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November 2nd, 2006 at 09:46am
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November 4th, 2006 at 07:22pm
To me it sounds like someone he's loved has died, and he's just going through that period of depression, and feeling like everyones treating his sadness as a spectacle (sp?) [And did you come to stare, or wash away the blood?]

and also remebering the person.

[Rocking out just for the dead
Well tonight
Will it ever come?
I can see you awake anytime in my head]
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November 10th, 2006 at 04:48am
We hold in our hearts the sword and the faith.
Swelled up from the rainclouds, move like a wraith.


He still has the pain (sword) from his loved one dying, but is barely holding on to the faith that everything will be okay.
He's in a state of depression. (Move like a wraith.)

And though the person has died, he'll find a way to carry on without him/her.
I also agree with the theory above about him feeling like a specticle for people to stare at.

Part of me thinks this is another homage to Elena Lee Rush. (Rockin' out just for the dead.)

But another part of me thinks it's a continuation of the rumored trilogy of songs.
(Did we all fall down?)
He is wondering if all that he thought was true in the previous chapter was just a figment of his imagination. (I never told you what I do for a living....and we all fall down.)

From the lights to the pavement.
From the van to the floor.
From backstage to the doctor.
From the earth to the morgue.


Perhaps someone he loved was backstage and died?



I don't know. Tell me your thoughts.
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November 10th, 2006 at 11:44pm
I believe it is titled 'Desert Song' because in a desert, you are alone usually.
Nothing surrounds you.

I always interpreted it to be about Gerard's drug/alcohol addiction:
From the lights to the pavement,
From the van to the floor,
From backstage to the doctor,
From the earth to the morgue...

From the streetlights (looking up), to the pavement (falling down, looking down),
From the van (when he'd get out of the van), to the floor (fall on the floor),
From backstage (he'd be suffering), to the doctor (was sick?)
From the earth (alive), to the morgue (dead).

Like, each line is a different step in the seriousness of his addiction...
I dunno... Just an assumption.
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November 11th, 2006 at 04:13pm
I like Jules' theory. =)
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November 11th, 2006 at 06:23pm
Someone that a person cares about a lot has just died and they feel so alone and no one feels the way they do, everyone else sees it as a minor event, and they'll get over it.
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November 13th, 2006 at 04:37pm
I kinda got the feeling from these lyrics...

"From the lights to the pavement,
From the van to the floor,
From backstage to the doctor,
From the earth to the morgue."


...that the song in a way kinda deals with Gerard's struggles with alcohol, and the way he would drink before shows and how it was killing him slowly.
Like that the first part of the lyric (i.e From the lights...) talks about the Gerard the fans were seeing, and the second part (i.e ...To the pavement) is about himself and, in this case, how he would go from the stage to completely breaking down.

I think.
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November 23rd, 2006 at 01:55pm
x__xhawthornex:
I kinda got the feeling from these lyrics...

"From the lights to the pavement,
From the van to the floor,
From backstage to the doctor,
From the earth to the morgue."


...that the song in a way kinda deals with Gerard's struggles with alcohol, and the way he would drink before shows and how it was killing him slowly.
Like that the first part of the lyric (i.e From the lights...) talks about the Gerard the fans were seeing, and the second part (i.e ...To the pavement) is about himself and, in this case, how he would go from the stage to completely breaking down.

I think.

you sorta took the words right outta my mouth in a way

I do think its about losing someone
Then going through a state of servere depression and acholic stuff
"did you come to stare or wash away the blood"
i think that has to be like talking about i dunno maybe cutting or something or wishing you could just die a bloody death in which everyone watches you
And then he tries to get over it for the sake of himself and everyone else he loves
and tries to just forget about it and get himself cleaned up
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November 25th, 2006 at 04:52am
"Did you come to stare or wash away the blood?"
Bold.
>.> Justhadtosayit....

I get the feeling that this song was written in somebody else's "point of view".
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December 10th, 2006 at 05:13pm
i think that the part "and did u come to stare or wash away the blood" is about the girl seeing and doing nothing for him just watching and thinking that there's no matter with them.
beautiful song
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December 11th, 2006 at 07:30pm
i think that Gerard is doing this like another tribute to his gramgram but he is like telling her what he's been through since shes been dead and like how he's fallen so much and when he says from the earth to the morgue he means leaving the earth is his old alcoholic and drugged self and entering the morgue to reach another spiritual point in his life is the brand new gerard trying to reach her better to sorta ask her to be closer in spirit
<just my opinion>
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December 18th, 2006 at 11:48pm
i think its Gerard's final way of saying goodbye to someone who died who he loved. like his last goodbye's. This song makes me very emotional (im not emo, just sad and inspired). i think he really loved this person, and its hard for him, but he wants them to know he's ok. And he'll carry on.
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December 19th, 2006 at 10:23am
This song really helped me through a lost of a friend. I think this is when not everyone around you knows that the person died. His friends may not notice that something´s wrong. "Did you come to stare or wash away the blood" If your friends truely know you they should see that something´s wrong. They´re just looking at you and don´t get the pain you´re going through. Will you ask what´s wrong or will you just keep talking. When someone you love passes you start to think about death alot.
"From the lights to the pavement,
From the van to the floor,
From backstage to the doctor,
From the earth to the morgue."

Does that make any sense to you?
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December 31st, 2006 at 01:04pm
I always thought this was about Gerard and alcohol and drugs., i mean we all saw on LIFE ON THE MURDER SCENE how he fell to the pavenment to the floor lol. And i think he's saying are you just going to stare at me? or are you going to help me?
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December 31st, 2006 at 03:17pm
to me this song is about. death. "did u come to stare or wash away the blood" like if somone got murded you know theres alot of blood. There maybe somone fell "from the van to floor" and people are crowding around... like people ussuly do if somone falls and dies...
"from the earth (he/her was alive then) to the nmorge--- (where they put dead people) so basicly dead now
haha... just my opinion. i dont know
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January 1st, 2007 at 11:11pm
Our Avenged Jules:
I believe it is titled 'Desert Song' because in a desert, you are alone usually.
Nothing surrounds you.

I always interpreted it to be about Gerard's drug/alcohol addiction:
From the lights to the pavement,
From the van to the floor,
From backstage to the doctor,
From the earth to the morgue...

From the streetlights (looking up), to the pavement (falling down, looking down),
From the van (when he'd get out of the van), to the floor (fall on the floor),
From backstage (he'd be suffering), to the doctor (was sick?)
From the earth (alive), to the morgue (dead).

Like, each line is a different step in the seriousness of his addiction...
I dunno... Just an assumption.

Bingo!

Thats what I was thinking to when I first heard the song. It seems like he was slowly drinking himself to death in the song. Briliant Song!
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January 1st, 2007 at 11:53pm
yup i definatly agree with the above statement
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January 9th, 2007 at 10:49am
I think it is Gerard Looking back on the path that he was taking and rethinking his life. Like how he would die and his spirit would be playing shows for other dead kids, people and things like that
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January 11th, 2007 at 02:50am
'We hold in our hearts the sword and the faith'
...i think it is saying how in everyone of us there are 2 sides, the side that believes in love and life and the side that is defensive and destroys all things good becuase we are too scared to live and get hurt.

'Swelled up from the rain clouds Move like a wraith'
...how we absorb all the depressing things in life and begin go about life as a ghost, not really enjoying it or sensing it.

'Well after all, we'll lie another day? And through it all we'll find some other way'
...we do this because we persuade ourselves that tomoro is another day and another chance to do what we wnat and that we have all the time in the world. this gives us time to find and easier way in life.

'To carry on through cartilage and fluid And did you come to stare or wash away the blood?'
...to pass through all the obstacles to arrive at a place in our lives where we decide to ust sit and wait or decide to do something with our lives.

'Well tonight, well tonight will it ever come?
Spend the rest of your days rockin' out
Just for the dead
...'

...whole chorus asking whether the realisation will ever come or will they just do what they are doing for themselves and fans that don't even realise the beauty of their lives and are more like dead. he can imagin what the world would be like if pl actually didi something meaning ful.

'Did we all fall down? x4
From the lights to the pavement
From the van to the floor
From backstage to the doctor
From the earth to the morgue
Morgue! Morgue! Morgue!'

asking if we have all given up and 'fallen down' like them. like Gerard's alcoholism and depression while on tour forcing him to seek treatment and maybe even killing himself.

'All fall down, well after all...'
... last hitch excuse for why people do not live their lives because we think that whatever happens to us won't matter as we are all going to die anyway. so 'well after all, we are all going to die/fall'.
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January 11th, 2007 at 02:51am
sorry it was so long
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