"Empty Hearts" as written by Timothy P. Lambesis, Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Clint Norris....
I've watched them build
Upon these empty hearts
False hopes of lossless paradise
Gathering together
The dead hearts beat as one
Stillborn comfort feeding lies
Through answers of self denial
Divided between a dissolute self
And the sorrow of sincere devotion
What is it that you find peace in now
Where is your hope in this dark night


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"Empty Hearts" as written by Jordan Mancino Clint Norris

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    General Commentfirst comment...this song is pretty good...although one of the hardest to figure out in the album for me
    WhiteNighton January 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to stretch to 2 meanings from my eye. 1: How people are constantly creating idols and false God's in hope of luxury when there dead hearts are only going to lead them to Hell. 2: False love, 2 people that think they're in love but have no love at all and are going to get hurt because their dead hearts have no real feelings, just false feelings. 3: This is not another meaning, just the closure, the closure is the same for each, meaning that there foolishness has lead to dispair and darkness.
    ShadowXprton February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how peoples hearts are hardening. Their hearts are growing more and more empty and full of evil and sin. Until they're completely blinded from the truth which leads them into the lake of fire (Hell)
    AsIlayDying777on March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"i've watched them build upon these empty hearts
    false hopes of lossless paradise
    gathering together the dead hearts beat as one
    stillborn comfort feeding lies through answers of self denial
    divided between a dissolute self and the sorrow of sincere devotion
    what is it that you find peace in now?
    where is your hope in this dark night?"


    This one is pretty easy for me to figure out.

    It's about how we chase after temporary or meaningless objects and goals while we ignore what should really be important to us. "dead hearts" refers to those who have lost the sense of importance in their lives and live on impulse and without any long term, important aspirations, or have sold themselves out to what others tell them they should become. He points out the greed of our society when he mentions "false hopes of a lossless paradise" and how we think we can turn the planet into paradise without earning it or suffering the consequences of it.
    dpackmanon January 05, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationAnother amazing, thought-provoking song by As I Lay Dying. In my opinion, this song really expands on false hope and how it will lead you only to forsaking God.

    "I've watched them build upon these empty hearts,
    False hopes of lossless paradise,
    Gathering together the dead hearts beat as one,
    Stillborn comfort feeding lies through answers of self denial,
    Divided between a dissolute self and the sorrow of sincere devotion"

    This entire part of the song is elaborating on the idea of false hope. It's explained that the heaven on Earth that is being so desperately sought after is unreachable. It then continues on to describe the large number of people that are trapped in this sense of false hope that will only lead them to depression and insanity.

    "What is it that you find peace in now?
    Where is your hope in this dark night?"

    After you have spent your life trying to achieve the unachievable you will be left with nothing. By devoting your life to something other then God, you have forsaken Him. By forsaking God, you will have nowhere left to go.
    mszhang95on March 03, 2010   Link

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