Sinking into my awareness
realizing what's been done
I've taken a life and mine for granted
Neither planned or in passion
riddled with guilt and crazy panic
my body tells my mind to run
into the forest towards the mother
though I've destroyed her favorite son

All the things I should have done,
All the things I should have done

Execution style in the courtyard
where everyone awake can witness
the cowardly shot into the temple
all because I lost my temper
Burn the evidence, flee the scene
always keep those fingers clean
Devil eyes stare into mine
they say there is no place I can hide

Now I must compare the consequence
end my life or just confess
I won't last a minute in confinement
Either way I'm going to hell

All the things I should've done
Oh, oh, oh
All the things I should have done
Oh, oh, oh
Either way I'm going to hell
Either way I'm going to hell

All my life
before my eyes
All the time
I was awake

You were alive and just arriving
I couldn't see your eyes
All that is love is ever lasting
I didn't realize

I was awake

Lyrics submitted by HomerunHenry

Fever Dreams song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +4
    General Commentbeing depressed your whole entire life and trying to compensate with drugs and alcohol to fill the void. Then to find that that was all wrong and you have fucked up so much when it's too late. "i didn't realize i was awake the whole time." this is how i perceive it, though the beauty of circa is that there are hidden double and triple meanings behind every word. He is an amazing poet and i wish more people knew.
    circacircacircaon November 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a cool song!!!! This new album is pretty neat and getting better each time I listen!
    CrownOLoveon April 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis song is incredible.. and it needs more recognition
    RamonCarloon June 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit kinda reminds me of the story of cain and abele.
    victoriaann321on July 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is definitely about taking someone,something, possibly nature or his life for granted.

    "my body tells my mind to run
    into the forest towards the mother
    though I've destroyed her favorite so"

    i get the sense that the writer feels he did not do enough in his lifetime or did any important things for the world and feels somewhat resentment.

    "All the things I should have done
    Oh, oh, oh
    Either way I'm going to hell
    Either way I'm going to hell"

    but either way, he feels that it is too late for him to do much.

    i love the name of this song, and its content.
    spiritedawayon April 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGET IT lmao
    thrwmyhrtawy.on April 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi feel like he's talking about how someone would feel after they killed someone ?
    but idk, it's a good song.
    ktbaby6592on April 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI like the execution bit, its sexy.
    Well this song is about an execution, and the guilt throughout the man's head, because he was pissed, and what will happen afterwards has him scared. Faced with suicide or jail, the whole bit about him and what he should have done seems to point to the fact that this will follow him throughout life, and therefore will limit what he can do in the future.
    Illuminateron April 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton their 4/20 acoustic webcast, im pretty sure he said this song was based on a dream anthony had about killing someone. then i think as the song draws to and end he begins to somewhat relate it to something real -- "All my life passing before my eyes. All the time I was awake"
    yeldarb_yerfon April 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about after killing someone... how more obvious do the lyrics need to be
    jackshephardon August 10, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top