"Rope Ends" as written by and Daniel Gildenloew Fredrik Hermansson....
She is still young

Another day of emptiness
This life is wearing her down
The room around her is a mess
Her children safe with her mom

She is still young but feeling old
Two children with different fathers
She sits on the bathroom floor alone
The shower chain broke
Her neck hurts

Then another night of emptiness to wear her down
Naked to the world she wraps her sadness in a gown
Her children fast asleep she sears the dark with glassy eyes
Choosing carefully among her husband's business ties

Over! she cries through rope ends and silk ties
Beautiful life escaping her young blue eyes
But life holds her hand, refusing to let go
Leaving her breathing on the floor

They're still asleep don't hear her cry
And she's still obsessed with rope ends
This time she picks a stronger tie
With Winnie the Pooh and friends

She is still young but feeling old
A child dying to be a mother
Now she hangs from the ceiling all alone
All pressure is falling from her

Seeing guilt has taught her guilt she's raised on disbelief
Merely twenty beautiful but with a taste for grief
She has learnt all that there is to know about hopelessness
Seeing that no effort in this world can stand her test

"Over!" she cries through rope ends and silk ties
Beautiful life escaping her young blue eyes
And Winnie is strong, would never let her fall
Prevents her from breathing till she's not there at all
But life holds her hands, refusing to let go
Leaving her breathing on the floor

Seeing guilt has taught her guilt she's raised on disbelief
Merely twenty beautiful but with a taste for grief
She has learnt all that there is to know about helplessness
Seeing that no caring in this world can ease her stress

Helpless she lies in rope ends and undies
Unseeing eyes fixating Eeyore's smile
"Over!" she cries as she's going unblind
Still in this life
Still in this troubled mind
The ceiling let go, the old house let her fall
Dropping her breathing to the hard cold floor
Hitting her head, a broken china soul
Red stains on porcelain and she's not there at all

Breathing she cries for rope ends and silk ties
Beautiful eyes Piglet stands shy behind
Broken she lies undead and unblind
Beautiful life
Beautiful crying young eyes
Blackened and bruised, learning how to see
Staring at her tooth - crimsoned ivory
Hours they pass this broken china soul
Red stains on porcelain
And she's not there at all


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"Rope Ends" as written by Fredrik Hermansson Daniel Gildenloew

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    General CommentThis song is about suicide.
    beautiful, nonetheless
    mung_beanon May 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about suicide.
    beautiful, nonetheless
    mung_beanon May 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnonetheless??? this song is incredibly beautiful!! its about how a suffering young mother just cant take it anymore and suicide yes but what i dont get is the references to winnie the pooh...anyone know what they mean?
    clairdelune371on January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Obviously about a mother who tries to commit suicide. She uses her childs Winnie the Pooh to help her commit suicide since her husbands ties did not work.
    Jeboon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Obviously about a mother who tries to commit suicide. She uses her childs Winnie the Pooh to help her commit suicide since her husbands ties did not work.
    Jeboon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Obviously about a mother who tries to commit suicide. She uses her childs Winnie the Pooh to help her commit suicide since her husbands ties did not work.
    Jeboon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is the second song in the album that devotes to the tragedies that happens between the couple based off of Daniel and his wife. The woman tries to hang herself with a Winnie the Pooh tie, only to have the beam of the roof break and she wakes up seeing the different characters from the cartoon. By the end of the song she is emotionally dead but still physically alive.
    "And Shes not there at all"
    craginsla1on July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the Winnie the Pooh part is just a new tie that she tries. It also has Eyore on it apparently...
    The question is, why does her husband have a Winnie the Pooh tie?
    Oh, and great song.
    whiteunibrowon May 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh and now that I think about it, they probably put the Winnie the Pooh bit in there to remind the listener that the woman has children.
    Also, as she is committing suicide, she looks at Eyore's smile. She feels empty, and probably finds that the smile represents an artificial happiness or something like that. Or maybe the naive joy of youth.
    whiteunibrowon June 01, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"One night my wife dreamed that someone she knew tried to kill herself. The dream was so vivid she couldn't shake it off and finally she called her friend. It turned out that she had tried to hang herself three times that same night. A few years later I experienced someone trying to hang him/herself and I got there just in time. For a minute I couldn't get him/her down and I started to panic completely before I finally got the sudden insight that I should add my weight to the rope, and it broke. At one point earlier I thought of rushing to the kitchen for a knife to cut it with, but I found that it is impossible to leave the room when someone is hanging from the ceiling." - Daniel Gildenlöw
    Aghoraphobicon December 13, 2008   Link

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