THE OATH Song Meaning / Story

Track #2 on The Ascent is called The Oath.  We filmed a live music video for this song back in April of 2011 and it was one of the first things that kind of kickstarted some online buzz for us.  When we wrote this song I was kind of in a period of my life where I felt like I couldn’t trust anybody (still not completely removed from that).  My old band was ripped apart because of lies and deception and secrets, which actually was what helped us come up with our band name, so when writing the first songs for our new band we decided it would be a good topic to touch on.  I had always loved the phrase “three can keep a secret if two of them are dead” and built the lyrics around that and then Richard came in and killed it with a super catchy chorus.

Lyrics:

Three can keep a secret,
if two of them are dead,
I’ll bury all the pages,
to keep my words unsaid.

Through thick or thin, I’m holding it.
Loose lips sink our ships.
Lips are sewn shut

Hush baby don’t tell,
lets keep this inside.
I got a secret,
I wont let it out this time.
Your grave gets deeper,
all the secrets you hide,
so let it out let it out,
but no one will hear your cries.

I’ll watch them fall,
come crawling out your mouth.
I want to save myself,
for the last few minutes.

I’ll tear this place apart with every intention,
of burning every bridge I ever stepped foot on.

Hush baby don’t tell,
lets keep this inside.
I got a secret,
I wont let it out this time.
Your grave gets deeper,
all the secrets you hide,
so let it out let it out,
but no one will hear your cries.

I have these demons,
I keep them inside,
believe what you want,
but its probably a lie.
one makes it two,
two makes it three,
three makes a crowd so your coming with me.

I’m sinking faster,
and its hard for me to breath.
My whole world crumbles before me,
as I’m left here on my knee’s.


Listen the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSlKFdKI2nw

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