"Distance Is Darkness" as written by Timothy P. Lambesis, Jordan Mancino and Evan White....
The contingencies of a day unravel my senses
And now your distance is darkness
My hope has been beset by your absence
I decay from inside
Underneath it all there is still life
Despite it all there is still love

Lyrics submitted by Aerion, edited by Wyvern740

"Distance Is Darkness" as written by Jordan Mancino Evan White

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    My InterpretationThe message I get from this song is pretty intense. Picture a volatile relationship. One where it's very hot and cold. "The contingencies of another day unravel my senses". You hope for the best and the contingency of finally being able to be happy with the one you love has your hopes and feelings going crazy. However, the distance that ends up coming between 2 people can be pretty dark and lonely. It can be heartbreaking. The hope you had for that person and the relationship starts to slowly deteriorate by that persons' absence. "We WILL make it" turns to "We CAN make it" and then eventually, it can turn into "Can we make it?". But, the unintentional pain that someone brings to another in such a relationship can be seen as that person's expression of love. That person can be so in love with that person that they fear hurting them so they push that person away. Ironically, the distance itself hurts more than any potential pain felt along the way if there wasn't any pushing. So behind the pain, there is love.
    CaveMan691on May 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlright im fuckin sick of all this "everysong is about Jesús" i saw an interview with Tim and he said "we are christian but most of our songs our about life, struggle, and relationships" but this song is definetly my favriot on frail words collapse and the end he is saying my echo not my eggroll even though that is funny as all hell
    myEchoon April 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI always thought it was:

    I decay from inside
    From inside
    There is love
    Underneath, there is love
    CaveMan691on May 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHHAAT?! noone has commented on this song yet?! My favorite song by this band. its so beautiful. he has a intense scream followed with beautiful singing. I met this singer of this band yesterday in san fransisco, owow!
    YouwithoutMeon April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, this is also my favorite song by them. The lyrics are beautiful...
    Miss MaryJane420on April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe part where he growls,"I decay from inside", is one of the best vox I have ever heard.
    wraizyron October 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti also agree, i love this song and i think its one of there best. it always puts me is a crazy mood
    artificelnoiseon December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhats a vox
    dylan617on December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah the vocals in this song are definitely the thing that set this song apart. Totally sweet.
    SwiftImmortal_1on January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my fav AILD song. It shows that Tim Lambesis has one hell of a vocal range. That's why he's one of my favorite songs.

    But its about having a crush on a girl who doesn't seem to notice him. It's either that, or a girlfriend who seems to be growing appart.
    TheJesuson February 18, 2005   Link

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