"Chelsea Smile" as written by and Matthew Kean Curtis Ward....
I've got a secret
It's on the tip of my tongue, it's on the back of my lungs
And I'm gonna keep it
I know something you don't know

It sits in silence, eats away at me
It feeds like cancer, this guilt could fill a fucking sea
Pulling teeth, wolves at my door
Now falling and failing is all I know

This disease is getting worse
I counted my blessings, now I'll count this curse
The only thing I really know, I can't sleep at night
I'm buried and breathing in regret
Yeah!
The only thing I really know, I can't sleep at night
I'm buried and breathing in regret

I've got a secret
It's on the tip of my tongue, it's on the back of my lungs
And I'm gonna keep it
I know something you don't know

I've got a secret
It's on the tip of my tongue, it's on the back of my lungs
And I'm gonna keep it
I know something you don't know

I may look happy, but honestly dear,
The only way I'll really smile is if you cut me ear to ear
I see the vultures, they watch me bleed
They lick their lips, as all the shame spills out of me

Repent! Repent! The end is nigh!
Repent! Repent! We're all gonna die!
Repent! Repent! These secrets will kill us!
So get on your knees, and pray for

Repent! Repent! The end is nigh!
Repent! Repent! We're all gonna die!
Repent! Repent! These secrets will kill us!
So get on your knees, and pray for forgiveness!

We all carry these things inside that no one else can see
They hold us down like anchors. They drown us out at sea
I look up to the sky, there may be nothing there to see
But if I don't believe in him, why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?

Well I've got a secret
It's on the tip of my tongue, it's on the back of my lungs
And I'm gonna keep it
I know something you don't know

Well I've got a secret
It's on the tip of my tongue, it's on the back of my lungs
And I'm gonna keep it
I know something you will never know
You will never know
I know something you don't know


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"Chelsea Smile" as written by Matthew Kean Curtis Ward

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  • +6
    General CommentI have an interesting take on this song. I believe this song is a sequel to Pray for Plagues from the girls point of view.
    Depending on how you interpret Pray for Plagues it all basically comes down to Oli knowing a whore and how it messed up her life. If you look closely he uses some of the same words.

    Pray For Plagues= "Eradicate this disease"
    Chelsea Smile= "This disease is getting worse"

    Pray for Plagues= "Count your fucking blessings"
    Chelsea Smile= "I've counted my blessings, now I'll count this curse"

    Pray for Plagues= "Pray for plagues"
    Chelsea Smile= "Pray for forgiveness"

    Before Oli says, "Eradicate this disease" he says "Christ I'm asking you for just one thing." That one thing would be to help the whore he knows.
    In Chelsea Smile when he says, "I look up to the sky, there may be nothing there to see. But if I don't believe in Him, why would He believe in me?" I believe it's from the girls point of view and her internal conflict with God and His existence and/or His love for her.

    Furthermore, when Oli says, "I may look happy, but honestly dear, the only way I'll really smile is if you cut me ear to ear. I see the vultures, they watch me bleed, they lick their lips as all the shame spills out of me." I think the girl is saying how she regrets her actions so much it's almost impossible to make her smile/happy. I think the vultures he talks about are men who see she's filled with shame and see her as an easy target to be taken advantage of. "They lick their lips, as all the shame spills out of me." Maybe the girl is venting her problems to a man and all he sees is an easy target as he licks his lips.

    Sorry if I wasn't clear on anything but I really love this song and thought I'd throw this out. I don't know if it's correct but I'd love to read more interpretations.

    theendisnighon November 30, 2008   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThis song, in my mind, has completely redeemed this band.
    I've never held them in great esteem, but hoooly.

    Songmeaning wise, i think the whole song smacks of the saying 'every person has a heavy burden to bear'.
    You can know someone inside out, and yet not even touch on what pains them the most in every day life.
    raisedbywolveson August 19, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentWell, The song name comes from the form of torture in-which the victim gets a credit card inbetween there lips to form a small cut then the victim is kicked or put in pain to make them scream so that they get a scar from ear to ear which looks like a smile.
    jamesrulestheworldon August 24, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentChelsea Smile is a song about how keeping secrets can cause people to go insane!

    "It sits in silence: eats away at me.
    It feeds like cancer, this guilt could fill a fucking sea.
    Pulling Teeth, Wolves at my door."

    "I counted my blessings, now i'll count this curse."

    keeping secrets (possible about cheating on someone) can cause you to get corrupted like a "curse"

    "I may look happy, but honestly dear, the only way i'll really smile is if you cut me ear to ear."

    A chealsea smile is also known as "Glasgow grin".
    A person cuts a persons face from the courners of their mouth to the ears, and stabs/socks/kick them in the stomach or groin so the screams will rip their face open. the scars made from this resembles a smile.

    Look it up on wikipedia.

    this song is all about how keeping secrets cause people to go insane.
    koopastaron September 04, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentEveryone has a burden to bear.
    Hopiee24on September 17, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"I may look happy, but honestly dear,
    the only way I'll really smile is if you cut me ear to ear. "

    This reminds me of The Dark Knight, the Joker?
    zombiesareradon September 25, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwhy do people on this site relate EVERY song to religion
    do you honestly think this band is in any way religious?
    and its pathetic of you wanting him to convert for whatever stupid reason
    BMTH fucking own!
    parkwayyon October 05, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song title Chelsea Smile is a double meaning the Chelsea smile is a torture method in which the mouth is cut from "ear to ear" this is what the song refers to. This song is about the torture of secrets and the utter madness it an cause.
    TheGirlIn4CNeverSawItComingon March 18, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is fuckin amasing

    I was never a fan of bring me but i can't wait till this album comes out!!

    Yuo can totally hear the emotion in Oli's voice when he sings "why would he belive in me"

    Smasing Song!!
    Kriswitchengageon August 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOmg. This song is just awesome.

    We all carry these things inside that no one else can see.
    They hold us down like anchors. They drown us out at sea.
    I look up to the sky, there may be nothing there to see.
    But if I don't believe in him, why would he believe in me?
    Why would he believe in me?
    - especially I love this part, it's so sad :(

    BMTH's new album is going to be just incredible. I have first 3 songs, and every song is just better than previous, I don't know which is the best. I am looking forward to listen to the whole Suicide season. \m/ BMTH ROCKS.!
    Thund3ron August 27, 2008   Link

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