"The Faded Line" as written by and Blythe/morton/adler/campbell/adler....
Witness shame's parade
The pain of blame repaid
It's fucking hopeless
Accusations and denial

Hopeless, demon of another day
Colorless, stoned, solid grey
Emptiness, of promises I made
So faithless, the tenants long betrayed

Walk the faded line
Cursed crawl of time
Silence, the only promise ever kept

Familiar touch
A ritual to numb the cut
Salvation in Vice
Anguish is realizing what could have been, but never was
It's emptiness that fills the cup
Devotion in the method of my fall

Pointless, futility continuing
Endless, flowing corrupted vein

Walk the faded line
Cursed crawl of time
Walk the faded line
Cursed crawl of time
Silence, the only promise ever kept

It's fucking hopeless
Hopeless
Hopeless
It's fucking hopeless
Hopeless


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"The Faded Line" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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  • +2
    General CommentDrug addiction, its all about the drugs.

    the line "Familiar touch, a ritual to numb the cut, Salvation in vice " is a clear refrence to addiction.

    the familiarity you have with the drug,
    the ritual of preperation before the drug can be used,
    and the numbing of the cut. numbing the craving. or posably numbing a past pain.

    there are loadsa other things that give you the idea its about drug addiction, like "devotion in the methord of my fall" but there all pretty self explanitory so ima not bother.

    "walk the faded line" makes me think of coke...
    DangrA loves pooon October 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about the things we promise to eachother and to others and how we always find a way to fuck those promises up. I fuckin love ths line of the song " silence , the only promise ever kept " its totally true. humanity and society will always be right when its the best time to speak up.
    sacrificedon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou know the expression, "You've crossed the line" or what ever, well I think the meaning of the title/lines "The Faded Line" is that something is wrong (alcohol, anger issues, drugs, abuse, some political thing) or what ever is is causing this person to not know when "They've crossed the line" and that the area between right and wrong is very "grey" if you know what I mean.
    xzilheryon May 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe the dude's so used to being high he feels weird when he's not high. Thus, the faded line between being under the influence of a drug and reality.
    Egghead15229on November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is about alchohol addiction and how it gets harder and harder to maintain any sense of normality in your life, when all that you can think about is your next drink.
    quiffpornon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with you guys but i just have to say this song is awesome!
    Ultra_Lordon November 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDangrA loves poo, i didnt look at it that way, i thought it was how living life was, "walk the faded line, cursed crawl of time" like when people are manicly depressed and suicidel
    stonerpmpon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti never thought about it but i think song might be about drugs and or alcohol and saying how its hopeless to try and quit when your so addicted to something
    disasterpiece1989on April 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can definitely see the addiction aspect. but i think its more just about the general hopelessness and such of life, and how it just gradually gets worse and just plain sucks.
    Itzamnaon May 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat about the verse "silence, the only promise ever kept?" is this refering to things that might get put off because of highs? like hes high and he promised to do something but got high instead and couldnt do what he promised maybe? or am i being retarded i dont know, most of my interpretations have been way off compared to other peoples
    ZionsVillageIdioton June 21, 2005   Link

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