"Ashes" as written by and Daniel Gildenloew....
You claim I don't know you, but I know you well
I read in those ash eyes we've been through hell
I've walked with the weakest just to feel strong
You've given your body just to belong

Let's burn together
Let's burn together

This pain will never end
These scars will never mend

I taste your sorrow and you taste my pain
Drawn to each other for every stain
Licking the layers of soot from your skin
Your tears work my crust to let yourself in

Touching you harder
Touching you harder now

As we walk through the ashes
I whisper your name
A taste of pain to cling to
As we walk through the ashes
You whisper my name
Who's the one with the sickest mind...
Now?

This pain will never end
Our scars will never mend
Cleansing sweat
We are just using each other
Too depraved to stay alive
But too young to die
And we hurt
Thus we hurt

Scrubbing it harder
Too late to back out now
Scrubbing it even harder
As these two broken barren desolate disordered words collide

As we walk through the ashes
I whisper your name
A taste of pain to cling to
As we walk through the ashes
You whisper my name
Who's the one with the sickest mind
Now?

This pain will never end
These scars will never mend
Damn this dirty bed
Damn this dirty head


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"Ashes" as written by Daniel Gildenloew

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  • +2
    General CommentI think "He" and "She" might be the two children abused in the previous songs on the album, because there are several words that reappear such as "crust" (crust of silence), "depraved". Obviously they are both fucked up minds, so its likely its them... and i like the thought a lot :)
    Narf42on July 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, without looking too deeply into it, the song is, strangely, about... love. Two people, both with traumatic experiences, both mentally unstable due to those experiences, who at first find not just sex, but a strange attraction, born from understanding, from finding someone as messed up by life as themselves, only to find that they're too hurt to ever fully trust anyone anymore and to decide to go their own separate ways. "He" then finds that he's desperate to keep her with him, thus needing to say out loud almost all that is said in the song lyrics, asking her in this uncommon way to stay with him, telling her, maybe for the first time, that he wasn't just "using" her, like all the other men have used her, to feel physical pleasure, but that he has actually fallen for her.

    Don't hate me for such an interpretation... I'm just a hopeless romantic.

    Oh... And about the ending... If you want true happiness for someone as messed u as they are... You have to find a way to make them forget about it. He can't. But still... He tries....
    Longandweirdnameon July 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy fuck
    great song ever....
    Gohanon September 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree..:)
    CoNTrAon March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe 12:5 version of the song??
    the original version??
    i don't know which is better
    They both make me climax
    maddoxon July 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe last part....
    Damn this dirty bed..
    Damn this dirty head..
    It made me shiver... :dies: or something like that. XD
    Halkatlaon August 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn excellent song, wonderful chorus. Although I must say it's one of the only songs I didn't really care for on 12:5... to me it didn't work in the more uplifting style. That may just be because I'm so stuck on the original though.
    o210non August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen seen in the context of the rest of the album, it is the meeting of "He" and "She" in the Perfect Element. From the looks of it, they get together and have sex. They realise they are both screwups, but keep copulationg copiously anyway.
    MrNemoon October 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a fairly depressing song as it is mainly about prostition with hints of child abuse. 'Youve given ure body just to belong', is a person selling their body to earn money and fit in.
    BE_POSon December 28, 2006   Link

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