Calling tears from deep inside, oh, you're so exquisite
And in the mirror, all midnight eyes
Oh, if I could remain, but it's just a visit
All midnight eyes read "vacancy"
Twisted, twisting

To the lovely dancing lights, I begged, "May I cut in?"
But they never stopped playing "their song"
Of a joyous song the sing, I've heard whispers
On a freezing note, I resonate

Just like romantic verses, just like a joyous end
Just like a memory, it twists me
Just like romantic verses, just like a joyous end
Twist... twisting me

You land as lightly as the new snow, cinematic
Onto the melting boy, and melt away
You light as gently, you're so cinematic
Bathed in your radiance, I melt

In the glitter, in the dark, sunk into velvet
Praying this will never end
In the shadow of a star, in static pallor
I realized I never began

Just like romantic verses, just like a joyous end
Just like a memory, it twists me
Just like romantic verses, just like a joyous end
Twist... twisting me

You land as lightly as the new snow, cinematic
Onto the melting boy, and melt away
You light as gently, you're so cinematic
Bathed in your radiance, I melt

All the colours upon leaving, all will turn to grey
All the colours upon leaving, all will turn to grey
(All grey) All the colours (All grey) upon leaving
(All grey) all will turn to grey
(All grey) All the colours (All grey) upon leaving
(All grey) all will turn to grey... grey...

You land as lightly as the new snow, cinematic
Onto the melting boy, and melt away
You light as gently, you're so cinematic
Bathed in your radiance

You land as lightly as the new snow, cinematic
You land as lightly as the new snow, and melt away
You land as lightly as the new snow, cinematic
Bathed in your radiance, I melt


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    General CommentI really like this song, one of my favorites on this cd. But i dont even know where to begin with what it means. I looked up celluloid and it said :strong, transparent.
    thegirlonthewallon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNo idea as to what it means. But it is a wonderous song.
    TheFallChildon June 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOne time when I was listening to it I thought that it could be about lusting after/sleeping with a movie star. I think celluloid is a term for film. As with all AFI songs, it's riddled with metaphors, some of which such as references to melting, "it's just a visit" and "sunk into velvet" strike me as sexual in nature. But I was in a very odd mood that day...
    Silverdewon June 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCelluloid is a term for a movie so I think the song is talking about a movie and comparing a girl to it. Also, a film rolls when it is playing so maybe that is what he means by "twisting me"
    Sanj123on June 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwell seeing as how i have not a damn clue as to what the song means, ill just say that its a grea song off an amazing cd
    demonicminded1on June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is a love song. I think he is singing of someone who is a beautiful, great person and that he is unworthy of their love or attention. I think the "all the colors upon leaving, all will turn to grey" part is saying that if he were to pursue anything with this person, that he would drain the life out of them and turn them into the unworthy person that he views himself as. But hey, that could just be me.
    BlackMarketMusicon April 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about death.
    its about dying. (i guess youll have to know about the 336/7 theory to really get it though)
    well thats how ive always taken it. a really macabre love song.
    needafixon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti don't know but i think you might have overanalyzed this one,needafix.anyone really different from all the songs on their album but i find it truly amazing.GOD I LOVE THIS SONG!
    jlo05476on April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs on this album...Davey is good at writing, but who the hell knows what he's talking about??? You have to be really good at analyzing to get this one...could have many different meanings
    LostProphets417on April 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCelluloid is a term for film, like the actual film that movies are printed on.

    "You land as lightly as the new snow, cinematic"

    Could be comparing someone to a beautiful shot.

    "All the colours upon leaving, all will turn to grey"

    Could imply that his life will turn from color to black and white film...

    As to the actual meanings, I don't know, I'm just trying to help out with some of the metaphors...
    prayingmantis84on May 05, 2004   Link

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