"The Mapmaker" as written by Michael Spearman, Matthew Scarpelli, Mike Wellnitz, Scott Daby, Chance Medeiros and Aaron Pauley....
Listen, to the sound
The sound of an angry ocean below
And, look above
The skies open up
The waves begin to groan
They say, "It’s nothing personal
It’s what's been decided for you
It is what has to be.

If you aren't so easily swayed
I'll make my peace
And sink beneath the waves
Until it all fades away to hues
And shades of blues and grays

In this cold
Frigid and oh so lonely
I'm slowly moving toward
The center of a hostile world
Unexplored and in need of
More men like me to uncover
What lies at its ends

All I ever needed was one more day
I feel so disconnected
So strangely warm
So strangely calm


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    General CommentI love this song, but I don't really understand what it means..
    adrenalinerushon April 07, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe band stated that the song, and the entire album for that matter, was about a dream of a life of a sailor in the late 1400's early 1500's traveling to what is today America.
    "Listen, to the sound
    The sound of an angry ocean below
    And, look above
    The skies open up
    The waves begin to groan"
    Describing what it's like to be on a ship in hostile seas.

    "If you aren't so easily swayed
    I'll make my peace
    And sink beneath the waves
    Until it all fades away to hues
    And shades of blues and grays"

    If you don't believe me or come with me,
    Let me say goodbye right now.

    "In this cold
    Frigid and oh so lonely
    I'm slowly moving toward
    The center of a hostile world
    Unexplored and in need of
    More men like me to uncover
    What lies at its ends"

    This describes the settlers lives in the beginning of the colonies.
    Cold, frigid and lonely new world.
    Cold, frigid, describing the weather and conditions,
    Lonely, missing everyone and everything he once knew.
    As he explores this new, undiscovered world, he finds violent
    warriors, beasts and animals.
    In need of more men like him, he believes they are outnumbered,
    and more men can cover more ground.

    "All I ever needed was one more day
    I feel so disconnected
    So strangely warm
    So strangely calm"

    With every day he gets closer to something he desires
    "I fell so disconnected"
    He and his fellow explorers are all alone and have no way of returning to Europe.
    So strangely warm
    So strangely calm
    He is warmed in the fact there is no other place he would rather be.
    Calm in the fact that he can start a new life again.

    These are my interpretations. let me know what you all think.
    RJRealon September 02, 2012   Link

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