"An Apology" as written by William Hugh Cashion, Samuel Thompson Herring and John Gerrit Welmers....
This is what I know,
The canopy loss of our home
Is a far cry, while I'm away.

Tethered to finding a rope,
We walk in precarious ways.
And go alone at night
To Misery's bed.
In Misery's bed, we stay.

So far away

Here in the tremble and pulse,
With the rush and the weight of the world.
I am a cannibal, known,
Begging the lashes to break.

You find me awake in a dream,
A scream in the dark, so it seems.
Or is that just how it leaves?
The shadow I cast now the breeze.

So far away

So this is how it goes,
With the loss of our canopy home.
That falls with the leaves from the trees,
As we pass.

And I wasn't there in the last,
But I was surely there from the first.
Here, in my chest where you burst,
I keep the crush
And the weight of the world.

So far away


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"An Apology" as written by Samuel Thompson Herring John Gerrit Welmers

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    General CommentI am getting the feeling this song is about mankind losing touch to its (natural) roots and moving "so far away" from where it should be.

    "The canopy loss of our home
    Is a far cry, while I'm away"
    This could mean that during life we're moving more and more away from our actual fate (how human life was supposed to be, but not in an almighty god/designer kind of way) and we always feel something's not quite right, but in a subtle way

    "Here in the tremble and pulse,
    With the rush and the weight of the world.
    I am a cannibal, known,
    Begging the lashes to break."

    We're pushed/Pushing ourselves into a certain way of living - going to school, working 40h a week, living in big, anonymous cities and we "go alone at night to Misery's bed."

    I would not say, however, that this song condemns modern life altogether. It might just be a request to let go off some of the modern distractions and start living a simpler, more loving life with the people we care about
    nnbdson March 21, 2017   Link

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