Sadly, I walk around this place on the shells of eggs
My shoulders are cold
I put it off for so long, I put it off
and know I've got to live with what I made

What was stolen from us
now is forever lost
just because we'll never pay the ransom
What was taken from me
I will never regain just because
We'll never pay the ransom

I'll become like the desert wind
and I'll drink all the gin
Shriveled up under desert lights
eaten up in the night
I can't keep this up much longer without
needing more from you
I need more

Wasted with the rhythm
angry at the melody
How did you stay so sweet?
Cause you were my ally once
You were my confidante
i need somebody close
to be close to

What was stolen from us
now is forever lost
just because we'll never pay the ransom
What was taken from me
I will never regain
just because we'll never pay the ransom
just because we'll never pay the ransom

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  • +4
    My OpinionFirst line is the best part of the entire album. The rest of the album is NOTHING like On Letting Go or Juturna, which is a little disappointing because the first two albums were spot on.
    bmesickon April 15, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell, I am extremely pleased with what they created as you can all hear and enjoy in Blue Sky Noise...I love every second of it. This son though, I read about in AP Magazine is about Anthony Green's wife miscarriage (If I'm not mistaken)..."What was stolen from us now is forever lost...What was taken from me I will never regain" This living thing that was gone and he can never really regain what was close to him and Meredith..."i need[ed] somebody close to be close to forever" A child will always be close to the faher/mother and I think that this is what that means....his child was gonna be someone he would be close to for a "definite" forever and it was gone.

    katadtron June 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah the intro and first verse are amazing, if only the rest of the album could've followed in this vain.
    thewakebehindyouon April 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know if you guys know anything about music but circa nailed in this album. I always loved them but it always felt like they had this magnifecent sound but coulnd't figure out how to make it work.

    well no shit it doesnt sound like on letting go theses songs actually have a drive. for the first time its like circa knows what they are trying to do. Its one of the greates albums of this generation. this song has the same circa feel while actually sounding like real musicians. they didn't "sell out" quite the contrary. They went to people who knew how to get them produce to their potentional.

    circa survives knew album blew expectations out of the water. its not boring and repetive spaceyness its real songs, with spacyness in them. notice the difference????

    great album
    thetruth7575on April 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's definitely not like Juturana or On Letting Go, but it's still pretty fucking awesome. I read somewhere that Anthony's growth as a guitar player influenced this album a lot. I think his solo stuff definitely influenced this album quite a bit too, it just seems a little more indieish and different to me.
    zombieoctopuson April 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningPretty sure that this one, like Spirit of the Stairwell, is about his wife's miscarriages. "What was stolen from us, now is forever lost". Though I'm not sure about the bit about paying a ransom.
    Carouselboyon May 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, for me, this is the best Circa Survive Album, it's just fucking awesome.
    Diferent, still them, and idk i just feel it alot.
    If you ask me, i believe this song is about something that happened to AG during the recording of this album.
    Like... hmm i don't like to mention that, go read his bio or something.
    OSLon May 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah seriously, what the hell are you guys talking about?
    I've been a fan since Juturna and this album is fucking amazing.

    My favorite of the three.
    So good.
    Chambers1990on May 27, 2010   Link
  • -2
    Song MeaningSeems to me that Circa really regrets switching to a more mainstream label, and they can't make the music they want to anymore. sodidgewse has been saying this in comments on some of the other songs, and I can definitely see that as a consistent them throughout the album.

    "What was stolen from us, is now forever lost because we'll never pay the ransom."

    Their music was stolen from them, and now they won't (can't) pay the ransom (the massive breach of contract for leaving the label).

    Granted, I think Circa has done a fantastic job with Blue Sky Noise. While it's the lesser of their three albums, it is still undoubtedly Circa Survive and sounds fantastic. I really do like it. But man, if it's true, and this ISN'T the album they wanted to make, and it still sounds this good, I REALLY wish we could hear the album they WANTED to make.

    <3 Circa Survive
    cheapLEYon April 17, 2010   Link

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