Not a word. Not hello, nor how are you.
Nothing. No response
I've been eradicated, erased...I'm nothing.

Whispers would sound like screams at this point in time.
Words that made no sense at all would be ample and comforting.

I've been here before and tried to drown it.
This time I will try to cut out the heart, tear off the limbs.

How this place became so barren and frozen in such a small period is beyond me.

I thought there was warmth.
I thought stupidly that this was going to be the best year of my life.
Farewell to this year, everything it's done to me.
Farewell to you for not replying, for not caring enough to take the time to respond to my calls for help.

Farewell to everything. This world is dead to me, turns out I'm going to fit in just fine.
I'm going to cut my arms open and pull at the heart strings attached to my hands until they snap and die, that must be the way...
everything I touch falls to pieces.
Everything I love turns a blind eye.

Cut the throat and see what colour it bleeds
cut the ties and see how abruptly it comes to an end.

This heart is black and collapsed
I wish my lungs would give in, because I don't have the courage to do it myself.
I hate this place I'm in.
I only wanted to love.
It's not enough.

Lyrics submitted by northcoasthardcorex

Black And Collapsed song meanings
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    General Commenti dont know what this song means to me, but btw, the way joel writes his lyrics, when he records them , he doesnt finish the lines, and doesnt even say some and yeah.

    dont be alarmed or mark them as wrong, theyre the lyrics.
    northcoasthardcorexon July 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow. Intense.
    fightoff yourdemonson July 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its about someone who was really close to him, just ignoring him, and he's feeling rejected by this someone. probably a gf seeing as at the end it says
    "I only wanted to love.
    It's not enough."
    and then all the heart references. pretty straight forward
    user-defined-guyon July 22, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is exactly what I'm going through. This song is about finding love earlier in the year then thinking it's going to be a great year because all you want is love and and you've got it, but then all of the sudden it ends and he/she stops talking to you and blocks you out completely and it isn't the first time this has happened to you so then you just think about killing yourself because you've been trying to find love and it ends up falling apart over and over again hence the title.
    Timeline27on December 05, 2015   Link

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