"Ricochet" as written by and Joseph Robert Rickard Dustin Paul Bates....
And we were bold over the world.
We were flying through the satellites.
We had ahold of the lightning strikes,
When we should have been afraid of heights.
And I was trying just to get you.
And now I'm dying to forget you,
Cause I knew I couldn't catch you.
So I left the sky, and I fell behind...

We were one in the same, running like moths to the flame.
You'd hang on every word I'd say, but now they only ricochet.
We were falling away. You left me with a bittersweet taste.
But when I send my heart your way, it bounces off the walls you made.
Ricochet.

If I was whole, I'd turn right now.
I'd forget it and just walk away.
Cause I've been told that I'm dragging it out,
But I've been dying just to see your face.
And all I wanted was to say "goodbye",
Into the fortress that you're stuck behind.
And in the silence now I realize,
That after all I built the wall.

We were one in the same, running like moths to the flame.
You'd hang on every word I'd say, but now they only ricochet.
You were falling away. You left me with a bittersweet taste.
But when I send my heart your way, it bounces off the walls you made.
Ricochet!

All these broken souls,
They never make me whole.
They don't, they don't know my heart.
They don't know my heart.

All these broken souls,
Each one more beautiful.
They don't, they don't know my heart.
They don't know my heart.

I'll send out my soul,
To worlds more beautiful.
But they won't, they won't know my heart.
It's the darkest part.

We were one in the same, running like moths to the flame.
You'd hang on every word I'd say, but now they only ricochet.
You were falling away. You left me with a bittersweet taste.
But when I send my heart your way, it bounces off the walls you made.
Ricochet!


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    My InterpretationThe first four lines remind me of Icarus flying too close to the sun ("we should've been afraid of heights"), or perhaps the gods themselves, feeling they had power over everything - but they behaved recklessly ("moths to the flame" - moths tend not to survive an encounter with fire).

    He describes the relationship in spiritual and sacred terms but it's also co-dependent (ultimately not healthy) - "We were one and the same... You'd hang on every word I'd say".

    His lover left this (apparently) perfect union and closed herself off, leaving him broken ("If I was whole..."), without the strength to forget her and walk away. No one else understands because they don't know the pure love between kindred souls.

    He first says she made the wall, then admits he made it. This implies he shut her in, or shut himself out. It seems she stopped being so enamored of him while he persisted and is still persisting ("dragging it out") - not the best tactic to win someone back.

    The last part of the bridge is sort of hopeful ("I'll send out my soul / To worlds more beautiful") but this being a Starset song, there's gotta be a bitter ending - "they won't know my heart", so even if finds a better place (emotionally), he doesn't expect to ever replicate the sacred (if one-sided) love he had before.

    I think this is my favorite Starset song (so far) - musically and lyrically.
    Ricocheton June 02, 2017   Link

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