I'll take it out on modern times and a shoot a gun
I'll shoot down every person that I wanna love
If you wanna see the the sun it's rising up, up
I'll shoot down every person that I wanna love

Control a different body since you came to life
Projections on the screen a walking suicide
Don't try to tell me that you love me 'cause you don't
Don't try to tell me that you love me 'cause you don't

You're gonna see the man in the sky
You've got your lover wondering why
Why
Your love is waiting up in the sky
A wave of faces in your eyes
Eyes

I'll bite the head off every little mourning dove
Crucify my love and drink my baby's blood
Don't try to tell me that you love me 'cause you don't
Don't try to tell me that you love me 'cause you don't.

You're gonna see the man in the sky
You've got your lover wondering why
Why
Your love is waiting up in the sky
A wave of faces in your eyes
Eyes

Hello one more time
Uh... I know I just sent you a bunch of these.
I just wanted to... thank you... again
for being a friend... yesterday
and helping me... out and talking with me
about... my life.
Bye.

You're gonna see the man in the sky
You've got your lover wondering why
Why
Your love is waiting up in the sky
A wave of faces in your eyes
Eyes


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A Dark Tunnel song meanings
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    General CommentI would love to hear someones opinion of whats going on in these lyrics.
    musikisfunon February 23, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about severe depression leading to suicide, possibly murder-suicide. The whole "Don't try to tell me that you love me cause you don't" makes me think of a relationship that went bad, maybe a break up or cheating. He's obviously angry - you can tell just by the tone and all the random violent threats he's making.
    "I'll shoot down every person that I want to love" is maybe a play on the phrase "shoot down" which can mean murder or decline something (an invitation, a date, etc).
    The chorus is obviously talking about suicide and the questions his "loved one" won't ever have answers for. I literally spent an hour playing with EQ stuff to try to hear the spoken part. I got what I could and couldn't distinguish any other single word. It's missing the middle part (the music gets louder and I couldn't lower it enough to hear clearly). If anyone knows what it says, lemme know.
    I have my own theory about it. I think it's a voicemail left for the person who killed themselves. This girl is thanking him for something. It sounds like he let her vent to him or was a shoulder to cry on. I don't think they know one another very well and she has no idea he's dead.
    Suicidal people tend to think that no one would care if they were dead or that everyone would be "better off" without them. This voice-mail flies in the face of that; someone did care and she's apparently left several voice-mails trying to get a hold of him. It makes me think about people who killed themselves and the little things they may have done for someone that left a huge impact without even realizing it. I guess the message is that you can never know what effect you have on people.
    cutewhensedatedon March 06, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationOh, and "Dark Tunnel" probably references the whole light at the end of the tunnel thing that you supposedly see when you die. There is no light at the end of the tunnel for this person though, or at least they feel that way because they're severely depressed.
    cutewhensedatedon March 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI like to think of this song as a call and response. The man shouts about his state of mind and the out of control depression which has totally consumed him, and the woman answers as sort of a heavenly voice to show him how beautiful the world could be. "You're gonna see the man in the sky..." It leaves things open as to whether he kills himself or something else happens, but someday his pain will pass.

    Mostly I just love how brilliant the combination of the two different musical styles is.
    NicoAdamson October 21, 2013   Link

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