"The Yawning Grave" as written by and Ben Schneider....
I know the rain like the clouds know the sky
I speak to birds and tell them where to fly
I sing the songs that you hear on the breeze
I write the names of the rocks and the trees

Oh, you fool, there are rules I am coming for you
Darkness brings evil things, oh, the reckoning begins

I tried to warn you when you were a child
I told you not to get lost in the wild
I sent omens and all kinds of signs
I taught you melodies, poems, and rhymes

Oh, you fool, there are rules, I am coming for you
(You can run but you can't escape)
Darkness brings evil things, oh, the reckoning begins
(You will open the yawning grave)

Oh, you fool, there are rules, I am coming for you
(You can run but you can't escape)
Darkness brings evil things, oh, the reckoning begins
(You will open the yawning grave)


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"The Yawning Grave" as written by Ben Schneider

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    My OpinionUm sounds like God is singing
    SSolimnon May 27, 2017   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics to this song make me think of Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian".
    Seems to me this song might be about Judge Holden in particular.
    In "Blood Meridian", as the Glanton Gang roams the country looking for victims, the Judge meticulously sketches and collects specimens of unfamiliar species. Toadvine, a fellow Glanton Gang member, asks why. The judge replies, in one of the most badass sentiments ever put to paper, “Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.”
    It's almost like the Judge could have said himself much of the lyrics to this song, especially the first verse:
    I know the rain like the clouds know the sky
    I speak to birds and tell them where to fly
    I sing the songs that you hear on the breeze
    I write the names of the rocks and the trees
    driftsighton August 07, 2016   Link
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    Song MeaningHe songs on behalf of death
    Undunnoon April 11, 2018   Link
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    My InterpretationWhen I first heard this song, i immediately thought he was singing from the point of view of the Earth, this planet. Whatever being controls it all, but it didn't necessarily sound like God was speaking, to me, but nature itself.

    I know the rain like the clouds know the sky
    I speak to birds and tell them where to fly
    I sing the songs that you hear on the breeze
    I write the names of the rocks and the trees

    Both the sound of the music and the lyrics make me think of natural forces, disasters, phenomenon... birds flying away from impending disaster, the wind picking up, things like that. And he's speaking to humanity:

    I tried to warn you when you were a child
    I told you not to get lost in the wild
    I sent omens and all kinds of signs
    I taught you melodies, poems, and rhymes

    How many of us can remember being told since we were children that humans are destroying the planet? I definitely do. The issue is only growing with each passing year and, eventually, the earth will take itself back from humans. We can only live this way for so long, since so little of life nowadays is sustainable and the population is growing exponentially and uncontrollably. To me, the song illustrates how mankind has essentially dug its own grave... the ultimate "reckoning" is just beginning. Eery stuff. I love this song <3 Haunting and beautiful and powerfully sobering to hear.

    Oh, you fool, there are rules, I am coming for you
    (You can run but you can't escape)
    Darkness brings evil things, oh, the reckoning begins
    (You will open the yawning grave)
    ayebrobrololon June 11, 2018   Link

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