The water's deep here
The less of me I show to you
The more I get to get me through

The stain of my eyes
Burnt deep within
Who will fall?
I asked not to know

I'm sealed away, you can't touch me now
Wheel and fire return to me

Let them come
Be my eyes, lead me on
Lift me out, tear me up, spark to fire
Whatever comes through me I will be
I had three signs thrown down on me
Fate frees my heart
Whatever comes through me I will be

Digging a hole so I can rest
No tears from me, No river to take me home
The stones in my way, reach to the core
Of a rising sun falling, through the wind to the soul

As my body leaves me
I cling to a tree in a dream
I'm screaming to you
Whatever comes through me I will be


Lyrics submitted by parabolicme, edited by VictorVI

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    General Commentthe line "The seeds in my way, roots to the core"

    sounds more like "The stones in my way, reach to the core"

    I'm not saying it would make better sense, but there's no way he's singing "seeds", it sounds more like an "sto-" sound. Listen to it a few times maybe, I could be wrong.
    escapedwordson July 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about death, funeral and afterlife, but I'm not sure (it's NEUROSIS, you can never be sure what's the song about). But some line pretty much fit in:

    The stain of my eyes
    Burnt deep within
    Who will fall?
    I asked not to know

    - describing the state of being dead

    Digging a hole so I can rest
    No tears from no river to take me home

    - burial of the body



    I'm sealed away, you can't touch me now

    - sealed away - sealed in a coffin?

    Let them come
    Be my eyes, lead me on
    Lift me out, tear me up, spark to fire
    Whatever comes through me I will be

    As my body leaves me
    I cling to a tree in a dream
    I'm screaming to you
    Whatever comes through me I will be

    - the refrains are my favourite parts of the song, so deep and calm. The second part states loss of the body, while some part of the singer (soul?) is still alive
    VICARIOUS48on March 02, 2009   Link

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