"Black Wave" as written by and James Russell Mercer....
This goose is cooked, these tongues are tied
Around the block and airborne blind
But looking on the brighter side
There's far less to which I'd be obliged

In the meadow where the black breeze blows
Where underneath the waves, you were most alone
Can you hear a subtle, aching tone?
Through the water, through the Earth, trimmed up bone

Looking on the brighter side
Looking on the brighter side
Looking on the brighter side
Looking on the brighter side
Looking on the brighter side
Looking on the brighter side

Lyrics submitted by heyheyhey111, edited by splitneedles, boywithdreams

"Black Wave" as written by James Russell Mercer

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  • +2
    General CommentThe boy has finished his relationship with the girl. But he expected to feel more release from it than remorse, and he doesn't. The aloneness is sinking in, and he is left cold and dark. He tries to find the brighter side to this, but has ended up digging himself deeper into this rabbit hole. The grimness of the words that he has been preaching all along start to permeate, and the mood of the album reflects his new desolate mindset.
    ladybug87on November 02, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti agree with ladybug87.
    it seems to fit the tone really well.
    lovely jordanon November 22, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHah Listen to the entire album high
    chrisbcream26on January 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'll fix the lyrics, because honestly, it's hard to tell what he's saying most of the time in this song. This is similar to Pam Berry in style, but sounds more like a cathedral mass song in the intro.
    heyheyhey111on October 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"This goose is cooked, these tongues are tied"
    mrtscon October 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Chin to bone" I think it is, though that doesnt make much more sense. It just sounds nicer.
    mattmattmattmatton October 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt really doesn't sounds like '...withdraw being blind' on the song.
    No idea what he's singing though.
    away we drifton October 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"There's far less to withdraw being blind"
    could be
    "there's far less to which I'm being blind?"
    "there's far less to which I'd be obliged"
    I think it's the second one.
    schimmyon October 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds more like "there's far less to which I'LL be obliged" but, like everyone else, i'm not sure. and it's a small thing, but could certainly make a difference.

    i also agree with mattmatt that the last line of the second verse ("trimmed up bone") doesn't make much sense as is. but i have no idea at all what it could be.

    i'm not very helpful. oh well. regardless of the lyrics, the tune is incredible.
    artformsnowon November 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentListen to this song high. It's absolutly beautiful, and im pretty sure that is what it was meant for.
    eire373on December 18, 2006   Link

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