What once did exist now is meaningless
and doesn't it seem funny how soon you did forget (how soon you did forget)
All the words have now lost their weight
But I remember, I remember

Desperation, devastation
All I truly know . . . all that I know
Is isolation, self-damnation
All light that I'd owned
was shed and worthless now

What I knew was wrong, one who lived is gone
Guess it was just an echo when you would sing my song (when you would sing my song)
All the notes you'd forgotten now
You left abandoned, I remember

Desperation, devastation
All I truly know . . . all that I know
Is isolation, self-damnation
All light that I'd owned
was shed and worthless now

I can hate myself more, more than anyone.

Will you join me?

I know you know that this tortures me
Have I've created the suffering?
Show life
Or do you happily cut further in?
To sever words left inside
that binds me

Now all I feel is

Desperation, devastation
All I truly know . . . all that I know
Is isolation, self-damnation
All light that I'd owned
was shed and worthless now

Desperation, devastation
All I truly know . . . all that I know
Is isolation, self-damnation
All light that I'd owned
was shed and was this worthless now?


Lyrics submitted by xShinx

Rabbits Are Roadkill on Route 37 song meanings
Add your thoughts

44 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me the lines:
    "I can hate myself
    More,
    More than anyone"
    Don't suggest that the person being sung about (lets just say him to make it easier) hates himself but emphasises that he has the ability to. That he finds it easier to hate himself then he does to hate other people, but also that his potential for self loathing is so great that it cannot be surpassed by anyone elses feelings towards him.
    Also the bit after that where he's questioning his suffering, is it caused by himself, by his own self loathing and the despair that ensues or has it been helped along by another, someone who encourages it and helps it to grow and consume him.

    Idk, to me it feels like that section is almost seperate to the rest of the song, a little aside with it's own meaning.
    blackwargreymon564on July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcome on, no one heard this song, it´s an unreleased song from Sing the Sorrow, it will be released on a compilation.
    xShinxon October 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey just put it up on the official AFI profile on Myspace.com - I heard for the first time ever last night and I think it's brilliant. I think it'll feature on the next album. Check out afireinside.net/… - it's a teaser to the new revamped site for the next site! =oD

    BTW, I believe the meaning refers to Davey Havok's zodiac sign, the Rabbit. Rabbits cannot be reincarnated according to mythology, and route 37 refers to the divine number 337, which features heavily in Sing the Sorrow material. Route 37 could mean the highway to Heaven. Davey cannot enter Heaven if he dies. =o)
    AsItBeganon October 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, in the interview he actually said route 37 exists...
    but the site is cool, I know :D, can't wait till february
    xShinxon October 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI still think the number 37 has some relation with the repeated 337 numerology in Sing the Sorrow material though =o) It even features on the Clandestine DVD - all the clocks throughout that film are even at the time 3:37. It's quite cool hehe xhXix
    AsItBeganon October 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, some people say Rabbits Are Roadkill On Route 37
    is 3 R's so 337...
    But the lyrics don't make much sense to me, it seems to be about an ex-lover but that's not AFI-like.
    xShinxon October 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere was a theary on AFIs message board some time back about STS being about Daveys relation with the fans, of how many find AFI at a hard time in their lives and abandon them after they recover.
    Rebbal Aceon November 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would like to add a few changes to what i think are the almost correct lyrics. Towards the end of the song it gets sort of hard to understand what Davey is saying but here goes:

    What once did exist now is meaningless
    and doesn't it seem funny how soon you did forget (how soon you did forget)
    All the words have now lost their weight
    But I remember, I remember

    Desperation, devastation
    All I truly know . . . all that I know
    Is isolation, self-damnation
    All light that I'd owned
    was shed and worthless now

    What I knew was wrong, one who lived is gone
    Guess it was just an echo when you would sing my song (when you would sing my song)
    All the notes you'd forgotten now
    You left abandoned, I remember

    Desperation, devastation
    All I truly know . . . all that I know
    Is isolation, self-damnation
    All light that I'd owned
    was shed and worthless now

    I can hate myself more, more than anyone.

    Will you join me?

    I know you know that this tortures me
    Have I've created the suffering?
    Show life
    Or do you happily cut further in?
    To sever words left inside
    that binds me

    Now all I feel is

    Desperation, devastation
    All I truly know . . . all that I know
    Is isolation, self-damnation
    All light that I'd owned
    was shed and worthless now

    Desperation, devastation
    All I truly know . . . all that I know
    Is isolation, self-damnation
    All light that I'd owned
    was shed and was this worthless now?
    Deathofseasonson November 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks

    it should be on the next album
    Ekizzleon December 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its a LIE that i owned..? but i am a total retard with hearing problems..I SWEAR lmao. ahahah. o_o WELL im outie, bye bye friends :)
    i_failed_preschoolon December 11, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain