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Do you remember when word was bond, a fleeting promise in the light of the dawn.
Barren December under a falling sky, the end of days and a reason to die.

Obliteration never looked so divine.
Holding your breath for the moment in time
You lived through hell, now you're trying to die
The skin is healed but you're bleeding inside
Shots fired just to numb the pain
There's no one left to save

Night blind on the shining path
Ghost walking in the aftermath

Hypnotized, 60 cycle hum
The broken cadence of a distant drum
21 to 1 I'm liking the odds
A blood junkie with a lightning rod
A dirty rig and a heavenly nod
And still you wind up nowhere


Obliteration never looked so divine
Holding your breath for the moment in time
You lived through hell, now you're trying to die
The skin is healed but you're bleeding inside
Shots fired just to numb the pain
There's no one left to save
There's no one left to save
There's no one left to save

Now
You chase the dragon but it follows you home
Now
You lost the fever dreams and broken hope

Desolation never looked so divine
Promise yourself for the very last time
You lived through hell, now you're trying to die
The skin is healed but you're bleeding inside
Shots fired just to numb the pain
There's no one left to save
There's no one left to save
Ohhhh there's no one left
A fever dream
There's no one left to save
Shots forever end the pain
There's no one left to save



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    Robert Cole EckertDec 31, 2013 at 8:46 am
    The person at the bottom is the closest to the meaning. I got really hooked into this song a while back and did a lot of digging. During Vietnam the soldiers did not have the proper treatment post war creating their PTSD. They resorted to using Heroine to cope with the stress.
    It shows with the few faint suggestions and the music video also shows the references to Vietnam. Music Video being the desolated area or, "Barren December" Referring to the White Phosphorous used in Vietnam. The gear the soldier wore appeared to be of a more animated, modern version of that which the specialized Vietnam troops wore.

    The song (In my opinion) Goes on to say about how the veterans constantly tried to kill themselves due to the things and sights they have seen. Melting Flesh, Being shot at by high powered rifles, Ambushes. Constantly being on alert for any little thing to go wrong in Vietnam.

    I could easily keep going on and dissecting this song but best for you to read it to yourself and find the meaning out for yourself instead of reading through an article that could be true or false and assuming that it is correct.

    Now, might I point out that this is all opinionated but if you believe your meaning behind it is better or more accurate I would welcome it and I am sure others would too.
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    UnregisteredApr 30, 2012 at 5:42 am
    The lyrics posted on this site are all kinds of wrong. I believe the lyrics i'm posting are the correct lyrics. There might be a couple errors with some single words... (barren december? , bury december? ) but at least there aren't any errors with entire phrases of the song...

    Do you remember
    When word was bond?
    A fleeting promise in the light of the dawn
    Barren december
    Under a falling sky
    The end of days and a reason to die

    Obliteration never looked so divine
    Holding your breath for the moment in time
    You lived through hell now you're trying to die
    The skin is healed but you're bleeding inside
    Shots fired just to numb the pain
    There's no one left to save

    Night blind on the shining path, ghost walking in the aftermath
    Hypnotized 60 cycle hum, the broken cadence of a distant drum
    21 to 1, i'm liking the odds
    A blood junkie with a lighting rod
    A dirty rig and heavenly nod
    And still you wind up nowhere

    Obliteration never looked so divine
    Holding your breath for the moment in time
    You lived through hell now you're trying to die
    The skin is healed but you're bleeding inside
    Shots fired just to numb the pain
    There's no one left to save
    There's no one left to save
    There's no one left to save

    You!
    You chase the dragon but it followed you home
    You!
    You're lost in fevered dreams and broken hope, lost

    Decimation never looked so divine
    Promise yourself for the very last time
    You lived through hell
    Now you're trying to die
    The skin is healed but you're bleeding inside
    Shots fired just to numb the pain
    There's no one left to save
    There's no one left to save
    There's no one left
    A fever dream
    There's no one left to save
    Shots forever end the pain
    There's no one left to save
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    UnregisteredMar 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    Please look at the music video before you pertain it to any type of drug on the market. The music video depicts a man who is tasked with the mission from his rebellious group to stop a nuclear weapon unhinging in a post apocalyptic world. "bury december" could possibly reference too the time that "armageddon is suppose to unravel, "bury" could either mean it has passed or it's nothing to worry about because it never happened. This could also depict that there is a world living in an anarchy once again because after whatever apocalypse came and passed a man recreated a strongly and stricted governed world again.
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    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 2:02 am
    It seems obvious that it's about a war with drugs but what does he mean by there is no1 left to save?
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    UnregisteredFeb 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    The song is about a man who tries to stop a weapon from killing the earth but fails and witnesses the weapon take effect

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