Walked into our world and made horrible sounds
I can still hear them today
Strangely, they seem beautiful now
Though they outlast my love

Still each time I always meant
Every word, every one
Though in time they finally bent
Every word, every one, every word

"I will wait for you," she said, "endlessly"
"I will wait for you." So spoke misery

I returned to you but found
My empty home
The radio told me to stay
(As it burned down)
I sang alone
You will outlast, my love

Still each time I always meant
Every word, every one
Though in time they finally bent
Every word, every one, every word

"I will wait for you," she said, "endlessly"
"I will wait for you." So spoke misery


I have been waiting for you
Biting as you taught me to
I have come to relieve you
Of life and love

I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait
I will wait

"I will wait for you," she said, "endlessly"
"I will wait for you." So spoke misery

"I will wait for you endlessly"
"I will wait for you" So spoke
So spoke misery

I will bite straight through
As I wait for you, dear
Endlessly
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  • +4
    General CommentI interpreted this song to be about both the narrator’s lost loves and how it always ends with him being alone and miserable.

    The first part (“Walked into our world and made horrible sounds/I can still hear them today/(Though lately they seem) Beautiful now/Though they outlast my love”) is talking about how he has grown used to heartache. Loneliness “walked into” his world and “made horrible sounds” (he felt agony). And though he still remembers those days (“can still hear them today”), the pain has ceased (“they seem beautiful now”) because he’s come to expect it (“[it] outlast[s] my love”).

    Next part, which is “Still each time I always meant/Every word, every one/Though in time they finally bent/Every word, every one, every word” refers to how his past relationships have always disintegrated over time. He implies that his sincere ‘words’ (presumably the words “I love you”) are bent by his girlfriend, thus meaning that the girl is usually, if not always, the one who breaks up with him despite his claims of love.

    The chorus (“I will wait for”, she said, “Endlessly.”/ “I will wait for you,” so spoke, Misery) is a clear allusion and play on words of the saying “Misery loves company”. He is personifying misery into a person, to show how he has realized that he at least misery will love him endlessly. Also, by having Misery say “I will wait for you”, it gives an impression of futility–implying that no matter how hard he may try to make a relationship work, it never will.

    The next verses (“I returned to you but found/My empty home/The radio told me to stay/(As it burned down)/I sang alone/You will outlast, my love”). Here, the narrator attempts to enter another relationship (“I returned to you”), only to be left again by his partner (“but found/My empty home”). The radio, which symbolizes singing and words in general, keeps him from complete depression or possibly suicide (“The radio told me to stay”) as the crushing realization that he’s been dumped again sets in (“As [my house] burned down”). During this, he relies heavily on singing and writing to keep him from depression/death caused by his runaway love (“I sang alone/[these words] will outlast my love”).

    In the next new verses, it is spoken from Misery’s perspective who says: “I have been waiting for you/Biting as you taught me to/I have come to relieve you/Of life and love.” Once again, Misery is waiting for him to realize that only she (Misery) will love him unconditionally. She (Misery) ‘bites’ him to relieve/replace the pain of his broken heart. Here, Misery states how she can relieve all of his agony and pain if he is willing to give up life (in other words die). During the repeated lines of “I will wait for you”, Davey is still speaking as Misery, who seems to be trying to persuade the heartbroken man to end the pain by submitting to death and being miserable (or with Misery) forever.

    The final verses, it is once again spoken from Misery’s perspective (which implies that the man has finally resolved to give himself to Misery and death). Here, misery continues to bite (relieve him of his pain), as she patiently wait for him. The bite here may also be referring to the saying “bite the bullet”, since it was earlier implied that he is about to die. And that’s it. =]

    This song is an absolute work of art, if not poetry, and it depresses me that many A.F.I. fans don’t fully appreciate the beauty of the lyrics. Whereas most of A.F.I.’s songs talk about contemplations of suicide (Miss Murder, Love Like Winter, Summer Shudder), this song explains an story of heartache while wittily playing off the idea of “Misery loves company”. My interpretation of this song is purely of my own sound mind with absolutely no other influences, so I do not know if this is /actually/ what Davey meant while writing the song. Either way, I hope I at least helped someone understand this beautiful song a little bit and feel free to ask me any questions you may have about my analysis or the song itself. =]
    withJOYcomesSACRIFICEon May 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSecret-x-stars: hm... what a good idea! *gets to work*

    Yeah, it's definitely she said, "endlessly". He's talking about how there was someone in his life, but he never had the chance to say I love you. He knew that she was his true love, and that if she loved him, she would wait for him to come back.

    It's a very touching song to me, because I'm going through the same thing. Therefore it's my favorite on the album.
    Matthew_Kaineon July 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSelkis 13 has hit the nail on the head with this one. That seems to be EXACTLY what it's about. If i read over it now I can't think of any other possible explanation.

    the person saying "i will wait for you" is of course misery itself, hece the "so spoke misery"

    and the "you will outlast my love" means that misery will always be there waiting for him. even after his love, because finally that will come to an end.

    it is also misery speaking the lyric "I have come to relieve you Of life and love"
    jadeisbeston July 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you listen to this with the concept of Anne Rice's Interview With A Vampire in mind, the entire album Decemberunderground makes total sense.

    The references to biting in several songs:

    Love Like Winter:

    he/she bit my lip and drank my warmth from years before (Lestat and Claudia to Louis)


    Endlessly, She Said:

    I have been waiting for you
    Biting as you taught me to
    I have come to relieve you
    Of life and love
    I will wait for you

    (Claudia to Louis)

    Even Miss Murder references that people claim to be Jesus Christ are more like references to the immortality of vampires.

    And no, I was not high nor drunk when this came to me. I'm sXe, long before I even became a fan of AFI :)
    Jeisenneon July 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing, my favourite of the album.
    Some people say that AFI aren't as good now, I totally disagree. They have come from punk to more rock I guess, And out with the old in with the new!
    AbbyValoon September 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOkay, here's how I take this song.

    He used to date this girl, and had to leave for some reason. I think neither of them wanted him to leave, but he had to, or something. The girl promised him she'll wait for him endlessly, so they could continue where they ended after he was back. Then, after some time (probably several years?) he came back to their old home finding it empty, the girl left. She didn't wait for him endlessly as she was supposed to. But he keeps waiting for her, endlessly, wanting her to come back, even though he knows she won't come back.

    OK, I might got it wrong, but that's what I understand it like.
    xxMissMassacrexxon February 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is mainly about have a turmoil relationship, where the girl that he loved ends up falling out of love with him, but he still loves her the same. Not being able to love him she leaves him in peices, but he is willing to wait for his lost love that will never love him again. So he is forever stuck loving her with out a shred of love in return
    Tsuki21284on December 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautifull song!
    Does seem to be about a lost love...
    xShinxon May 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe talk of biting throws me off, as to the meaning. And I'm curious as to whether the words go:
    "I will wait for you," she said, "Endlessly."
    or
    "I will wait for you," she said endlessly.

    Gorgeous song. Especially the ending. The whispers in the beginning sound like they start out saying "It sounds funny.." or something like that. Hm.
    miss_melancholyon May 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh! Also. At the end it sounds like he's saying
    "I will -bite- straight through.." instead of "wait". :0
    miss_melancholyon May 27, 2006   Link

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