"Torch Song" as written by and David Paden Marchand Adam A Carson....
I saw you. Angels came to light your path.
I heard you keep their wings pressed under glass.
Now am I so enthralled that I might die?
I saw you sweetly smule and say, "do try"
"do try"

(Anything!)
I'd tear out my eyes for you, my dear
(Anything!)
To see everything that you do.

I saw you so bereft, so pale and weak
When I looked through you
and I declined to speak.
I won't say

(Anything!)
I'd tear out my eyes for you, my dear
(Anything!)
To see everything that you do, I'd do
(Anything!)
I'd tear out my soul for you my dear, oh my dear
(Anything!)
To feel everything as you do.

Leave me. Leave me to grieve that nothing's lost.
Leave me, but when you leave, know nothing's lost.


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    My InterpretationI think it's about him falling for a woman who just wants the attention.

    "I saw you. Angels came to light your path.
    I heard you keep their wings pressed under glass."

    Good guys that came after her, but she just keeps them "in glass" - on display. When she craves attention or whatever, she uses these "Angels" that long for her.

    "Now am I so enthralled that I might die?
    I saw you sweetly smule and say, "do try"
    "do try""

    She obviously wants him to try and win her over, knowing that he won't succeed and that he'll likely become another set of angel wings to keep under glass.

    The tearing out teh eyes, soul etc is his way of trying to win her. Do whatever he can, give whatever he can.

    At the end he realises that nothing's lost, as he never had her in the first place.
    Spudguyon September 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a broken girl (or person in general), a self destructive person. He would tear out his eyes and soul for her to see how she views the world so he can try and help her.
    KayKay2322997on December 17, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me it seems like it could be about fanaticism, particularly religious fanaticism, and torch refers to angry mobs, and "Leave me to grieve that nothing's lost" could mean that nothing is lost because they believe in life after death, but still they greive when people die. It could be a reaction to something like Jesus Camp.
    Tilyron July 13, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti think its about him looking at someone he cares for on their death bed and he would give anything to know how they feel, anything to save them. but the last line kinda contradicts that by saying 'but when you leave, know nothing's lost.' so idk but i get that vibe. good song.
    Vailon September 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've been listening to this song a lot lately. I love the intensity of it. I think the reason why it is so intense is because it's supposed to exemplify that devotion he has to this girl. I think the reason it's called "Torch Song" is because this is obviously a "flame" of his as it were. It burns so furiously inside of him. He'd give absolutely "anything" to be with her. He knows though that she's going to betray him. That's why she keeps "angel wings pressed under glass." His devotion and obsession of her being the object of his affection will drive him to any lengths even if this will be the death of him.
    th3rd3y3on September 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLeave me. Leave me to grieve that nothing's lost.
    Leave me, but when you leave, know nothing's lost.

    They were perfect, they were beautiful. They met in the middle of of nowhere, in the middle of nothing, and kissed where everyone could see. No words. No before. No after. They kissed and it was perfect. it was beautiful. It was everything. It was nothing.
    MeeshaBaton October 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that he'd "tear out his eyes" for her not because he's madly infatuated with her, but because he wants to give this cold-hearted woman a sense of sight so that she can see all of the pain she brings upon others.

    Not to say that he never was infatuated with her. I think that this was the case in the beginning, then she tore his heart out, and now he wants her to see and understand what she's done.

    Lastly, though knowing that "nothing's lost", when she leaves him, he knows that he will still grieve because of all the pain he feels -- while she's able to leave KNOWING that nothing is lost because it all meant nothing to her, and soon doing the same thing to someone else.
    gracethenamelesson November 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't have anything meaningful to say except the intro reminds me of pirates of the caribbean.
    hurricanebutterflyon July 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason, I think this song is more sarcastic. I think Davey is making fun of or just expressing how people now a days would go as far as hurting themselves just to have a certain person by their side. They become so obsessed that they do everything to try to see what the person is doing at all times. How people don't cherish their own personal lives but give away everything to anyone. I just feel like Davey isn't the type of person who would write a song about his love feelings. Unless he really did change that much over the last 10 years D:
    AngelicVoiceon August 10, 2010   Link

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