Shameful Metaphors Lyrics - Chevelle

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Fear
It's all the same
Should I evolve
To tend to these sights
Said out loud then said again
If fate's so wrong
You'll start to feel lightheaded
By my admission, nothing grows
Just a longer list of unsorted laws

So why then
Has all my life made no sound
And are your eyes
Closing even now
My life made no sound
I fear your eyes closing

Revolting man
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This sacred chain
Brought down to trial
No better man could fail the way
You needed all
Keep close the vein of empty
Thoughts

The finest river,
The ravens tend
All along insisting
We're worlds away

So why then
Has all my life made no sound
And are your eyes
Closing even now
My life made no sound
I fear your eyes closing

Behold the lost
Behold
Abandoned

Behold the lost
Behold
Abandoned

These shameful metaphors
Fought it through the teeth

Shameful metaphors
Biting at your heels

Shameful metaphors
Fought it cheek to cheek

So why then
Has all my life made no sound
(These shameful metaphors)
And are your eyes
Closing even now
My life made no sound
(These shameful metaphors)
I fear your eyes closing



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Amazing. | Reviewer: Ria | 12/27/11

Just want to say to IQuarent, i am exactly the same, every time i hear the first chorus i get so emotional- i don't actually cry but i feel like i might and his voice and the music is so strong its beautiful haha. But anyway, this song is perfect and Chevelle are definitely one of my favorite bands.



Metaphorically ashamed | Reviewer: Bekkigirl89 | 8/29/11

This song is my favorite by Chevelle. It takes you on this epic journey through a lonely person's psyche. The music is so multi-faceted, soft here then crashing instruments. To me this song is the fear one is faced with of leaving this world without an impression, a dent, an impact to pass unnoticed and unassociated. Your eyes are closing to me now even when I've revealed my heart. People don't care people don't take the time to listen unless you make some bug grand gesture but by then it's too late.



What the song is about... | Reviewer: Mickey Joahnnes | 7/28/11

look through the Chevelle catalog and you'll see many of their songs are about, or in relevance too, or from the POV of, Jesus.

If you speak these lyrcs as if from the mind/mouth of Jesus, they start to make more sense.
"Should I evolve To tend to these sights" - is the message he brought still relevant to these times?
"By my admission, nothing grows Just a longer list of unsorted laws" - the Word is not "growing" - it has been given. What does grow is the longer list of "laws" as the Word is applied to modern times

Has his life made a sound (has the Word reached your ears?) Are your eyes closing (are you closing yourself off from him?)

3rd verse, obviously relevant descriptor

As the "finest river", the blood sacrifice, was made, and he was tended to by ravens (like carrion), we say today that he is worlds away from us because it happened so long ago. Is he insulted?

The core of the song, "behold the lost" (the people of today), "behold the Band Aid" (the Word, Jesus' blood). These metaphors are shameful, indeed. We need not be the lost, and his life and sacrifice was not a Band Aid.

I know in this day and age is not fashionable to be Christian. Chevelle first signed with a Christian label (Point #1 was released on label Word). They push back on that association now, but to their admission they are still Christians.



Band aid | Reviewer: Heather | 7/14/11

"Behold the lost" like embrace what wasn't there, what could have been. "Behold a band aid" like this is what it is, what I was offered. It's not the therapy required but it's a start. That's my read into it. I can identify w/ this song. These guys are my favorite.



feelings | Reviewer: IQuarent | 7/10/11

I don't know why but when I hear this song I feel like crying.
Anyway, I think he's talking about about loneliness, and the torturous feeling of no one hearing him. He feels small, and useless. But his actions are all he has, and the way he gets noticed is by what he does, so if he fears that if people have their eyes closed he'll disappear. That also makes sense with these lyrics:
"Revolting man
This sacred chain
Brought down to trial
No better man could fail the way
You needed all
Keep close the vein of empty
Thoughts

The finest river,
The ravens tend
All along insisting
We're worlds away"

But I have no clue what this means:
"Behold the lost
Behold a Band-aid"



I think... | Reviewer: Nikita | 6/21/11

I think this songs means ... Like about how he feels invisible like, how his life makes no appearance inthe world , and he's afraid to let this person close their eyes without noticing him. Idk. Just a guess



Metaphor, Schmetaphor | Reviewer: Drewskie | 2/28/11

Ok, aside from the fact that just about EVERY Chevelle song is one gigantic metaphor.. This song is by far my favorite so far. Ironically... I have NO CLUE what its even about.. Boredom? Is it a break-up song? Emo? Im lost, and hoping someone can shed some light..





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