his is so much worse then i could ever have imagined. i knew all along that this man should not of been realesed from my care. My god, whats happened to him. He's completly torn his entire apartment apart. the smell is overpowering, a foul pongent odor... rotten food or i dont know, possibly something worse. but theres something else, thats almost overpowering... i think its a womens perfume. Oh no, no... i found the patient, he's lying on the floor in the center of the living room, completly naked, eniciated. it appears he hasnt eaten anything at all for weeks. the infection has spread up his arms, it must have reached his brain. theres buldging bright red veins all the way up from his wrist to his neck. theres empty bottles everywhere... alcohol, medication... my god the smell is sickening. theres blood coming from his mouth, nose, ears. he's not dead yet, but he's close.i failed, this is my fault. somehow, he's smiling at me, i think he's whispering something... no, not just whispering... i think he's singing.


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    General Commentone of the best albums ever written


    word
    SmileAlotTodayon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhere did you find this song?
    mikeycon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think eniciated should be emaciated, but that's just from ear.

    (P.S Best, most interesting, well thought album I've heard in years)
    mashwon August 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalot of the lyrics are missing, but its a really cool end to an awesome cencept album
    MySensesHavFailed35on August 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentperfect ending to an amazing album, i love how everything all comes together, if u listen to each track, it all just makes sense, questions are answered, i love the layering at the end:
    "The smell of her perfume struggles to cover everything
    Someone call an ambulance cause somethings not right
    The lines i wear around my wrists, are there to prove that I exist
    We were inseperable"

    Perfection, so much talent in this band.
    thats_hot89on October 30, 2005   Link
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    General Comment[Singing:]
    Picture yourself in a nightmarish scene of such
    grotesque complexity that you'd kill to be dreaming.
    Your body's been dying, while your mind has been trying
    to make you picture a life where you'd kill for your
    lover and a song in your head. The deaths of countless
    others simply set up the lyrics for your symphony.
    That's where you'll find me.

    [Speaking:]
    something awful has happened here..this is,
    this is so much worse than i ever could have imagined
    i knew it all along that this man should not have been released
    god, what's happened here, he's completely torn his entire apartment apart
    the smell is overpowering, a pungent odor,
    like rotten food or i don't know, possibly something worse
    but there's something else that's almost overpowering
    i think its a woman's perfume, oh no..no..
    i found the patient he's lying on the floor in the center of the living room
    completely naked, emaciated, deathly pale, it appears he hasn't eaten anything at all for weeks
    the infection has spread up his arms, it must have reached his brain
    there's bulging bright red veins all the way up from his wrist to his neck
    there's empty bottles everywhere, of alcohol and medication
    my god this smell is sickening
    there's blood coming out of his mouth nose ears
    he's not dead yet, but he's close
    i failed, this is my fault
    and somehow, he's smiling at me, i think he's whispering something,
    no, not just whispering, i think he's singing......

    [Background singing:]
    Now, place your ear to my lips.
    Trace these notes with your fingertips.
    They dance alone on my last breath.
    This is the end. This is death.

    [Singing:]
    the lines i wear around my wrist are there to prove that i exist
    [20x]
    (someone call an ambulance, because something's not right)
    (the smell of her perfume struggles to cover everything)

    we were inseparable
    [6x]
    wishfulthinking167on December 05, 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 CommentI think this song wraps up the album by saying that the man has been Unconscious for Awhile and has been just thinking in his own mind that he has been killing people because of the opening phrase "Picture yourself in a nightmarish scene of such
    grotesque complexity that you'd kill to be dreaming.
    Your body's been dying, while your mind has been trying
    to make you picture a life where you'd kill for your
    lover and a song in your head. The deaths of countless
    others simply set up the lyrics for your symphony.
    That's where you'll find me."
    soooyeeahon February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love boys night out, i love there work. They are amazingly detailed in there lyrics and i love how they made all the tracks to trainwreck follow on story line. beautiful. In this song i love from the background singing and on til the end of the song. Great lyrics great music great voices. Great.
    YouveEscapedon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAll I have to say is wow...

    A poor mind..
    Dead

    Boys Night Out successfully painted a picture of a man, a confused mentally sick man, who killed his wife whom he loved by accident then lives with regret the rest of his life "they were inseperable"
    ='[

    Please can someone clarify what the song in his head means

    I'm still a little confused on that part of this story
    xxunderoathxxon February 05, 2007   Link

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