I know... It's here we retreat,
for where else could we go?
To great disbelief there is somewhere we belong.
In negative space supposed flaws go unseen,
but our strength is shown.
In darkness together we're bringing the light.
In darkness together we are forming.
The fire tomorrow is born of the night,
in darkness together we ignite.
From all we've been shunned but we found a new home.
To great discontent it is greatness that we own.
In luminous eyes, reflections of fear absolute...
All hate what we've become.
In darkness together we're bringing the light.
In darkness together we are forming.
The fire tomorrow is born of the night,
in darkness together we ignite.
Through our will we bring fear.
Left to burn beneath the sun.
We are one.
When daylight forms blinding walls where do we go?
Days arid are scorching all.
When daylight forms blinding, binding walls where do we go?
The darkness calls.


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Porphyria Cutanea Tarda song meanings
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    General CommentI agree that the vampire theme is used to convey a different idea. I totally agree that this song is about people being different and being rejected by society, but instead of conforming they band togetehr with others that are like them or accept them, and become stronger as a group, causing people to fear them even more. And it makes sense that the name of the song is Porphyria is the title of the song sense in the way old days people with porphyria were rejected by society and branded as vampires. Same idea. And My favoritepart of this song is when it goes "When daylight forms blinding walls where do we go? Days arid are scorching all. When daylight forms blinding, binding walls where do we go? The darkness calls." The melody there is so awesome.
    Madcappunkon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPorphyria is skin desease. It prevents a person from goin in light. It severly effects the skin, causing it burn, peel, and blister.
    XxFallChildxXon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLike a vampire?
    MechaBunnyon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is about a vampire...very good song...strong lyrics
    *thedarknesscalls*on July 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell I said this once already about exanguinations but I feel like Davey uses metaphores that will relate to vampires to get a different theme across. In this case it just seems to me like it's a song about being different from others

    "I know it's here we retreat for where else would we go to great disbelief there is somewhere we belong, in negative space supposed flaws go unseen, but our strength is shown" Society rejects the people who are different but there is somewhere they belong and the good things about them are shown there.

    Chorus- most of these people who are rejected do seem to like the dark(punks, goths, and what have you) so it's pretty straight forward from that

    . . . and yea you get the idea. . . great song

    Valaroukoon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPorphyria is NOT the same thing as vampirism. The reason a lot of people get it confused is because a long time ago, people who had the disease were stigmatized as vampires... you get the idea.
    youwantedaheroon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou guys are all idiots its about. its about groups of friends all in depression.
    xThePunishedxon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok guys here it is.... yes Porphyria is a skin defect... but its actually a disease and davey has it... have u ever seen him at warped tour walking around in his black tuxedo and pink umbrella?... yes its funny and dead sexy if u ask me lol j/k but its bc he has that disease and thats wut this song is about
    havok=jesuson March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Punished and Madcappunk. i think that its using vampires refrances to symbolize friends in a depression
    breathlesson March 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIf you look at all of Black Sails it seems to relate to a basic time period, Malleus Maleficarum, Exsanguination, Porypheria. They all have a "feel" of the time of witch trials, people with skin deseases thought to be vampires. So it seems he relates this period with his actual feelings. His lyricism relates his problem to something like a sect of people who are outcasted for simple reasons such as a skin problem. Just my 2 cents
    rpscreameron April 09, 2003   Link

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