Death and suffering all around me, no escape so why go on
When no one cares, no one’s there, you die inside before you’re gone
I’ve tried to reach the highest point of vision and my dreams appear fulfilled
But held before my eyes is a vision that now lies
Forever searching for the purpose are we running out of time

Waiting while the acid words are feeding
Watching as your will’s deteriorating

When I’m dead will you remember all the things I’ve tried to say?
This cancer inside of me destroying my life, when I rot in the ground will you care?
The sands of time are pointless in a useless ugly world
Nothing brings peace of mind, I leave nothing behind if my words are left unheard

Waiting while the acid words are feeding
Watching as your will’s deteriorating

And I’ve learned to watch the downgrade
And I’ve learned to follow the eyes behind me
Through the twisting hollow strange roads
To the apex of our fate, so cold

And I hate the way you look at me with your frozen soulless eyes
Deny it, ignore it and cover it in shame in your arrogant nameless void

Waiting while the acid words are feeding
Watching as your will’s deteriorating
It’s a one way ride and there’s nothing you can do
Not even suicide or my acid words can teach you anything useful


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    General CommentNot as good as Good Charlotte's "Hold On" anyway.

    Heh, j.k.
    FlashCEon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who's had a good life, he's done everything he wanted to do -

    "I’ve tried to reach the highest point of vision and my dreams appear fulfilled"

    But when he actually looks at the world around him, he wonders what it's all about -

    "But held before my eyes is a vision that now lies
    Forever searching for the purpose are we running out of time"

    He knows his life is completely worthless even though it's been great because he can't do anything to change the state of the world. He sees the needless death and suffering around him.

    "The sands of time are pointless in a useless ugly world"

    he wants to tell let people know what they are doing but nobody listens to him, they "Deny it, ignore it and cover it in shame in your arrogant nameless void "

    "Nothing brings peace of mind, I leave nothing behind if my words are left unheard "
    dtjesuson October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song to me seems to be about trying to convince someone of what is really going in the world. Attempting to "wake" them up to the truth, so to speak. However, they aren't listening. They are a zombie, moving in lock step with everyone else right off that cliff.
    Behemoth418on September 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis sounds like one of those "on the verge of suicide" songs. It's kinda hard to explain the lyrics, I just had a friend become suicidal, this song reminded me of him. Thankfully, he's better now.
    FlamesofNibelheimon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNevermore is known for their lyrical themes of the end of human existence, and how mankind is and will be responsible for the end of life, wether it be nuclear warfare, AI, or whatever. In this song I believe he is trying to say that he knows the faults in this world, and how we are fucking up the earth and stuff, and he is trying to point it out.
    Brain_Muncheron October 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDane speaks as if his claim that the world will end because of mankind is original. how the hell else would it end??? its freaking obvious.
    Blackened89on February 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdtjesus, EXCELLENT interpretation!

    Blackened89, it may be obvious that WE are the only things that can destroy the planet, but that doesn't meant it is obvious HOW! He is saying that it is the things that we're doing and the behaviours that we need to change that are ruining the planet and our ability to co-exist in a meaningful, just way! He's saying that no matter how much he tries to help people change, noting seems to work and it's all pointless! It sounds kinda like the story of Socrates "Not even suicide, or my acid words, can teach you...anything useful" Socrates consumed Hemlock to prove a point and still, most of humanity is still ignorant, foolish and destructive. Most of humanity is and always will be ignorant and it is pointless trying to prevent them from destroying themselves as they are incapable (as a I think THAT is the message Warrel is trying to send.
    Mr.Grimmon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment*as they are incapable of learning to change before it is too late.

    Also, flamesofNibbelheim, very interesting reference in your name ther! ;)
    At first I thought you meant "Niffelheim" (of Norse mythology) and then I remembered that game!
    Mr.Grimmon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlthough, on the "point of highset vision" part,
    I don't think he means he's "lived it up" I think he means he's tried to attain answers for himself and achieve some sort of wisdom. and how he feels he's accomplished that but now, it isn't enough for him to be wise. He needs to teach OTHERS what he has learned or otherwise, what will the point have been in achieving wisdom? Especially when it leaves you feeling that there's something that needs to be done about the ignorance of others?
    Mr.Grimmon October 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThanks Mr.Grimm :)

    I think you're right about the "Highest point of vision" part.

    I forgot to mention that I think he gives up trying to change people and convince them of what they are doing - "I've learned to watch the downgrade"
    dtjesuson October 25, 2007   Link

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