"Sight Unseen" as written by Zach Blair, Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath and Brandon Barnes....
Sight unseen, the road stretched out before me.
Suffocate - the water rising slowly.
Step in time, agree to share this pain.
Live or die now, but still we suffer just the same!

I took my share and then told her, "I don't want more"
We spend our lives, then ask you, what was this for,
We gave our time and still we came up short.

'Cause this is all I've got, and I've nothing more.
We save the worst excuse, but the best in store.
Maybe now, we'll finally even the score.
Are you counting? - do you even wanna know?

'Cause unknown, the streets are never-ending.
Sinking down, with nothing to defend me.
Lie and wait, for some small show of mercy.
Questions change - but the answers always stay the same!

I took my share and then told her, "I don't want more"
I fell so low, I touched the oceans floor.
But what the hell are we searching for?!

'Cause this is all I've got, and I've nothing more.
We save the worst excuse, but the best in store.
Maybe now, we'll finally even the score.
Are you counting? - do you even wanna know?

She lies awake now, and cried a thousand rivers.
The circumstance here, has led this child astray.
This candle's fading, the dim light slowly withers.
You ask for guidance, but I just look away...

I have nothing more to say.

So let me down, because they never believed in you.
Seal this crown, and still we can see right through.

'Cause this is all I've got, and I've nothing more.
We save the worst excuse, but the best in store.
Maybe now we'll finally even the score.
'Cause this is all I've got.
And now there's nothing.


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"Sight Unseen" as written by Joseph Principe Brandon Barnes

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    General Commentthis song is one of the most poetic of Tim's works

    She lies awake now, and cried a thousand rivers.
    The circumstance here, has led this child astray.
    This candle's fading, the dim light slowly withers.
    You ask for guidance, but I just look away...

    I think its about how we constantly look for answers to problems we don't fully understand; we don't entirely know what we're looking for.

    I hope some more people discover this song soon.
    Its become one of my favorites

    x_no_poison_xon April 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree very poetic like all their songs. I love how each song is like a puzzle you can pick apart withyour mind and take so much meaning from
    LickMySpatula00on May 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song. I don't fully understand the song, but I guess I can say that about a lot of songs. In one sense, its easy to relate it to a couple given the reference to 'her', but knowing Rise Against chances are its more reflective of life in general or politics. If I go with the couple meaning, I suppose to me it would mean in a relationship you commit to each other and its supposed to be like an equal relationship, but 'her' in this case seems to pawn more off on the other person than she should, or take more than she gives back. When all fails, a common question to ask would be, what was this all for? Then this person harbors resentment towards 'her', and when she needs guidance, the person wants nothing to do with her. And this last act is all that is left.
    DarrellJ88on March 29, 2010   Link

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