|Yellowcard – Sleep in the Snow Lyrics||9 months ago|
This one took me awhile to guess but here it goes. It's the same love struggle the writer has with Space Travel.
I feel it relates to the author's struggle with a past love. He was fine until he fell in love. Then at some point, his love rejected him and thus, to make things better and also in hopes of getting her back, he distanced himself for her. This fits the great image of the winters they shared (warm on the inside [shelter / her intentions], while I sleep in the snow [outside / kept away from her]).
He continues to love her but won't advance for her sake and he knows that if they get together again it may break for the same reason. However, he knows that she still has feelings for him because she keeps coming back into his life every year.
With this interpretation, I feel I can enjoy the song a lot more. I like how unlike the past love struggle songs, it recognizes that he should move on and forget the past but still allow the possibility of his past dream coming true.
|Yellowcard – Telescope Lyrics||9 months ago|
View from Heaven, Shadows and Regrets, See Me Smiling, Sing for Me
Obviously about the loss of a loved one. I'm not sure who exactly. I like to think it was his high school friend from Shadows and Regrets but it could be anyone close with the general lyrics.
|Yellowcard – Rivertown Blues Lyrics||9 months ago|
This song is the hardest for me to get although I feel like I understand the meaning. It seems like "Hang You Up" where the author is considering catching up with an old friend. However, in this case, it seems like the old friend has changed through depression of some sorts and the author doesn't want to "follow [him/her] that way."
I feel like I can relate in that old friends change despite trying to catch up with them. However, I feel like it's almost hypocritical to do that cause, for anyone who's been following the albums, the author went through a depressive state as well (Lights and Sounds) and has changed from that. Yes, they might be recovering from that (Paper Walls, Awakening) but I feel like it's a double standard Maybe this is just the first time in my life where I've been in this position but I feel like I'm not understanding the reasoning behind it.
|Soul Coughing – Janine Lyrics||2 years ago|
|Is there any way we could find out what the answering machine is singing/saying? It complements the song so well!|
|Yellowcard – Lights and Sounds Lyrics||4 years ago|
I think I'm the only one that thinks this way but I'll give it a go:
To quote one of the member's reviews of the albums, he said that Ocean Avenue was all about discovering yourself, Lights and Sounds was losing yourself to the real world, and Paper Walls was redefining yourself in the real world.
With that in mind, I categorize each album as Romanticism (Ocean Avenue), Realism (Lights and Sounds), and a mix of between (Paper Walls). Following that I say that this is a GREAT introduction to the album as it slaps Romanticism in the face with such lines as "You be love and I'll be a liar. Tell it all and fill up the air but make it loud, cause nobody's there." Meaning you can romanticize all you want in your own fantasies but it will get you nowhere. Then it gets to "Stop. Turn. Take a look around. At all the lights and sounds." Be realistic and take what you have. "You gave it an end but not where to start. Not how to build but how to tear it apart." You know what there will be a happy ending but you have no idea how to get there.
"I've got a way to work this out." -being realistic allows you to be pragmatic.
|Green Day – Horseshoes and Handgrenades Lyrics||4 years ago|
|does anyone else feel unsatisfied by Act III? I mean Act I had the story of Christian and Gloria meeting, their histories, and their status as a relationship, Act II had the story of how Christian struck and how the "enemy" reacted by attacking Gloria's beliefs. Act III just leaves me hanging for an ending.|
|Green Day – Peacemaker Lyrics||4 years ago|
I agree with the misery comment.
As for the story, an idea. There seem to be three main points of view in this album: Christian, Gloria, but also their enemy, religion, politics, culture, whomever you want to call it. They speak during Peacemaker after Christians extreme rebellion with religion in East Jesus Nowhere. In this song, they react by getting rid of Christian's lover, Gloria (Death to the lover that you were dreaming of, I'm going to send you back to the place where it all began).
How do they do this? They go for her at the best time after she has second thoughts in Murder City as seen in Viva la Gloria [little girl]. They try to bring her back to their side. This causes Gloria to be divided and her own worst enemy in Restless Heart Syndrome.
Just an interpretation.
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