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Of Monsters And Men – Organs Lyrics 6 years ago
This song is absolutely beautiful, and instantly became one of my favorites when I first listened to it. I think it's about somebody dealing with an incredible sadness, perhaps the end of a very long relationship, and just wanting to be done with the sadness and be moved on already, but they can't, and this is what happens when somebody is currently in the middle of that level of depression. I think the song itself goes through the 5 stages of grief - the first verse is denial, the second (I am tired of punching in the wind...) is anger, then bargaining with "I am sorry for the trouble," depression with the humming part, and then finally acceptance, with the final chorus. Just my two cents.

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Thrice – Atlantic Lyrics 8 years ago
I think it might be about the moment where you finally fall in love with someone after being alone for so long. It seems like a dream, but then you realize you're actually awake and it's actually happening - you've finally found that person you feel at home with.

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Silversun Pickups – Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) Lyrics 9 years ago
I feel like this song could be about growing up, and then realizing that you want to remain a child. I think the first couple of verses are about being an adult and seeing the problems that people have that they never had as a child, and then remembering when they were younger and playing Bloody Mary. The "we'll stay" thing is pretty obvious with my interpretation - like he doesn't like being an adult and just wants the simplicity and simple thrills of childhood again.

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A Perfect Circle – The Noose Lyrics 10 years ago
I think this song is about someone who has committed a really bad sin or crime, most likely murder (I think it was probably accidental and there may be multiple instances) and went to a church confession about it. He thinks that the confession made everything better, and so the person walks through life thinking that there's no problem because God forgave him for it, so he doesn't feel bad about it anymore; but then the singer comes in and asks how his confession makes anything better for anybody but him, like how he's going to repay the families of the people he killed and how it's going to really change anything just because God said it was okay.

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Rufus Wainwright – Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen cover) Lyrics 10 years ago
I think this song is about love and pride, how people will constantly try and take everything you have from you and steal your pride and make you into nothing, but you have to constantly have faith in anything-God, yourself, whatever you believe in-because the one thing people can never take from you is your being if you don't give it up.

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SR-71 – Tomorrow Lyrics 10 years ago
I think this song is about someone who had a group of friends and then started hanging out with a new group that changed him into someone he never wanted to be. "Things have changed, you've become a complication" means that the new friends are trying to make him discard the old ones. "They'll find a way to make you feel discarded" means that he's constantly under pressure to appear to be someone just so this new group will accept him. "I'm not afraid of tomorrow, I'm only scared of myself" means that he isn't afraid of what's going to happen tomorrow, but he's afraid of who he could become and who he was become. I think overall this song is about not giving in to peer pressure and just being who you really are.

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Mumford & Sons – After the Storm Lyrics 10 years ago
I think this song is about losing everything you have except the people you love, and then going through the hardship together.

And after the storm,
I run and run as the rains come
And I look up, I look up,
on my knees and out of luck,
I look up.

This makes me think that maybe the town they lived in just flooded, and they lost everything they had–home, possessions, memories, everything.

Night has always pushed up day
You must know life to see decay
But I won't rot, I won't rot
Not this mind and not this heart,
I won't rot.

I think that this means that no matter what happens, to take it all in stride and not let it bring you down.

And I took you by the hand
And we stood tall,
And remembered our own land,
What we lived for.

Remembering where they lived, and standing up to go wherever they need to go together.

And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.

There will come a time where everything will get better, life will be back to normal and everyone will be happy again. They'll try to get over their hardships peacefully, accepting that there's nothing they can do about them. When they're through the hard times, they'll be better people in the end.

I won't die alone and be left there.
Well I guess I'll just go home,
Oh God knows where.
Because death is just so full and man so small.
Well I'm scared of what's behind and what's before.

I think this means that love can get you through all kinds of problems, and I think it also references that they have no home; and maybe some people died in whatever took their homes away. They're scared of what they had to go through, and they're scared of what they're going to have to go through. Ultimately, I think this passage is about realizing that love can help you get through any problem, and patch up any emotional trouble you have.

This song could also reference the Grapes of Wrath like Dustbowl Dance heavily did. In The Grapes of Wrath, a family loses their home and a friend stays behind with the land ("I won't die alone, and be left there"); the storm could be the banks coming to repossess everyone's homes, which happens in the beginning of the book. Also in The Grapes of Wrath, there's a chapter that talks about how as long as the man doesn't break, the family won't break ("I won't rot"). They get through their troubles together and remember the life they had before, and all the while they realize that it all has to get better eventually.

I think this song could have multiple meanings. And although I may be biased because I'm an Atheist, I struggle to find a religious meaning in this song apart from the very beginning where he gets down on his knees; but that's just me.

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Thriving Ivory – Angels on the Moon (Album version) Lyrics 10 years ago
I agree with everyone that this song is about embracing life and living in the moment and being yourself, and I also think that it's about embracing death when it finally comes and not being afraid of it. I think it's mainly described in the chorus. When he says don't tell me if I'm dying, it's saying that nobody wants to have a time limit put on their lives. "If I can't see the sun, then maybe I should go"–when your life has reached its end, don't be afraid of dying and embrace it. "Don't wake me cause I'm dreaming of angels on the moon"–don't forget the people you've lost in your life and the influence they've had on you. "Where everyone you know never leaves too soon"–this is when you're dead and you can see everyone again, and it's like a promise that they're not going to leave you in death.

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The Smiths – Asleep Lyrics 11 years ago
Best book ever

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The Mountain Goats – Cotton Lyrics 11 years ago
Found out about this song on there too, lol. I love it.

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Silversun Pickups – The Royal We Lyrics 11 years ago
Eh... Never mind. lol

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Audioslave – Moth Lyrics 11 years ago
I think this song is about someone being pressured to do things that he doesn't want to do, and then realizing what he's gotten himself into (When did the flame burn so high and get so hot?) and then trying to get away from it. The people (I'm assuming) he was with made him seem like he was different from everyone else, when really they just made him exactly like everyone else without him realizing it. In the end, he gets away from whatever was making him feel like that.

That doesn't seem right now that I read other comments, but whatever. I didn't particularly like this album, but this song was awesome.

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The Killers – Read My Mind Lyrics 11 years ago
I think this song starts out with living in a small town, being bored and wanting out. Then the person does move out into a city or a different town, and while they're there, they remember all the things that happened in that town - the things in his life, the things that affected him, etc. He then wants to go back and maybe just visit to see everything that happened again.

I don't know if it's right, but that's the feeling that I get when I listen to this song.

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Tool – L.A. Municipal Court Lyrics 11 years ago
I agree with Octavarium, I think this song is partially about how they have an automated system for EVERYTHING and it's kind of nice if you just want to get something done and don't feel like dealing with someone, but sometimes they get really annoying like when they ask a ton of irrelevant questions (princess phone, spy phone, etc.) and when they fuck up and you have to start all over again.

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Modest Mouse – Cowboy Dan Lyrics 11 years ago
I like your analyzation, but I think the whole "we need oxygen to breathe" says something about not needing all the things that people in the city think they need, you only need the basics to survive and people don't tend to realize that nowadays.

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Modest Mouse – Cowboy Dan Lyrics 11 years ago
Hopefully nobody has already posted this, but I think the line saying "We need oxygen to breathe" means that we only need the basics in order to survive (shelter, food, water, etc.) but a lot of people end up forgetting that because of what city life does to people.

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Silversun Pickups – The Royal We Lyrics 11 years ago
I like your interpretation, and there are a lot of things I think you are right about. I like this one though, it's really thought provoking and it makes an entertaining movie play in my mind whenever I listen to this.

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Silversun Pickups – The Royal We Lyrics 11 years ago
I believe this song is about someone who has manic depression, or just depression, or has an SI disorder.

we are ready for the siege
we are armed up to the teeth
be careful how you live and breathe
release what's brewing underneath

I think this verse means that the person is getting ready to injure themselves somehow, but I'm going to to typical and say that it's by a razor for this song. "We are ready for the siege/We are armed up to the teeth" means that they are sitting down and getting ready. "Be careful how you live and breathe/Release what's brewing underneath" means that they have to be careful to not get caught, and they have to release the pain that they've kept up inside for some time.

how many times do you want to die
how many ways do you want to die
to feel safe again look over your shoulder
very carefully look over your shoulder

"How many times/How many ways" means how many times do they want to cut or injure themselves, and how many ways indicates that there are a lot of ways to do that. The looking over the shoulder verse indicates that they have to look over their shoulder to avoid getting caught and maybe sent to a ward.

we can laugh about it now
we hope everything works out
be careful how you lick your wounds
believe the change is coming soon

"We can laugh about it now/We hope everything works out" talks about when the person is happy and trying to laugh off their disorder. "Be careful how you lick your wounds/Believe the change is coming soon" talks about how they have to hide their wounds carefully so they aren't discovered, and believe the change is coming soon indicates a time when they won't feel the need to do this anymore, when they'll be happy living.

how many times do you want to die
how many ways do you want to die
to feel safe again look over your shoulder
very carefully look over your shoulder

See above.

you used to do a little but a little wont fly
and right before you hit your prime
that's when we fell in love but not the first time

"You used to do a little" talks about how they used to cut or otherwise injure themselves just a little, or with minor injuries, but "a little won't fly" indicates how they don't think they can do that anymore, and they're too depressed to just do it a little. "Right before you hit your prime/That's when we fell in love but not the first time" indicates how right before they hit the "prime" of their cutting stage, they fell in love with the razor or other weapon they're injuring themselves with, but they've been off and on with it for some time, hence "not the first time."

can it please you still
renaming your father's will
or does it make you ill
let us bruise their knees
we will aim straight for the feed
and you'll be relieved

"Can it please you still" means can cutting or whatever they do still please them and give them the pleasure they want. "Renaming your father's will/Or does it make you ill" talks about why they're depressed: their family or home life. "Let us bruise their knees/We will aim straight for the feed" means that they will injure themselves, aiming right for the vein or artery. "And you'll be relieved" indicates the feeling of relief that cutting brings the person.

so relieved so relieved
turn on full desire
feel the sparks of the friendly fire
misery inspires

"Turn on full desire" means that they are in a sublime state of mind, where they don't have a care in the world and they are just with themselves. "Feel the sparks of the friendly fire" talks about feeling the results of having injured themselves. "Misery inspires" refers to the friendly fire thing, like how the misery that the person feels inspired them to cause the friendly fire.

your throat has been cut
several times before
never noticed the size of the flow
it can't be ignored

"Your throat has been cut several times before" means that they have cut or injured themselves for some time in the past. "Never noticed the size of the flow/It can't be ignored" talks about how they never noticed just how much they had been bleeding, and maybe this time they cut too deep or too much.

to feel safe again look over your shoulder
very carefully look over your shoulder

The subject is paranoid that they won't be able to stop the bleeding or hide their new injury before somebody notices.

you said you believed it but believing wont fly
and right before you hit your prime
that's when we fell in love but not the first time

"You said you believed it" means that they believed they wouldn't kill themselves doing this, and "but believing won't fly" means that they've done it too much this time and just believing they won't die won't be enough to save them. "And right before you hit your prime/That's when we fell in love but not the first time" talks about this specific session, about how right before they got in the heat of the moment of injuring themselves they fell in love with the razor or other weapon.

and when it's all over and you open your eyes
to see the room turned on it's side
you'll be lying by a note on the floor signed...
...the royal we
the royal we
the royal we
the royal we
the royal we
the royal we
the royal we
the royal we
love, the royal we

This talks about how they may have lost consciousness for some time, and woke up to see his room trashed and lying by a note. This note could either be his suicide note that they might have written beforehand, or a note from his parents saying something about them. The music stops abruptly to indicate death.

I doubt this is right, but that's just what I got after reading over the lyrics constantly for the past few days.

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