You always keep me coming back for more
So many faces in the world but I want yours
The way you make me feel inside my bones
I can't remember how it feels to be alone
And when you call my phone late at night
Anticipation always burns me up inside

Shimmy my way down underground, polluting airways in my wake
Swaying architecture, grappling a birthday cake
It's an analogy backfire, in the cliché storm of backwards prose
Shoot the agony beam
Wearing sacrificial clothes

I haven't slept for weeks
Just a couple more and I'll be yours
I'll be coming home again
And we'll tear apart those sheets
and forget the world, a little while
Get to know your form again

Say the part, say the phrase, say the meaning, I want to hear what you're seeing
Say the part, say the phrase, say the meaning, I want to know what you're feeling
If it's making sense on time, then why do I hear their whines?
If it's moves and breathes it's fine, don't let it mess with your mind

Paging Dr mess your patients throwing food and ate his robe

You always keep me coming back for more
So many faces in the world but I want yours
The way you make me feel inside my bones
I can't remember how it feels to be alone
And when you call my phone late at night
Anticipation always burns me up inside

Shimmy my way down underground, polluting airways in my wake
Swaying architecture, grappling a birthday cake
It's an analogy backfire, in the cliché storm of backwards prose
Shoot the agony beam
Wearing sacrificial clothes

Quantum something can do anything, easier said than done
An accidental public confession was made, can't be the only one
I was in a viper fight, but I'm alright.
That jacket looks good on most people
Confused cause I'm too dumb to find the light, finally exiled

Overcome by circumstance
I put my life in the devil's hands
Fell lower than before
Lower than ever before

I know it's hard to forgive me now
But I swear I've taught myself how
To barricade the door
I won't go there anymore

Overcome by circumstance
Separated by consequence
I fell lower than before
Lower than I have before

If I could just get through to you
We could put in the final screws
To the barricade the door
And start back where we were

Carcinogenic isotope, we need the A-team montage
Disregard the message from the ending of the album


Lyrics submitted by Pokadoodle95, edited by ctorres

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    General Commenti want my child to be conceived to this song. especially tillians last verse that goes into wills guitar solo. hnnnnnnnnggggggg
    AlexEnglish223on October 30, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionSo get this, with an open mind: The first verse of the song is about a bad habit, maybe drugs (I understand this from that point of view myself personally) or whatever, but it "always keeps him coming back for more. The first few sentences can be comprehended as an analogy between his bad habit and another character, what may be portrayed as a female. "I can't remember how it feels to be alone" is talking about how he doesn't remember when he was sober (again I'm not saying that this is what DGD had in mind because I have no authority to know at all, it is simply my viewpoint) which may be used for the bad habit. He always gets a call from the "female" which he has been waiting all day for in anticipation (I sure know how that feels). So you get what I'm saying.

    The next part where Mess picks up continues his bad habit but I specifically want to focus on one key part: "It's an analogy backfire, in the cliché storm of backwards prose..." so let's decipher what this means. It's an analogy backfire (he is trying to come up with this clever analogy to hide the mistakes but it backfires), in the cliche storm of backwards prose, in his same old excuse that he always uses; cliche meaning that he has said it so many times that the meaning has become meaningless. "Shoot the agony beams, Wearing sacrificial clothes" as if he is hurting himself because of this habit.

    This can be continued in the next part "I haven't slept for weeks" (however the whole "tear apart those sheets" part is a branch in the path haha) and he wants to "Get to know your form again." The reader can continue through the lyrics with this mindset, but I want to get to one part where Mess comes in again:
    Paging Dr mess your patients throwing food and ate his robe
    I like this passage because- though again this is only my opinion and not DGDs (maybe)- Paging Dr mess your patients - okay so we are dealing with someone who is sick for some reason already - throwing food and ate his robe - so the patient whom is sick is throwing his food and just ate his robe; he is throwing or using inappropriately his "food" and "eating" that which isn't food, he's doing everything ass backwards.

    Back through the chorus...through the whole
    "Quantum something can do anything, easier said than done
    An accidental public confession was made, can't be the only one
    I was in a viper fight, but I'm alright.
    That jacket looks good on most people
    Confused cause I'm too dumb to find the light, finally exiled"
    i trust you can decipher this. Because I want to get to this part in particular:
    "Overcome by circumstance
    I put my life in the devil's hands
    Fell lower than before
    Lower than ever before"
    So what's going on here is he is "overcome by circumstance," he knows what he should do, he is overcome by circumstances in which he must choose appropriate actions for he knows he has done wrong. He fell in the Devil's hand, he fell into nothingness, the nonbeing if you wish. Furthermore, in the whole: "I know it's hard to forgive me now But I swear I've taught myself how" can be perceived as him talking to himself, maybe a girl, or even God if you will. Either way he is telling himself, or his girl, or God that he knows it is hard to forgive him now for he has said so many times he'll quit but hasn't yet. He swears this time though, and that he taught himself how to "barricade the door
    I won't go there anymore."
    Overcome by circumstance
    Separated by consequence
    I fell lower than before
    Lower than I have before

    Again he is overcome by circumstance, but he is separated by consequence, meaning "oops i did it again," even though he knew better, and since he knew better he fell lower than before. I mean, he just swore he wouldn't go back! And Tillian continues:
    If I could just get through to you
    We could put in the final screws
    To the barricade the door
    And start back where we were
    (*insert himself, God, girl, guy, whatever you're wanting to give up that bad habit for).

    Nevertheless, DGD ends it with this tricky quote by Mess:
    Carcinogenic isotope, we need the A-team montage
    Disregard the message from the ending of the album

    Oh he said disregard the message from the ending of the album, but isn't the last song....
    mimpaon April 14, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is an absolutely sick ass ending for this album. As for meanings, i'm not sure it's one cohesive piece, I think Tillian's and Jon's parts could be completely separate. Also: whistle the melody to "Careless Whisper" during the guitar solo. Shit fits so perfectly...
    nbowham33on October 16, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretationwhile i cant speak for the ENTIRE song, i do think that from 4:04 to 5:02, the "Overcome by circumstance" part, i think that its about how hes trying to fix his problems or stop his bad habits, but is having a hard time doing it alone, and needs this girl to help him "barricade the door" or break his habit. when he says he wont go there anymore, hes saying that hed stop for her, and when hes saying that if he could just get through to her, the could put in the final screws to barricade the door, hes saying that she is the missing peice in his life and ultimately, the only thing that can help him.
    AlexEnglish223on October 29, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionThe best end to a DGD album yet. This song alone makes me glad that Tillian is in the band now.
    yrsbrnon November 03, 2013   Link

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