"so while your fixing up your bed, so while your organizing drawers, could you just listen to the problems had with problems of yours, and what's that note you're writing there?, why are you giving me this back?, this was a gift from when we met back when you weren't so upset" I called in sick from your funeral. The sight of your body made me feel uncomfortable. I couldn't recognize your shell.

Your branching off had met an end from all the weight that made you bend, and when you tried to shed your leaves you pined for warmth as they said "Your lack of love for your dear self is sapping all of us here out. Trace your roots back to the ground. Work out the knotholes for yourself." I called in sick from your funeral. The sight of your family made me feel responsible.

And I found the notes you left behind, little hints and helpless cries, desperate wishing to be over.

You said your trapped in your body and getting deeper everyday.
They diagnosed you born that way. They say it runs in your family.
A conscious erasure of working class background where despair trickles down
Imbalanced chemical crutch open up swallow down
You said "remember me for me. I need to set my spirit free."

I called in sick to your funeral. Tradition of closure nearly felt impossible. I should have never kept my word to you. Not a cry/not a sound. Might have learned how to swim but never taught how to drown, you said "remember me for me". I watched you set your spirit free.



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    General CommentThe song's definitely about someone who commits suicide. It's interesting to note how the singer didn't recognize the signs (giving away possessions, etc) and also didn't recognize the shell/body.

    One of the strongest tracks on the album. Nice contrast between the upbeat tempo and darker, more serious subject.
    MileHighMarkon October 17, 2014   Link
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    General CommentPretty clearly about suicide. One of the most emotional songs I've heard. That line, "Remember me for me. I need to set my spirit free."
    Damn...
    HeBrokeAStringon August 27, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song is about a close friend that commits suicide and the friend is making sense of why it happened after it happened.

    They didn't see it coming even though they were close friends, "I couldn't recognize your shell."
    It's about how society often sees what it wants to see in people, nobody wants to see the dark side of life, we ignore what we don't want to see because most people are selfish.

    The song confronts how we sometimes don't see things or appreciate things until it's too late.

    "You said you're trapped in your body, getting deeper everyday."
    The feeling of being trapped/imprisoned in your flesh, whether it's a debilitating mental illness, or a physical illness. That's up for you to interpret.

    Also how a body can be deceptive, it's not obviously a prison, in society we associate suffering with the tangible, the obvious. Nobody realizes a body can be a prison.

    "Might have learned how to swim
    But never taught how to drown"

    How society is all about staying above the water, being at a certain standard all the time. If you go under, you're by yourself.

    "I called in sick from your funeral." Confronts how we treat personal, emotional events like soulless work obligations, how society is so numb to reality that you 'call in sick' like it's a job, rather than a funeral for a close friend.

    “Your lack of love for your dear self is sapping all of us here out!
    Trace your roots back to the ground, work out the knotholes for yourself”

    How sometimes those that we think love us most leave us to figure ourselves out, we become isolated when we least expect it.
    polomintson December 06, 2017   Link

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