"Celestica" as written by Ethan Kath and Alice Glass....
As we fall into sequence
And we're eating our young
Remain silent and still for modesty
When the splints have been broken
And they can't help you now
Do you pray with your eyes closed naturally

Follow me into nowhere
Woven with the utmost care

If I'm lost please don't find me
If I jump let me sink
We descended from no one
With a wink

When it's cold outside hold me
Don't hold me
When I choose to rest my eyes coax me
Don't coax me
When it's cold outside hold me
Don't hold me
When I choose to rest my eyes coax me
Don't coax me

Follow me into nowhere
Woven with the utmost care

Have they cleansed you with chloride
And scrubbed behind the knees
Has your body been hollowed by the breeze


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"Celestica" as written by Ethan Kath Alice Glass

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    General Commenti know it's a tiny thing but she says "INto nowhere" and i'm not sure "Woven with the utmost care" is correct, it sounds different to me, like maybe she says "atmosphere" and something other than "Woven"

    anyways i lovelovelove the song and CC. thanks for posting these!
    dustybreezeon April 19, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentFrom Ethan,

    “‎Celestica is actually the name of the company in our home town that produces plastic, someone who worked there committed suicide by jumping into a large container of boiling liquid plastic and the workers couldn’t stop the machine so the body melted and became part of the stream of liquid plastic which they use to create products with.”
    zombiewakeupon October 12, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationAll music is a lot more ambigious than it seems, all great things are.
    You find your own meaning, this is mine.


    "As we fall into sequence and we're eating our young"
    Self-explanatory, we are falling into Their trap exactly as planned.

    "Remain silent and still for modesty"
    Wait for God, but that's not the way to find him. You do nothing, you will get nothing.

    "When the stilts have been broken, and they can't help you now"
    When you break free, you can't go back.

    "Do you pray with your eyes closed naturally"
    You look into nothingness and find meaning.

    "Follow me into nowhere, woven with the utmost care"
    Follow me into believing in God, something that was created for us to seem believable.

    "If I'm lost please don't find me"
    If I don't know your 'religion' or haven't 'met' God, please...don't introduce us.

    "If I jump let me sink"
    If I start this, let me finish. I choose to jump don't try to 'save' me. I 'recede'.

    "We descended from no one, with a wink"
    We don't betray God, because he doesn't exist. But he does, we just make you think he doesn't.

    "When it's cold outside, hold me, don't hold me"
    I'd rather be unfulfilled than held by your grasp.
    "When I choose to rest my eyes coax me, don't coax me"
    Don't comfort me.

    "Have they cleansed you with chloride and scrubbed behind the knees, has your body been hollowed by the breeze"
    Are you completely free of all 'impurities'? No.
    Has it made it's way to the deepest places in your soul? No.
    Have you died? No, so you will never know before then.
    ashleytddwpon May 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song, very sad. its nice to know that alice actually has a singing voice.
    undErneethon April 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"remain silent" soudns like perfect plan to me. and it's definitely not if i drown, it's if i jump.
    eizohon April 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI agree this is definitely "follow me into nowhere" and "if i jump let me sink"
    jerome888on April 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes me feel like i'm falling
    TeganandSaraloveon June 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation This is the meaning that I have read from the lyrics and the feel of the song...

    "Do you pray with your eyes closed naturally?" - Blind faith, jumping to conclusions; hoping for more
    "Nowhere; woven with the utmost care" - This thing that appears to be nothing is also intricate and beautiful.
    "If I drown; let me sink" - Let me leave if I wish to
    "When I choose to close my eyes, coax me; don't coax me" - When I choose to end this, help me but do not insist upon me.
    "Has your body been hallowed by the breeze?" - Are you truly gone when you no longer are alive?

    Logical Synthesis: Do we naturally attempt to find blind faith (Truth that we assume true? If we do, whats to say this intricate and beautiful thing isn't just nothing at all? If I wish to leave, let me do so... Of course, help me but not urge it upon me in a forceful manner. After all, are we truly gone when we die?

    I find this song speaks to me personally especially about my suicidal thoughts... I am often told I am a survivor of a harsh time; I am no such thing, I am a broken man. People insist that I need to feel what they feel, as if they were the model for which all humans feel. Blind to the truth, they remain ignorant to the pains I would feel every day and what I remember every second now. With that said, I wonder what reason they even have to stop a person from achieving peaceful serenity? This game is no longer fun for me, as it may be for you; you can feel free to enjoy it yourself but I choose to play a different one. Don't feel truly sad for me, for I would not be truly gone would I?
    oggaon May 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy take:

    As we fall into sequence
    -Our lives are governed by many tightly controlled systems so "falling into sequence" could also mean falling into line and following the mores of society.

    And we're eating our young
    -Doing something shameful, but we don't notice because it's considered "normal" or choose not to notice.

    Remain silent and still for modesty
    -Our silence on the shameful things we do in our systems could be racked up to modesty in our debased ways.

    When the splints have been broken
    -Perhaps splints could be considered teachers and parents who taught us these systems, but rejecting these systems you have rendered them useless (broken splints).

    And they can't help you now
    -Self explanatory.

    Do you pray with your eyes closed naturally
    -Do you close your eyes for the shame of what you've done as you pray?

    Follow me to nowhere
    -As an atheist, this resonates with me, because though I've found my "truth" it leads me nowhere, the same as religious thought.

    Woven with the utmost care
    -The framework we use to apply meaning to our lives is woven with the utmost care, because the basic truth, whatever that is to you, is a very fragile thing and can be undone easily.

    If I'm lost please don't find me
    If I drown let me sink
    -Our subjective truths can be so important to us that we prefer to stay "lost" and drown with them as opposed to change it

    We descended from no one
    With a wink
    -From an atheists point of view this could be a rejection of the god concept and the wink implies that we were clever to use religion as a salve for the lack of meaning in life.

    When it's cold outside hold me
    Don't hold me
    When I choose to rest my eyes coax me
    Don't coax me

    -I think the song lyrics lack the proper inflection to discern the different meanings of hold and possibly of coax. Hold me as in embrace me and hold me as in imprison me. Coax could be the difference between physically and emotionally coaxing.

    Have they cleansed you with chloride
    And scrubbed behind the knees
    -"They" are the others outside ourselves who apply hard and soft force to "clean" you. Those what this cleansing meant to Alice Glass will probably be mystery to us.

    Has your body been hollowed by the breeze
    -This could be taken to mean that the "cleansing" has a negative effect that leaves you rotted and empty inside. A shell of who you really could have been if "they" hadn't "cleansed" you.

    My two cents..
    taoshafferon September 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationas we fall into sequence and we're eating our young:soon or later we will all go through a hard time and we will fall...maybe it will happen at a young age....

    remain silent and still for modesty: to remain still and silent about this in order to keep your modesty...

    when the splints have been broken and they can't help you now: the splints are the people who are supposed to help you but they can't anymore...

    do you pray with your eyes cosed naturally: do you pray because you truly believe in God or beacause you only want this to get better?

    follwe me into nowhere: nichilism, to believe in nothing

    woven with the utmost care: woven but be careful not to fall

    If I'm lost please don't find me: even if I believe in something you find stupid don't try to make me change my mind

    if I jump let me sink: if want to kill myself or if I make a harmful decision let me do it

    we descend to no one with a wink: to not believe in God

    when it cold outside hold me don't hold me: I'm in a difficult situation but I'm not sure if I want somebody to help me or not

    when I choose to rest my eyes coax me don't coax me: I choose to give up but I'm not sure if I want you to try to save me...

    have they cleansed you with chloride and scrabbed behind the knees, has your body been hallowed by the breeze: are you really totally dead inside or there's still something left in you?
    ilenia1000on January 05, 2015   Link

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