We walk through the doorway, heard you calling from the hall
To find you in the bedroom not breathing at all
I drag your body to the cellar where we lay
The wax it melts away
I kiss your face

Now we are starting to love you more
Your body's on the canvas
That I painted on the floor

Now you wait
Like the drug, like the change in the pain it goes on for so long
And oh
Now it hurts in the worst way, now that you're gone
It's so wrong
It's so wrong

If I could take you somewhere
I'd take you to the darkest place
Scatter you in art forms, admire the whore
Beauty in different ways, your hands on picture frames
Your eyes in the glass wear your face as a mask

Now they are starting to love you more
A gallery of your beauty, no charge at the door

As you wait
Like the drug, like the change in the pain it goes on for so long
And oh
Now it hurts in the worst way, now that you're gone
It's so wrong

(It's so wrong) and down below your veins run dry, your vacant eyes
I lost control
Your face is pale, your body's cold
And down below
Your veins run, dry your vacant eyes
I lost control
Your face is pale your body's cold (your face is pale your body's cold)

Wait
Like the drug, like the change in the pain it goes on for so long
And oh
Now it hurts in the worst way, now that you're gone
It's so wrong
It's so wrong

It's so wrong
It's so wrong
It's so wrong
It's so wrong
It's so wrong
It's so wrong
It's so wrong
It's so wrong


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"Cellar Door" as written by Max Green Brian Money

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    General CommentLYRICAL ANALYSIS IS MY LIFE. Here's my take on it.

    We walked through the doorway
    Heard you calling from the hall
    To find you in the bedroom
    Not breathing at all
    I drug your body to the cellar where we lay
    The wax, it melts away
    I kiss your face.

    ** This is reffering to the narrator and someone else walking in to find the person who has committed suicide.
    The "cellar" could possibly be a metaphor for the darkness that the others were living in - obviously blind to the problems
    that the person who killed themself had. The "wax, it melts away" could possibly be referring to the person's personality. That
    before they died, to everyone else there were plain, and dull, and not important, kind of like a wax figure - maybe like a fake.
    But now that they're dead, their beauty and personality shines through.


    Now we are starting to love you more
    Your body's on the canvas
    I painted on the floor

    ** They realize what's lost. The narrator amung others is starting to understand the person more, and thus "loves" more. I believe
    the lines "You're body's on the canvas I painted on the floor" means that, her dead body is lying on the floor. He uses the metaphor
    of a canvas and himself being the artist. The canvas is the floor. Meaning that he "painted" her death, or he is the cause of the death of
    this particular person.


    Now you wait like the drug, like the change
    And the pain it goes on for so long
    And oh, how it hurts in the worst way now that you're gone
    It's so wrong
    It's so wrong.

    ** Implies that the person used drugs to kill themself; overdose. The pain has changed sides. The person who killed themself no longer is in pain -
    but everyone else is, and this will stick with everyone for a very long time.

    If I could take you somewhere
    I'd take you to the darkest place
    Scatter you in art forms
    Admire the whore
    Beauty in different ways
    Your hands on picture frames
    Your eyes in the glass
    Wear your face has a mask

    ** Talking about the person's life. The beauty everyone missed out on. Relates her person's life to picture frames...metaphor again.
    The person wore their "face as a mask" and hid behind it.

    Now they are starting to love you more
    A gallery of your beauty
    No charge at the door

    ** Again, to love the person more. The gallery of your beauty might refer to the funeral, or possibly the party they have after the funeral, where sometimes
    pictures of the person is displayed.

    As you wait like the drug, like the change
    And the pain it goes on for so long
    And oh, how it hurts in the worst way now that you're gone
    It's so wrong
    It's so wrong

    And down below
    Your veins run dry your vacant eyes
    I lost control
    Your face is pale, your body's cold
    And down below your veins run dry your vacant eyes
    I lost control
    Your face is pale, your body's cold (Your face is pale, your body's cold)

    ** Pretty self explainitory, the narrator is talking about the dead body he's looking at.

    Wait, like the drug, like the change
    And the pain it goes on for so long
    And oh, how it hurts in the worst way now that you're gone

    It's so wrong (x10)
    dwdrumsmashon February 07, 2007   Link

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