Sweet oblivion
Don't leave me waiting too long
Once we were a tease
We had everything we could ask for, here in your cold embrace
There is no distance or time
But in such sweet solitude
My pain starts to fade away
Meet me in the bathroom and I'll show you everything
I'll give you something that you can belive in
You kept me waiting
Waiting for oh so long
Don't leave me standing here
Sweet oblivion
Don't leave me waiting too long
Cuz when I lost my mind
You're the only one I could
turn to Perpetuate, but I'd be wasting my time
I've finally realized you're the only on that I needed
Meet me in the bathroom and I'll show you everything
I'll give you something that you can believe in
You kept me waiting
Waiting for oh so long
Don't leave me standing here
All this filth and disease that brought us all to our knees, but the faithful will keep holding on
When all that they're living for is gone
to never see the sun


Lyrics submitted by carboncentric

Sweet Oblivion song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs of all time. Great lyrics, written about standing up for your existance and questioning a savior that we're quite unsure is there or not. Not to mention a girl's love
    Stitchfaceon April 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsecond line -

    'once we were so at ease'

    not

    'once we were a tease'
    sarahsedaion March 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningyou guys aint even close. Another one of the songs by the Deadlights is called "junk", another word for dope (heroin.) And this song, if you 'get' it is clearly about heroin.

    Sweet oblivion is a term that lots of people have used to describe the rush and high from heroin and the life of bein addicted in general, but that aint the only reason im saying this.

    Any heroin junkie will tell you that you spend most of your time in the bathroom. dopeheads are constantly sneaking off to do a shot/get high in the bathroom. The first thing you look for when you enter a house, restaurant/etc, is wheres the bathroom and does it have a good lock.

    When he sings "meet me in the bathroom, and ill show you everything, and ill give you somethin that you can believe in" its about the moment of total alone-ness when its just you and the rush. For addicts heroin is the one thing that matters in a meaningless world, its somethin to believe in, the one thing that keeps you goin.

    "Cuz when I lost my mind
    You're the only one I could
    turn to"

    self explanatory here. When you cant handle life and everything is crazy heroin is the only thing that matters, the only thing that will soothe your pain away.

    And the part that probably 'locks in' the meaning the most and really makes it clear is the lyrics at the end :
    "All this filth and disease that brought us all to our knees, but the faithful will keep holding on
    When all that they're living for is gone "


    the life of addiction is a dirty, shitty, sad, hopeless, lotta times diseased existence, just a real scrapin-the-bottom way to live. All the filth and disease that brought us all to our knees is the downsides of the addicts life, all the negatives, the sickness, withdrawal, diseases, filth surrounding you, etc--but the "faithful" (the true addicts) keep holding on, keep using, they dont quit, they dont stop, they never will, they just keep goin, shootin dope til they die--even when they lose their families, friends, jobs, children, husband/wife, money, homes, cars, their dreams, hopes--everything that makes a life a life--all that theyre living for is gone--but they keep holdin on, keep using, never see the sun, just livin that waste of a life til they die.

    With lyrics like that its not even something that you "could" interpret that way--its very obviously about heroin and addiction.
    njdieselon May 30, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain