"The Death of Us" as written by and David Nygard Mikael Fritz....
I don't think that you're one of us
A coated chrome doesn't rust from the inside out
It's a ways down to ghost town

I don't think that you're serious
That alone could be the death of us
And the way we know, we move slow

I wanna like your way
It's hard for me to tell you wrong
I see it in your eyes
I don't think you could lie for long

Taken like a child
Sold the silver for us all
But you're gone

Mop the ground where the wound was bled
I pray to god that he'll strike you dead
Before I get back
Fear my wrath

The darkest suit but I wear it well
With a smile
On the way to hell with your arms and legs bound
All the way down



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"The Death of Us" as written by Lars Skoglund David Nygard

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    General Commentso beautiful.

    gotta looove it.
    ninaluvsallon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"A coated crumb" = "A coated chrome"

    There are definitely some biblical themes paralleled with loss of faith (In both god and relationships in general)
    straylightrunon December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics of this song are beautifully opaque yet the raw emotions behind them are transparent and fluid. It's almost as if the song alludes to something that is too personal to be described openly or in a barefaced manner.

    My guess is that this song describes a failing (or recently terminated) relationship and the swirling emotions that result from separating. The reference to "chrome" and "rusting from deep within" while maintaining a shiny veneer seem to describe a person who is inauthentic and always dissembling behind some facade to maintain a certain image. The ghost town reference seems to imply that the singer has realized just how vapid this person really is and the "serious" reference may suggest that this questionable person also is insincere or even insouciant . . .

    There also appears to be a hint of disillusionment and self-compromise expressed in the song. "Wanted to like your way. It's hard for me to tell you're wrong," seems to suggest that the singer tried to accommodate, except, and modify his own ways for the other person more than s/he did in return. Over time this sort of dynamic inevitably breeds resentment and even anger. Thus, the singer wants the other person punished, yet does not want to be responsible for the act: "Pray to God. Let him strike you dead. Before I get back--fear my wrath." However, things get more intense, personal, and deliberate: "With a smile, the way to hell with your arms and legs bound. All the way down."

    Essentially, this is a beautifully melodic song about the anger that accompanies the death of some relationships, especially relationships in which you lose objectivity. A song about an emotion that may be self-protective--or even justified--yet always is poignant, overpowering, and potentially destructive.
    sulkowskion December 02, 2010   Link

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