Seems like years as the temple rings,
Chokes gas with the awful news it brings.
How comes she's been avoiding,
She knows hes reached the end.

Hooked up to the respirator,
Please laugh into my callud lungs.
My hearbeats getting fainter,
And all my time has gone.

It's getting colder,
Deciding to show her that i'm not the one,
To be there beside her, now I'm crossing over
can no one consoleher.

I know she'll remain,
with no way to end this pain.

No one seems to realize, the things that I,
The things that I've done to you.
Why do you paint your love with all your heart,
with all that a heart can give.

Intentions that you'll never know,
The reason why I had to lead astray.
I gave you a last time, a painted remorse.
(Mistakes that were never yours)

The wrong in my life can never relate,
it flashes before my eyes...

(How did he come to this,
His mind is working harder then ever before,
Thousands of thoughts in seconds,
His last thoughts were of her...)

(And how he and he alone had destroyed the once
vibrant spirit he had inherited so deeply.
The last pain he had ever caused is to the only
woman that had ever loved him..)

The bright light is calling me over,
I follow and leave you alone.
Now you're all alone,
And I leave you with nobody by your side,
Not to hurt you ever again,
Never break your spirit's torment.

Now I'm all alone,
Still I cherish the things that you gave into me

The bright light is calling me over, I follow and leave you alone.


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Things aren't so beautiful now (Part ii) song meanings
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    General Commenti woudl correct this...but i'd be changing every second line
    causeforcelebrationon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs on the album. ATFEH did a kickass job on the whole album. I'm surprised nobody has commented on this yet.

    The meaning of this song in my opinion is that "he" is going to leave the girl he is presently with. He is trying to make the decision to do it or not. In the same sense, he feels guilty that there is no one around to be beside her. Either he pitys the girl or just wishes things were different for them.
    Or maybe the fact that he is leaving her is because he sees that he is causing the girl too much pain and if he leaves her, he will solve her problem.
    Epicuricon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning of the song is that the wife or girlfriend had a fight with the husband or bf and shot him with a "silver bullet" then after, she totally regrets doing it and does she best to save his life....and fails. And as you see the guy was also thinking about how much pain the woman bought him since he loved her but now it's too late since he is "crossing over" and leaving her all by herself.

    that what i think, anyways the song rocks for me.
    omarimanon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOur scene begins as a telephone rings,
    She chokes a gasp at the awful news it brings,
    A phone call she's been avoiding,
    She knows he's reached the end.

    Hooked up to the resporator,
    It breathes life into my calloused lungs,
    My heart beats getting fainter,
    I know my time has come.

    It's getting colder been trying to show her,
    That I'm not the one to be there beside her now,
    I'm crossing over can no one console her?
    Alone she'll remain,
    With no way to end this pain.

    Now I realize the things that I,
    The things that I have done to her,
    Why you gave your love with all your heart,
    With all that a heart can give.

    Intentions that you'll never know,
    The reason why I had to lead astray,
    I gave you a lifetime of pain and remorse,
    Mistakes that were never yours,
    The wrong in my life can never be right,
    It flashes before my eyes.

    How did it come to this?
    His mind is working harder than before,
    A thousand thoughts in seconds,
    His last thoughts of her,
    Of how he and he alone,
    Had destroyed the once vibrant spririt,
    That he had coveted so deeply,
    The last pain he ever causes the only woman,
    Who ever loved him.

    Bright light is calling me upward,
    I follow and leave you below,
    Now you're all alone
    And I leave you with nobody by your side,
    Not to hurt you ever again,
    Never break your spirit for me,
    Now I'm all alone,
    Still I cherish the things that you've given to me,
    The bright light is calling me upward,
    I follow and leave you below.
    strider10on March 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this band. This song is so strong. I got the shivers the first time I heard it. It's about a man who's dying and he finally realizes all the pain he caused to the only woman who ever loved him.
    strider10on March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dont get the song and i dont know half the words they're singing (untill now) but i still love it
    AllAboutThoseWordson April 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti just discovered it yesterday..amazing.
    favourite so far by this band
    i agree with strider with his meaning
    id like to know what the person in the background of the last verse is singing tho...
    markappleyard_07on April 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentafter reading the correct version of the song, the first thing that came to mind, is that a woman's husband has been dying, and the phone call shes been avoiding is the one to tell her he is dead. and after he died, hes realizing all the pain hes caused to his loved one. and hes leaving her now, never to hurt her again. this song almost brings a tear to my eye
    XburyyourdeadXon May 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, one word describes this song: POWERFUL. This is the song that I would play at my funeral for my wife... But, to the point: buryyourdead probably has the best meaning to this song.

    Whether or not it is his wife/girlfriend, we do know that it is his significant other.

    "Seems like years as the telephone rings,
    Chokes gas with the awful news it brings.
    A phone call she's been avoiding,
    She knows he's reached the end."

    His significant other is avoiding the phone call (most likely from a doctor/physician) of her significant other's death.

    "Hooked up to the respirator,
    Please laugh into my CALLOUS lungs.
    My hearbeat's getting fainter,
    I know my time has come."

    He knows his time has come to fade away...

    "It's getting colder,
    AND TRYING to show her that I'm not the one,
    To be there beside her, now I'm crossing over
    can no one console her.
    I know she'll remain,
    with no way to end this pain."

    His time has come to pass away 'cross over'. He knows he can't be there beside her to comfort 'console' her even though he wants to so bad.

    "No one seems to realize, the things that I,
    the things that I've done to you.
    Why do you paint your love with all your heart,
    with all that a heart can give."

    Here, he is reflecting on things he has done to her; probably bad things. He can't quite understand why she can love him so much even though he hasn't been the best lover to her as he could have/should have been.

    "Intentions that you'll never know,
    The reason why I had to lead astray.
    I gave you a last time, a painted remorse.
    (Mistakes that were never yours)"

    He's stating to himself that there were things that he had done and wish he could have done diferently. He wants her to know that the mistakes where never hers.

    "The wrong in my life can never relate,
    it flashes before my eyes..."

    His life is flashing before his eyes, all the things that he has done wrong which he would never be able to fix.

    "(How did he come to this,
    His mind is working harder than ever before.
    Thousands of thoughts in seconds.
    His last thoughts were of her,
    and how he and he alone had destroyed the once
    vibrant spirit he had inherited so deeply.
    The last pain he had ever caused is to the only
    woman that had ever loved him...)"

    To me, this is the BEST part of the song... His life is flashing all the events of his life, most paticularly of her. He knows that he has done things to 'break her spirit' and it was the last pain he had ever caused. They had probably had a fight or something bad happened before he was in his final state.

    "The bright light is calling me over,
    I follow and leave you alone.
    Now you're all alone,
    and I leave you with nobody by your side.
    Not to hurt you ever again.
    Never break your spirit's torment."

    This pretty much obviously explains itself. He's gone from this world, leaving his significant other alone to never be hurt again.

    "Now I'm all alone,
    Still a cherish with things that you gave into me
    The bright light is calling me over, I follow and leave you alone."

    He's alone now, heaven or hell, who knows. He's thankful for the things that she has done for him and will cherish them forever.

    That's pretty much my explination of the song. The song explains itself actually. This is by far, my favorite song. It's just beautiful. I hope this helps explain any holes if you had any. This was my first song that I tried to decypher the meaning so feedback would be nice. Kudos to buryyourdead for having the basic concept of it.
    emopunkgodon May 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like what emopunkgod said....it makes perfect sense to me....and it's exactly my thoughts on it....and will someome please tell me if it's callud (which isn't a word but callid is and it means hardened or toughened) or is it callous or calloused??? i am so confused....anyway i love this song....it's been on repeat for a whole week now....i love it.....
    raisedonradio1109on November 07, 2005   Link

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