"Between Rupture and Rapture" as written by and Geoffrey/keeley Rickly....
In the veins of the ultraviolet light,
The phosphor is starting a fire
Shooting up in the iodine;
Its turning on

Rupture the wall around my heart
I feel so lost,
I've been shaking. you can't save me
(forget what the doctor said)
Every bird in mid-flight is calling out your name
Before it hits the window and it sings the rapture

Without a second opinion
The chemicals saturate
To counteract the code
Through the double-helix we are twisting
(too scared to let this go)
Someone call the head nurse
She's coming to the capitol
To wrap us up and throw us in the dirt, with a dream that's turning off

Rupture the wall around my heart
I feel so lost,
I've been shaking. you can't save me
(forget what the doctor said)
Every bird in mid-flight is calling out your name
Before it hits the window and it sings the rapture

We're coming to the capitol [Repeat: x2]
The distance between us will rupture
Coming to the capitol
In our hearts the disease wont touch us
Coming to the capitol

Love, now its too late
(love) to turn this off
Alone is all we are
Even when we we feel this close
It's just a lie we believe

These are the words that escape from our lungs,
Rupture the wall I've built around my heart
I've been shaking
You can't save me
I'm turning off
We can't find a way
Out of this moment
Were lost in a dark hallway

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"Between Rupture and Rapture" as written by Robert Keeley Geoffrey Rickly

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    General CommentI take no credit for the interpretation of this song, I just found it on a website.

    Between Rupture and Rapture is a song about how Geoff sees the world and about his friend who killed himself. His friend would always tell him that "Life is just a short hallway that your running through" and that sometimes he feels like he is getting lost in that hallway. Also, Geoff is scared that love wont fill a void he feels.
    poetictragedy5on April 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat live song.
    kidicaruson April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview Geoff said that one of his friends was dying from a chronic illness. Geoff would meet him sometimes to comfort him and his dying friend would tell him that life makes no sense. The dying friend became shicizophrenic, and would ramble on about life, and this is the beginning of how the song originated.
    SWEETSUSPENDERSon April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really think that sometimes that Geoff misleads with his song meaning explications. To me. as I try to interpret this song... is Geoff throws in all kinds of side meanings to his songs.. "We're coming to the capitol" repeats over and over and I don't really see how that relates to his friend dying. I just see it as the distance between us (the people) and those in the government and the decision makers in life. We want to make friends, they want to drop bombs and rupture walls and what not. a total stab in the dark besides what Geoff says in that interview.
    vtmatton June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about the difference between the high times and life and the low times and how quickly one can change to the other and was inspired by his dieng freind who used to say how life is just a hallway
    imgointothebeachon July 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe very first time i heard this song, before i ever heard geoffs explination of it, the music and the sound of geoff's voice (specifically "without a second opinion... dream thats turning off") really gave me the impression that he was lost in a sort of gauntlett or hallway being battered, perhaps with tortured thoughts. more than any song i've ever heard, the music really conveys the emotion of this song. this is some of the most intelegent music i have ever heard.
    tomscahillIVon October 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is incredible. It's by far my favorite song on the CD.
    dsgrntld187on January 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe there are so little comments for this song. I don't really see the suicide refrences in the song. It's about dealing with his friend dying but yet I don't get how the line "Were coming to the capitol" have to do with anything. Could the capitol mean the place you go where you die? Or the hospital room?...
    I Heart Thursdayon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General Comment'without a second opinion' could be a reference to turning off a life supprt machine, in order for passive euthanasia to happen two doctors must agree on it. this would fit with the repition of 'turning off' and references to a critically ill friend
    'we are coming to the capital' i agree with vtmatt that this is most likely to do with government, but could the capitol be a metaphor for the dying person maybe?
    .nothing.special.on February 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI definately agree with what everyone else has said, that the song was a way for him to deal with his friend dying and maybe just try to connect with him. He keeps making references like "you can't save me...I'm turning off". He makes it sound like he is the one with the disease but maybe he is just telling how his friends illness affected him, to the point it felt like he was dying.

    Like what I Heart Thursday says, I think when Geoff referes to "the capitol" means the hospital.
    "Someone call the head nurse.
    She's coming to the capitol
    To wrap us up and throw us in the dirt
    With a dream that's turning off."
    Obviously that means death, like even the nurse trying to help can't do anything.

    "We are coming to the capitol.
    The distance between us will rupture.
    In our hearts the disease will touch us"
    That could mean like when Geoff visits his friend in the hospital, it finally brings them together.
    lkritteron June 13, 2005   Link

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