Rising in the east
And fading in the west
To the north and to sleep
At the close of day
The flame goes out
Only char left in the grate
Do you in dying become
But a name
I can see you're worn down
The weight upon your shoulders
All the joy you once had
Now is gone
Can't find what you wanted
Feeling lost in turmoil
Will you finally
Be free

Out into the cold night
Stare into the dark sky
Do you sleep forever
Or burn alive
Or linger in the half light
Fade into the dark night
Do you find contentment
Do you find your peace

Rising in the east
And fading in the west
To the north and to sleep
At the close of day
The flame goes out
Only char left in the grate
Do you in dying become
But a name

Out into the cold night
Stare into the dark sky
Do you sleep forever
Or burn alive
Or linger in the half light
Fade into the dark night
Do you find contentment
Do you find your peace


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    This is a beautiful song, why has no-one commented on this yet!? It's just talking about death, and whether this is 'the end'. I think this song is saying we all feel suicidal sometimes, life is depressing you can't argue with that, and Tim is struggling to decide whether death actually gives you the release you are after "will you finally be free? Do you find contentment, do you find your peace?". Maybe he is contemplating suicide and this song is an argument as to whether killing yourself will acheive the finality of what you actually want, or whether you will just make things worse. Anyone want to talk about Ash and kickass bands then e-mail me :-)

    electricveilon April 26, 2003   Link
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    I have NO idea why people haven't commented. I think its really under-rated as an ash song, like nu-clear sounds is in general as an album. It is a great riff too and tims voice blends with the song. I also love the way the key changes in the chorus for: " Do you sleep forever Or burn alive Or linger in the half light Fade into the dark night " such a stunning song. i understand totally what you mean and agree about the meanign of this song. Ash mean a lot to me in general

    warmerthanfireon June 17, 2004   Link
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    Under rated...highly under rated. I like this song a whole heapload. "Rising in the east and fading in the west" is a great way to put it... rising slowly and fading slowly... a great way to put death.

    ivegotatimebombon October 13, 2004   Link

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