What could you see?
What could you find?
If we meet please avert your eyes.
What I'd never show, what you'll never find is explosive so hide your eyes.
What should mean nothing to you has left a poison running straight from your lips and into (lead to) the poison I'm becoming.
Walk right through me, I'm not really there.
Once it meant something to me.
I find it rather stunning.
I draped it cold and clarity.
It's true, I find the look becoming.
It's a day gone away.
Turn away from the day, it's explosive.


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    General Comment"Boom"
    Jangoon August 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is heavy.
    themasochiston August 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song finishes a trilogy of sorts, that started with "Silver and Cold", then continued with "37mm" and is now finished with this song. This song references the other two, and seems to be Davey giving up on the person he's devoted so much love and compassion to, only to be spited, or "poisoned" for it.

    (I realize 37mm was supposed to be on CexCells, but I think it works out better that it ended up on Decemberunderground)
    laurelinwyntreon August 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful and tragic. I believe that he finally confessed his love for someone and that person rejected him "What should mean nothing to you has left a poison running straight from your lips and into (lead to) the poison I'm becoming", this rejection is slowly killing him like a poison. He has become invisible to that person and the whole world "Walk right through me, I'm not really there". He is shocked that he had ever fallen in love with that person in the first place "Once it meant something to me.
    I find it rather stunning". He finally realizes that it's all really happening and that he is rejected once again like he was rejected before " draped it cold and clarity.
    It's true, I find the look becoming.
    It's a day gone away". The part where he says "What I'd never show, what you'll never find is explosive so hide your eyes", it's like he's telling that person that there was so much love and passion inside that it's like a bomb and he/she will never get to experience that love, it will only blow up in his/her face.
    ChristineZakion August 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentexcellent song.
    nice theory laurelinwyntre
    xabsolutionxon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is most definitely my favorite song on the album. It's so full of passion and sadness, it really makes you feel it.
    But after I heard it like the third time, I started to think about the meaning behind it.
    I don't think it's necessarily a love song to someone as it is a "letter" to his fans. We've spent years tearing apart these songs, trying to find hidden meanings, we go to shows hoping they'll show us a clue. We've found out so much, but there's something that keeps us wondering. Don't you think Davey has secrets, like everybody else?
    So I think this is really what this song is about: his secret that he's kept. Something so "explosive", meaning that it could break our hearts or something equally as dramatic. I think Davey really feels disconnected from the world, and there's a part of him that he has to hide from everyone. So when he says "Walk right through me, I'm not really there" and "If we meet, please avert your eyes", he means that we don't know his true self, and he can't show us. "The poison" he talks about, I think that means what we say, good and bad, and we change him because of it.
    The thing that "should mean nothing to you" and "meant something to me" is, again, that secret. "I draped it in cold and in clarity", I think this means he's mentioned it before.
    The end part about "a day gone away", I think this means we're getting closer to knowing. So Davey wrote the whole song as a warning, so we do find out whatever it is, it won't destroy us or what we think about him.
    aidanxon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaidanx I just LOVE your interpretation of the song. That was truly amazing. Seems quite true.
    ChristineZakion August 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove this song.

    mute is amazing, but i can't find lyrics to it anywhere!
    i just love it.
    KellyHavokon August 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmannn... I think ChristineZaki and aidanx have gret view points on this song. It's my favorite on the album....it breaks my heart whenever I hear it. I do wonder sometimes, though...does Davey really think about all these things when he writes? I mean he is pretty myserious, so I guess...ah, I don't know.
    kimmychooon November 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with ChristineZaki as to the general meaning of the song... what's interesting to me is that, from the time I first listened to the CD, this sounded familiar. The notes at the beginning reminded me of another song. I finally figured it out: "Lover I Don't Have to Love" by Bright Eyes. It's not identical, but definitely very similar. The title of that song is almost harmonious with the thoughts behind this one.

    I love this album... it's got enough beats to dance to, but enough heart and thoughtfulness to listen to while sitting perfectly still. A good balance, methinks. =]
    spandettaon November 11, 2007   Link

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