""And i should never dream again... Still i will never hide. These crossed hearts that bear my name satisfy my Thirst for strength and failure- sickness thats hides The Way to bleed and leave peace behind you. Now drown out the screams inside. Replace them with reason. For reason is the drug that hides and kills your drive To Breathe believe and reach for dreams that light the Way To free yourself from binds of inward hate. And i dream of hands that cover me. Safe inside dried eyes that feel my breath surviving Wars That you fought. And no one could ever help you stand for your dreams. I feel silence stare through me with executional eyes That relive every shortcoming of the flesh. Stare at my life while i relive the child that brought Me Here to try my fear. I feel silence stare through me with executional eyes That relive every shortcoming of the flesh. You live for times to qualify my anger. Dry your eyes and reach for self-absorption. Peel myself off broken concrete Despise the taste of my sour blood as i roll my eyes Up to the sky. Grieve for the ones you've lost. grieve for the ones You've never seen. and i grienve alone for souls Unknown To me. And i dream of hands that cover me.""
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The man has pseudo-friends who constantly criticize his actions. They moralize him, "teach" him and advise him to make a significant change in his life, because the way he is and what he does is not what they say it should be. They may find his life lame or immoral. They hold themselves up as role models. The man replies that he will make his own choices and decisions and he does not agree to unconditionally make himself under the influence of questionable quality advice. He justifies this by saying that there is always someone for whom he will be important, no matter what he does and no matter what he is. Although it is not said directly, I read it as meaning that he will always be important to himself in every way and he will always have his own support. "Everyone is different and maybe that's a good thing, but you exceeded that mark 1000 times" - I remember very well how sad the words I once heard (from my peers and it was in negative context) at school made me feel.
Matt Shadows their lead singer says the song was written as per request from the developers of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Watching the initial trailers for the game & looking at production sketches reminded him of the 'S-Town' podcast & its main protagonist, John B. McLemore. Matt also comments specifically on the lyrics: "I decided that the lyrics would shadow McLemore's life." In 2012, antiquarian horologist John B. McLemore sent an email to the staff of the show 'This American Life' asking them to investigate an alleged murder in his hometown of Woodstock, Alabama, a place McLemore claimed to despise. After a year of exchanging emails & several months of conversation with McLemore, producer Brian Reed traveled to Woodstock to investigate. Reed investigated the crime & eventually found that no such murder took place, though he struck up a friendship with the depressed but colorful character of McLemore. He recorded conversations with McLemore & other people in Woodstock. McLemore killed himself by drinking potassium cyanide on June 22, 2015 while the podcast was still in production. In the narrative of the podcast, this occurs at the end of the second episode; subsequent episodes deal with the fallout from McLemore's death while exploring more of McLemore's life & character.
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