Foreboding fear trickles down the spine
Into the pool, resonating
Behind the wall the dreamer lies in velvet sleep
She must be still, never make a sound

Awake....... awaken the dreamer
Awake....... awaken
Awake....... awaken the dreamer
Awake....... where are you my love?

We build our walls around our games
We decompose, dreamers never really die
She lies unknown, the cenotaph in her name

Awake....... awaken the dreamer
Awake....... awaken
Awake....... awaken the dreamer
Awake....... where are you my love?

She lies unknown
She lies unknown
She lies unknown
She lies unknown
She hides


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    General CommentThis is the point in the concept album where Dane's recurring dreams of his lost girlfriend/friend lying dead at the bottom of a lake come to the forefront.

    If anyone's wondering, a cenotaph is a monument erected to a dead person whose remains have never been found/are in a different location.
    Brat Mojon January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat's right. And in calling on her to awake he is also calling to everyone who is passively letting the horrors of the world to happen to them.
    Ad_Nauseamon January 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hadn't think of the "awake" thing like that... that's a nice theory.

    It wasn't Dane's [girl]friend though, it was his fiancée... and she didn't drown in a lake, she got involved with a nasty religious drug cult and disappeared. She is presumed dead.
    Dane said he started having dreams of her drowning years after it happened, and that's when he decided to write this album.

    It's much more tragic than some people think...
    Eliminationon June 20, 2006   Link

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