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The title of this song is very poetic, since in a sense they're approaching a physical curve as well as a metaphorical curve.Their relationship appearing dentless, like a perfectly straight road. However, a transition into a drastic change similar to a curve is coming upThey're also physically in a car on a perfectly straight road, approaching a curve that would eventually lead to homicide.
Lesson here: Don't break up with her while she's behind the wheel steering the car xDBeautiful song, though < 3
Can't help but think of my ex who has bipolar disorder. Can't help but crying.
Listening to it now... the song doesn't make much sense tbh
"She made no indications of slowing" That final line.
I remember when I first heard this song I was like woah this shit is dark!
My all time favorite band!
following the interpretation of Aangelo, this music its the exact resume of my last relationship :(
So you both crashed a car and died o,o
I've pinpointed my love of Defeater and La Dispute back to this song.
my right ear is malnourished from into :c
I feel you
listening to this drunk is ironic since they are straight edge
+Robbie ferron doing that right now
I wanna see them perform this one day.
I get chills to this day with this song
This sounds like NADA SURF from the 90s, the song " Popular" ... i finally figured it out!
This song (the talking part) reminds me of a song in the 90s... i can't think of it! It's driving me nuts!
Beautiful writing. Sends fucking chills down my spine. One of the crown jewels of a truly brilliant album.
God this is sad :(
The spoken word sounds literally identical to August Burns Red's spoken word in some of their songs. I came here just to see if he was featured in this song.. but I guess not
I never realized how sad this song is...
Owch. I remember when I heard this song, you know it's sad when the singer's voice acts goes softer. Eg (if you listen to OM&M In the song And now I sing (and now I sing), for everything that I've lost. You can hear his voice crack go down a bit and it makes it more upseting) I still love both songs.
+Spotto Darumon I think they both die. It sounds like she drives them off of the road for a double suicide or a homicide/suicide
+Lincoln Herrera Doesn't she die at the end?
Literally, we see in our mind's eye a couple driving at night on a straight road, listening to music to blur out the awkwardness and having spikes of arguments. They come to a concluding argument and the driver commits suicide due to the heart ache that she has suffered or perhaps to get revenge. This journey in the car could perhaps be seen as their "journey of life" together and the car representing their relationship. As they are driving through the "curtains of blackness", we get a sense that everything outside their relationship is cold and empty,( as black has connotations with emptiness). This is further emphasized by "windows were cold to the touch" ; perhaps the world is represented as harsh and they only have themselves ("melting snow" , this implies they radiated warmth and love to the world from inside the car (relationship) ; making life better for themselves. Although, we get an indication that the darkness of the world has invaded their relationship "salt stains" (outside the car the environment is described as icy and salt is used to melt the ice, make the journey through life easier , although these things have negatively influenced their relationship "stains" ) and perhaps they have become bitter (salt = bitterness) ; thus this relationship was not smooth sailing."The music pulsed louder ,yet gentle, " irony coupled with the emphatic pauses, indicating that the narrator wants to drown himself in the loud music , perhaps to get away from the issues they are facing in their relationship. "The skyline was glowing with hints of an impending dawn" , perhaps impending doom of their relationship, he knows from the start that it's not going to work out. But it definitely indicates that they have been driving for quite a while because they started with a "midnight drive" ; perhaps being a metaphor for their relationship coming to an end or life (the environment) becoming lighter/better. "The car raced along a painfully straight stretch of road", indicating that the relationship has becoming stale/ not changing, and he is too bored to carry on with the relationship. "nor had we spoken" around this part of the song we get a sense of tension in the car, it's as if the couple had stopped communicating in the relationship. The chorus "as we were, so perfect, so happy, they'll remember only our smiles because that's all they've seen" superficially the couple is great but once they are found (exposed / delved deeper into the relationship) one will be able to see the flaws which led to the breakup "drowning". Then the last line could be interpreted as sarcastic, saying that they were never perfect or that the audience or the people who have found them should have known there was always going to be problems and that nothing is perfect. ^This is getting too long so I won't bother with the rest, except the endingThe narrator wants to try fix things/ change the direction of their relationship "give me the wheel ... before you steal both our hearts". "our crackling voices became apart of the music", we get a sense that their voices are worn out by their incessant arguing and that they can't do it any more so they become quite again; and accept the flaws of their relationship. They now start drowning out each other by listening to the cadence ."There was a curve approaching", perhaps a forced change, but the driver refuses to change and carries on, (refuses to compromise?) ,which leads to the inevitable car crash of a relationship.
Aangelo Gurusinghe jeez man this isn't psych 101 in your 1 year of highschool chill relax and chill listen to the music
homie damn you did too much like that was impressive af XD
+Aangelo Gurusinghe This is one of the reasons I love this band. You can't go this deep with most of the junk music that is popular.
+Aangelo Gurusinghe Personally I enjoy this song in a more literal sense, similar to White Is Red by Death From Above 1979, I enjoy the practicality of a dead narrator telling a real tragedy.
+Ralphie Vigg I didn't assume you were saying that.
I think the bridge on this song is the most emotional of all their songs :-)
what does he mean by dont give me the "wale"?
"Love, give me the wheel." Because she was driving.
themightychickens pls turn on the mobile thingy so i can watch on mobile plss xD
I remember when I first heard about this band I was 13 I fell in love :,) and from there on out they were and still are my favorite band I'm 19 now [insert penis joke] c;
+DiamondOre24 Wow just stumbled upon an old comment xD wasn't even looking for it just perusing the comments.
+raperboy Oh yeah? I first really gotinto them when I was 14 and now I'm 14 O.o Hot wheels, beat that xD
+Cloak Lord i heard first for this ban when i was 9 and i'm still here 14 ALTERNATE VICTORY
No fucking way... same here... kinda... the whole 13 thing, yea same here, but I am 20 now ..... sooooo I win
same here! O.O I first heard this band when I was 13, I'm 19 now and still one of my favorite bands! I find these music so nostalgic :')
i'm still wondering, What was Tim "doing"?
+Im Doge breaking up with her
+Nemeroth she was driving as he says "please love give me the wheel"
She was driving, not Tim.
+NemerothActually, SHE is driving. Hence "She made no indication of slowing..."
Chills. Every time.
Anybody know of any other good songs like this?
I’m a bit late, but Ever Changing by RA is similar in tone and contents. There’s also some songs by Old Gray for that good ol’ spoken word feel.
The song "A shipwreck in the sand" by Silverstein is pretty similar, and just as epic. It starts off with a calm "talking part" just like this song and then builds up.
all of rise against's songs
Sometime around midnight -Airborne Toxic Event
LP and rise. Bands of my life
Saw em live in LP’s hunting party tour day before it was cancelled.
+091MW2 You're a little late to the party.
+Ryan Larkin I used to say that, but I sorta lost interest in LP. Still RA is my favorite band.
+Madison Jaquet Six.
The end never fails to give me chills.
It's so sad man :P
this is awesome! :D
Yes... it is, it's not good poetry, but it is.
Jesus has been dead the last 2000 years...
no hes not, the songwriter of this band is actually agnostic. however, im not sure if the song is a metaphor or completely literal
I believe in a god that doesn't require heavy finances
Apply Water to that Burn.
No but he's actually right... Songs are a type of poem...
i had was in a bad situation that was similar to this unfortunately one night while driving she tried to kill us. if you are unhappy just walk away it really is that simple.
Tim is Agnostic, I believe. So, no.
really i did not know that , but thanks for the response
Don't think so. In other songs Tim seems doubtful of even the existence of a god.
yah thats what spoken word is and always was
yeah .. your explanation sounds better , i couldnt agree more :)
I think he is referring to his girlfriend, his lover, the one driving, about how she is an emotional wreck, but only hides it, so no one knows how much it hurts inside. The last line, about how the curve is approaching, and she made no indication of slowing, is quite a deadly situation, and so, at least from my point of view, he is trying to talk her out of killing them both tonight. Because she is happy in front of everyone else, everyone will believe it was an accident.
when he says love do you guys think he is talking about god , because they say God is Love , and the he says ¨before both of our hearts you , will steal tonight¨.....what do you guys think
Actually music is poetry. There's nothing about poetry that says it all has to be good, some of it is very very shit.
Nah, I did that on purpose.
And "you're" grammar failed hard.
you're sarcasm failed hard
thank you!! some people just refuse to understand
all songs are poems you idiot, did you not learn this in school or did you even go to school? look it up right now and i bet it will say that songs are poems!
You don't hate Matchbox Twenty do you? while the lyrics are arguably basic because Rob sings through his heart, the music in this band is actually really complex in their earlier stuff. Songs like 3AM, Long Day, Push, Damn and even their slowest song Hang, consists of quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes tied together as well as tuplets so they can divide the notes properly into a 4/4 time sig. I would agree they are much less complex now though.
It's open to interpretation, and I've come up with 5 different ones. Knowing Rise Against, it's typically the literal one.
Riku7538 what are the 5 you came up with?
That's a rap, not a song. Songs are considered poems; Lyricism is a part of poetry. This is coming from a poet, songwriter, and vocalist for my own band.
1:19 to 1:59 Is the best part of the song in my opinion
Dude, I think you've lost it... or never even had it. That's kind of funny, though.
For not understanding that you are or dropped on your head as a baby or just young you state in the past 2000 years songs were considered a poem but if you look at the most populair songs it isn't a poem if you can't understand that ur an idiot
i can see you're about 10 right?
There are good poems and bad poems. Unfortunately this era is plagued with shitty poems
lol right? They're completely awesome. I
I like you already.
Your picture (profile) is my favorite band....cuz ha-ha I know you care. XD
Rise Against are actually quite literal in all their songs.
You're not smart at all.
Actually, this is very literal. They're listening to music in a car while she kills both of them, and he's trying to get her to stop, and let the both of them live. That's why it is narrated and not sang, because this happens to people, it really fucking happens.
Rise Against in a nutshell.
All songs are poems.
You dumbasses know that songs are poems right?
Acualy i is logicly considered a poem, even if it is a pile of crap.
Who did what?
I was saying it isn't. He said all songs are poems. I said he's full of shit.
hiding from all the "poems" that Minaj and Bieber write.
or as i like to say Autotune, auto auto auto autotuneaudotune audo audo audotune monotone, mono mono monotone... and so on.
Who did it?
why are you considering that song as music...
well.. I wouldnt say underrated band, they are pretty huge right now (and back then when you posted a year ago). But the song remains seriously underrated, that whole album is a masterpiece out of this world!
this song makes me sad...it's so beautiful though so i can't help but listen to it
I'm sorry. Allow me to find a better "song"."Now that she's back from that soul vacation Tracing her way through the constellation, hey, hey She checks out Mozart while she does tae-bo Reminds me that there's room to grow, hey, hey Now that she's back in the atmosphere I'm afraid that she might think of me as plain ol Jane"That's a song. It's the music that makes it good, not the lyrics. He rhymes stupid words for the sake of rhyming. Rise Against doesn't follow that. They write poems.
he said songs. not bullshit
LOL someone really needs to search for the definition of poem
exactly. its sickening to hear songs by the likes of Chris brown on the radio with the same meaningless line repeated to no end and here we have a band with such strong messages and clever meaningful lyrics who in my opinion are not being heard enough.
I said underrated, not unpopular.
Whys rap not poetry?
This band is underrated. Ask anyone in your school, at your work, whatever, if they have ever heard of the band Rise Against, and they will say no. Now ask if they know Nicki Minaj or Justin Bieber, and the answer will with 100% certainty be yes
That is not poetry. No.
Isnt that what rap is, Just fast poetry? * REALIZATION * XD
The band isn't underrated. The song is.
after understanding the meaning of this song, it's the song that makes me cry
Emily Schambra of Holy Roman Empire.
up ahead there was a curve approaching.. she made no indications of slowing...
Yeah, because "Rack, rack, city bitch, city bitchRack, rack, rack city bitch, city bitch, rackRack, rack, rack city bitch, city bitchMutha on the beatHah!"Is poetic.
underrated? compared to bands like funeral for a friend, these are really common, but yeah. the thing is, all the rise against songs are good and all deserves to be released as singles, obviously they cant release them all. theyre all worth being more famous!
songs are considered a poem.... jesus where have you been the last 2000 years?
best lyrics ever