Fiending children writhe
The cradle cap will fall
Rings attach the hands
Shadow black and cold
Etching out a space
Forge the thumbprint
Fake the name
Leave without a trace
Spark the friction
Breath to the edge

Stare into the tunnels eyes
Nature is cruel
Make everyone pay
This road will lead you to the end
Pacing the room
Forgetting the rules

Dry rust teaming from the lip
Arms will make the gate
Buckle from the weight

Fiending wet nurse writhe
It echoes through the night
String attached to cans
We digging with our hands
Etching out a space
Forge the thumbprint
Fake the name
Leave without a trace
Spark the friction
Breath to the edge

You’re pushing for weeks before the day
Beware
Mirror
You've got the right to stay sedate
You panic, depress, corroborate
In time you'll know
You've got the right to stay sedate
Don't shake the alter
We tasted blood
We tasted blood

Dry rust teaming from the lip
Arms will make the gate
Buckle from the weight
Blind wince tear away the lips
Legs to push the weight
Heavy through the gate


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    My InterpretationI believe this song is about how in order to exist on some elevated level in society nowadays often we must endure some form of social distortion, bullying or soul selling (an unfair exchange rate in order to remain relevant). On a broader level, from the day we are born we are subject to some form of judgement or scrutiny in some shape or form you could say. Furthermore, no matter what sex you are, there's often times an indelible price to pay for fame or success. This song is a cautionary tale, saying your investment (whatever it may be for) may end up costing you more then you think in the long run. Many will end up buckling under the weight of it all and very few will likely thrive.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon January 12, 2018   Link
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    My OpinionLots of undertones of overcoming horrendous things. A lot of those lyrics seem to point at least my wild mind to letting out therapeutically of abuse whether It be sexual abuse, verbal abuse bullying. And it hits home resonates. I’m a psychologist and I’ve had numerous clients who have over come rape via someone of authority whether that be police, priests, teachers this album is great! Also a reason I got into psychology, I was abuse/ kidnapped and I needed to learn why my brain wouldn’t let it go I thought I was crazy for a long time. So happy to see an artist with lyrics like this. It takes stones to let things out like this whether they are real which I’m inclined to thing so in one facet or another big props to Circa survive!
    jamesgang90on October 08, 2017   Link

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