"The Walk" as written by and Casey Sabol Thomas Murphy....
Reach into the void
Touch the heart of darkness
Reach for the light
Feel the hand of god

The uncertainty of my existence
Can be decided by choice of a path I must walk
So, sick monotone culprit
Come on down and we'll talk about it

Bow down to the gods
Or keep on walking further.
On the cusp of our enlightenment we march

With the sun at my back
I take my first step outside shading my thoughts
and perceptions.
Done from the truth I'll never run
Be it the light or the shadow
I walk in hand with all

Born of nothing
My thoughts are unconditional
And I despise the façade of the original martyr
Deep with the void

Higher
Searching for the light
We leave this world behind

The violent twisting of the fates
The eminent collapse of our current state

Born of nothing
My thoughts are unconditional
And I despise the façade of the original martyr
Deep with the void

Higher
Searching for the light
We leave this world behind

Bow down to the gods
Or keep on walking further.
On the cusp of our enlightenment we march


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"The Walk" as written by Casey Sabol Alexander Bois

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    My InterpretationI have to disagree with ToxicityBulletCM. I think it's a bit more deep than just disbelief in religion. Actually, Periphery hints at spirituality a lot in their lyrics and not always in a negative way. "We are one, we are the strength of the universal heart", "souls entwined", "in death we pray until all have transcended from this realm" are all examples of references to spirituality. They seem to hint a lot at souls being connected.

    Anyway, this song isn't dissing religion. Rather, he's talking about seeking the truth.

    "From the truth I'll never run.
    Be it the light or the shadow"
    It is most evident in these two lines that he is not simply bashing religion. He doesn't seem to be entirely convinced that the light (or religion, the will of God, etc.) is the right path or the path to the truth. However, he still considers a possibility. All he wants is to know the truth. If the truth is in the light, then so be it.

    "So free the souls of those who desire a higher being."
    "I despise the facade of the original martyr."
    Here is seems like he might bashing on followers of a religion but I have another idea. I think he sees many religious people as sheeple who follower their religious herders out of fear or ignorance. These people are not searching for enlightenment or the truth, they are only trying to avoid punishment. He despises the mentality of these people and wishes to free them.

    This song is about his "walk" to enlightenment. It isn't about "this religion is wrong; Believe this instead." It suggests that the best thing to do is keep an open mind and seek the truth through discovery rather than skepticism.
    bobbyloujoon August 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentPeriphery, FUCK YEAR.
    Djenton March 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationObviously deals with disbelief in religion.
    ToxicityBulletCMon October 11, 2010   Link

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