Wasted, paralyzed
Beneath ten thousand layers of disguise
Built to save
What's left that has already worn away

Inside this vacant made-up plastic life
Only your heart survived
One last cry

How long until (must I always remember all that I want to forget?)
It's my day (my day)
To die

These broken animals
Useless as they are

Gravity gets to me
Holds me here without release
Now's the time to cut the line

Cross my heart
I realize nights are long and hope is gone
God help me
Make it home (this time)

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    General CommentThis is official from the band:

    The song is about trying to stay strong as Christian Men, with all the sexual immorality that is around. And trying not to get roped into doing such acts.
    figleaf_facadeon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about someone who's sick of living an empty life and wants to escape, "now's the time to cut the line," through suicide because he can't while he's in this world, gravity gets to me holds me here without release." that's my take anyway
    corettascottrockson December 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love the part of "this broken animals useless as they are" i so much.....grunge...
    and i agree with corettascottrocks, i think they sing about suicide in the last part of the song
    gcy182on January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt could be about suicide at the last part and then going to God to get through the trial he's going through. "Making it home" and getting better again. If the song really is partly about staying clean from sexual immorality, props to this band! And then when it says
    "Inside this vacant, made-up, plastic life
    only your heart suvived
    for one last cry"
    It could mean that the person has been lost and caught up in the "vacant, made-up" ways of the world and they've realized this and are crying out for help..or something....
    TheMegson March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorites from emery. But i really can't make sense of the "Broken Animals" part.
    Juxtapose Loveon August 23, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThe part that says "These broken animals useless as they are" refers to the Sacrificing of animals spoken about in the old testament, it was to atone for their sins, they would take the best animal, kill them, and burn it as an offering, this is the broken animals and he mean theyre useless because he can do that a million time to atone for his sin but still he ends up the same place again and again, in sin! i hope this helps
    JesusIsMyDrugon July 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti dont think this song is about sex at all. i dont see a single line in it that has to do with sex.

    i think its about a kid trying to fit in but is tired of feeling out of place and just feels like the only way out is to just die.

    "ten thousand layers of disguise" this is him talking about trying to fit in "what's left that has already worn away" this shows that hes tired of trying to fit in.

    "Inside this vacant made-up plastic life" him saying they all live a fake life anyways

    "how long until its my day to die" hes just really depressed and doesnt want to live anymore.

    "gravity gets to me. holds me here without release" i think this is a way of saying he cant go through with suicide.

    in the end of the song, i think he does find that his faith is the only way to get through these hard times
    Sargeyon July 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, i think this one can be interpreted many different ways(depends on what sin you have in mind..) but it comes down to just how hard it is to live a good life.
    It's just talking in general: it's just not easy to follow your convictions, especially when no matter how many times you attempt to atone for you're sins you just do the same thing again.
    This could be applied to so many things.
    mechatanneron September 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being alone and cold inside; Losing all hope in mankind and this world. No one is there to guide you, You are all alone and depressed.
    James Deanon November 08, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song is sweet. I think it's about someone that is sick of sinning, but finds no hope in stopping what they're doing. But then by the end of the song, they find the hope in God.
    bballmann34on September 29, 2004   Link

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