"Elegy" as written by Timothy P. Lambesis, Jason Krebs, Jordan Mancino and Evan White....
Did you ever see me or could you even see at all
I looked at your cold white face, so still, so empty
Yet I knew you were at rest
Much more comforted than I

What else could I find to replace who you were
It was the carefree unrestricted love that you never meant to give
You never had the choice
It was your innocence

It was part of who you were
It was the comfort of a friend


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"Elegy" as written by Jason Krebs Evan White

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    General CommentI have the CD booklet in front of me, directly under "Elegy" it reads

    "to Stephanie for undying friendship"

    lyrics are 100% correct

    lavaviper63on February 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI had listened to this song for a long time and loved it despite the fact that I hadn't really been listening to the lyrics. Once I looked them up this song became one of my all time favorites.

    This song is in fact an Elegy (Webster describes it as "A song or poem expressing sorrow or lamentation especially for one who is dead.") for someone who was close to the vocalist that had passed away. The way he describes this person makes me wish I knew them. When he says "Did you ever see me or could you even see at all" I think it was him saying how this person couldn't have actually seen who he was, or anyone for that matter because of how the person always gave carefree unrestricted love, even to those who didn't necessarily deserve it just because it was how they were.

    When he says "It was the carefree unrestricted love that you never meant to give. You never had the choice. It was your innocence. It was a part of who you were." it says to me that this person was so innocent that they would give their carefree unrestricted love without even having tried to, it just flows out of them uncontrollably because it's just a part of who they were.

    How could you ever replace someone in your life this special?
    Josiah2097on January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenteveryone is right on this......it's about a friend who died......it says "im memory of..." or something like that before the song n the lyrics book that came with the CD
    KryKslron March 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. At least to me. I love it! I personally think its about someone who has died, and the singer (narrorater, or whoever) was there friend. Awesome song! And good album, as are all the others too!
    -Beth
    SincerelyBethon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Beth. This is an amazing song. I have a friend that I have known literally all my life. If she were to die suddenly, this is the song I would play for her. Not that it would be appropriate for a funeral but you get what I mean.
    leizure_fanon November 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawsome song... i love as i lay dying...
    7under7oath7on December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheir drummer is just amazing
    csmon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti can relate strongly to this song. it makes me sad. but i cant stop listening to it nonetheless. as i lay dying deserve all teh respect they are getting atm. they are ripping the hardcore scene to pieces. they better get their butts down to AUS soon.
    getfamouson June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm agreeing with everyone that this is about someone's friend who died. It's a hard song to read without getting some kind of emoation from it. As I Lay Dying is amazing, I sow them live they kicked more ass than anyone. Alot of people where saying that Killswitch Engage is better, but I think Howard Jones sucks.
    nfinion July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhoa whoa as i aly dying is in fact amazing, but howard jones dont suck... dammit im wering a killswitch engage shirt right now... lol
    disasterpiece1989on July 29, 2005   Link

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