Words in the Water
Thrice Lyrics


Standing knee-deep in cold water, swiftly moving
Somehow I knew I lost something

Waiting waist-deep I saw a book there, in the river
Waiting for me to find it there
I tried to read it, neck deep, treading water
The tide pulled me out to sea

Then with water in my eyes
The words began to rise from their place
They were beautiful and dread
I reached for them and fed on each phrase
They were honey on my lips
Then a bitter twist in my side
I knew they'd lay me in my grave
"Is there no one who could save me?" I cried

Sinking down deep through cold water and heavy silence
Shadows stirring in the gloom
What things lay sleeping down deep in the darkness?
Woke then to find me in my tomb

Then with water in my eyes
The words began to rise from their place
They were beautiful and dread
I reached for them and fed on each phrase
They were honey on my lips
Then a bitter twist in my side
I knew they'd lay me in my grave
"Is there no one who could save me?" I cried

And when I lost all hope to look
Someone took that heavy book from my hands
All it's weight they set aside
After they had satisfied it's demands
I felt white and black reverse
And the lifting of a curse from my heart
Then like one receiving sight
I beheld a brilliant light in the dark

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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Ayo Trippin

@Gavarron Gaming I'd disagree.

By saying "When I lost all hope to look, someone took that heavy book from my hands. All its weight they set aside after they had satisfied its demands." he's referring to someone who lived the words in that heavy book. They were an example of someone who could shoulder the weight of glory with grace.

"I felt white and black reverse and the lifting of a curse from my heart." Dreading the book as being too heavy for him to bear became the hope that he could indeed bear it, which lifted the curse of nihilism from his heart.

"And like one receiving sight, I beheld the brilliant light in the dark." Realizing now that it's possible, he sees that life isn't as dark and meaningless as he had thought. He beheld a brilliant light in that person, who lived the word, and saw that he could also carry that weight under their example.

Whether you believe in him or not, Jesus' story is the story of an ideal man; something to shape yourself after. The perspective character didn't believe that being an ideal man was possible until he witnessed it in the metaphor or the incarnation of Jesus.

Of course, this song is impersonal, you could impose it on any moral exemplar or teacher. Knowing Dustin's beliefs, however, it's clear to see that he's singing about Jesus. But you can put whoever you deify or follow in Jesus' place here and the song would still hold its meaning.



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DawgPoundBrutus

The most underrated band of all time.

Jason MacDonald

Circa Survive is another criminally underrated band

Christophe2k5

Agreed 6 years later 👌🏻❤️

ravagedDust

Not for nothing but the singer has been recognized as a lyrical genius by some big names if I'm not mistaken.

Mike Adams

it shows how Blind the world is, i just cannot see how more people don't see it. Its too smart, too deep, too touching, too real for everybody.

Rick Says

I have a thing for underrated bands like Thrice, Flume and Late Night Alumni.

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Mike

I felt white and black reverse and the lifting of a curse from my heart...and then like one receiving sight I beheld the brilliant light in the dark...

Great lyrics and very powerful wow

Sarah Marie

This song touches my soul, vibrates my bones, and gives me chills in a way i cant explain...BEAUTIFUL

TROY PUTTEET

yeah exactly it is what she said glad to see a comment that relates to how when I saw soul touches bones on vibrate chills in all of the above gave me the notion to hit reply button only to say that I do feel what is wrote in your comment placed up above pretty awesome feeling to know their is still someone out their that felt this vibe I felt is all complete stranger even makes it that much cooler so with all that being said I just wanted to show a little love an say cool people still do exist an that alone is worth my words on this early side start my day with a reply to a stranger really out of the blue makes this day start off better then most an Ill take it at any rate I just did the most with this post but none the less had to speak my peace I did so I will now just digress lol

Anthony Szarek

Agreed ❤️

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