You were most beautiful as the damage and the trauma
Pounding hard with battered wings of destiny
You were my last great war
You were my heaven ablaze
Riddled with faults and fractures
And I spent my last of days burning my oldest of bridges
And I spent my last of nights killing the best of friends
In the company of thieves, liars, beggers and whores
I'll lay waiting, just waiting for my time to come


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Fault and Fracture song meanings
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    General Comment"and i spent my last days burning my oldest of bridges
    and i spent my last nights killing the best of friends."

    everytime i read those lines, it makes me think of how i have more than one friend that i've probably lost forever, because i fucked up
    octus_falureon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI reckon this is the way Jacob's attention to his friends suffered when he was with his jane doe and, more to the point, the way he was pulled between her and his friends.

    The imagery of aggression and the imagery of his obsession for her.

    "You were my last great war.
    You were my heaven ablaze
    Riddled with faults and fractures"

    The ideology of the perfect girl, then the reality of her faults.

    In the end he has no one left to turn to.
    Throwing himself into loneliness from the consequences of his actions.
    Totallymortalon December 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI reckon this is the way Jacob's attention to his friends suffered when he was with his jane doe and, more to the point, the way he was pulled between her and his friends.

    The imagery of aggression and the imagery of his obsession for her.

    "You were my last great war.
    You were my heaven ablaze
    Riddled with faults and fractures"

    The ideology of the perfect girl, then the reality of her faults.

    In the end he has no one left to turn to.
    Throwing himself into loneliness from the consequences of his actions.
    Totallymortalon December 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat is some really good song writing! I can truly relate to it.
    Wolfsblood138on June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably my favorite Converge song off this cd.
    PTW Convergeon July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow... the intensity of this song is nuts, especially following something like concubine... live, these guys are the most amazing performers i have ever seen and their lyrics ring true to me in so many different ways... loosing a friend sucks, and it's even worse when you loose that friend because of something stupid like a car accident...
    PoisonTheWellson April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard on the converge website that this song was #2 for headbangers ball on mtv, this year...
    but then i thought that jane doe came out in like 2001... why would they be playing such an old song?
    WouldItBeYouon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...because MTV thinks they discover ALL music, and if they don't cover it, then it's not worth the viewers time.

    but in reality, MTV is anti-music.
    except for headbangers ball when they are not showing Ill Nino and slipknot being "metal"
    sovereignXcomforton January 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMTV is bullshit. this song is absolutely incredible, my favorite song from this band by long and far. Only Jane Doe and The Saddest Day can hold up to it....
    TheMarchOfFlameson February 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnd I spent my last of nights killing the best of friends
    In the company of thieves, liars, beggers and whores
    I'll lay waiting, just waiting for my time to come

    love those lyrics
    It's about backstabbing.. being manipulated enough to backstab his friends.. and it's about knowing the difference between a fuckwit and a friend.
    sainton March 06, 2005   Link

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