Those Who Left song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is my favorite by MBD even though it doesn't really have words. The climax with the screaming is so awesome. I want to hear it live, I heard it's sweet.
    sean7711on May 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentim seeing 'em sunday. i cant wait to hear this. im hoping they play a few other songs from "like the exorcist". ahhh i cannot wait.
    badsrx7on June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI have a theory about these two songs ("Those Who Left" and "Those Who Stayed"). I believe that it's supposed to be a story about some sort of cataclysmic event happening to a group of people, perhaps a villiage, country, town, what have you. The story is split up into two parts, each one unfolding the tragedy that befell both groups, those who stayed behind to pick up the pieces, and those who left to find a better life elsewhere. And based on how both songs end, I don't think either ends happily.

    That's just my interpretation though.
    DerGolemon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe screaming is awesome. There's so much emotion put into this song, you can really feel it.
    andrewhambletonon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like they stopped playing this piece at their shows, without a kerboardist. They will play Those Who Stayed as their last piece. At least that's been my experience the past couple of times I've seen them. It's really a shame. It's my favorite moment of their old shows.
    Belvedeer84on August 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'd go with it has to do with the Rapture actually.
    Those Who Stayed, and the following songs are about those people that were left behind in the Rapture, and Those Who Left, are those taken up into heaven. Intergalactic Menopause is what leads me to believe this, as they were the only one's left on the ground, teh rest were soring through the sky etc. etc.

    I listen to alot of Instrumental music, and this is still one of the most amazing pieces I've heard. At shows now they play a sort of Those Who Stayed/Those Who Left hybrid, heavy on the Those Who Stayed, I really wish they'd get a touring keyboardist.
    Knife2aGunFighton March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGonna see em with Vince, but they're playing Red of Tooth & Claw , as well as Who Will Survive...
    So no complaints really.
    a_melancholy_soulon April 14, 2009   Link

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