"306" as written by and Emilie Autumn....
306
In only six years
If it was an accident
Where are the tears
I am still unidentified
Behind the Cathedral
Is where my body hides
But I'm not inside
Just one of six-teen
In early one day
If it was a game then
Why couldn't I play
I am the abandoner
But still I remain

As my frozen pulse quickness
As the black plot thickens

like the story I heard
A lifetime ago
Where a girl
And this is funny
Took her life
And what she doesn't know
Is how long it takes
For the water to rise
And the breath to stop fighting
And the cold to close her eyes

Morality plays
On stages of sin
The easy way out
Or the easy way in
I am still overglorified
My reasons to live
Were my reasons to die
But at least they were mine
Now I'm freedom unbound
Cut the laces of life
The pistol
The poison
The noose
Or the knife
I have chosen my instrument
And said no goodbyes

As my frozen pulse quickens
As the black plot thickens

Like the story I heard
A lifetime ago
Where a girl
And this is funny
Took her life
And what she doesn't know
Is how long it takes
For the water to rise
And the breath to stop fighting
And the cold to close her eyes


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"306" as written by Emilie Autumn

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  • +3
    General Comment306 would be, by my guess, how many suicides occured in the 6 years. There were 16 suicides that occured in one day, and "she" was one of them.
    wingedzephyron August 19, 2007   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningIt's about L'Inconnue de la Seine.
    "the body of the young woman was pulled out of the Seine River at the Quai du Louvre in Paris around the late 1880s. The body showed no signs of violence, and suicide was suspected."
    She was found in the Seine River in six years when they found a total of 306 bodies. (Got the stuff in speech off Wikipedia.)
    ThatGirlTheyKnowon January 11, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentactually, EA stated in an interview that this song has nothing to do with Hamlet. Hope that helps.
    ElectricTapeon June 05, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment306 suicides in 6 years

    16 suicides in 1 day thats what it means

    WZ i love your vid for tis song on YOUTUBE
    xxsyntheticxxon September 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe pistol
    The poison
    The noose
    Or the knife

    so scary when she sings that sends chills down my spine
    xxsyntheticxxon October 10, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthere goes my weird interpretation(sorry for my bad english >_maybe her body was found by someone, but no-one knew who she was, so she was buried behind the cathedral like a christian.She is not inside because her soul is not inside because she was a sinner.

    "I am the abandoner
    But still I remain"-> she abandoned life, but her soul is still on earth
    then there is the part with the girl that took her life->she sais that it's not easy to die, you suffer before you completely die
    "Morality plays
    On stages of sin
    The easy way out
    Or the easy way in"-> the way to beeing a sinner?
    "I am still overglorified"-> no one knew she was a killer, and she looked just like a normal person?
    "My reasons to live
    Were my reasons to die"-> her reason to live was to kill, which is also her reason to die because she knows it's not wright what she is doing and could only stop if she died.

    p.s.: to ImaMisfitfiend: Vlad the Impaler was not a murderer...he impaled people because of war, and
    it was not such an uncommon habbit for that time.
    Pixie_corpse306on February 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment1 in 16... group suicide...?
    MIB4uon August 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment306 suicides in 6 years.
    16 in one day, one of which was the girl to which the song is about.

    Other than that, the song is pretty straight forward.
    My favorite part is the Cut the laces of life bit. It's so haunting.
    _NotWorthLiving_on September 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me it sounds like a cult thing....
    like, the cult sucks you in a destroys you
    and then you commit suicide
    which is the 306 and the 16
    the part about the water and how long it takes to drown
    is how she chose to kill herself
    and she's still unidentified behind the cathedral because the people in the cult were with her when she did it, and then they brought her body back and dumped it there
    and perhaps she was really popular in the cult, which is why she says she's overglorified
    and maybe she had reasons other than the cult to kill herself, but she did it with a group of kids from the cult, which is the part about how at least her reasons were hers
    --WRINGER--on January 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay, let's see if I can shine any light on this subject.

    Three hundred and six
    In only six years

    { The numbers are a string of suicides. 306 suicides in six years. It was the largest string of suicides recorded at the time of writing the song.}

    If it was an accident
    Where are the tears?

    {That's taken word for word. Saying, it wasn't an accident proving it suicide.}

    I am still unidentified
    Behind the cathedral
    Is where my body hides
    But I'm not inside

    {This is saying that the girl is "Behind the cathedral. aka a graveyard is where she's buried behind the church. It just says she's not inside to indicate the fact that her body 'lies outside'.}

    Just one of sixteen
    In early one day
    If it was a game
    Why couldn't I play?

    { One of sixteen is how many suicides took place in one morning. 'early one day'. I'm not entirely sure about the game part.}

    I am the abandoner
    But still I remain
    And my frozen pulse quickens
    As the black plot thickens

    {'I am the abandoner, is meaning she abandoned the will to live. Yet still I remain meaning she never physicaly went anywhere, and technicaly never left.}

    Like the story I heard
    A lifetime ago
    Where a girl (and this is funny)
    Took her life
    And what she doesn't know
    Is how long it takes for the water to rise
    And the breath to stop fighting
    And the cold to close her eyes

    {This is supposed to irony. It talks about how a girl kills herself. When she says is this is funny she's hinting at the irony. It's supposed to mean what how hard it is to drown. The girl obviously drownt herself, and it's describing how long it took for her body to shut down and finaly die}
    Broken_Roseon February 28, 2008   Link

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