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Isolated
Alone apart

I'll never crawl again
I'll never fall again
Until I'm free

Here I stand in this room
Caged and trapped inside
Seems I'm damned to live a lie

Unaware of what's outside
Should I care
For what's left me behind

And I stare at light that makes me blind
Internally there's nothing left for me to be
I'm here alone
And isolated

Have no choice but be isolated
Struggling left alone apart
Pushed aside made segregated
Struggling left alone apart
See I have no choice but be isolated
Threatened forced to extract the heart
Pushed aside made segregated
Have no choice but be isolated

The monsters make me hide
Perhaps I'll eat myself alive
Internally what is there left for me to be

I can't care for what's left me behind
And stare at light that makes me blind
These broken walls trap me inside
I'm isolated

Have no choice but be isolated
Struggling left alone apart
Pushed aside made segregated
Threatened forced to extract the heart

I'll never crawl again
I'll never fall again
Until I'm free

And I stare at light that makes me blind
Internally there's nothing left for me to be
I'm here alone and isolated


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    General CommentHard to say what's it about exactly but yeah, it tells about these inner problems which force her to be isolated. (broken walls trap me inside ... so its her own will) And in general really powerful way of expressing deep depression and maybe even insanity.

    Also this music was in the game Vampire The Maquarade: bloodlines, to which it fits perfectly..
    Durang0on October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA lot of her songs are about inner conflict and our corrupt society. The lyrics are very depressing but it's very calming to listen to when you're upset.
    ahlihsahon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree. With both of yey.
    Devastatuson December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust an amazing song. I
    psyconiuson January 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentheh.. can't make heart symbols without it trying to parse HTML or something.. I HEART Emileigh!
    psyconiuson January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSurprise, surprise: I found this song in "Vampires" as well. Concerning the game the meaning is of course a description of the life as a vampire. A "monster" that has to pretend to be human and is forced to live alone, so the humans never note who they really are (Quotation marks because in the song the humans are described as the monsters).
    However, the real meaning behind this song is on a psychological base. It's about a person that doesn't fit the society and has to live alone all the time because of it. He/she uses a mask in the situations that are needed (Within the job, I guess there's not much more) to live a life, but in the rest he/she spends the time alone at home. In addition he/she doesn't want to face any problems again because the hope of any improvements in life is simply gone. Or to say it in the words of the song: There's nothing left for him/her, so there is no need to crawl and fall again in life until the death comes and gives the final freedom.
    XCrusherXon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbloodlines. interesting. I heard disorder not long ago, the first exposure to chiasm i had known about, and it sounded damn familiar; the voice and style. no wonder. (PS: bertram ftw)
    farouhkon November 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't remember the source sadly, but I read somewhere that the narrator of this song is a pet rat Emileigh had that killed itself, and the "monster" making it hide is in fact Emileigh herself. Not 100% sure of the truth of that but it's interesting anyway. Kinda suggests that we're all monsters from someone's perspective, which is a very Chiasm-like observation, so it could make sense on that level.
    stygimolochon November 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThere's a lot of minor nuances to this, surprisingly. Overall, it's a self imposed exile, but the way the metaphors are used, it sounds moreso like they aren't actually locked away, literally, but moreso just 'wearing a mask' of sorts, hiding their true feelings and thoughts from others.


    I'll never crawl again
    I'll never fall again
    Until I'm free

    (Crawl before yeu walk; can't fall down if yeu just lay prone and give up for the time being. Can't be knocked down, hurt or whotever, if yeu don't get up after getting knocked down)

    Here I stand in this room
    Caged and trapped inside
    Seems I'm damned to live a lie

    (Doesn't seem actually literal; the "room" seems more to imply within her own mind. May be speaking with people, and interacting externally, but it's all "a lie", the true self being locked within her mind and not let free)

    And I stare at light that makes me blind
    Internally there's nothing left for me to be

    (The light probably represents the 'outside' of the room, being reality in this case. Seeing it, she basically just stares longingly, wanting to be part of it, but unable to do so. Stuck in the 'room', her own mind, she's led to the conclusion she can't be herself, nor whot others want her to be, so just kind of shuts herself in)

    The monsters make me hide
    Perhaps I'll eat myself alive
    Internally what is there left for me to be

    (The monsters likely being fears, other people, judgmentalness, among other things. "eating myself alive", turning in on herself mentally, attacking her own thoughts with self destructive beliefs. And eventually questioning whot "can" she be, if she can't be herself, or whot others want her to be)

    I can't care for what's left me behind

    (She's "left out" from society, which has moved on without her, and she just doesn't care about it. On the other hand, she feels crap that she's alone, in a self imposed prison of her mind and emotions. She could leave the room at any time... in theory, but it's a lot harder to leave a prison of yeur own making, as yeu tend to bring it with yeu whereever yeu go)




    Most likely, she probably is isolated physically to some degree, but it's unlikely she's actually physically stuck in a room she can't escape or anything, and it's all a metaphor for her own mind.
    Katsunion April 15, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningAs ninny95 said long times ago, this is the true story, as brought to you by Emileigh herself:

    My favorite story to tell is that of the song, "Isolated". It was one of my favorite tracks on the album to begin with, and is also one that keeps re-emerging long after the album's release. Recently it's been used on television and a game soundtrack, you can read all about that on the news page. What they know is that it's a pretty emotionally "intense" song. What they don't know is that it was written about a mouse.

    Yes, a pet mouse. A "special" mouse I brought home from work. His name was "Carnivorous". But he didn't start out that way. He and a few of his male siblings lived together under my care, very happily for nearly three years which is about the full extent of a normal mouse's life span. Some of his siblings began to pass away of old age, yet Carnivorous and one of his siblings remained. One morning, I woke up to find Carnivorous running on his wheel rather vigorously, and his cage-mate's body was lying on the ground next to him, skull opened, and brain completely missing.

    From that day forward, he was named "Carnivorous", and was forced to live out his days isolated in a cage to himself. He lived to be over four years old, before finally grooming himself to death.

    Source:chiasm.org/…
    Including link to a pic of that.
    TruthAboutIsolatedon November 09, 2011   Link

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