Wait for me
You're onto something
Maybe there's no need
To play catchup, to play catchup
Wait for me
You're onto something
Maybe there's no need
To play catchup, to play catchup

You're casually
Casually walking through life without a worry
I'm worried its effects will show
So now I'm gathering
Gathering the pebbles I need to drink from the well
So thirsty, so thirsty

Wait for me
Well, I am not very far behind
So wait for me
I'm still chasing you
Wait for me
Well, I am not very far behind
So wait for me
While I play catchup

But thankfully
Thankfully, I haven't been taken very seriously
Seriously anxious to run the course without stumbling
Stumbling over fences, now I'm falling
Falling down the hillside, it's way too steep
It's way too steep

Wait for me
Well, I am not very far behind
So wait for me
I'm still chasing you
Wait for me
Well, I am not very far behind
So wait for me
I'm still chasing you

I happened to take a chance
Now there's no turning back
Return to childhood dreams, there rested figurines
I've been through life fast
Riding over broken glass
There is no question now
That I will catch up, will catch up

Will catch up...


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Gathering Pebbles song meanings
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    General CommentIts pretty obviously a reference to the many species most notably the crow who drop pebbles into puddles to raise water height. We as humans did it too to raise our wells. It's about progress as a civilization and how we are endlessly competing with ourselves to be the best in technology or art or music etc. No matter how hard we try we can't quite catch up because we're always getting better. The stumbling and running over broken glass are the many bumps in the road, yet we still strive for greatness and continually fall short.
    festivalinhellon October 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI read that the original name of this song was Waterbourne, after the movie that dredg did the soundtrack to. The movie was about how nobody could drink the water because it was poisoned and everyone was freaking out about it (more or less). Anyway, on traversingboard, it is mentioned that the gathering of pebbles has something to do with childlike behavior, though I cannot actually determine what they mean by "gathering pebbles."
    orendton June 02, 2009   Link

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