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Song: The Fish


Album: Unnatural
Track: #4

Listen! "The Fish" Lo-Fi Album Cut
Recorded: July 9, 2005
Length: 4:00
Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals
Listen! The Fish (Acoustic) - Live at Lost River Brewing Co.
Recorded: March 12, 2010
Length: 3:38
Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Listen! "The Fish" Lo-Fi Live October 21, 2005
Recorded: October 21, 2005
Length: 3:10
Instrumentation: Baritone Guitar, Vocals

Lyrics Print

And he spoke to me from beyond the waves
Said my home is not where you'll fall
Just give your world a little bit more time
So I listened close to the point he made
Cleared the road I thought was blocked off
Looking for the peace he said I'd find

But who am I to listen to
Philosophies from a world I don't know
Deception breeds hope this I know so well
And memory is blind
But my reason isn't clouded by time
Only by the stories that he might tell

So I reeled around the sun
Basking in the havoc that I wrought
Don't be afraid to die

Then I came to him just out of his reach
Said my home is your new master
Better say your peace since you're my new slave
But he told me that he wouldn't teach
If he thought the world'd die faster
Cause to keep it all he only ever gave

But who am I to listen to
Someone under my own control
Idolize my captive and desert my pain?
While the hook that pierces through
Pulls me back toward that hole
Of the sacrifice of a million slain

While I reeled around the sun
Broken from the havoc that I wrought
Still not afraid to die
But when the day was done
My feet were wet from what I'd sought
I already jumped didn't I

I'm drowning in my own reality
Can I breathe?