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We walk 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...

Now we are starting to love you more,
Your body's on the canvas,
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 w***e,
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 your 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...
(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 your gone,
It's so wrong, it's so wrong...

It's so wrong... [x9]



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  • out_of_order
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    out_of_orderMar 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    I kinda agree with kaddykudda, at first it did sound a bit like a necrophilliac song. But after reading through the lyrics a few times, this is what I think.
    He's like singing about how she seemed so dull and lifeless until they met each other (to find you in the bedroom not breathing at all), and then she's sort of opening up to him and stuff (the wax it melts away). But then they get closer, you know, in their relationship, like fall in love and everything. But then they break up, and she goes back to seeming so lifeless again. And everywhere, it's easy to see that he did it to her, that he basically killed her inside (a gallery of your beauty). So he's trying to say that by making it sound like he actually killed her for real. And he's realizing that he misses her, and it's not the same without her(like the change in the pain it goes on for so long and oh now it hurts in the worst way now that your gone). And he feels bad, he wishes he'd stayed with her instead of giving up on it (i lost control).
    Well I don't even know anything about the band members' personal life or anything. I could be completely wrong, and this is just what I think it means.
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    EmilyE123Apr 16, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    This is my favourite Escape the Fate song, I don't think the lyrics have anything to do with necrophilia, I believe that it is about loss, and how hard it can be to get over some one's death.
    The lyrics talk about taking the body from the bedroom to the cellar, I think this is a metaphor for not wanting to let go of her, refusing to bury the body, as if something will bring her back.
    I also think that the line "A gallery of your beauty, no charge at the door" almost symbolises a funeral, or reflection of somewhat on her life.
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    UnregisteredJan 13, 2012 at 4:28 am
    I think this song is about losing someone you love to suicide. "heard you calling from the hall, to find you in the bedroom, not breathing at all. " "how it hurts in the worst way, now that you're gone. " also, it's about how after the person has committed suicide and has died, suddenly everyone has seemed to "start to love he/she more". They've realized now how important this person was to them, and others have started to realize that he/she was a good person and they should have paid more attention to him/her. "now we are starting, to love you more" "now they are starting, to love you more. A gallery of your beauty, no charge at the door"
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    shabeezyyyMar 28, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    It's talking about him having to burry his lover and how much he misses her. When it says wait, like a drug he is saying wait for me. I think the references to drugs point towards a death by overdosing. I think the repetition of wait like a drug is trying to measure the importance of the line. He is putting her on display saying that even in death she is still the most beautiful precious thing to him.

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