"Tonight the World Dies" as written by Zachary James Baker, Matthew Charles Sanders, James Owen Sullivan, Brian Elwin Haner and Jonathan Seward....
Lost the meaning of our stay
Learn to live another day
Doubt the choices that we made
I know that we can't hide our shame
It's only in disguise

Drowning in our own debris
Fool our thoughts as though we're free
Close our eyes so we can see
The depth of all we mean to be
If only in my eyes

I don't mind
(Read the writing on the wall)
Mother cries
(Tortured voices as we crawl)
Find me on my better days
To lose it once again
In a way

So try and love me while you can
And take the time to understand
As long as I can touch your face
You know I'll never leave this place
If only in my mind

I don't mind
(Read the writing on the wall)
My cry
(Tortured voices as we crawl)
Find me on my better days
To lose it once again
But I seem to find out better ways
To consciously pretend

Sadness all I want to say
And it seems to run away
I'll run away
With you tonight
Launder all my sins away
And just like that mistakes are made
You know
Tonight the world dies

I don't mind
(Read the writing on the wall)
Mother cries
(Tortured voices as we crawl)
Find me on my better days
To lose it once again
But I seem to find out better ways
To consciously pretend


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"Tonight the World Dies" as written by James Sullivan Brian Haner

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  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me, it seems that Shadows is saying that Jimmy's in his every thought and there's nothing else. No outside world, no life, simply nothing. "Lost the meaning of our stay, learn to live another day...Drowning in our own debris, fool our thoughts as though we're free."

    I think he's also saying he'd give up his whole world to spend another day with Jimmy. "I run away with you tonight...tonight the world dies."
    MistaTwewaon August 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh it's 'Launder my sins away'. That line reminded me of Jimmy, tis all.
    Amazing Song.
    tlexon August 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with MistaTwewa 100 percent. this song is amazing.
    RIPrevx3
    thrwmyhrtawy.on August 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it just me or does the chorus sound like this:

    God of mine
    (Left the writing on the wall)
    Mother cries
    (Tortured voices as we crawl)
    Find me on my better days
    To lose it once again.
    But I seem to find out better ways,
    To consciously pretend.
    jewlezon October 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo less comments. This is an amazing song from Nightmare!
    The chorus really gets me...
    theblackroseon November 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally love this song. It's probably my favorite on the album.
    kjen716on June 21, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is a song about dealing with and experiencing the loss of someone to death. The first two verses are about the empty meaninglessness that a person experiences. "Lost the meaning of our stay" really captures that idea. "We can't hide our shame, it's only in disguise" ... "Fool our thoughts as though we're free" These lines describe the feeling we can have after someone dies. There's this awareness that death is right there around the corner for all of us and we just pretend to not be aware of it but really it's there the whole time. It's that empty, hollow feeling that nothing we do will matter because we're all going to disappear eventually.

    These thoughts continue through the chorus where the mourning cry of a mother expresses that pain as we try to crawl through life ignoring our own mortal destiny. Some days are better than others because we find better ways to pretend it's not true but that's during the day.

    At night when we sleep,that's when the rest of the world dies. Meaning in our dreams we often revisit those who have passed on and it's just the two of you. The rest of the world seems not to exist anymore and in this place that's only in our mind we can feel the presence of that person who is lost to us during our waking hours. That's the place where the lost loved one seems so real you can touch their face.

    At night it's not you running from death but the sadness of death runs away, you are able to run away with your loved one.
    DirtyRottenImbon August 10, 2016   Link

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