"Disappear" as written by Joleen Belle, Robyn Michelle Johnson and David Gamson....
To the deep end, to the heart line
Hold it straight together, man
Hold it straight together, if you can
Little fevers wrapped in medication
All strung out on novelty
Collapse yourself and try to comprehend
An angry island, a bitter bee sting
Severing and shattering
Free the self and fix the in between
It's isolation, mark the earth around you
Guess who's on the waiting list
I'll let you in on something secret

I can disappear
Anytime I want to, time I feel you
Shuffle through my skin
I am with you til the end

First you breathe out
Then you have to breathe in
Lash yourself repeatedly
Until it sticks, until it sticks
Under the eyelids, carry on cadaver
Festering interiors
All hollow breach and vapor silhouette
Need medication, more medication
Coursing through your interstates
All mad and great, confused and counterfeit
Kamikaze, sear the blood inside me
Guess who's got it figured out
I'll let you in on something secret

I can disappear
Anytime I want to, time I feel you
Shuffle through my skin
I am with you til the end

And I can decompose
When it suits me I accelerate it
Wicked on all fours,
I surrender to the storm

You'll never know how it feels
You'll never know how it feels
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?

I can disappear
Anytime I want to, time I feel you
Shuffle through my skin
I am with you til the end

I can decompose
When it suits me, I accelerate it
Wicked on all fours,
I surrender to the storm

And I can disappear
Anytime I want to, time I feel you
Shuffle through my skin
I am with you til the end
I'm with you til the end


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"Disappear" as written by Joleen Belle David Gamson

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  • +3
    General CommentI'll start by saying I really love this song.

    The title of the song made me immediately think of a lyric off of an earlier MCS song. "I reach for the bottle and disappear" from Better Open the Door. Generally speaking, I this song is about using alcohol as a means to escape from your problems. "Disappear" refers to the whole escapism idea. Also the line "Medication, need medication" refers to self medicating via alcohol, and developing a "need" for it. "Coursing through your interstates, All mad and great, confused and counterfeit" - I think here interstates are an analogy to the network of veins and blood vessels in the human body, and alcohol is coursing through them. The second part of the line of course refers to the mental/behavioral characteristics of someone who is drunk. Mad, Great (feeling good), confused, counterfeit (all of those feelings are false and fleeting). This of course is just my own personal opinion.
    JerseyLumberon October 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've gone back and forth between "shuffle" and "shovel" but if you listen towards the end when the music drops for the chorus, it sounds a lot more like shuffle.

    On that note this song is amazing live, as is the other new song "A Lifeless Ordinary" Their show at the Triple Rock was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. Can't wait for January 19th!!!
    2marinerssurviveon November 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song has to do with yes escapeism, the whole drinking thing, and the veins stuff makes sense. I think it has to do with being out of control, I found references to animalistic behavior:
    and I can decompose
    when it suits me I accelerate it
    we get on all fours
    I surrender to the storm

    Decompose from human behaviour to something more primitave and course. THe language he uses in the chorus shows a courseness and roughness; coursing through your innerstates
    I'm matergrate confused and counterfeit
    kamakazi's sear the blood inside you.

    He realises that this is a pattern he must break: lash yourself repeatedly until it sticks until it sticks

    But the animalistic calling brings him back to falling to his addiction: Need medication, more medication

    I think the 'I can dissapear' tells people that he knows he deteriorates from his usual self when the alcohol. And he talks about it like an advantage cos he can dissapear 'any time I want to, time I feel you', but he does realise that it is a neverending and irreversable cycle: first you breathe out/
    than you have to breathe in


    This guy Justin Pierre is brilliant
    benvon November 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's, "need medication, more medication coursing through your interstates all mad and great, confused and counterfeit."

    at least, that's all i can come up with.

    and i also think it's just "and i can decompose when it suits me, i accelerate it."
    ohmcson October 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI corrected some of it:

    To the deep end, to the heart line
    Hold it straight together, man
    Hold it straight together, if you can
    Little fevers wrapped in medication
    All strung out on novelty
    Collapse yourself and try to comprehend
    An angry island, a bitter bee sting
    Severing and shattering
    Free the self and fix the between
    It's isolation, mark the earth around you
    Guess who's on the waiting list?
    I'll let you in on something secret

    I can disappear
    Anytime I want to, time I feel you
    Shuffle through my skin
    I am with you til the end

    First you breathe out, then you have to breathe in
    Lash yourself repeatedly
    Until it sticks, until it sticks
    Under the eyelids, carry on cadaver
    Festering interiors
    All hollow breach and vapor silhouette
    Need medication, more medication
    Coursing through your interstates
    All mad and great, confused and counterfeit
    Kamikaze, sear the blood inside me
    Guess who's got it figured out?
    I'll let you in on something secret

    I can disappear
    Anytime I want to, time I feel you
    Shuffle through my skin
    I am with you til the end

    And I can decompose
    When it suits me, I accelerate it
    Wicked on all fours,
    I surrender to the storm

    You'll never know how it feels
    You'll never know how it feels
    Can you feel it?
    Can you feel it?

    I can disappear
    Anytime I want to, time I feel you
    Shuffle through my skin
    I am with you til the end

    And I can decompose
    When it suits me, I accelerate it
    Wicked on all fours,
    I surrender to the storm

    And I can disappear
    Anytime I want to, time I feel you
    Shuffle through my skin
    I am with you til the end
    I am with you til the end
    bfg1024on October 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. so much. cant wait for My Dinosaur Life <3 ahaha i love the name.
    although, when he sings "shuffle through my skin", i hear "shovel through my skin" does anyone else hear it or is it just me?
    boysinbluex3on November 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust found out Joshua Cain verified via twitter that it is in fact "Shovel through my skin". He also said it's "little fevers wrapped in dedication"
    2marinerssurviveon November 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics are wrong.

    from MotionCityMusic Twitter

    "An angry island/a bitter bee sting/severing each artery/to free the self and fix the in-betweens...I can disappear any time I want to..."

    Also, in the video testimonial for this song, Justin says:
    "That song is more about you can go either way. It's like 'fuck it' or 'I'm gonna get my shit together and I don't know."
    hollahbriannaon January 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I think it's about the option of disappearing and floating along, or (the message being) deciding to actually do something and get out there. It's probably related to what Justin's been through in his life, as can be quite typical with his lyrics.

    I do love his lyrics, but I feel like this album is generally much more cryptic than the brutal honesty he put into the other albums. I don't think anybody could write a break-up song better than Justin Pierre.
    War|ordon January 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs "try to comprehend an angry island" a LOST reference? Maybe...
    Jayemelon January 19, 2010   Link

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