"The Rest Will Flow" as written by and Steven John Wilson....
I was pretending to be floating strong
But I was sinking
In to still water

Eyes closed
All of the rest will flow

Then out of darkness I found I could still feel
Something good
Out of the woods

Eyes closed
All of the rest will flow

One simple thing that I never could see
But now I know
All of the rest will flow

Stay with me my angel I found you
Now I don't feel low
All of the rest will flow

Eyes closed
All of the rest will flow


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"The Rest Will Flow" as written by Steven John Wilson

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    General CommentThis one pretty much explains itself:

    It's about someone who pretends to not have a care in the world, but is actually suffering on the inside for whatever reason.

    "Stay with me my angel I found you
    Now I don't feel low
    All of the rest will flow"

    This is the part where the person has found something to makes him happy again and as long as he does not lose it he can withstand anything that threatens him.
    AnotherBrickon October 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of PT's rare happy songs. It seems pretty self explanatory.
    GroovyJudeon December 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes. One of the rare happy songs by Porcu...
    Both the lyrics & the melody - which is a bit banal, thus not very Porcupine like. But it's cool, cuz it ,points out on a wide range of experimentations and a variety of musical approaches. Of course, that it's still brilliant none the less. I love the strings & bass. Happy songs are good for the ear :) Though to me it sounds more of the Stupid Dream material rather than that of Lightbulb Sun.
    Actually, this is one of those PT songs where I don't get this "old" European post-holocaust like vibe from which I ususally do and that I personally seem to feel sometimes when listening to this awsome band's more melancholy pieces (especially when it comes to the cover arts, not just the music itself). This is why I actually believe Steven Wilson is so intrigued by Poland (where they perform a lot and recorded Warszawa) as well as Israel (where he lived, dated an Israeli girl & colloborated with Aviv Geffen on Blackfield along other local musician here in the holy land).
    Wakeboard_Snufkinon July 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think one of the most beautiful PT songs. The strings are brilliant, and happy...and the end is.. well, it's pretty. Hah.
    mammadaddioon July 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about illusions of security, and it's about dependency as well.
    Dertton November 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPutting up a tough exterior but really be weak inside, and needing someone.
    [Service to busy]on November 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really love the line 'Now I don't feel low' because it definitely seems to have a connection to the song 'Feel So Low' also from Lightbulb Sun. But I'm not sure if Steven Wilson put it there on purpose so that the album is tied together better, or if it was accidental.
    Tarquin77on June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really love the line 'Now I don't feel low' because it definitely seems to have a connection to the song 'Feel So Low' also from Lightbulb Sun. But I'm not sure if Steven Wilson put it there on purpose so that the album is tied together better, or if it was accidental.
    Tarquin77on June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSimple melody at its best. Sometimes not making a song compliated works. It has worked here big time.
    In India here they are not like mainstream, and i like it.
    shishankdahiyaon October 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGuy pretends he doesn't need anyone...

    Guy is still lonely and broken inside...

    Guy meets his "angel" and everything else just flows right in his life.

    Great song, other have commented on the melody, but I'll repeat- it's simple, brilliant, and cheery. Sound-wise, the slow crescendo throughout the song give this growing feeling of exhilaration...great stuff.
    MoogLeeon April 30, 2013   Link

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