With its propulsive drive, haunting introspection, and austere clarity, The Breach conjures images of traveling cross-country, trying to find meaning in the passing, bleak landscapes while enduring, reflecting upon, and attempting to escape from the perpetual heartache of losing a true love. The "true love" referenced in the lyrics, though, is either only infatuated with the idea of being in a relationship or afraid of falling in love and, therefore, doesn't wish to work toward maintaining a connection. Instead of laboring in the trenches with her lover, she takes the key to his heart, the "one and only cipher," along with his dreams for their relationship, "the quivers that never got to fly," and leaves him grieving and "hollow, where [her] body cut an alcove." As he broods, he feels that this is a loss he can never overcome, "a breach [he'll] never cover."
We’re all scared of trenches
And grow weak at knees
I want you to know that.
If all you’ve ever wanted was a dream
Then you know that I can’t help you.
But did I show you love
In the author on my face
‘Cause you know you left a hollow
Where your body cut an alcove.
Did I show you love
‘Cause the silence never stayed
It’s a breach I’ll never cover.
You happened out the back door
Laying bare this need
You open up this vessel.
And gather all the quivers
That never got to fly
And a one and only cipher.
— Lyrics via Dustin Tebbutt's Facebook page