"Mu Empire" as written by and Palumbo/beck....
I'm glad you sent a line.
Euphoria's endearing.
And it's cold,
We might as well retire.
To the drawer where all used things resign.

Mr. shiver, in the river,
You were told.
You were sold.
I do, I do.
If we make it over the mountain.

Dressed in leather, red ball and vault attire;
The most ironic place to be is easy
Between my finger and the blade, right before I let the used resign.

Mr. shiver, in the river,
You were told.
You were sold.
I do, I do.
If we make it over the mountain.

You might lose the one you choose.
You might lose who won you times ten.


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    General CommentThis song is probably about daryls disease which he calls mr.shiver.
    in the first line he wrote "Mr. shiver,
    I'm glad you sent a line. Euphoria's endearing." which is almost a sarcastic quote. I think he is saying that he is glad his disease came back to him because things were really going good for him.
    "And it's cold, We might as well retire. To the drawer where all used things resign." this could be about wanting to give up the fight against his disease and let it win because he realizes if he dies(retires) this disease will too.
    "dressed in leather red ball and vault attire" is about S&M but its more about his diease taking over him and he is forced to be the submissive one, almost tortured by it.
    "between my finger and the blade" is about daryl "the used one" hurting himself or letting this disease destroy him.
    "right before i let the used resign" right before daryl allows himself to die
    the "i do, if we make it over the mountain" part could be about a promise he made someone or something that he may fulfill if he fights his disease.
    "You might lose the one you choose." this is daryl saying that if this disease kills him or if he overcomes it (makes it over the mountain) than mr. shiver will have no place to stay and it too will die so it better be good to him.
    "You might lose who won you times ten" again the disease might lose daryl who is "the one who won it"
    MLSon June 26, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThough Daryl seems to write a lot about his realationships with the fair sex, this song is about his disease, which is Chrone's Disease. It's a genetic intestinal disorder; basically, you get ulcers in your intestines that rupture when they please. It's often been referred to as children shivering in the river. "You might lose the one you chose" is Daryl "talking to " his disease. He's saying that since Chrone's can be lethal (he could bleed to death if he hemmorages), it can lose him. I think that "the most ironic place to be" could be that he could have an attack while onstage, or maybe on the can. This song is one awesome song.
    Tony Cliftonon April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The most ironic place to be is easy:
    Between my finger and the blade, right before I let the used resign."

    it sounds so... inspiring. yet it confuses me. any help?
    A Vacant Andyon August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rules!!! i cant stop listening to it its great.
    djrayjayon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou might lose the one you choose.
    You might lose who won you times ten

    can someone explain to me what it means?
    onspie1234on September 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDressed in leather, red ball and vault attire;

    could that be a reference to S&M ie the gimp?
    Harry Manbackon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPalumbo mentioned that this song is about f.u.c.k.ing in the river...omg
    BlackBolton March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you might lose the the one you choose, you might lose who won you" means if you're not careful in a realtionship you might lose the one you fell for, or the one who fell for you, i guess this can be in reference to war by the people who go off, if they're not careful, they may die, and lose the who they love...
    gueveraliveson March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about suicide either by drowing (like jumping off a bridge into a river) or being dumped in a river. "mr shiver in the river..." a guy in a river, what that have to do with sex?; "The most ironic place to be is easy:
    Between my finger and the blade, right before I let the used resign." the blade and finger line is a reference to killing yourself; "We might as well retire.
    To the drawer where all used things resign." ending your life, going into the "drawer," etc; "You might lose the one you choose.
    You might lose who won you times ten." someone you love might kill themselves.

    this is just my idea about this song, watch it be bout like chicken or something irrelevant.
    xXglassjAwXxon March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy take on this song from my own experiences is that it has elements of a relationship in it. When he says, "i do, i do, if we make it over the mountain" perhaps compairing relationships to the challenge of climbing a mountain and if they get past the difficult parts, he'll say "i do" ie, marry the girl...the lose the one you choose is an obvious statement as well, but catchy and well put.
    yatahazeon March 24, 2003   Link

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