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  • 11 Years Ago notFRANK
  • General Comment:
    it sounds like "dime bag"?
  • 8 Years Ago dallasite14
  • General Comment:
    Anybody think he's already died and is going to the afterlife in this song?
    He's standing with his dying bed, maybe his father's already dead so he's racing to his father's dead. He's lying in the bright lights, out of body experience, looking at his body and his shadow.

    He's drowning in the rising tide. His spirit is moving through the window to the river (River Styx) and he sees the lights on the other side...

    I just saw No Country for Old Men again it makes me think of the last scene where he talks about meeting his father after he dies.
  • 11 Years Ago terri kaye
  • General Comment:
    These words are wrong: see the BRMC website. They have some different words there, for ex, "I've been waitin' on the fault line, living eveil take me on, I'll be standing with my dying bed, if you care to come along." And it's 'my living picture on the wall', not 'my little picture'. As far as the meaning, it's a very deep song sang in few words, which is just brilliant. Fault line can mean the crack that causes the disaster, like what the Earth has in certain places. Or it can mean who is at fault in the relationship. Some lyrics also hint at a troubled relationship with his father. The proper lyrics, from the website also hint at the struggle to lead a 'good' life, with all the evil & trouble in this world. Like I said, it's a lot of meaning held within few words.
  • 9 Years Ago zombiesrafterme
  • General Comment:
    yeah I've always thought they were saying "dime bag" too
  • 9 Years Ago mrgrumble
  • General Comment:
    Great song, Although I have always been unsure whats its about.

    My interpretation is that a natural disaster has occured either by the fault line or by Tsunami and he wants to make amends with his Father before death.
  • 8 Years Ago musictomyears28
  • Memory:
    the first time i ever heard this song was on NCIS.
    i immediately fell in love with this band.

    i think it's about a disaster, but what exactly that is, has been left up to our interpretation. that's another one of my favorite things about this song. it's so short, but by making it that short, it can be morphed into our own personal thoughts, but still has a unifying main idea.

    anybody else hear the bob dylan influences?
  • 7 Years Ago Robin82732
  • General Comment:
    Its about addiction. Let the needle take me on, I'll be standing with my dyin' bell, If you care to come along. Rising with tide to his father's door is about dying. His father's door is heaven. I think the line...From the banks on the far side, See the lights come ashore... refers to the boat crossing the river Styx to take him to Haties. I assume he is referring to mythology there. Great song though...
  • 12 Years Ago bing_redboy
  • General Comment:
    what a wonderful song.
  • 11 Years Ago blaah
  • General Comment:
    yes its wonderful! but i really dont get what it its about.. probably because of my poor english
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