"Drown Out" as written by and Glen James Hansard....
Drown out, the voice that breaks the silence
And talks the joy out of everything
You were found out and had to walk
In darkness without the only thing you care about

And we drive away and head for south
We found our way and blocked it out

Cry alone, and die alone
Pray alone, and stay alone

You were burned out
And had to stop before all hell broke
And finally took its toll

And save our souls were playing dead
And mine for gold in a heart of lead
And turn around and save yourself
We found our way and blocked it out

Cry alone, and die alone
Pray alone, and stay alone

Drown out
Drown out

Lyrics submitted by remembermaine

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    General CommentThis song is about feeling guilty about something that isn't actually wrong.

    Glen tells a story, in relation to the song, about a friend of his that is a paranormal investigator and exorcist of sorts.

    One day she told him that her husband had been getting possessed by two souls who simply kept repeating "We come from the dark", over and over again. Over a matter of time she discovered that the two souls were two young disabled teenage boys who were burnt at the stake in the 1400's in Ireland.

    When asked why it had taken them so long to come forward, they replied that they'd been walking all that time through absolute darkness when, in the distance, two pricks of white light appeared. Those pricks were the back of her husbands eyes, and they'd been walking all that time feeling like they were evil, and wrong, and guilty.
    niteflite01on November 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThanks for posting that explanation, no wonder it sounds so spooky.
    musicalcureon February 05, 2010   Link

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