I've watched him walk away
To climb the endless shadow side.
I've watched him holding on.
It was a thousand years, a thousand miles, a thousand dreams,
A thousand endings with no goodbye.
He disappeared from me
As he climbed the highest peak of the dark mountain.

Let the mountain sleep in the past with all our bad dreams.

Was it a metaphor
For all the subtle ways that we'd grown apart?
Was it mortality
Climbing him blind right off the edge of his life
Into the hands of a loving god?
Or a raging void where we get torn apart?
With his hands in the air,
Was he laughing or dancing
Or only just trying to wave goodbye?
Did he say a prayer for me
As he climbed the highest peak of the dark mountain?

Let the mountain fall.
Strike me down until I can't go on.
Right now, let me fall down
Under the ground.

Do we go on alone?
It felt like a thousand years.
It was a thousand miles away.

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As He Climbed The Dark Mountain song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentGeoff said this song was based off of a nightmare he had when he was a kid, where his father was the one climbing the dark mountain. I think this song tries to capture the helpless feeling he had when this dream occurred, it also directly speculates about the meaning of the dream with lines like:
    "Was it a metaphor for all the subtle ways we would grow apart?
    Was it mortality?"
    Rubberon December 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so FUCKING beautiful, by far one of the best song's Thursday has ever written
    Surgical_Toolson December 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song off the new split with Envy is fantastic. Thanks so much for the lyrics :)
    jonneh_on November 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think its about a guy who kills himself and they're trying to make sense of it.

    "With his hands in the air, was he laughing and dancing or only just trying to wave ‘Goodbye’!"

    It always takes me a long time to figure out Thursday's songs and I just heard this one... so maybe this is completely wrong.
    jjgirl23on November 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthursdizzle.net/music/meanings/…
    hatethejesson January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf the lyrics are the same as on the Envy split then one of parts should be:

    "Climbing him blind right up the edge of his life,
    Into the hands of a loving God, or a raging void where we get torn apart"

    AND the ending should be:

    "Do we go on alone?" instead of "Don't leave go on alone".
    slazenger14on February 15, 2009   Link

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