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Against Me! Searching For A Former Clarity Lyrics

Last updated: 06/21/2011 11:00:00 AM

No the doctors didn't tell you,
that you were dying.
They just collected their money,
And sent you on your way.
But you knew all along,
went on pretending nothing was wrong,
you said I will keep my focus, till the end.
And in the journal you kept,
by the side of your bed.
You wrote nightly in aspiration,
of developing as an author.
Confessing childhood secrets,
of dressing up in women's clothes,
Compulsions you never knew the reasons to,
Will everyone, you ever meet or love,
be just relationship based on a false presumption?
Despite everyone, you ever meet or love,
in the end, will you be all alone?
As the disease spreads slowly through your body,
pumped by your heart to the tips of your arms and your legs,
your greatest fear was that your mind wouldn't last,
your coherency and alertness would be the first things to fade,
as your hair thinned, as the weight fell off, as your teeth blackened,
as the lesions spotted your skin,
as you fell to your knees in the center of the stage,
as you offered witness to mortality in exchange for the ticket price,
as the lights blended into the continuing noise,
as all hope was finally lost.
Adrenaline carried one last thought to fruition.
Let this be the end.
Let this be the last song.
Let this be the end.
Let all be forgiven.

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Such a Sad song | Reviewer: Chris | 9/26/2007

This song is about a friend of the lead singer who died on stage one night from AIDs. Now while I have met them in person before I never got to ask them who it was about. If I ever get to meet up with them again I will be sure to post who it is about!

Just a simple review. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/19/2007

I think that is about the band maybe selling out and giving into the popular music scene. Just being known by a lot of people. And sort of giving into the mainstream life. I don't know though. It could just be about someone having cancer and dying. Or it could be about Freddy Mercury. Who knows!?!

This song is amazing and powerful | Reviewer: CMG | 7/30/2007

I just think the song is about somebody dying the way he or she wants to. For this person it was seeing their favorite band in concert. The song is really powerful but very simplistic. I seriously cried hearing this for the first time.

This song has actually inspired me to write a book. Kind of about the same situation but not verbatim.

Anyone know who this song is about? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/26/2007

I have been pondering this for a while, but I really don't know, and I can't find anything on the internet. My first thought was Freddy Mercury, but he doesn't seem to be someone that Against Me! would be singing about.