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The Ultimate Thrice Playlist

To celebrate 'To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere,' the band's return from hiatus and first album in nearly five years, we've collected a career-spanning mix of essentials, deep cuts and live renditions

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"Deadbolt" (Live)

Album: 2008's Live at the House of Blues (via 2002's The Illusion of Safety)

Key lyric: "And I'm almost sure / That I've been here before / That this is not the first time I've stood in front of this door / With an overwhelming feeling that I shouldn't go in / But it seems this is a battle that I never could win"

For more, read Fuse's in-depth 2016 interview with frontman Dustin Kensrue, check out the "Black Honey" video and watch a montage of our conversations with Thrice through the years.

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"Image of the Invisible"

Album: 2005's Vheissu

Key lyric: "So raise the banner, bend back your bows / We are the image of the invisible / Remove the cancer, take back your souls / We are the image of the invisible"

3 / 25

"Doublespeak"

Album: 2009's Beggars

Key lyric: "I drug my heart with doublespeak / All my misgivings disappear / It helps to keep my conscience clean / The ends will justify the means"

4 / 25

"Under a Killing Moon"

Album: 2003's The Artist in the Ambulance

Key lyric: "Blood on our black gloves / It is none of your concern / If you want to call our bluff / Get in line and wait your turn / And watch the witches burn"

5 / 25

"Ultra Blue"

Album: 2000's Identity Crisis

Key lyric: "Sometimes things we've held as true proved to be an outright lie / But it seems we always knew, in some unspoken lullaby"

6 / 25

"Firebreather"

Album: 2007's The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II

Key lyric: "And bullets lance the bravest lungs / Will I fold my hands or hold my tongue?"

7 / 25

"The Whaler"

Album: 2007's The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II

Key lyric: "My daughter's eyes, they are two tiny seas / Whose water will rise and then run down her cheeks"

8 / 25

"Words in the Water"

Album: 2011's Major/Minor

Key lyric: "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"

9 / 25

"In Exile"

Album: 2009's Beggars

Key lyric: "I am a nomad, a wanderer / I have nowhere to lay my head down / There’s no point in putting roots too deep when I’m moving on / Not settling for this unsettling town"

10 / 25

"Silhouette"

Album: 2003's The Artist in the Ambulance

Key lyric: "Your eyes followed me here / Your eyes, sifting my soul / They leave me broken and forge diamonds from the coal"

11 / 25

"The Earth Will Shake"

Album: 2005's Vheissu

Key lyric: "We dream of jailers throwing down their arms / We dream of open gates and no alarms"

12 / 25

"Phoenix Ignition"

Album: 2000's Identity Crisis

Key lyric: "From the ashes and the embers / Like a rocket I'll ascend / Like a cry gone up for a fallen friend"

13 / 25

"That Hideous Strength"

Album: 2005's If We Could Only See Us Now

Key lyric: "These scars could speak in volumes / But who has ears to hear? / Or eyes to see? / Again I scream"

14 / 25

"The Artist in the Ambulance" (Live)

Album: 2008's Live at the House of Blues (via 2003's The Artist in the Ambulance)

Key lyric: "I know that there's a difference between sleight of hand / And giving everything you have"

15 / 25

"Yellow Belly" (Live)

Album: 2012's Anthology: Live (via 2011's Major/Minor)

Key lyric: "You were built for blessing, but you only make them bleed / But you don’t care, you don’t care / And bruises are but shadows of the blackness that you breathe / But you don’t care, you don’t care"

16 / 25

"Beggars"

Album: 2009's Beggars

Key lyric: "Don’t you know that all things hang as if by a string / O’er the darkness, poised to fall? / If there’s one thing I know in this life, we are beggars all"

17 / 25

"Of Dust and Nations" (Live)

Album: 2006's Red Sky EP(via 2005's Vheissu)

Key lyric: "Step out from time, see the dust of nations / Step out from time, hear the stars' ovation"

18 / 25

"Silver Wings"

Album: 2008's The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV

Key lyric: "I drew the poison from the summer's sting / And eased the fire out of your fevered skin"

19 / 25

"Stare at the Sun"

Album: 2003's The Artist in the Ambulance

Key lyric: "I sit here clutching useless lists / Keys for doors that don't exist"

20 / 25

"The Beltsville Crucible"

Album: 2002's The Illusion of Safety

Key lyric: "You're more and less than you first had believed / you've so much to give and there's so much you need"

21 / 25

"Anthology"

Album: 2011's Major/Minor

Key lyric: "Our love's a loyalty sworn / If we hold to our hope / Then I know we can weather the storm / Whatever they say / Come what may"

22 / 25

"Come All You Weary" (Live)

Album: 2008's Live at the House of Blues (via 2008's The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV)

Key lyric: "We’ve got a long way to go, but we’ll travel as friends / The lights growing bright, further on, further in"

23 / 25

"Child of Dust"

Album: 2008's The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV

Key lyric: "A child of dust, to mother now return / For every seed must die before it grows / And though above the world may toil and turn / No prying spades will find you here below"

24 / 25

"Paper Tigers"

Album: 2003's The Artist in the Ambulance

Key lyric: "They preach to the choir, always in the permanent daylight / They toss paper tigers from their perfect, shatterproof spires"

25 / 25

"Kill Me Quickly"

Album: 2002's The Illusion of Safety

Standout lyric: "My hands are shaking from fear / White from clutching my pride / Red from cutting you / And blue from telling lies"

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