"The Prophet" as written by and Jeremy Enigk....
sun shines on my face
how it's golden design
rain falls in this place
and the fields come alive
days are only rumours we've wasted

we cross the millions
we'll see where we stand
far removed from the womb
will you carry me across the sea?
will you carry me?
we can drink from fountains
and the taste of truth
far removed from the womb

rhythm and mind
don't waste no time
want to let it all out
when the chains fall off
and the walls fall down
when we break the seal
and our hearts pour out
when the frozen ground
comes alive around us
with a scream

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"The Prophet" as written by Jeremy Enigk

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    General Commentthis song is amazing. innovative before it's time. i love the build up of the song, and the intro chanting just makes it more surreal. yup. props to sdre on this one.
    Cheesepickleon May 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI completely aggree with you "cheesepickle". SDRE is an amazing band and this song is just a prime example of their best work. Props.
    thisisjustadreamon July 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. I couldn't even begin to describe.

    I can't say I know too much about the meaning of this song. I believe it was intended to be rather subjective anyway. The thing that I did notice was that it showed some interesting parallels to the philosophy represented in the book "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran. Some of the snapshots Jeremy uses remind me of the story as well. I cannot say if this was intentional, or if the song is even remotely related, but taking notice to the folklore involved in some of their songs (Grendel being an example) I figured there was always a possibility.
    Taobethon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love it when it goes into the driving part with the drums and guitar. Awesome, it lifts me. For me its the whole purpose of the song, just to get to that, wish it was used more through the song.
    Samuel_8:11on July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI am pretty sure it is about Jesus hence the song title.
    Matthew15on August 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwill you carry me across the sea?
    will you carry me?
    we can drink from fountains
    and the taste of truth

    definately about Jesus there
    Matthew15on November 23, 2007   Link

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