Shifting light outlines my battered form
Stranger to the world
Alone in my abandonment

A gaining army of white horses
Stark warning race before the icy front
The deceiving calm betrays all signs
Of impending change

Evening tide, what do you hide?
Damnation or salvation?

As my skin breaks the blackened surface
The cold is rising, yet all embracing
Darkness, erase this lonesome place
From my every existence

An angry sky bares the signs
A distant violence yet to break
The ocean's travelers cry forth across the waves

Lightning cracks across a vast horizon
Reaching out its hands towards an unsuspecting shore

No light to guide
No ties, no ties to bind
Evening tide, what do you hide?
What do you hide?

To the years spent waiting on the winds of change
(This is penance paid
This is my penance paid)
To the morning sun whose warmth never found
This young man's face

Shifting light outlines my battered form
Stranger to the world
Alone

Evening tide, what do you hide?
What do you hide?

Lightning cracks across a vast horizon
Reaching out its hands towards an unsuspecting shore

With a final effort
I strike out across the swells
Seeking only the answers
Maybe horizons hold

With a final effort
I strike out across the swells
Seeking only the answers
Maybe horizons hold


Lyrics submitted by alien13, edited by BlueDiamondx3

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  • +1
    General Comment2nd favourite off the new album.

    i think its about being an outcast of society and trying to find your own belonging in the world
    markpcroninon June 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningHe's beginning to feel alone now and really questioning what he is doing.
    "Evening tide, what do you hide? Damnation or Salvation?"
    It's basically a now or never situation from here on the story.
    BLaacKeNon September 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot only my favorite song of the album, but one of my favorites of all time. The riff is unlike anything I have ever heard, goosebumps every time. I've listened to this song more than 200 times in the few weeks the album has been out, and still love it. Like most songs with hard vocals, it's difficult to nail down the lyrics 100% until you read them. Once I read these lyrics, wow, I'm not ashamed to admit that I was brought to tears: "To the years spent waiting on the winds of change, this is penance paid.
    This is my penance paid, to the morning Sun, whose warmth never found this young man's face." These lines have tremendous personal meaning to me.
    MetalcoreJ44on July 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone else think this song sounds like Lamb of God?
    punker_rockeron September 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Parkway Drive songs, and tied with Home is for the Heartless for best on the album. The riff is one of the most emotionally powerful I've ever heard, sends chills down my spine. Not to mention the incredible lyrics. I've had instances of indescribable emotion and thought while listening to this song. Definitely bound to be a PD classic in my eyes.
    TheAbstractedon May 24, 2013   Link

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