So they came one by one,
There was never any warning,
Bled out the stuck pig fields like it was gonna last, long,
And I saw the whole rise,
I saw the whole thing fall, down,
And all flesh spun, a lattice of it reaching out

And I’m left holding my head, looking down at every grave,
And all millennia pass just a flicker in a wave,
And I’ve seen more villages burn than animals born,
I’ve seen more towers come down than children grow up

Cross the peaks, cross the marsh
Cross your fingers for the last time,
And pass out the blame to someone,
And never stepping up, son!
Nobody’s asking; “Why is your head bent down? So?”
There’s trillions lost, I’m dreaming of a different time

And I’m left holding my head, looking down at every grave,
And all millennia pass just a flicker in a wave,
And I’ve seen more villages burn than animals born,
I’ve seen more towers come down than children grow up

And I’ve seen biomass swarm, back and forth across the globe
They try all manner of things just to keep it all afloat,
And I’ve seen more criminals hung than innocents walk,
I’ve seen more horrors made real than dreamers wake up

Come now, decider, sit down, beside me,
Tell me my world is gone.


Lyrics submitted by darkfrankhs

The Peaks song meanings
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    My InterpretationIt's from the perspective of a higher being or god who is watching earth. And it is making the observation that there has been more atrocities than good - and the fact it has spent it's time having to watch the bad things - leaving no 'time' to watch the beauty in life. It also reflects modern life - where media and humans themselves seem to focus on the negative. In the end the 'god' asks what has happened to the world.
    darkfrankhson July 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI feel this song is about how we are shaped by our experiences.

    The crux of this song for me is "And I’ve seen more villages burn than animals born,
    I’ve seen more towers come down than children grow up"

    If you've seen/been through a lot of bad times then you tend to feel that shape you. you might be idealistic vs cynical for example.

    the same theme is here in these lines: "And I’ve seen more criminals hung than innocents walk, I’ve seen more horrors made real than dreamers wake up"

    beautiful lyrics, really touch me.
    SteveEdzon October 19, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI've heard these lyrics through Lewis Watson's cover of the song, check it out it's pretty great.
    I listened to it when I was reading Lord of the Flies, the novel by William Golding. The lyrics fit perfectly with the story. It's a highly symbolic novel about the atrocious nature of the human species and our natural tendency to engage in negative actions and thoughts, rather than appreciating the beauty of life, and to love each other. "And all millennia pass just a flicker in a wave", patterns repeat themselves, and so do we. Societies' structures change, but our deeper values (positive/negative) stay with us forever. We are somehow doomed.
    I recommend reading the book and listening to the cover ;)
    maybethatsiton November 27, 2014   Link

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