His time there so long
His fingers trace the endless walls he knew so well
And there the breaths were short and hard and thick with salt
And in this place he always knew he'd awake alone

Hands clutch in panic
In this place we built of sand homes that caved
The walls were weak with salty tears
Through the cracks in these walls he saw the sun

The sun dripped through the cracks and died
Shadows managed to betray

Like liquid was the sadness
Until into the light he stepped

In this truth he knew himself to be
From sinking sands he stepped into lights embrace


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From Sinking Lyrics as written by Aaron Turner Aaron Harris

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    General CommentI really love the wave like crushing melodic flow to this track. Anyone who has a connection with the ocean can agree.
    SaviorSalvation213on January 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentrediculously under rated song. and definatly one of the most beautiful songs i've ever heard, and i'm not a damn bit ashmed to say it brings a tear to my eye when the reverb loaded mid section kicks in..
    stonerbassiston May 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAbout the person in the story that the album focuses on is killing himself.
    walruspancakeson September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song kind of co-exists with Backlit from Panopticon. For those of you who don't know what a panopticon is, it's a prison where the inmates are surrounded by mirrors or see through walls. It's so the guards can see everything that the prisoners are doing. Anyways, this song reminds me of a man who dies of suicide. When the song ends of the line "From sinking sands he stepped into lights embrace," it made me think of this man reuniting with something or someone that passed away.
    emilycookieson September 17, 2007   Link

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