They're all gone, she'll rot
Wishing as she swam
that her own moon would be her only friend
But he too is swimming away
an inch more every year and...

Almost forgot, about the other spheres here
It took a few hundred light years
for the bad air to clear
up out of here

Soon now her star will swell
Bloat up, turn bright red
At least that's what we said,
might happen to it

They're all gone, she'll begin
as just elements again
Tumbling in the solar winds
In and out they'll spin
in a different direction

Somewhere else a similar situation
Some random formation,
occuring in the same equation
Building new destruction

"They're all gone", she said
with soar achy fault lines
Still following guidelines
A stones approach
Pushed to swirl in some other new stars light

Soon now too that star will swell,
releasing brand new moons,
Dark matter and toxic fumes
It's just a dusty interstellar saloon

Soon now too that star will swell,
spread out and then shrink up
Some white dwarf will hold your cup half full
Because elsewhere new volcanos erupt

They're all gone, but she'll still be seen
somewhere else melting
Some other eyes absorbing
A new light inside of some new star-ling

Soon now too that light will die,
Soon now too that light will die
but its energy never does
It burns in some other new blood (x3)

Lyrics submitted by CoconutSkins

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    General CommentIt's a song about the natural cycles the universe goes through. Stars and planets die and explode, but the energy lives on to create new stars and planets. But it could also be an allegory of life. We live our lives creating and losing and creating until we die. We drift away from people and places to become part of something new and different, and even that disintegrates to restart eventually. "The Loop" is about how our lives are very parallel to how the universe works. Also, it's interesting that Issac Brock from Modest Mouse does backing vocals, as multiple Mouse songs are centered around similar concepts: 3rd Planet, Never Ending Math Equation, Gravity Rides Everything, The Stars Are Projectors, Night On The Sun, You'll See and at least a dozen more.
    So in conclusion, our lives are just as much a cycle of destruction and rebirth as the universe is.
    cmetzon December 30, 2013   Link

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