My life is a weathered down shipwreck
Splitting at the seams, held together by memories and dreams
Every face I have seen, a stitch on my mind
On a shadow of a dream

And my heart is its cargo, a worn out old thing
Been dragged around this rock more times than you'd believe
To the east I call home
But the west, she is calling
From the north, to the south
Forever I'm drifting away
With more hope than fear
Put your head to my chest and you will hear

The sound of it beating
Is the sound of love leaving
The sound of it beating
Is the sound of the emptiness flooding in

Flooding in
It's the sound of the emptiness flooding in

And my life, it aches
And my heart, it breaks
And I just can't shake the feeling all I am is sinking
While one thousand eyes stare back at me
But the ones that I'd die for are the ones I can't see

Flooding in

It's the sound of the emptiness

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Atlas Lyrics as written by Jeffrey Cleve Ling Benjamin Michael Gordon

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +1
    General Comment
    Amazing song.
    theturningon February 09, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation
    They fear the emptiness / loneliness that losing a loved one (breaking up?) causes their heart. Do they feel like Atlas?? Having to hold the Heavens upon their shoulders (or similarly if under the misconception that he held the globe upon his shoulders?)
    sokornyon September 23, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    It’s about touring and not seeing his loved ones the comment about I see a thousand eyes staring back at me but not the eyes I’d die for is about on stage singing but wants to be home
    bradshaw26on April 27, 2018   Link

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