It's taken me 50,000 separate wrecks to get here,
And I've learned absolutely nothing.
As I'm standing here alone, upright and motionless,
I'm drowning in her sea.
The rising and sinking of every consciousness I've ever known.
Now detached and disconnected.
The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment, endless hope and endless disappointment.
And I thought all I needed was just one breath to stay afloat.
For me it was like... like the breath, the last breath, the last breath that I never wanted.
Any of this.

I'm moving forward.
I never thought that this would capsize,
But this isn't a boat, it's a coffin!
And now I'm moving forward.

Into the sea... into the great sea.
So I begin with the end in mind.
The cycles of heaven, 20 centuries gone by, come home.

I've fallen three miles now... and I still can't shake this dragon,
But the end is coming like a flood.
It is going to be a year for growing and the greatest amount of forgetting.
My sea is dying, but death is a doorway.
And at the very root of me I know this.
It's the greatest reminder.
What a broad world to roam in, what a sea to swim in, so I begin with the end in mind.


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Disconnecktie: The Faithful Vampire song meanings
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    General Commenthe's in awe at god's wonderful creation when he says "what a broad world we roam in, what a sea to swim in." then he says so i begin with the end in mind. at first i thought that sounded depressing, because the end is death, and dont want to start out by thinking of death.
    but actually death for us as christians means heaven. so if he's going through a hard time just always think it will be worth it when we die and go to heaven.
    he also says "but death is a doorway" a doorway to heaven.
    thats my thoughts on it
    i like this song a lot.
    doublekickloveron June 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAccording to roughedge.com/ features/normajean2005.htm ,



    RoughEdge.com: Okay, there's a paradox you guys create on "Disconnecktie" with "What a broad world to roam in, what a sea to swim in, so I begin with the end in mind." It seems to me that whole song is a paradox.

    Cory Brandan: Yeah, it's kind of talking about knowing your goals when you start out, basically. You begin with the end in mind.

    Scottie Henry: You know where you're heading.

    Cory Brandan: Yeah, it's exactly that. Scottie had a lot to do with that song. I guess the whole song is about learning from your mistakes in the past and things you've tried, you know, because there's a lot of trial and error, you know, learning from that and then instead of just doing the same thing over and over, you know, instead of growing and learning ... So it's basically knowing what you're going for when you set out.

    RoughEdge.com: And the necktie is basically symbolic of hanging yourself if you pigeonhole yourself.

    Cory Brendan: Yeah. There's definitely a lot of meanings in that title, but it's basically if you keep going on in your errors, then you're definitely killing yourself.
    AceXVIon February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is the best song on the album. I love how the mix singing and screaming together. I can't get anough of Norma Jean, they are the best Metal band out there today. Shoul'nt they be due for another album soon.

    Keep screaming for Christ Norma Jean!!!
    Pixdoggon March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare you kidding me?.....they had an album come out like 6 days ago.....
    chadeouson March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit was only a joke, I said that because I love Norma Jean so much, I can't wait two years for another album to come out. Thats all.
    Pixdoggon March 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was about to say....this is the new album. Awesome song too, I think I like "Pretty Soon, I Dont Know What, But Something Is Going To Happen" a little better from "Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child" a little better as far as the long songs go.
    UsSpecialOps7on March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI AM FAIRLY NEW TO CHRISTIAN METAL AND ALSO TO METAL OF THIS CALIBER BUT I HAVE TO SAY THAT I FEEL THIS IS A MASTERPIECE. I JUST CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO THIS. I AM ALSO LISTENING TO SINAI BEACH, TWELVE TRIBES AND LIVING SACRIFICE...BEAUTIFUL.
    trentrobertson June 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpretty simple to me, Its about all his searching for happiness and his failures that got him nowhere.
    Then he finds the truth and it says
    "So I begin with the end in mind."
    -He now lives his life, through all the pain and hate that the world throws his way, always thinking about the end-his eternal life with God.
    proven_guitariston August 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song on the aftermath
    death is a doorway...
    theperfectbreakon August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA truly emotional song. You can tell it in his screaming and the actual music.

    And it's really fun to drive through San Andreas to this song. Don't know why but it makes the game that much better.
    XBFNoodleson December 05, 2005   Link

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