"As The Ruin Falls" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
Only now that you have taught me
(but how late) my lack
I see the chasm
And everything you are was making
My heart into a bridge
By which I might get back
From exile and grow man
And now the bridge is breaking

For this I bless you as the ruin falls

The pain you bring
Far greater than all other gain

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"As the Ruin Falls" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General Commentwell here is the original poem by C.S. Lewis:

    As the Ruin Falls

    All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you
    I've never had a selfless thought since I was born
    I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through
    I want God, you, all friends merely to serve my turn

    Peace, reassurance, pleasure are the goals I seek
    I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin
    I talk of love, a scholar's parrot may talk greek
    but, self-imprisoned, always end where I begin

    Only that now you have taught me,
    but how late my lack, I see the chasm
    and everything you are was making my heart
    into a bridge, by which I might get back from
    exile and grow man...
    and now the bridge is breaking

    For this I bless you as the ruin falls
    the pains you give me are more precious than
    all other gains.
    _C. S. Lewis_

    this poem (and song) is about how a man was with a woman for a while and all he ever thought about was himself..."i spoke of love, a scholars parrot may talk greek", < finally, in the thrice song part, (only now that....) he finally realizes what he has been lacking. but its too late.
    he thanks her, now, for teaching him about love. he does this saying "for this i bless you as the ruin falls, the pain you bring, far greater than all other gains"
    -_punk_-on April 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis guy is a genius ^^^
    drak3on May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentand so is thrice..
    FallenPhoenixon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMan I had no idea that was a poem by C.S. Lewis! Thanks for pointing that out, -punk-.
    V0LC0Mon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthrice......what would we do without them
    a_sight_unseenon August 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI know what we would do without them, cry ourselves to sleep every night and pray for god to kill us painlessly while we sleep so that we could end our horrible lives. JJ, I'd probabaly be really really sad but I'd eventually get over it and go listen to Thursday.
    The_Wolf_Fenriron August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Comment::Agrees with Wolf::
    Drowned Standardson September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcs lewis was a freaking genius and thrice is great for recognizing it.
    nonpoeticnameon October 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDefinantly the best song by thrice. <333
    decayon March 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIf you'd never heard them how could you miss them? I guess there'd be a hole that nothing could ever fill.. I think I'd have to listen to Thursday and A Static Lullaby after each other if there was no Thrice though. Good song, good poem, thanks for sharing that with us -punk- :)
    _gothqueen_on June 30, 2003   Link

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