"Demonology and Heartache" as written by Daniel Jacobs, Travis Miguel, Brandon Saller and Ektor Varkatzas....
So unaffectionate, so insecure
You claim to know a thing or two about heartache
And what it's like to have your insides torn out
And I believe you
I see it every time your pallbearer's palor is obscured by the darkness
Dancing across your face, and when the blackness veils your eyes in pain
I know what it's like when memories make you wince
And love letters read like obituaries
And photo albums are the books of the dead
I need no reminders, no more reminders
I'll forget the past and lay it to rest

If I had my way
I'd cut the calluses off your breaking heart
If I could get past the sternum
Cauterize those wounds with
Every kiss I could give to you
I'm holding your heart in my hand
The reason it still beats

Am I being too cryptic?
Am I being too obscure?
Love kills, romance is dead
And I don't even trust myself
But I love you
And you can pull my wings apart
And pin me down under glass
Until the end of days if it can help you
Discover that we share the same pain
I just hope you write your thesis
Before your subject is dead
No life after death


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"Demonology and Heartache" as written by Daniel Jacobs Brandon Saller

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    General CommentMaybe I'm just a hopeless romantic, or not pessimistic enough for you people, but I think that the song is to someone who's been really messed up by relationships she's been in before and the speaker is so in love with her that he'll do anything he can to get her to be able to trust him.

    I don't really think he's angry about her complaining because after "You claim to know a thing or two about heartache
    And what it's like to have your insides torn out," he says "And I believe you"

    "I see it every time your pallbearer's pallor is obscured By the darkness dancing across your face
    And when the blackness veils your eyes in pain" shows that she tries to keep her composure and not let him know that she has a hard time trusting people, but when she lets her guard down he can tell

    The second stanza is expressing that he knows what she's going through, and he was able to get over it (so maybe he can help her too) "love letters read like obituaries And photo albums are the books of the dead" mean that the love that he had in other relationships has died and its like the people he was in them with have too.

    The Chorus is expressing that he wants to heal all the wounds inflicted on her heart by her past relationships and he really believes that if she didn't have him her ability to love would be lost forever.

    "Love kills Romance is dead And I don't even trust myself But I love you" Shows that he knows that love can really hurt, but he's willing to risk everything to be with the girl he loves

    The last part is telling the girl that, if she really gets to know him, she'll be able to see that he really does identify with what she's been through and won't hurt her like everyone else has.

    "No life after death" signifies that once she completely gives up on people she won't ever be able to regain her trust in them again

    (I did a paper on this last year...)
    silvernitrateon November 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with There is no fayt, i think this song is about a guy and a girl who love to hate each other pretty much. but this is wat I think about it all, i think that when he says " So unaffectionate, so insecure You claim to know a thing or two about heartache And what it's like to have your insides torn out" he means that the girl is always complaining or saying that things are so bad but in reality she doesnt really even know the beginning. and when he says "I know what it's like when memories make you wince
    And love letters read like obituaries
    And photo albums are the books of the dead
    I need no reminders, no more reminders
    I'll forget the past and lay it to rest"
    hes saying that he knows wat it's like to have painful memories of all the shit they've been through, and that all the things that are supposed to be happy have been turned to kind of gloomy and morbid, and that he doesnt need any reminders of it because its always on his mind. and hes also willing to forget it all and but the past behind them to start over becuase he loves her.
    ok when he says "If I had my way
    I'd cut the calluses off your breaking heart
    If I could get past the sternum Cauterize those wounds with Every kiss I could give to you I'm holding your heart in my hand The reason it still beats" i think it means that if he could, he would do away with all the terrible imperfections in her heart,her insecurity and her unaffectionate ways, and "if i could get past the sternum" is kind of like his way of saying "if i could just get through to you about all of this" and hes also kind of saying "im still holding on to us, so im kind of the reason we're still here" and in the last verse i think its like hes saying "even though i dont even trust myself....it doesnt matter becaus i love you, no matter wat you put me through, and no matter wat has happened to us up to this point"...............so like i said this is just my opinion and how i see it! this song is so kick ass its unbelievable!
    blood_red_butterflyon October 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe I'm just a hopeless romantic, or not pessimistic enough for you people, but I think that the song is to someone who's been really messed up by relationships she's been in before and the speaker is so in love with her that he'll do anything he can to get her to be able to trust him.

    I don't really think he's angry about her complaining because after "You claim to know a thing or two about heartache
    And what it's like to have your insides torn out," he says "And I believe you"

    "I see it every time your pallbearer's pallor is obscured By the darkness dancing across your face
    And when the blackness veils your eyes in pain" shows that she tries to keep her composure and not let him know that she has a hard time trusting people, but when she lets her guard down he can tell

    The second stanza is expressing that he knows what she's going through, and he was able to get over it (so maybe he can help her too) "love letters read like obituaries And photo albums are the books of the dead" mean that the love that he had in other relationships has died and its like the people he was in them with have too.

    The Chorus is expressing that he wants to heal all the wounds inflicted on her heart by her past relationships and he really believes that if she didn't have him her ability to love would be lost forever.

    "Love kills Romance is dead And I don't even trust myself But I love you" Shows that he knows that love can really hurt, but he's willing to risk everything to be with the girl he loves

    The last part is telling the girl that, if she really gets to know him, she'll be able to see that he really does identify with what she's been through and won't hurt her like everyone else has.

    "No life after death" signifies that once she completely gives up on people she won't ever be able to regain her trust in them again

    (I did a paper on this last year...)
    silvernitrateon November 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf I had my way I'd cut the calluses
    Off your breaking heart
    If I could get past the sternum
    Cauterize those wounds with every kiss I could give to you
    I'm holding your heart in my hands
    The reason it still beats

    It’s about a true love and relationship that for some reason never got off the ground.
    laskaon November 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to me, this song is the best of The Curse.I love the voice of the singer.Atreyu ROCK!!!
    Fiftynutzon July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really moves me. This situation hits home with me. I never seem to be able to forget how intense and sharp the pain is when it comes. It never goes, it never really leaves you as a whole. There will always be little tidbits like shards of glass that will stab at the trigger of a memory.
    I can relate all too well with the overall tone of the song and the singer's voice, the guitar strings, the power chords and the overall melody.
    Overall, this song just means too much to me.
    mrs_chainsawon October 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song on the cd by far!
    Ultra_Lordon November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song deserves 49839832487324 more comments.
    krizzyon December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes this song is great. I just wish I would go with this songs meaning instead of trying to relight fires.
    Kel-Elon December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song.

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    Atreyu - Demonology and Heartache

    ^^ For the people who have never heard it or just like it. <3333
    NevadasXGraceon January 12, 2005   Link

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