This is what I brought you
This you can keep
This is what I brought
You may forget me
I promise to depart
Just promise one thing
Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep

This is what I brought you
This you can keep
This is what I brought
You may forget me
I promised you my heart
Just promise to sing
Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep

Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep

This is what I thought
I thought you need me
This is what I thought
So think me naive
I promise you a heart
You promised to keep
Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep

Kiss my eyes and lay me to
sleep

Hey Miss Murder can I?
Hey Miss Murder can I?
Make beauty stay if I,
take my life?

whoa-oh-ohh

With just a look they shook
And heavens bowed before him.
Simply a look can break your heart.
The stars that pierce the sky;
He left them all behind.
We’re left to wonder why
He left us all behind.

Hey Miss Murder can I?
Hey Miss Murder can I?
Make beauty stay if I,
take my life?
whoa-oh-ohh
(ohh)

Dreams of his crash won’t pass
Or how they all adored him.
Beauty will last when spiraled down.
The stars that mystify
He left them all behind.
And how his children cry
He left us all behind.

Hey Miss Murder can I?
Hey Miss Murder can I?
Make beauty stay if I,
take my life?
whoa-oh-ohh

What's the hook, the twist
within this verbose mystery?
I would gladly bet my life upon it.
That the ghost you love, your ray of light
Will fizzle out without hope. (hope)
We're the empty set just floating through, wrapped in skin,
Ever searching for what we were promised.
Reaching for that golden ring we'd never let go,
Who would ever let us put their filthy hands upon it?

Hey Miss Murder can I?
Hey Miss Murder can I?
Make beauty stay if I,
take my life?
whoa-oh-ohh

Hey Miss Murder can I?
Hey Miss Murder can I?
Make beauty stay if I,
take my life?
oh-oh



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Miss Murder (Director's Cut) song meanings
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    General CommentWow, the original was way better. Idk why they had to include Prelude 12/21 into the Miss Murder video. Either way, I think Prelude 12/21 is just a space filler on the album. That's not to say is doesn't mean anything, because I'm sure it does. But Miss Murder goes way deeper than Prelude 12/21. Oh, by the way, don't think I'm one of those emo kids who jumped on the bandwagon when Decemberunderground came out. I've listened to AFI ever since Black Sails at Sunset came out, so I think I know my AFI.

    -little known fact-

    They may be currently known as A Fire Inside, but back in the 90's they were known as Anthems For Insubordinates.
    robbierampageeeon March 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOk, so I think this song is about Satan. Prelude 12 21 is about someone who has sold their soul to Satan because they think Satan will love and help them:
    (This is what I brought you, This you can keep, This is what I brought, You may forget me, I promise to depart, Just promise one thing, Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep

    This is what I brought you, This you can keep,This is what I brought, You may forget me, I promised you my heart, Just promise to sing, Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep

    Then they realize that Satan doesnt really care and that they were naive.
    (This is what I thought, I thought you need me, This is what I thought, So think me naive, I promise you a heart, You promised to keep, Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep)

    Then Miss murder, specifically the chorus is about Eve, who basically took away her beautiful life because she wanted eternal beauty, life, and wisdom. The speaker is like, hey eve, if I kill myself will it make life better, and is taunting her.
    (Hey Miss Murder can I? Hey Miss Murder can I? Make beauty stay if I, take my life?)

    Ok, the next two verses are about the Lucifer angel's fall. It talks about how he was the powerful prince of heaven and stuff and then he left behind all the beauty of heaven. In the part about "beauty will last when spiraled down," it talks about he maintained his beauty anyway.And the last part how heaven wuz sad cuz he left.
    With just a look they shook
    And heavens bowed before him.
    Simply a look can break your heart.
    The stars that pierce the sky;
    He left them all behind.
    We�re left to wonder why
    He left us all behind.

    Dreams of his crash won�t pass
    Or how they all adored him.
    Beauty will last when spiraled down.
    The stars that mystify
    He left them all behind.
    And how his children cry
    He left us all behind

    anyway, just my speculation, might not be right.

    evepon January 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about God and how the human race thinks he abandonded us because we pray and they go unanswered. God promised the human race that when we die will go to heaven and our sins will be forgivin and blah blah blah.

    What's the hook, the twist
    within this verbose mystery?
    I would gladly bet my life upon it.
    That the ghost you love, your ray of light
    Will fizzle out without hope. (hope)
    We're the empty set just floating through, wrapped in skin,
    Ever searching for what we were promised.
    Reaching for that golden ring we'd never let go,
    Who would ever let us put their filthy hands upon it?

    This part of the song was the dead give away for me. Basically saying whats the catch to get into heaven the golden ring being the halos.
    dyingshadowson July 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti personly like this version better than the regular one, i lov ethe chimes?/ or xylophone in the begining.
    anyone understand the bunnys cuz i dont :P
    kanyaon July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this version! im not quite sure what it means though...
    lilome_4lifeon July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice song and Great Lyrics ;) nothing wrong man nice job.
    Infernofireballon August 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe black rabbits used to symbolize ill omen and often death in olden times of yore. If you caught the making of this video the director explains that part or maybe you may have studied it in history like i did. A fact you could use to impress your history teacher? Lol. Hope I could help!
    RockinJester07on August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNew to this stuff... dunno how to edit.
    But anyway
    "We're the empty set just floating through, wrapped in skin"
    Should be -> When the empty sand flows through empty skin.

    Or summat.

    Anyway, I lurve the song and putting Prelude/MissMurder together was a great idea.

    The "Ever searching for what we were promised" is prolly a reference to what he promises in the beggining of the song.

    "Dreams of his crash won’t pass"
    Daveh just wants to seem 'him' destroy himself and he can't stop imagining it.

    "Or how they all adored him"
    And Daveh can't get past how much everyone seems to love 'him' despite the fact that 'he' isn't so great. And that's why he wants to see him fail.

    Whoever 'he' is. Someone else in the other miss murder version posted something like it's a love triangle and Daveh's in love with a girl who loves this guy and daveh wants that guys blood. Fits.

    And stuff like that...
    Kitty Luxeon August 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this version much more than the original. The intro is just so beautiful and haunting.
    badhabit_whoreon August 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it had something to do with suicide..but whatever, awesome song.
    xgunsxgoxbangxon September 01, 2006   Link

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