I have come curiously close to the end, down
Beneath my self-indulgent pitiful hole
Defeated, I concede and
Move closer
I may find comfort here
I may find peace within the emptiness
How pitiful

It's calling me
It's calling me
It's calling me
It's calling me

And in my darkest moment, fetal and weeping
The moon tells me a secret, my confidant
As full and bright as I am
This light is not my own and
A million light reflections pass over me

Its source is bright and endless
She resuscitates the hopeless
Without her, we are lifeless satellites drifting

And as I pull my head out I am without one doubt
Don't want to be down here soothing my narcissism
I must crucify the ego before it's far too late
I pray the light lifts me out
Before I pine away
Before I pine away
Before I pine away
Before I pine away

So crucify the ego, before it's far too late
To leave behind this place so negative and blind and cynical
And you will come to find that we are all one mind
Capable of all that's imagined and all conceivable
Just let the light touch you
And let the words spill through
And let them pass right through
Bringing out our hope and reason

Before we pine away (pine away)
Before we pine away (pine away)
Before we pine away (pine away)
Before we pine away

Lyrics submitted by Everlong, edited by kurozumu

Reflection Lyrics as written by Daniel Carey Adam Jones

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    General CommentThe whole writing of lateralus I noticed focus on 2 things

    1)human relationships
    2)Evolution of the human spirit/mind

    The album of laturalus is simply about peace I think. If we just got along, instead of at each other's throats for things like religion (possible interpretation for schism)

    Reflection is sort of saying cast all of this aside, get closer to the source (after hearing rumors that Maynard had found Jesus, I am inclined to take a more christian interpretation to the song. In other words living like Christ, you become closer to god and become washed anew, and reborn. or so christianity says, I'm an agnostic. For those not in the know Jesus preached during his life (or time on earth if you will) about loving thy neighbor.) and you'll become somethign else. Though I gave the example of christianity it can be interpreted in other religions (I heared Buddhism being tossed around). Also there's a sense of urgency in the "Before we pine away" lines of the song, possibly before you die (and go to hell?)
    colddwelleron April 12, 2006   Link

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