"Muddy Waters" as written by and Laura Pergolizzi Michael Francis Gonzalez....
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
We are kneeling at the river's edge and tempting
All the steps to follow closer right behind
Is it only when you feel a part is empty
That it’s gnawing at the corners of your mind

I will ask you for mercy
I will come to you blind
What you’ll see is the worst me
Not the last of my kind

Ooh
In the muddy water we’re falling
Ooh
In the muddy water we’re crawling
Holds me down
Hold me now
Sold me out
In the muddy waters we’re falling

It is not clear why we choose the fire pathway
Where we end is not the way that we had planned
All the spirits gather 'round like it's our last day
To get across you know we’ll have to raise the sand

Ooh, I will ask you for mercy
I will come to you blind
What you’ll see is the worst me
I'm not the last of my kind

Ooh
In the muddy water we’re falling
Ooh
In the muddy water we’re crawling
Holds me down
Hold me now
Sold me out
In the muddy waters we’re falling

Ooh
Don’t fail me now
Put your arms around me and pull me out
Ooh
I know I’m found
With your arms around me, oh save me now

Ooh
Oh, oh
Ooh, in the muddy water we’re falling
Ooh
In the muddy water we’re crawling
Holds me down
Hold me now
Sold me out
In the muddy water we’re falling


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"Muddy Waters" as written by Laura Pergolizzi Michael Francis Gonzalez

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    My InterpretationTo me it is about how painful life can be.

    "We are kneeling at the rivers edge and tempting
    All the steps to follow closer right behind
    Is it only when you feel a part is empty
    That it’s gnawing at the corners of your mind"

    It is only when you feel at your lowest, when you feel lost and alone, like no one understands you that it starts to remind you that it most likely isn't the first time, or the last time.

    The chorus to mean represents how all you can do is beg and hope blindly that it takes sympathy for you, but even then you acknowledge that it won't be the last time you'll ask for some respite.

    "It is not clear why we choose the fire pathway
    Where we end is not the way that we had planned
    All the spirits gather 'round like its our last day
    To get across you know we’ll have to raise the sand"

    We make stupid choices, or hard choice that go wrong. When we fail, we are judged for it and the only way to get across is an impossibility. The last sentence had a Moses vibe for me. He split the oceans apart, but another likely alternative would have been to raise the land; make a land bridge. Obviously we cannot do that and if we still choose to walk through, we'll likely drown.

    The last chorus is the only part that makes me feel whether she is talking to life or some other figure, vs talking to a loved one or some literal person they are asking for help. It could quite easily just be a personification of life. In the end she asks for help and feels like life sold her out and hung her out to dry.
    jobzombion June 30, 2016   Link

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