Like death never content. Starve the old and feed the new, and its all your fault.
Was there love once or have I forgotten her. it's all your fault.
I have been sold into slavery. I try to drown my sorrows but sorrow swim’s well. it's all your fault.
A lust for complete nothingness that lusts for more nothing.
Motion without meaning. Action without function. nothing will breed nothing. it's all your fault.
Why can’t you brace yourself?

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Vertebraille - Choke That Thief Called Dependance song meanings
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    General Commenti saw norma jean tonight......they played this song....corey the new guy is spectacular, great replacement for josh scoggin.....i'm stoked for this compact,
    chadeouson February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really like this new NJ sound. I've said it before, but their lyrics are returning to the style of Throwing Myself in that they're more based in punk anarchy asking questions why as opposed to the views of a melancholic holy trinity on Bless The Martyr. Can't wait for the new album, this song sounds like it's gonna be hot!
    Petre Dycheon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnew norma jean is fucking rad.
    johnnytuffon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song (to me) is about how dependance takes way any freedom we have and we need someone/something to motivate us. We loos any independance and in a way live meaningless lifes.

    AceXVIon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    "I try to drown my sorrows but sorrow swim’s well."
    one of the best lyrics i have ever read.
    "A lust for complete nothingness that lusts for more nothing."
    another one of the best lyrics ever. but basically this song is self explanatory. but for the most part is sounds like a guy who had a girlfriend, and they were very active sexually, and then after awhile they rarely talk, they just have sex. "Was there love once or have I forgotten her" this lyric pretty much sums up his feelings for his girlfriend. he also talks a lot about the specific feelings he has.
    NJsoldieron March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentor maybe the "her" is referring to love?
    surrenderedon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthey that is really go shamgod....
    ashleigh.rigbyon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShamgod: Ever read the lyrics to Memphis Will Be Laid to Waste? I'd suggest you re-read them if you think Norma Jean doesn't talk about sex.
    Furious Angelon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot all of Norma Jean's songs are about god. They are a Christian band with Christian members, and some of their lyrics deal with Christianity, but not all of them. For example, the lyrics to "Cemetary Like A Stage" is about the death of his father. I think it's preposterous to try and trivialize a brilliant band like Norma Jean by pigeonholing their lyrics to featuring solely Christian subject matter.
    Tommy Pakkoon May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentok, so to me this song is about sin, how its empty, and only leads to more... not sex, neither is Mamphis will be laid to waste, really man, what goes on in your mind? Mamphis will be laid to waste is about going through the motions in your walk with God, and not really living for him. i am trying hard hear not to sound "religious" ppl like that do piss me off. but, i am a borne agian Christian, and so are the ppl in Norma jean.
    gtjhcvghckjyxon September 09, 2007   Link

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