"Convalescence" as written by Paul Wayne Burnette, John Henry, Kristopher Norris, Ryan Littlefield Parrish and Michael Schleibaum....
It's been a long night
Waiting to sleep the day away
And it's been a long time
Coming along with me every step of the way

Oh, confinement binds you
And nothing scares me, nothing thrills me
I've fooled myself into believing
That nothing ails me, nothing kills me

Oh, confinement binds you
And nothing scares me, nothing thrills me
I've fooled myself into believing
That nothing ails me, nothing can kill me

And stagnant time is a breeding ground
For regrets and wrong doings
And resolutions take their time
That's if they even come at all

Always, seeking redemption
Through the echoes I've listened
And still came up missing

Always, seeking redemption
Through the echoes I've listened
And slipped through the cracks

And stagnant time is a breeding ground
For regrets and wrong doings
And resolutions take their time
That's if they even come at all

Oh, confinement binds you
And nothing scares me, nothing thrills me
I've fooled myself into believing
That nothing ails me, nothing kills me

Oh, confinement binds you
And nothing scares me, nothing thrills me
I've fooled myself into believing
That nothing ails me, nothing can kill me

These wounds will heal
And nothing can stop me now

These wounds will heal
And nothing can stop me now


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"Convalescence" as written by Kristopher Norris John Henry

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    General Commentto me this song is about about being numb to the world and then getting over the fact that life sucks and now "he" is trying to move on from the past or whatever has hurt him (probably a relationship) and become a better stronger person...
    Steelearth126on March 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song.
    NoLightToSeeByon July 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnew metal with a classic tinge, finally
    ma5t3r_0f_1337on August 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentis it just me, or does darkest hour FUCKING ROCK?....great band
    atreyuguy32on September 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYay!
    ImaNotOkayon September 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pure metal... it's almost unholy. Did anyone else catch the very pure and distinct Swedish metal aspect to the song? Ie: the harmonics the kind of accent the lingering vocal melody to the chorus adding an intimate and softer yet darker flare to the song as a whole? I think it was that couple with the purely RIGHTEOUS tune to the chorus "confinement binds you... but nothing scares me, nothing thrills me... I've fooled myself into believing... that nothing ails me, nothing kills me..."

    ^ that right there makes me feel divine... it's so powerful... and the delivery is simply stupendous.
    It's almost vampirical in nature really...
    Nothing scares me for I am the immortal...
    Nothing thrills me (brought on by the vampirical curse... no pleasure is satisfying... nothing mundane is really pleasureable.)
    I've fooled myself into believing that nothing ails me.... this is an interesting line... for it reveals the other side and the more ironic spin on the note of the vampire reference. vampires are ultimately ONLY ailed by their own immortality. they are plagued with the curse of living for eternity and never being at piece.
    Nothing kills me... of course still stands.

    Basically the lyrics complement righteous chord progressions and near technical perfection in this song quite nicely...
    there is a classic element as well as a newer, double bass-y flashier driving element as well as a hint of swedish THOR thrashing righteousness that make this song well balanced and meaningful.
    Ilove you Darkest Hour.
    csSk8manon November 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion nobody should be judged cause of his interpretation of the song, it´s up to you what you think about it and what you see in the lyrics. I

    Nontheless I consider the meaning of these lyrics is something deeper than vampire or fantasy stuff. It could be about regret of somebody who went too far and now realizes that he has done something wrong.

    Oh and by the way sry if I made some grammar or voc mistakes, it´s my first comment and my english´s not the best ;P.
    Dracoon October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about regrets. Seems to me the narrator done something wrong but didn't think of the consenquences. Now he regrets it & decides time will heal the wounds. Well that's how I interpret this song. Great album & great music. (No time to grammar check)
    MiLLzKiLLzon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about a person who is having delusions of grandeur which is clouding his judgement

    "I’ve fooled myself into believing that nothing ails me nothing kills me"

    It could also have something to do with brainwashing
    DHRockson December 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhy is this band so unknown??!! it's ridiculous-they are just excellent and deserve way more recognition than they get. i just don't understand!!!
    this song is just superb and it's only got a few comments.... ????
    i_love_you_noton February 11, 2007   Link

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