"Oblivion" as written by Troy Jayson Sanders and Brann Timothy Dailor...
I flew beyond the sun before it was time
Burning all the gold that held me inside my shell
Waiting for you to pull me back in
I almost sat the world in my sights

Close, low bright eyes fading
Faster than stars falling
How can I tell you that I failed?
Tell you I failed

Fallen from grace cause I've been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I'm lost in oblivion

I tried to bore a hole into the ground
Breaking all the fingers and the nails from my hand
The eyes of the child see no wrong
Ignorant bliss in

Close, low bright eyes fading
Faster than stars falling
How can I tell you that I failed?
Tell you that I failed

Fallen from grace cause I've been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I'm lost
Fallen from grace cause I've been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I'm lost in oblivion

Fallen from grace cause I've been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I'm lost
Fallen from grace cause I've been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I'm lost in oblivion
In oblivion, in oblivion


Lyrics submitted by geoffingeorgia, edited by Blabbergabber, Xusnoran, hiankovski

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  • +8
    General CommentThis song is basically just the whole concept of the entire album Crack the Skye. Skye is the name of the drummer's sister who supposedly committed suicide when they were both children.

    This song is very deep indeed, basically in this song he is blaming himself for her death "Fallen from grace, cause I've been away too long"

    He blames himself now because as a child what he saw was happening he saw as being normal he didn't question it (supposedly their father beat them as children).

    "The eyes of the child sees no wrong"
    This gives an excuse as to why he didn't do anything.

    "Leaving you behind with my loathsome song"
    The album was created by all the band members (created as in lyric wise). I guess this is the one he highly influenced. The "loathsome" song refers to Oblivion specifically because he blames himself for her suicide and dedicates such a depressing song/album to her.

    "How can I tell you I failed"
    As said before he failed to help her let alone do anything to keep from her suicide so he "failed" her and thus blames himself.

    "I tried to Burrow a hole Into the Ground,
    Breaking all the fingers and the nails from my hand"

    I guess he's trying to say that he didn't want to let her go, he was in the first stage of grief and that's denial. He wanted her to still be alive or I guess bargain and give something in exchange to bring her back to life.
    9kgon April 18, 2009   Link
  • +6
    Song MeaningBrann Dailor gives a good framework for the meaning behind the start of the album:
    "There is a paraplegic and the only way that he can go anywhere is if he astral travels. He goes out of his body, into outer space and a bit like Icarus, he goes too close to the sun, burning off the golden umbilical cord that is attached to his solar plexus."

    "I flew beyond the sun before it was time
    Burning all the gold that held me inside my shell"

    If you're unfamiliar with the story of Icarus, he was part of Greek mythology. In an attempt to escape Crete, Icarus flew too close to the sun, which melted his wings of wax, causing him to fall his death in the sea.

    In contrast, Crack the Skye begins with the character being detached from his body and strewn into space. "Now I'm lost in oblivion"
    bijanbwbon April 01, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThis song is obviously about a guy that installs The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on his computer. he becomes addicted to the game and can't stop playing it even though it's ruining his life. He's just lost in the game forever.
    lodgerrockson January 15, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHeavy yet mellow at the same time. One of my favorite off the new album.
    XBFNoodleson February 22, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHere are the correct lyrics:

    I flew beyond the sun before it was time
    Burning all the gold that held me inside my shell
    Waiting for you to pull me back in
    I almost had the world in my sight

    Lost love
    Bright eyes fading
    Faster than stars falling
    How can I tell you that I've failed
    Tell you I failed

    Falling from grace cause I've been away too long
    Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
    Now I'm lost in oblivion

    I tried to burrow a hole into the ground
    Breaking all the fingers and the nails from my hand
    The eyes of the child see no wrong
    Ignorant bliss impending doom

    Lost love
    Bright eyes fading
    Faster than stars falling
    How can I tell you that I've failed
    Tell you I failed

    Falling from grace cause I've been away too long
    Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
    Now I'm lost in oblivion

    Falling from grace cause I've been away too long
    Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
    Now I'm lost in oblivion
    zerodiabloson April 29, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIf anyones seen them live you've probably seen the movie playing in the background as they play the whole album. The song refeers to the paralzyed child leaving his body in a spiritual sense, his sprit goes into space and to 'oblivion'. 'I flew beyond the sun before it was time' he spirit leaving earth and into what he think is 'heaven' the next song is about his body dieing and his spirit being lost, and the gods of the old russian religion guiding him into rasputuins body. You can read the whole story on wiki, is very instresting but the movie is a must see, its filmed as a early 19th century film.
    BrassThroneon February 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou made a mistake on the lyrics, buddy.

    It's actually:

    Love lost
    Bright eyes fading faster
    Than stars falling down....

    Just thought I might clear that up.
    masterexploderboyon March 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"I flew beyond the sun before it was time
    Burning all the gold that held me inside my shell
    Waiting for you to pull me back in
    I almost sat the world in my sights"

    This is pretty like the flight of Icarus. He went like an outer boddy experience but lost control and went drifting through the universe, leaving his body behind in the "real world", in our dimension.
    Bandildoon February 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentListening to this song, I have a newfound respect for Dailor. This Song not only depicts the beginning of the story, but it also reflects A very personal side of Dailor.
    The line:
    "I tried to Burrow a hole Into the Ground,
    Breaking all the fingers and the nails from my hand"
    Is a prime example

    The March issue of Revolver has an article in which Brann more or less explains the signifigance of it.
    It's extremely interesting and gives the song so much more meaning and importance.

    Brann, i love you and your humping unicorn shirt.
    citationon April 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThe album is odd, in effect it is telling the story of his grief over his sister through references to it whilst simultaneously telling a different story about a fictional character who seems similar to Ikarus myth.
    georgelanghamon October 19, 2010   Link

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