"The Light at the Edge of the World" as written by Paul Burnette, John Henry, Kristopher Norris, Ryan Parrish and Michael Schleibaum....
After the torchlight red on sweaty faces
After the frosty silence in the gardens
After the agony in stony places
The shouting and the crying
Prison and palace and reverberation
Of thunder of spring over distant mountains
He who was living is now dead
We who were living are now dying
With a little patience

Here is no water but only rock
Rock and no water and the sandy road
The road winding above among the mountains
Which are mountains of rock without water
If there were water we should stop and drink
Amongst the rock one cannot stop or think
Sweat is dry and feet are in the sand
If there were only water amongst the rock
Dead mountain mouth of carious teeth that cannot spit
Here one can neither stand nor lie nor sit
There is not even silence in the mountains


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    General Commentyou know, the spoken part to this song is an excerpt from T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land." Just go look it up and read it and you'll get it COMPLETELY right.
    AppleQuesoon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentReally awesome song.
    Jphthe1 explicton April 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhy would he want to put the complete poem up here? This is a site about songs right? Anyways this song is really beautiful an awesome song.
    dozedgreenon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe rap genius page gives a bit of a breakdown into what that part of the poem is about - I'm sure there's better analysis elsewhere but that format is good for this use.

    poetry.rapgenius.com/…
    tigger0jkon February 08, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIs this song supposed to be related to the song before it, "A Paradox With Flies"?
    RingAnimatedon July 09, 2016   Link

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