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I burned out my eyes
I cut off my tongue
I sealed them with all of the silver
And now I have none

You killed the life
You took the diamond
You killed the vine
Death of the...

You own the darkness
And taken my sight
You buried the stars underground
You've stolen the night

You can run to the sea
You can run to the forest
You can hide
But you'll never escape

You've run out of lies
You've run out of time

You killed the life
You took the diamond
You killed the vine
Death of the sun



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    UnregisteredJan 26, 2012 at 1:02 am
    It's about a parrot traped in a cage mad at its owner for taking away its bell and for taking it away from the outside world
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    UnregisteredJan 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    Maybe people should take what they feel from music and interpret in their own way and let the words relate in some way
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    UnregisteredSep 13, 2011 at 4:17 am
    It's about a parrot, parrots have black tongues. Bet you guys who try to take songs and give them all kinds of retarded meanings didnt see that one coming huh? lol
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    UnregisteredSep 10, 2011 at 1:20 am
    I sealed them with all of the silver
    And now I have none

    he sealed his demons with silver leaving none to protect himself should more come.

    or he could be singing from the point of view of a cursed corpse
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    UnregisteredSep 10, 2011 at 1:16 am
    a lot of people are connecting silver to money
    but did you also know that silver is forever sterile
    silver is the only substance that if some transdimensional being with the power to bend reality wouldnt be able to command
    silver kills werewolves
    or something like that, either way silver has some interesting properties aside from simply being money

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