Open wounds in the palms of my hands,
festering through infectious time.
I feel so faint as my life spills over you.
Backstep over glass as I repent.
I fear I cannot prevent myself from spilling your life all over me.
I'm so sick, so sick of myself.
Mother, say you'll pray for me.
I'm premature in my decay.
Shards of glass swimming in my eyes.
A small voice in the back of my mind that's whispering words
I never want to hear.
I pray that you won't hesitate,
as you watch me degenerate,
to reach in my wounds and extract all of my fear.
My suffocation, asphyxiation.
I've been choking on my own blood.

Lyrics submitted by oofus

3 1/2 song meanings
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    General CommentWow. I'm glad somone could decipher these lyrics because Davey is IMPOSSIBLE to understand in this song.
    LilVolcomon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhoever posted all these songs twice is a frickin idiot..... screaming...
    chickndoodon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who is sick of themselves,and they want to hurt or kill themselves. Kinda like a suicide note song here.
    psychotic_oneon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with psychotic one,and i think the writer was kinda sorry and scared about it all because he's tslking abot repenting and hoping someone will"extract all his fear" but i'm just crazy into trying to figure out people's emotions like that
    risse_des_feuerson May 17, 2002   Link
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    AXFIREXINSIDEon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBut what about "I feel so faint as my life spills over you"? To me that suggests that the song's about dying FOR someone...and then "I fear I cannot prevent myself from spilling your life all over me", that seems to me that this person is saying that if they're going to die, they're going to take the other person with them. It's also 4:30 in the morning...and I'm tired. Nyah. This song is probably in my top 5.
    •·¨Pøisøn·Päle¨·•on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfirst AFI song i ever heard. my favorite [although it's hard to have a favorite with AFI...] this song mostly brought me into hardcore/punk. anyways... i agreat iwth tjos poison pale guy. i think its dying for someone because you want them, but at the same time you wantout. and you're repenting to them which hurts. and the frustration [open wound in your palms from digging your nails into them. i do thisoften.] i say its like a suicidal note but he's not sure about much anymore... if you catch my drift. yeargh.

    x Sean the terrible.
    hewhoisnothingon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI feel so faint as my life spills over you. I think that part means that life is spilling out onto them as the person dies. like he is ridding of his life. and i think that I fear I cannot prevent myself from spilling your life all over me means people won't stop pressuring this person into living a different life. Like they are spilling their life on the person and it is not preventable.
    Erin3on September 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about being just sick of life and more importantly sick of yourself. I thinkt he song is like a tragedy because a lot of the lines seem to use tragic tone and diction, like, "I'm premature in my decay." It's a sad song, but it's still awesome. Probably my favorite song off of the A Fire Inside EP.
    Madcappunkon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIf these are all what the song is about then why is it called 3 1/2
    awson April 06, 2003   Link

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