HE WHO SAW THE DEEP

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released October 25, 2010

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Track Name: When We Were Kings
Lose me in
Half truths and alibis.
I want to believe in you.
I want you to lose me in half truths and alibis.

The feeling is,
The feeling is one I remember from way back when.
Way back when we were kings,
And the way that the cold left its mark on our skin.
You buried my head in the sand.
We were slipping up slowly.

Cold hands wrapped around our throats,
And as the storm about us broke,
Well we were busy making plans,
Plans to keep ourselves afloat.

We rise, we fall, we pitch, we yaw,
No sleep, no sleep, no sleep, repeat.
We rise, we fall, we pitch, we yaw,
No sleep, no sleep, no sleep, repeat.
We rise, we fall, we pitch, we yaw,
No sleep, no sleep, no sleep, repeat.
We rise, we fall, we pitch, we yaw,
No sleep, no sleep, no sleep, repeat.
We rise, we fall, we pitch, we yaw,
No sleep, no sleep, no sleep, repeat.
We rise, we fall, we pitch, we yaw,
No sleep, no sleep, no sleep,
No sleep, no sleep, no sleep.


The feeling is,
The feeling is one I remember from way back when.
Way back when we were kings,
And the way that the cold left its mark on our skin.
You buried my head in the sand.
We were slipping up slowly.
Track Name: A Father's Son
Knee deep and born into it,
You didn’t ask for this and don’t I know it?
A father’s son,
We couldn’t hope for less.
Pry these words from my cold dead lips,
Home is where the heart is.

And the ghosts I draw
Will leave you cold.
A bankrupt father
To skin and bones.

I’m moving over.
I’m making room for you.
I’m making room.

I will occupy the space between
What you say and what you mean.
And you say
That the devil's in the detail.
And if that’s true,
When he is through with me he will
Sure as hell be after you.

And the ghosts I draw
Will leave you cold.
A bankrupt father
To skin and bones.

We escape, we escape, we escape,
With our minds made up.
We escape, we escape, we escape,
And our time is up.
Track Name: We Saw The Deep
Into your
Crooked arms I fall.
Once again,
Your lights will guide me in.
A promise to myself I break I know,
The night will always win.

Safe in hope we sleep.
We held our breath,
And we saw the deep.
We saw the deep.

We held our breath
As we slipped beneath
This cold heartless sea.
(Guide us in,)
You followed me down
(Your truth will out,)
In search of the truth.
(From far and wide.)
We saw its leaves
(Unfold)
Through salt stung eyes.
It tore at our hands.
(I knew we’d pay)
We held on tight.

Safe in hope we sleep.
We held our breath,
And we saw the deep.
Some cold comfort in
Sealing our fate,
Though we never speak
Since we saw the deep.

In a fog-like sleep I slip beneath
Your skin.
In a fog-like sleep I slip beneath
Your skin.
In a fog-like sleep I slip beneath
Your skin.
Track Name: Hope Is Not Enough
Our star burns bright,
As we curse it for the final time,
And we forget to breathe.
And we regret
The process of our age,
Progress, stagnation and decay,
And we breathe deep.

And as we realise
That hope is not enough,
Our game is up.
So caught up in the whens and whys,
We forget to breathe.
Breathe in,
Breathe out,
Breathe deep.

Well for a year we lived as kings.
We had everything that we could ever need,
And we slept.
We slept soundly in our royal beds,
As the walls came crashing down,
Around our ears.

And as we realise
That hope is not enough,
Our game is up.
So caught up in the whens and whys,
We forget to breathe.
As we realise
That hope is not enough,
Our game is up.
Track Name: Progress Is A Snake
We’ve made our beds,
And now we lay.
Revenge is sweet.
If only we could stem the tide,
If only we could.

As Europe slips into the sea,
Well we could have saved a million more.
We’ve made our beds and now we lay.
A snake can shed its skin but never change.

And if we all pray hard enough,
And keep our noses clean,
Maybe we’ll be saved.

The wind blows from the east,
We will sail this ship into the setting sun.
The wind blows from the east,
We will sail this ship into the setting sun
The wind blows from the east,
We will sail this ship into the setting sun
The wind blows from the east,
We will sail this ship into the setting sun

As Europe slips into the sea,
Well we could have saved a million more.
We’ve made our beds and now we lay.
A snake can shed its skin but never change.
As Europe slips into the sea,
Well we could have saved a million more.
We’ve made our beds and now we lay.
A snake can shed its skin but never change.
Track Name: These Feet Of Clay
Your romantic gestures,
They are lost on me.
Even with a heart of stone,
If it ends as it began we will never know.

We marched bravely
From the lions' den.
Their shadows flicker in the flame.

We marched bravely
From the lions' den.
They grow more human everyday,
And we were lost.

How long
Before the lights come on?
Before they wake,
And there is hell to pay?
We will be gone
Before the lights come on.
Well the writing's on the wall.

We marched bravely
From the lions' den.
Their shadows flicker in the flame.
Track Name: Sirens
This skin full of bones
Offers me no
Resistance to your charms,
And I am on the rocks.

I have chosen
Ruffled feathers and the devil we know best.

You sing to me,
And I,
I am lost.

You will find me in
The darkest corners and
I will ask you to leave.
I want nothing here that doesn’t need to be.

I have chosen
Ruffled feathers and the devil we know best.

You sing to me,
And I,
I am lost.

You sing to me,
With your arms wide open and
You sing to me,
With a bird in your hand.
You sing to me,
With your arms wide open and
You sing to me.
I will stay here,
If you want me to.
I will stay here,
If you ask me.
Track Name: Sea Of Regrets
Some things are better left forgotten
Or the weight of the world will crush your bones
In an ideal situation
This will all be over soon

And I will leave this world in pieces
I will leave it to the scarab and the crows
Under seas and under soil
In a million years our bones will be your oil

One by one it happens to us all
When you least expect your sky will tumble down
We were surprised to find it was our time to sink or swim

And I will leave this world in pieces
I will leave it to the scarab and the crows
Under seas and under soil
In a million years our bones will be your oil

We’re out of our depth in a sea of regrets and
I hate to say I told you so
We’re out of our depth in a sea of excess and
This is everything I hoped it would be
Track Name: Broken Bones
These broken bones
Won’t build a ship.
This much I know,
And the rest, the rest I will learn.
We climb mountains to buy ourselves time,
Only to find to our surprise,
That the higher we climb,
The further we have to fall.
You’ll fall with me.

I turn to face
Your cold embrace.

I will go down with this ship,
As captain and crew I have no choice.
We climb mountains to buy ourselves time,
Only to find to our surprise,
That the higher we climb,
The further we have to fall.
You’ll fall with me.

I turn to face
Your cold embrace.

Your heart will have a hard time
Not melting in our arms.
And your heart will have a hard time
Not melting in our arms.
I turn to face
The cold embrace of some forgotten sea,
As we climb mountains to buy ourselves time.
Track Name: A Divorce Before Marriage
The echo of success
In the beating of a heart
Will tear your life apart,
And your forgotten dreams,
As futile as they seem,
Gave you hope.
Now that hope is not enough,
All the people that you meet
Are as hollow as they seem.

Close your bright eyes,
Close your bright eyes,
Close your bright eyes.

Delusions of grandeur,
A divorce before marriage.
An open wound
Finds you here,
Under slate grey skies,
Under slate grey skies.

Close your bright eyes,
Close your bright eyes,
Close your bright eyes.

Close your bright eyes,
Close your bright eyes,
Close your bright eyes.
Track Name: Doves
No dress rehearsal,
No third time lucky,
Empty handed you return.

No olive branches,
We took our chances,
We took our chances, now they’re gone.

Nothing says it’s over,
Quite like the way you hit the sea.