vine in the cracks of a life’s work
Shifting and flowing up
To find purpose under the sun
A moment of reprieve for the art born from the dirt that’ll tear it all down
You can’t fault the natural order of things.
Someday these bones will be dust beneath a sprawling city of human achievement,
Flowing up for a place under the sun.
Do you see it now?
The gold on your back weighing you down?
Pride is a cancer born from the cracks and crawling skyward.
I have been you. The shell on the street corner with change hungry hands.
A sunset car ride with a bottle of meds, or is it the canopy and rooftops?
A burst of soft color and a haze on your limbs?
Do you see it now?
The vines will come for you.
They always do. They came for me too. Gravity may not be a law.
But all things will find ground.
And we all know it exists.
Laid out under the orange red.
Sun showers in your head on the palms soaked rooftops you’ll never find.
Begging for death from the cancer of pride.
On that empty street corner I’ll keep walking.
I will leave you behind.

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    General CommentThis is a great opener to the new album. That being said, I think it has a lot of depth to it, and that its meaning surpasses most other songs they've written. I think the primary theme is the disconnection from your life that comes after falling from an apex. Everything seemed to be going great, and then the tide turns, and you're left asking yourself what exactly happened.

    The other element that I believe drives the song is the connection between the singer and the subject. It's pretty obvious the person he's watching (maybe a friend or lover?) that fell from their apex is close to him, and he's trying to comfort them in their time of loss by explaining that he's also been in their situation.
    thatoneguy111on April 04, 2014   Link

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