The voices are silent echoes. This is the hardest part.
The water's up to our ankles with no sign of letting up.
But I'm still climbing out.
I always meant to tell you that I never meant you harm in this life.
I'll have to wait until the next to make things right.
I'm tapping s.o.s. codes on the wall, but this is as far as it goes.
I'm writing my regret notes from the heart.
I never loved you, you know.
Because I'm riding a lie and I'm writing a lie.
I took a chance and we're paying for the lie.
I'm writing "I know the fault's all mine", but please stay strong.
If they remember me, will they forget the meaning of why I came so far to drown?
I'm forgetting it myself.
I find I'm staring at these rusty bolts this hatch was attached to.
My eyes are glued. This coffin moves, angled down.
The skeletal walls are brittle. The salt corrodes it off.
Your spent oxygen fogs the metal. You're taking greedy breaths from us but I forgive you all.

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Kursk song meanings
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    General CommentWhy is it that my favourite songs here have zero comments?

    Aside from sinking submarines, any takers? I get a sense of inevitability and regrets.
    deschainxon October 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentKursk, Russia was the site of the largest tank battle in World War II.

    The rusted hatch, etc, is probably referring to a tank being driven into one of the rivers the city is famous for.
    LakeErieon October 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentVery true LakeErie, but there was a submarine K-141 Kursk named after the city/battle. And it sank in 2000. I personally think it holds more relevance to the lyrics.
    deschainxon October 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAWS kills it in every department.

    sweet melodies? Check
    sweet lyrics? Check!
    dudemagon January 28, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationthis one gets rather obvious when you know that Kursk was a submarine that sank... it's about the last living moments of a guy in that submarine, and in a more general way about knowing you're gonna die and "writing your regrets from the heart", saying things you never could because of the consequences...
    anthony616on April 17, 2010   Link

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