when you shut your eyes and fell asleep
dark clouds descended on the souls
of the ones who held you close to their hearts
and the rain that came gently met your tears
they became one and seeped into the earth
i watched from a distance and...
my heart broke open as if to tell them...
the beauty of an embrace
a place to lay down the pain
where blood and fire bring rest and peace
i sit away in a secret place
the shadow of wings
i think of you and my heart breaks open


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    General Commentit's about dan's (the singer's) friend who committed suicide and the reaction of his friend's family and his own.
    outsyder101on February 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCan ZAO even write a bad song? I don't think so.
    Master Yodaon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe title alone is genious
    slideshow_whiplashon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti know this doenst make a huge difference but it was
    Dan's brother who commited suicide. man that guy went through alot his step brother died inn a car accident and his other brother killed himself, and with all his panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress sydrom, its a wonder that guy can go on.
    ZAOsk8er4jesuson September 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, it's weird because i went and saw them a few times on their last tour and at two of the shows dan said that the song was about a friend of his that killed himself after his girlfriend broke up with him and at another one dan said that it was about his brother...
    fiveyearxon March 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe there aren't more postings on this song, it's amazing. the combination of speaking and dan's interesting vocals .... it just so powerful!
    shadows_fallon June 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyou ever think that more than one person could have comitted suicide and thats what inspired dan?
    illiniwek05on June 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentattn: fiveyearx
    the song "a fall farewell" is about dan's brother, "to think of you.." is about a close friend.
    kid commieon May 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is simply beautiful.

    "when you shut your eyes and fell asleep
    dark clouds descended on the souls
    of the ones who held you close to their hearts
    and the rain that came gently met your tears
    they became one and seeped into the earth "

    that is breathetaking. when i listen to this part, i picture an open field, and black clouds encircling all around. this is just such a powerful song; as are all of Zao's songs.
    Valley of Darknesson February 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best songs that zao has ever written. unlike most bands who just write angry music all the time, yet they dont really feel it, zao writes music that could sound much more angry than anything, yet it is so beautiful and heartfelt. zao is by far the best hardcore band ever, even though i also love norma jean.
    NJsoldieron May 11, 2006   Link

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