There was a time when stillness meant nothing to me.
Once, silence meant lack of sound; Fall came once a year.
I danced, redcheeked, each year's first snow,
tongue out to taste each flake's welcome sting.
I laughed, distinct from nature's cycles,
A scrap of wonder, floating in a torrent of sorrow I couldn't grasp.
That laugh, mouth open, sums up my past.
I craved fulfillment, too shallow to know
I could never be fully filled again.

Here we are and it's open. I lay her down in the glow (half of creation's
destruction). Replaced the moon and the stars with candles. Black and Grey
is to drown, when yesterday
Fades (through broken glass). Hate (what I've become).
Enclosed, please find Silence.
Fade (through broken glass). Hate (what I've become).
Enclosed please find Silence,
Everything's shallow, we're chasing ourselves beneath a stone,
I am covered in make-up that won't wash away beneath a stone.
We are joy. I was just a boy. Goodnight.
Beauty scar, powdered make-up, melting eyes, smile of bone. I replaced the
moon and the stars with candles. We are all the same when everything
Fades (through broken glass). Hate (what I've become).
Enclosed, please find Silence.
Fade (through broken glass). Hate (what I've become).
Enclosed please find Silence,
Everythingüs shallow, we're chasing ourselves beneath a stone,
I am covered in make-up that won't wash away beneath a stone.
We are joy, so take my hand.
Sing inside the shadows she surrounds the love I hid. The beating of a god
that won't let go. I know, Black and Grey is to drown in yesterday.
We are joy, so take my hand.



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Lady Madeline In Her Coffin song meanings
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    General CommentSomething about this band I don't like, but they're pretty cool. I like this song the most, especially the beginning.

    What I think it is about, is a young carefree girl who never thought she would die. Well, she was young, little kinds don't generally think about that. And the rest of the song is probably about someone close to her, family or otherwise, mourning over her death. They lay her in her coffin and basically he's just mourning. It's a beautiful sad song.
    xxpsilocybinon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhats not to like? this is the coolest blend of music styles ive heard in a loooong time. theyve got 3 part harmonies, a GIRL for once, violins, and just crazy energized music!
    1-Armed_Scissoron February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure about I Am Ghost...I love them, but at the same time I just get this nagging undertone feeling.

    And I agree, I'm really glad that they have Kerith.
    guitaresson March 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnother aweome song, whats the meaning though? lol
    dude8001on July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is about a girl turned into a vampire, it's so obvious to me now and to think I almost didn't see it, you can tell by her talking of her lament and niavety at being turned into one at the start then there are other lines such as-
    "Covered in make up that wont wash away, beneath the stone" - vampires lay under headstones and don't change once made
    "Half of creations destruction" - life through death
    Even the title "Lady Madeline In Her Coffin" I mean what does that suggest to you?
    There it is in a nutshell.
    Queen Of Spadeson December 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like I Am Ghost... but there just seems to be too much reference to vampires in their music. Vampires are cool... they do make decent subject for an intimate song... but I think the group touch on the subject too often. The have amazing music & lyrical talent... but I would hate to think that they have run out of content so early in their music career.

    However, I applaud their creativity and effort to make unique music and for some this is what makes them prevail as a listenable new band... I just look forward to their future!
    FlashThoughtson March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI would agree with the "girl who didn't think she'd become a vampire" idea if a few of the lyrics didn't say, "I was just a boy."
    ..
    xAs_She_CRIESxon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song's not exactly about the girl.
    It's mostly about the boy.
    He might have killed a girl very close to him after he was turned.
    Or maybe they died together.
    I can't explain it.
    But I understand it so very well.
    xAs_She_CRIESxon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably a stretch, but edgar allen poe wrote a short story, "the fall of the house of usher", and in it a man unintentionally buries his twin sister, whose named is Lady Madeline, alive. but other than the name of the character and the references to the grave, i don't see many connections.

    the song, to me, sounds like a boy mourning a girl he was very close to. she died, not in the sense that she is passed away or got killed, but in that something changed her and now she's not the same person to him anymore.

    the reason why i agree with the vampire idea is because at the beginning, the girl is looking back upon her life as a human and reflecting upon how innocent and naive she used to be.

    and then there's the line "The beating of a god
    that won't let go" which implies that she can't die, even if she wanted to.

    because of the contant reference to "we" as in
    "we are all the same when everything
    Fades" or "we're chasing ourselves beneath a stone," the boy is a vampire too.

    after considering all this, and noting the song's bitter tone this is what i think happened... the boy turned into a vampire. but he didn't want to be immortal all alone, so he sought out a girl that was special to him when he was human and turns her into a vampire too.

    but being immortal still wasn't great. everything was "shallow." and in the process of becoming a vampire, the girl lost her innocence. the boy hates himself for what he has done, for what he can't fix.

    but they're immortal. they can't die. they only thing they can do is to continue to exist and to try to make the best of eternity, hence the line "we are joy, so take my hand."

    blaargh. over-analysis. :]
    thelivingfreakon December 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably a stretch, but edgar allen poe wrote a short story, "the fall of the house of usher", and in it a man unintentionally buries his twin sister, whose named is Lady Madeline, alive. but other than the name of the character and the references to the grave, i don't see many connections.

    the song, to me, sounds like a boy mourning a girl he was very close to. she died, not in the sense that she is passed away or got killed, but in that something changed her and now she's not the same person to him anymore.

    the reason why i agree with the vampire idea is because at the beginning, the girl is looking back upon her life as a human and reflecting upon how innocent and naive she used to be.

    and then there's the line "The beating of a god
    that won't let go" which implies that she can't die, even if she wanted to.

    because of the contant reference to "we" as in
    "we are all the same when everything
    Fades" or "we're chasing ourselves beneath a stone," the boy is a vampire too.

    after considering all this, and noting the song's bitter tone this is what i think happened... the boy turned into a vampire. but he didn't want to be immortal all alone, so he sought out a girl that was special to him when he was human and turns her into a vampire too.

    but being immortal still wasn't great. everything was "shallow." and in the process of becoming a vampire, the girl lost her innocence. the boy hates himself for what he has done, for what he can't fix.

    but they're immortal. they can't die. they only thing they can do is to continue to exist and to try to make the best of eternity, hence the line "we are joy, so take my hand."

    blaargh. over-analysis. :]
    thelivingfreakon December 09, 2007   Link

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