Rain's falling down from blackened clouds
Blazing storm of chill
The sky is torn from lightning and from rage
There is no shelter from the wrath
God-forsaken force
I'm standing drenched and soaked in ice so cold

Can it be
It's my fate
All this blazing hate?

See as I fall
So deep into the sky
The spirits are calling my name
They beg me to free them someday
I will be sane

Snow's falling down from clouds above
Tearing down the sky
I must release the spirits now

Raging hate
Is my fate
Is it all too late?

See my scarred body and mind
As I'm laughing at the sky

See as I fall
Into the sky
Lightning is burning my soul

See as I'm thrown
Into the deep blue sky
No spirits are calling my name
I'm begging to be freed from pain
I am no more




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Calling My Name song meanings
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    General CommentMy, my... no comments on this one yet? That's almost a crying shame - Calling My Name is an absolutely beautiful piece, and while I may be one of the only ones here who can openly admit that I can relate to this song, it doesn't mean people shouldn't state their opinions!

    This song, I believe, is about the transformation of someone who shows clear signs of being insane into total insanity.

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    "This dream is my world
    - What do you want to call me a murderer for - I never killed anyone
    I don't uh, I don't pretend to go uptown and be anything fancy
    I can, but I find more real in the world that I'm in than I do in tinsel
    And the real world is the one I have to deal with everyday, y'know
    Uh, believe me, if I started murdering people, there'd be none of ya left"

    This quote, by Charles Manson, is a glimpse of the after story - the narrator has been caught by the police and is being asked why he did the things he did. To him, engulfed by insanity, it makes perfect sense; he ended an apocalypse that would have reached everyone and everywhere. He doesn't see what he did as a bad thing - it was what he had to do, whether authorities see that or not.

    "Rain's pouring down from blackened clouds
    - Blazing storm of chill -
    The sky is torn from lightning and from rage"

    The narrator is just grasping his insanity - though he doesn't yet understand the severity of it - by hearing voices in his head. They foretell something similar to a Manson scenario, a great apocalypse. What would be the cause of this apocalypse? The uncontrolled rage and hate of the world's newer generations; their hate for life, their hate for love and their hate for each other.

    "There is no shelter from the wrath
    - God-forsaken force -
    Standing drenched and soaked in ice so cold"

    These voices whisper to the narrator, telling him that there is no way to hide from the apocalypse. It will reach everywhere and everyone on the Earth. But, there is a way to stop it. The narrator, if only briefly, envisions himself standing in the remains of the apocalypse that he was too late to help put an end to. The voices do not deny him this image - they do not try to tell him that it is incorrect.

    "Can it be
    It's my fate
    All this blazing hate"

    Simply the narrator questioning his own relationships between people in his life, the way he views the world and life itself. He, like many others, is a victim to the new generation, what with songs that praise suicide and obnoxious depression, if only for attention. He may be the one who cuts, the one who argues with parents or guardians - a total victim to society, or so he thought.

    "See as I fall
    So deep into the sky
    The spirits are calling my name
    They beg me to free them someday
    I will be sane"

    The voices in his head direct the man to free the "spirits" - the people who are corrupt by this world hate. By doing so, he can release himself and stop the apocalypse. Afraid of the image he witnessed become reality, the narrator does as he is told. While it might briefly pass through his head that this could be insanity, the horror of what the world could be without his help makes him sure that he's perfectly sane - to him, everything the voices say make perfect sense.

    "Snow's falling down from clouds above
    - Tearing down the sky -
    I must release the spirits now
    I must release the spirits now"

    The narrator, believing himself to be perfectly normal, witnesses an act that shows ever-deepening signs of this apocalypse: a child and parent fighting, lovers breaking up, bullies attacking a victim or just a lone kid dragging a razor across his wrist. Whatever it is, it is enough to make the narrator deathly afraid of this apocalypse, and in this blinding fear, he kills the person in order to free them before the war.

    "Raging hate
    Is my fate
    Is it all too late"

    The narrator has accepted his place in the world, and kills people frequently, believing that he is saving them from this war of hate. However, this isn't the case - with each person he kills, he is drowning himself deeper and deeper in insanity, even though he doesn't realise it.

    "Remorse for what
    You people have done everything in the world to me
    Maybe I should have killed 4 or 5 hundred people
    Maybe then I would have felt better
    Then I really would have offered society something
    You've got it stuck in your brain that I murdered somebody
    What do you want to call me a murderer for - I never killed anyone"

    The killing has been ceased by authorities, and when trying to explain that what he has done is ruthless murder, the narrator only sees that he was trying to help. He explains that he only 'freed' a few people, but if he had been trying to kill, he could have killed so many more before his arrest. Whether the area he is in does not have death penalty, or he was found incompetent, he is not given a lethal injection - he is sent to prison for life.

    "See my scarred body and mind
    - Body and mind -
    As I'm laughing at the sky"

    Post-prison, the man is left in confinement. Being alone, he has nothing better to do than be angry with the authorities for stopping his rampage - he knows that they will bring forth the unstoppable apocalypse. What he doesn't understand is that he, in turn for being captured, hates his captives as much as they hate criminals, thusly continuing the circle of hate he tried to end.

    "See as I fall
    Into the sky"

    Counselling. After being ruled as incompetent for the injection, the man is forced to see a counsellor who is supposed to try and help him understand the wrongs of his ways. He is listened to, for the first time, and in return he listens to his counsellor - his corruption is soon eliminated, although it becomes clear to him that he has been tricked and lied to by himself, and he has killed innocent people.

    "Lightning is burning my fate
    As I fall
    Into the deep blue sky
    No spirits are calling my name
    I'm begging to be freed from pain
    I am no more"

    With forever in a cell to feel guilt for what he has done, the narrator faces his insanity with horror. He no longer hears the spirits calling to him when he sees an masochist inmate or hears about war - there is just silence. While the man does not necessarily die upon accepting his insanity, he dies mentally as he knows he can never repay for what he has done.

    ---

    That's just my opinion of what the lyrics mean, though. Oh yes, the lyrics here aren't necessarily the ones above - I don't agree that some of the lyrics above are correct, thus writing my own here. Anyway, a lot of this is just added detail to what I think is the main idea of this song - the whole transformation from normal, partially insane, complete insanity, and reformation.

    Now, I did say I could relate to this song, didn't I? I'm not one of those whiny teenagers who will say they cut themselves because they're bipolar - no, no. I'm also not one of those kids who believes they are insane with their friends just because they act high without touching weed, because that's not really insanity either - insanity is the affect of some disorders, such as masochism, schizophrenia, pedophilia, necrophilia, amnesia, Tourette's, kleptomania, pyromania, anorexia, bulimia, insomnia, ect.

    This song hits home for me because, while it isn't doctor diagnosed, I have shown signs of being schizophrenic. So yes, I can some-what relate to this song as I do fear of falling victim to insanity sometime in the future.
    StardustAngelon July 02, 2010   Link

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