Shovel in my hand
Hand across my heart
Walk along the land
To tear the ground apart
The earth beneath me crumbles
But I am just a man
Burning all my bridges
Coming back with empty hands

Caving with the pressure
Of the world upon my back
I might have learned my lesson
But I’m never looking back
The air around me thickens
For I am but a child
Losing all my visions
Coming back with empty eyes

Bury my heart with you, my love
And I’ll bury my head in my hands
I’ll build up an underground kingdom, love
A castle that forever stands

I’ll bury my heart with you, my love
If you give this life up, you’ll understand

Shovel in my hand
Nothing in my chest
There’s nothing in my head
The nothing that you left for me
Everything you took
Every laughter, the whole Earth shook
Everything you took
And with laughter the whole Earth shook

Shovel in my hand
Nothing in my chest
There’s nothing in my head
The nothing that you left for me
Everything you took
Every laughter, the whole Earth shook
Everything you took
And with laughter the whole Earth shook


Lyrics submitted by josiahcrazy5, edited by Stockholm

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    General CommentThanks! I would have posted these myself, but I couldn't figure out the "A castle..." line. And the "If you give this... up" line, but I'm still not convinced that it's "life". And that's what I had for the "Everything you took, every laughter, the whole earth shook", but that sounds weird too.

    Are these from your ears, or from Josiah, or etc.? Just want to know, because of course if they're from Josiah there's nothing to argue about, and I'll shut up, lol.

    But idk, I'm just still kinda iffy on those 2 parts.

    But yeah, nice job.

    Awesome imagery in this song, at least to me. And also symbolism, because I don't think the imagery is supposed to be literal. But yeah, I'm not too good with what the symbols actually symbolize, so I'm not too much help, lol.

    Peace.
    foundthevelvetsun7on June 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is just how I heard the song. I'm not really sure about those lines myself, but that's what it sounded like- so i just posted it. If you can think of anything else it could be, I'll change it.

    He uses kind of a wierd form for this song; two verses, bridge, and then the refrain twice. But its amazing how well he makes it work and how beautifully it flows. This is my favorite of his... for now anyway.
    josiahcrazy5on June 03, 2008   Link

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