The Aleutian lies
and decrepeit
at the bottom
of the Bering Strait.

The force of the waves
was too much for its walls,
but the captain called for more.
"Pour on another eighty thousand pounds," he cried,

"C'mon, bring it on.
Bring on another eighty thousand pounds to our already full load
so I can watch their suffocating bodies

make one final gasp at freedom before we tear those
motherfuckers apart."
As the ship sank to the bottom,

the attack took nine unexpected, nine human lives, and it's labeled
a tragedy. I call it revenge. Sweep your water across the hull; I can't stomach the sight.

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High Tide in Alaska song meanings
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    General Commenti think this is one of the best singers in hc\ emo ever. so intense and passionate
    -aXn-on October 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love it when he screams between the verses.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron February 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentis he always yelling "revenge" in between the verses?
    javnesson April 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentin the beginning he yells "murder" 8 times in a row, and in the end, he first yells "murder " 4 times and then 4 times "revenge." i think this is one of the most awesome songs ever, and the lyrics are way better than most shitty emo-pop lyrics you see these days.
    mimseyon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentagreed, dude.
    imnotdonon August 09, 2006   Link
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    Song Meaning"The Aleutian" was an Alaskan fishing ship.

    The fish bins were already at capacity but the captain decided to try and take on another cod end (gigantic net-load of fish; "...another 80,000 pounds to our already full load")

    Little to NO safety training had been provided to the crew.

    9 of the 31 crew members died.

    Do some research.
    glassrockboyon November 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about war.
    JFFBon April 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis band was really great, the whole discography, just amazing

    i thought this song was about the whaling industry:
    a ship is getting destroyed in a storm ("the force of the waves was too much for its walls")
    but the captain is greedy and wants to take in another catch ("pour on another eighty thousand pounds")
    naturally the ship sinks and people die

    i think a whale would weigh about 80,000 lbs?
    it really paints a gruesome picture of how sick the captain is, see loves to see the whales (or whatever) suffering and all

    i don't know if this a based on a real event, or is just a story made up, but either way it gets the point across

    why don't people make music like this anymore? this stuff is awesome
    uuon July 11, 2010   Link

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