To the wounded:
I have seen the self image
they've forced you to reduce to shattered glass,
with the only remaining value lying in it's jagged edges.
But the few who warrant waking for await their recognition.
No fear of death but with fear of life,
your weakness kills everyone.
So live.
Angels for everyone.
For no lack of searching I can't seem to find one.
Angels in everyone.
What of all their promises?
Can't seem to find much more than lies.
Angels in anyone.
A permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Before I'd lay me down to rest,
I'd throw away everything to live.

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Narrative of Soul Against Soul song meanings
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    General CommentThis definitely speaks an anti-suicide message.

    The first verse is saying how he sees the hurt that has been caused to someone, how they've been "broken" like shattered glass, and only finding comfort in the edges of the glass (probably referring to cutting). They've been battered so hard that they're not afraid of dying, but afraid of living another day. But their weakness will in turn not only hurt themselves, but everyone around them in their life.

    In the chorus, Davey is saying there's an angel for everyone, which I'm interpreting as there's someone out there to help you through the struggle, while Jade is saying that he's never found one, and that he's been lied to by his "angels" too many times, while Davey says there's someone for everyone.

    The second verse is self-explanatory. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. He would rather lose everything and still live, rather than take his own life.

    Narrative of Soul Against Soul, the title, is referring to a story between two people, one who's been broken down and battered, wanting to take his/her life, and the other saying that it isn't worth it, and telling them there's someone out there to help them live through it.
    x_storyat_3on October 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about suicide and that it really isn't the way out of your problems. You shouldn't let otheres or bad times drag you down. You have it within yourself to get through, and even if you may not see it, there are people out here who care about you. Just like the last line says, you need to do all that is within your power to go on with your life before giving up:

    "Before I'd lay me down to rest,
    I'd throw away everything to live."
    articia678on May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyup.
    ThePolarExpresson June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMm hmm... Sounds reasonable. And right now I can't think of a different meaning for it (though I might come up with one later). If I come up with a different meaning, I'll be sure to post it.

    Luv ya!
    SexierThanSoxon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song helped me out when i thought of just ending it. i listen to this song everytime i feel like im going to go out of my santiy. It's too damn beautiful for goes much deeper then that.
    emo_isnt_a_fashionon August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Jade's back up voacal during the chorus of this song, they are so awesome. I think the suicide idea makes sense, "A permanent solution to a temporary problem." Awesome song, AFI is awesome.
    Madcappunkon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is, to me, in part saying that religion's dying, because he says angels for everyone, then angels in everyone, then angels in *anyone*. It's also like he's saying that he fears life, but he's willing to live it to the end, and when the end comes, he'd throw away everything to live again.
    Ankhon August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJade`s backing vocals are always great. Even since before he was a full member of the band.
    TheAlmightyMagzon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"To The Wounded:"

    amazing lyrics, awesome song.

    Davey and Jade are my hero's.
    The_Soulon August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjade makes this song flow through
    dynamixon August 30, 2002   Link

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