"Songs Sound Much Sadder" as written by and Timothy/putnam Mctague....
We're [Incomprehensible]

We are smashed men, still moving
We tried everything in the book
No stranger to failure
Death with a steady heartbeat

Scratching into any surface it wants
Joy and beauty rejected so many times
A world of hurt, a heart of false hope

And while we thought
That we were learning how to live
We have been learning how to die
I should have known, we will be legends

Our homes and dreams
And our worst nightmares
Our worst nightmares have now come true

Tonight when this detain falls on men
Driven by an instinct more powerful than life itself
From horror to hope
From hope to devastation

And while we thought
That we were learning how to live
We have been learning how to die
I should have known, we will be legends

Overfed and concerned
It came with taste and claw
Oh, hated form of emotion
You have become so obvious
My friend, the fatal habit of being myself

Okay, there's hope
Step down with all your friends
Okay, there's hope
Step down with all your friends
Okay, there's hope
Step down with all your friends

Okay, there's hope
Step down with all your friends
Okay, there's hope
Step down with all your



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"Songs Sound Much Sadder" as written by Timothy Mctague Cory Putnam

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    General Commenta great song. i'd say it's about how living life based on the world leads to damnation. "while we thought we were learning how to live, we have been learning how to die" sounds to me like "living" for the pleasures of the world leads to eternal death once we stand before God because the world is full of sin. "the fatal habit of being myself" shows that people are sinful by nature but that "there's hope", through God. i dunno, i could be wrong but it sounds right to me
    salsashark2004on February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the more religious explanations, granted that they are christian metalcore. But I just wantd to throw in a less religious meaning: Perhaps it is speaking of the constant rise in technology, the sapping of the world's resources, the use of children and scientific research (not that kids are literally being used, but there is a certain, metaphoric, crucifixtion of children nowadays) is ultimately going to cause us our downfall. And the line "fatal habit of being myself" refers to mankind's reckless self-improvment, not taking into account long-term consequences, "there's hope..." could refer to humans giving up the ghost that we aren't god. I suppose this is similar to the System of a Down song: Science. To quote: "Science has failed to recognize the single-most important element of human existance: letting the reins go, to the unfolding is faith, faith, faith." Yes, it is religious, but I only said it was LESS religious. Just my 2 cents!
    Raven Blackon July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLast 30 seconds are utter chaos !
    love the words in the chorus and the actual way it sounds.
    Can't fault it, more of the same magic.
    SammySinon September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree. the last part of the song is soooo crazy and has so much emotion.
    theriverwepton January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with salsoshark
    we were learning how to live (to the world )
    instead of learning to live by god
    jay7on March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song more than anything, It was amazing seeing it live. My favorite song :)
    KILLrachelDEADon July 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfricken awesome chorus. Gave me chills hearing it the first time. Then hearing it live. Now whenever I hear it, I get such a rush.
    "I should have known we would be legends"
    Amazing.
    Liarsenicon July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've made a Misheard Interpretation for that song, if you want, check it out youtube.com/…
    Ashkorenon October 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely LOVE the way he sings the chorus
    oh man norma jean is absolutely incredible.

    and when he sings the part "driven by an instinct more powerful than life itself" it never fails to give me chills. haha
    this song is soooo good.

    daniel davison is such a beast. too bad he left :(
    cH1pMuNkon December 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHere's my take

    smashed men/tried everything in the book: people like today that party, live risky life

    we thought we were learning to live/die: people that partied thought they were having a good time and that this is the way to live, but in all actuality they were killing themselves or filling some void

    we will be legends: they do all this crap to be noticed/recognized... because whats the point in being remembered the same as everyone else?

    our homes/dream/nightmares: all these things they've done have now caught up to them, for worse.

    tonight when this destain/instinct more powerful than life: all these temptations seem so pleasurable to us that we find it hard to resist (promiscuity)

    horror/hope/devastation: not too sure about this, my guess is how we are shocked by something in society, then it becomes the norm and eventually helps destroy our morals

    hated form of emotion/you have become so obvious: emotion is a sign of being against society, but it is suppressed

    fatal habit of being myself: individuals conform to society's mold to be accepted

    ok theres hope/step down with all your friends: theres hope, just stop living this lifestyle
    idkwtfwtfon February 12, 2008   Link

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