"Fading Away" as written by and Ryan Clark Don Clark....
It's in this wake that I find myself
Losing the will to resume this hell
When every breath is a dying wish
It's harder to follow the point of this

This broken place that I call my home
Is deep in the sorrow that I have sewn
And I can't erase what is in my heart
I wanted to finish before it starts

My own solution insufficient again
No false illusion, this devouring threat
I break the vessel, giving air to its red

And open my fate to the darkened sky

I've been fading away
I've been waiting on a call to reach my veins
Ready or not
No attention to waist
Every sorrow of the soul will reap my name
When I cease to exist

So, now I've come to a final sleep
I pray that forgiveness is mine to keep
I know it's hard to forgive this man
Driving the failure into your hands

My own solution insufficient again
No false illusion, this devouring threat
I break the vessel, giving air to its red

And it's open my fate to the darkened sky

I've been fading away
I've been waiting on a call to reach my veins
Ready or not
No attention to waist
Every sorrow of the soul will reap my name
When I cease to exist
When I cease to exist

I've been fading away
I've been waiting on a call to reach my veins
Ready or not
No attention to waist
Every sorrow of the soul will reap my name
When I cease to exist

I've been fading away
I've been waiting on a call to reach my veins
Ready or not
No attention to waist
Every sorrow of the soul will reap my name
When I cease to exist
When I cease to exist


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"Fading Away" as written by Ryan Clark Don Clark

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  • +2
    General CommentQuite Frankly This song means alot to me. This song basically represents my past few years of christianity. I think this song talks about how you can still be a christian and still wonder from the path. The whole idea of old habits coming back. In my case depression is a major issue. this is basically talking about depression. "It's in this wake that I find myself
    Losing the will to resume this hell
    When every breath is a dying wish"
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    "This broken place that I call my home
    Is deep in the sorrow that I have sewn
    And i can't erase what is in my heart
    I wanted to finish before it starts"
    here he is talking about how he cant erase what has happend in the past, but he wants to finish what he started. Again probably referencing our want to sin.

    In the next stanza he talks about how we all try to find ways of not feeling the guilt of our sin.."My own solution in discretion again" and how we are always waiting for something...some calling "I've been waiting for a call to reach my veins
    Ready or not"

    In the last stanza i think hes just talking about himself and how when he dies he has a salvation and forgiveness is his to keep because Christ came and died for our sins. "I know it's hard to forgive this man
    Driving the failure into your hands" Here hes talking about how he shouldn't have been forgiven and i think the driving the failure into your hands has reference to the cross about the nails, but instead the weight of sin."

    I find this song painting a picture of someone who is faultering and finds there way back.
    Deathscyth3on December 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI gave my boyfriend the special edition with the DVD of Storm The Gates Of Hell for Christmas. I find this song to be almost suicidal.
    "Losing the will to resume this hell
    When every breath is a dying wish"
    It also speaks of the "false solution"
    To me, this song is nearly a direct reference to suicidal thoughts/feelings.
    megsehon December 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a life that is without Christ. It shows the desolation that is a life without Christ. Depression leads to suicidal feelings, and, as the song says, Our own solutions are insufficient. In the end the man asks for forgiveness for his sins and is forgiven.
    subzerolifeon March 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is what I get understand the song to mean.

    "It's in this wake that I find myself
    Losing the will to resume this hell
    When every breath is a dying wish
    It's harder to follow the point of this"
    These lines seem to be contemplating the point of living.

    "This broken place that I call my home
    Is deep in the sorrow that I have sewn"
    Deep in the sorrow that I have sewn, referring to the mess this person has made in their life.


    "And i can't erase what is in my heart
    I wanted to finish before it starts"
    This person feels hopeless, and feels like they can't change the way they feel.

    "My own solution insufficent again
    No false illusion, this devouring threat"
    Trying to fix the problems on his/her own has gotten them nowhere.

    "I break the vessel, giving air to it's red
    and open my fate to the darkened sky"
    I break the vessel, giving air to it's red, talking about Harming his/herself in some way, and open my fate to the darkened sky, is talking about dealing with the consequences that come with those actions.

    "I've been fading away
    I've been waiting for a call to reach my veins"
    This person seems to want help, but isn't receiving it.

    "No attention to waist
    Every sorrow of the soul will reap my name
    When I cease to exist"
    This person isn't feeling what he/she feels, or doing what he/she is doing for attention, but rather because they truly do feel this way, and "every sorrow of the soul will reap my name when I cease to exist" seems to be saying something like they're going to miss me when I'm gone.
    I'm a little fuzzy on that verse.

    "Now I've come to a final sleep"
    Seems to be talking about when the person dies.

    "I pray that forgiveness is mine to keep"
    They hope they will receive forgiveness for the things they've done.

    "I know it's hard to forgive this man
    Driving the failure into your hands"
    Not exactly sure what this line is referring to. Possibly Christ when he was on the cross, and by us doing things that aren't right or whatever, it pains Jesus.
    Just a guess. Pretty sure I'm wrong though.


    "When I cease to exist"
    berserkerrayon October 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is really about feeling alone and not being noticed until you're not there anymore.
    I agree with berserkerray about how
    "I know it's hard to forgive this man
    Driving the failure into your hands"
    means that with all the sins we've committed its hard to be forgiven
    CatalysticDesireon June 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFantastic new single from Storm the Gates of Hell. Cant wait till 11/6/07
    maxmouse2008on October 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about the fact that we are fading from this world and how we want God to do somethin about it. awsome new single by demon hunter!! cant wait till the album comes out!
    christianmetal86on October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see a lot of this song reflecting a chronological view of someone who's struggling with the weight of the world.
    Desperon November 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin a way your both right but it is also about ryan himself
    GodRocker5on November 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjus found out, the video 4 this song might be on the headbangers ball!!! thats freakin awsome!!!
    christianmetal86on November 16, 2007   Link

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