"Under Zenith" as written by and Turner/maida/eacrett/lanni....
Maybe they'll come back again maybe they're all gone
One day you'll find me sending their message strong
Under your feet the city falls down so far the ground is sky
We're under zenith again,
It's healthy if not for long
Leave a little room for us to breathe
Much more than seven days and you've slipped to deep
Much stronger than sympathy, let your best friend pull back that leash
Sitting by a frozen man, someone somewhere has to cry
Were under zenith again let the cycle run we won't die
Leave a little room for us to breathe
I love how you let me fall
Under but not to far
I love how you let me fall
Only now I see where we are
Hold me


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    General CommentI think this song is about a drug addict. I dunno what Zenith is, but the line "were under zenith again let the cycle run we won't die." Really means something. The "cycle" obviously refers to drug addiction. "sitting by a frozen man, someone somewhere has to cry," implies that the persons sleepying on the street, and just generally has a pretty messed up life.
    andrew_smyth88on April 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is how I see the song... "Zenith" means something at its highest point... like either a celestial body at its highest point in the "heavens" or someone at their highest point. So I think it's about someone who is depressed, or going through a depressed time and needs someone there with them.. not necissarily to cheer them up, but just to be there and make sure things don't go too far ("much stronger than sympathy, let your best friend pull back that leash"), because what they're going happens all the time and it's good for them("it's healthy if not for long") I think the "frozen man" refers to someone who is "emotionally frozen" so they don't feel anything, but it's not good to be like that and "someone somewhere has to cry" and the cycle that he sings about is the depression that person is in, but is saying to go ahead and let it run its course, it's not going to hurt anyone.... and finally, I think that the end part where he sings "I love how you let me fall
    under but not to far
    I love how you let me fall
    only now I see where we are
    hold me" is the person going through this talking to their friend, letting them know that they like how they let them get that way, but they are always there in case it gets really bad.... I don't know.... just my thoughts on it....
    highdiffadoon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is easily the best song on Naveed...the way he uses his voice is fucking brilliant
    hellarack99on August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship.

    'maybe they'll come back again maybe they're all gone
    one day you'll find me sending their message strong.'

    I think this refers to a 'break up'- you know, the kind where Brad and Britney break up, get back together, break up, get back together, ad nauseum.

    'under your feet the city falls down so far the ground is sky
    we're under zenith again,
    it's healthy if not for long.'

    The guy feels absolutely shitty about how they're always breaking up, because his girlfriend is the one always doing it. Once again, the couple is 'under zenith' (the highest point), and perhaps it healthy to get away from each other for a while, but once again they're get back together and continue to unstable relationship.

    'much more than seven days and you've slipped to deep
    much stronger than sympathy, let your best friend pull back that
    leash.'

    The guy starts getting very depressed after a week, perhaps because it's unusual to break that long or that's the way he is. But his best friend tries to help him to break up with his girlfriend for good. His best friend yanks on the leash his girlfriend has him on, trying to snap the guy into action.

    'sitting by a frozen man, someone somewhere has to cry
    were under zenith again let the cycle run we won't die.'

    The guy is 'frozen' because he doesn't seem to realize the damage the relationship is doing to him. So someone, a friend perhaps, has to cry out the reality of the situation. But he's convinced she'll take him back, that their relationship won't 'die'.

    'I love how you let me fall
    under but not to far
    I love how you let me fall
    only now I see where we are
    hold me.'

    I think this refers to the guy's psyche- he secretly thrives on being treated like crap from some reason.
    _biggreenmonkey_on September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just think this song is fucking brilliant. Lyrics open for interpretation, vocals kick ass.

    Correction: 'under but not TOO far' ;)
    Carielon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy guess is that this one is about a man having an inner debate about whether or not there is an afterlife. We are all "under zenith" or under the same sky but are we under heaven or just a barren sky? "Maybe they'll come back again"-maybe the dead still live; "maybe they're gone"-maybe they are just dead. "Leave a little room for us to breathe" could be a plea for an answer. Or it's possible that he actually feels offended by religion and wants people who are telling him that his dead compatriot is still living to take their condolences elsewhere. "Seven days" could be some sort of throwback to creation in the Bible. "Leash" could be another reference to him feeling oppressed by religion. The "frozen man" is probably the dead man who has sparked this debate within him. I think that "Somewhere someone has to cry" could be two different things. It could just refer to the dead man's survivors who are mourning his loss. Or it could be that the narrator is leaning back towards the thought of there being an afterlife after all: somewhere God, angels, etc. are crying for this man and feeling sorry for the survivors that they have left on Earth. The letting me fall but not too far bit could be someone who is condoling him in a secular way. The person is letting him fall by agreeing with him that there's no God (opinion swings back around again) but he/she is not letting him fall completely because he/she is still there for him. Or it could be a matter of him talking back to God: God didn't let him fall completely because his life is still preserved but he did let him fall somewhat in that he no longer has the dead loved one with him. So overall, my take on this is that it's an inner turmoil on religion, God and afterlife following someone's death. It seems like the narrator is alternating between the thought of there being a kind God, the thought of there being no God and the thought of there being a God who has let him down. I'm not trying to offend anyone by actually taking up any one of these viewpoints; I'm just saying that I think that this is the question that this song is addressing.
    ScreenNameNeededon September 13, 2010   Link

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