Just like I came into this world
All by myself I will leave it
I stared into the serpents eyes
And then for once I felt alive
Just like I came into this world
All by myself I will leave it

And if this world wasn’t built for me there is no point at all
Hold onto your vice and I will hold onto mine
Think it but don’t say it…
Your day will come
Your day will come…

Twenty seven invincible years
Where do you go when nowhere feels like home?
Twenty seven invincible years
Where do you go when nowhere feels like home?

And I can’t sleep a wink so I’ll tell you when I get there
I’ll walk into the light
But the lights fading away
I’ll walk into the light
But the lights fading away



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    General CommentFeeling alone, and hurt because of what someone else did? He came into the world alone, something happened, i think maybe a girl, and he'll leave it how he came, alone. I think that it might be a girl because of

    I stared into the serpents eyes
    And then for once I felt alive

    Maybe he thought she was good for a while, and he felt 'alive'...but then maybe things went bad and

    Hold onto your vice and I will hold onto mine
    HowlingMoonon November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think he's actually commenting on how you are always truly alone no matter what you have.
    Romscaon November 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a person who sees no place for himself in the world. He wants somewhere to belong, but where does he belong?
    dustinstrifeon January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentconsidering some of their other songs have religious content perhaps this song is about losing the belief of religion (christianity i assume?). serpents eyes could refer to the devil..which is associated with god vs devil (also how if you dont believe in god then youre on the devils side). He feels alive because he has come to the realisation that what he has been taught through religion/belief was all wrong. The line ' twenty seven invincible years, where do you go when nowhere feels like home' could mean he was brought up with those beliefs and he lived by them his whole life but now he feels lost because he cant see it that way anymore. Also the line about walking into the light but the light is not there could mean the light that is often related to heaven and dying..coz he doesnt believe in it now its not there. Just my spin on it...could be wrong but its just the ideas that sprung to mind.
    circa_survive_greenon March 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've heard they aren't fans of mainstream religion, but that they believe in god. I don't know. That's what I've heard. Yeah, I suppose that your interpretation that he's singing about his agnosticism would be pretty correct as well.
    Romscaon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is about that sickening feeling you feel when you truly realise that you're going to go some day and are never coming back. (the serpents eyes), it makes you feel alive as you realise that you're here. This displaces you and makes you feel alone as you realise you're never truly with anyone, it is merely a construct of our physical brains.

    Lady death.
    toolejon February 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLike toolej said; reflecting on your soon to be nonexistence certainly makes one feel alive.
    "Just like I came into this world
    All by myself I will leave it"
    I interpret this to mean that events, people and attachments in life are meaningless, in that when you die, you alone make that journey, and take nothing with you. This also justifies that "holding onto your vice" isn't at all an ignorant thing to do, for in the end it's moot (since you die whether you do or don't; enjoy your misdoings/unhealthy habit/vice.). The holding on idea also sort of voids any belief of an afterlife, or expresses apathy to the possible consequences in any afterlife.

    "And if this world wasn't built for me, there is no point at all"
    I take this as reflection on the idea that man is not meant to spend an eternal existence in the world, and therefore it is not his home, 'not built for him'. There would be no point, then, to stay in it

    This then:
    "Twenty seven invincible years
    Where do you go when nowhere feels like home?"
    would express that, not feeling at home in the world, there is nowhere to go, no other alternative existence. I don't know if 27 holds any significance other than his age (or if it is his age at all).

    "And I can’t sleep a wink so I’ll tell you when I get there"
    With 'there' being 'home', I take this to mean that he can't be content/comfortable (can't sleep a wink) until he finds the home he seeks. I take "so I'll tell you when I get there" as semi-sarcastic, if this song is claiming man's true home to be death (it isn't exactly, it just points out that there is none, as far as I can see). Sarcastic because he wouldn't be able to 'tell you when he gets there'. I know the contradictory nature of this probably holds some kind of meaning, but I'm pretty tired.

    I'll walk into the light, but the lights fading away" could mean that he tries to find faith, but it diminishes as he grows in knowledge (sort of like hitting that "questioning your religion" stage of life, which I hope every person does at some point). That's a pretty half-assed interpretation, though
    adjectiveson April 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm almost certain that the serpent represents death, not a girl.
    holyjessikeron September 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is just my twopence. I also apologize for my grammatical complexities. They oftentimes can be quite difficult to understand without several readings through.

    This song quickly stood out to me upon my first play of The Always Open Mouth. It quickly became my favorite song.
    Maybe just because of my own experiences, I, personally, would also think the serpent refers to a girl. Yet, the more ambiguous (and more likely to be the intentional) meaning would be death.
    If I had to choose, well, I simply couldn't.
    One has made me feel very alive; without that feeling, the prospect of the other, of ending this reality...
    To me personally, the song means both. As it was intended to be written, there are no other hints at a girl, so it's more likely to be death (or yes, possibly the devil).

    Twenty seven invincible years. That could very well be the age of him when he wrote it. I don't think the number has much significance. The word "invincible" though... Maybe this song is him convincing himself to go through with it. Maybe this song is more of a realization. A realization that there's no where else to go. "Where do you go where nowhere feels like home?"

    Also, just as a side note, a vice (by proper definition) is something that kills slowly be suffocation. Something you bring upon yourself that you can't let go of. The idea of death, for some is a vice to those who never achieve it. They dream, or possibly even attempt it often, but an agnostic fear (that god -and therefore hell- might actually exist) keeps them from achieving it. The rest of that line was handled very well by adjectives.

    With the exception being where my descriptions contradict, I agree completely with adjectives. I also find agreement with pretty much everyone else's comments too. This song seems to be a bit easier to understand than much of there others, while still very powerful, and very depressing....

    ....my day will come....
    eyevan.vegaon April 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjust an idea, but to add to the religion interpretation of this song, in christianity, you are told as long as you follow the path of god and live with out sin, you will live forever (in the afterlife) so "27 invincible years" as someone else said, could be that he was brought up a christian, thus believing himself to be "invincible" and at the age of 27 he had some kind of revelation or realisation that, its all a lie, or at least so he believes?
    HoleInTheSkyon September 22, 2009   Link

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