so you've opened your eyes too late in the day
they wait for you in the room
you know they are having converstaions of punishment
last night you lost control
broke all their blood pumping mechanisms
so you stand in front of the polished sand
wondering what will become of you and them
they are scared
burn them like you did the rest
they are dead
one step in front of the other
you make your way to them
you rehearsed your words so many times
say it like you mean it
you always yell



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    General Commentthis song confuses me, maybe its about a boy who had a fight last night with his parents and he's waking up the next day prepared to get a punishment and while going out to met them he is already thinking yelling to them... smthing like that..i supose
    loudblisson July 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this is somehwat of what loudbliss said. Let me try to break it down.

    "so you've opened your eyes too late in the day
    they wait for you in the room
    you know they are having converstaions of punishment "
    about a kid maybe who wakes up late, and his parents are in his room discussing his punishment.

    "last night you lost control
    broke all their blood pumping mechanisms
    so you stand in front of the polished sand
    wondering what will become of you and them "
    Last night the kid did something bad and broke the parents' hearts, and he is approaching his parents wondering what they will say.

    " they are scared
    burn them like you did the rest
    they are dead
    one step in front of the other "
    That the parents are scared about that they are gonna say. But i dont get the second part, because it makes it seem like he killed his parents.

    "you make your way to them
    you rehearsed your words so many times
    say it like you mean it
    you always yell "
    As he makes his way to them he thnks about what hes gonna say, and to say it like he means it. and that the parents always yell..

    Thats just my opinion, im not sure, and im probably wrong
    DarkerShadeofWinteron July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOr maybe, its about a kids concience talking to him ..
    DarkerShadeofWinteron July 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song confused me when i first heard it...i have an idea (albeit a longshot of an idea) as to what it's about...i think it could be about a kid who is incredibly misunderstood and seen as the rest of the world as "disturbed"...and either he did something really bad or wants to...kinda like the whole columbine thing...and the parents understand that they need to deal with it but they're afraid of him, because he is seen to be disturbed or psychotic or something...but on a broader scale the song could be just about kids in general, and how today they are seen as freaks and disturbed by their parents when they just want to be left alone, and their parents yell at them for "being bad" even though they are afraid of their own children, and the kids are confused and hurt by their parents being afraid of them when in their mind there's no reason for that...i think this is the message ptw was trying to get across but maybe just by using an extreme example?
    LOSTinsideofYOUon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song to me sounds like he got in a terrible fight with his parents. he comes home late and his parents are waiting in his room, waiting to punish him. then he reflects back to what he did. "last night you lost control
    broke all their blood pumping mechanisms". then it talks about him trying to confront them about it but nothing gets accomplished because there is so much anger. "you rehearsed your words so many times
    say it like you mean it
    you always yell"

    im not really sure. that's what i think.
    youcomebeforeuon June 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was about killing people, or feeling misunderstood

    or killing people because you didn't think they understood you
    vh1on June 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commento.k. to me i think he is talking about realizing what he does is considered a sin in the Christian religion...
    and by the time he realizes they think its a sin (God and the angels) it's to late, they are already discussing his punishment, what he does that they think is wrong his his music (you know how those right wing conservatives are "that screaming music is the devil")
    "last night you lost control
    broke all their blood pumping mechanisms" this is talking about a concert i believe and how his lyrics are touch and has the ability to break hearts (it is emo by the way)and he realizes what he does isn't bad and the people are ignorant so he rehearses what he will say when he enters the "room", and he tells them "you always yell"...this really asurred me that this is what he is talking about, because southern baptists preachers scream their lungs out at you and slobber and everything else, this song is talking about Christians being hypicrits
    the-orange-i-chokedon December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the harmony that is underneath his screaming vocals. Who would have thought that a screamer band could make a song this beautiful?
    bush_h8eron April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the whole thing where parents who yell and scream at thier kids, and then thier kids will yeal and scream jsut like they do.

    In this song I think a kid realizes one morning that he did something really bad, and his first instinct as an adult is to yell back, he yells and screams back at them, it btreaks his parents hearts, and he realizes that he is turning into them and the awkwardness between them the next morning..
    shaun050on March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure it isn't about a kid & parents. this song seems a lot deeper than that. that is a little too juvenile. i think the-orange-i-choked is right.
    j4sm1n3on August 19, 2006   Link

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