I----I pushed off the pier
Infinity ran cold
And filled up my ears
There’s the weapon you hold;
There’s the thing that you hold it to
And the thing you hold dear.

Oh the speed of a year
It runs the wood dry
And water unclear
There’s the thing you hold high;
Then there’s the thing that you hold it to
And the thing you hold dear.

I will be an enemy to men seen in the light!
Do you think it’s all right?
Yes, I think it’s all right!
It’s all right!

If you make the waves
The sun makes the rays
The speed of the light
Can be trusted to prey
To prey on the fools
That pushed off your pier
The whirling of pools runs clear

Da-da-da-dum…

So I’ll be out till the shimmering dies
I said I’ll be out till the shimmering dies
It’s the reigning of the predatory nature of the sky
And the ringing sound it makes when it’s burning out your eyes
It’s all right. IT IS ALL RIGHT!

It’s the speed of the light
It’s the speed of a year
It’s the weapon you hold,
And the thing you hold dear.
OH my dear, oh my dear
It’s infinity’s time to shine out here.
If you make the waves
The sun makes the rays
The speed of the light
Can be trusted to prey
To prey on the fools
That pushed off your pier
The whirling of pools runs clear

Da-da-da-dum…

The rocking of boats and the making of mirrors
The whirling of pools running clear.

Da-da-da-dum…

I heard them say, “put the weapon away”.
It’s the thing you know and they’re taking it away
I know
But I’ll find a way
I’ll find a way to let the dear thing GO!

Bum….bum…ba-da-dum…

If you make the waves
The sun makes the rays
The speed of the light
Can be trusted to prey
To prey on the fools
That pushed off your pier
The whirling of pools runs clear

Da-da-da-dum…

The rocking of boats and the making of mirrors
The whirling of pools running clear.


Lyrics submitted by sidelines, edited by smileyoureontv

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    General Commentthis song is awsome just listened to it today
    and then listened to it again
    and again
    and again
    and again....
    Sunset Rubdownon August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Shimmering," not "shivering."

    Damn good tune.
    Clap Your Handson August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove that little guitar at the start - reminds me of "Bees" from AC. great song - yes.
    wiredbirdson August 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually the first bit of the songs seems almost Beatles-esque. Is it just me?
    mozillaman0on October 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsong*
    (Sorry I'm a spelling nazi)
    mozillaman0on October 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about intelligence and reason in these days of 'men of faith' and how valuable and rare these qualities are in people.

    And I love the sea-like sound of the song.
    Serilazarethon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about intelligence and reason in these days of 'men of faith' and how valuable and rare these qualities are in people.

    And I love the sea-like sound of the song.
    Serilazarethon October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I'll find a way to let the DEAR thing go."
    (as in "the thing you hold dear")

    not

    "I'll find a way to let you tear the thing go."

    achtorton August 27, 2010   Link

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