He had a plan to kill you all along,
The evidence was hidden in this song,
I was a ghost,
I was there at the scene,
As the embers rise, my hands,
Smelled like gasoline,

So, the headlights murdered my thoughts,
I curse this taste that's on my tongue,
This taste will last until I rip it out,
No, I won't need these gloves,
Her bones are withered away, but your ghost will remain.

You're the only one that wore your seatbelt,
We're the only ones that cried,
Catastrophic accidents,
You're the only one that died.

[Chorus:]
So keep my casket closed,
Your heart beats under the floor,
It haunts me in my dreams,
But nothing's as it seems,

Hallelujah,
So just believe in me,
Never let you down,
Drive all the way,

You're the only one that wore your seatbelt,
We're the only ones that cried,
Catastrophic accidents,
You're the only one that died.

[Chorus]

Tried so hard,
To heal the scars and touch her heart.
I was to blame,
For the reasons and the absense of my faith.
[x2]

You say that there's no
(I never thought, I would never expect for this to turn out this way.)
Answers and I,
(Down below, lies your bones, they're cold and withered away)
You say that there's no answers and I,
(I never thought, I would never expect for this to turn out this way, down below)

I was a ghost.

What did you expect?
(It was never enough, it was never enough, it was never enough, now was it?)
[x3]

Down below,
Lies your bones,
I'm dancing with your ghost,
I hope and pray that someday,

[Chorus][x2]

I was a ghost.
(But nothing's as it seems)


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Chariot of Fire song meanings
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    My InterpretationI think that he's trying to confess something in this song, like he had something to do with the downfall of "her." He refers to himself as being a "ghost at the scene" which implies that he knew "he" was going to try and bring her down. When he says "I was there at the scene" kinda says that he was there when it happened, and that his hands "smelled like gasoline" implies that he feels like it was his fault, like he figuratively started the fire that led to her downfall. He says that the "headlights murdered my thoughts," suggesting that he saw it happen, but was frozen and couldn't do anything, kind of like a deer in the headlights. The "ghost that remains" is his guilt of feeling that it was his fault. The pre-chorus, I believe, is suggsting that she was innocent and didn't deserve whatever happened to her. In the chorus, he is really just expressing the guilt that is tearing him apart. He wants his "casket closed" so that no one has to look at him, and "your heart beats under the floor" is most likely a reference to Edgar Allan Poes' poem "The Tell-Tale Heart" in which the narrator kills an old man and buries him under the floors of his house. He narrator, in his mind, hears the beating of the old man's heart and it serves as a constant reminder of what he had done, until he confessed to it. When he says "nothing's as it seems" he is recognizing the fact that his guilt is just an imagination. The verse that begins "hallelujah", is kind of a resolution to undo what he has done. When he says "tried so hard to heal the scars..."etc, he is explaining that he tried apologizing to her for what he had done,which was nothing really, but it came out sounding like he had purposefully done everything that happened to her, so she did not forgive him. The stanza beginning with "you say there's no..", explains how harsh she was in rejecting his apology. In the following stanza, beginning with "what did you expect...", he kind of rethinks their friendship and how much it really means to him. He rethinks if it was really worth it to feel so guilty and to try to make it up to her. The stanza "down below.." he comes to terms with the fact that he won't get her back and that the only thing he has left is her "ghost" which is the remenants of his guilt and their past relationship.
    brightEYESshiningon March 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo comments? Come on this band sounds slick.
    ShaneReidon May 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShane, they definately are, its just that most people have no idea who they are. The just released their first EP on May 23, and soon will be starting a big tour. I know SM isnt for praising live shows, but these guys definately rock the house live...
    J-Nutton May 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese guys just own my face. end of story.
    Aphonicon May 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYha They own my soul! This band fucking rocks and there brand new! Plus getting signed to an indie record is awesome! I have a feeling this songs about two people driving and one person died and the other feels really guilty about it! I could be completely wrong though!
    *_StEfFiE_*on July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOn the new full length cd this song is called 'When I Go Out, I Want To Go Out On A Chariot Of Fire" the album is called "Dying is your latest fashion"
    the_austin_77on July 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love them, I just hope they don't get big, I don't want anything to happen to their sound. I love it as it is.
    Aphonicon August 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song. this band is freaking awesome.
    phwar26xon November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow actually this song is called When I Go Out, I Want To Go Out On A Chariot Of Fire and half of the lyrics you wrote are wrong but this band is great and not very heard of.
    megan_etfon February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUnforutnately they will probably blow up soon, they are hitting warped tour already. then all the scene kids will proably shun them and lump them in with other "emo" bands like aiden and my chem.


    regardless, i love this band/song! this is probably my favorite lyrically, just bc the story is rather ironic.
    dvision ston April 11, 2007   Link

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