"Octopus On Fire" as written by and Isen Arkenstone....
Right now, in the heat of my head
A flower blooms that was already dead
December's long gone
But these fields are forever frozen
And everything she said
Burns in the back of my head
Quick-sands of silver
Under dreams still glittering golden

All along I sing this song
It runs wild like a river inside
A voice cries out sharp words of doubt
If I take them to heart they make me bleed
Everyday my attention strays
Light like life it fades away
The clock it ticks
I turn my back
I feel the surface bulge and crack...

Tick tick tock tick tock tick tick tick tock tick tock tick

I want the change
I feel the change

Then post-metamorphosis where do the answers lie
One above and one below with lions locked inside

Then in silence turn the key
Setting all those lions free

Then I hold my head up higher and higher
Reach out tentacles to every desire
I faced the sea and it's time for a change
I am an octopus in flames

Sinking underwater
Sweating boiling getting hotter
Bubbles burst between my fingers
My breath is cracked and drawn
Sinking like an anvil
And facing several tentacles
My eyes go black and pop red cherries
The surface me is gone
I'm gone
I'm gone

I'm mesmerized - a servant to the light I can't deny it
With everyone standing here
I'm a million miles away
A change

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"Octopus on Fire" as written by Buckley Arkenstone


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  • +1
    General CommentI like Seven Tentacles and Eight Flames more personally.
    neobomanon September 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow come nobody's posted anything!? this is my second favoritest horse song. it's so awesome. especially the part where it stops the vocals for the delightful keyboard goodness leading to "Sinking underwater
    Sweating boiling getting hotter..... you know what i'm talking about!
    superSaladchoiceon May 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell.. i know what u're talking, i love this song too much, i rather the guitar part after "million miles away"... so explosive. Im playing this song for my kids also.. they love the lyrics.. ROCK ON!
    MeaningLezzon August 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, best song title ever.
    ShesMyAlcatrazon August 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about making your life better. "Not in the the don't do drugs type of way..."
    Octopus on Fireon September 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe mechanical hand is ruined by the shitty drummer. Really not a hardcore drummer at all. Their old one was fucking ace! And their new one sounds better
    SaviorSalvation213on May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTheir drums are to help set the sound and cooperate with their keyboardist, not stand out immensely like a band such as Through the Eyes of the Dead or As I Lay Dying. The keyboard through out this song is nice, but nothing as awesome as Birdo, Manateen, Lord Gold Throneroom, or The Black Hole. I still remember what MeaningLezz says about the guitar part every time I hear it, and I read his comment almost a year ago =). Your kids are destined to be awesome if they like HORSE!
    SomeNameon August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the way, I know Manateen's keyboard isn't too complex, it's just perfect with the music.
    SomeNameon August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite song. Period.
    You fuck with this song and you fuck with me.
    I first heard the MIDI version, wich was great in and of itself, but it's just not the same. The guitar in it is amazing, especially the little riff during the "I'M GONE" part.
    Zoltronzeroon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso, has anyone else noticed the number of Fire vs. Water references HORSE makes?

    Big Blue Violence, Seven Tentacles and Eight Flames just to name a couple...
    Zoltronzeroon January 04, 2008   Link

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