Fortunes and Hades are the last hope...
Swallow.
Forgive the Leopard King and the hangman's gallows.
Shark people wear shark clothes.
The bite was ugly as sin,
But we were ready,
Disguised of malice stone.

Our friend Lazarus sleeps.
Her lips shake with every...
With every word.
You were my favorite.
We both know our love will never end.
Conform me in...
Into the wicked;
Into the fallen mass grave.
Four-legged dancers.

Silence the Spider Queen and watch her eyes glow.
Inside the fake I seek,
And I'll burn this halo.
Shark people wear shark clothes.
The bite was ugly as sin,
But we were ready,
Disguised of malice stone.

Our friend Lazarus sleeps.
Her lips shake with every...
With every word.
You were my favorite.
We both know our love will never end.
Conform me in...
Into the wicked;
Into the fallen mass grave.
Four-legged dancers.

Just listen to these words I speak.
The devil wants me dead,
And the dark angels want your soul.
But I will never ever let them have you;
I will never let you go.

You were my favorite.
We both know our love will never end.
Conform me in...
Into the wicked;
Into the...

You were my favorite.
We both know our love will never end.
Conform me in...
Into the wicked;
Into the young.


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    General CommentThis song is Amazing!!!!!Can't wait for the new album!!!!
    Justanotherejecton September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm suprised with how much myspace has advertised them, few people have posted any comments on here. Their music is astounding, but i'd like to know what their lyrics are talking about. Is the whole album like this, i mean do the songs run together to form a more lengthy and detailed...whatever? IDK, but just based on the music they're good.
    Jred7on October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was afraid they'd end up just another Aiden *shudder* but I've actually grown into quite a fan in a short space of time. They're unique yet familiar, definite hints of Avenged Sevenfold and AFI (which is never a bad thing).
    AsItBeganon January 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat does shark people wear shark clothes suppose to mean?
    screammealovesongon February 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti have no idea what it means. i really wish someone could explain it. :/
    ItWontBePrettyon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRegarding the title, it is a biblical reference to the 11th chapter of the Gospel according to John. A man named Lazarus was ill, Mary and Martha (his sisters) let Jesus know of this, as they think he is going to die. Jesus however says he won't, and so does not go to help him. After Jesus makes plans to go to Judea, he says "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I will go and wake him up". Everyone takes this to mean literally falling asleep, but Jesus actually means Lazarus has died, and this he then explains. Martha and Mary were angry at Jesus when he finally went to see Lazarus, and told him that this wouldn't have happened if he had come sooner. To which Jesus replies "Your brother will come to life". Mary and Martha take this to be what will happen to very follower on Judgement Day. However, Jesus then goes to the tomb of Lazarus (where he has been buried for four days) and tells him to come forth. Lazarus rises from the dead and emerges out of his tomb still in his 'grave clothes'.
    This then causes an outrage amongst the local priests, who plot against Jesus and also Lazarus. What this has to do with the lyrics, I have no idea. But I hope this ives some insight into what the title means....
    xedajxon March 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentalso 'shark people wear shark clothes' really reminds me of the buffy episode 'tabula rasa', where there is a loan shark (who has a shark's head). but, again, no idea what this has to do with the rest of it.
    xedajxon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwith IAG, i've listened to all the songs and love them to death, but sometimes the things seem so random and i'm thinking that it has a deeper meaning but i can't decode it.... lol.
    i was talking to someone else who likes them at my school and we were both talking about how there are such weird stuff and at the same time we said "shark people wear shark clothes?"
    mellyv424927on March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOn some other website, someone said that "shark people wear shark clothes" means that if you are evil or mean, then you wear it on your sleeve.
    Bananaburston March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBananaburst's theory sounds the most plausible.
    I forgot to mention, when I first heard the song, I thought it said 'Short people wear short clothes" lol.
    xedajxon April 15, 2007   Link

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