"Healing" as written by Stephen John Marsden, Andrew Thomas, Donald Dennis, Patrick Roberts, Moses Anthony Davis and Marion Marie Hall....
baby, maybe you've got something
i think that maybe we're on to something big
bigger than i could have ever imagined

tonight, it's worse
tonight the screaming hurts
tonight, it's worse
tonight the screaming hurts

baby, let me collect some things
i think that maybe we're coming to the end
i'll call the doctor
this song finishes with him

tonight, it's worse
tonight the screaming hurts
tonight, it's worse
tonight the screaming hurts

music this magnificent
and medicine are one and the same
they make life worth living;
hearts worth healing

come and get it
now I've got it
come and get it
the ending to my song
Oh doctor, thanks for everything, i'm healing

but i feel like i forgot something
i'm thinking maybe i'm missing something big
bigger than i could have ever imagined

forget it, let me collect my things
i think that finally we're coming to the end
the doctor's here, now it's over
i hear the door knob turn...

music this magnificent
and medicine are one and the same
they make life worth living
hearts worth healing
(tonight it's worse)

Lyrics submitted by BrandNew1208

"Healing" as written by Jimmie Davis Alice Lynn Wilson

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentawesome song.
    my favourite from the new ones i've heard.
    music is what he lives for...and all that..add in all the rehab and doctor references
    RuthLesson July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI dont know exactly this ones tricky but im thinking maybe the guy is finally getting the right medication, so now the songs stopped playing and he's "healing", so hes stopped hearing the song and thinking about what hes done and hes returning to normal. But then maybe towards the end (but I feel like i forgot something...) hes not completely better, the guilt and whatever is still in the background of his mind, and he hasnt been healed. But hes sorta given up hope now of ever being back to normal. Thats just kinda what i could put in words, its hard to phrase.
    thats_hot89on October 30, 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 Commentanother thing you have wronge wishfull thinking is the end of disintegrating and healing. In the end of disintegrating his late wife tells he that he has to kill the doctor and in the begining of healing he says that she has a point and the song finishes with him him meaning the doctor
    soooyeeahon February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCORRECTIONS:
    - "The doctor's here now, I hear the doorknob turn."

    - "Music this magnificent & medicine
    are one in the same.
    They make life worth living,
    hearts worth healing."

    & THANK YOU soooyeeah!
    I've been waiting for someone else who actually catches that she says "the doctor has to GO" & not "know".
    It makes ALL the difference.
    It's fucking badass because
    he wants to do what she said
    & kill the doctor & that will be the ending
    to his song.
    it's supposed to be suspenseful
    when he says 'I hear the doorknob turn'.
    But really he's so disgusingly withered
    & almost to death that he physically
    can't do it.
    He's so delusional.
    with all the drugs & not eating
    & drinking.
    but he is ready & accepting
    death at this point.
    jinx_me6on June 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Baby let me collect some things" also may allude to him seeing his wife on the other side. He's talking to her, which isn't different from other songs on the CD, but the fact that he's "collecting some things" has a sense of cleaning up and getting some order possibly before he physically leaves earth and joins his wife, although he's been with his wife in his head for a while.
    .Three.Lefts.on July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthave you noticed that he says 'with my fingers i feel the door knob turn' and he has no hands since he cut them off in purging...strange...no mention of prosthetics...but he must have had them for composing when he cooked that poisonous meal
    mrseisenon October 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm definitely hearing "Minds worth healing" not "Hearts worth healing"
    Ramoon November 14, 2011   Link

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