"Digital Sea" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
I woke, cold and alone
Adrift in an open sea
Caught up in regrets
And tangled in nets
Instead of your arms wrapped around me
And I wept, but my tears are anathema here
Just more water to fill my lungs
I hear someone scream
"God what is it we have done?"

I am drowning in a digital sea
I am slipping beneath the sound
Here my voice goes to ones and zeros
I'm slipping beneath the sound

A song from somewhere below
Deadly and slow begins
Both sickly and sweet
Now picking up speed
Ushering in the world's end
And the ghost of Descartes screams again in the dark
"Oh how could I have been so wrong?"
But above the screams the sirens sing their song

I am drowning in a digital sea
I am slipping beneath the sound
Here my voices goes to ones and zeros
I'm slipping beneath the sound

Here my voice goes to ones and zeros
[Repeat till the end]


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"Digital Sea" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General CommentI think digital sea is about the dehumanization and loss of individuality created by todays digital age.

    The narrator wakes to find himself afloat in the digital sea, instead of in his lovers/friends/families arms. The “God what is it we have done” seems like it could be someone drowning in the digital sea that man has created, i.e. what have we done that now so consumes and drowns us. His voice going to ones and zeroes is a reference to binary, the ‘language’ by which computers think. Descarte is most famous for ‘I think, therefore I am’ I think he is calling himself wrong because, in the digital age, people can think, but the really aren’t, they just float around, or (also possible, and ironic) is that they give themselves internet personalities that think, but aren’t people. Lastly, the siren songs are those of the digital age, which are hard to resist. I wouldn’t view this as a call out against all things digital, but rather against those, who, like the narrator, are ‘tangled in nets’ and are not incapable of setting themselves free, but unwilling because of the strong song of the sirens.
    Sojourneymanon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hated this song the first time I heard it. Keep listening though, and the musical layers become more apparent.

    I love this line though:
    "But above the screams still the sirens sing their songs"

    The dual meaning is beautiful. Dual probably isn't even the right word because there are probably more .
    JonR2387on September 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis could be the best thing thrice has every done, this and flags of dawn.
    Spinnaayon September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHere's the official lyrics that Dustin posted at alchemyindex.com

    I woke, cold and alone, adrift in the open sea; caught up in regrets, and tangled in nets, instead of your arms wrapped around me. And I wept but my tears are anathema here, just more water to fill my lungs. I hear someone scream, “God what is it we have done?” I am drowning in a digital sea; I am slipping beneath the sound. Here my voice goes, to ones and zeros, I’m slipping beneath the sound. A song from somewhere below, deadly and slow begins. Both sickly and sweet, now picking up speed, and ushering in the world’s end. And the ghost of Descartes screams again in the dark, “Oh how could I have been so wrong?” But above the screams still the sirens sing their song.
    Thricecubeon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo descartes was a french philosopher eh?? Interesting.
    Spinnaayon September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, famously qouted "I think, therefore i am"
    amazing song
    here my voices goes to ones and zeros
    dustin always finds a new way to blow me away
    faithinthethiefon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentas for song meanings, im gunna be the first to give it a stab.

    Artificial Intelligence- Descartes, couldn't account for an artificial thinker.
    the AI's voice is the one made of binary.

    "god what is it we have done"
    and the line about a song rising from the deeps, gives me the impression that some act of man has ruined a civilization and remnants of it are still intact (the song rising up) but all that remains after this great flood (or whatever) is the AI
    imakeartworkon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think when Dustin says "But above the screams still the sirens sing their songs." I don;t think it's like ambulance sirens but in Greek mythology the Sirens are singers with songs so sweet that it lures in sailors then they sink their ship sending them all to their death. Sojourneyman is right about there being a loss in this digital age. Amazing song though.
    fender8822on September 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti like the ending.. gives it a unique touch

    amazing lyrics here
    ZenfullTangerineon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcant wait for this to come out on cd!!!
    ZenfullTangerineon September 19, 2007   Link

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