"Arms of Sorrow" as written by and Mike A./dutkiewicz D'antonio....
Imprisoned, inside this mind
Hiding behind the empty smiles
So simple (the anguish)
As it mocks me
Crawling back into the dark

Running, always running, into the distance
Stop me before I bleed, again
The echoes of my voice
Follow me down
The shadows I cast
Follow me down

Deeper I'm falling
Into the arms of sorrow
Quickly descending
Into the arms of sorrow

There must be serenity

The echoes of my voice
Follow me down
The shadows I cast
Follow me down

Deeper I'm falling
Into the arms of sorrow
Blindly descending
Into the arms of sorrow

The demons of my own design
This horror must not remain

Deeper I'm falling
Into the arms of sorrow
Blindly descending
Into the arms of sorrow

There must be serenity

There must be deliverance

Deeper I'm falling

Blindly descending

Deeper I'm falling


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"The Arms of Sorrow" as written by Howard Jones Adam Dutkiewicz

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    General CommentIf you dont know the lyrics then dont write them. these are the real lyics and im writin them right outta of the cd case.

    Imprisoned inside this mind
    hiding behind the empty smiles
    So simple, the anguish, as it mocks me.
    Crawling back into the dark.
    Running, always running into the darkness
    Stop me before i bleed again.
    The echoes of my voice, follow me down.
    The shadows i cast follow me down. Deeper.
    Im falling into the arms of sorrow.
    Blindly descending into the arms of sorrow
    There must be serenity
    The echoes of my voice, follow me down.
    The shadows i cast follow me down. Deeper.
    Im falling into the arms of sorrow.
    Blindly descending into the arms of sorrow
    There must be serenity
    There must be deliverance
    The demon of my own design
    This horror must not remain
    Tear these walls down
    damage_incon January 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt appears to be a song about depression.

    "imprisoned, inside this mind
    hiding behind the empty smiles"

    This states a sign of depression. People with depression ususally put on 'fake smiles' to hide the fact that they are feeling down so people won't bother them about what's up with them.

    "Running, Always running into the distance
    Stop me, Before I bleed again"

    This could be the person always running away from their problems and trying to hide them, yet at the same time, they hope to find help.

    "the echos of my voice
    follow me down
    the shadows I cast
    follow me down"

    The individual is alone and their depression, or even regrets or mistakes, follow him/her around like a shadow.

    "there must be serenity"

    They hope someday they will feel happier about themselves, and the pain or depression will fade a way and become a better person.
    Break_The_Silenceon February 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, after watching the video, i feel as if the song is about saving yourself. It seems that maybe he has leaped or fell off of the building because of his sorrow. But at the end you see that the building is on fire.

    Everyone else has so much going on, that they don't even see their own destruction coming. But must have finally realized it, and then dove out in order to let him self be rescued from his sorrow.
    You'll notice at the end of the video that he is not falling to his death. He is not remaining in sorrow. But he is leaping to his rescue.
    Some say that KsE has very Christian lyrics, and whether they mean that he running away form the sorrow, and to God his Rescuer, I do not know. But nevertheless, he is letting go of the pain and sorrow.
    Joel 88on August 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about him falling in love and dating this girl, but he's scared that she'll cheat on him, but he knows in his heart that it's just his imagination.
    "Demons of my own design"

    "the echoes of my voice follow me down
    the shadows I cast follow me down"
    meaning that everything he did wrong is coming with him.

    Then later she broke up with him and he is sorrowful. Hence "the arms of sorrow".

    To quote someone else, "Stop me before I bleed again is also an amazing line...it's like, stop me before I go too far again, trying to fight my way out of this." As if trying to keep himself from fighting with her because he knows it's just his imagination.
    Zethrixon June 18, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI find this song to mean that this man lost his woman that was his life to his own mistakes .
    He cant stand what has happened and cant find solace without her anymore. he wishes dearly for it back
    DeputyDogon February 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "Blindly Descending"
    inconyson December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amazing song, the passion in his voice sends shivers up my spine, aspecially when he sings the first two lines and "the echoes of my voice" it almost sounds like he's about to cry.
    Doesnt really matter what you interperet the lyrics as, aslong as it means something to you.
    rach8191on January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song's meaning is about someone trying to hide their sorrow from something bad happening to them (for instance, a close on dieing)

    After trying to hide the sorrow and anguish the person is trying to find an escape or the serenity of getting over the sorrow but they keep going back into the "darkness" (sorrow) and they cant keep from going back into the darkness.
    Enigm Axxxxon January 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn KERRANG magizine it talks about this song being about a depression mind state.
    atr463on February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLet's not start another jesse,howard arguement.
    This is KsE now, and I quite frankly like it better with Hojo a lil over Jesse.....but anyways.....ya The Arms of Sorrow owns. It's probably the best song writing I've ever heard.
    atr463on March 20, 2007   Link

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