Forced myself to sleep last night
Woke up to all white
Saw all the tears and cries
Screamed out with no reply
Nirvana dreams were never right
When crossing to the other side
It's too late to take this back
This accidental exit

Now what's in store for a
Soul with premature
Wings that will never soar
For what they're made for

Why we wingless angels fall
We'll die if our wings don't grow at all
(so tell me)
Why we wingless angels fall
We'll die if our wings don't grow at all

Life is always strange
Signs lie wondering
Mental sodomy
This can't be happening

(so tell me)
Why we wingless angels fall
We'll die if our wings don't grow at all
Why we wingless angels fall
We'll die if our wings don't grow at all


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    General CommentThis is the best ballad that 10 Years has. It's off the album "Killing All That Holds You". Great song. Definately one of my favorites ever.

    To me, it represents death from the point of view of the dying. He sees the sadness and tears and realizes what has happened. It's nothing like what he had dreamed, but there is no way to go back. He feels that he was not supposed to go. He died too soon. Heaven and his "angel's wings" wings were not ready for him. Will he fall? What will happen? What happens when a young person dies, someone that wasn't meant to die so young?

    Very deep, I think. Sad too.
    IndelibleEntityon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!!! so sad
    mercy666on August 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great, just great
    [Service to busy]on September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI see what IndelibleEntity was talking about. Good interpretation.
    NoReMaCon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always got it as the song was about suicide. Seems he was living a depressing life as he forced himself to sleep. I don't know how many people have depression but it's very hard to sleep. But I felt when he said that he meant taking his life and the part of

    "Nirvana dreams were never right
    When crossing to the other side
    It's too late to take this back
    This accidental exit"

    accidental death reminds me of suicide. Now that he has passed he doesn't want that but it's too late. And if you ever read the Bible it says if you take your life you will not get your wings in Heaven. So that's my theory on this song.
    Atreyu713on October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always had an idea that Silhouette of a life and All White went together some how, Silhouette of a Life to me is someone realizing they made a mistake by killing themselves while dieing, All White being about after the person is dead, from that persons viewpoint.
    [Service to busy]on November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about regretting an attempted suicide as life slowly ends.
    xx open seasonon February 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat doeas he mean by "mental sodomy"?
    paperwingsboyon March 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about suicide. So many people I think commit suicide because they're lost in the tragic darkness of the moment. They may not necisarily think about it. I think someone, maybe for a cry for help, commited suicide and saw what it did to those he loved and wanted to go back but couldn't. I don't think deep down he wanted to die but he mistook his own mind and "accidently" left the world.

    I think the wings could mean the Bible thing. Also I think wings as in life. Learning to fly and live life and take what it gives you. I think this person never discovered that they had wings to fly or never got the chance to grow any wings and make this world what it could be. I think he is speaking to all those who feel they have no place in this life, who if they don't discover their place will die. Wings=life/place in life and dieing if our wings don't grow at all=never finding your place and not being able to take it.

    Life is always strange
    Signs lie wondering
    Mental sodomy
    This can't be happening

    I think this is leading up to what happened. Another definition of sodomay is an annoyance. I think that he was depressed, there was so much going on in his head. So much bothering him it drove him crazy. mental sodomay. He couldn't believe all this could happen to him and he felt he couldn't take it anymore


    He just wanted answers I think. "So tell me why" I think he is almost talking to God. Asking why him, why that life? Asking why he was never given wings to fly. I've always thought that going to hell for suicide was wrong and I've always had mixed feelings. In one aspect, yeah, your destroying something that's not yours and your being selfish to everyone you love. On the other hand, I've been there where it seems there is nothing. There is so much pain you just can't take it anymore and it controls your thoughts. If our thoughts aren't our own I don't know if it's necisarily right for us to pay.

    anyways, that's my translation, lol.
    tessamaeywon November 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentso... even though i can tell nobody's really posted on this one in a while, so those who posted before me may not read this. i can see how people would think this was suicide... at first glance, it certainly seems so... but how i read it was as an accidental drug overdose... "forced myself to sleep last night" was the first key in that, downers to deal with shit... also the words "accidental exit"... maybe it is referring to regretting a suicide attempt as you die, but that's still not an accident, drug overdoses can be.

    and no i don't think every song is about drugs. this just seems to fit.
    believe25on April 29, 2009   Link

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