sorrowing man, look how worn you've become.
you once were lord of the barren sea.
there's blood on our hands.
in this perfect madness you're living on borrowed time.

oh, how you have lost your way.
oh, how you have lost your way.

there's no sympathy, for we don't know the cure.
cause what you've got, well it runs too pure.
but you've lived and breathed more than any man i know.
but you're not done, or at least i hope.

oh, how you have lost your way.
oh, how you have lost your way.
in this life that we have made together
oh, how you have lost your way.
oh, how you have lost your way.
oh, how you have lost your way.


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  • +1
    General Comment"In this perfect madness, you're living on borrowed time."

    I feel that line.
    icesk8ngurlon June 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne could almost read this as Dallas talking about himself.
    How worn he has become is from all the touring with Alexisonfire and City & Colour
    "But you're not done or at least I hope" is him being hopeful about continuing his music career.
    JohnMurrayon June 11, 2011   Link
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    My Opinionso this reminds me of my father who had every opportunity to be great at a young age, and the world in front of him.

    He fell into a comfort and a pattern and ended up ultimately losing out on many of the dreams he probably had, to live a life in society's expectations.

    I have hopes that he can leave his stressful period of life and find something that gives him joy.
    lugreenbon March 10, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "The Bering Sea", which is between Alaska and Russia. Never heard of a "Barren Sea"? Correct me if I'm wrong :)
    lurtzzon June 15, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionMaybe he knew Phil from the Deadliest Catch & this song is about him?
    Guitarist941on July 30, 2011   Link

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