Last call at the hospital
You slept through it all
And these four walls warn you
that your surgery it might not be the key
to fix the memory of you and me

Doctor, I don't know what I've done
There's more to this than my
ex-love and my ex-limbs could ever in my life begin to explain
everytime I think of her
and what went on that night
I don't see it, instead I hear it
A song so awful and so perfect

Last call at the hospital
You slept through it all
And these four walls warn you
that your surgery it might not be the key
to fix the memory of you and me

Doctor, I don't know what I'm gonna do
I need this song to be shouted out
and to be heard by everyone
It's like each word and
every chord refuses to be ignored
This is bigger than me,
but with no hands and even less skill
I don't know how it ever will come out

Doctor, I think it's her I hear
It's always been,
but if this pain can be arranged
in such a way to bring out beauty
then why and who am I to stop it?
I'll bring her back and I won't stop until it's done
Until these nightmares are done
I need her

Last call at the hospital
You slept through it all
And these four walls warn you
that your surgery it might not be the key
to fix the memory of you and, of you and me

I need her
I need this
The set is on to sing themselves, we just sing along
So if death's the answer than the question is the trigger
and I'm just a firing pin
Yeah I'm just a messenger
So if death's the answer than the question is the trigger
and I'm just a firing pin
And I'm just a messenger
doomed to death and maybe delivery

Last call at the hospital
You slept through it all
And these four walls warn you
that your surgery it might not be the key
to fix the memory of you and me

Last call at the hospital
You slept through it all
And these four walls warn you
that your surgery it might not be the key
to fix the memory of you and me


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    General Commenti hear...
    "so if thats the answer than the question is the trigger
    and I'm just a firing pin"
    Halberstramon June 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentor...
    "so if DEATHS the answer than the question is the trigger
    and I'm just a firing pin"
    Halberstramon June 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentill try and fix them, i got them off plyrics, but firing pan?
    BrandNew1208on June 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfiring pin. the guy above you's got it.
    logantogovcentron June 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love how she's dead and singing to him.

    has anyone noticed throughout the cd whenever he sings while he is "dreaming" the same guitar line plays in the background?
    if im walkingon August 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love Kara's vocals on this track. Intresting that you say that[if im walking], my friend mentioned that, but never noticed it. I am listening to this song now, and will listen to a few other songs to see if this is true.

    Fragmentedsobriqueton August 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyouve got it wrong it's:
    "I need her
    I need this
    The saddest songs can sing themselves, we'll just sing along
    So if thats the answer, than the question is the trigger
    And I'm just a firing pin
    I'm just a messenger
    So if thats the answer, than the question is the trigger
    And I'm just a firing pin
    Yea I'm just a messenger
    Doomed to detonate in delivery"
    jinx_me6on September 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbtw




    i fucking love this song
    jinx_me6on September 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a concept album. Which means that the entire album tells a story. Each song is a different installment in the story of the nameless patient. Somtimes the perspective is switched from the patient to the doctor to the deceased wife. My interpretation of the story goes as follows.

    Introducing - The doctor is talking about how he has released the patient from the hospital again, indicating it's not the first time he's been released. The patient was hospitalized because he suffered from violent horrible nightmares and killed his wife whom he loved very much in his sleep. The patient is catatonic, which is just a state of non-responsivness, almost.

    Dreaming - This song is about the night that the Patient kills his wife. He suffocates her while having a nightmare.

    Waking - The Patient wakes up to realise what he's done. He calls the police and turns himself in and he is waiting for the ambulance. He can't believe what he's done, he wants to take it back. He covers the house with her perfume.

    Sentencing - The judge and the doctors decide whether to charge him with murder and send him to jail or decalre him mentaly instable and send him to the hospital. The doctor thinks he shoudl be hospitalized.

    Medicating - The Patient is in the hospital and tries to convince the doctor to release him. He wants to go back to his life and he thinks that the hospital is just making him worse. The doctor agrees and releases him from the hospital.

    Purging - The Patient hsa been released and is returning into society. Everyone is shocked at his quick return into society/work considering what he did. The guilt becomes overpowering inside of him and he cuts off his hands so he won't ever kill again.

    Relapsing - The Patient is back in the hospital after cutting off his hands and he begins to hear his wife's voice in his head. He begins trying to fill his emptiness by writing a song inside his head.

    Recovering - The Patient is on medication since he is catatonic and he is also obviously on painkillers due to his lack of hands. He begins taking more pills than necessary and all he can hear is the song inside of his head. He takes more and more pills to keep the song playing.

    Composing - The Patient convinces the doctor he's getting better and requests to see his friends and family because he thinks it'll help him recover. He has everyone over for dinner and poisons them all, killing them. He is "composing" his song by killing people and he thinks that he can see his wife. The song in his head keeps her alive in his mind.

    Disintegrating - The Patient is completely isolated with the song inside his head. He is abusing alcohol and drugs and in a state between the living and dead. He's thinking of everyone he's killed and needs a finale to his song.

    Healing - The Patient has called the doctor and he feels the song in his head coming to an end. By this time he's barely even alive and he has made a choice to get better, that's why he called the doctor. He is waiting for the doctor to arrive and take him to the hospital. The song in his head is what is keeping him alive.

    Dying - The Doctor finally arrives for the Patient and finds him close to death lying in his apartment. He can smell the odour of the bodies that are most likely still in the apartment and he can smell a woman's perfume, the Patient's wife's perfume. The Patient knows he is dying and he knows what he did. He is finally responding and I think he is happy he is dying cause he will be with his wife. He is looking back at everythign that happened and he is just giving up on the song and on living.



    Of course this is all just my interpretation who knows if I'm even close. Hahah oh well let me know what you think.
    wishfulthinking167on December 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwisfulthinking - i totally agree with you =)
    listening to the songs, i knew what they were about,
    but to read it all how you wrote it just makes it make a lot more sense,
    and the entire concept is kind of freaky. haha
    deadfunk_on December 30, 2005   Link

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