"The Great Decay" as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn, Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
this is the bed that i have made
this is the grave where i will lay
these are the hands where i will bury my face
i don't believe in wasting time
searching for truth you never find
nobody moves we live in the great decay
all these ghost towns share a name
anywhere, usa
all these strangers look the same
day after day after day
this great decay, the great decay
from birth to the grave
and I've seen what it can do
and I'm afraid its got me to
cause i can feel it suck me in
cause i can feel I'm losing grip
day after day its static life
week after week is sacrificed
month after month you meditate
all of the years that waste away
this is the life that i embrace
this is the world that i create
falling into the great decay
give in give in give up
all these verses share a theme
we don't amount to anything
its the day after bloodsucking day
this great decay, this great decay
asleep in your grave


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"The Great Decay" as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General CommentVery existential, as somebody else said. But it is a little bit immature, in that it's a pessimistic existentialism. I believe that existentialism comes full circle, from (A) There are no absolutes, everything is random and inherently meaningless, to (B) Therefore, any meaning derived is created by your own device, thus (C) Your life, values, and experience are what you make of it. It's up to you.

    This is a much more optimistic outlook. But I guess that wouldn't fit in too well with popular emo attitude. Haha.

    This song is also very strongly suggestive of vices - especially alcoholism and drug addiction. It is especially evocative of heroin addiction.
    Cr4wfordon August 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love. this.
    rxqueenon January 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed, this song rocks
    imbroknon April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the cello. definitely my favorite song off of the album
    Expeditionoskion May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamazing
    aerosoulon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe cello really is amazing. he sounds like he's breaking down when he sings "this is the life that i embrace, this is the world that i create, falling into the great decay, give in give in give up."
    aDorkinSuburbiaon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentour life is meaningless... we're all only on the way to our death... to our great decay. i guess it's a bit self explainatory... but no one else was sayin it, haha
    emo12PUNK12metalon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttotally sweet
    Jet To Brazilon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttotally sweet
    Jet To Brazilon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs. pretty much ever.
    metalissweeton August 27, 2002   Link

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