bring back those good ol' days
nothing feels right
nothing ever goes my way
I threw my future away
now I walk alone
out here in the cold
wandering astray
where is my future?

I'm gonna need a home
you'd expect the same
now wouldn't you?
wouldn't you?

your journey back to birth is haunting you
haunting you

your departure from the earth is haunting you
haunting you

only those who accept
will find that acceptance in return
we have been trimmed down like hedges
and told just to sit
and wilt
and spit at each other from a distance
there is constant resistance from you

I'm gonna need a home
you'd expect the same
now wouldn't you?
wouldn't you?

it's been 10 years strong
that's much too long
it's time to do something good for myself
it's time to do something good for my health
I've wasted all of this time

Lyrics submitted by christsizeshoes, edited by ChikOsMaN

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    General CommentJust wanted to expand on a previous comment about the line: "Your journey back to birth is haunting you"

    "Journey back to birth" is a really awesome way of describing how people often look back on their lives... ultimately where we are today is the result of a series of choices that led to a path of outcomes and further choices to make... Sometimes the natural question to ask yourself is "how did I end up here" and I think Dredg was really able to capture those feelings you experience when looking back on your life, the endless questions and "What if's" really can be "haunting", and even more so when you begin to consider how the rest of your life will pan out if you keep moving through life and making similar choices at the same rate: hence "Your departure from the earth is haunting you".

    Bug Eyes really is all about the epiphany... the "freaking out" you experience when you suddenly realize you're not where you want to be in life, when you're caught in the crossroads between a difficult (perhaps regretful) Past- and an uncertain and quickly-approaching Future. At the same time, reflecting on the very existentialism that may have discouraged one from "settling down" or "falling in line" with society... Is there a way to really live without being "trimmed down like hedges and told just to sit and wilt"? There seems to be a compromise here between getting your life together and still being able to feel "alive".
    BlindJesteron August 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti agree with all of you. dredg is the most artistic band that i know of. i have been a fan for about five years and every new work they put out takes the listener on a journey. every album is a singular piece of work with plenty regard to theme and variance.
    bug eyes... this song is certainly a lament, but i do not think it is about a death of someone else. this song seems more introspective than that.
    in the promo live dvd for the latest album gavin and dino talk some about how this song is about conflict and the yin and yang of things. this is evident in the verses of the song.
    i think this is gavin assessing his life as an artist. he is looking back on his past (journey back to birth) and to his future (departure from earth). he is thinking about his time with the band and the struggles they have had. he fights with the feeling that his time has been wasted.
    dredg's time has certainly not been wasted. i hope more and more people can be inspired by what they create.
    bluecalmon April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh man, what a good song. I've been waiting forever for Dredg to put out something new. I love the piano that kinda' lingers just behind everything in the song... so amazing, everything you'd expect from Dredg. The lyrics are pretty straightforward; the person speaking feels lost and alone (kinda almost feels like "The Canyon Behind Her: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!!"), and is haunted by thoughts of a wasted life and wanting to begin again.

    Man I love Dredg. One of the best bands ever, in my opinion.
    Childeon February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm breathless... I like how he reacts in the end.

    "I've wasted all this time...
    I've wasted all this time..."

    Wow, gavin really knows what he's doing.
    FourDiceSon May 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgoosebumps. everywhere. every time i hear it.

    "Your departure from the earth
    is haunting you"

    they get RIGHT to those things that everyone is scared to talk about, scared to face and take them on without hesitation

    beautiful beautiful beautiful
    OtterFlyon May 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song: WOW! I feel the same about this song as you three. Also, dredg is simply an amazing band. I hope a lot more people take notice of them this time, especially since this album sounds like it will be the most balanced of the three! dredg more than deserves recognition; it's owed to them by the many who didn't/don't care about music as an art!
    komplexnouson May 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrect me if I'm wrong, but this song is about the band itself, right? They've been around for 10 years and are still fairly unrecognized.
    halberd25on June 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIlove this song its so great.
    ''its haunting you'' so beautiful.
    CmcKenzieon July 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about existentialism;everyone must ultimately take responsibility fort their acts of free will without truly knowing whats right or wrong. explaining the line Only those who accept
    Will find that acceptance in return.
    marxsuxon July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsong is good.
    CIA420on July 22, 2005   Link

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