Would you believe me if I told the reasons why,
You can't rest and drink yourself to sleep at night?
Not like it matters you can't escape don't even try,
We'll speak what no one knows.

You lie awake and you hope it's all in your head,
You're counting teeth with your tongue,
"Are they all there?"
There's no relief in the dark from what isn't there,
But you don't feel alone.

We are the ones you should be fearing,
Come in the night and take your teeth away,
Now sew up your mouth and go to sleep because,
We'll be there soon to break,
Your heart and spite your face.

Now they're finally here and you what they're looking for,
With their empty grins they proceed in taking what you owe,
And you move your lips but the words they just fall to the floor,
So this is how it ends?
Crawl to the mirror and see all that you've become,
A grim reflection of all the things that you have done,
You try to weep but no tears have or will ever come,
So this is who you are?

We are the ones you should be fearing,
Come in the night and take your teeth away,
Now sew up your mouth and go to sleep because,
We'll be there soon to break,
Your heart and spite your face.

All the stars will burn out sometime,
We hang by our own rope,
All the stars will burn out sometime,
We suffer from inward growth.

We are the ones you should be fearing,
Come in the night and take your teeth away,
Now sew up your mouth and go to sleep because,
We'll be there soon to break,
Your heart and spite your face.


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    My InterpretationWell from the lyrics I would say it's about more than just nightmares. Try adding in paranoia, delusions, complusive needs, from what I see it's pretty much about humanity and it's obession with fear. -The need to feel it, get rid of it, and give it.- (This was a very vauge break down.)
    MnemicAbysson November 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGod, this song is awesome. Lyrics kind of remind me of 'As It Is In Heaven' by Angelspit.
    queenoftheblackroseson January 16, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI'm not sure but I think this song is about someone who's paranoid at night and hear things that aren't actually there. Well that's what I think, I could be wrong.
    GroteZwakheidon March 12, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about Nightmares, Daniel Graves said so himself.
    Tatauduon July 04, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI've always thought this song was about self-secrets being kept, the guilt these secrets are giving, and the paranoia that comes with it. Mainly guilt and Paranoia. In the lines involving teeth, I see it as a reference to "Keeping secrets/lying is like pulling teeth" Some of the lines, like "Now they're finally here and you know what they're looking for; with they're empty grins they proceed in taking what you owe" Suggest paranoia. Then there's lines like the first two and all the lines of the second {Or third???} verse that suggest guilt, biggest example to me being "Crawl to the mirror and see what you've become; a grim reflection of all the things that you have done."
    ShadowBrion April 02, 2014   Link

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