Six figures enter; they've come to destroy the world. They've called together this storm almost every night. I awake in another place. A familiar voice with a stranger's face speaks more unheard words. What new friends will the day bring? One for one thousand acquainted. What new home will the night bring? When it all comes down you just throw the bones. On the way I saw five hours of sleep but your fire makes it all worth while. On the way I wrote words for you to keep. On the way, I saw myself. Lost myself along the way.

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    General CommentIt's about touring: AFI tour 6 - 8 months a year. Now you know that, most of the lyrics will make sense. Six figures - the band and their techs/roadies. The storm - tonights show. Familiar voice with strangers face - the crowd singing the lyrics? One for one thousand acquainted - Davey meets lots of people (fans) but only finds friendship in a very few. Your fire makes it all worth while - it's worth this hard life, just to see the fans having fun. Wrote words for you to keep - wrote lyrics between shows. Lost myself along the way - overwhelming lifestyle? AFI taking over his life? Getting carried away by it? Fucking great song.
    allstar alon February 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentabout the 6 to 8 comment Alstar_al said

    "It's about touring: AFI tour 6 - 8 months a year. Now you know that, most of the lyrics will make sense"

    6 to 8 is track number 12.
    There is 12 monthes in a year, 6 - 8 monthes out of a 12 month year

    just thought i'd say that.

    amazing song
    The_Soulon August 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat allstar al said makes perfect sense but i'am surprised that none of you got this:
    notice 6-8 (six to eight) skips the number seven. you may say "so, big deal" but maby you don't know the meaning of the numbers. 6 is the number of man, the imperfect, sinfull "and on the sixth day God created man." 7 is the number of completion, perfection "and on the seventh day he rested." maby you've heard of 666. santanic you say? hmm, well its just the number 6 three times, writen three times to cancel out the father, the son , and the holy spirit (God) basicly it trys to say that man is more powerful than God. so 6-8 skips the number 7, skipping perfection. it's kind of unlikely that 6-8 refers to the number of months they are on tour that about a 90 day differance, but its possible.
    now that you know what six means "Six figures enter; they've come to destroy the world" has a new meaning. but the song does look like it is talking about their shows.
    these chills could be somthing wakeing up... (don't be surprised if somthing does)
    discarnateon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's a fan appreciation song.. Think about it!
    The six figures are AFI, and two of Davey Havoc's friends, who go on tour with them. The storm.. Is the concert. "I wrote words for you to keep".. Kinda self explanatory.
    Fufuon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis will be my wedding song. Granted, it's not about anything like that, but something about it holds that kind of meaning for me. It's fucking great.
    rizzoinab0xon May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis might possibly might be my fav. AFI song. At the Warped Tour me and a friend met Adam, and he was such a nice guy. :D
    emogoddesson May 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love AFI...this is such a great song
    smurfjkelleron May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe "On the way, I saw five hours of sleep" and "What new home will the day bring?" are literal...he gets little sleep, and doesn't know where he'll stay the next day.

    The "6 figures enter" bit...counting all the past and present members of AFI, we get 6, if Davey is excluded. This might be him saying he feels he is less important than the instrumentalists.

    The "When it all comes down, you just throw the bones" line could mean a coupla things.It could be referring to the Eastern tradition of throwing bones, or sticks, and relying on how they fell to decide things, indicating that in the end (when it all comes down), Davey still believes their success, or the live performances energy, is essentially down to luck, no matter how much preparation or practice they put into it.
    It could also be Davey's protest against his fame...the "bones" could be the musicians in the band, the bits which support the body as a whole (AFI), but in "when it all comes down", they are thrown away, forgotten, because everyone concentrates on him.
    SoundogBabylonon May 27, 2002   Link
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    AXFIREXINSIDEon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my fav AFI song-the guitar and drums are great....and yea its about touring,but it could also be just about life in general....."What new friends will the day bring? One for one thousand acquainted. What new home will the night bring? When it all comes down you just throw the bones. " Think about it.
    rawkshows118on August 05, 2002   Link

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