"Red Sky" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
I know what lies beneath, I've seen the flash of teeth
Conspiring with the reef to sink our ship
The wind's a cheating wife, her tongue a thirsty knife
And she could take your life with one good kiss

Can you see the sky turn red?
As morning's light breaks over me
Know tonight we'll make our bed
At the bottom of the sea

I know the ocean speaks, I've heard her call to me
And smiling in my dreams she whispers this:
"The stars retreat behind their veil
The clouds are clinging to your sail
The storm is coming, can you see?"

Look and see the sky turn red
Like blood it covers over me
And soon the sea shall give up her dead
We'll raise an empire from the bottom of the sea

Lyrics submitted by Thricecube

"Red Sky" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General CommentI really like the personification in this song with the wind and the sea. Also I have this theory that this song may be based on (or at least influenced by) "The Voyage of the Dawntreader" which is a book from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. In the story some people sail out farther that anyone has sailed before and the crew of the ship becomes paranoid about what will happen to them in the uncharted waters. The whole song could be from the point of view of one of the sailors on board the Dawntreader and how he is worried about all of the bad omens that he is seeing. This song is about what that sailor is feeling.
    HoldFastHopeon February 17, 2006   Link

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