The road turned into a snake
It looked in my veins and said
"It's in your blood"
That's when I tried to run
But it was way too dark
Got scared and ran into your arms
Oh, sweet chemical predicament
Can't stop, can't change the evident

Predisposed to forget the best part
The story where the hero dies without regard
Made sure that the needle is clean
When I let myself fall asleep
And all I kept was a piece of your picture
It slipped from my fingers
When I slid into my dreams

It's not as deep as it seems
And unfair as it may be
I'm just here to remind you
Remind you not to forget to remember me (x2)

I know you know how it feels
To make a clean break
My bones are your bones
My home is your home
You must be so confused
I got scared and ran away from you
Oh, sweet divine predicament
I can't hide, I can't change the evident

Redisposed to trust a photograph
To portray the way you used to laugh
Do you recall the day you wed?
Such a radiant bride
You couldn't wait to see your first born
Take his very first steps
Then you smiled at him
'Cause you thought he looked like me

It's not as deep as it seems
And unfair as it may be
I'm just here to remind you
Remind you not to forget to remember me (x2)

Now that I've dodged your questions so much
I don't possess the strength to answer straight
And no, I'm not afraid
At least not to die
I'm afraid to live and not remember why
Sweet chemical indifference
I can't stop, can't change the evidence

Predisposed to perpetual sickness
I refuse to let you all be witness
Make the sure the needle is clean
When you let me go back to sleep
And situate the piece of her picture
Underneath my fingers
It protects me in my dreams

It's not as deep as it seems
And unfair as it may be
I'm just here to remind you
Remind you not to forget to remember me (x2)


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    MemoryIt reminds me of Kurt Cobain:


    The road turned into a snake
    It looked in my veins and said
    "It's in your blood"

    Speaking about the heroine, perhaps.

    That's when I tried to run
    But it was way too dark
    Got scared and ran into your arms
    Oh, sweet chemical predicament
    Can't stop, can't change the evident

    And that's when the relapse happened

    Predisposed to forget the best part
    The story where the hero dies without regard
    Made sure that the needle is clean

    His suicide.

    When I let myself fall asleep
    And all I kept was a piece of your picture
    It slipped from my fingers
    When I slid into my dreams

    A picture of Courtney and their daughter

    It's not as deep as it seems
    And unfair as it may be
    I'm just here to remind you
    Remind you not to forget to remember me (x2)

    His suicide, again.

    I know you know how it feels
    To make a clean break

    Because he tried to quit heroine, and make a clean break, to keep Francis, but then relapsed.

    My bones are your bones
    My home is your home
    You must be so confused
    I got scared and ran away from you
    Oh, sweet divine predicament
    I can't hide, I can't change the evident

    Speaking about Courtney, after the death.

    Redisposed to trust a photograph
    To portray the way you used to laugh

    Speaking of the photograph again.

    Do you recall the day you wed?
    Such a radiant bride

    Talking about their marriage. Duh.

    You couldn't wait to see your first born
    Take his very first steps
    Then you smiled at him
    'Cause you thought he looked like me

    Francis

    It's not as deep as it seems
    And unfair as it may be
    I'm just here to remind you
    Remind you not to forget to remember me (x2)

    Again, his suicide and note.

    Now that I've dodged your questions so much
    I don't possess the strength to answer straight

    His fans and family asking why he committed suicide.

    And no, I'm not afraid
    At least not to die
    I'm afraid to live and not remember why

    He stated something similar to that, being suicidal and all.

    Sweet chemical indifference
    I can't stop, can't change the evidence

    Speaking of his addiction again.

    Predisposed to perpetual sickness
    I refuse to let you all be witness

    After not doing heroine for a while, it's a fact that you would get sick. And, in his case, he would wake up, force himself to eat because he'd be starving, and then throw it up again. Wouldn't you not anyone to see that?

    Make the sure the needle is clean
    When you let me go back to sleep

    The needle, being filled with heroine.

    And situate the piece of her picture
    Underneath my fingers
    It protects me in my dreams

    Picture of Francis and Courtney.

    It's not as deep as it seems
    And unfair as it may be
    I'm just here to remind you
    Remind you not to forget to remember me (x2)

    His suicide. Blah blah.

    Of course, that may be the first thing that comes to mind for me, because I'm a diehard fan of him. I mean, it obvious that they didn't write it for him, but I like the way that I put it.
    BellaOrangeon June 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentactually, after listening to the entire song, i see what you mean. i'm pretty sure it's ryan in the beginning. but towards the end, it's probably sal or something. i believe he sings on their tracks every now and then.
    willworkforchanelon August 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRyan sings the first verse, Sal the second, and Brian the third.
    Lucy Grayon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti definetly think this song is about herion, and i agree with lissyish703 that its about a relationship but not that a guys is trying to win a girl back but that two people that were truly in love were broken up by a heroin addiction and now the girl has moved on and married someone else, and she realizes that the child she has should have been her first loves child

    the whole begining seems to be a realization that humans are not always stronger than the things we put into our bodies ... drugs for example

    the line "i know you know how it feels to make a clean break" suggests that the girl was also at one time addicted to heroin, but made it through
    lalaalizzieon June 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah this song doesnt seem,to me,to be talking about herione. Im thinking its morphine,like she is in pain and needs the morphine to go to sleep.

    Predisposed to forget the best part
    The story where the hero dies without regard
    Made sure that the needle is clean
    When I let myself fall asleep
    And all I kept was a piece of your picture
    It slipped from my fingers
    When I slid into my dreams

    in this part i totally picture his grandmother in a hospital bed,with a picture of brian in her fingers.

    It's not as deep as it seems
    And unfair as it may be
    I'm just here to remind you
    Remind you not to forget to remember me (x2)

    this part to me seems like,shes not the same person she was anymore."and unfair as it may be im just here to remind you not to forget to remember me"
    that part seems like the its unfair that this had to happen to her,and that she's only alive so that the dont forget to remember her.

    I know you know how it feels
    To make a clean break
    My bones are your bones
    My home is your home
    You must be so confused
    I got scared and ran away from you
    Oh sweet divine predicament
    I can't hide, I can't change the evident

    this is him relating to her"I know you know how it feels
    To make a clean break
    My bones are your bones
    My home is your home"

    the "you must be so confused" part is probably talking about her disease,she's confused all the time and this hurts him so he didnt want to see that anymore and just stopped visiting her.but theres no way to run from the truth."Oh sweet divine predicament
    I can't hide, I can't change the evident"

    Now that I've dodged your questions so much
    I don't possess the strength to answer straight
    And no, I'm not afraid
    At least not to die
    I'm afraid to live and not remember why
    Sweet chemical indifference
    I can't stop, can't change the evidence

    this is again talking about her disease,he asks her questions like how are you grandma or do you remember who i am, and she doesnt.And the part about her not being afriad to die is probably him talking for her,he knows his grandmother very well and knows how she must feel about this situation.

    Predisposed to perpetual sickness
    I refuse to let you all be witness
    Make the sure the needle is clean
    When you let me go back to sleep
    And situate the piece of her picture
    Underneath my fingers
    It protects me in my dreams

    this part may be either his granmother talking or maybe him,he/her doesnt want everyone to see how bad this sickness is getting so she'd rather ask for morphine and fall asleep with the picture of brian inbetween her fingers.that part is so cute, it protects her in her dreams.

    well thats my take on it,please give me your feedback on this interpretation.Im not saying that im right about the meaning of this song i could be way off
    chunx69on September 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutley beautiful song. & "Lucy Gray" is right; I saw EOTC live and it was ryan, sal, and then brian.
    EricaReneon June 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWell, i have another opinion about this song's meaning. But i may be completely wrong. For me, the whole song is brian's grandmother's last actions. In the first verse, she says her last words to her husband, she remembers when they find out her disease and that even if she is going to forget everything, she will keep his picture.

    The road turned into a snake
    It looked in my veins and said
    "It's in your blood"
    That's when I tried to run
    But it was way too dark
    Got scared and ran into your arms
    Oh, sweet chemical predicament
    Can't stop, can't change the evident

    Predisposed to forget the best part
    The story where the hero dies without regard
    Made sure that the needle is clean
    When I let myself fall asleep
    And all I kept was a piece of your picture
    It slipped from my fingers
    When I slid into my dreams

    Second verse, she may talk to Brian's mother, remembering how beautiful she was when she got married. And that she was releaved when Brian arrived in their lives.
    I know you know how it feels
    To make a clean break
    My bones are your bones
    My home is your home
    You must be so confused
    I got scared and ran away from you
    Oh, sweet divine predicament
    I can't hide, I can't change the evident

    Redisposed to trust a photograph
    To portray the way you used to laugh
    Do you recall the day you wed?
    Such a radiant bride
    You couldn't wait to see your first born
    Take his very first steps
    Then you smiled at him
    'Cause you thought he looked like me

    And in the last verse, she is maybe saying that she doesn't want to live like this, that she is not afraid to die and that she want them to let her die because of morphine or just because of an attack during a surgery operation. Then she may say that they will be with her thanks to their photographs and that she will die happy.

    Now that I've dodged your questions so much
    I don't possess the strength to answer straight
    And no, I'm not afraid
    At least not to die
    I'm afraid to live and not remember why
    Sweet chemical indifference
    I can't stop, can't change the evidence

    Predisposed to perpetual sickness
    I refuse to let you all be witness
    Make the sure the needle is clean
    When you let me go back to sleep
    And situate the piece of her picture
    Underneath my fingers
    It protects me in my dreams.

    PS: It's just my point of vue, it can just be a crappy analysis but i felt the lyrics that way.
    isanovoselicon February 12, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningMy theory, based on the lyrics anyway, is someone being diagnosed with a terminal illness. The song seems to follow him from diagnosis to the end of his life; "it looked in my veins and said its in your blood", "can't hide can't change the evident" seems to be the point of acceptance, the verse that begins "I know you know how it feels to make a clean break" seems to be him ending his relationship even though he still loves her(my bones are your bones my home is your home) the line "you must be so confused I got scared and ran away from you" eludes that perhaps he didn't tell her he was sick, and then moving on to deciding to die rather than suffer "make sure the needle is clean when you let me fall asleep" also he seems to want to hide his illness "predisposed to perpetual sickness, I refuse to let you all be witness" and all he wants before he dies is his to see her picture. It seems like a goodbye and an apology for all the unanswered questions he's left his loved ones with. The heroin theory is good too but I dont like it as much, it would make the writer seem self indulgent and whiny, but a dying person creates sympathy. Whatever the meaning the lyrics are beautiful, and I don't usually dig this genre of music but I really like this song.
    jessickazombieon July 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentits "Now that ive dodged your question so much, i dont possess the strength to answer striaght..."
    and its about someone who is trying to protect the person he loves from what he knows he'll do to her, and he cant control it becuase its just a part of who he is.

    does anyone know who's singing it? its not ryan, i think it might be brian but does anyone know for sure?
    thanks =]
    elleigirl2332on August 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat makes you think it isn't ryan?
    willworkforchanelon August 06, 2007   Link

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