"Of The Room" as written by Dino Campanella, Gavin Hayes, Mark Engles and Drew Roulette....
White cloth, black napkins, wood chairs, surround me,
Wood tables, foggy signs, in front with no lies.

Night falls beneath candle light

Cast shadows, incense fragrance,
From the corner of the room,
Cloudy senses, stale light below, beneath

Night falls beneath candle light,
White squalls beneath winter skies,

Night falls beneath winter skies,
White squalls beneath winter skies,

A faceless crowd of elderly beings,
Roses sprouting, yellow glow,
With sound conscience into the night, beneath

Night falls beneath candle light,
White squalls beneath winter skies


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"Of the Room" as written by Drew Roulette Dino Campanella

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    General CommentI spoke to Gavin Hayes (the singer of Dredg) about this song, and he simply said "It is about a ghost"
    A Staring Elfon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe whole album is a concept album on he subject of sleep paralysis based on a Dali painting from 1944. Sleep paralysis is a condition whereby when you wake from dreaming you find that you are conscious yet do not have the ability to move; many hallucinations both visual and auditory occur to the sufferer at this moment. This is clear from this song; being a description of the room the sleeper can see in their vision; especially the reference to 'a faceless crowd';as many sleep paralysis sufferers experience a sense of an evil presence just outside the peripheral of their vision.
    These concepts run thrughout the dredg album; see if you can pick up on them.
    thecerealkilleron May 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbrava thecerealkiller. exactly. to add, that specific condition of sleep paralysis is called 'the shadow people.'
    sparkthesunoffon May 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDredg creates an image in this song but figure what is going on in the "room."
    Tristax!on January 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDredg creates an image in this song but I can't figure what is going on in the "room."
    Tristax!on January 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSo describtive..god i love the instruments in this song...it totally reminds me of a time and place...and i love when song can bring back a time or place in my life:)
    crispybumblebeeon January 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song, when listened to on headphones with your eyes closed, is absolutely phenominal. I do believe it is painting a picture though. Exactly what about? Who really knows? Maybe it's of a situation or an occurance in the writers life. It also seems peculiar "wood chairs surround me", what was this caused by? As well as "faceless crowd, surrounds me", not only is that the most pondering line of the entire piece, but also the most image causing. The joy of music, perhaps it's best left to the listener to decide? The instrumentation is beautiful, along with the lyrics. Great song.
    rockstar042081on March 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentall is true. to me, it's a sence of a distant fulfilment. one outside your reach, yet there. u can't grasp it, yet u have it... that's just for me. quite the growth from leitmotif, and especially from orph.
    remembermykeon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentall is true. to me, it's a sence of a distant fulfilment. one outside your reach, yet there. u can't grasp it, yet u have it... that's just for me. quite the growth from leitmotif, and especially from orph.
    remembermykeon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentall is true. to me, it's a sence of a distant fulfilment. one outside your reach, yet there. u can't grasp it, yet u have it... that's just for me. quite the growth from leitmotif, and especially from orph.
    remembermykeon April 10, 2002   Link

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