I took this picture in the dark
Spinning in lights till we fell apart
So turn it away turn it away
You don't know what I've seen
The youth is hollow and so are we
They give it away give it away

This is what it feels like
This is disintegration
This is what it feels like
This is isolation

I can't find the light
Inside this empty room I cannot find myself
I wont let you down

I hold on by a single thread
Sweet solitude is so complete in my head
You watch me dangle there and become just a memory
Like they said I would end up

The youth is marching to tear us down
We built our lives here
We fight their calling

Take sides
Line up and take sides

I'm so sick of you calling the shots (I'll tear you down from the inside)

I can't find the light
Inside this empty room I seem to loose myself
I won't let you down

So write this down
I'm not using my lungs anymore
This is the last time
Write it down
I won't be your voice anymore


Lyrics submitted by mattjeon

Vacant Mouth song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is very dark indeed. I think it is either Spencer speaking against Aaron or God himself about touring as a "Christian band." There was an interview where Spencer said he thought Underoath should change their image of what they were and what they represented.
    "The youth is hollow and so are we" I think he is saying that the young people who go to see their shows are spiritually or hollow and/or fake, and that the band members themselves are the same way

    "Take Sides" I think that is meant to say the band is spiritually divided

    "I'm so sick of you calling the shots"- I think that this might be directed toward Aaron Gillespie, saying that Spencer doesn't like that Aaron is giving them a front of being a Christian band... but it could also be toward the Record company for making them keep up that front.

    The Last line is the saddest to me:
    "I'm not using my lungs anymore
    This is the last time
    I won't be your voice anymore" I think Spencer is either saying that he won't be with Underoath any longer if Aaron still wants them to be a Christian band, or he is telling God that he won't sing as a Christian anymore, or try to spread the Gospel.
    drbrobertson January 14, 2014   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
explain