The torment has ended
the beast has done his work
Great fires rage outside of this wooded sanctuary

But soon they will be quenched by a purifying rain
the embers of the ceremonial fire burn to ash

A new warmth stirs within the center of the earth
I am alone here no more

The wood is filled with the sounds of wildness
The songs of birds fill the forest on this new morning
This will be my new home
Deep within the most sacred grove
the sun god is born anew

I will lay down my bones among the rocks and roots of the deepest
hollow next to the streambed
The quiet hum of the earth's dreaming is my new song

When I awake, the world will be born anew

Lyrics submitted by Frances-The-Tool

I Will Lay Down My Bones Among the Rocks and Roots song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentThis is easily one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. Most of the song is obvious: when he dies, he doesn't want to be in a box in the ground. He wants to be laid down in the woods he loves. "When I awake, the world will be born anew" refers to him decomposing and feeding the plants and animals around him, so he becomes a part of them.
    The way the song winds down and ends with the birds singing is just amazing. It's almost like the female vocals are him decaying away, and the sounds of the woods are his new form.
    Ampulex_Compressaon October 23, 2008   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