fucking LOVE Emery!!! great lyrics, and awesome music, a good vocal harmony between two singers can give me chills like little else can! and when one person sings and the other screams, thats amazing too, theyre so good at harmonies too, like one guy will sing one line, and the other will sing totally different words and yet the melodies compliment eachother perfectly, and its not the same melody just in a different octave or something, they do complex harmonies with different melodies, they are truly wonderfully talented musicians and the lyrics are always poetic and thought-provoking.
my favorite lyrics are from Horizons by Parkway Drive, really the whole song, but especially
The marks I left upon this world,
Will wash away,
And so it ends.
It all finds an end.
And so it ends.
We all find an end.
With broken arms,
And hollow eyes,
I'll wait to return to oblivion.
Embrace our last,
This song inspires me to make the most of every second of every day, because we all find an end someday, and everything we do will be forgotten eventually, so you MIGHT AS WELL have as much fun as you possibly can right now! It also kind of makes me want to strive for greatness, cuz no one wants to be forgotten, leave the world without making a contribution that will be remembered, but that part is alot harder lol.
I also think they are saying that we should enjoy the little things that we often take for granted like a pretty sunset, because you may not be able to experience it tomorrow, but when they say embrace our last EMPTY horizon, it kind of suggests a sense of hopelessness, like in life when it seems there often is not a concrete "right" answer, they convey both hopefulness and hopelessness at the same time, like they are saying these are good ideals to strive for, but does it really matter? They seem to be questioning themselves, which is something everyone can relate to, I could go on and on (like i havnt already ) but ya this song is amazingly deep and brings a tear to my eyes everytime I hear it, the music is just so beautiful too...