"Dark that Follows" as written by and Lauzon Clarkson....
There's just so many things you never needed to say
Like I'm your other soul, but you collect them all
Your tears are meaningless, they're written on your face
Just like your empty words, just like the chemical
Just like the disease that stains you lips tonight
You are the disease that's in my life

If its no one's fault, there's just no one to blame
And nothing to say
This time its no one's fault, so there's nothing to save
And no one to hate, but I want to so bad
Believe me

There's just so many ways you never needed to be
Like cuts of empty space that never leaves your side
Now wipe that stupid look off of your face
You're not the finest one
You're not the only one
You're just a disease that stains her lips tonight
You are the disease that's in my life
If its no one's fault there's just no one to blame
And nothing to say
This time its no one's fault so there's nothing to save
But I want to so bad, believe me

We're great in small doses, I pronounce it
You're set aside, loving me
You're so proud of yourself and your disadvantage to me
It's just something you love to say
The greater the dosage, makes me mispronounce it to be
You're dead inside of me (you're dead inside)
You're dead inside of me (you're dead inside)
But when you're alone, and no one knows
It doesn't seem to matter
You're the same inside of me

If its no one's fault there's just no one to blame
And nothing to say
This time its no one's fault so there's nothing to save
And no one to hate if I say, "I want you so bad"
It doesn't matter, don't believe me
You're just the disease that was in my life


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"Dark That Follows" as written by Kevin James Clarkson Joseph Daniel Lauzon

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    General CommentWhen I hear this song I picture the girl of your dreams in your eyes, but there is another guy, and this girl for some reason likes him even though you know that he is not worthy. When he says "You are the disease that's in my life", I believe that he is saying " You are living the life that was ment for me. I deserve to be with her because I love her enough to be faithful." I got the idea that this guy is unfaithful from the lines: "There's just so many things you never needed to say, like I'm your other soul, but you collect them all". Pretty decient song, like most of them on their album.
    MattSmittyon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with what MattSmithy says, my only differing opinion is on the "You are the disease in my life" lyric. I view that as no matter how much he tries to get away, he always ends up coming back, no matter how hopeless it is. She is his disease, and he can't get rid of her.

    This song in the perfect description of my life. I've met the perfect girl and have been everything she's ever wanted and more, but she is dating some loser who is no way near worthy and came into the picture only a month ago. Hopefully she'll smarten up.
    Dantoineon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMattSmitty - right on. I'm thinking the same thing.

    Dantoine - same position... how's that going btw? The girl I'm going for is head over heels for this guy who is using her, and has told her. He's totally into drugs and she's starting to venture down that bath full of questions, "What are drugs like?" "Maybe I'll try them..." and the first line of this song "There's just so many things you never needed to say..." just caught my mind and made me come here and read the lyrics. And I am glad I found MattSmitty's meaning... it seemed to match word for word which sent chills down my spine.

    Great song, even better lyrics!
    selfmadewinteron January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlyric corrections : first verse "but you collect them all" should be "but you can love them all"
    2nd verse : 'like cuts of empty space' should be 'like i'm some empty space'


    I think there is a whole different spin on this song. I think that he's singing to his love, who is an alcoholic, and relates her disease and obsession with alcohol to his (disease to her) and his obsession with her.

    "there's just so many things you never needed to say, like i'm you're other soul, but you can love them all" is him saying, that she said he was his other soul, but at the same time he feels that she loves alcohol just as much.
    After he says "your tears are meaningless, they're written on your face", which to me means the tears are meaningless because they're fake, and false, hence "written on your face", like an alcoholic swearing to stop drinking over and over. Then it comes, "just like the chemical, just like the disease that stains your lips tonight" that to me is clear that he's talking about her drinking habits, then says "you are the disease that's in my life", as if calling her the disease known as alcoholism.
    The chorus, "if it's no one's fault then there's no one to blame and nothing to say", it's like using alcohol as an excuse, it's not your/my fault, it's the disease. "it's not one's fault so there's nothing to save, and no one to hate, but i want to so bad, believe me" the 'i want to so bad' is reffering to 'nothing to save', he wants to save himself from her, like an alcoholic from their disease, but there's nothing he can do. Not even hate her, not even the disease - 'no one to hate'.
    Then second verse. he starts talking to her, when under the influence, he's just an empty space. the stupid look off of your face refers to drunken expressions. then next two lines "you're not the finest one, you're not the only one" he's singing to the disease itself, following it by "you're just the disease ~ that stains her lips tonight", "you are the disease that's in my life" he's saying the disease in her life is the disease in his life, poisoning their relationship.
    I'd like to re-iterate about the chorus, "but i want to so bad, believe me" after "if it's no ones fault theres just nothing to save, and no one to hate" is him saying he can't blame her, he can't save her, and he can't hate anyone at all for it so he's trapped.

    I think the next group of words is really what brings it home. He speaks as though he is the alcohol itself. "we're great in small doces, i pronounce it" - he's saying that when she only has small doses of alcohol she's fine, and they as a couple are fine. "you're satisfied loving me" she is satisfied as long as alcohol is in her life, almost as a underlying message he is displaying his jealousy of it on a certain level. "you're so proud of yourself, and your disadvantage to me" "it's just something you love to say" again, speaking as alcohol itself, he's saying she's proud when she's drunk, that she gloats about how hard she parties, and that she loves to blame it on the disease, alcoholism.

    "the greater the dosage, makes me mispronounce it to be" "YOU'RE DEAD INSIDE OF ME!!" this is a strong line, where he is now talking directly to her. he is saying the more she consumes, the more contempt he has, and in those moments he's ready to give up on her completely and finally move on.

    Then another absolutely amazing line from evans blue, "but when you're alone, and no one knows, it doesn't seem to matter!!" he's saying, that when she's drunk by herself and 'no one knows' meaning she's not at a party or around people (guys) that it doesn't bother him hardly at all, it's when she's drunk with other company that kills him.

    Then Evans Blue pulls it all together and explains what about their relationship keeps him with her through all the pain and hardships "you're the same inside of me", he is telling her, what alcoholism and alcohol is to you, you are to me. So even though she knows drinking is wrong and that drinking makes you sick and feel bad and needs to be given up, she still drinks without control. And to him, even though he knows being with her is wrong and he needs to give it up, and that he feels bad and sick and angry about it, He Still Loves Her Without Control. That is such an amazing parallel they drew.

    The last chorus he starts singing as though they've both accepted their diseases, her to alcohol and him to her, and the last part "if i say i want you so bad, it doesn't matter, don't believe me, you're just the disease that was in my LIIIIIIFE" this to me is saying that he finally broke up with her, which in turn caused her to quit drinking. The words "if i say i want you so bad" shows that even though she's tried to stop drinking, she still wants the alcohol so bad, and even though he has given her up, he still wants her so bad, and the song ends with them both in denile.

    This is my first post on SongMeanings, sorry it was so lengthy i just really wanted to analyze this song, i've been listening to it for a year and reading over the lyrics constantly and it wasn't until yesterday that all these things started standing out to me so strongly, someone please give me some input on my interpretation, tell me what you think.
    The_Stegon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSorry for the double post!!!! i just had to fix some things from my first one, disregard it and read this one!!



    lyric corrections : first verse "but you collect them all" should be "but you can love them all"
    2nd verse : 'like cuts of empty space' should be 'like i'm some empty space'


    I think there is a whole different spin on this song. I think that he's singing to his love, who is an alcoholic, and relates her disease and obsession with alcohol to his (disease to her) and his obsession with her.

    "there's just so many things you never needed to say, like i'm you're other soul, but you can love them all" is him saying, that she said he was his other soul, but at the same time he feels that she loves alcohol just as much.
    After he says "your tears are meaningless, they're written on your face", which to me means the tears are meaningless because they're fake, and false, hence "written on your face", like an alcoholic swearing to stop drinking over and over. Then it comes, "just like the chemical, just like the disease that stains your lips tonight" that to me is clear that he's talking about her drinking habits, then says "you are the disease that's in my life", saying that as alcohol is her disease, she is his, neither of them can give up what they love.

    The chorus, "if it's no one's fault then there's no one to blame and nothing to say", it's like using alcohol as an excuse, it's not your/my fault, it's the disease. "it's not one's fault so there's nothing to save, and no one to hate, but i want to so bad, believe me" the 'i want to so bad' is reffering to 'nothing to save', he wants to save himself from her, like an alcoholic from their disease, but there's nothing he can do. Not even hate her, not even the disease - 'no one to hate'.
    Then second verse. he starts talking to her, when under the influence, he's just an empty space. the stupid look off of your face refers to drunken expressions. then next two lines "you're not the finest one, you're not the only one" he's singing to the disease itself, following it by "you're just the disease ~ that stains her lips tonight", "you are the disease that's in my life" he's saying the disease in her life is the disease in his life, poisoning their relationship.
    I'd like to re-iterate about the chorus, "but i want to so bad, believe me" after "if it's no ones fault theres just nothing to save, and no one to hate" is him saying he can't blame her, he can't save her, and he can't hate anyone at all for it so he's trapped.

    I think the next group of words is really what brings it home. He speaks as though he is the alcohol itself. "we're great in small doces, i pronounce it" - he's saying that when she only has small doses of alcohol she's fine, and they as a couple are fine. "you're satisfied loving me" she is satisfied as long as alcohol is in her life, almost as a underlying message he is displaying his jealousy of it on a certain level. "you're so proud of yourself, and your disadvantage to me" "it's just something you love to say" again, speaking as alcohol itself, he's saying she's proud when she's drunk, that she gloats about how hard she parties, and that she loves to blame it on the disease, alcoholism.

    "the greater the dosage, makes me mispronounce it to be" "YOU'RE DEAD INSIDE OF ME!!" this is a strong line, where he is now talking directly to her. he is saying the more she consumes, the more contempt he has, and in those moments he's ready to give up on her completely and finally move on.

    Then another absolutely amazing line from evans blue, "but when you're alone, and no one knows, it doesn't seem to matter!!" he's saying, that when she's drunk by herself and 'no one knows' meaning she's not at a party or around people (guys) that it doesn't bother him hardly at all, it's when she's drunk with other company that kills him.

    Then Evans Blue pulls it all together and explains what about their relationship keeps him with her through all the pain and hardships "you're the same inside of me", he is telling her, what alcoholism and alcohol is to you, you are to me. So even though she knows drinking is wrong and that drinking makes you sick and feel bad and needs to be given up, she still drinks without control. And to him, even though he knows being with her is wrong and he needs to give it up, and that he feels bad and sick and angry about it, He Still Loves Her Without Control. That is such an amazing parallel they drew.

    The last chorus he starts singing as though they've both accepted their diseases, her to alcohol and him to her, and the last part "if i say i want you so bad, it doesn't matter, don't believe me, you're just the disease that was in my LIIIIIIFE" this to me is saying that he finally broke up with her, which in turn caused her to quit drinking. The words "if i say i want you so bad" shows that even though she's tried to stop drinking, she still wants the alcohol so bad, and even though he has given her up, he still wants her so bad, and the song ends with them both in denile.

    This is my first post on SongMeanings, sorry it was so lengthy i just really wanted to analyze this song, i've been listening to it for a year and reading over the lyrics constantly and it wasn't until yesterday that all these things started standing out to me so strongly, someone please give me some input on my interpretation, tell me what you think.
    The_Stegon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyou can also take the song as him having a metal problem like Schizophrenia. He could be talking to the other side of him that comes out and takes anger out on people unlike someone calm like he would.
    kenny316on August 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think we must agree to disagree

    i would think that the 'dark that follows' itself would refer to the man who takes your place in the woman of your dreams' life.

    do you see what i mean? her new lover is the 'dark that follows' the 'eclipse' of your hearts, to put a spin on Matisyn's own words in the 'Unplugged Melody.'

    "you are just the disease that stains her lips tonight."
    The new man is the 'disease.' He doesn't deserve her but she's been infected by him. The narrator watches helplessly from the sidelines.

    thoughts?
    thewakebehindyouon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthewakebehindyou, that is what i think to. like he is trying so hard to love her but she wanted someone else. and he was put on the sideline and though she means the world to him he knows she don't care for him. and he could be talking to the woman at the end
    kenny316on August 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmaybe ill get a chance to ask them what this song means in person(that would be too cool(im seeing their show this coming friday).But heres my interpretation...the first line is definately-"theres just so many things you never needed to say,like im your other soul,but you cant love them all"....and then further in the song.."like im some empty space that never leaves your side"...sounds to me like they are together,but she treats him like hes extra baggage...maybe even more so around her friends.The song seems to me to be about the erosion of a relationship...maybe its him that finds someone else.."youre not the finest one,youre not the only one"....but shes always on his mind..."youre just the disease that stains HER lips tonite"...like he cant forget forget her,even when hes with the new woman."youre so proud of yourself,and your disadvantage to me"...theres so many layers to this song...she likes playing the victim.So he knows he should leave...but cant,still loves her so they keep trying,but near the end they are "great in small doses"....so he finally gives up "youre dead inside of me"....but even so...he still will want her forever "youre just the disease that was in my life"...sorry if that jumped around and was rambly!Anyways...one of my absolute favorite songs...no matter the true meaning...thats what makes some songs so awesome...that they are open to interprtation....but it would definately be on the playlist if I was to ever send an ex girlfriend a mix cd!lol
    nate7032on November 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThese are the correct lyrics to the song:

    There's just so many things you never needed to say.
    Like I'm your other soul, but you can love them all
    Your tears are meaningless, they're written on your face.
    Just like your empty words, just like the chemical.
    Just like the disease that stains your lips tonight.
    You are the disease that's in my life.

    If it's no ones fault,
    There's just no one to blame and nothing to say.
    This time it's no ones fault.
    So there's nothing to save and no one to hate.
    But I want to so bad.
    Believe me.

    There's just so many ways you never needed to be.
    Like I'm some empty space that never leaves your side.
    Now wipe that stupid look off of your face.
    You're not the finest one, you're not the only one.
    You're just a disease that stains her lips tonight.
    You are the disease that's in my life.

    If it's no ones fault,
    There's just no one to blame and nothing to say.
    This time it's no ones fault.
    So there's nothing to save and no one to hate.
    But I want to so bad.
    Believe me.

    We're great in small doses
    I pronounce it.
    You're satisfied loving me.
    You're so proud of yourself and your disadvantage to me.
    It's just something you love to say (and hear that you're uncommon).
    The greater the dosage makes me mispronounce it to be.
    You're dead inside of me.
    You're dead inside of me.
    But when you're alone.
    And no one knows.
    It doesn't seem to matter.
    You're the same inside of me.

    If it's no ones fault,
    There's just no one to blame and nothing to say.
    This time it's no ones fault.
    So there's nothing to save and no one to hate.
    If I say I want you so bad.
    It doesn't matter.
    Don't believe me.
    You're just the disease that was in my life
    miakauisanon December 21, 2007   Link

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