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Linkin Park – Burning in the Skies Lyrics 10 years ago
I use this song to delve into my past and let go of all my pains and regrets. When I sit here and take the time to go back there, it's such a storm in my life echoing out with recurring thoughts and dreams. I want to take one final pass back there... perhaps a few passes until it's final.

All the bridges I've burned. All the train wreck relationships I've had. All the people that have hurt me, and all those that I've hurt... and now as I shed the shadows of my former self, I am giving up everything I don't deserve. I am making apologies for everything so I can move on.

Life in the past is not what makes us. And the future is not made. All we have is this tiny, infinitesimal moment to make everything happen... reaching forth into our dreams like as star. But we must crumble away all the crust and layers of soot, so we may always burn bright and clean.

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3 Doors Down – She Is Love Lyrics 10 years ago
The perfectly describes my character Cody from my Unnatural Creatures book I'm writing.

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3 Doors Down – She Is Love Lyrics 10 years ago
The perfectly describes my character Cody from my Unnatural Creatures book I'm writing.

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Lights – Face Up Lyrics 10 years ago
This song let's me keep my focus. That all of us are going through the same kind of problems, some of us still living off of parents in some way or another. These are the kinds of problems we ALL have. I think life is not a matter of staying up, but how to handle getting up. Until we can grow to stay up.

But she tells you that your dreams are always there. That every day the sun rises up, so no matter what we have the light pushing us forward. We always have positive forces that won't stop bringing us up, and sometimes we fight tooth and nail against...ourselves.

"City's shining bright, but you don't see the light
How come you concentrate on things that don't make you feel right"

Is most powerful to me. Because as humans we concentrate on the problems, until all we see is problems. We have to concentrate on all the happiness and light around us, and ride.

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Seventia – Live For The Night Lyrics 10 years ago
It's about walking into a doorway of magic. How you've lost yourself to someone's power, but even while knowing, you can't help but put one foot in front of the other because this is how you want to feel. You want to succumb to it. The night is perfect in drawing you in by whatever forceful measure, and then you realize that the very thing that caused you to let yourself go, is simply you losing your inhibitions. It is willfully succumbing to the night in utter delight.

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Seventia – Black Magic Lyrics 10 years ago
Black magic is about the power grabbing a hold of someone you love. How through magic, you can leave someone enraptured, falling all over you.

How falling in love with someone who has that kind of magical seduction can take you away, melting away the barriers, blending reality and fantasy.

Ever fall in love with someone so hard that you had a magical night? That for that night everything else didn't exist and you felt the two of you would be destined together? How you could forever know in one night, the feelings of forever.

That to me is magic.

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Rise Against – Survivor Guilt Lyrics 10 years ago
You must know that every Rise Against song is about true events, but is also a metaphor. Because you also have to understand the war is not just in IRAQ, it is everywhere. Single people fighting for their lives every day. Come along with me through this lyrical representation.

This is about protecting yourself from broken people on all levels. People who are spinning their wheels and based on their decisions will never go anywhere. Those are the kind of people that drag you down.

"Block the entrances, close the doors
Seal the exits cause this is war"

If we don't evolve and gain infallibility to protect ourselves, to seal the broken walls around our selfs where they can reach into our hearts, we will suffer. They will bring us down.

"All gave some, some gave all
But for what I wanna know

Carry on, don't mind me
All I gave was everything
And yet you ask me for more
Fought your fight
Bought your lie
And in return I lost my life
What purpose does this serve?"

You reach out to others and give them pieces of your life to try to rescue them, and you end up fighting their wars. You start living their lies as your life. And in return you get nothing, but losing yourself.

"You're a shameful opportunist! What you don't understand is that it's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."
"You have it backwards. It's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees. I know"

This is about living, not sacrificing. God doesn't want you to die for God, God wants you to live for yourself. This world is for the glory of you. Don't throw that glory away for sacrificing the most valuable thing to God and you--your life.


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The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm Lyrics 10 years ago
One more thing ... this song has a happy ending.

"Disarm you with a smile."
"I send this smile over to you."

Means he won. No matter how he's battled through life, against his parents, fighting to maintain his identity, all the one's that didn't believe (including his parents) now know the truth. And with his smile he disarms them, shows them that he's made and is happy with his life then they will ever be.

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The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm Lyrics 10 years ago
This one is tough, but the drawn emotion of the music itself steers me towards the journey of growing up. This song is all about the intricacies of keeping as much as yourself through the age.

"I used to be a little boy
So old in my shoes
And what I choose is my voice
What's a boy supposed to do?
The killer in me is the killer in you
My love
I send this smile over to you"

First and second line show that he was a special boy. He was one that was more aware and mature for his age. And he has to choose to continue to be himself, regardless of the parts of him he chooses to kill. "The killer in me is the killer in you," is admitting that no matter what, he will be like his parents in some way or another.

"Ooh, the years burn"

Means how growing up can't help but burn away at the identity of you. But true growing up knows that sooner or later you're going to try to get back to square one. You want to get back to being a kid and free. So the whole song is a fight to maintain who you are, throughout the years, growing up and never losing yourself to the practices and the teachings of what they deem as adulthood.

Bless you all.

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Rise Against – Satellite Lyrics 10 years ago
Is this all songmeanings has become? People anally quibbling over lyrics? Look wrong or not we get the gist of it. Here's my meaning:

It's all about living to the fullest. All about having a game plan for life and having the balls to fulfill it. To know that anymore, you can't just pass through life. For us Americans, there is no American Dream... only the dream.

You can't know your limits until you push forth. Evolving and learning to become the best you can, to learn to fly and follow your life. In the day you play and live like normal human beings, at night you get together and find your way. Search things out. Find ways to become who you are without society leaving you still small. It's about having a purpose.

It's about having the courage, the balls, to walk your path. To become who you are.

Good people are often hurt by this current environment. Hurt by others and one bitten they end up like hermits, never wanting to go out, never wanting to face the world. So he is saying we'll not worry about the others. We'll do our thing and not let society judge us, even see us, in our wake. We'll do our lives our way, and rise. When we rise and pass over like a satellite, we'll have each other to watch our backs.

That's all that matters.

Not quibbling over correct lyrics. What matters is we are all free. There's no time to worry about words, when the truth is spend looking so deeply into them. Rise people! Evolve! Then you'll understand the language!

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Poe – Control Lyrics 10 years ago
I can't help but find the meanings of Poe's songs in transcendentalism. Maybe because that's what I see of Poe's music. And maybe because that is who I am. And maybe that's how we connect.

I'm not going to do a line-by-line because much of it is easy to follow along. But here are the key sections that forge together my interpretation.

You thought you could keep me from loving
You thought you could feed on my soul
But while you were busy destroying my life
What was half in me has become whole

Especially the last line shows how during her suffering she had grown. From her inside, she has become spiritually complete.

While you were looking the other way
While you had your eyes closed
While you were licking your lips
'Cause I was miserable
While you were selling your soul
While you were tearing a hole in me

This part is how he is very much a vampire. Not folklore, but a real one. People who feed on others because they cannot supply enough happiness for their life.

I was taking control

Now I have taken control
Now I have taken control...

So this is how it feels
To breathe in the summer air
The feel the sand between my toes
And love inside my ear
All those things that you taught me to fear
I've got them in my garden now
And you're not welcome here

I believe this is her transcending, becoming a spiritually evolved being. Because this is what I am experiencing now as well. That no matter where I am, I now live my life, by my rules. And all the elements around me remind me of so. The wind carries with it a nurturing breeze. I constantly feel love. And it is often the things you stayed away from, the things that were simply in front of you, that are the breadcrumbs leading to this whole new world.

And now that all of this is a part of her, he is no longer welcome. This is great and analogous of a vampire. How with her new purity he is no longer allowed in. He is thrown out of her life.

Come a little bit closer
Let me look at you
I gave you the benefit
Of the doubt it's true
But keep in mind my darling
Not every saint is a fool

This shows she is a saint. She is one who simply chose the right way of life through her heart. Yet she shows how not every saint is subject to blind love with no hopes of defending themself. It's like she grew into a Goddess before him and too beautiful for him, her power shut him out.

Hope you enjoyed :)

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Poe – Control Lyrics 10 years ago
I can't help but find the meanings of Poe's songs in transcendentalism. Maybe because that's what I see of Poe's music. And maybe because that is who I am. And maybe that's how we connect.

I'm not going to do a line-by-line because much of it is easy to follow along. But here are the key sections that forge together my interpretation.

You thought you could keep me from loving
You thought you could feed on my soul
But while you were busy destroying my life
What was half in me has become whole

Especially the last line shows how during her suffering she had grown. From her inside, she has become spiritually complete.

While you were looking the other way
While you had your eyes closed
While you were licking your lips
'Cause I was miserable
While you were selling your soul
While you were tearing a hole in me

This part is how he is very much a vampire. Not folklore, but a real one. People who feed on others because they cannot supply enough happiness for their life.

I was taking control

Now I have taken control
Now I have taken control...

So this is how it feels
To breathe in the summer air
The feel the sand between my toes
And love inside my ear
All those things that you taught me to fear
I've got them in my garden now
And you're not welcome here

I believe this is her transcending, becoming a spiritually evolved being. Because this is what I am experiencing now as well. That no matter where I am, I now live my life, by my rules. And all the elements around me remind me of so. The wind carries with it a nurturing breeze. I constantly feel love. And it is often the things you stayed away from, the things that were simply in front of you, that are the breadcrumbs leading to this whole new world.

And now that all of this is a part of her, he is no longer welcome. This is great and analogous of a vampire. How with her new purity he is no longer allowed in. He is thrown out of her life.

Come a little bit closer
Let me look at you
I gave you the benefit
Of the doubt it's true
But keep in mind my darling
Not every saint is a fool

This shows she is a saint. She is one who simply chose the right way of life through her heart. Yet she shows how not every saint is subject to blind love with no hopes of defending themself. It's like she grew into a Goddess before him and too beautiful for him, her power shut him out.

Hope you enjoyed :)

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The Goo Goo Dolls – Slide Lyrics 10 years ago
Coming back to this song I now know what it means.

Its about him wanting to put her back together the way she should be. He absolutely loves her and sees so much into her.

"I want to wake up where you are"

You see right now she's confused. She's shattered her past life and left pieces behind because she's trying to survive into becoming new again.

"Don't you love the life you killed"

Powerful line. There's some sarcasm there. It's him saying don't you love the life you grew out of? How in the past:

"The priest is on the phone
Your father hit the wall
Your ma disowned you"

But now she's left confused and broken. She doesn't know which way is right, which is wrong. She's missing those pieces she left behind and he is saying he knows what to replace it with. That he loves her so much that he'll wake up right with her confused and not say a word. He won't even bother her, he simply wants to be with her to life like her.

"I wanna wake up where you are
I won't say anything at all
So why don't you slide"

The epiphany of this song came to me when dealing with my own life. I've always had problems with transitions, from doing one thing to another. For example I want to be a novelist, yet when I sit down and prepare to write I have that growing fear and workplace tension (like my previous 9 to 5 jobs) how I must settle down and match the quality of my work.

I'm afraid of my own writing!

So I was thinking, why don't I work on the transitions of my life. We all go on vacations and when coming back, well we never want to come back. Because at the end of that vacation lies that wall of tension of our life back and all the old things we must return to doing.

So why can't I just slide from thing to thing without worrying about the emotional walls I must trespass. Why not just simply slide...

This is my meaning and I hope you enjoy it.



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Robyn – With Every Heartbeat Lyrics 11 years ago
This song is amazing. It charges me ... makes me feel like stepping forward with the world trying to bring me to my knees, with the world tugging on my legs. Still I go on. Still I don't look back. I've been there when my heart has hurt so much I couldn't stand it.

When I was damned when I felt that way, damned if I tried to stop the feeling.

I'm so proud of myself today. This song makes me feel that way. Proud for overcoming it all.

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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Atrophy Lyrics 12 years ago
To me this song is all about the title. Atrophy. Letting yourself be worn out, out-of-practice, and numb from the world.

That there was a time that you pondered deep inside and bled for your beliefs of truly being a unique soul out there. A time when you

Now that time is forgotten.

Cause in a way you've given up. You wanted to be just like them. Live the 9 to 5 jobs and do the right thing and fit into the societal script perfectly. You lose your inhibitions and your desires. Drain away your faith and dreams.

Now this song is telling you to remember the day you bled for yourself. And come back and remember the blood that pumped in your heart that made you who you fought so much for. To come back to yourself.

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Chevelle – Straight Jacket Fashion Lyrics 14 years ago
Currently in running as my favorite song from this album, but antisaint is helluva hard to beat.

Alright opinions aside. I love Chevelle because they don't preach, but rather they show you the process. They are explaining the science of religion.

IF you don't voice yourself and take your life back immediately, you are losing your value. And losing your life.

"Cause quietly, you're overrated anyhow
And currently, you spread yourself so thin"

Us spiritual types believe we are exceptional people in this rat race of a world, yet without a voice we are weaker then the next asshole. And energetically we must take back our lives, because currently we do not allow enough of ourselves out to create the beautiful dreams that we want to make come true.

That's Straight Jacket Fashion. Good people tend to tie and bind themselves up in their own perceptions, because they care far too much about what others think. It's kind of cliche, the push to think for yourself, but perhaps some of us needed it to be beat in our head multiple times. I for one certainly am.

"We last because we're colorful
And as for fools, just play the opposite"

Don't forget that a person who has delved within and learned to become their potential survives through everything because of that richness (color) we have inside of us.

As it says, as for the fools or assholes in the world, those that detest and want to ruin life in any way, just do your thing. Don't get sucked in and go on. Erase them from your lives, and end things with a smile. No matter a bloody-knuckle fist fight or the causation of job stress, you stand up for yourself against these people and end it with a smile. When hurt is all they feed upon, its the simple act of disregard that is the best weapon against them.

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Deftones – Combat Lyrics 15 years ago
I know there is just an astounding number of "This is about Bush" interpretations, but I think the words in the beginning sounds like Bush statements. WIth that out of the way, I agree with all of you, this.

I just simply love this song, it to me is the most raw sounding off of Saturday Night Wrist which is fast becoming as addicting to me as White Pony. Not quite to Around the Fur, yet... YET :)

Combat is such a simple and beautiful title as this song is. PIck a side and hit the ground (perhaps a reference to "hit the ground running?" Don't be wishy-washy because I don't believe your lies.

It's almost like Chino and Co. are calling someone out to a fight.

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Deftones – Combat Lyrics 15 years ago
I know there is just an astounding number of "This is about Bush" interpretations, but I think the words in the beginning sounds like Bush statements. WIth that out of the way, I agree with all of you, this.

I just simply love this song, it to me is the most raw sounding off of Saturday Night Wrist which is fast becoming as addicting to me as White Pony. Not quite to Around the Fur, yet... YET :)

Combat is such a simple and beautiful title as this song is. PIck a side and hit the ground (perhaps a reference to "hit the ground running?" Don't be wishy-washy because I don't believe your lies.

It's almost like Chino and Co. are calling someone out to a fight.

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Bullet for My Valentine – Turn To Despair Lyrics 15 years ago
Dreams tasting like sour apples in this world we all live in. That's what this song is about. It's about the revolution, and the need to think back to another time when everything was the way we should've lived. Now its war all the time, and it won't stop, now its innocent dead in the hands of wastes, and it won't stop, now its media exploding into lies, fabrications and warped testemonies and it won't stop.

These two lines were the hook for me to find what this song means (to me):

"Time to release the crease in the Beast
The blood shed and killing when will it seace"

Almost everyone knows we live in a world that wastes, a wasted world and yet we forget. We forgot that we are slaves. And now we must wake and take arms against the beast that controls us.

To make this world ours which was what it was for in the first place.

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Tool – Rosetta Stoned Lyrics 15 years ago
This song is about enlightenment. The spikes that happen in your life and how you deal with it.

We are sitting and wasting ourselves away in this "bed" of our life with so many of the answers. But we've learned to let ourselves be knocked down and we take those answers to our grave.

This guy had an experience with aliens telling him he's the ONE, and I think when it says "I forgot my pen" I think that is a metaphor.

It is becoming a more popular belieft that this life is like a dream, and we all carry the pens to write in the experiences. This guy went through this experience that gave him such clarity in mind, yet when he left, he denied himself so many times that he was back to that cloudy state.

And then when I see him in the bed shitting himself, I picture that is him in the future. That he has done nothing with the information he has recieved, and therefore is left old, withered, and ironically a waste in his own waste.

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Rush – Jacob's Ladder Lyrics 15 years ago
Hats off to you 'thesuperspd', this song is so underated. The timing of this piece just gets into your blood. Thunderheads are rumbling in the distant overture.. Love that shit!!

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Rush – Subdivisions Lyrics 15 years ago
Now this is a song I love to play on the drums. Great Drumming on this song...

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Rush – Limelight Lyrics 15 years ago
This is a very nice song, I am hooked.

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Tool – Vicarious Lyrics 15 years ago
Witness the failure of art within this world.

Please, read that statement carefully. Art is meant to inspire creativity, it is the tidal wave of energy that is meant to paint our worlds around us, coloring everything so brightly.

Unfortunately, art today is used to stymie that. We as creative thinkers are all letting the TV screen tell us what to do. We let the movies take us away from our creativity. It is creativity explained.

But its not art's fault. It is our own in the state of this world. We are not quite monsters but so many of us are starved. We are starved for love, feeling, success, and quality of life. So many of us are alone, and with the internet, there's one more excuse not to be courageous and connect with each other.

We are letting the mediums control us, and we remain starved. You are not a vampire by choice, but by survival. When we lose ourselves we become desperate for the energies we don't receive. We are acting and devouring out of survival, and unfortunately the world, government, and business have mandated this and incorporated it into technology.

It happened as soon as art was contained and transmuted into making a fast buck.

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Chevelle – Point #1 Lyrics 16 years ago
I'll do a line-by-line.

I believe Chevelle is a band that aims at the target audience of higher beings, or people maturing within their spirituality in this world:

"It seems I’ve gained the world but have nothing
To keep tabs upon this loss isn’t wasted time"

This time as you grow spiritually, you see so many things, and go through so much. Everyone thinks you have issues, and inside such conflict overcomes you. You're growing and you know, you're someone special. But As your world is promised to you, you are losing your grip in physical life.

But remember... and how tireless you are. Keep going. Keep smiling. And remember this time is the time to enrichen yourself. And anyway, now you're free.

Ok, normally I get mad when other people go crazy when a guy has one or two words wrong in the lyrics and then they plaster the whole new lyrics in a post. However this is critical to this song, so I'll add the little correction:

"Cause he’ll pay for it, the whole sum
To magnify pain is point number one"

The devil will pay for it. He'll pay for it all. Every single sin he's committed on us. We have to remember that and fight back. Use it to your advantage. Darkness inside is not used to cause evil, its to pay the devil back, bitch-by-bitch.

So its not "or" its "to magnify."

"Rebuke, don’t choke on this twisted dream"

He's saying fight back. Bite everyone else sharply and don't
I see that he is basically saying to not let this dream wovan for you overtake you. You have your own dreams to worry about.

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Adema – Planets Lyrics 16 years ago
finalpoet very excellent description in two words. I feel you there with the betrayal and revenge.

Here's my view as well:

Seems like a lot of us are caught up in the same place. The world (society) is more about tricking you into thinking you're in a euphorian society more so then you really are. Each day you wake up to billboard's of captivating beauties and watching TV of beautiful people that you can feel a place with.

But the reality is, until we break out in our own individual lives, we are slaves to someone. Many of us have awaken only to find ourselves stuck in that corporate place or whatever it may be that seems to be an imprisonment.

On our own individual journies we will find many answers, and the way out.

"The one I trusted sold me
this is overblown
But I didn’t want to believe
Everyone I trusted deceived me"

Our attempt to be a part of society and we trust others only for reasoning of wanting to fit in. We want to be a part of something because we truly love others. That is something we cannot help.

But now we allow ourselves to be controlled. We thought we did so well to whomever controls us, whether it be a co-worker, lover, manager, boss, whatever. Some authority figure usually.

But that person is only a megalomaniac. They want the power and spotlight to themselves. They only service themselves.

"I will lose my mind
make it real this time
To leave it all behind
I won’t cry wolf
Show me a sign
planets will align
I’m gonna blow my mind
I won’t cry wolf"

From a literal, surface perspective it looks like this person is going crazy. But in reality the transgression to a higher state involves you giving up your mind. All that logic, rationalization, and thinking needs to be taken out of you. It is what grounds you here, and sometimes it is too heavy. We need to break free and listen too our hearts. Let the mind do its thing, and you'll let nothing in.

"I won't cry wolf"

This is significant to me on a personal level. Because I, myself have been trapped in a job I don't like. And for the longest time I felt I couldn't break out. That if I quit I couldn't support myself. Now I'm letting faith fill in the holes and insecurities.

So, when you're ready to make the stand, don't talk-the-talk, but know that you'll walk-the-walk jsut as well. Know that you are truly loved by higher forces out there if you stay close to your heart and do the right thing.

And when it seems like you're going to risk it all... just know you are in soft hands.

This song has been very personal to me.

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Chevelle – The Clincher Lyrics 17 years ago
I only see a connection with Chevelle and Tool as both wanting to serve as a Spiritual Tool with higher beings in mind.

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Chevelle – Bend The Bracket Lyrics 17 years ago
This song is about getting up after being broken. To start the war. All of us have a role.

You must understand that emotion = life. And we must fight for our lives. Therefore we must fight with emotion.

There's a song by A Perfect Circle (a cover I believe) called: Passive.

This song relates to that in a way. Just different approaches in trying to achieve the same result.

Remember without emotion nobody can fight. Nobody can truly win. So you understand that the enemy is empty. The fakes, the evils of the world cannot fight. That's why they are suppressing you. They know this. They also notice as long as they hold the illusion that they are superior, you won't take up arms.

A soldier is a soldier through and through. You don't have to be in IRAQ to fight. You can be right in the comforts of your home.

Change the world. Energize your life. Then unleash that field because YOU will see that evil will fall to its knees.

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Chevelle – Emotional Drought Lyrics 17 years ago
This song is the most straight forward Chevelle song I've seen to date!

Here's my interp:

"It's possible that the worst
Of the inside
Could take our pencils away
End creating
Can't let the teachers lay waste
Of a new mind
Prevent emotional drought
And watch the pace quicken
Try to never touch
Try to never touch "

The pen is mightier then the sword. That's the first thing that came to my mind. Sometimes when we give up so much emotion to feed the vampires around us, we wane. Sometimes to the point where we cannot write or perform our art.

I see "Try not to ever touch" as you must disconnect yourself from everyone. Try not to keep the connections until you're ready. Otherwise you will be drained by the wrong people. That wrong person could be anyone, family member (difficult), friend, lover (very difficult), or anyone in between.

"Won't keep holding back my conscious
Realize
There's a choice to not end up like you
Not end up like you"

All around we are losing the battle of emotion. People are withering up like dry wells holding evaporating water. We have a choice to cut off those dependant ties, because you know what, that person that's cold and unemotional can't live with it. So he/she's a vampire.

"One more man, Tearing at the throat of
One more man, Never dropped as fast as
One more man, Coloring the fate of
One more man, Is better than the fate of you"

I love this part. This shows how one man can be super weak or super strong.

You must understand there are no limits in life. The limits have been broken. Too much meddling and true sin has broken the dam.

"Let's turn our wretched debates into action
By diplomacy gain, back a handshake
Tied and unable to tend, to the wounds that were made
So much closer to shame we see but never touch
never touch
Try to never touch
Try to never touch "

This is the sad part. The war has engulfed all of us true people as well. And now we are fighting amongst ourselves. Understand that the truth is about possiblities, not about differences.

"Search
For
Truth"

What they said.

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Chevelle – To Return Lyrics 17 years ago
I like some of your views.

This song to me is this:

The Return is strictly meaning returning to the world after a spiritual journey. You see, some of us feel so much pain that we die and are re-born again so many times.

"To return, to the cold
It isn’t much fun, to touch the trees
No one has known
Go rest your head
Cause you cant miss this "

The spirit and the physical self can be in two places at once at times. And the spirit is used to flying. When it returns... when you do, you fall down to the trees and feel the coldness of this world again.

"Poor boy
Became
A slave, to you"

Right now in this society, just short of those few that have broken out (I'm on my way out), everyone is a slave to another. Keep that in mind.

"Now despair, moves in so close
Too many years, free at last
He didn’t know
So learn to speak
He cleans his sword
Cause you cant miss this"

Too many years confined, he finally has broken out. Remember the rule: What happens spiritually, happens physically. It's just a matter of time.

So now he is ready for battle. He forgot how to talk the way he really talks. He is rusty.

I think this section hints at the need for someone to take time to rest themselves before jumping so much into the affairs. So please all of you on this journey, take time to yourselves. You couldn't reach this point without God... and you still need God. Only more then ever.

I know you want to prove yourselves, but only when you reach that point, even if it's for a second, where you surrender yourself completely, can God go into you and empower you.

Give God a second... that's all she/he needs.

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Chevelle – The Clincher Lyrics 17 years ago
how pinion 7, while you definitely have your opinions (Culture club not cool you say? Well... I don\'t think they are either LOL), you make some very strong and valid statements.

\" My world is my experiences. My essences is largely my emotions and feelings usually wiith the ego-centered search for identy and sense of purpose for my unexccapable existense. The motif here is loneliness when you get to the root of it all. You and I alike, are trapped in a body with consciousness but don\'t know the fuck why. Chevelle has become the soundtrack to my pain and somehow breached the gap of solitude. Its been very supernatural too me, and has been apart of my own metamorhosis.... so its just very personal.\"

That is exactly Tool to me. And I don\'t say that to make this into a Tool vs. Chevelle post. I\'m just saying, and I quote Eminem, \"cause I can relate to what you\'re saying in your songs.\"

I can relate to what they have done for you. You know what\'s ironic? How so many bands have taken pure commercialism in and have reproduced popular music over-and-over just to make a quick buck.

Well now bands are fighting back. These, many of these, are the bands that don\'t care what their name is, who they are, but simply believe in their message. I believe Chevelle is one of these. And going to a free concert of theirs just last year supports that argument.

The ironic part, as I mentioned earlier, is that now these bands tend to not pick you up with their name, or their individual players, and so all of a sudden they have become nameless like the mass market of nameless bands!

Yet their body, or their message, or music tells it all. And the \"clincher\" to that LOL is that no business can reproduce that aspect. They can come up with the right spikey hair, the right black fingernails, the right ripped shirts and pants, the right manufactured sounds in their music...

but they lack the truths in their message.

Anyway, very good post. And don\'t doubt yourself in not understanding what you love about their music. You know. You just tend to think about it, and that\'s when things get confusing. Don\'t think. Just know.

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Chevelle – The Clincher Lyrics 17 years ago
The \"Clincher\" part of the song is the best!

At first glance I get this. That he has lost a loved one. But the clincher as he mentions is how he is the one growing cold and dying.

\"Could we have known
Never would I, helped to nail down\"

I can\'t help but figure Jesus into this. Perhaps we all have to get past the fact that Jesus is not a Christian thing. He is who he is, whether you believe it or not. There is a spiritual army rising, children who won\'t deny what our elders have hidden so far away from us. And now spiritual people don\'t see things as in Christian, Lutheran, Mormon, Buddhist, or Hindu. They see it for what it is. And how they interact with it, they are so versatile because they will use any path at any time.

Anyway, sorry I got off base. But perhaps he is looking at the issue of death and decay and how it affects so much of us, whether we are alive or not. I think every one of us who has lost a loved one tends to at least once look at God and ask why?

And so this is maybe his way of saying that he didn\'t deserve to lose who he\'s lost. That if he known back then he wouldn\'t have chosen to help nail Christ to the cross.

So now he\'s saying \"saturate,\" telling the deceased to spread their energy out to the earth and all the beautiful things of life, instead of clinging to him because it\'s literally killing him.

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The Used – The Taste Of Ink Lyrics 17 years ago
This song... absolutely beautiful.

BTW I just saw them in concert last weekend in St. Louis! Very, very good show. Bert gets the crowd roaring and moving.

Back to the song.

Seems like somewhere within his lyrics whether it fits or not, Bert tends to write about long and someone special.

For this song, it seems a little outside of the subject. At least at first...

It's about waiting for the call. Waiting for that time where you can get the guts to walk away from whatever life that has been made for you, and to walk into the life that you make for yourself.

"The taste of ink is getting old"

The bitterness setting in. I will tell all of you now out there that reads this, including a message to myself. YOU WILL get bitter no matter what if you stay in that same sunken place designed for you from society.

Unless you find out something that you truly love out there and find your life, you will first become numb:

"Being half-dead wasn't what I planned to be"

So free yourself. And like I said, this message is to myself as well. I'm stuck here in boring melodramatic IT world, and hoping and walking with my belief in hopes that it will set me free.

It's a very hard decision to make and high risk to jsut one day walk away, so be patient. Wait for the call. Wait for a sign. Something to tell you silently.

"You're ready..."

And now where the love fits in. Now Bert is free and his band as well. Now he takes his love high above with him, whoever is willing...

"As long as you're alive
Here I am
I promise I will take you there"

An analogy: As long as you're willing to break free of the holds and decide to come with me... I will take you there.

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Otep – Possession Lyrics 17 years ago
Man this song rocks! It's just cool that it seems that there is a ritual built into this song. As if each and every time she is singing this song she calls the spirits all around her.

Oh and I'm too braindead today to decipher this song LOL. Battle Ready took all my energy. I'll come back...

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Otep – Battle Ready Lyrics 17 years ago
Man I can understand why you guys and girls didn't leave your interpretations... there's so much going on in this song. I'll try to tackle it! This goin' be long, and I'm gonna have to do a line-by-line :(

"simple souls overload as i explode data banks
cuz the earth & space gave birth to this paleface"

"supreme -- linguistic -- mental machine
your brain cells swell - the intellects extreme"

It's the age of intellectualism. Where everyone strives to analyze and interpret things to no end with their brains. Those whose minds became a repository of textbook knowledge are the elite (supreme).

fire fills my veins as eye proclaim my resistance
to the mind-swapping parasites that feed off my existence"

I'll take a stand against this age and all those that persecute my beliefs and the heart, those that feel it right for me not to think for myself.

"as eye -- skin the burn to relearn the royal plan
somewhere out beyond the edges in the depths of spirit land"

I've dug and searched myself out spiritually. Now I'll re-learn God's plan (or the higher beings) in order to re-align and fight the war.

its authentic, apocalyptic destroyer
damaging challengers -- resurrection, disorder

a monument of crisis - eye strikes this - your dead
line my nest with your soul -- cleansed in bloodshed

Just can't... crack it!

"commanding the mic -- striking up a verb-fest
mass destruction is my function - time to put it to the test

in combat --- attacking since way back
in the days eye drew praise for the way that eye slayed facts

formulating flows in revolutionary science
its the catastrophic prophet from the anarchist alliance"

She's the self-proclaimed prophet from the anarchist alliance. She has been given praise for speaking against the "order" of the world. Formulating enlightenment to destroy what's been set in stone by the world.

"shaking up the world -- just like the 2nd coming of christ
-- when eye write -- thrice divine with this goddess sight

She uses threes a lot in her songs. This makes me hint that her religion might be Wiccan or witchcraft. I even saw her in concert with a pentagram on her buckle (not to be confused with the upside down one that represents satanism). But the thing is, witchcraft is a very personal religion, so this could no doubt be her own religion. And when she writes its magick to the world, hitting threefold as she is given the godess's sight (and power).

wurdz will flow -- wounds will grow
ewe know -- bones will be exposed from the force that eye unload

My words or words in general are powerful enough to hit and change people.

its THE SOUL EATER!! -- mic bleeder with the voice of chaos
eye got the nectar of the gods flowing from my mental pod"

Otep, like a lot of metal bands, has a way to make things look so negative when underneath they are in fact positive. She is spreading destruction through her voice, armed with the knowledge of the Gods in her mind. But if a place like Earth is evil, is the desctruction negative?

gather the flock -- alarm your block
tell them the shepherds have come & got the keys to unlock

People are like sheep. They follow the herd. So now gather everyone up, we have come to set you free.

a holy war -- thru your veins it courses
more lyrical artillery than the armed forces

The true holy war is the spiritual war. What you see in IRAQ is merely bubbling up from a much larger war going on in the universe within. This is the true war. And nothing physical could ever compare.

supernatural -- styles be volatile
its the mind manipulator -- the WAR CHILD

Here I come, the WAR CHILD, to manipulate your mind. To be aggressive and use whatever force I'll use for you to see the truth.

"COME!
SHADOW SOLDIERS!

we came to defy - ewe living life as a lie
we embryonic satellites need our freedom to fly

TO WATCH EWE DIE! -- agonizing cries are heard in stereo
eye'm visualizing battlefield scenarios

in the line of fire -- watching empires fall
into attack position -- ELIMINATE ALL!!! "

She's calling for her people. Her fans are her soldiers. And for that, I can't argue. We come to set people free from the lies of their lives and make a stand against the empire.

According to Sun Tzu's Art of War, you are told to destroy your enemy from within. Nothing's better then fighting propoganda in the very place you are forced to hear it.

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Otep – My Confession Lyrics 17 years ago
This is about being in that place that's totally bleak. That you find more-and-more your paths are being cut off. That life starts becoming an antonym in itself. There is no reason to live.

Why live when all there is is sadness?

All there is is pain.

Otep is so awesome because they usually have a duality going on in their songs. On one hand you find out how bleak it is to live in this ses pool. But there is always a doorway. Always a way out no matter what.

Even if everything is cut off on the outside you can always go inside.

And that alone gives me reason to believe in something or someone higher. It can't be random that there is always a certain doorway out. An exit from the pain and sufferring.

These lines are utterly beautiful:

"- this is where i hide my power
- this is where i become free
- this is where i take control
- and slowly choke your fantasies

- i want to know my day is coming
- see my enemies be punished
- shed my skin again
- this will be my best revenge!!"

To me revenge is beautiful. Maybe I'm sadistic in the view of others for thinking so... but I think redemption needs to sweep across the world. I think everyone needs to get exactly what they deserve, whether positive or negative. So this kind of revenge is something that is not always harmful. And harm isn't my objective. Just a lesson to make everyone rethink, whether it be to continue in their direction or change it.

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3 Doors Down – Landing in London Lyrics 17 years ago
Maybe Bob Seger just makes me think of "Turn the Page," but I see a lot of similarities with this song and that one.

The feeling to me is the same. It's about being on the road and travelling and surviving, and being alone. Where you make a living and in doing so, leave your loved one behind.

I always get this imagery, of being somewhere far away in such a cold place, with the wind blowing against your hair, your hands tucked in your coat pockets, and taking a stroll and just thinking.

How this life is so much a place we don't fit in sometimes. Even if there was a way to see your family or loved ones across the globe in an instant, well I wish it wasn't fiction.

We all work so hard in this life. We all try to be someone. And it gets incredibly difficult just being here at times. How we all need that someone we can always think about, remember, and pull us through those tough times.

I hope that each and every one of you has that someone. Or if not, I hope you will.

Sometimes the sufferring involved with loneliness is merely just the fact that you don't have someone that thinks of you. That you don't have someone that is watching over you.

To be erased is the worse thing to me.

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Otep – Fillthee Lyrics 17 years ago
by screamindeamons on 03-11-2003 @ 08:54:06 PM
"and she is NOT the antichrist. or anti-mary. she has her own beliefs separate from christianity. if you dont believe in god, you dont believe in jesus, and if something doesnt exist to you, how can you be the exact opposite of that? explain.

no fear of god=no fear of satan"

I just want to add, that in history, not to be confused with withcraft, that satanists were formed as an anti-Christian movement. It is there that Christians developed the idea of the devil worshippers and lumped them in with Wicca (or witchcraft), taking in the Wiccan God of the Hunt (who had horns) as the Christian devil.

Wouldn't it be just crazy to someday find out that the devil was merely conceived from the imagination of men?

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Otep – Fillthee Lyrics 17 years ago
darkspot, in that paragraph you really explained it with such clarity. I see it as you do.

All of us are destined to be great. How great? We don't know what even lies in this world, let alone past it. Now this girl is lying naked covered in this grown man's sin, feeling nothing but the dirtyness of who he is. And now it becomes hers. And she is filthy.

All the things that she is inside and all the things that she would become:
"she wants to free the kingdom
be worshipped by the earth
she wants to be the prophet
for ten times what shes worth
she wants to break free from eve
and leave them all behind
to be born again in the thrill of sin
and revive her dying mind
she wants to stand
raid the king
slaughter the guards and kill everything
burn the world and let her soul be free
light the noble of eternity"

But he won't let her. Instead he picks apart the poor girl's soul a piece-at-a-time (no pun intended), and she is left bathing in his own regrets.

Hate them, love them, whatever. This band gives me an imagery I couldn't come across without having her experiences myself. There is definite magick in her words.

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Otep – Sacrilege Lyrics 17 years ago
Z1z I disagree with you.

To me faith is about something you find yourself, on your own, in your journey with your higher self and the deity you worship. You shoudn't try to convert. You shouldn't try to "save lives." It only hurts. Believe me, I've tried. All you can do is put the tools on the table.

Who said Otep has no faith. I'm pretty sure I know what religion/spirituality she is.

This song is absolutely my favorite.

That first line is the best!

"say whut u need to save your soul
but don't fuck with me - eye'm losing control

eye'm so tired of this - so sick of u
my tongue is battered & bruised from all these attitudes"

This opening line is the best! It's saying do what you need to make your faith a reality, but don't intrude in my space. Don't bother me with your belief.

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Otep – Blood Pigs Lyrics 17 years ago
I think its a stand against authority, or (sorry for the generality) society in general. How it is accepted these days for people to leech off of others, to push each other down to elevate oneself, and the abuse.

It's how you grow up trying to do the right thing and you say sorry repeatedly, owning up to the things that was never your fault in the first place.

And we've got the Blood Pigs, people who are as low as the name implies, yet we are serving them. We are the ones listening to them and supporting their distorted views.

And now that she makes a stand, all they can do is walk away. Back out.

Art Saves is the theme and within this she is saying that she used art to rise above them.

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Otep – Buried Alive Lyrics 17 years ago
SimpleAndClean, thanks for pointing that out! I wouldn't have probably noticed that and it really brought new light to this song for me.

I see "Buried Alive Behind Enemy Lines" is simply being born and growing up in an evil empire.

I think this hate she feels and how she spews out nothing but negativity is the result of being born into the sin.

It's not her fault for being born here. Not her fault for all these things she feels. Not her fault for becoming the hate. It's merely what everything is around her.

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Otep – House of Secrets Lyrics 17 years ago
To me this song is very clear.

It's like you're in the House of Secrets, the new Babylon, whether it be in your homeland, your town, or your home. In the beginning I like the feel from the song, it makes you feel like a wayward spirit just wandering through the town.

So everything is normal, from the horse tables to the father reading tales to the child, but what goes on behind closed doors is another story.

And then all of a sudden, BOOM, she is calling for an uprising. For everyone to take a stand against the atrocities of a place gone bad. Stand up to you're values. Leave the pain behind. And dissappear.

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Tool – Forty Six & 2 Lyrics 17 years ago
I think a big thing about Tool is the ambience in the subject of their songs.

This is the only band that I can come back to and listen to a song time after time and it'll have a different meaning.

They have something in there for all levels of listening.

So be careful when taking in the surface of their songs. You have to dig to fully understand the message.

I'm sure Stinkfist isn't just a song about fist f*cking.

I'm sure Prison sex isn't a song just about what goes on behind the dirty corners in a penitentary.

And I'm sure 46&2 isn't just about evolution in chromosomes. I think Mrs. Nelson said it best, "About the song, I think the Carl Jung theory is the best. But only as a metaphor."

The message to me in this song is that evolution is not an automatic process. It is not something that a encompasses a whole race We as unique individuals have a chance to evolve based on our choices.

A lot of these things are relative.

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A Perfect Circle – Passive Lyrics 17 years ago
I see this song as one in a war between good and bad. Only it is the good looking at the bad (who is playing dead).

People feel that there will be an epic war someday between good and evil. There are stories being told in multiple variations, but so many of it encompass that simple element.

But the war is now. And what evil doesn't realize, is they have no strength to stand up to good.

I was led to believe that evil is fallacy, and works with deception. That is its only means.

So a truly evil person couldn't harness any sort of power, because they are fake.

They can go around building their illuisional empire, using building blocks that is non-existent, creating their high towers that can reign down on others. But what is to come of all this? It's merely nothing. So they shouldn't expect their life to become anything.

Simple as that.

This person is good. And they are angry to find out that this wasn't even an epic conflict at all. That all evil can do is play dead. That is their only device.

A lot of us good people are fighting for our lives. We our trying to take back our world. We have attuned to war regardless of what front we make a stand in.

The decievers just cast others away in trickery. They make people believe they are prisoners and slaves and therefore they are. But when it all washes away, they are the ones who cannot fight. They are merely trying to make up for their inadequecies.

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Mudvayne – (Per)version of a Truth Lyrics 17 years ago
I think its about living in a world of black. That we are planted here and living this melancholy existence. That when we know the seperation of the truth and the lies, we find out where they lie (no pun intended).

I was let on to one thing from a certain intelligent being:

Light can destroy darkness. But darkness cannot destroy light. It can merely cover it.

I believe we are all covered in a shell of filth and lies. That if someday a spotlight of truth were to shine on this world, it would be completely black. People would be covered in this muck, blurring and distorting the true lines of who they are.

"Maybe we're all the children of a star, misguided in direction, our
misdirection.
Pardon me while I pray for light.
(I'm not the only one...) that walks between the rain, there are many
(I'm not the only one...) when everything is lost that doesn't surrender"

This is my favorite part! It's like he's trying to relay that we are truly children of the light. And that we have been bent to believe the lies are the truth.

I do notice some irony mentioned in this song. How he pains when he questions how he has to go through everything alone (this fight against the lies).

Yet, he knows he's not the only one who has walked and seen what is really out there.

Which leads me to believe... a lot of people are surrendering themselves these days.

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Slipknot – Wait And Bleed Lyrics 17 years ago
To me its about undergoing a change... letting everything go and and waiting for this to complete.

I'll get more detailed. Think of the Matrix... in order to progress to be who you are, you must be in perfect silence. Whether peace or storm.

One-by-one you disconnect from the world. Each person in your life you let go.

"I wander out where you can't see...
Inside my shell, I wait and bleed..."

And then you realize that these attachments you had were what was feeding you or you feeding them. And that from these loose wires you'll bleed. Just wait. Just bleed.

"I'm a victim - Manchurian Candidate
I - HAVE - SINNED - BY - JUST
Makin' my mind up and takin' your breath away"

More and more of us are born into this robotic world. The sad part is in the innocence. Half of us don't realize it. It's a world of slavery and if you decide to see it truthfully:

"wipe it off on tile, the light is brighter this time
Everything is 3D blasphemy"

Chances are all around you everything will be dipped in black. People you thought you could save cannot. Remember we all start off in meager beginnings and we make are friends, but higher beings need to rise.

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t.A.T.u. – All The Things She Said Lyrics 17 years ago
Normally I don't jump on this, but some of your views expressed about homosexuality is very interesting.

Wordbird wrote:

"It doesn't matter who tells you, homosexuality is not a natural thing. It accomplishes nothing as far as nature goes."

I disagree with that. I'm not homosexual, but to me, its all about love. And unfortunately we don't have enough of that in this world. For a single couple to come together and make love, regardless of gender, then I do think it that energy makes the world a better place. I think more love in general is needed.

Not that I am offended at your view Wordbird. I mean, you make some very valid statements. I have no reason to hate you for what you said. And to me its all about opinion.

As long as hatred is not involved and somebody doesn't go on a vendetta killing spree against homosexuals or whatever race/gender/minority.

And I'm not really discussing homosexual sex. It's really just about sex. I see nothing wrong with protected sex between a couple who do not want to ever reproduce. Because to me sex is a sacred thing between two forces and the exchange of that energy is something so very valuable alone, not to downplay a baby coming into the world.

If I hear or see a couple of men (or a couple of women for that matter) and they sincerely love each other and celebrate it with sex, I don't see anything wrong with it.

Unfortunately due to the nature of things and how homosexuality is still a repressed existence in society, there are a lot of fetish type places or things associated with it. Like people who get together at bath houses and have random sex.

Don't get me wrong, I don't get turned on my two guys having sex either. And in fact I get turned off. I couldn't watch it. But for example if I saw a couple of guys in public that loved each other, it wouldn't bother me.

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t.A.T.u. – 30 Minutes Lyrics 17 years ago
Oooh asphyxiating, this one is tough to crack. At least for me!

I'll try.

Okay I almost got it.

I feel this song is talking about how so much of your life can change in a short time based on your decisions. Like all it takes is 30 minutes for you to take a chance that will change your life forever.

This line seems pivotal in this song:

"In the moment it takes
To make plans, or mistakes"
(BTW I think the lyrics here might be a little off)

It's saying

It compares how long it takes for anything life changing to happen. 30 minutes is a blink of the night (it's so quick). 30 minutes to all of our lives (In 30 minutes you'll never live the same).

So its two of them deciding whether they should stay or run away together. And what makes that decision so hard is how it will dramatically change them for the rest of their lives. But it is ironic because the decision is only 30 minutes.

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t.A.T.u. – Stars Lyrics 17 years ago
To me its about being in a safe place to be free and be able to do anything. Even if it's "forbidden" love and I don't mean this just in a homosexual sense. People in history have been forbidden to love each other for many reasons.

Also, I went to a website that had the translation to the Russian Rap and it's just a bunch of random things that possibly depict all the pain and sufferring and drama they went through in life.

So to me I liked the way this song was structured. It's like through the Russian Rap they are going through the crap of their life, struggling to be.

And then when the soft singing starts, they are at peace and in a safe place with each other.

Peace is not an easy feeling to find. And when you do find it, its not easy to hold onto, like a keepsake.

Anyway, that's the way I see it.

Know what I mean?

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