Ten planes falling from the sky,
The setting sun leaves no trace,
My name was written in the sky,
But now there is no trace.

Yesterday's hymn serves me not,
Tick tock tick tock tick tock.

Shadow faces reaching for me,
Pretending they know what's best for me,
But I know that I am their experiment,
I scare myself with paranoid talk.

Yesterday's hymn serves me not,
Tick tock tick tock tick tock.

I try to keep the whispered words at bay,
For they seem to feed into the mire,
I've lost all ability to make any choices,
I'm teetering in purgatory.

Yesterday's hymn serves me not,
Tick tock tick tock tick toc


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    General Commenti think this is about being in a mental hospital. the 'shadow faces' are the pyschiatrists/nurses, 'pretending they know whats best for me' when really, if you are mentally ill, no-one really knows what it fels like except you. 'I've lost all ability to make any choices' echoes the idea that if you are in pyschiatric care, your life is not up to you anymore.
    ladyboygrrlon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentand also, i think the "whispered words" may be a manifestation of schizophrenia or general mental illness. and i think "teetering in purgatory" is sort of like being in the grey area between sane/insane.
    ladyboygrrlon April 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentInteresting interpretation about being in a mental hospital... I kind of agree with you, although I don't think the song nessecarily has to be in a mental hospital, it could simply be about being stuck in a certain state of mind which has her trapped as though in a mental hospital. I feel Katie Jane is almost saying that she is falling into nothingness and that "yesteday's hymn" can no longer help her, she needs to beleive that she exists in the here and now. The "shadow faces" and "whispered words" could be about the way other people view her and the feelings she inspires, although they could also be voices within herself which know what is right but which compell her to do wrong. "I scare myself with paranoid talk" is a line that I can really relate to. I think Katie Jane is saying through this song that sometimes she feels lost, feels like nothing, worthless and alone, and I think she is confused as to her mental state. Queen Adreena are an amazing band, Katie Jane's voice is haunting and beautiful... she is truly a princess for me. If anyone wants to chat about anything concerning them please feel free to e-mail me.
    electricveilon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentInteresting interpretation about being in a mental hospital... I kind of agree with you, although I don't think the song nessecarily has to be in a mental hospital, it could simply be about being stuck in a certain state of mind which has her trapped as though in a mental hospital. I feel Katie Jane is almost saying that she is falling into nothingness and that "yesteday's hymn" can no longer help her, she needs to beleive that she exists in the here and now. The "shadow faces" and "whispered words" could be about the way other people view her and the feelings she inspires, although they could also be voices within herself which know what is right but which compell her to do wrong. "I scare myself with paranoid talk" is a line that I can really relate to. I think Katie Jane is saying through this song that sometimes she feels lost, feels like nothing, worthless and alone, and I think she is confused as to her mental state. Queen Adreena are an amazing band, Katie Jane's voice is haunting and beautiful... she is truly a princess for me. If anyone wants to chat about anything concerning them please feel free to e-mail me.
    electricveilon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentInteresting interpretation about being in a mental hospital... I kind of agree with you, although I don't think the song nessecarily has to be in a mental hospital, it could simply be about being stuck in a certain state of mind which has her trapped as though in a mental hospital. I feel Katie Jane is almost saying that she is falling into nothingness and that "yesteday's hymn" can no longer help her, she needs to beleive that she exists in the here and now. The "shadow faces" and "whispered words" could be about the way other people view her and the feelings she inspires, although they could also be voices within herself which know what is right but which compell her to do wrong. "I scare myself with paranoid talk" is a line that I can really relate to. I think Katie Jane is saying through this song that sometimes she feels lost, feels like nothing, worthless and alone, and I think she is confused as to her mental state. Queen Adreena are an amazing band, Katie Jane's voice is haunting and beautiful... she is truly a princess for me. If anyone wants to chat about anything concerning them please feel free to e-mail me.
    electricveilon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentInteresting interpretation about being in a mental hospital... I kind of agree with you, although I don't think the song nessecarily has to be in a mental hospital, it could simply be about being stuck in a certain state of mind which has her trapped as though in a mental hospital. I feel Katie Jane is almost saying that she is falling into nothingness and that "yesteday's hymn" can no longer help her, she needs to beleive that she exists in the here and now. The "shadow faces" and "whispered words" could be about the way other people view her and the feelings she inspires, although they could also be voices within herself which know what is right but which compell her to do wrong. "I scare myself with paranoid talk" is a line that I can really relate to. I think Katie Jane is saying through this song that sometimes she feels lost, feels like nothing, worthless and alone, and I think she is confused as to her mental state. Queen Adreena are an amazing band, Katie Jane's voice is haunting and beautiful... she is truly a princess for me. If anyone wants to chat about anything concerning them please feel free to e-mail me.
    electricveilon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so eerie! And quite melancholic but great all the same!
    filthybeaston June 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is sung very seriously, but the part about "Yesterday's hymn serves me not..tick tock" seems like someone who is being forced to go to church, and they are saying tick tick, wanting it to be over. tongue in cheek
    Rosky12on January 15, 2012   Link

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