Oh, that I could scream
And the world would stop and listen
And these scars could speak in volumes
But who has ears to hear
Or eyes to see
Again I scream
But my voice is buried in an unearthly silence
Like in nightmares when ghosts steal your breath.
I pray that power be not in my words
But in truth that supercedes the mind of man
And our dead hope, and our blind faith in means that look to justify the ends.
I feel a presence in the room
I feel cold fingers close around my neck.
With out you I am lost.
Let mine eyes not fail with looking upward


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That Hideous Strength song meanings
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    General CommentNot sure of exact meaning as of yet, but the two references I can pick up are:

    The Title (Org. Titled That Hideous Strength, but the That was dropped in final pressing) Is a C.S. Lewis Book, the third in a trilogy of his.

    The Last Line('Let mine eyes not fail with looking upward') Is taken from Isaiah 3¸Œ¤14 ('..mine eyes fail with looking upward...')
    SaveJakeon June 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIllusion, Not true. Looking at a song like this:
    I fuck hoes in December, Smoke a blunt in Septemba, And I'm all thugged out..

    Is it rap? I don't know..
    Fufuon July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaven't heard the song yet, but yeah the lyrics suprised me in a very positive way. I can truly rely to this feeling when, after being dumbed or ignored by a girl, you question everything you ever felt and pray for feeling something else than pain. Good job.
    Hangingtonothingon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat lyrics. i haven't heard the song yet either.. hope to soon, though, it seems rather promising :}
    illusionofsafetyon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe first time dustin wrote these lyrics instead of, "i feel a presence in the room, i feel cold fingers around my neck" it said "hints of shadows dance past me while i sleep, bloodless fingers close around my neck" but he actually forgot that part ha. he recorded the version above but i like the old one better. oh yeah this song has the best lyrics ever. i think hes just trying to say how he wants to be heard but its so hard for various reasons. i can relate.
    bloodonourhandson July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, im not too sure about the meaning of this, either..but ill take a shot in the dark..i think its how hes dying inside, but he thinks if everyone or anyone could just hear him, the crap inside thats haunting him will fade..was i close?
    konstantine95on July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are beautiful and extremely powerful and poetic...it seems like he put a lot of though into these lyrics because they are awesome...i especially love this part:
    "I pray that power be not in my words
    But in truth that supercedes the mind of man"
    damn that line rocks!!!
    breathe me inon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSWEET! i relaly like these! i have scares that i wish i didn't give myself & they talk 2 peopel who know about them.
    blueglitz27on July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is thrice, i have the song on the: Hopelessly Devoted To You Vol. 4 comp
    emo-hardcoreon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdo u know where i can get that COMP?
    insomniacx86xon July 05, 2002   Link

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