Treading Paper
Thrice Lyrics


All my life
I've been treading paper in the space between the words
And there implied is that I'm but another body for the birds
Carrion, absurd and accidental atoms
Beating air, carrying on
Unwitting orphan of an unyielding despair

But linger on, just for a moment
Until we can ascertain if something's wrong with me
Or the assumptions of these self-indicted brains
Because I contend that all of this
Is more than just a meaningless charade
That each and every moment is a bottle with a message hid away

If anything means anything
There must be something meant for us to be
A song that we were made to sing
There must be so much more than we can see

But all our lives
We've been treading paper in the space between the words
And there implied the thought
That we are barely more than bodies for the birds, carrion
They say that we're just accidental atoms beating air
Carrying on and on unwitting orphans of an unyielding despair

But our hearts tell a different story
Our hands feel a different pulse
If anything means anything
There must be something meant for us to be

If anything means anything
There must be something meant for us to be
A song that we were made to sing
There must be so much more than we can see

Something fathomless
Deeper than our pride can dive
Numinous higher than our hearts can rise
Transcendent further than our thoughts can reach
Immanent closer than the air we breathe

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: DUSTIN MICHAEL KENSRUE, EDWARD CARRINGTON BRECKENRIDGE, JAMES RILEY BRECKENRIDGE, TERANISHI TEPPEI

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Comments from YouTube:

Pedro Lara

"If anything means anything, there must be something meant for us to be."

Awesome.

Darrkness

such an amazing song. still my favorite band after all these years. see you guys this summer for my 14th thrice show.

Oleksandr Hryshchenko

You have to admire the lyrics in this one

his airness

Such a great song!

Adam Herrick

Favorite from the album so far.

Hetženauer

The best of this album

Jeeology

I feel as if Thrice are underated lyrically. They can find a way to word even the most simple of messages poetically, while keeping the meaning clear.

They've wowed me with things that I have, in essence, heard hundreds of times before, just by changing how it's delivered.

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