Swing through sadness, tears of joy. Curse the sunlight. Arsenic for the girls and boys. Drink the madness, smoke so coy. Smile injection. Serum of a will destroyed. The seasons change without me. I remain in shadows growing wings. The spirit song still surrounds me, in refrain, in shadows growing wings. Like an angel with two broken wings, reach the sky again. Like a devil, meant for better things, I will find my place on high.

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The Nephilim song meanings
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    General Comment1 word: "good"
    foreignmanon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song and the Lost Souls are my favorites on the cd, enough said.
    Sk8erpunk912on May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is saying that even though others try to numb their pain through means of alcohol and drugs, that you shouldnt follow the same path because you will only destory your life more. while others go along with these deadly trends, you need to stay apart from them and grow stronger.
    articia678on May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbasically if you put the beginning like this i think its what hes trying to say...
    Swing through sadness+ tears of joy+ Curse the sunlight+ Arsenic for the girls and boys
    + Drink the madness+ smoke so coy+ Smile injection.= Serum of a will destroyed

    Those are the things that happen when your
    problems are so overwhelming you use weed, cigaretes,crack(smoke so coy) alcohol (drink the madness) exstacy (smile injection) all lead to "a will destroyed."

    "Arsenic for the girls and boys" I think maybe says how we sometimes feel like we COULD kill someone but know we actually wont

    "The Seasons change, change without me. I remain in shadows growing wings." Describes how you feel withdrawn when recovering from something that has happened, and no one really wants to know or talk.

    "Like an angel with two broken wings" Means how you might feel like you are a good person but get fucked over and can be of no use (2 broken wings)

    "Like a devil, meant for better things" people see him as a devil when hes really not, they get the complete wrong idea about him.

    "I will find my place on high" eventually he will move on and this will be over with and things will be right for him.

    Thats my idea on the meaning of this song.
    ThePolarExpresson June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentim sorry but i have to say this again "kickassmotherfuckingsongandalsoAFIkicksfuckingassandthatsallihavetosay"
    foreignmanon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAFI has done it again. This is another kick ass song.

    *I remain in shadows growing wings.*
    Anti-Flag1081on July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if anyone else understands this song, but I thought I'd post what I can to help understand it.

    The Nephilim were characters mentioned in the Bible. They were giants, and reffered to as "Those who from above came down." I have researched a scientist named Zecharia Sitchin, and this is how I came into contact with this information. There is another planet in our solar system, called Nibiru, and it only passes by our orbit every 3600 years. Nibiru's moon crashed into another planet, Tiamat and Tiamat broke into millions of pieces. All the small pieces became the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars. There were 2 larger pieces, which became the Earth and our moon. Earth was seeded with life from Tiamat. However Nibiru's atmosphere was deteriorating drastically, and there was only one mineral that could save their planet; gold. So on the next orbit, Some Nibiruans (also called Annunaki) came to Earth to mine gold. 300,000 years ago, the Annunaki tired of slaving in the mines and mutinied. Anu, ruler of Nibiru, had left his son Enki in charge, but a war began between the Annunaki on Earth, and Enki's brother Enlil won command over the mission on Earth.
    So Enki and Ninhursag (Chief Medical Officer) began an experiment. They spliced Nibiruan DNA into that of the ape-woman of planet Earth. The end result, us - humans. With their DNA mixed with ours, the ape-woman slowly evolved into Humans to take over the mining. Some of the Anunnaki intermarried with the humans, since we looked exactly like them (only shorter), which caused another dispute. Enki thought mankind should be left to prosper on Earth and develop civilization. Enlil thought mankind should be destroyed. So they left.
    However on the next orbit, Enlil discovered that their re-entry would cause great tidal waves on Earth, but swore everyone to secrecy, hoping it would be his chance to destroy humans. ENki found out however, and warned a human, named Utnapishtim (some think maybe Noah) to build a massive boat to save a few humans to procreate. Since then, the Annunaki have nursed us into civilization and prosperity, while warring against themselves.

    This is what Sitchin has discovered in Sumerian text, over thousands of years old. I know, it seems farfetched. But Sitchin has found Sumerian writings and tablets with descriptions and carvings of DNA and rocketships. Now how could a civilization thousands of years old know abuot DNA and rocketships; neither of which were even discovered until the 20th century? That's why I believe this is how we came to be. I'm not sure what this song is saying, I just thought I'd put in my 2 cents.
    PhaTTy420on July 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOh yeah, by the way...

    AFI KICK ASS!!!!!!!
    PhaTTy420on July 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and I agree with Polarexpress on this one. Totally awesome song. AFI are just so rad.
    Madcappunkon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYup, i've got to agree with everyone, this song kick majors ass. A circle pit on that song would just fit perfect:D
    CellophaneCoffinon August 28, 2002   Link

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