Started off as a one night stand. Lingered to a fling.
The sirens and the sergeants didn’t seem to mean a thing.
Hide your fangs all you want, you still need the blood.
Tell us that it’s different now, you’re up to no good.

Take my hand, show me the way, we are the children that fell from grace.
Take my hand, show me the way, we are the children who can’t be saved.

One more nail in the coffin. One more foot in the grave.
One more time I’m on my knees, as I try to walk away.
How has it come to this?

I’ve said it once. I’ve said it twice. I’ve said it a thousand fucking times.
That I’m ok, that I’m fine. That it’s all just in my mind.
But this has got the best of me. And I can’t seem to sleep.
It’s not cause you’re not with me. It’s cause you never leave.

You say this is suicide? I say this is a war.
And I’m losing the battle. Man down, man down.

Is this what you call love? (This is a war I can’t win).

One more nail in the coffin. One more foot in the grave.
One more time I’m on my knees, as I try to walk away.
Everything I loved, became everything I lost.

I’ve said it once. I’ve said it twice. I’ve said it a thousand fucking times.
That I’m ok, that I’m fine. That it’s all just in my mind.
But this has got the best of me. And I can’t seem to sleep.
It’s not cause you’re not with me. It’s cause you never leave.
It’s not cause you’re not with me. It’s cause you never leave.

Every second. Every minute. Every hour. Every day.
It never ends. It never ends.


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    Song MeaningThis song compares self-injury to an abusive relationship. I disagree with the opinion that it's about an actual relationship. The video doesn't make sense if that's what it means.

    "Started off as a one night stand. Lingered to a fling.
    The sirens and the sergeants didn't seem to mean a thing."

    He started cutting without the intent of getting addicted. He just wanted to relieve his depression and anxiety that one time, but the urge to cut came back. Even after being taken to the hospital in an ambulance (hence the sirens and the ambulance in the video) and having cops drag him to the hospital (that actually happens by the way), he kept cutting.


    "Hide your fangs all you want, you still need the blood.
    Tell us that it's different now, you're up to no good."

    No matter how much he denies his addiction, he still needs to cut.


    "Take my hand, show me the way, we are the children that fell from grace.
    Take my hand, show me the way, we are the children who can't be saved."

    He feels hopeless in his situation.


    "One more nail in the coffin. One more foot in the grave.
    One more time I'm on my knees, as I try to walk away.
    How has it come to this?"

    He knows that as he cuts deeper he gets closer to death, but every time he tries to beat his addiction, he's overcome with depression that puts him in a hopeless state.


    "I've said it once. I've said it twice. I've said it a thousand fucking times.
    That I'm okay, that I'm fine. That it's all just in my mind.
    But this has got the best of me. And I can't seem to sleep.
    It's not cause you're not with me. It's cause you never leave."

    When he doesn't have to cut, he feels fine, and he promises that he'll simply refuse to pick up a razor in the future. However, the urge returns, and it's all he can think about. He can't sleep without cutting. He feels like it dominates his life.


    "You say this is suicide? I say this is a war.
    And I'm losing the battle. Man down, man down."

    The outsiders don't understand his struggle and misinterpret his self-injury as suicide attempts. In reality he's cutting to keep from being depressed, but it's taking over his life.


    "Is this what you call love?
    This is a war I can't win."

    This brings back the metaphor comparing self-injury to a relationship. He feels like his cutting is an abusive girlfriend who's destroying him.


    "One more nail in the coffin. One more foot in the grave.
    One more time I'm on my knees, as I try to walk away.
    Everything I loved, became everything I lost."

    I've already interpreted this part. The last line shows how self-injury ruined his life.


    "I've said it once. I've said it twice. I've said it a thousand fucking times.
    That I'm ok, that I'm fine. That it's all just in my mind.
    But this has got the best of me. And I can't seem to sleep.
    It's not cause you're not with me. It's cause you never leave.
    It's not cause you're not here with me. It's cause you never leave."

    I've already interpreted this part.


    "Every second. Every minute. Every hour. Every day.
    It never ends. It never ends.
    Every second. Every minute. Every hour. Every day.
    It never ends. It never ends.
    Every second. Every minute. Every hour. Every day.
    It never ends. It never ends.
    Every second. Every minute. Every hour. Every day.
    It never ends. It never ends."

    He has lost the battle against his cutting. It's completely taken over his life, and it's all he can think about.


    The video for this song goes along very well with the lyrics. It shows Oli in an ambulance connected to a machine giving him blood, due to how much he's lost from cutting. Then he's floating along a road in a position as if he were hanging from a noose. This is his hallucination as he is very close to death.

    I'm not sure about the people chasing the car, but this is one possible explanation: the first is Serpent. This is probably a reference to the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Self-injury was like a forbidden fruit that caused problems.

    The next is Leech, which represents his addiction.

    The next is Consequence, which is a cop. This represents all the times that emergency vehicles were sent to his house to take him to the hospital. (This can happen when someone tells a person at a helpline that they've cut themselves.)

    The next is the Enabler. I'm not sure about the person, but I'm guessing that something enabled him to keep cutting. Maybe the fact that the Enabler is wearing something on his wrists is significant.

    The next is the Dirt, which is the horrible situation where he found himself after getting so deeply into self-injury.

    All of these people have become a part of his life, and they chase him when he tries to run away from them. The only way to "lose them" is for Oli to die. This is why the nurse rips out his heart. He has gotten so addicted to cutting that he feels it's impossible to overcome it in life. The nurse's action probably stands in place of cutting fatally. I don't know why they chose this comparison.

    The end of the video is Oli accepting that he's going to die. It is only by this that he is able to escape from the demons that chase him throughout his life.

    The moral of the story is this: Cutting is FUCKING SCARY.

    This song is amazing by the way.
    RadkeMaidenon August 28, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation"Started off as a one night stand. Lingered to a fling."
    The relationship wasn't anything either of them intended to get into, it just followed on from one night, almost like a routine.

    "Hide your fangs all you want, you still need the blood."
    Everytime the two argue she turns on him, feeling a sense of entitlement to whatever she wishes to and with him, hurting him with words.

    "Tell us that it's different now, you're up to no good."
    This follows from the previous line, presumably he tries to make her understand how things are from his perspective, she tries to tell him and herself that things have changed, but he knows they haven't and won't, she needs him and will say whatever she can to keep him trapped.


    "Take my hand, show me the way, we are the children that fell from grace.
    Take my hand, show me the way, we are the children who can't be saved."
    This stanza almost stands alone as a plea, perhaps an anthem for the fans who feel or have felt they way Oli has felt. Almost a cry for help, for someone to show him the way.


    "One more nail in the coffin. One more foot in the grave."
    Every time the two argue, Oli feels like it's just one more shot at him, one more wound she's inflicting, every time she beats him down to the point he feels totally trapped and condemned to being stuck in the relationship.

    "One more time I'm on my knees, as I try to walk away."
    Oli wants to and trys to walk away but each time she finds a way to stop him, bringing him down to her level with reminders of things said perhaps, the past they shared, the future they spoke of.

    "How has it come to this?"
    He can't believe what things have gotten to, what he's let himself become for her.


    "I've said it once. I've said it twice. I've said it a thousand fucking times.
    That I'm ok, that I'm fine. That it's all just in my mind."
    He tries to tell himself he's okay, that the way he feels is unreasonable, and that it's just him making a big deal out of things.

    "But this has got the best of me. And I can't seem to sleep."
    "Deep down he knows the truth of the situation, the truth of her. And that's why he can't sleep, that's why it's got the best of him, he knows just what a mess things are, just how fucked up it all is, but he feels like he just can't get away.

    "It's not cause you're not with me. It's cause you never leave."
    Sometimes he questions himself, whether he misses her, or feels like something is missing and that's what hurts, but really he knows it's because no matter what happens she's in his head, he's trapped with knowing exactly what she thinks and her judgement, she's so deep inside him that wherever he is she's there.


    "You say this is suicide? I say this is a war."
    He wants to walk away, he tries to find a solution, but all he faces are accusations that he's giving up, and walking away, taking an easy route out, but to him it's a fight to save himself from letting her take him and everything he wants and needs before it's too late.

    "And I'm losing the battle. Man down, man down."
    He's taking on the fight but the further he goes the harder it gets and the more he feels like he's got no hope and that it's gonna be the death of him, that she's won.


    "Is this what you call love?"
    As previously mentioned she eternally questions him, doubting his every word telling him of love, but the reality is their love is long dead to him, and it's what's bringing him down being trapped with her.

    "This is a war I can't win."
    The love is gone, and his only option now is to try and salvage what little he has left, and it all seems impossible, but to fight and fail is of so much more meaning than to let her take everything from him.


    "Every second. Every minute. Every hour. Every day.
    It never ends. It never ends."
    Generally seems to sum up the state of things, his feeling of been trapped in a never ending cycle of arguments and unhappiness, with no release and no chance of escape. Almost like he is facing up to the hopelessness of what prospects he has left.


    I know this is pretty in-depth just what I think the songs about, would love to hear some more input tho!
    theDEPTHSofDREAMSon August 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI like you guy's interpretation of the song, but when I read the lyrics I had something else in mind.

    I get the impression that what he is trying to say is that, he wants to reject the idea of a God, that there isn't a hell, and that there isn't a Heaven, but there is something that always reminds him that there is a possiblitie. The beginning reminds me of someone in an ambulance on the border line of life and death, or maybe that person had died, but was brought back to life, and they see that there is a life beyond our world. And this scares the man and he tries to believe that everything he had seen was fake because it means he would have to completely change his beliefs.

    He tries to so hard to reject the idea, but it keeps haunting him to the point to where he can't sleep.
    And he see's that the problem is that it's not because he isn't living wiht God, but because God won't leave him.

    In the beginning, on the ambulance there is an upside down cross, on the front of the ambulance it says BMTH666, but at the end of the video it replaces the T it "IT" with a right side up cross, representing a new perspective. I also got part of this idea from seeing him float through the clouds, it made me think of Heaven. And the Album of the title also influenced my interpretation of the song, "There is a Hell believe me I've seen it, there is a Heaven lets keep it a secret."

    I'm sure they had no intention for this to be seen as a religious song, but it's just my interpretation.
    Godseyseon August 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commentjust throwing in i think this song is in a sense an allusionto The Sadness Never Ends. i know that theyve done stuff like that before (with Rawwwr! and Diamonds Aren't Forever.) Even though its a different subject, its still about sadness so theyre getting at the fact that even NOW the sadness is there every second of every day. I dont know thats just something i noticed and thought maybe it fit.
    rosesareredfireishoton September 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCouldn't have said it better myself. This is a perfect explanation, I thought these same things when I read the lyrics off BMTH's myspace!
    sadnessSirenon August 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm not saying that your interpretations are wrong, they make a lot of sense, but first time I heard this is thought of Oliver's Sleep Paralysis.

    The lines like:
    "Started off as a one night stand. Lingered to a fling." - It was one night, but then it kept coming back.

    "I've said it once. I've said it twice. I've said it a thousand fucking times.
    That I'm ok, that I'm fine. That it's all just in my mind." - The thing with sleep paraylsis is that it's not ACTULLY happening, that's it's all in your head. But it would feel so real when it's happening, it would be easy to forget it's not real.

    "But this has got the best of me. And I can't seem to sleep." - Pretty simple there, it's taking over his life, preventing him from even sleeping.

    "One more time I'm on my knees, as I try to walk away." - When it happens your physically can't move. You can't run from it.


    This is most likely not right, all the others seem to make more sense!
    Opinons?
    rachelwoottonon September 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAll interesting, but I'll be honest I didn't read all of your thoughts.

    It's about the media talking about Oliver and going after him. Saw the making of the video and he explains it.
    christiantailoron October 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awessome. oliver sykes is my hero.
    missmayifanon October 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentto me this is what it means.. it just an idea so far

    in reality when it starts it starts with the driver of the emt being him with a gauze all over his face and driving recklessly, which in otherwords hes living his life without thinking the consequences, the part where it shows him floating is catchy and very understandible, it showying that he got high of some type of drug and could be leading to overdose * the serpant, the leech, consequence, the enabler, the dirt* <------ the serpant meaning his gf might of put him into misery or deep pain, the leach in urban dictionary means a fake friend that only uses you until he finds something or someone better, the consequences of the stuff or drugs and alcohol that leading up 2 o.d and alcoholism maybe jail, the enabler is A person who supports another person's bad or dangerous habits, finally the dirt in other term used as a label for a person that is low on the social ladder, either because of unfettered promiscuity, poor personal hygiene, or any other indicator of social status,

    *I've said it once. I've said it twice. I've said it a thousand fucking times.
    That I'm ok, that I'm fine. That it's all just in my mind."
    He tries to tell himself he's okay, that the way he feels is unreasonable, and that it's just him making a big deal out of things*

    theres ppl or friends trying to help him, if you look at the vid, hes floating while say that, in word, meaning hes friends or family are telling him if hes ok or does he need help, usually asking him while being an addict

    the part where it shows them running after the emt and not stoping is the sorrow and misery that hes going up against and hes better off dead

    its weird where the buidling is a big hospital but it says medic, in metaphor meaning his friends are trying to help him in his situation and addiction, but all of his problems are overwhelming him off to the point he feels like hes better off dead...
    JunTheAvengeron October 13, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI personally do not think it is about a relationship...

    as someone said, with the video it just doesn't make sense.

    Also, with lyrics like" we are the children that fell from grace. We are the children who can't be saved" I just can't see the whole relationship thing fitting..

    I can see the reference to self-harm or a religious meaning obviously making sense.

    Such a deep song... so much meaning.
    StarlessEyesXxon October 22, 2010   Link

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