"The Suffering" as written by and Stuart Phillips....
Is there word or right to sing
Even in this old fashion way
Go make your move girl, I'm not coming home
Would things have changed if I could have stayed
Would you have loved me either way
Dressed to the blues day to day with my collar up
Decisions sit, so make it quick, a breath inhaled from an air so sick
I curse the day that I heard of the web you spun

Hey, hey
If it was up to me, I would have figured you out before the gear dropped down
Oh I hope you're waiting
Oh I hope you're waiting

Listen well will you marry me, (not now boy) and are you well in the suffering (you've been)?
You've been the most gracious of hosts you may be invited girl but your not coming in
Listen well will you marry me, (not now boy) and are you well in the suffering (you've been)?
You've been the most gracious of hosts I may be invited girl but I'm not coming in

If it was up to me, I would have never walked out
So until the sun burns out, oh I hope you're waiting

And we have lived as a child would care
And with this vial to drink I dare
Only, (oh where have you been, oh where have you been, oh where have you been if it hurts you'll be forgiven) I cry all all alone with your taste on tongue
Should we try things again with hope
Hope isn't lost, give up the ghost
Or should I die all alone as I knew I would
Then burn in hell gods sinner


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"The Suffering" as written by Stuart Phillips

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  • +2
    Song MeaningAs Claudio S. explains, this is a climax for Writer’s instability. He dwells on his past with Erica so frequently, with such intensity, that it is all he can think about. At this point in the album and the graphic novel, he has already resolved to enter the story, do what needs to be done, and move on. Still, though, he thinks about his proposal (or desire to propose) to Erica. It is consuming his entire life.
    mujiwaraon December 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about Claudio asking Newo Ikkin to marry him, but she declines him due to cercumstances [possibly she likes/loves Al, or shes joined Al (i thought joining Al because of "Welcome Home" and Claudio returning to see Newo with Al (my theory))]. "Would we have lived as a child would care? With this vial to drink I dare"... do I sense some Romeo and Juliet sorta thing?

    any of thoughts?
    Crank_My_Tuneson August 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my idea of the meaning, could be wrong, but... IDK

    Maybe it's time for you t move on cause I'm not coming back,
    but I think if I had stayed would it have worked
    It's up to you to make the choice

    If it were up to me I wouldn't have left
    But I hope you still love me

    Would we have been happy together in our love story
    If we try again will we be happy or will the love die

    Listen, I love you
    Are you really okay without me?
    I'm glad we talked about this
    but my walls are still up
    LadyUnpluggedon July 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentany *other* thoughts?
    Crank_My_Tuneson August 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt this point, perhaps, Sinstar has much more control over Claudio's actions, and may feel Newo is the only way left for redemption.
    nemton August 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAt the point where he sings, "Listen well will you marry me..."

    doesn't that sound a lot like the music and his voice on the last CD when singing, "Pull the trigger and the nightmare stops.."?
    i2ockbotmon August 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I noticed too that it sounds like "pull the trigger and the nightmare stops."

    What I don't get about this song is that most of it seems to be a rejection song, so what's up with the "listen well, will you marry me" part? One last desperate plea before he realizes it's never gonna work?
    daria7483on August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmaybe trying to save his relationship, sounds possible. Yeah, the vocals sound like other songs. The "hey hey's" from Blood Red Summer, and Three Evils's hook of "pull the trigger and the nightmare stops/listen well, will you marry me and are you well in the suffering"
    Crank_My_Tuneson August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the S0S, except for the line before the first pre chorus. It sounds like "You had your hope to breathing".

    Also, it does seem like a letter Claudio is writing to Newo, or a conversation. However, I think Ambelina is stepping in, because this isn't what he is supposed to do. Newo is mad at Claudio, because of the letter he wrote to her in the light and the glass, telling her he had to leave. "if it hurts you'll be forgiven" is Newo saying, if you are truly sorry for what you did, I'll forgive you.

    Crankmytunes, I don't think Welcome Home is about the story at all. Some of the songs on this album are about Claudio (the singer/writer) and stuff that went on in his life, songs that don't further the story.

    And it is similar to the end of Three Evils.
    wetzillaon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlso, is anyone else as excited for the 120 page graphic novel thats being released with the album? I love the comic's that have been slowly coming out, and a big book that tells the entire story of this album is going to be amazing.
    wetzillaon August 29, 2005   Link

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