"Black Water" as written by and Patrick Christensen Sascha Ring....
Shapes do melt, until they're small
looking down at scattered bones.

I used to keep a slender harp,
till they spread her ghost on
till they spread over stone.

I pulled a trigger by mistake
flowered at the aftermath.

slowly recognize the scale
we will be ephemeral.
we will be ephemeral.

Fact isn't what you see
not anymore what it used to be

fact isn't what you see
not anymore what it used to be
Be, be, me, me, me

fact isn't what you see
not what it used to be.

i'm flowing like black water

to us.
insurgency.

to us.
insurgency.


Lyrics submitted by Ferrisybuga, edited by darknshine

"Black Water" as written by Patrick Christensen Alfredo Carlos Nogueira

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, MUSIC SALES CORPORATION, ROLF BUDDE MUSIKVERLAG GMBH

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    Lyric CorrectionJewdiful has it mostly right except for the last lines, it goes exactly like this:

    Shapes still melt into the smoke
    
Looking down at scattered bones
    
I used to keep a slender hope
    
'Til they spread above the stone
    
'Til they spread above the stone



    I pulled the trigger by mistake
    
Floundering at the aftermath
    
Slowly recognize the scale

    We will be ephemeral
    
We will be ephemeral

    

Fact Isn't what you see
    Not anymore
, what it used to be

,
    Fact isn't what you see
    Not what it used to be

    I'm flowing in blackwater,
    to another surging sea
    to another surging sea
    mjc1423on May 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctionthese lyrics are all wrong. this is important, vastly so, for the context, symbology, and meaning of the song.

    corrected:

    Shapes still melt into the smoke
    
Looking down at scattered bones
    
I used to keep a slender hope
    
'Til they spread above the stone
    
'Til they spread above the stone



    I pulled the trigger by mistake
    
Floundering at the aftermath
    
Slowly recognize the scale

    We will be ephemeral
    
We will be ephemeral

    

Fact Isn't what you see
    Not anymore
, what it used to be

,
    Fact isn't what you see
    Not what it used to be

    I'm flowing with black water
    
Into a loss of surgency
    
Into a loss of surgency
    jewdifulon February 26, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctionsurgency isnt a word but insurgency (rebellion/revolt) is; which makes more sense...i think
    vbcscon May 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou could be right about the lyrics, it's so hard to tell sometimes :)

    but "surgency" is indeed a word. it's a term associated with the Big 5 framework of personality traits - "surgency" specifically being a trait of positive emotional reactivity/affect (put simply, an optimistic, happy outlook).

    personally, i hear "into a loss of surgency," based on a definite "s" sound right before "of surgency," or "surging sea" as you hear it.

    i mean, it doesn't matter really of course. i'm not here to be right, everyone hears songs in their own way and develops meanings that are personal to them :)
    jewdifulon November 14, 2012   Link

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