"We Swim" as written by and Thorburn....
same river we swim
like some sliver in skin
now we're in the river again
but it's moving
and it feels so could
maybe you will catch it, still
in the same river we swam in
more different than the same river we swam in again
breathing spores longing for
my lungs to be filled with your fungus no more
I cried as my cells divided
the feeling multiplies over time
and a boy sees me
strumming this simple song
and the boy comes close
he brings his sister along
the ecstatic unburdened youth,
they're never wrong
and the boy starts singing along
after all,
a voice, it's just a light
all the time in front of you
faceing faces placing places
changing every time you do
set off by soundless voices singing
rounded noises singing au revoir
forever
the same river we swam in
was more different than
the same river we swam in again
because it's moving
and it feels so cold
maybe you will catch it, still


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    General Commentthis song is amazing.. so epic.. the piano is unbelievable.

    i think 'a voice, it's just a light' is 'your voice is just a lie'
    HighOnSunday51on July 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh man, I saw that too, and I thought it was so much more powerful. I was kind of dissapointed when I read the booklet and it said light.
    SamMooCowon August 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo go off what the others have said, it seems like "Your voice is just a light" is meant to be heard as lie. This leads me to think that it's about someone who has lied to you, or even a compulsive liar.

    Towards the end, "set off by soundless voices singing
    rounded noises singing au revoir
    forever", seems to me like he figured out the lies on his own and burned the bridge.

    The repeat of the chorus verse though (The same river!!), especially since it is repeated so forcefully makes me think they ended up crossing paths again and it was completely different than their first time around, leading him to think they hadn't actually changed at all.

    Any other thoughts?
    ALiaron July 04, 2009   Link

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