I sat and contemplated everything and nothing came
This dry skin is aging and cracking, but I still sing
Let the sun wash over me
These warm thoughts are a shade of the truth

Seem to be a forest growing out of harvest
Keeping me sustained
Straying from the obvious into the strange
It was in an effort ending up the same

The voice speaks now
Other than my own echo in the cavern of a useless skull
I am just a stain on a dress you've made
The beauty in the stitching elegances...

Block the rain
Aiming at this broken shell
Countless as far as I can tell
The ways in which you sing

I rode your back and took hold of the reigns, laughing all the way

What can we fill up in our short lives
Making us complete, allowing us to breathe
When death is washed away we will terminate this vital mystery
But I still need to reach the life inside of me, the life inside...

I rode your back and took hold of the reigns, laughing all the way

Lyrics submitted by alainbee, edited by SadieGlutz

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    General CommentI love IP. I do. I love SWSMH more than Wolves. But, this song just takes it to an entirely different level for me. I guess I reach an end "stage" in my life when I get some type of monumental song that just moves me tremendously. Last "stage" was Inscape by Stateless. This time it's a tie between this song & Anthony Green + Colin Frangicetto's remix of Long Time Coming. Now, with personal matters aside . . .

    This song totally moves with the theme of their album Wolves, in my opinion. I feel that this song speaks of someone who feels like giving up, yet didn't throw in the towel. And, during the course of that, is fighting to find some worth in their life to propel them to keep moving forward. Something to show them that life is still worth living, in a sense.

    It seems like these types of songs from Wolves tend to deal with a sense of defeat and recovery that can only be mirrored by thoughts of death. Could it be suicide, or a possible terminal illness, or, even, just walking on the path of the last days. There's something that screams out "FINAL" in terms of the deepest of lows from this collection of songs. I love it, and it speaks much more creatively than a lot of people are even giving them credit for. This band will be one of those lost gems that folks have to come back for if they don't end up having a stronger fanbase, soon.

    Also, I think that some of the lyrics are wrong. I believe it's "the voice speaks now" and not "their voice speaks." That makes more sense, and if you listen, it sounds more similar to that.

    The other mishap is "in a cavern of a useless skull" and not "our useless skull." Again, it makes more sense lyrically, and connects better to how it sounds when he's singing it. Outside of that, I believe that the lyrics are very spot on.

    Cabreson December 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, it's one of my favorite by them, idiot pilot is one of my favorite bands of all time
    kirkh34on July 22, 2009   Link

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