Destined as the servant
to the night where your moon dreams of the dirt
and the sharp tongue of your zealous will

Is only congruent
with the salt
in your mouth
and the approaching
eulogy of the world.

Is only congruent
with the salt in your mouth
and the approaching
eulogy of the world.

Lost in the patterns
of youth and the ghost
of your aches comes back
to haunt you.
And the forging
of change makes no difference.
Makes no difference.

Memories fly through the mask of your life
shielding you from time.
The years that birthed the shell
that you gained. Hunched over in apathetic grief
with a disregard for steps.

Except the one taken back.
Perched up on a rope
crafted in smoke/
a sword wielding death
that buried your hope.

Focusing on light through the blinds.
Focusing on light through the blinds.

A slave
to reality
under a monarch
in the sky.
Lost in the patterns of youth
where the windows shine brightly

Lost in the patterns of youth
where the windows shine brightly

Lost in the patterns of youth
where the windows shine brightly

Lost in the patterns of youth
where the windows shine brightly
back at you.

brightly back at you.

brightly back at you.


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Vertigo song meanings
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  • +1
    My InterpretationThe song seems pretty deep to me.


    Destined as the servant ... zealous will:
    The guy is in love with a girl. But not just any girl. That popular girl who's like the moon in the wide sky. And she doesn't know he exists. She's dreaming of the other cool guys who our main guy here thinks of as dirt. The guy asked her out, and now she dreams of the guy she likes and the main guy's zeal to actually ask her.

    Is only congruent ... of the world.:
    Congruent means 'equals to' or 'is the same thing'. So his asking her out is basically equal to her saying no and him crying over it (salt in his mouth = tears) and his approaching suicide note. Suicide because eulogy means praising and I think this sarcastically means his note "praising" the world.

    Lost in the patterns ... makes no difference:
    Time has passed by a lot now. She's thinking about her past (patterns of youth) and the death of someone because of her (ghost of her aches is the dead main guy). The world keeps changing, but the fact that he died doesn't change.

    Memories fly through ... disregard for steps:
    She keeps thinking about this and goes into depression. The passing years made her gain a shell which keeps her from being happy. Soon she stops caring about anything.

    Except the one ... buried your hope.:
    Now she realizes she should forget the past. She was walking a tight rope destined to fall because of a crazy death that buried her hope.

    Focusing on light through the blinds:
    She starts looking at life happily again, ignoring the bleakness behind her shell and focusing on the light through the blinds instead.

    A slave to reality ... in the sky:
    Because in the end, she's just a slave a reality and under the control of god, so what's the point of staying the past?

    This is what I think the song means. Honestly though, I don't know if the last paragraph is right. I'm open to suggestions though.
    almasuperron January 09, 2018   Link

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