Respiration (Calm And Deep)

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Years pass by their thousand, no trace of our wake.
And we will not be moved!
Captain roars his orders,
Sit still and shift not!
He cries loud for obedience! Yells he;

Don’t rock the boat – don’t you make waves!
Don’t rock the boat – heed the abyss!

Peer into the abyss, yeah, it don’t seem so deep!
The fog hangs low, yeah, I can make out the shore.
All is not as they say as I clearly see,
Observing instruction may well damn us all!

And yet still he screams;
Don’t rock the boat, it makes waves!
Don’t rock the boat, it makes waves - great waves!
I’ll rock the boat and be saved,
I’ll rock the boat – I’ll be saved, if I brave the waves!

Drawing breaths, calm and deep, the surf draws me ever closer
To the shore, land and peace, black earth, red clay and oh so dry
Drawing breaths, calm and deep, the surf draws me ever closer
To the shore, and beyond, great plains, open and all so dry

Don’t you rock the boat boy!
Don’t you rock the boat boy - Captain Screaming Aboard Alone!
Don’t you rock the boat boy!
Don’t you rock the boat boy - Captain Drowning Aboard Alone!

Peered into the abyss, yeah, never seemed so deep!
The fog hung low, yeah, and I made it ashore.
All was not as they said and I clearly see,
That motion and direction could well save us all!

Peered into the abyss, yeah, never seemed so deep!
Though they said I drown I made it ashore.
All is not as is told as is plain to see!
Hope and conviction may yet save us all!

Down it goes, crew and all, screaming, hopeless, lost and drowning!
Stood ashore, watch them die without knowing terra firma!
Down it goes! Down they go! Down!
If they had known, if they had seen, if they only heeded their eyes!
If only, they had swam there would never have been captains!
Just our minds! Just our lives! Just!

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from (2013) See The Thing Within The Thing, released March 8, 2013

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