Plunged in bitterness,
Seduced by an ocean of disconcertment
Carrying an everlasting smile with insouciance
Cultivating this disconnection with every single interaction

You won’t lure me any further
I’ve been drinking too much shadow and now maybe I shall blossom
This misconception of human loneliness must be disregarded

I will stare at life like I never did before
This game is useless and everything so deceptive
My ambitions may look low but so is the price, I cannot win
What’s the meaning of this precious souvenir?
Suppress these feelings

Forget the man you were
Even if we both know that you’d rather be unloved and
Forget the man you were
Nameless than be fictively surrounded

Carrying an everlasting smile with insouciance
I honestly know that demons will not hear me scream and angels won’t see me cry
Isolation is in fact the only thing I require
No false promises await in my nightmares
Nothing, except my own predestined downfall
Look at this smile and think I’m cheerful like you always were


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    General CommentTheir new cd is really awesome. This is their best song from it. Its got an awesome break down at the end.
    hardcoremoshpdson October 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAgreed, awesome song.
    Quarantine and the title track are also worth hearing.
    Ddaduttaon November 10, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song means a lot to me. It represents depressing times, cutting off any interaction with the rest of the world. Take note of the 2 vocalists in this band, certain parts of this song can be interpreted as one person being the subject and the other one being a close friend trying to help him.

    Plunged in bitterness,
    Seduced by an ocean of disconcertment
    (Certain events made him depressed and embarrased with himself.)
    Carrying an everlasting smile with insouciance
    (Pretending to everyone else that he is okay...)
    Cultivating this disconnection with every single interaction
    (...because he does not want to deal with anyone or accept empathy from anyone)

    You won�t lure me any further
    (stay away from me, i dont need your help)
    I�ve been drinking too much shadow and now maybe I shall blossom
    (I guess he is saying here that he can take care of himself in due time)
    This misconception of human loneliness must be disregarded
    (Once again he is pushing away other people who reach out a helping hand)

    I will stare at life like I never did before
    This game is useless and everything so deceptive
    My ambitions may look low but so is the price, I cannot win
    (If i dont chase after what i desire then i cant be dissapointed with failure)
    What�s the meaning of this precious souvenir?
    Suppress these feelings
    (stop being depressed and pull your shit together)

    Forget the man you were
    (Forget the man you were, start over)
    Even if we both know that you�d rather be unloved and...
    (I know you dont want to come back to the real world after what you did...)
    Forget the man you were
    (You fucked up and that is why you are treating yourself this way, and the only way out is to forget the past, start over)
    ...Nameless than be fictively surrounded
    (...and you dont want the attention or empathy from other people)

    Carrying an everlasting smile with insouciance
    I honestly know that demons will not hear me scream and angels won�t see me cry
    Isolation is in fact the only thing I require
    No false promises await in my nightmares
    (being a recluse will preserve me from the deception of other people)
    Nothing, except my own predestined downfall
    (everyone dies, my life is insignificant to the bigger picture)
    Look at this smile and think I�m cheerful like you always were
    (once again putting on teh mask and pretending to be okay so you dont have to deal with other peoples empathy and the attention) This line could mean that he is gonna fix his own problems, or that he is going to stay isolated and depressed.
    DespiseTheIconson August 18, 2010   Link

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