he said: patience is the key to
for a change to ensue
warm the arctic cold
and drop down
to the ground
wait for the sound
of the cold

take these words
you'll have your day
live it as your last

he said: love will build your heart and
bring you up from the sand
now i wish to go
?(he says something about memories.)
?
it's all we are
it's all we are

take these words
be on your way
you will find your
now...

he said: faith, distrust, and reason
with this you'll be kneeling
before the world
and drop down
to the ground
it's all we are
it's all we are

take these words
be on your way
you will find your
now....


Lyrics submitted by Jondude11

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    General Commentnow i found these off a website, and i dont think its "you will find your now" because that doesnt sound dredg like...

    anyways, obviously "lietmotif" is a concept album so the songs aren't just about every day life. i LOVE this song and just the musicality kills me in amazement, but, i'd really like to find out who "he" is... i'll read the lietmotif booklet, maybe it'll tell me. anyways, if you read the booklet, it tells you the story, im going to read it tonight. i read some, it rocks SOOOO much...

    i think its someone giving advice in a really metaphorical way.

    Jondude11on April 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis entire record is just amazing. it blows me away everytime i hear it, each time i discover something new and inspiring.

    okay heres my dredg experience. i opened my cd case and couldn't get it into the stereo fast enough. i quickly glanced at the case, saw there was no booklet, and forgot about it, as i was lost in a daze of musical bliss.
    after listening to, no, experiencing leitmotif a few times, it soon became my favorite cd. It is just beautiful, but i know i better stop trying to tell you how i feel about something so truley stellar and indescribible. i will start babbling about how i get chills down my spine just listening, so we'll just leave it at that: indescribible. (i think thats spelled right...)
    so, the lyrics are a bit hard to understand, but i'm already in love with the music.

    THEN...as i'm looking at the case again...i find the booklet. reading that wonderful poetry shined (shone?) a whole new light on this masterpiece, i was again BLOWN AWAY. it pulls the entire record together, i found that what i thought was just a beautifully crafted music cd was actually a detailed epic about a man's journey to different civilizations and waht is learned along the way...not a thing is left out. On the plane ride you can actually hear the piano in the background, as the guide is helping you through the tunnels you can really hear his distant echo-ing voice singing a lonesome tune.

    i think i've said enough and anyone who has stuck around long enough to read this whole thing must know what i'm talkin about. cheers.

    dredg is genious.
    missblisson May 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree - Dredg is one of the most original and incredible groups ever - there music is so moving - but anyways - on this song, could it be "you will find your heart" ? - not now - or maybe its soul or mind - but i think it might be find your heart - and on the third verse i saw somewhere else that it was "he said - faith is trust in reason" i dunno they both sound hecka the sae, but different meanins if thats so - either way - dredg is incredible
    noonesownon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn the song, "he" is reffered to the homeless man in San Francisco. In the storyline (Found in the booklet) he is walking down the streets in San Francisco and a homeless man starts speaking to him telling him that "Patience is the key. Patience is the key for a change to ensue. Take these words I say, have faith, for it will free this disease in which you hold." the homeless man then tell him what to do next in the quest to cure his disease. The man tells him about Kayasuma, The spirit of Yuta and warming the artic cold.
    shut up n dieon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn the song, "he" is reffered to the homeless man in San Francisco. In the storyline (Found in the booklet) he is walking down the streets in San Francisco and a homeless man starts speaking to him telling him that "Patience is the key. Patience is the key for a change to ensue. Take these words I say, have faith, for it will free this disease in which you hold." the homeless man then tell him what to do next in the quest to cure his disease. The man tells him about Kayasuma, The spirit of Yuta and warming the artic cold.
    shut up n dieon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn the song, "he" is reffered to the homeless man in San Francisco. In the storyline (Found in the booklet) he is walking down the streets in San Francisco and a homeless man starts speaking to him telling him that "Patience is the key. Patience is the key for a change to ensue. Take these words I say, have faith, for it will free this disease in which you hold." the homeless man then tell him what to do next in the quest to cure his disease. The man tells him about Kayasuma, The spirit of Yuta and warming the artic cold.
    shut up n dieon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy bad, I didn't mean to put 3 post.
    shut up n dieon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI saw them today. They were completely awesome. It was well worth my 8 dollars (practically stolen for that cheap) and the two shit bands I had to wade through.
    bizarreon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song, Dredg are probably one of the best bands lyric wise
    Riel2000on August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe symbol that is the title for this song -- hense the name, "The Symbol Song"-- is actually not a symbol at all. It's a softer version of the Chinese character for "Change." Fitting I would say... Interesting little fact aswell...
    remembermykeon September 11, 2002   Link

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