"Temporary Peace" as written by Daniel Cavanagh, Vincent Cavanagh, John James Douglas, Keith Leslie Smith and David John Pybus....
Deep inside the silence staring out upon the sea
The waves are washing over half forgotten memory
Deep within the moment laughter floats upon the breeze
Rising and falling dying down within me
And I swear I never knew, I never knew how it could be
And all this time all I had inside was what I couldn't see
I swear I never knew, I never knew how could be
All the waves are washing over all that hurts inside of me
Beyond this beautiful horizon lies a dream for you and I
This tranquil scene is still unbroken by the rumors in the sky
But there's a storm closing in voices crying on the wind
The serenade is growing colder breaks my soul that tries to sing
And there's so many many thoughts when I try to go to sleep
But with you I start to feel a sort of temporary peace
There's a drift in and out
Drift in and out

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"Temporary Peace" as written by David John Pybus Daniel Cavanagh

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    General CommentTo me this song seams to sum up the album with the [apparent] suicide of the main character.

    He is surrendering himself to the sea, and all the lyrics really just sound like the final thoughts of a man who is about to die.

    Whether he actually commits suicide is anyone's guess, but the hidden track seems to suggest that he doesn't go through with it.
    Amazonison January 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.
    Jester24on June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell ive listened to tis track lyke so many tymes,n all i know it makes me feel sad,but not depressed,coz these blokes make u feel things u neva felt befo,oryte as far as i know its bout tis guy who has troubles wid his gf/wife waeva....beyound tis beautiful horizon .......................but widout u i start to feel a sort of temporary peace....i guess he iz confused,he jus cant figure wa to dol..let her go or hang onto her...errr did dat make any sense
    metal_messiahon July 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat song is so sad... The riff is built up like the waves, too ..
    BlankInfinityon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell most of Anathemas songs have a feeling of the loss of a loved one. This song is like he's beginning to feel at peace with the lost lover. In the verses it's basically saying there's a hurt inside of him but as the waves wash over the pain is disappearing (he's feeling better over time), "all the waves are washing over all that hurts inside of me".
    "Laughter floats upon the breeze", he can feel happiness coming back.
    The last part (the beautiful sounding bit) sounds asthough he's believing that there's a heaven("Rumor in the sky", "Beyond this beautiful horizon") and that's where he will be re-aquainted with his lover once again. There's so many thoughts when he goes to bed because that's where your mind runs wild. He thinks about when he's going to go to heaven and "starts to feel a sort of temporary peace".
    I could say alot more but I think that'll kick start your mind and get you on the right track.
    Listen to some of their older sad slow songs and then listen to this afterwards and you'll get the feeling i'm talking about.
    erebusknighton June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me cry...
    preemaniaon September 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of the album cover, like he's picked this day to leave behind this pathetic facade of a life and goes to the beach on a whim.

    And as the world is going to shit all around him the beauty of this place is still intact and with this woman he's with (who I asume the female voice is supposed to be) he gets this fleeting feeling of comfort, which trancends every other pursuit he's abandoned.
    bloodandsoilon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat's the secret song called?
    Ruton June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is not supposed to be sad.. The tale is about all the rough times (caused by alcoholism perhaps: Dumachum). But anyhow.. The beautiful horizon is the relief. The better times, like a sweet and tender girl?
    moptehon August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTemp peace is my darkest experience in life. Love it hate it i dunno but i do feel so much when i listen to it. U see all these people who r so in love with life n it makes me sick.
    Conspicuouson May 23, 2010   Link

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