you say you miss those days,
but we did it right.
quit the habit. started smoking again.
i was crying, you were laughing.
hit in the face, blood on the snow
we were never happier.

Lyrics submitted by d_lacy

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  • +5
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. Probably my second favorite Orchid song, my favorite being "...And the Cat Turned to Smoke."
    As to what the lyrics mean, here's my interpretation;
    First of all, there are two things I might mention that you can't really tell from these lyrics. The first is that after he screams "We were never happier" he says, in a lower voice "We were never happy."
    The second thing is that the last line of the song, the last thing he screams before it ends is "Started smoking again" and the entire album ends on that note, which I would take to mean that line is the most important.
    I would take that, in context with the rest of the song lyrics to mean this is about the end of a relationship that was both good and bad; maybe the entire thing was miserable and he just fooled himself into believing it wasn't, or maybe there were just mixed feelings about it. The last line "Started smoking again" makes me think, even if the relationship wasn't a happy one, he's worse off now that those days are gone, as it's usually a sign that people are stressed or undergoing personal grief when they start smoking again after having previously quit.
    So, overall, it seems to be about a very emotional relationship, either in a good or bad way or both, that was ended, and even if it was best that it happened, there's still feelings of remorse and sadness about it ending.
    Again, this is just my personal interpretation of the lyrics, I may be way off, but that's what this song says to me when I listen to it.
    Lanimilbuson March 20, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFor me, it's about a boy who have just burned the school down at snowy night, then his girlfriend appears behind him and hits him in the face really hard with a bat or something. When she hit him in the face, she broke his jaw which two or a broken teeth with some blood on it fall together on the snow.
    She stands beside, looks at his face and says: "Oh, i really missed thos days, and you're right." she chuckles, tear is dropping down on his bruised face. She pours a bottle of alchohol on him and sets him on fire.

    Then she drives throughout the woods, she started smoking, which means she's gonna kill herself. (the title says it all.)
    This is VERY important song for me to understand and make my own imagination.
    Emile95on January 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is absolutely amazing. going from soft instrumental begining to chaos. quite possibly my favorite orchid song.
    ripped book pageon March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful
    kay_sayson May 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentughh, i have difficulty interpreting this song. of course, not all of orchid's lyrics make much sense, but this one definitely means something. what? someone help me. change is good.
    d_lacyon September 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking amazing song. probably one of my favorite songs ever and definitely the best Orchid song.
    wiretapxscarson October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know how they made this song so perfect in every aspect, but they did. My favorite Orchid song.
    deaffromsilenceon November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI must agree with the others, this is my favorite Orchid song.
    aren't you angelon November 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI must agree with the others, this is my favorite Orchid song.
    aren't you angelon November 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one the most complex and chaotic songs ive ever heard. purely amazing.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron April 11, 2005   Link

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