If you really want to conjure up a ghost
Cultivate a space for the things that hurt you most

Rake the sands until they surface
Bind their tiny eyes

Stake out your position, let your armor fall
Stay put til they find you, it won't take long at all

Rake the sands until they surface
Up they come, gone translucent

They're coming up no matter what
Fools rush in and the doors slam shut

Ghosts of my childhood stay with me, if you will
Find a place where there's water, hold you under til you're still

Rake the sands until they surface
Don't let anybody call them ugly


Lyrics submitted by mossushi

Outer Scorpion Squadron song meanings
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    General Comment"opening old scars"
    ireallylikebagelson April 16, 2011   Link
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    General Commentp.s. this song is beautiful live ;-;
    ireallylikebagelson April 16, 2011   Link
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    My Opinion"Ghosts of my childhood stay with me, if you will
    Find a place where there's water, hold you under til you're still"

    This might be my favorite lyric of 2011.
    VertTheAbstracton May 07, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThe title could be a reference to the 105 Squadron of the Israeli Air Force, also known as 'The Scorpion'.
    legislaceratoron December 08, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song may be about remembering times in your past. You want to not forget them, but even the ones you do will come to the surface whether you like it or not. It's all about preservation.
    OctaVariuM8on May 05, 2013   Link

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