Again and again they blend into one,
My father the morning pushes through moonlight love.
So what's sleep? Sleep.
I'm tired, so tired, but it seems that there's someone here with me.

We are the wakeful, wry, watchful.
We're awaiting.
Deathless ones.

We are the wakeful, wry, watchful.
We're awaiting.
Deathless ones.

A story at three with the shrillest of cries.
My mind fights with the sparkles in the corner of my eyes.
So what's sleep? Sleep
I'm tired, so tired, so tired but it seems that there's someone here with me.

We are the wakeful, wry, watchful.
We're awaiting.
Deathless ones. (x4)

I hear the morning choir sing to me their elegy.
So beautiful.
They sing to me their elegy. Requiem.


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    Song MeaningI think it's AS OBVIOUS AS HELL that this song is dedicated to the death of his father, because he mentions him, and it seems the song talks about someone dying and then his dad died when he was THREE years old. Yeah, that makes sense. Please contact me, if you have something to tell me but I'm sure of this.
    FrankieIeroloveron September 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about in the midst of all of life's struggles, there's someone or something there in which you can take comfort in.

    "Again and again they blend into one, my father the morning pushes through moonlight love. " the "morning" could be the people who aren't pleased with the way he dresses or with what he's involved in(maybe his father?) and it's pushing away the "moonlight love" that he gets from other people like him who understand him.

    "So what's sleep? Sleep. I'm tired, so tired, but it seems that there's someone here with me. " he's been so dragged down by the people who don't approve of him, but it doesn't matter because he's with people who truly understand him.

    "We are the wakeful, wry, watchful. We're awaiting. Deathless ones. " he's describing himself and his trusted friends. they aren't fooled into becoming part of the crowd. They know that others may beat them down, but a change is coming and they can overcome those who have done injustices to them. They will never be brought down. They are the "deathless ones."

    "A story at three with the shrillest of cries." At the peak of their suffering, they rebel.

    "My mind fights with the sparkles in the corner of my eyes." he feels so lost of confused by these people who won't accept him without knowing who he truly is

    "I hear the morning choir sing to me their elegy. So beautiful. They sing to me their elegy. Requiem." but at the hardest times, there is something or someone(the morning choir) that brings him hope and relief. With his hope renewed, he can continue his fight and go on.

    i don't know if davey wrote these lyrics with the intention of this being their meaning or if you interpret them the same or not, but that is part of the beauty of afi. people can take so much meaning from these songs in so many different ways. afi are a band like no other.

    articia678on May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI AGREE!
    AXFIREXINSIDEon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure if I agree on the song meaning but it does make sense. I know I agree about AFI being that kind of band, certainly my favorite. Davey is the greatest lyricist ever.
    Valaroukoon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbesides dustin from thrice
    uglyon August 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI never thought of the lyrics like that, but it does kind of make sense. I thought the song was about like, kind of a sense of paranoia, with the drums playing double time the song has like, an urgent kind of feel, and the line "I'm tired, so tired, so tired! But there's someone here with me" means that he is not really alone, and even though he wishes he could be left to himself, he can't because there is something there with him. I don't know, that's what I got out of it
    Madcappunkon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...I thought it was about sleeping in.
    -Totalimmortal-on August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a very sexual song, i think
    ruby sohoon August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut yeah i actually do think this song is about sleeping in, davey has way with words as we all know.
    ruby sohoon August 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a weird effect on me whenever I hear it..... AFI is the most powerfull shit ...........
    Skankin'InThePiton September 05, 2002   Link

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