When you find me pinned beneath the wreckage
Call off your sirens,
Call off your search.
Everything is quiet on fire
Everything is warm
Inside the glow
With television static, with engines purring
Let me sleep.
One by one will my friends leave my side, or will my plane just drop out of the sky?

I can't afford to sleep through, the virus hard at work.
It's called me out, it’s called me out
This body will collapse
Useless to the world
One sudden drop
One by one as my senses fade away
Tied to machines that feed signals to my brain
This is the end
The doctor draws a blade
With patient hands, he writes his name in Braille.

I can't slow my breathing down when I’m staring at the floor
Underneath the threat of giving in, I give it all once more
Quietly dissolving under lights that call me home, I can hear the voices trailing off

Someone is shutting me down
Someone is shoving me underneath waves of lead
I wasn't strong enough to swim back up to the surface to find you
This is how it begins
Quietly counting backwards from ten
Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three
But I can't concentrate on anything

No one can save me.
I'm not even here
I am drifting from consciousness into oblivion
Someone is shutting me down.


Lyrics submitted by Lanimilbus

Some Just Vanish song meanings
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    General CommentThis seems to be about someone who was in an accident and goes into a coma from it, but is still semi-concious and aware as to what's going on around him...then someone "pulls the plug" and he dies. Or something along those lines.
    Lanimilbuson October 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"This is how it begins
    Quietly counting backwards from ten
    Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three
    But I can't concentrate on anything" - going into surgery under general anaesthetic, they make you count back form 10 till you lose consciousness
    SushiMonkeyon November 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBoth of those seem to be very literal interpretations. Not necessarily wrong though.
    freshymon February 21, 2008   Link

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