Does not exist, take an exit
I hear voices insinuating
Feeds me lyrics to this song that I am saying
Sunlight 7:20 PM, early September
Standing looking at a photograph
That you do not remember being taken
You look out of breath, and me like I am faking
As a matter of fact, I don't recall this photo being taken
You don't even actually exist so I just started shaking
Does not exist, take an exit


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  • +5
    General Commenti think the heavy breathing in the background of the song is a good clue as to what this is about. he hears voices, he seems to recall this person that does not even exist. (alternatively, he is looking at a picture of himself from a long time ago). I think message is that the singer is insane. He is hyperventilating, having a nervous breakdown. And for him, the exit does not exist, there is no way to break out of this cycle of insanity that he is enveloped in. He is recalling how things used to be, realized that the person in the picture no longer exists as he has transformed into someone else, and he breaks down. Also as the song goes on the music becomes more and more chaotic and disorderly. This song is really, really great and is probably one of my favorites as it's something I can relate to about now.
    Storm&Stresson December 06, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhy stop listening to a great band because they have different believes than you do?

    That's like hating someone because they have different believes or are from a different culture.

    Just enjoy the music, and respect their beliefs. As i'm sure they'd respect yours.
    deaffromsilenceon February 09, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think that this song is about a bad acid trip.
    The whole thing with voices, the heavy breathing, staring at pictures, and definitely with "exit does not exist" since, when tripping, you often want it to stop but you can't stop it, which is when you really to start to freak out.
    bocmaximaon June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnow either this song is completely drugged up or its about a relationship that turned out completely crap and neither party wants to acknowledge that it ever happened or something completely different
    dancingbearson March 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou sound pretty close, dancingbears. It could also be about two people who got themselves drunk and decided to have some fun and take photos. I think that because of the line which says, "You look out of breath, and me like I am faking."
    BuddytheRaton May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe end sounds tripped out to me. But the "Exist does not exist" lines COULD (a stretch probably) be referring to inability to escape existence. In Christian sense... go to heaven or hell for ETERNITY and in Hindu world, you're stuck in samsara (cycle of death and rebirth). There's no way out!
    kingleroythompsonon June 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes i agree theo reo but still appreciate it, its modest mouse for christs sake!
    barnacleson October 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI appreciate the music towards the end. But ugh, I'd rather a skit or something, over this.
    Theo Reoon October 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the song. the energy towards the end is great. and i think they lyrics are awesome too. im going to go with drugs on this one.
    gregisgregon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love the song. the energy towards the end is great. and i think they lyrics are awesome too. im going to go with drugs on this one.
    gregisgregon October 13, 2004   Link

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