It’s my body that I trust
Deeper than my voice
Deep to the sound of my heart
I can hear you moving on
Like the tracks of a train
Where there’s no way back to the start

Ohhhhhh
The worry that you carry me over
Ohhhhhh
The dead lie
But you carry me over

Oh we’re moving on and on
Like a pendulum swing
Where there’s no way back to the start

Ohhhhhh
The worry is that you carry me over
The dead lie but you carry me over
Over
The worry you follow deeper down
Over
The worry I follow down
To feel you I followed you down, down, down.


Lyrics submitted by JJKelsall

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    My InterpretationI think this song is the conflict between the passing of time, propelling us forwards and the human desire to remain in the past. In the first verse, this idea of the body constantly changing and moving forwards in time is symbolised by the train tracks, yet the narrator laments that there's no way back to the start, hence their worry about being 'carried over.'

    At the same time though, there is a sense in which the narrator wants to be carried over. 'The dead lie, but you carry me over,' shows how the narrator is able to get through time while everything around them decays and withers.

    I think the musical interlude resembles the passing of time, or time catching up with the narrator. It is repetitive and full of hypnotic and energetic beats which give it a monotonous feel, but the sudden sweeps of strings and growling guitars add an ominous affect, reminding the narrator that they too, are being propelled closer and closer to death.

    At the end of the song all of this tension builds up and is released, perhaps signifying that time has finally caught up with the narrator, and she no longer runs away from time, but allows it to take over her and perhaps carry her over, into the next life.
    JJKelsallon January 26, 2014   Link

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