"These Fevered Times" as written by Paul Burnette, John Henry, Kristopher Norris, Ryan Parrish and Michael Schleibaum....
my heart's been racing with my mind to the finish
line of these fevered times struck down again this
turbulence has overcome tranquility pounding
the walls inside these thoughts i can't control
and shooting through my veins these hightened
senses overwhelming confusion replaces clarity a
neurotic rearrangement you know the feeling when
down feels up to it's old tricks again so misleading
when it hits like a ton of bricks to the chest out
of breath on the bathroom floor and i'll make
light of this night and night of this day it's what
i tell myseld to sleep when i dream myself awake


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"These Fevered Times" as written by Kristopher Norris John Henry

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    General Commentno ones commented? what the fuck? this is my favorite darkest hour song...I think that John Henry(bad ass name) is talking about anxiety and maybe panic attacks like "when it hits like a ton of bricks to the chest out of breath on the bathroom floor" thats exactly what it feels like to have anxiety and panic attacks.
    lovesongs666on December 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think they might mean basically going crazy and thinking really fucked up things, evident in lines such as:
    "My heart's been racing with my mind to the finish line of these fevered times"
    "Confusion replaces clarity, a neurotic rearrangement
    You know the feeling when down feels u"
    Etc
    "These thoughts I can't control and shooting through my veins these heightened senses overwhelming"
    imprisonedthoughton January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about cocain abuse. He is using it as a means to relieve himself of depression, but he knows he is going to come down soon so in a sense, he is kind of charishing the moment.
    Oathon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthere is no damned way this song is about coke. you're on coke. song's about anxiety and overcoming it, like some of his other songs.

    anyway, John Henry is brilliant with his couplets:
    i'll make light of this night, and night of this day, it's what i tell myself to sleep, when i dream myself awake.

    seriously, they don't come any better than that. i like that damned near enough to get it tattooed on myself.
    paulroachhairon May 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti take from it a song about human addiction and how many in our culture who suffer from it feel.
    xwigginxon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhoops wrong song lol.
    yeah this one is anxiety and depression explained o so perfectly.
    xwigginxon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthose lines "I'll make light of this night of this day
    It's what I tell myself to sleep when I dream myself awake" love them they are brilliant...i think this song is about anxiety and overcoming it aswell...
    darkkidon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"when it hits like a ton of bricks to the chest
    out of breath on the bathroom floor
    and I’ll make light of this night and night of this day
    it’s what I tell myself to sleep when I dream myself awake"

    goddamn! talk about giving me the chills!
    Anticson February 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this line is so clever:
    You know the feeling when down feels up to its old tricks again? It's so misleading.
    This song is overall just, HEAVY. Those lyrics, that's heavy. That's what I love about John Henry's lyrics, he knows how to put intensity and heart into everything, so much so that I can hardly handle it sometimes.
    BeatOnTheBraton April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentProbably not John Henry's intention, but the section

    "I'll make light of this night and night of this day//It's what I tell myself to sleep when I dream myself awake"

    took on personal significance to me. In the past 2 years I started having night-time hallucinations due to REM disturbances pretty regularly. I literally "dream myself awake," and I sit there all night thinking about the "turbulence" of the waking nightmares. The whole experience is rather disturbing, so I "make light" of it and have to sleep in the next day.

    In other words, John Henry is my prophet.
    sou_kaon December 25, 2008   Link

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