In denial of the thought that our feelings dissolve. Your words were always chosen wisely, disguising all intent. Amidst the poetry, I thought I heard you say, “Let’s make a deal, a diamond for disease…”
Then the promise of never was as embracing as the act of strangulation. The idea of forever became the grandest humiliation.

I keep remembering your words, spoken in the guise of an oath, the promise of never. Now never is all I ever receive, never, and the knowledge of your disease. Those two words spoken loudly, I do, the promise of never. Yet still I come, like a moth to a flame in assurance of pain. Still you come; a breathing death wish, with daggers drawn.
Always denying the idea that the mystery’s resolved.
Examined closely, understanding all intent. Amidst our screaming, I know I heard you say. “Let’s make a deal, A diamond for disease…”
If that’s you idea of forever, I would gladly take your strangulation. Your idea of forever is the grandest humiliation. Your matrimony was silenced. All vows forgotten and the burden placed on me to aid you from the marriage bed. That’s when the promise of never became as embracing as strangulation. Your idea of forever, the grandest humiliation. Yet I never knew how loosely you used the word friend. In time I learned. This I cannot forgive, but only you know the truth. Your secrets, they follow, and shadows always show the path to the fallen, the liars wielding daggers. Take your skin away, wield the liar’s dagger.
Because along this path are fragile whispers guiding me with guilt. And though they scream the faintest lies, they lead me to the knowledge that your words were chosen wisely, disguised was all intent. Within the deceit, I know I heard you say…

For now, for forever, from the start, this was the deal. “A Diamond for Disease…”


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    General CommentThis song (And the A "A Diamond for Disease" EP) is not trying to say "Marriage is a sham".

    This is a concept EP consisting of 3 parts, the first track, the 2nd being an Alice Cooper cover that happens to fit the theme but doesnt really progress the story and the 3rd track being the conclusion

    In this particular track, the subject is looking back on proposing the woman he loved, after learning of her terminal disease (hence a diamond for disease, the "Diamond" in question being the engagement and wedding rings.

    The subject realises his marriage can deliver nothing, and he will only lose the woman he loves, and so begins the resent her. He feels extremely humilated ("Grandest humilation") by admitting his love to a woman who knew of her illness ("Only you know the truth") and still accepted to marry him, knowing it would only end shortly in her death to the terminal illness.

    His humilation is further compounded because he came "like a moth to flame" and didnt learn the truth before asking her to marry him ("I never knew")

    He begins to feel that that his feelings have been suffocated by this woman (the "Act of strangulation") and his resentment grows, and he focuses on the "Promise of never", realising that in time she will die and leave him alone. He despises her for her "deceit". His hatred is expressed strongly throughout the song,

    I have tried to look at this as perhaps his resentment that he will lose the woman he loves, but his continued focus on his own pain and humilation, along with the way he talks of hatred of the woman suggest that all semblance of love was destroyed when he learned of her illness, and he no longer feels any compassion for her, only hatred for not being honest with him, and humilating him in the process.

    The finale is played out in "The Promise of Never", track 3 from the "A Diamond for disease" EP
    Esp Griffynon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpoint blank: marriage is a sham
    kijimaon November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThough I think Esp may have hit the nail on the head, this song has a different meaning to me. There is a very high prevalence of a mental illness called Borderline Personality Disorder which falls under the cluster B types in the DSM. This mental illness affects women more so than men. These women are generally very beautiful but have a dark past and find victims to latch onto and basically worship them. Men in these situations feel like they have found their soulmate and often marry these women within a few months of meeting them. However, these women are severely mentally ill and generally turn on you once married, often abandoning long term relationships or marriages, even if children are involved. They have the mental intelligence of a 4 year old. Just search "BPD" and read about it. Scary stuff.


    "In denial of the thought that our feelings dissolve." Borderline women quickly lose interest once they have you hooked


    "Your words were always chosen wisely, disguising all intent" they are chameleons and pathological liars.

    "Then the promise of never was as embracing as the act of strangulation. The idea of forever became the grandest humiliation." - They usually humiliate their victims because they cheat often and act very childish.

    "Yet still I come, like a moth to a flame in assurance of pain. Still you come; a breathing death wish, with daggers drawn." - Men in these situations are so confused about what happened to the person they married and try so desperately to "fix" things between them and usually to no avail. The women with BPD lack empathy and do not care about your feelings.


    "Amidst our screaming, I know I heard you say. Let's make a deal, A diamond for disease" - BPD women start arguments CONSTANTLY over trivial things and they NEVER apologize. They do something called raging in which they yell and become physically violent. Screaming seems to be independent of a physical illness in my opinion and points more toward a mental one.

    "All vows forgotten and the burden placed on me to aid you from the marriage bed." - Vows forgotten would mean through sickness and health, if he was aiding her, he is upholding the vows. However, mentally ill women cheat so much that vows literally mean nothing to them.

    "Yet I never knew how loosely you used the word friend. In time I learned. This I cannot forgive, but only you know the truth. Your secrets, they follow, and shadows always show the path to the fallen, the liars wielding daggers. Take your skin away, wield the liar�s dagger." - These women pretend to be your soulmate when in reality, they are using you like an object. These women lie all the time about past relationships through something called a "smear campaign" and always talk badly about those they have discared. Hence, "always show the path to the fallen" and the use of "secrets" meaning MULTIPLE lies not just one about physical illness. This to me still points toward a mental illness.

    Just my 2 cents.
    Villamon February 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentEdit: I'm sorry, an EMOTIONAL intelligence of a 4 year old.
    Villamon February 16, 2011   Link

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