"Madman" as written by and Michael Murphy Jason Barnes....
You said it yourself
To convalesce from empty sorrow, someone had to squeal
To dive to the bottom
You said I know
I know it's not your fault
Like wire around your bones you would never numb
I take it I'm a mad man, but I would never squeal
I never said it was no good
The innocent will rest in the peace they've been given
Paintings will sleep on the floor
Build walls of lonely dreams as beauty fades
I can't take this anymore
Lock yourself up like a bird in a cage
You sing but no one ever listens
How much were you paid to sell out the mad man?
Like a scientist or a master of design
I knew exactly what I was doing
And I heard of your disease, and shots of penicillin barely kept you alive
The innocent will rest in the peace they've been given
Paintings will sleep on the floor
Build walls of lonely dreams as beauty fades
I can't take this anymore
I am the clone
I dwell in silence
I am the clone
I dwell in silence
I am the clone
I dwell in silence
I am the clone
I dwell in silence

The innocent will rest in the peace they've been given
Paintings will sleep on the floor
Build walls of lonely dreams as beauty fades
I can't take this anymore
The innocent will rest in the peace they've been given
Paintings will sleep on the floor
Build walls of lonely dreams as beauty fades
I can't take this anymore


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"Mad Man" as written by Devin Chaulk Brennan Chaulk

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  • +2
    General CommentI don't think this song is about assisted suicide. I think the song is about Judas's struggles after betraying Jesus.

    "To convalesce from empty sorrow, someone had to squeal" - Jesus needed to die and Judas was the one who had to betray Him.

    "You said "I know."
    I know it's not your fault" - Jesus basically tells Judas that He knows that Judas has betrayed Him and tells him to go do it. (Matthew 26)


    "How much were you paid to sell out the madman?" - Judas sold Jesus to the Sanhedrin for 20 pieces of silver.

    "The innocent will rest in the peace they've been given" - Judas muses that the innocent will find peace (salvation) which Jesus gives to us as a gift.

    The song seems to be a lot of Judas dealing with his betrayal of Jesus and how he can't handle it anymore. This is by no means the only way to interpret it, but it think that is is at least somewhat the meaning that Haste the Day was going for.
    7500fxon October 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome way to interpret the song 7500,either way it is awesome!
    Steppen86on August 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya i think 7500fx really nailed it, that is what i kept thinking when i was listening the song

    except why does he say, "I am the clone, I dwell in silence"?

    great song btw
    great album too
    fuse.tv/music/the-worm/…
    listen to it here
    SethTheMexicanon October 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am the clone, I dwell in silence
    -i think is meaning that he can be like Judas at times (being a clone of Judas). bc we too mess up and do things that are not pleasing in God's eyes.
    DUDEJUSTLISTENon December 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaste The Day is still pretty good without Jimmy...
    Vices7861on June 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti read in an article, mike murphy, the bassist said this song was about a boy who goes to an art museum with his parents and the paintings come to life. and the boy thinks he is going crazy. i think thats how it went dont take my word on it. go check for the article. it was a while ago when i read it
    RyanHTDon June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with 7500fx and the part "the innocent will rest in the peace they've been given, but i don't get the part where it says painting will sleep on the floor. what could paintings sleeping on the floor represent?
    MusicLover19on December 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think 7500fx has it right but the only thing i dont understand is "paintings will sleep on the floor".....
    Guyyaon February 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand does anyone kno wat "building walls of lonely dreams" means?
    Guyyaon February 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think people are reading way too much into it. I saw Haste the Day in July last year. Stephen Keech said that the song is about going crazy. If I'm not mistaken there is a podcast interview that he also says it is about a man that ends up going crazy in prison. He ends up in prison while his acomplices go free or something like that, I'm not sure though so don't take my word on it. The name of the podcast is the anvil and the hammer. It is old now so it will be a older episode. Again, don't take my word on it, check it out for yourselves. He talks about a lot of the other songs off of Dreamer.
    HasteTheDay68on March 02, 2010   Link

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