Our friends all dressed so smartly
this feels oddly, so wrong.
A wood box held aloft
those guys must be so strong.
J's voice sounding so grave
tells me out straight
"He's gone"

That's all,
a short phone call,
it's over now.
Tie your conscience down
with heavy heads and frowns.

Running up the walls.
Sick, stressed and all regretful
of what life could have been.
Tired, stretched and thin.
Keep it in.

You're rolling off the rails.
Light signal fails.
Amber's tail;
of compensation claims,
screeching breaks and
loud crashing sounds.

it's over now.
Tie your conscience down
with heavy heads and frowns.

Our friends all dressed so smartly
this feel oddly, so wrong.
A wood box held aloft
those guys must be so strong.
J's voice sounding so grave
tells me out straight
"He's gone"

So I'll try to move on
but he's helped shape
the man that I am now.


Lyrics submitted by Lnksyr, edited by gooddeeds, Mooaroo

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    Song Meaning"From the album by The Math Rock Blog that explains this. "[...] a beautifully crafted tale about the aftermath of the death of Henry Tremain’s friend and bass player, [David Thorpe], of his old band Saleontomorrow." This happened in 2006. I can't imagine the grief that Henry and his bandmates would have gone through. I'm very sorry for their loss. He sounded like a really great guy."

    The story behind adds even more to this song.
    Vafuron January 21, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionWhen a video of them playing this live first came out, it rocked my socks right off! It even surprised me that Henry was also filling in for bass duties along with vocals now.

    This song is one of their most well composed, and possibly the first TTNG song where the bass really stands out. It's too bad Jamie left the band, he seemed to be more creative with his basslines than the guy who recorded Animals with them. But I guess each album has its strengths and weaknesses.
    MorseCodeStutterson January 30, 2013   Link

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