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mewithoutYou – Aubergine Lyrics 6 years ago
Bullet to Binary, pt 2

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mewithoutYou – Nine Stories Lyrics 7 years ago
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mewithoutYou – Nine Stories Lyrics 7 years ago
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mewithoutYou – Elephant in the Dock Lyrics 7 years ago
So in February 1878 the elephant causes the train car with the animals to break off and crash, but in Grist for the Malady Mill it's mentioned that it doesn't run away with the rabbit or bear or tiger. So in this song they(people?) are bringing the elephant to trial for its actions it seems.

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mewithoutYou – All Circles Lyrics 7 years ago
It's definitely "they'll"

Brilliant song. I love how it ends the album.

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mewithoutYou – February 1878 Lyrics 7 years ago
February 8th, 1878
South of Trout Creek, west of Cedar Lake
On a winding mountain trail of the North Pacific Union Rail
The snow arrived on time, the circus train was running late
Rip spot’s past and all the knuckles worn,
Firebox bursting to the running boards
A pounding in his chest, crushing like a cider press
The hogger rode the throttle ‘round the bender like a flank-strapped horse

ELEPHANT [addressing the frightened animal car]:

“Let’s return now to the dust as the dust we are;
tonight, our bridal fate, the hour’s come to consummate!”
And drove her massive body like a truck into the iron bars
Limestone thrown from out the hopper’s back
Ash Cat tossed against the diamond stack
from cradle to caboose, the frozen bolts broke loose,
sent that cage spinning like a dreidel off the icy tracks

Run on, Rabbit, run!
Before the East sky wakes the sun!
Sails set to the dreadful cold,
Until your anchor-heart takes hold
Run on, Fox & Bear,
From this dismal dream’s despair!
Cast thoughts to in the open ocean of air
Until your thread catch somewhere

ANIMALS: “Mother, please come along!”
ELEPHANT [from inside her cage]:

“My tusks are dull, my eyes, half-blind,
too old to run, too big to hide,
and have neither friend nor enemy,
nor that phantom, ‘self’-identity
nor concern for what ‘they’ll’ do to ‘me’
now, my children, run free!”

But Tiger, why sit still,
As the officers climb the hill?
What stars cast down their spears,
cooled your fire with their tears?

TIGER: “Gone that siren’s sound,
it’s a silence now pours down
Gone, my next of kin,
and all once without now lives within”

FOX & RABBIT: “Topiary Tiger, once burned bright
save your tales of gnostic sight
and take heed on this (most) auspicious night!
Topiary Tiger, once burned bright”

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August Burns Red – Your Little Suburbia Is In Ruins Lyrics 7 years ago
I agree with most of the interpretations here. Step out of your comfort zone = "break the chains".
"Worthy kings have broken backs for nothing" people think they are doing the right thing but they aren't. "
They didn't die from the cold without but they died from the cold within" talking about your soul. "Sometimes the best feelings may be the one that kills" be wary of immediate satisfaction. Don't always choose the easy path. That's how you are led astray.

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August Burns Red – Existence Lyrics 7 years ago
This line means that you shouldn't use something that happened to you in the past as an excuse for making the wrong decision today. You may have been wronged before but that doesn't mean your morals should be relative. You should seek to always do as Christ would.

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