Your number fakes coming along without you
Knowing a shift took place
Your father hooks a wing about you
If you flail this broken sword around you'll
Cut nothing up
Again we'll face these things when they're dead issues
Moments take each others place
Born and forgotten the same way
Hey, I'll pay you to cut me out
A blower of hot flesh is a baby
That's the first white stuff I sucked
To feed this open fire with a windy day
Moments take each others place
Born and forgotten the same way
Never knowing who you are





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    General CommentHe'll pay to be cut out of this cycle of futility? Thats my first interpretation anyway.

    moments taking eachothers place is just an example of nothing eventful, just time passing. never knowing who you are - constraints on people's knowledge. This of course would assume that 'knowing' who you are is essential - and since you can't the songwriter would pay to be cut out of such a cycle.

    I like this song a lot - however, I think that it also assumes certain things that neglect the possibility of other important things in life. maybe I just don't get it yet - who knows. I'll keep listening to it regardless.
    owenparry26on May 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think your right and i also think that it may have something to do with his childhood w/ neglect
    i love JFon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"never knowing who you are"... he doesnt know who he is, so he wants his soul to be cut out of his flesh to see who. I think
    foreigntwentyon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"your number fakes coming along without you" - thinking your number is up (it's time to die) when it isn't
    "your father hooks a wing about you" - neglect from his father? Or is he talking about heroin being like a father to him, reassuring him, but "hooking" him
    "If you flail this broken sword around you'll cut nothing up" - trying to beat his addictions with "a broken sword" and not getting anywhere
    "Again we'll face these things when they're dead issues" - he will face his demons when they no longer control him, and he controls them
    "Moments take each other's place" - the passing of time
    "Born and forgotten the same way" - things generated by the mind are also forgotten by the mind
    "I'll pay you to cut me out" - a cry for help? Like saying "i'd pay you to take me away from all this nonsense called life"
    "A Blower of hot flesh is a baby - it's the first white stuff I sucked" - Reference to drug addiction. Saying his Mother's milk was the first drug in his life?
    "To feed this open fire with a windy day" - like putting a fire out with gasoline, taking drugs to compensate a lack of drugs.
    "Never knowing who you are" - didn't know his REAL self when he was on drugs

    These are only my interpretations of this song, which is sung and played with such passion not felt by so many of the more popular musicians, and is my all time favourite song by ANYONE.
    Any replies are most welcome.
    neekappaon August 31, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti'm sorry, my english isn't good enough...

    "Your number fakes coming along without you" — you often feel like have no consciousness of what you're doing and why

    "Knowing a shift took place" — you know that you' re doing the same as someone before you (your parents)

    "Your father hooks a wing about you
    If you flail this broken sword around you'll
    Cut nothing up" — you're alone, maybe there's a God, but you can't feel his support, you're on your own, whatever exists (for example God) it doesn't help you to live

    "Again we'll face these things when they're dead issues" — we will convince if God exist and what's the sense of living after our death

    "Moments take each others place" — what happened in the past will take place and appear in the future, nothing change

    "Born and forgotten the same way" — we born and die the same way - in pain

    "I'll pay you to cut me out" — free me, i can't handle

    "A blower of hot flesh is a baby
    That's the first white stuff I sucked" — we're the flesh of our parents, they can see themselves in us, that's why he took drugs - he couldn't stand it

    "To feed this open fire with a windy day" — every try to stop this feeling of hopelessness is doomed to failure, what hurts us the most is that in the large part we don't have an influence on what kind of person we are

    "Moments take each others place
    Born and forgotten the same way
    Never knowing who you are"

    ... but i hope that i didn't make many mistakes :)

    bladekurczeon November 18, 2011   Link

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