So cold,
your icy fingers around my neck
You offer these rotten apples
Begging me to taste and see
I'll take just one bite

I know you're coming like a bad dream
When the demons fall to place
Perverting all the answers
Corrupting what's inside you
Believing everything
Cut deeper to the core
But we know what's inside

Go to bed, young dreamer
A prophet you'll arise to call us out
Go to bed, young dreamer
You tell of our decline
But you follow us down

The breath of a fallen angel brings death if you breathe it in
Breathe it in
Breathe it in
Although you know what dwells inside
The breath of a fallen angel brings death if you breathe it in

To bite down, to chew, and to swallow
To muscle it down to dissolve
Bed ridden, shivering fever
Follow it down
(repeat)

Your icy fingers around my neck
Offering destruction
They're begging me to taste and see
So I take just one bite
It's the poison in your veins
And it's the shiver down your spine
Go deeper to the cut
But we know what's inside

To bite down, to chew, and to swallow
To muscle it down to dissolve
Bed ridden, shivering fever
Follow it down
(repeat)

And we know you'll bite down
And you'll follow us into the ground
And we know you'll bite down
And you'll follow us into the ground

We know what's inside

Go to bed, young dreamer
A prophet you'll arise to call us out
Go to bed, young dreamer
You tell of our decline
But you follow us down



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    General Comment"Adult Tree" By Haste the Day is almost a "Snow White" tale, engulfing the listener in venomous apples that lead to bed ridden sorrow.

    The icy fingers are Satan, he is trying to tempt you to taste the rotten apples. The apples are his temptations, and even one bite is enough to make you sick.As seen in "To Bite and to chew and to swallow to muscle it down bed ridden, shivering fever follow it down".
    The apple may look shiny and nice on the outside, but inside they are nothing much bile and poison. I say they look nice on the outside, because its a subtle hint coming from the fact that, who would bite an apple that's rotten on the outside? He also makes this clear by saying "But we know what's inside," it looks nice on the outside but we know what's inside, implying that's where the rot is.

    We can see again how he is talking about sin when he says "The breath of a fallen angel brings death if we breathe it in". A fallen angel is sinful and even his breath can kill you, because sin is death. If you are breathing in sin you eventually will die. Maybe not literally but figuratively, you will lose you closeness with God and eventually fall away and sin.

    "The young men willl dream dreams and the old men will see visions". This bible verse reveals the "young dreamer," bit. It's as the young dreamer goes to sleep he eventually grows old becoming a prophet, and prophets called the people out and prophesied of their decline. Though they did this, they still followed the people down to inevitable destruction.

    This song tells of the external venomous beauty, and dark interest of sin, yet you know the vile taste, bitterness and rot of it, you still take that one big foul bite. Even the prophets that know what follows, still carry on down the same path. When you accept the apple you also know of the deceit that you have given into, and yet you still taste it, chew it swallow it digest it.
    WhiteCollarAgenton October 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so awesome..very emotional.
    Kyzron October 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHey guys this is my first post please tell me what you think. Shot
    WhiteCollarAgenton October 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite Haste The Day song so far. by the way i agree with whitecollaragent. really good post. lol also my first post
    MusicLover19on February 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat job WhiteCollarAgent. Totally agree. Just one other thing... If you've seen the album art, it goes with this song. It shows an apple, and when you open the case, on the other side is a skull with worms coming out. The rotten apple bringing death. Powerful message.
    TheAbstruseMeaningon March 09, 2009   Link
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    General Comment*Sigh...Snow White...one of my favorite movies...Haste The Day...

    Oh I love this song now. Haha.
    Vices7861on June 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthave you guys ever thought it could be about the first sin to mankind where the serpant tempted eve to eat the apple from the knowledge of good and evil its just a thought i could be wrong
    roy007on November 09, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIt might need it's own corrections but it's a little but more down to detail.
    Hope it helps...




    So cold, your icy fingers around my neck.
    You offer this rotten apple, begging me to taste and see.
    So I take just one bite.

    I know you're coming like a bad dream
    When the demons fell to place,
    Perverting all the answers.
    Corrupting what's inside you,
    Believing everything
    Cut deeper to the core.
    But we know what's inside.

    Go to bed, young dreamer.
    A prophet you'll arise
    To call us out.
    Go to bed young dreamer.
    You tell of our decline,
    But you follow us down.
    (We know what's inside.)

    The breath of the fallen angel brings death if you breathe it in.
    Breathe it in, breathe it in.
    Although you know what dwells inside.
    The breath of the fallen angel brings death if you breathe it in.

    To bite down, to chew, and to swallow.
    To muscle it down to dissolve.
    Bed ridden,
    Shivering fever,
    To follow it down.

    To bite down, to chew, and to swallow.
    To muscle it down to dissolve.
    Bed ridden,
    Shivering fever,
    To follow it down.

    Your icy fingers around my neck
    offer me destruction.
    Begging me to taste and see.
    So I take just one bite.
    And it's the poison in your veins.
    And it's the shiver down your spine.
    Cut deeper to the core,
    But we know what's inside.

    To bite down, to chew, and to swallow.
    To muscle it down to dissolve.
    Bed ridden,
    shivering fever.
    To follow it down.

    To bite down, to chew, and to swallow.
    To muscle it down to dissolve.
    Bed ridden,
    Shivering fever,
    To follow it down.

    And we know you'll bite down
    And follow us under the ground.

    And we know you'll bite down
    And follow us under the ground.

    Go to bed, young dreamer.
    A prophet you'll arise
    To call us out.
    Go to bed young dreamer.
    You tell of our decline,
    But you follow us down.
    (We know what's inside.)
    HasteTheDay68on March 02, 2010   Link

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