These darkened days and restless nights

Are passing by
Passing by like never ending years


What is left for me to keep me bearing
up against this pain

Buried deep inside
Inside my soul



And all that's left are memories

These pictures of unworried days


But no one's there to save my legacy

It will just perish, fade with me


fade with me

No one awaits me
nothing diverts me

This withered body is no empty shell

A dying ember



There is my god to carry me,

But in this world, I needed you



No one awaits me
nothing diverts me

This withered body is no empty shell

And my bright eyes still realize your apathy

My heart beats strong, it still beats strong



There is my god to carry me

But in this world, I needed you



What is left for me to keep me bearing up against this pain

There is no god to ease this pain



No one awaits me
nothing diverts me

This withered body is no empty shell

And my bright eyes still realize your apathy

My heart beats strong, it still beats strong



Nothing to live for

Nothing to fight for

And emptiness fills my days


All my hope,
A dying ember
Nothing to live for

Nothing to fight for

And emptiness fills my days


Just promise me
promise me
to hold my hand



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  • +1
    General Comment:maybe instead of "There is my god to carry me", he says "There is no god to carry me", I'm not shure, but if that's what he is singing, than the person doesn't believe in god anymore, because of the pain he/she has to endure

    ForYourMaliceon February 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song is about the elderly and how we cast them aside once they become to old to be of use. The title is a reference to the fact that once this human being was a strong person, now they are old and beginning to die.

    all that's left are my memories
    these pictures of unworried days
    but no one's there to save my legacy
    it will just perish, fade with me

    no one awaits me, nothing diverts me
    this withered body is no empty shell
    a dying ember

    there is my god to carry me
    but in this world, I needed you

    These lines show how this person has been abandoned. They can remember a better time when they were younger. They believe in God, but their children no longer care. This person is not dead, yet they are abandoned.

    nothing to live for
    nothing to fight for
    and emptiness fills my days
    all my hope, a dying ember
    just promise me to hold my hand

    This shows how the person is near death and they only wanted their children to be there during the last time of their life. The elderly person simply did not want to be alone. Their hope for life is fading.
    caliban83on October 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think it's about someone whos love died and although he/she believes in god, god can't cure the deep pain he/she has.
    ForYourMaliceon February 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i thought he was saying
    "where is my god to carry me?"
    but it does sound like TH not WH
    so never mind
    sick1on February 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:logically it would be probably Where (as a question) but i think "There" is here right.

    He affirms "There is my God..." and the next verse is the continuation "But I needed you.... "

    So in other words "I have something but I want something else"
    sickeningon May 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:well now that i see your guys' opinion, i agree. but when i first heard this song i thought it was about there being no one to carry on his work, as in he doesnt have any family no cousins no kids, no one. and i was just thinkin that the line "what keeps me bearing up against this pain" was just "like what keeps pushing me to keep living when no one will know?" idk. but i like everyone elses comments better than mine.
    headbangin617on August 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:definitely there is no god to carry me, and it makes sense as well? the line contradict if it is there is my god..? wouldn't you say?
    forever smackedon November 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:@ forever smaked; pretty sure he is saying there is my god to carry me, once you listen to it a couple of times its quite clear that its TH not WH. and i fail to see how it contradicts itself he is saying that there is god to carry him but that is not good enough, he wants the one he lost back.
    Magyuron December 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:@ Magyur, i was meaning NO instead of MY:P
    forever smackedon January 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yea my bad again lol, i changed both WH/TH and NO/MY:P you are right on the TH, but im undecided on the NO/MY
    forever smackedon January 22, 2009   Link

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