"Dying Youth" as written by and Jesse/vodinh Hasek....
Deep under the surface I keep the love.
Older and aware of a hidden universe.
I pray to be young and pray to be inspired.
Words of your tongue blister like fire.

I can't let you go.
Slow down don't leave.
Dying days of my youth.
Over take me.

There is a glimpse of death in your eye's.
I'm not prepared to let out those cries.
I plead to stay young soon will be expired.
So lost in denial.

I can't let you go.
Slow down don't leave.
Dying days of my youth.
Over take me.

Reach in her womb shelter from strived.
Baring the gifts, burdens of life.
I pray to stay young but soon will be expired.
The age of innocence long sense gone.

I can't let you go.
Slow down don't leave.
Dying days of my youth.
Over take me.

Fools who for looking back word.
Chose to live as statues frozen fracture.
Youthful laughter.


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"Dying Youth" as written by Jesse Hasek Brian Vodinh

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    General CommentI think this is a very simple theme to this song. A couple or two people get in an argument.
    "The words of your tongue blister like fire."
    The couple/people become separated and one person is in depression. He/she longs to be young again to experience the days they shared together. The "dying days of my youth" are memories that continuously fill the person's head.

    This song is about a broken heart.
    kjb13on April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't see this theme the same way that you do, kjb. Yours sounds like it just about hits the nail on the head, but what I get from this amazing song is this:

    The person cannot let go of his past, and he doesn't wish to forget those things, hence the "slow down, don't leave."

    "The days of innocence long since gone" shows that he misses those days, and he wants to keep those memories of innocence.

    "Those who
    Are looking backwards
    Chose to
    Live as statues
    Frozen fractured
    Youthful laughter
    Fades"

    The sick reality here is that there are people who cannot let go of their past, and they eventually become so fixated on it that they're are like "statues" since they cannot stop looking to their past. However, eventually everything does fade.

    This is just what I've interpreted, however, and your interpretation also seems as though it could be right!

    Only way to find out exactly what it means is to talk to the band! ;)
    Dr_Jon May 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the cover art is from this song. It's about wanting to be young and innocent like you used to be, but of course you can't go back. Someone is struggling with a relationship because they long for the past.
    [Service to busy]on May 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about coming to the end of your time, and looking back on life wishing that you were young again.
    cbc157on June 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a broken heart and wanting the realtionship to start all over again..almost like she reminds him of being young again and not able to let go of that youthful feeling when he's with her. It's also a warning, if you live in the past, you die a little everyday...
    cclover_98on July 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm guessing this is about having a child and immediately growing up from the experience. It is a difficult thing to do and requires much from one who is not completely ready. Having children of your own destroys the innocence of youthfulness. One must grow up, despite their wishes to not.
    Olecranonon July 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about nostalgia. I'm sure all people miss their youth where there were no responsibilities and everything was easier.
    ExurKunon August 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Dr J. I think he nailed it down right there.
    Silecene Aletheaon August 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is simply about loss of innocence.

    Great song though. Easily one of my favorites of theirs.
    AmplifySilenceon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a couple who got pregnant during their teen years,

    "Reach in her womb
    Sheltered from strife
    Bearing the gifts
    And burdens of life"

    And the father is looking back on his life years later and realizes
    that he has been trying to hold on to his "age innocent," which
    causes the couple to argue.

    "I pray to be young
    And pray to be inspired
    But the words of your tongue
    Blister like fire"

    But together they realize that they have to grow up and take responsibility.

    "Those who
    Are looking backwards
    Chose to
    Live as statues
    Frozen fractured
    Youthful laughter
    Fades

    I can't let you go
    Slow down
    Don't leave
    Dying days of my youth
    Over take me"

    That's just the way I took it.
    listentolissaon May 16, 2009   Link

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