from the wreck of the ark
to the fading day of our star
the light races
the light drags
the moon rises
the moon sags
over the rolling waves
and your hands on the balcony
as a spine
pricks the world
and the shudder, deep, is unheard,
but you feel it
oh my god
as the spindle
flies apart
turn your bow to the biggest wave,
but your angel's on holiday
and that wave rises slowly
and breaks.


Lyrics submitted by thiagozero

On the Death of the Waters song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful.
    b1ackb1rdon July 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just listened to it for the first time, and that beginning gives me shivers.

    beautifully stunning.
    joslin01on August 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningOn first listen, a gentle introductory track. On further listens, a devastating setting out of the coherent theme of one of the great albums of recent years. Though the history of the world is long, time flies and eventually nature's end game approaches. Standing on a balcony, perhaps at night, still and attuned to nature the truth of this momentum can now be felt and faced - an apocalypse from which none can escape to paraphrase Phillip Larkin.
    The music on this song matches the meaning and feeling of the lyrics more than any song i have ever heard before. I think.
    Chinatowneron January 07, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain