These hopeful visions wither with every fallen tear.
Soiled by the skies, they bring deep haunted lies.

You can wish her back but that heart bled so perfect.
Mourning a lifetime will never resurrect her beauty.

All faith is lost in the blink of an eye, he never believed.
We never really believe.

Time has erased all disbelief, but the tale is the same.
The heartbreak is the same. Fuck.
Tragedy is our only resolve in these dying days.
The dawn will bring the end of another that I loved.

Deafening screams from wounds never meant to heal.
Take your hand off my mouth so I can scream.
Dreaming again that we all defy the misery,
hold us here before I turn, before the great collapse.

Lyrics submitted by brian_w

Before The Great Collapse song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment[Explanation: Not everyone can believe in an afterlife and some find no redemption through death. Maybe these people are hedonists because they seek pleasure and enjoyment during life, maybe not. When pushed to the brink and faced with the only life we will live, we have to make choices about what we do and with whom we spend it. How we share ourselves. This song is about a man who chose to share his whole life with a woman. They grew old. She died. He never shared his life with the god who supposedly took her and he never will. His strength lies in life, in love, and not in the vain hope of family reunions in the sky.]

    (Taken from
    brian_won December 27, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top