"Intro" as written by and Raul Alejo/herrera Gonzalez Carmona Godoy....
We didn't need a story, we didn't need a real world
We just had to keep walking
And we became the stories, we became the places
We were the lights, the deserts, the faraway worlds
We were you before you even existed

Carry on, carry on, carry on
And after us the flood
Carry on, carry on, carry on
Our silver horn it leads the way
Banners of gold shine
In the cold, in the cold, in the cold
Footprints of snow
Blind from the road
Hail!

We carry on, carry on
Follow us, we are one
The battle's fought, the deed is done
Our silver hum runs dark and strong
Hand to the heart, lips to the horn
We can stand ?
Hand on my breast, I'll keep you warm
Hail!


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"Intro" as written by Justin Meldal-johnsen Morgan Grace Kibby

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  • +3
    Lyric CorrectionThe line at the end is:

    "We can save, we can be reborn"

    A song that finally deserves the word "epic".
    Nightdiveron April 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst song of the most fantastic road trip ever taken.

    Or, this song, on repeat, as the soundtrack to the best road trip ever.
    jskiiron February 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThat song is stunning.
    I guess the words can speak for themselfs, no need to waste time interpretatin' them.. just feeling.
    marinabellinion December 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe lyrics could use some editing, but i love this song. so hopeful and so epic. and i love the female guest vocals in it too. for the longest time i thought it was florence welch (from florence and the machine) but i just found out it's actually a woman named zola jesus. fooled me! i think they sound exactly alike! anyway, i love this song. gorgeous. also, i think the bit in the beginning is supposed to be stars talking. "we were you before you even existed" especially makes sense in that light, since we're made from the same stuff as stars, which have been around forever. and we know the band loves astronomy, so, yeah. that's my thoughts. carry on ;)
    KeroseneFireon November 17, 2013   Link
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    General CommentFirst song of the most fantastic road trip ever taken.

    Or, this song, on repeat, as the soundtrack to the best road trip ever.
    jskiiron February 26, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what they mean by "we were you before you even existed"? I get what the stanza before that is getting at...I just don't exactly know this part. Thanks.
    StephenWon April 24, 2013   Link

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