look in the mirror,
what are you searching for?
to dissappear or,
accelerate...
our lives to their ends.
i came to and found myself behind the wheel.
pilot and artifical flight.
we sigh and sink into the river bed,
stay asleep.
my friends can't breathe underwater i guess,
they have weak lungs.
black cuts herself so that you could fall in,
this is heaven.
alone in her dark room,
i slip through the open door.
pull off my wet clothes,
to climb inside...
her life,
is still warm.
ive got my finger on the trigger oh,
heartbeats are effervescent life,
we sigh and sink into the river bed,
stay asleep.
they only stab me in the back now anyway.
ill put you out of your cell and your misery.
i'm gonna tear,
i'm gonna rip it out.


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    General Commentthis is about being pissed off at your backstabbing friends and driving them into a river. teehee.
    Atemporalon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about your friends backstabbing you and then how they can’t take the heat after he starts standing up for himself. I hope it makes sense to the people who are going to read this.
    NoSecondKnifeon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with the 2 guys above me. Such an awesome song, awesome band... best on the album.
    From Last to Firston January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song by my favorite band.
    It's definately worth a listen.

    (=
    tat_is_legendon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with everyone, too. also, when it says "this is heaven" he is saying that he is happy that his friends are dying.

    emanuel are definitly my favorite band. u should all listen to them. they know whats what
    dear whoever xoon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReally?

    I thought the song was about getting wasted/high, passing out in the wheel, and waking up to discover that you're in a river, sinking. You manage to make it home, but all of your friends end up dying.
    Injectionon October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Matt useing drugs to escape his life and his problems..

    "look in the mirror,
    what are you searching for?
    to dissappear or,
    accelerate...
    our lives to their ends."


    Eventually he realizes that he can no longer use drugs as an excuse and he comes to terms that he needs to face his problems and come to a decision about what to do..

    "i came to and found myself behind the wheel.
    pilot and artifical flight."

    The last line probably means he can see what happening around him but is still unable to do anything about it, or rather that he doesnt want to change whats about to happen to his friends that ended up becoming back stabbers. He ends up crashing the car into the river and ever one but him dies.

    He is happy with this and chants "stay a sleep" or stay dead in other words. He is so overwhelmed that there dead that he feels that "this is heaven" and is happy with the outcome.

    "alone in her dark room"

    'Her' is a reference to 'black' which may have been a nickname for a love interest of Matt's that probably the cause the whole back stabbing incident

    "i slip through the open door.
    pull off my wet clothes,
    to climb inside..."

    This part may mean that he changed not just his cloths but his out look and rekindled what they once had

    "her life, is still warm"

    Theres nothing as nice as some warm pie =)

    "ill put you out of your cell and your misery." may be promise he makes to her. meaning he'll make her happy?

    I dont know that was my take on it any way.
    HeroInStitcheson May 16, 2008   Link

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