"Steam Will Rise" as written by and Johns....
Contain yourself
I will compress
What I am too

Replace yourself
With what you have
Your substitute

Only wanted a piece of myself

Steam will rise
Esteem will rise
Steam will rise
Esteem will rise

Refrain confess
Contain repress
Pretend I'm dead

Abuse myself
Confuse myself
I won't be led

Only wanted a piece of myself
Only wanted a piece of myself
Only wanted a piece of myself

Steam will rise
Esteem will rise
Steam will rise
Esteem will rise

Steam will rise
Esteem will rise
Steam will rise
Esteem will rise


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"Steam Will Rise" as written by Daniel Johns

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    General Commentthis song used to freak me out when i was alone or it was night. i think it was the back up "oos" and that sort of trill noise at "only wanted a piece of myself" lol. But this song is good. Really think its just about getting over everything and looking back and telling oneself that things wil eventually get better. I think this fits well as the last song too. Everything else that he wrote about is kind of summed up here and hes saying that his esteem will eventually rise.
    Mystical_nighton February 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy god no1 has commented on this song. it is my favourite song ever, i love it. i think the backing vocals are beautiful (esp. at the end when they become louder).

    i think this song is about pyschiatry- 'refrain, confess/ cntain, repress'- it's typical pyschiatrist language.
    ladyboygrrlon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's much about self consciousness.
    Only wanted a piece of myself...esteem will rise.
    Chalaon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree
    somewhere i heard that sweep was in the booth when daniel was recording this and that u can hear her on the track but i was never able to hear anything..have any of heard that or better yet heard sweep in the song?
    RubberDuckieYAYon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow. no one has commented since like two months ago? i thought this song was really fantastic- maybe like trying to find yourself and a kind of self esteem? i don't know, just felt like saying something about it. i thought the drum fill-ins were fantastic, totally rocked- gives me the feeling like your heart's about to burst. i absolutely could not hear the dog in the track AT ALL. i was practically straining my ears to hear that. but, yea. it's a good song. all i really wanted to comment on was the drum fill-ins. WHOO-HOO.
    rummerson September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsatayyy
    johnsieeon September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have also heard this song & also Miss you love are about drugs
    paintpstleprincesson June 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best songs, i always here this song first when i put the album on.
    linx4355on April 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt actually doesn't really song much like a dog. just like a panting.
    MikeyOLikesIton June 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me depressed but is beautiful,love the drums
    neurotic dreameron January 25, 2005   Link

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