what we see, had what we believe

A fatal evening's drive is what
They always will assume
But I know better as I collide
Face first with you

They're watching you crashing into
Crashing into me
And wishing they had what we see
Had what we see, had what we feel

They're watching you crashing into
Crashing into me
And wishing they had what we see
Had what we see, had what we believe



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"Normandy" as written by Randy Michael Torres Andrew Albert Schwab

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    General CommentThis is obviously about a car wreck.
    dylanagibsonon July 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthat sounds right, even though he mentions the beaches of Normandy. it almost sounds like he was looking for someone to crash into or like he planned it. "A fatal evening's drive is what they will always assume; But I know better as I collide face first with you"
    AgentHappyDayon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo many of us spend our time in wafare amongst ourselves, never realizing how short our time truly is here. What if we were to greet one another with humility? How would that change the dynamic with those who we truly care for? We don't have to be a car crash. We can spend our limited time here in unity--I remind you--if we are truly willing to let go of our pride.' - Andrew Schwab
    xXx10290on August 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOf course this is "obviously" about a car wreck, but Project 86 is a very symbolic and metaphoric group... They rarely write things "obviously," at least with their newer stuff. Their "My Will Be A Dead Man" song is "obviously" about an old west showdown, but digging deeper makes it clear something else is being depicted.

    It's been suggested that it is more about the needless arguments Andrew Schwab (the singer) and Alex Albert (the drummer) would get in on their down time, told in the form of a car crash. Alex wound up leaving the band before this album was created.

    xXx10290 has posted what Andrew Schwab posted on the album's website with the lyrics. He talks of pride, and the need for humility. Combine this with the talk of coming together like "magnetic fields" and how they "spent a lifetime on the beaches of Normandy in vain" [i.e., "spent a lifetime at war in vain"] and "what for [he] can't explain" definitely draws together this idea of two people not getting along well and that they eventually came at each other and parted from each other like a car crash.

    Hence, Andrew and Alex not getting along very well.

    But that is what some say. It may not be true, but it's a better explanation than it "obviously" being about a car wreck.
    markedwardon July 07, 2008   Link

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