"The Rising Tide" as written by and William Goldsmith Jeremy Enigk....
color your skin with gold, and the violence remains
cover your eyes with rose, but the stain remains
will you escape your life
with all the walls you build?
smother your will and lead you into fashion...

morning comes in the dream before we rise
when we linger side by side
it's my heart that speaks this time:
we will ride the rising tide

color your skin with gold, and the violence remains
cover your eyes with rose, but the stain remains
will you repair your life
with all the holes you fill?
smother your will and drain you of your passion...

morning comes in the dream before we rise
when we linger side by side
it's my heart that speaks this time:
we will ride the rising tide

color your skin with gold, and the violence remains
cover your eyes with rose, but the stain remains
will you defend your life
and all the hope you feel?
or smother your will and lead you into fassion...

morning comes in the dream before we rise
when we linger side by side
it's my heart that speaks this time:
we will ride the rising tide


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"The Rising Tide" as written by Jeremy Enigk Dan Hoerner

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    General Commentthis is the best song theyve ever made
    AceThePigon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'll second that. Amazing song and band...Hope The Fire Theft turns out to be of the same level.
    vsmtriggeron April 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'll second that. Amazing song and band...Hope The Fire Theft turns out to be of the same level.
    vsmtriggeron April 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentoh yes, the fire theft will be as good. have you heard their song "sinatra" and "it's over" because theyre very good.
    AceThePigon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me want to cry tears of joy. I want to know how he does that thing with his voice during the verses.

    Absolutely amazing, their best song.
    deaffromsilenceon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI find this song rather eerie. it's the last song on what turned out to be the band's final album, and it has a rather strong sense of closure and finality. the last chord hangs on for over a minute and a half before it finally fades away. its almost like the band is trying to hang onto their final recorded note for as long as possible, like they don't want it to end.
    muffinson June 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmuffins, I love that idea.

    This song is so... Ahh. When I hear it, I feel like I'm flying out of pure joy.
    Tack-o-Ramaon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song ties into the theme behind "In Circles." Two lovers are pulled apart by society as the "walls [they] build," "the stain," violence from the uneasiness in the world around them, and the fashion serve as tearing factors. Still, the poet feels hope that they will remain together as everything feels calm when they lie together in the morning. Great way to finish off sunny day's career.
    lechyon October 09, 2006   Link
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    MemoryWill you escape your life with all the walls you build?
    Smother your will and lead you into fasion...

    Will you repair your life with all the holes you fill?
    Smother your will and drain you of your passion
    Will you defend your life and all the hope you feel?
    Or smother your will and lead you into fasion...


    These fit perfectly about a friend I have... the war inside himself between the idealism which believes that hope exists, and the realism that won't accept the existence of hope. So he ends up building up walls to protect himself from any sort of pain. But that causes him to miss out on so much in life. I wish I could ask him that last question... I wish we could ride the rising tide together.

    TafelAnatomieon October 03, 2010   Link

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