I finally get what you’ve been saying,
Now that we’re knee deep side by side,
The storm clouds are circling above us,
As we struggle, against the tide.

I feel your grip firm on my shoulder,
But this fear in my head won’t subside,
They patiently circle around us,
As we hold out…

Oh father why have they forsaken me?
You warned me that they would,
The curse is passing down the bloodline,
Unspoken and misunderstood.

We’re losing light,
And strength of will,
The darkened depths beckoning still,
And we hold on against the tide.

Another storm you’re left to fight alone,
Remember son, you’re reaping what you’ve sown.
Under the waves and sinking like a stone,
I’m sorry son, you’re reaping what you’ve sown.

Another storm you’re left to fight alone,
Remember son, you’re reaping what you’ve sown.
Under the waves and sinking like a stone,
I’m sorry son, you’re reaping what you’ve sown.

You’re reaping what you’ve sown.
You’re reaping what you’ve sown.
You’re reaping what you’ve sown.
(You’re reaping what you’ve sown.)

We’re slowly losing ground,
And hope is harder to maintain,
When all the prayers we prayed,
Feel lost like tears in the rain.
The water is pulling down,
The moon's eclipsing the sun,
The ending we knew would come,
Has finally begun…

(You’re reaping what you’ve sown.)
It’s finally begun.

You’re reaping what you’ve sown.
(You’re reaping what you’ve sown.)
I’m sorry son, you’re reaping what you’ve sown.
(You’re reaping what you’ve sown.)
(You’re reaping what you’ve sown.)

This sorrow weighs down on my shoulders,
This fear is getting harder to hide,
You’ll leave me alone in the darkness,
Left to hold out.
Against the tide.


Lyrics submitted by ArchAngelVanity, edited by OmegaSpark, Kafari

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    Song MeaningThe beauty of this song is that it has room for virtually any number of interpretations. Metaphorically, Klayton compares the struggle of the bad parts in our lives to a sinking ship in a terrible tropical storm.

    The lyrics paint the picture of a young Captain and his crew aboard a ship caught in a dangerous storm. Ravaged by the tides, the ship is at hell's mercy. The Captain then quickly discovers that the crew mates who would never leave his side have abandoned ship, leaving him all alone to face the storm's fury.

    He pray's to the father above for heavenly grace, but too late as the father replies "Another storm you’re left to fight alone, Remember son you’re reaping what you've sown"

    The parable can literally be applied to just about any Father/ Son situation. Ex: Son joins a gang. The father tried hard to keep his son away from that life warning that when things go south, his gang friends will abandon him. The Son gets prosecuted and goes to prison. The father won't intervene or bail in fear that his Son will not learn this lesson.

    You could even go a bit deeper and apply the parable life itself. Life is a gift that we take for granted, but once staring death in the eye, we beg and pray to the forces that be for repentance.
    OmegaSparkon March 04, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI recently began thinking that this the end result of the "wishing upon a blackstar" that was referenced throughout the album. Blackstars were what black holes used to be called. I think that the "struggle against the tide" is a struggle against the tidal forces of the blackstar that has finally come to grant the wish.
    JetKusanagion February 13, 2017   Link

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