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 CommentI think most people read a little too deep into lyrics.
    Here's my take on it; it's quite literal.

    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.

    [He has walked in and found that the woman he loves has committed suicide. He drags her body into the cellar of the house and he lays down there with it. The wax is candles that he's burning. So, that just shows that he was laying there for a long time because the wax is melting away. And he just holds her and kisses her face because he's trying to sort of bring her back.]

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

    [This talks about how now that the woman is gone, everyone is seeing the good about her and they are all loving her more because they didn't realize how much they all cared until she was gone. The body on the canvas is just talking about how he's seeing this all artistically. She's the art, and she's on the canvas that is the floor.]

    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

    [Talking about how the woman used drugs to kill herself. Then he's just saying that his pain is going on for a long time and won't end. And then he just reiterates that he is hurt somewhere deep inside, and he feels a pain that no one should feel.]

    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

    [Saying if he could keep the body, he'd go somewhere no one could find them, and he'd disperse her around his house, keeping her alive by using her body parts, then he goes on to say what he would use them for. This could be slightly metaphorical to say he wishes he could keep her around in any way possible.]

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

    [Restating that people care more about her now that she's gone. Also, the gallery of beauty relates back to how he wants to one day use her body to make art, and there's no charge at the door because no one would realize that her body is actually incorporated into these art pieces in his home.]

    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

    [Talking about how down in the cellar, the rest of her body, which he hasn't used for anything or moved yet, is laying there and the blood is drying and her eyes are vacant and she's cold and pale, meaning she's been laying there for a while and is looking worse and worse.]


    This song is, all in all, very very morbid and sick, but romantic in a creepy way, which I think they were probably going for.
    The melody is amazing and I love this band so much.
    Saw them at Warped Tour and lost my voice form screaming. :)
    Victoria Venomon January 20, 2008   Link

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