Black out the windows
It's party time
You know how I love stormy weather
So, let's all play suicide

The crowd wants you bleeding
The eyes from your head
Get off your knees
You'll be fine

How wide?
How deep the river?
Black-as dark as night
How long?
How far?
I'll know when I get to the other side

Whatever it is you've stolen
I'll recognize
I'll sympathize
I reckon that I've seen it all
And start falling

I breathe in
Unchain myself
Tonight's the night
No wind, rain, conversation
Brings me back alive tonight
How wide?
How deep the river black as night?

Black out the windows
It's party time
I see a light
That I recognize

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"Martin Eden" as written by Jesse M. Valenzuela D. Scott Johnson


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    General CommentIn a word, amazing.
    Holmon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about suicide, and it's based on a Jack London novel. Amazing, indeed.
    svenllamaon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sounds so mysterious, but at the same time it's calming. Another great song by the Twilight Singers, definitely my favorite.
    musicgirl429on December 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i read somewhere that Dulli was taking a break from recording and read that Jack London novel, which inspired him to start recording again, starting off with this song of course.
    musicgirl429on December 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou should read the book, Martin Eden. Everyone thinks of wolves when they think of Jack London. Not this one.

    Oh, and great song.
    hoorayforhumanson February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you're an intelligent bloke and have issues with the stupidity of women... then not the best book to read.
    xdvron August 29, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionGives wings to sorrow.
    myenemyisnearon March 30, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI agree it's about suicide and the Jack London novel and it's a mesmerizinly beautiful song. Greg Dulli is a legend to me.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon June 12, 2017   Link

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