forget the broken backed stretch across a painted
background you've never experienced.
forget the lazy days of daydream departure to faraway
laughs you've never heard.
forget the backwards walk through liminal windows you
never knew existed.

forget the bells tolling an hour of redemption, a
minute of fancy you've never been given.
forget the love letters penned by sad faced boys
you've never met.
forget the unwritten, uncollected works of the poet
you never were.


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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so fucking amazing fuck. im getting the last line tattood on my chest or something.
    marble deVoson June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the first saetia song ive ever heard, and its my favorite.
    SixtoEight27on July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a wicked band. They really could've gone somewhere.
    SaetiaX4everon September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know the words in the beginnning of the song? i think i know most of them, so i guess i'll get back to this...beautiful, as usual. saetia saved my life.
    Arienetteon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFucking amazing song... he screams it so lazy yet so perfect. i dunno how i could ever explain the song to someone they'd have to hear it... Saetia is so much better then hot cross in my opinion.

    Arienette... i only know the first line he says unfortunetly and thats oh, what new languages may come.. :/

    anyone know any simliar bands other then like you and i
    RecoveringPainon April 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcould someone post the beginning of the song? i've tried figuring it out myself but i'm far too stupid... :\
    YouMeantTheWorldon May 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfoget about dreaming and things far out of your reach. do what you can.
    marble deVoson June 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think all the lyrics are on their website level-plane.com/saetia/
    gouge_awayon April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBilly never released the lyrics to the beginning of Postlapsaria, The Poet You Never Were, and the entrie song of Becoming the Truth, to my knowledge. If I recall Saetia didn't like Becoming the Truth much (this theory is based on the statements on their site such as 'anyone requesting Becoming the Truth will be shot'), and as for the other 2 missing lyrics, it might be because it was too personal, someone elses work, or they just didn't like it much, but I could be wrong.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron May 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is the first song I ever heard from them as well. At first, I was like, wtf? but not in a bad way, then I started listening to this song more and I fell in love with it and stuff. I think this song is about him basically telling a stuck up girl to wake up and realize she's not the things she thinks she is. he keeps saying "you never" and i think he's just lashing out at this chick. She probably makes up lies about herself and he's just telling her straight up and that she's not who she thinks she is or says she is. Just because she speaks of such things, doesn't mean she knows what she's talking about.
    rudexgirlon May 30, 2004   Link

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