"The Autumn Effect" as written by and Lewis/hasek Cosby....
Casting a cool breeze
Supplied by the autumn
Question where it went wrong
Climbing Jacob's ladder
Climbing Jacob's ladder
Kindly could you re-evaluate
Autumn's animated growth

Autumn indicates the death of
Beauty as we know
Autumn indicates the death of
Beauty as we know
Keep on fighting
One died from
Burning at his throat
Autumn swiftly
Stole the breath of body, mind, and soul

Try and come to willingly embrace
Karma's kiss of withering decay
Death feeds, hell breeds
Subside in the autumn

Autumn indicates the death of
Beauty as we know
Autumn indicates the death of
Beauty as we know
Keep on fighting
One died from
Burning at his throat
Autumn swiftly
Stole the breath of body, mind, and-

Silent beauty
No one cares
Silent ending
No one is there


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"The Autumn Effect" as written by Jesse Hasek Brian Vodinh

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    General CommentGreat song, probably the best on the cd...i love the chorus' heavy riffs, so good
    Tw1steron October 02, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationI see this song as sort of the thread that sums up the theme of the album, of course, hence the song title.

    As I have a tendency to interpret a lot of lyrics to be of social commentary, I see this a fairly simple, in a way almost classic, metaphor for humanity. The autumn representing a decay, loss of innocence, loss of beauty, and ultimately a loss of humanity. The rise and fall of empires and societies, as an inevitable cycle of events. The autumn effect is basically the inevitable point of decay everything will at on point reach. Seasons are a very accurate representation of worldly things, a birth, a rise, and fall, and an end.

    The cool breeze is an omen, foreshadowing. We cannot reason how we've lost our way, as it's typical of us to think of ourselves and our intentions as all but impure. Yet, the narration conveys a sense acceptance, rather than denial "willingly embracing Karma's kiss of decay". As the breeding and manifestation of our evil is shrouded and difficult to see, it subsides in the autumn-like landscape of our current state, it has "stolen the breath of our body, mind and soul". We cannot fight or reason with words, the impending and seemingly imminent outcome.
    Ru1neron September 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI have mixed feelings about this song. Worst of all, I can't make sense of any of the lyrics. Maybe a more intelligent person could chime in and decipher this thing for us.
    MrJRKon February 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea entirely what this song means, but i know when he mentions "jacbo's ladder" he is more than like referring to the bible.
    flytyster03on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, I guess i'm the only one who knows what this song is about here. The singer once had a dream that he was in a white area and everywhere he looked scenery appeared. it was all autumn.("kindly could you reevaluate autumns animated growth") He was with his mom, girlfriend and his best friend. They followed a path and and watched leaves fall. When his friend watched, the leaf shot in his throat. then his whole body burnt.("keep on fighting one from burning out his throat") they kept on going. when they got to the end of the path there were four pods to get out of the place and one was broken.(because his friend died).

    "Jacobs ladder" indicates that it is a dream because in the Bible Jacob climbs attempts to climb a ladder to heaven in his dream.

    I got this info from musicstore.connect.com (exclusive track by track interview.)
    Iniquity Symptomon February 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmusicstore.connect.com/album/500/000/000/000/010/542/272/…

    That's a crazy dream.
    IndelibleEntityon March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the music of this song... plus it's 9 minutes long! Really, really good music IMHO.
    BlueFusion6851on May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only person who thinks this guy kinda sounds like Maynard James Keenan from TOOL/A Perfect Circle?
    FetusTrackstaron June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, you aren't. But personally I'd say the differences between the two outweigh the similarities.
    IndelibleEntityon June 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentautumn often represents a changing of life, away from vitality (summer) towards death (winter). Autumn is almost the calm between the two storms within life. the metaphor is used a great deal in poetry.

    the song is about someone fighting the natural course of one's life (towards death).

    inquity already talked about the Jacob's ladder part.
    shnugen17on July 21, 2006   Link

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