08-Tomb Of Liegia
Team Sleep Lyrics


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In 1969
I killed a man of mine
In a small Montana town
I was hunted down by hounds

Hear the light has cried
Their voices dry and hollow
Hear the crowd cheer
They cheer me to the gallows

In 1985
I was doing time alive
I made a plan to escape
And live as the lady of the lake

Hear the crowd of ghosts
Their voices dry and hollow
Can't you hear their calls?
They cheer me to the gallows

1995
Was the year I came up for trial
I listened to his song
And watched the sun make the shadows long

Hear the light have cried
His voices is dry and hollow
Hear the crowd call
They cheer me to the gallows
Hear the light called
His voices is dry and follow




Hear the light have called
In a voice that's hollow

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Team Sleep's song "Tomb Of Liegia" tell the story of a person who has committed a crime and is haunted by their past. The song is broken up into three verses, each describing a different moment in the person's life. The first verse describes the moment when the person committed the crime, saying that they "killed a man of mine" in a small Montana town and were subsequently hunted down. The second verse describes the person's plan to escape from prison and live a new life. They decide to become the "lady of the lake" and start anew. However, the third verse suggests that their past will always catch up with them, as they go up for trial and listen to a song that reminds them of their wrongdoings. The voices that they hear are "dry and hollow" and the crowd "cheers [them] to the gallows."


Overall, "Tomb Of Liegia" is a haunting portrayal of living with the weight of guilt and past wrongdoings. The lyrics suggest that no matter how hard a person tries to escape their past, it will always come back to haunt them in some way.


Line by Line Meaning

In 1969
This song talks about events that happened in different years, and it starts with 1969.


I killed a man of mine
The singer of the song admits to killing someone who was close to them.


In a small Montana town
The murder took place in a specific location, a small town in Montana.


I was hunted down by hounds
The artist was pursued by dogs who were trained to track them down.


Hear the light has cried
This line is possibly a metaphor or an allusion to something else. It is unclear what the 'light' and 'crying' mean in this context.


Their voices dry and hollow
The way the 'light' is described as having a voice that is dry and hollow might suggest that it is weak or dying out.


Hear the crowd cheer
The 'crowd' in this line is probably a group of people who are watching a public event, and they are cheering loudly.


They cheer me to the gallows
The 'gallows' were a type of execution device used in the past, and the artist suggests that people were cheering their imminent execution.


In 1985
The events in the song jump forward in time to 1985.


I was doing time alive
The artist was in prison and serving a sentence for a crime they committed.


I made a plan to escape
While in prison, the singer devised a plan to break out and escape.


And live as the lady of the lake
The artist decided to 'live as the lady of the lake', which is likely a reference to a myth or legend about a woman who lived in or around a lake.


Hear the crowd of ghosts
This line introduces the idea of 'ghosts' who are watching and reacting to the events in the song.


Can't you hear their calls?
The singer is asking if the listener can hear the calls of these 'ghosts' who are apparently present in the story.


They cheer me to the gallows
The 'ghosts' are cheering along with the living crowd, suggesting that they all want to see the singer executed.


1995
The song now jumps forward to 1995.


Was the year I came up for trial
The artist was on trial for another crime in 1995.


I listened to his song
It is unclear who the 'him' is in this line, but the singer listened to a song that might have had some significance to them.


And watched the sun make the shadows long
The singer was probably waiting for something to happen while watching the shadows cast by the sun grow longer as the day went on.


Hear the light have cried
This line is repeated from earlier in the song and still has an uncertain meaning.


His voices is dry and hollow
This line is similar to an earlier one, but it now refers specifically to the 'light's' voice, which is still weak and dying out.


Hear the crowd call
The living crowd is still present and cheering loudly.


Hear the light called
This line seems to be suggesting that the 'light' is calling out to the singer or to the listeners in some way.


In a voice that's hollow
The 'light's' voice is described again as being weak and dying out.




Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ABE CUNNINGHAM, ABRAN CUNNINGHAM, CHI CHENG, CHINO MORENO, CHINO CAMILO MORENO, STEPHEN CARPENTER

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Comments from YouTube:

Lura Barden

Awesome song ,Chino is so cute when he dances! I think Mary was a great Choice for this song . I read on a youtube comment that there was a version sung by Chino. I'm dying to hear it if it exists.

Christian Velazquez

holy crap I love this song! Its so simple but it has a soul of its own.... Genious!

charleeinwonderland

probly the chillest show ever. would put me in a trance.

Kit Fisto

Wow, Mary! Mind Science Of The Mind and Team Sleep??? And of course everything else you've been a part of❤

Xenu

Wow. I've never seen Mary Timony look so dark.. I can only imagine what it would sound like if she were to write the score for a psychological horror movie... something like "Repulsion."

timothy666

greatest video ever...

agusto alves

Ligeia was a story Edgar Allen Poe wrote, and Tomb of Ligeia was a movie based on it. Came out in the 60s

Jameson Savage

thanks man good shit

Elle

sick song. her voice is wow. but wat does the lyric mean?

Kitesvera

thats my cousin! fucking love that she is on my fav singers CD

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