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Thrice – Words In The Water lyrics

Standing knee-deep in cold water, swiftly moving
Somehow I knew I lost something

Waiting waist-deep I saw a book there, in the river
Waiting for me to find it there
I tried to read it, neck deep, treading water
The tide pulled me out to sea

Then with water in my eyes
The words began to rise from their place
They were beautiful and dread
I reached for them and fed on each phrase
They were honey on my lips
Then a bitter twist in my side
I knew they'd lay me in my grave
"Is there no one who could save me?" I cried

Sinking down deep through cold water and heavy silence
Shadows stirring in the gloom
What things lay sleeping down deep in the darkness?
Woke then to find me in my tomb

Then with water in my eyes
The words began to rise from their place
They were beautiful and dread
I reached for them and fed on each phrase
They were honey on my lips
Then a bitter twist in my side
I knew they'd lay me in my grave
"Is there no one who could save me?" I cried

And when I lost all hope to look
Someone took that heavy book from my hands
All it's weight they set aside
After they had satisfied it's demands
I felt white and black reverse
And the lifting of a curse from my heart
Then like one receiving sight
I beheld a brilliant light in the dark



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    UnregisteredSep 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    The Book represents the word of God, the bible, God's law. The law brings revelation of mans sinful nature and his need for God. The law points us to a need for a savior. When I lost all hope to loo, Someone (Christ) took that heavy book, of the Law and the impossible burden it imputes to man. All it's weight they set aside, after they had satisfied it's demands (Christ came to fulfill the law. He took the burden of it upon himself, and satisfied it once and for all.
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    UnregisteredJul 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    I don't know why people are so upset about religion and faith. I refuse the religion, but I do believe in god, and I know jesus christ died for all of us. I don't know how much truth are in the bible, but I have faith which no one could take from me ever. Dustin also believes that jesus died for our sins. Respect that, and if you want to refuse faith, go and find someone else. So he is a believer and there is a load of other bands. Pagans I mean.
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    UnregisteredJul 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    One main reason I think people are thinking that its "not" about the bible is the fact that the lyrics are wrong. Its not "they were beautiful and dread". Its "they were beautiful and red". Most new bibles have all of jesus's words highlighted in red text. The song is about dying to yourself, realizing that jesus took the sacrifice and truly died for you so that you could live a new life.
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    Dear sir who referred to foolish "christians" and didn't bother to explain the meaning of this song. A great man once said "he is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. " if I am wrong, what happens? If you are wrong, you- very sadly- will end up in hell. I have a faith and believe in jesus. And furthermore am certain that this song speaks of the redemption that christ brought from the law which was given to reveal the sin of makind and their need for a savior. If you disagree, that is fine, I respect that and can only pray that jesus reveals himself to you and softens your heart. Please do the same and respect those who believe in christ for their only aim is to save your soul. A polite refusal to listen will suffice.
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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2012 at 9:22 am
    We're all battling our own demons, it's a metaphor for life. We're drowning in our own turmoil and sometimes all it takes is a helping hand to relieve the pressure and pull us out of our own darkness. If anything, the book is representative of society / religion / forced ways of thought and how they can pull us down because we're not all supposed to follow a single train of thought - we're all individuals, we're all unique.

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