"Silverflame" as written by and Tim Christensen....
Sorrow hides under the water
Sorrow is my only friend
Sorrow stands beside the doorway
And sorrow needs a helping hand

Girl in a glass box dressed in white
Happy enough to commit suicide
She said that silver's meant to burn forever

Sleeping forever in a bubble of blue
Would you like to see her point of view?
She said that silver's meant to burn forever
Forever

Say my name silverflame take control
Of my heart of my mind and of my soul
What a shame silverflame that you can't burn forever

And in the garden is a cheap hotel
Only invited if your thing went well
She said that silver's meant to burn forever

Sleeping forever in a bubble of blue
Would you like to see her point of view?
She said that silver's meant to burn forever
Forever

Say my name silverflame take control
Of my heart of my mind and of my soul
What a shame silverflame that you can't burn forever


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"Silverflame" as written by Tim Christensen

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    Song MeaningFirst of all, let's shed some light into what a "silver flame" actually is.
    "Silver Flame" is slang for the tubes of tin foil you use to smoke heroin with.

    Keeping this in mind, let's see how the lyrics could could be interpreted:
    "Say my name silverflame take control
    Of my heart of my mind and my soul
    What a shame silverflame that you can't burn
    forever"
    This part refers to the substance taking over the mind/body/soul of the user and them wishing to stay high forever.

    "Girl in a glassbox dressed in white" Personification of the drug itself maybe? Could be...

    The repeating word "sorrow" in the first stanza of the song, links back to the sensations (down) had by any drug user when they're off the substance/not high.
    "sorrow needs a helping hand": thought of relief through "burning the silver flame"/getting over that down by using more.


    This is my own interpretation of the lyrics. I might be wrong about the guiding theme, but I'm pretty sure I'm not. ;)
    DeeVanStormon April 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkickass song, can't believe no one's commented on it.
    lonely16on July 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song seems to convey the belief that you will hang on to the last feeling you had when you killed yourself. When "she "said" it was meant to burn forever" it's only that she took action and this is taken as an expression of her wishes. As in "let it happen"

    God, that was a mess.
    Killerclichéon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI &heart; this song
    Its soo pretty
    I think its about a girl who he refers to as "silverflame" who commits suicide
    crazicookion July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti believe what killercliche said is more correct.

    The "Silverflame" is most likely meant to "burn" her last words "say my name" which most likely is his/hers name, in her soul "take control, of my heart, of my mind and of my soul."

    who knows, i do however find it unlikely that HE refers to her as silverflame.
    Kiyokoon February 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe writer of this song, Tim Christensen, once stated that this song had no meaning to him when he wrote it. It wasn't supposed to tell a specific story, just random words forming in his head.

    Of course he could be lying, and if he was telling the truth, it has definitely come to tell him a story as well.
    Jbrixon March 21, 2008   Link

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