She cried when she found it. Its feathers were matted and pressed to its side. Its wings were no longer able. Still she begged it to fly. Its body as frail as paper, and wet from her tears. She knelt in the damp grass praying it to heaven, gently pressing its head to her heart.

The devil's in the daughters room
There will be no second knife
She reached for a dream

And he smiled as he watched her. She was ever so beautiful in sleep. Like father (his son made in his image) her eyelids gently closed. Lids concealing her dreams. He stood over her bed.

One deep stab kill the hourglass
Let the stand leak slowly from its body
Draw out the time until it breathes its lastspilling

Lyrics submitted by OMGstephanie

Given To Dreams song meanings
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    General Commentthe first part of this is amazing...which on my computer comes before this song, anyway
    carveyournameinon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe not a lot of people commented on this! This is the first FBtMoF song I've heard, plus I am planning to do an image that's inspired by this song.

    Can't really relate any experiences to it, I just think that this is beautiful
    sainton March 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgotta love your fear before.
    it's a good/evil sort of thing.
    the girl would personify beauty, hope, love, etc.
    the father, or devil, would be her murderer/tormentor.
    loveisafastsongon March 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe beggining of this song, which is actually the ending to Go wash your mouth is one of the most moving songs I have ever heard. I can't put my finger on it but the guitar and the vocals are just extremely depressing
    saojimon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics are off

    its posted that the acoustic ending to go wash you mouth
    is the beginning of this

    but either way

    those lyrics are wrong for the beginning
    and the middle talking part isnt even there
    when he says again

    she cried when she found it
    he smiled as he watched her

    that part
    makes it into like a trap

    in her dreams
    hes manipulating her dreams
    and she falls for it
    and i think
    that the acoustic part from go wash your mouth

    is her dream
    of a fallen angel

    and then this is when she is having the dream
    and he takes her life away

    not sure why exactly
    i know fear before goes into god and such quite often in their songs
    but i dont see them heavily as a religous group of people

    but maybe influenced by biblical literature

    ill look into it.
    but its intense
    like all fear before
    theangryemuon December 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a broken dream and the decay of it
    the "she cried when she found it" part makes me think of a bird, and I think that the bird may have been a metaphor for a dream, maybe cause birds fly high up in the air and dreams are sometimes too high up for us to reach. When it says "wings were no longer able, still she begged it to fly" I think it's kind of that the dream hit rock bottom but she was desperate for it to 'soar' again, for it to come true. When it says that she "prayed it to heaven" I think it means that she's finally realised that her dream will never come true and so she's resigning all hope and laying it to rest.
    Or maybe it's simply talking about a dead bird.
    Gates_Of_Midianon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"There will be no second knife"

    I always heard this as "There will be a soaking knife"
    as in blood-soaked.

    The 'second knife' part is correct however you can definitely tell that it is "a second knife" and not "no second knife" as there is no harsh -N consonant at the end of "be _a[no]"
    PhilxBeforeon February 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmy friend talked to adam about this song a while ago, and adam said this song is about him walking in on his sister getting raped in her room by her "friend"... its pretty fucked up
    idontimagineyouandion February 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHoly shit!! You gotta be kidding!!
    InspectorMustacheon April 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually I heard that this song, along with the rest on their debut album are based off of different movies. This one being The General's Daughter, where a character is raped.
    YouBeforeYouon August 17, 2008   Link

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