Do I strive for a hustle, when time slinks and snails its way by?
Ran my thoughts in Chicago, remember how we slept in parking spaces that night?
Searching for Noble Drew, our brain synapses fried,
dear heart, pound less, this rib ain't caged to confine

how can I swim 9,000 miles
I'm 9,000 miles away from home

Lying in a ditch,
a hung my eyes off the crescent,
I rubbed the bristles on my chin,
where do I begin?
Mere moments away from doomsday,
I still recall your visage,
march down stairs through the hinges there into the daylight that jipped me that night you decided to pack to forget me

how can I swim 9,000 miles
I'm 9,000 miles away from home

Life's hard when you're singed, by the shades of the past,
moments can be cinched, by the fear you'll be last,
thaw my heart, thaw my heart, I've been frozen in old groves

alternate verse:
There's almost no line between fear and love
sometimes I'm made of fire, sometimes I'm made of mud
But I stand alone on my own here, still barely holding on.


Lyrics submitted by taffistani

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that 9,000 miles is some sort of Nation of Islam reference or 5%ers. Either way, it's an American sect of Islam post Malcolm X, but I can't remember what it is.

    Anyway, moving off topic. I think it's basically about a journey to find out more about Islam. There are so many referneces to Islam in it, for example 'Noble Drew' and 'hung my eyes off the crescent'. However, there's a bit it that goes "I still recall your visage,
    march down stairs through the hinges there into the daylight that jipped me that night you decided to pack to forget me"; looks like someone left. I don't know. This is probably their most cryptic song, but the last verse of

    "
    Life's hard when you're singed, by the shades of the past,
    moments can be cinched, by the fear you'll be last,
    thaw my heart, thaw my heart, I've been frozen in old groves"

    I think that they took the journey to find more about Islam by the looks of it, just some sort of searching for whatever's real out there. trying to forget what happene dbefore because you're 'singed by the shades of the past'; I think he got his heart broken and he's trying to get over it as best he can.
    taffistanion July 04, 2010   Link

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