what i have seen
let me repay
their lives
their dreams

i'll give this mass
to the depths to crush
and rust my shell
i could have saved them

what i could have done
they will never know
while they died in pain
i kept afloat
i could have saved them
i could have sunk down

i was constructed for this
it was not my choice
what i could have done
they will never know
while they died in pain
i kept afloat
what i could have done
they will never know

i offer this vessel
to pay them back
i will seek the ice
and i will breach this hull
i will give myself completely
and i will feel the water rush in
i will watch these men drown
and i will sink down

to the depths to crush
and rust my shell

i could have saved them

to the depths to crush
and rust my shell
i could have
saved them


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    General Commentabout a sinking ship i guess?!
    Aprophisthe1on March 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it's about his failed attempt or attempts to save souls from commiting suicide. Me, I am in a very dark place tonight. Getting drunk alone and listening to this album on repeat may sound like an embarrassing Friday night for most, but to me it is survival. Maybe he is singing to those who he could not save. But this music saves me.
    morphinedreamson October 25, 2013   Link

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