"Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence" as written by and Palumbo/beck/robinson....
That burning feeling.
Red liquids.
Clear liquids.
Blessed are the sick.
Children shiver in the river.
Where is our god now?
Does he watch over all in El Segundo?
He don't lie when he say,
"Under."

I'm wasting away.
I find time to pine.
When pining away my time.
Within sin
With no redemption
We will find our souls
And the shells they're kept in
All wasted away.

Blessed are the sick in me.
The prey, the thrill, the chill and we
Are martyrs that crumble on time.
Predestination.
We'll stop upon dimes.
And he'd constructed us all in El Segundo,
As the shivering children pray.

Demons in
Demons out.
Cry for dawn.
Gratis.

Bored.
I'm the matador of the children's ward.
Beggars wed choosers.
Red sheets.
Bed sheets.

Boozers.
I'm the head fan.
Blessed be my bed pan.

It's a cold, having just been mugged feeling.

In the sun
I've got this for you
It's under my finger nails.
I brought this for you.
It's typically Sunday.

I'm digging a hole.


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  • +2
    Song MeaningDaryl says: "It's basically about the sickness I have to deal with, and it's about the first two years I spent being diagnosed with it. It's just about how I dealt with it and also the lack of compassion I got from a certain woman during that period of my life. That was the period where she had grown outta me and I needed her most ya know? When I was down on my knees hoping not to die, dealing with sickness and all these big changes in my life that if you knew me you would have been there for me but... She knew me damn well and she whored herself around rather than being there for me during that point in my life. It's also about dealing with being completely alone. Being a kid who just got outta high school and not having any answers and not having anyone to give me the right answers about being sick and feeling alone. It's the most important thing I ever wrote in my whole life as far as music and lyrics are concerned."
    deaffromsilenceon May 05, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti have NEVER felt so much power and emotion from a song. gave me fucking CHILLLLS, man. oh my God.
    the only thing i have to say about the lyrics is the end [my favorite part]: "All wasted away. I'm digging a hole. This is what it's like to be alone."
    its actually "I'm digging a hole. I'll shut out the world. [insert line i dont know but really want to find out]. This is what it's like to be alone, this is what it's like to be alone."

    ^anyone know that line ?

    Daryl ?
    thank you.
    and i'm sorry for the both of us.
    iamnoton December 16, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI have Ulcerative Colitis - which is the sister disease to Crohn's. I had to have my entire large intestine removed after 33 days in the hospital. This disease came out of no where to me and my boyfriend of two years left me during it. This song really hit home because there aren't many people who understand what it is like to poop bloody diarrhea and not being able to make it to the bathroom - it isn't your typical first date topic, yet it is such a huge part of who we are. While it doesn't define us, it does have an affect on our lives. I feel for ya Daryl. I wonder "Why" sometimes too.
    alliem7on May 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm pretty sure this song is what got me through high school.
    cerealiscoolon February 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a good song. I love the "children shiver in the river" line, just cause it always makes me think of Mu Empire.
    AllChokedUpon September 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song about the time he used to spend in hospitals alone.....even tho i cant relate to that i can relate to times when u are alone and everything seems 10X worse than it is....tho its nothing compared to what it must have been like for him!
    dal8789on April 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this is the best song i have ever heard by glassjaw. the emotion that daryl puts into the end of it is amazing and i can almost feel the pain that he went through. i wish i could write a song like this.


    Sean Huey
    thickbrown2002on May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is pretty dope.....
    chulavistaon May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea g this shiznat is off da hook yo. wtf?
    xtwizxon May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavorite song on the album. Highly emotional song. If you know what Daryl had to go through with his disease, and listen ot this song and every word he sings, there is no doubt that you will at least get a tear in your eye. True music at it's best, pulling the emotion out of it's listner, no one likes to be alone, and if you are listen to this song. I'm sure you can find a way to relate. Daryl is the man.
    EmoNJEon May 23, 2002   Link

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