This song has been on repeat in my car as I’m slowly learning the lyrics.
The lyrics tell a story and are gospel-centric, contrasting the demands and the weight of the law against Jesus’ grace.
The music builds up and has a memorable and powerful climax at the climax of the song.
You should listen to it. Words in the Water (Polaris at Noon Remix), Thrice.
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
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