Let's admire the pattern forming.
Murderous filigree.
I'm caught in the twisting of the vine.
Go ascend with ivy,climbing.
Ignore and leave for me the headstone crumbling behind.
I can't help my laughter as she cries.
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes.
Let's amend the classic story, close it so beautifully,
I'll let animosity unwind.
Steal away the darkened pages, hidden so shamefully.
I'll still feel the violence of the lines.
I can't stand my laughter as they cry.
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes.
And miles away my mother cries.
Omnipotence, nurturing malevolence.


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    General CommentI thought this song was about him and a girl he loved/loved him? It makes sense

    "Let's admire the pattern forming.
    Murderous filigree.
    I'm caught in the twisting of the vine"

    sounds like an acceptance of the prescense of evil in the world, and whether he wants to or not he is a part of it and can't stop himself, even for her.

    "Go ascend with ivy,climbing.
    Ignore and leave for me the headstone crumbling behind."

    He is telling her to be bigger than him. His path is set but she still can have the power to choose a righteous path and divinate her own life. His "headstone" has already been laid out for him. One foot in the grave so to speak.

    and the chorus, of course: "I can't help my laughter as she cries.
    My soul brings tears to angelic eyes"

    she cries for him possibly, but all he can do is laugh. kind of like when you're getting tatooed, it's not the right emotion to show, but it copes with the pain. It hurts him to see her cry, and know he caused it, but laughter is all his body will allow him.


    "Let's amend the classic story, close it so beautifully,
    I'll let animosity unwind."

    This is where he wants to change for her, her tears have hurt him and he is ready to change his destiny (the classic story, fairy tale maybe, unalterable futures?) He's going to put a beautiful end on his story of evil, and pull back his anger in order to change.

    "Steal away the darkened pages, hidden so shamefully.
    I'll still feel the violence of the lines"

    And the acknowledgement that even if he can change his destiny, he can't change himself. He will still be the darkness he always has been. Even with the new ending to his story, the darkened pages set forth remain written and in tact, he can't hide the darkness forever and he knows it.

    "I can't stand my laughter as they cry.
    My soul brings tears to angelic eyes.
    And miles away my mother cries.
    Omnipotence, nurturing malevolence"

    The world now cries for his evil, perhaps not only his anymore, but it's own darkness. and she still cries for him, in all his wretched hopelessness. His mother's tears are felt always and pain him. and omnipotence, (god?) nutures the harmful nature he shows.

    maybe not about davey himself, but about one man and a struggle against a system all too real. especially with the war in aphganistan and all. i don't know, i guess you could tie it in somehow. Not only the struggle against a system, but a struggle against himself. All for the sake of love. Beautiful.


    There's my version of this gloomy tale. please, tell me yours.

    phallingdownon January 29, 2002   Link

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