Counting off the days
How could I be so afraid?
So much nearer my gloom
That much nearer without you
I've been on the run
From the dirt you talk about everyone
So much nearer my gloom
That much nearer without you
And it's so hard to starve...


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    General Commentthanks for that rad interpritation aywkubttod16. this ep is actually based on a true story about a man who's wife dies. he keeps her body and trys everything to bring her back to life. the album kinda tells the story (with the exception of intelligence which was just kinda slapped on the end). you guys should check out this website for more info on the story behind the secret of elena's tomb ep: secretofelenastomb.com/
    saturnineon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmaybe the girl hes with is a bad influence and isnt a good person and he just wants to get away from her.
    and sooo...
    "counting off the days, how could i be so afraid?"
    sooner or later hes gonna be with her again and so hes just waiting for that day, but really hes afraid of that moment and dreading it because he really doesnt want to see her.
    "ive been on the run from the dirt you talk about everyone." apparently shes not a good person so thats why he doesnt want to see her anymore. and keeps running away either physically or emotion... or both.
    "so much nearer my gloom. that much nearer without you." what i understand is that he really loves her and wants it to work out but realizes that shes just no good. soo its a lose/lose situation for him because 1.) hed be sad if he stayed with her and her cruel intentions. and 2.) hed be sad if he left her because he really did love her and would miss her. so either way hed be that much nearer his gloom.
    "and its so hard to starve..." i think thats the turning point of the song. this is where he finally made his decision. i think he finally left her and now he is starving for what they had and having her with him regardless of how she was. so hes having a hard time living alone without being loved but he knows hes better off... even though it hurts and its hard.

    oh gosh. idk if that makes any sense to you guys but thats my interpretation. any others? ahh i love these guys.
    aywkubttod16on October 04, 2004   Link

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