So, close your eyes
Your Christ has come
The crippled boy that you once knew
The charmed enigma
Chosen one with painted lips
Skin ripped and torn
Come touch and feel and lick and smell
This envy that I've worn so well
Everybody wants
Everybody says
Everybody begs in time

So drink me in
Like tainted wine
Come bite down on my sharpened cup
And taste the dreams that numb the mind
A simple word
A harmless glare
That binds me with the thinnest thread
And pins me down to pleasure's bed

Everybody wants
Everybody says
Everybody begs
In time

And you will be the first to fall
Every feeling will dissolve
We are silver
Morphine baby's final breath
Ever smothered to my chest
We are silver

So shy and poised with few regrets
A Judas kill
A complex thrill
A memory I won't soon forget
Been washed out clean till all runs dry
Come touch and feel and lick and smell
A hurt that only you could sell
Everybody wants
Everybody says
Everybody begs in time

And you will be the first to fall
Every feeling will dissolve
We are silver
Morphine baby's final breath
Smothered to my breast
We are silver

Trip sister I will follow you this time
Knowing I will follow you
Everybody wants
Everybody says
Everybody begs in time

And you will be the first to fall
Every feeling will dissolve
We are silver
Morphine baby's final breath
Ever smothered to your breast
We are silver, silver
(Silver) we are silver
Silver, silver
We are silver


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  • +1
    General CommentTis about the asymilation of society.

    "Close your eyes... this envy that i've worn so well."
    This verse is society entising, or teasing a 'castaway' of itself (society)

    "Everybody wants" - we all have dreams

    "Everybody says" - we all lie when are dreams fall through

    "Everybody begs in time" - after a while we can't take the restraint any more

    "so drink me in like tainted wine" - give in to society

    "come bit edown on the sharpened cup" - give in to what will eventually hurt you.

    "and taste the dreams that numb the mind" - live the 'american dream', vise your own dreams

    "a simple word.... that binds.... thread... pins....bed"
    - how society makes you captive with false promises; lawers, etc...

    "you will be the first to fall" - humans are the first species to imprison themselves

    "every feeling will dissolve" - the book 1984, a world with-out emotions, ruled by society.

    "we are silver" - society is like silver, shiny, looks good, speads like wildfire, materialistic, yet consumes Oxigen to form Ag2O, a black tarnish that covers it all.

    "morphine baby" - unatural births causing babies to be exposed to leathal drugs before birth.

    "final breath, ever smothered to my breast" - A mother's nurturing now only helps in the Assimilation.

    "so shy.... judas kill... thrill" - we are desensitised to all that we do, and can get away with murder.

    "a memory i won' t soon forget" - however society always does remember all our mistakes; a false sense of innocense.

    "been washed out clean... you could sell" - Your mistakes can, at a wim, be taken fully advantage of, and in the end you must live with yourself.


    Overall.... That I get from this song, Live life as you want to.
    Yelraekon April 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI agree with Yelraek I too believe this song s about the assimilation of society. Assimilation is the process by which a person or persons acquire the social & psychological characteristics of a group. Furthermore, cultural assimilation is the process in which a minority group or culture comes to resemble those of a dominant group. Society may appear like silver, shiny, looks good, though often materialistic & still below the surface there's often a black tarnish. Be weary & cautious of this as you go through life and make sure you remain yourself at all times & not part of that pool of that tarnishing silver.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon July 05, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty much in agreement with the other guy. My favorite line though is "The charmed enigma chosen one... painted lips, skin ripped and torn..." I think this part is about how you'll just be ravaged by the rest of the people content with the way society works should you try to stray from it.
    Raychul_Sinful_Oneon May 09, 2003   Link

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