The Long Defeat
Thrice Lyrics


The tyranny of deterioration
Worries me that it's all just a waste of time
Taking one step forward, two steps back
Still I believe there's a breath through the thorns
And I believe the summer's warm
And I believe that it's ever bright beyond this black

So keep holding on to hope without assurance
Holding on to a memory of light
But will the morning come? For all I know
We'll never see the sun, but together we'll fight the long defeat

Suffering that I see all around
It's enough to keep me crashing down
Till I, I'm wrecked and wreathing from these falls
Still I believe there's a word in the wire
And I believe there's a way through the fire
And I, believe, there's a joy that blooms beyond these walls

So keep holding on to hope without assurance
Holding on to a memory of light
But will the morning come? For all I know
We'll never see the sun, but together we'll fight the long defeat

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Fernando Perez

[Verse 1]
The tyranny of deterioration
It worries me that it's all just a waste of time
Taking one step forward, two steps back
Still I believe there's a thread through the thorns
Yeah I believe that somewhere it's warm
And I believe that it's ever bright beyond this black

[Chorus]
So keep holding on to hope without assurance
Holding on to a memory of light
But will the morning come?
For all I know we’ll never see the sun
But together we’ll fight the long defeat

[Verse 2]
The suffering that I see all around
It's enough to keep me crashing down till I
I lie wrecked and reeling from these falls
Still I believe there's a word in the wire
And I believe there's a way through the fire
And I believe there's a joy that blooms beyond these walls

[Chorus]
So keep holding on to hope without assurance
Holding on to a memory of light
But will the morning come?
For all I know we’ll never see the sun
But together we’ll fight the long defeat



thebigone022

The tyranny of deterioration
It worries me that it's all just a waste of time
Taking one step forward, two steps back
Still I believe there's a thread through the thorns
And I believe that somewhere it's warm
And I believe that it's ever bright beyond this black

So keep holding on to hope without assurance
Holding on to a memory of light
But will the morning come? For all I know
We’ll never see the sun, but together we’ll fight the long defeat

The suffering that I see all around
It's enough to keep me crashing down till I
I lie wrecked and reeling from these falls
Still I believe there's a word in the wire
And I believe there's a way through the fire
And I believe there's a joy that blooms beyond these walls

So keep holding on to hope without assurance
Holding on to a memory of light
But will the morning come? For all I know
We’ll never see the sun, but together we’ll fight the long defeat



Tubesock Romance

Alright. I've seen a ton of feedback on Thrice's vocals of late. "Raspy"... "Tall" ... "Dark" ... "Handsome" ....... ...... ...... "Meep".
I will say — the vocal's in this album sound EXTREMELY FAMILIAR.

But wait! OH YES! ——The lead singer from a certain band, who've 'been out' since 2012...
I NOW SUPERIMPOSE THAT, IMAGINE DRAGONS' OWN SINGER, DAN REYNOLDS, SANG THIS ENTIRE THRICE ALBUM!!

Imagine Dragon — "Night Visions": Release date: September 4, 2012.
Thrice — "To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere": Release date: May 27, 2016.|

A FOUR YEAR DIFFERENCE!!
I'M CALLING.... "SHENANIGANS"! Flinches



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Groucho Marx

There's just something about the way he sings "For all I know, we'll never see the sun" that gets me every time. It just sounds good.

sirundying

you and us all brother

Fernando Perez

[Verse 1]
The tyranny of deterioration
It worries me that it's all just a waste of time
Taking one step forward, two steps back
Still I believe there's a thread through the thorns
Yeah I believe that somewhere it's warm
And I believe that it's ever bright beyond this black

[Chorus]
So keep holding on to hope without assurance
Holding on to a memory of light
But will the morning come?
For all I know we’ll never see the sun
But together we’ll fight the long defeat

[Verse 2]
The suffering that I see all around
It's enough to keep me crashing down till I
I lie wrecked and reeling from these falls
Still I believe there's a word in the wire
And I believe there's a way through the fire
And I believe there's a joy that blooms beyond these walls

[Chorus]
So keep holding on to hope without assurance
Holding on to a memory of light
But will the morning come?
For all I know we’ll never see the sun
But together we’ll fight the long defeat

Audrey and Remington

@Harry Alfredo a trick: click the three dots to the right of a comment to report the comment for spam

Fernando Perez

Your welcome

Audrey and Remington

thank you!

Take Down Squad

wow this is so good

Jens Let's Play

There's not a single bad song on this album.
Straight up 10/10

Jens Let's Play

@Devin Michael Roberts Yess!!
I know it sounds stupid to say stuff like this, but I think TBEITBN is objectively their best album.
Just the perfect mix of melody, heaviness, gut-wrenching melancholy and quieter moments.
The flow of this album listening front to back is unrivaled.

Devin Michael Roberts

Tell that to the thrice group on reddit bahahaha.. i cant tell you how many people just mindlessly consider all the new stuff bad and miss vheissu... me i think this album is their best by far... and thats saying a lot because i love all the others too

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