"I'm Charming" as written by and Brian Eschbach Zachary Gibson....
Yeah, I'm running off the rails
I've finally gone crazy
And the ground is spinning faster than my teeth could ever grind
I know it's a shame when success (does) complain,
But I can't remember my name

In the absolute wrong I have made this place to lay my head
A reoccurring nightmare
I never trust, I never rest

I've become another victim of this self-serving device
My cock does all the talking
My mouth now just for lie

I'm winding down to nothing
It's suddenly come clear
I'm winding down to nothing
A human smoke that fills the air

What can you believe?
That is the question
I have you on a string
Something yet up my sleeve

Bury me deep, as we have our unborn child
In this world, yet cold enough to host this seed of endless ugliness

In a sea of corruption,
A wake of lie, so wildly I have stirred

I'm winding down to nothing
It's suddenly come clear
I'm winding down to nothing
A human smoke that fills the air

What can you believe?
That is the question
I have you on a string
Something yet up my sleeve

(My love is but a lie, always reaping what I've sown)
(Taking you down to degrees you'll never known)


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"I'm Charming" as written by David Lock Brian Eschbach

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    General CommentThe song is about how the music business, Hollywood, or just fame in general can bring you down as fast as it got you up. It's about how fame can dwindle down your dignity and your decency without any hesitation. It's a very intense and fast song, with brutal riffs and an amazing solo.

    Stanza #1:
    "Yeah I'm running of the rails, I've finally gone crazy
    And the ground is spinning faster than my teeth could ever grind."
    It's talking about how the pressure of fame has finally driven the narrator mad to the point of not being able to control his life.
    Stanza #2:
    "I know it's a shame when success was to blame, but I can't remember my name"
    The narrator has clarified that it was indeed fame that has driven him crazy to the point where he can't remember his name.
    Stanza #3:
    "In the absolute wrong, I have made this place to lay my head.
    A reocurring nightmare, I never trust I never rest."
    There's a sense of distrust the narrator feels, it's all a "reocurring nightmare" to him, the pressure and the paranoia never ceases to drive him mad.
    Stanza #4:
    "I've become another victim of this self-serving device.
    My cock does all the talking, my mouth now just for lie."
    This mentions how some amateur stars or artists have to resort to defiling themselves, i.e. sleeping with or involving in some sexual manner with the person in charge, the person who can get them to where they want to head, in this case, fame.
    Stanza #5:
    "I'm winding down to nothing, it suddenly comes clear.
    I'm winding down to nothing, human smoke that fills the air."
    This suggests that the narrator is dwindling down to a sub-human, someone who's not even decent enough to be considered human. The last line suggests that he (the narrator) is all nothing but lies and obscurities.
    Stanza #6:
    "What can you believe? That is the question.
    I have you on a string, something yet up my sleeve."
    That means to say that he's at the point of his career where he's all just full of shit right now. "I have you on a string, something yet up my sleeve" implies that he can make anyone easily believe anything he says to be the truth.
    Stanza #7:
    "Bury me deep, as we have an unborn child.
    In this world yet cold enough to host this seed of endless ugliness."
    He's just saying so much in this stanza. The top line implies that there are generations more to come of this depravity of humanity just for the success we as humans all crave. In the bottom line, he's saying that the rest of society do not care for what entertainers have to do to gain fame, as long as society has some source of entertainment.
    Stanza #8:
    "In a sea of corruption, a wake of lie so wildly I have stirred."
    It's just implying once again the corruption of the entertainment business, viewing entertainment corporations as parasites who defile entertainers for their own sake.
    Overall rating: 10/10
    unholy_soldier13on February 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI also forgot to add:

    Stanza #9:
    "My love is but a lie, always reaping what I have sown
    Taking you down with me, to what degrees you'll never know."
    The final stanza is now saying that the final result is what he deserves, he's finally "reaping what I have sown". The person he refers to take down with him are the future victims of the entertainment industry, and the last line would mean that the victim won't ever know what hit him/her.
    unholy_soldier13on February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMajorly awesome song. Love the chorus and the end. Good job as always Black Dahlia.

    As for the meaning, seems to be commentary on Hollywood, the music business, or fame in general.
    WakeToLifeon December 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love these guys so much. TEAM METAL BLADE BABY. uh, unholy soldier pretty much covered the meaning. BDM, AILD AND ATREYU GOTTA BE MY FAV BANDS!
    destroymeon March 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBDM and AILD are awesome. Atreyu is kinda boring exceppt for the album "sucide notes and...". But THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER IS GAINING SOME RECOGNITION FOR THIER AWESOMENESS
    XslipknotX90on March 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBDM ALL THE WAY!
    AILD are boring, Atreyu managed to get back up on their feet though.
    B12on April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti happend to like AILD. if u dont, props, watever but i have to say atreyu is kinda mainstreamish. dont u think? u guys everyheard of lamb of god? dimmu borgir? it dies today? there fucking insane
    halfpunkhalfjockon September 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTBDM is fucking outstanding live, this songs brutal
    Psycho666on December 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck metalcore, i used to listen to that but i got bored. BDM own all metalcore asses
    ENion March 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentps. it's just an opinion, not facts
    ENion March 07, 2007   Link

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