I'm only patient enough to please the masses for so long
My brittle arms cannot hold up all the walls in this falling tomb
I'm only caring enough (drowning in expectation)
To love oppressors for so long
Until I begin to crack (I cannot disappoint them)
And the monster will soon come back

I've got to cut the tube that feeds the undying need for this peace

I'll self-destruct and die, if you don't allow me breathing room
Save me from my phobia of failing you again
I'll self-destruct and die, from the strain of pleasing the masses
I'm the dying pacifist

I don't need you to stop
I only need you to understand
I dig this dagger myself (and twist and turn until I'm numb)
And Ill continue until you end it

I've got to cut the tube that feeds the undying need for this peace

I'm addicted to being something they will look up to and
I'm begging for someone, something, to bring me back to you


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    General CommentI think this song is about a Christian who still relies on worldly popularity and acceptance for peace and comfort, but soon figures out that that won't fulfill him. Like the song says "I'll selfdestruct and die, from the strain of pleasing the masses". It's not enough, and it's not possible to hold up without something higher to fill the void of our souls, which would be Jesus Christ.

    wow what a sermon.....anyways its a great song.
    theonethatison September 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song speaks about someone who is a people pleaser. Someone who want to make it right for everyone else.
    "I cannot disappoint them"
    "I'm addicted to being something they will look up to"

    but he sees that it's breaking him and that he can't keep it up. and he's asking the other person whom he tries to please to release him, to make him stop, because he cannot do it on his own.
    "And I'll continue until you end it"
    "Save me from my phobia of failing you again
    I'll self-destruct and die, from the strain of pleasing the masses"

    Great song! Dead poetic are brilliant!
    angel101on December 29, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningI know this is old, but I personally think this song is very specific and not about some random person.

    The singer is talking about the pressure he feels to be a role model for is fans, and how he feels that he always falls short. I think this is illustrated heavily by the chorus, and the chorus. Also the line "I'm addicted to being something they will look up to". He also knows that this is something he is doing to himself. ("I dig this dagger myself "). Also it seems to be a heavy theme on the album. Take a look at the song "Vices" mainly.

    In any case it is an epic song. I think this has less to do with a Christian meaning, and more with not being able to meet the expectations of Christians. That is my personal take on the song.
    flexton November 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think its about someone whose always like what can i do for, to make you happy. and he's so low cause he's only focusing on everyone else and not letting anyone down, and not worrying about himself and what needs for him to be. so he's telling people please help, or leave me and i won't haelp you ever again
    rocker1832on November 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentya'know,its really hard to tell if its christian rock.(wich it is)

    Dead Poetic A LOT of metaphores wich i dont get.Proboly becuase its about the religeon, and i dont know much about the religeon.

    i think the songs is about peace and a war is going on(in the song) "the monster will soon come back" = The opponents.

    so yea, thas my idea. oh and by the way, i SUCK at analising songs!!!!!
    Seizureon December 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdead poetic HAS a lot of metaphores... *insert on line two
    Seizureon December 13, 2006   Link

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