I drove an ancient copper thorn into your red Indian heart
Pulled the cross down and myself into a hundred weaker parts
Pointed up into the cliffs, I saw the villains they became
Just an angel and a lion spitting fire in my name

Won't be long
Won't be long
Be long
Won't be long

We threw the Stygian hypocrites into the warmest pit of hell
Down to the violent, jet-black delta where the redwoods rose and fell
I painted all of man's mistakes inside a giant golden frame
I was a tax collector up until the spirit spoke my name

In the fog of the graying woods we'd grown
Heard the cedar bulkheads moan
So we replaced it with a field
And now it's scraping up our heels

And I can hardly move my mouth
To get these hallowed insults out
Past my bear trap jaws into my wandering father's ears
So I'm packing up my tattered thoughts and swallowing my prayers

And I sold my spine to the devil-handed dusk
Finally a captain I can trust
He formed a brand new trinity
With the hypocrites and me


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Sea Smoke (Demo) song meanings
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    General CommentI'm guessing you're one of the people who got a promo copy? Otherwise I don't see how you would've been able to decipher "Stygian". Looks accurate to me.
    Lnksyron November 24, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionOh, just realized you missed the first three lines in the last stanza. This is what I could make out:

    And I ? too long in a polished wooden tomb
    Should've left some space for you
    I never got my ?
    Lnksyron November 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnd I'd been too long in a polished wooden tomb
    Should've left some space for you
    But I never got my fill of tempting fate

    So I sold my spine to the devil-handed dusk
    sirensflashingon November 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics have been posted for the acoustic demo of "Sea Smoke," not the studio version.
    crstlbllron December 13, 2010   Link

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