We all dine
Then we all die.
The light shines,
Then we all try to stay away.

Like all along,
Our darker days
Are still to come.

It generates your life
It generates your low
It found a way inside
It left a gaping hole
Let us sound the alarm
Let a warning rage
'Fore it's gone
And you leave another body.

The unseen
Is closing fast.
What was clean,
Destroyed by things that never last.

Been bound for dust
Can't tell the life
That's still to come
From all it never was

It generates your life
It generates your low
It found a way inside
It left a gaping hole
Let us sound the alarm
Let a warning rage
'Fore it's gone
And you leave another body.


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    General CommentThis song, like Bump of Chicken - Karma, has very interesting but very beautiful lyrics. I haven't quite found the meaning in either yet, though..
    NightfallGeminion August 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    this song takes rather bleak view of our mortality. The song encourages us to beware that our time may come sooner than you think, that death is not something to look forward to, and all you can do is do the most with what time you have left in this existence.

    "And you leave another body" initially gave me some pause. i don't think this song is about a spirit that hops from body to body, or about reincarnation. Instead, "leave" should be read in the sense of leaving this world (dying) and leaving another body (corpse) behind in your place.

    What is the repeated "It" referring to? "It" is what generates life but also makes you sick, seeps inside, makes a hole, and kills you. What generates life? Water, or time, or ???. What can leave a gaping hole due to its corrosive qualities? water, or time, or ???. Looking at the broader context of the lyrics, I think it is "time" not "water".

    "darker days are still to come" means the narrator doesn't believe that death is followed by a bright, pleasant afterlife, but in a nothing, abyss, nihilism.

    "let us sound the alarm, let a warning rage 'fore its gone" = let's beware that our end may occur at any moment. live to the fullest before you run out of time in this existence and you leave a corpse in your place.



    mliem411on July 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentGiven Reagan's religious views this is more likely about being a good Christian before you die.
    rawrdotraron February 24, 2012   Link

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