It's taken me 50,000 separate wrecks to get here,
And I've learned absolutely nothing.
As I'm standing here alone, upright and motionless,
I'm drowning in her sea.
The rising and sinking of every consciousness I've ever known.
Now detached and disconnected.
The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment, endless hope and endless disappointment.
And I thought all I needed was just one breath to stay afloat.
For me it was like... like the breath, the last breath, the last breath that I never wanted.
Any of this.

I'm moving forward.
I never thought that this would capsize,
But this isn't a boat, it's a coffin!
And now I'm moving forward.

Into the sea, into the great sea.
So I begin with the end in mind.
The cycles of heaven, 20 centuries gone by, come home.

I've fallen three miles now, and I still can't shake this dragon,
But the end is coming like a flood.
It is going to be a year for growing and the greatest amount of forgetting.
My sea is dying, but death is a doorway.
And at the very root of me I know this.
It's the greatest reminder.
What a broad world to roam in, what a sea to swim in, so I begin with the end in mind.


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Disconnecktie: The Faithful Vampire Lyrics as written by Cory Putman Christopher Day

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    he's in awe at god's wonderful creation when he says "what a broad world we roam in, what a sea to swim in." then he says so i begin with the end in mind. at first i thought that sounded depressing, because the end is death, and dont want to start out by thinking of death. but actually death for us as christians means heaven. so if he's going through a hard time just always think it will be worth it when we die and go to heaven. he also says "but death is a doorway" a doorway to heaven. thats my thoughts on it i like this song a lot.

    doublekickloveron June 15, 2005   Link
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    According to roughedge.com/ features/normajean2005.htm ,

    RoughEdge.com: Okay, there's a paradox you guys create on "Disconnecktie" with "What a broad world to roam in, what a sea to swim in, so I begin with the end in mind." It seems to me that whole song is a paradox.

    Cory Brandan: Yeah, it's kind of talking about knowing your goals when you start out, basically. You begin with the end in mind.

    Scottie Henry: You know where you're heading.

    Cory Brandan: Yeah, it's exactly that. Scottie had a lot to do with that song. I guess the whole song is about learning from your mistakes in the past and things you've tried, you know, because there's a lot of trial and error, you know, learning from that and then instead of just doing the same thing over and over, you know, instead of growing and learning ... So it's basically knowing what you're going for when you set out.

    RoughEdge.com: And the necktie is basically symbolic of hanging yourself if you pigeonhole yourself.

    Cory Brendan: Yeah. There's definitely a lot of meanings in that title, but it's basically if you keep going on in your errors, then you're definitely killing yourself.

    AceXVIon February 13, 2006   Link
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    As i've listened and listened and listened to this song...i've decided that this song needs to be thought of like a play.

    It seems that there are several "Acts" to this "play". You can recognize the next set or act when the melodies change.

    The first act from "It's taken me 50,000 separate wrecks to get here" to "Into the sea... into the great sea." It seems like he's saying that he has tried fighting against this storm for a while and has given up trying to fight against the "current" or his own short comings. He's given up hope and sees the world and his life as lost. So he stops fighting and just lets the sea take him to where ever it will lead him.

    The second Act is when he repeats, "So I begin with the end in mind." Its like he's come to terms with it and just thinks about the end of it all, death.

    Act 3 - Then in the grips of death and completely letting go. Its like God contacts him. The angels call to him. They tell him they've been waiting for what seems like an eternity to be with "you". (cause in the end its about us, right?) He calls out to us when we need him most.

    In the last act - Its like Heaven has given him the reason to get back up and try again. And learn. (In the song it actually doesn't say anything about the three miles and the dragon. - it really could mean anything. Maybe the writer or the band is revealing something about his or their own past, maybe only real fans that catch it are open to it...anyway miles could be a length of time, and dragon could also mean anything, drugs, addictions or even the river.) what i do know is its saying that no matter how often we fail, or how often we fall, we will always have heaven there to remind us who we are and how much we are loved and wanted.

    So he stops thinking about death as an escape (doorway), but like reading the last chapter of a mystery noval, you know the ending and what your working for. And in the end what your working for is a home that this world is boring in comparison. You get back up, remember its not the end and even if it is...it's not so bad.

    Malic343on June 20, 2008   Link
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    I think this is the best song on the album. I love how the mix singing and screaming together. I can't get anough of Norma Jean, they are the best Metal band out there today. Shoul'nt they be due for another album soon.

    Keep screaming for Christ Norma Jean!!!

    Pixdoggon March 07, 2005   Link
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    are you kidding me?.....they had an album come out like 6 days ago.....

    chadeouson March 07, 2005   Link
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    it was only a joke, I said that because I love Norma Jean so much, I can't wait two years for another album to come out. Thats all.

    Pixdoggon March 08, 2005   Link
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    I was about to say....this is the new album. Awesome song too, I think I like "Pretty Soon, I Dont Know What, But Something Is Going To Happen" a little better from "Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child" a little better as far as the long songs go.

    UsSpecialOps7on March 25, 2005   Link
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    I AM FAIRLY NEW TO CHRISTIAN METAL AND ALSO TO METAL OF THIS CALIBER BUT I HAVE TO SAY THAT I FEEL THIS IS A MASTERPIECE. I JUST CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO THIS. I AM ALSO LISTENING TO SINAI BEACH, TWELVE TRIBES AND LIVING SACRIFICE...BEAUTIFUL.

    trentrobertson June 01, 2005   Link
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    pretty simple to me, Its about all his searching for happiness and his failures that got him nowhere. Then he finds the truth and it says "So I begin with the end in mind." -He now lives his life, through all the pain and hate that the world throws his way, always thinking about the end-his eternal life with God.

    proven_guitariston August 05, 2005   Link
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    best song on the aftermath death is a doorway...

    theperfectbreakon August 31, 2005   Link

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