"Treading;Swimming" brings the album to a close with a simple meditative thought:
"I think, maybe I think too much".
It is the recognition that all of these thoughts, every shift discussed, is just the waves of ideas in the vast ocean of our mind. Now, recognizing all of the things I've said and thought, what do I do with this? I may be able to identify what I need to do, but will I actually do it? Or is this simply going to be more waves I tread through?
It ties back to the shift of inertia discussed in "Make It So", ending in the same state of moving from recognition, to trying, to doing.
I think, maybe I think too much
I never, seem to stop.
I'm always, digging deeper down
When I should just, settle at the top.
And over these fields I go,
I'm running through my mind
I'm running through
because all those things I've did
And this life I've lived,
And why I raced, I forgot oh
And I think I, I'm just a little scared
I'm scared of what I might become
Or maybe I, I'm just a little tired
Tired of feeling like I'm the only one
And over these waves I go
Swimming through my mind, I'm swimming through
And I don't think I'll make it out, Please toss me a line.
Swimming through my mind.