"A Dark Congregation" as written by and Butch Walker Andrew Hurley....
A dark congregation
Of familiar faces
Gathered around the quiet earth
A red rose
Fell upon the soft snow
Prayers were whispered so slow
From our mouths

Our breath rose in the cold, like a hundred souls escaping

Save me, I'm swallowed by the guilt of this (You're gone)
Sleeping in the dust
We will not let time erase us

We are surrounded
By all of the quiet
Sleepers inside the quiet earth
A fear that
I cannot shape, you
Dared to kiss the face
Of the night

Our lips were cold as clay, we couldn't speak anyway

Save me, I'm swallowed by the guilt of this (You're gone)
Sleeping in the dust
We will not let time erase us

Our breath rose in the cold, like a hundred souls

We, we are alone
I know you're gone

Save me, I'm swallowed by the guilt of this
You're gone
Sleeping in the dust
We will not let time erase us

Lyrics submitted by kasandra

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    General Commentlove.

    i think the meaning is pretty obvious -- losing someone and wishing there were something you could have done to stop it.
    Museicalinon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is going to sound really weird. i don't know, it kind of reminds me of someone who had a fling with someone who's taken or married or whatever and they feel really guilty, but at the same time, they don't want that thing they had--whatever it was--to be forgotten.

    even though it's very obviously about death and funerals, i still consider my view of it, i guess.
    concretedreamson June 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA woman is at her lover's funeral, and she recalls memories and her possible future.
    I like it, it has an interesting mood to it.
    regretandramenon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe way I picture it, the guy from We Intertwined and the girl from A Dark Congregation met together, and he was incredibly attracted to her.
    He then gets obsessed and follows her to her house.
    For some reason I picture it's snowing, instead of raining, probably because of the relation to the earlier song.
    regretandramenon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about how people felt at a funeral of a loved one.
    ThatOneGirlon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe that the narrator of this is the same girl that the narrator of 'we intertwined' dreams of. I do not think the person she is singing of (the male narrator of the other songs on the album) literally died, but metaphorically died to the world when she left him. Perhaps now that she left him she feels guilty for in a sense killing him (he no longer really lives his life, but rather sleeps to dream of her). Although they are no longer together, she does not wish to forget the love they had, nor will he cease to remember their relationship in his dreams('we will not let time erase us.')
    stringbean77on July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking that this is about Eileen. THe song on the first record was about her actual death, and this song is about the aftermath, and how Greta felt having to deal with the loss of her friend after the inital shock.
    elmochildon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment2nd favorite song. It's just amazng.
    Dagger Trepeon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is about attending a friend's funeral, and she feels that she was the cause of her friend's death.
    most of the song is just a description of the cemetary where the funeral was held.
    sneef2010on December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI imagine that this song is picturing a bunch of family members and friends, all gathered around a fresh grave at a funeral of someone they loved. It's snowing; everyone is cold and speechless. They all are hoping it's a bad dream.
    lilyflowerliveson December 28, 2006   Link

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