A face, broken
Upstairs, I fall down
Tumbling, I lose my ground
Paint my hair a blackened crown
Lift my head as I cry out

Did you hear me holler at you
To come save me, I'm in danger
My pearls have fallen into mud
And you are too late.

This breath, precious to you
knocked from me
Taken so faintly and
I never feel till it's too late

Did you hear me holler at you
To come save me, I'm in danger
My pearls have fallen into mud
And you are too late
Did you hear me holler at you
To come save me, I'm in danger
My pearls have fallen into mud
And you are too late.

A face, broken
Upstairs, I fall down
Tumbling, I lose my ground
Paint my hair a blackened crown
Lift my head as I cry out

Did you hear me holler at you
To come save me, I'm in danger
My pearls have fallen into mud
And you are too late
Did you hear me holler at you
To come save me, I'm in danger
My pearls have fallen into mud
And you are too late

You are too late
You are too late


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown, edited by expectedperfection

Blackened Crown song meanings
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite eisley songs even though i cant pick just one.....if you dont know about them please check them out
    rushestoyouon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnice song
    blackliston March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI NEED TO TALK WITH YOU rushes to you. Give me a chance
    llamilon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFrom the old Eisley website:
    "'Paint my hair a blackened crown' takes a poetic license toward identifying the feeling of shame.

    note: Sometimes it's good to identify with people, listen to them, cry with them. Don't be so anxious to cram answers down their throat."
    onthemossyturfon July 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Lift my head as I cry out

    Did you hear me holler at you
    To come save me, I'm in danger
    My pearls have fallen into mud
    And you are too late."

    i think this part of the song means that someone was never there to help her out with things and maybe they didnt seem as important to them as they were to her.


    "I never felt too late, too late"
    yaXwhateveron August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI doubt this is what it was intended to be about, but it kind of sounds like it's about someone who was molested.
    mockingsmileon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentew.
    let's not go there.
    gloc9_on December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhy? What happened to the narrator made her feel like she lost her dignity or grip on life--"tumbling, I lose my ground." As someone mentioned above, "blackened crown" means shame; she feels ruined (not that I think abused people are ruined, but it's a common feeling). From the chorus and second verse, I gather that she's speaking to a parent or authority figure who didn't protect her from what was happening, because of ignorance or indifference. She feels she lost her "pearls," her innocence, before "you" stopped the abuse. The abuser was manipulative and good at hiding his/her actions, so the child didn't understand what was going on until it was "too late." Maybe there's also a bit of sarcasm, like if the narrator's "breath" was so "precious to you," then why didn't the parent find out sooner?
    That's the only interpretation that really makes sense to me, now that I think about it. But it doesn't seem like something they'd write about, especially when Stacy was so young.
    mockingsmileon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think "I never felt too late, too late" is actually supposed to be "i never feel 'till it's too late"

    and about the molestation thing. no. i think you are wrong.
    little_greenon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's not a matter of being "wrong," since a)it's out of character for the band, and b)Stacy was about nine, so they obviously didn't write it about that.
    mockingsmileon February 08, 2006   Link

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