"Sink" as written by and Jesse Lacey....
I don't want to let you go
But it hurts my hands to hold the rope
I won't be such an easy mark
You're no better then they say

And all the candles on the cake
All set fire to the gate
Turn the cannons towards the boat
Men were drowning in the moat
It was the end of all rowers oars

If you call then I'm coming to get you
If you call then I'm coming, now
If you call then I'm coming to get you
You want to sink, so I'm gonna let you

All I want's some earth and seed
But only grow the things I need
But first I must find my way back
And you go lay down on the track

At first I had an even keel
But now I'm not sure what is real.
It's taken me this long to learn
That every dead is ate by worms
And once they're gone they don't return

If you call then I'm coming to get you
If you call then I'm coming, now
If you call then I'm coming to get you
You want to sink, so I'm gonna let you

I'm coming to get you
If you call then I'm coming to get you
If you call then I'm coming to get you
You want to sink, so I'm gonna let you
Then the fire snuck into your bedroom
Now I'm falling asleep to forget you

How darkly the dark hand met his end
He was withered and boney, exposed for a phoney
But we heed the last words that he penned
Haste to disgrace the traitor. Do not wait 'till later
I don't think that you've got to pretend
I see God in birds and Satan in long words
But I know what you need in a friend
So now when I leave you, I hope I won't see you

How darkly the dark hand met his end
He was withered and boney, exposed for a phoney
But we heed the last words that he penned
Haste to disgrace the traitor. Do not wait 'till later

If you call then I'm coming to get you
If you call then I'm coming, now
If you call then I'm coming to get you
You want to sink, so I'm gonna let you
Well, I'm coming to get you
If you call then I'm coming, now
If you call then I'm coming to get you
You want to sink, so I'm gonna let you
Then the fire snuck into your bedroom
Now I'm falling asleep to forget you


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"Sink" as written by Jesse Lacey

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  • +2
    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is about being betrayed by someone you thought you can trust. am I wrong?
    h2bigon September 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe first screamed part I believe is "You're no better than this sailor!"
    turtle4ton September 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt was the end of all the rowers' HOPE.
    BryanMacon September 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is mostly correct I think.


    I don't want to let you go
    But it hurts my hands to hold the rope
    I won't be such an easy mark
    You're no better than this, sailor!

    And all the candles on the cake
    All set fire to the gate
    Turn the cannons towards the boat
    Men were drowning in the moat
    It was the end of all the rowers' hope

    If you call then I'm coming to get you
    If you call then I'm coming, now
    If you call then I'm coming to get you
    You want to sink, so I'm gonna let you

    All I want is some earth and seed
    But only grow the things I need
    But first I must find my way back
    And you go lay down on the track

    At youth I had an even keel
    But now I'm not sure what is real
    It's taken me this long to learn
    That every dead is ate by worms
    And once they're gone they don't return

    If you call then I'm coming to get you
    If you call then I'm coming now
    If you call then I'm coming to get you
    You want to sink, so I'm gonna let you drown
    I'm coming to get you
    If you call then I'm coming to get you
    If you call then I'm coming to get you
    You want to sink, so I'm gonna let you
    Drown the fire that snuck into your bedroom
    Now I'm falling asleep to forget you

    How darkly the dark hand met his end
    He was withered and bony, exposed for a phoney
    But we heed the last words that he penned
    Hast to disgrace the traitor. Do not wait till later
    I don't think that you've got to pretend
    I see God in birds and Satan in long words
    But I know what you need in a friend
    So now when I leave you, I hope I won't see you

    How darkly the dark hand met his end
    He was withered and boney, exposed for a phoney
    But we heed the last words that he penned
    Hast to disgrace the traitor. Do not wait till later

    If you call then I'm coming to get you
    If you call then I'm coming now
    If you call then I'm coming to get you
    You want to sink, so I'm gonna let you drown
    I'm coming to get you
    If you call then I'm coming, now
    If you call then I'm coming to get you
    You want to sink, so I'm gonna let you
    Drown the fire that snuck into your bedroom
    Now I'm falling asleep to forget you
    DarkReignon September 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment+ its i see god in birds and satan in words that fool had it right
    troyzb6on September 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe "I see God in birds and Satan in long words" line could refer to the fact that he sees God as evident through natural, complex things like birds but sees Satan when studying sciences or philosophies.
    HoundDogon December 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"At dawn the fire snuck into your bedroom
    Now I'm falling asleep to forget you"

    This is remarkably similar to the lyrical themes in 'Bed'

    "My head is lit I don't ever wanna go to bed
    Your hair is on fire"

    I'm starting to think this is a concept album, the same themes of fire, forests, and sleep are constantly recurring, listen to Noro in particular, seems to link all the songs together aswell as coming full cirlce to the hymn at the start of Vices
    superjuper27on July 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll I'll say is: assisted suicide
    NeoDamiuon December 05, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwat
    laces0utalexon August 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy are you still here?
    Arteron August 18, 2009   Link

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