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Change my attempt good intentions...

Crouched over
You were not there
Living in fear
But signs were not really that scarce
Obvious tears
And I will not
Hide you through this
I want you to help
Please see
The bleeding heart perched on...

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    MkMcHale
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    Aug 17th, 2006 8:02am report


    I'm friends with jesse hasek who wrote the songs and is the lead singer. When it comes to 10 years, what does the name 10 years actually mean? No one but the band themselves know the answer. What is the meaning to wasteland? No one knows the true meaning.

    When jesse wrote the songs, he wanted to put emotion and feeling, he wanted whoever to hear it to let the song reflect on their lives. He was telling me a few weeks ago about a girl who had cancer, and she listen to that song and the song helped her through it and she told jesse about her interpretation and it was much different than anybody else's.

    When I first heard this song I was trying to get over my friend bill who died in iraq. Dealing with the pain. I started listening to the song and it helped get through the suffering I was going through. Not wasteland alone but other songs on the autumn effect helped.

    As I said, it's not a matter who's right about the meaning of the song, it's what does the song mean to you? That's what jesse and the guys wanted you to think about.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 11th, 17:53 report


    I think this song is about unrequited love. Love can be like a drug especially when you've fallen for somebody who is just using you. Somebody who won't commit but won't let go. You want to tell them how you feel, but at the same time your afraid. So many questions running through your mind and so many failed attempts. You start to become a different person a "living wasteland" as you obsess over trying to make this dream a reality, but all it does is break you down emotionally.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 15th, 2016 9:30am report


    In my opinion? Heroin, 100%--both from the addict's point of view, alongside friends and family.

    Most of the lyrics have been covered when concerning the song being bled out to reflect using heroin, trying to come off it, or being at the opposite end of watching someone wither away under its devastating grip.

    "Heave the needle, hollow needle, piercing through another victim." Doesn't need much more explanation than that.

    "Crouched over, you were not there, living in fear." He's seen someone overdose. I think this mingles with the lyrics, "Should I, could I?" for the simple fact that it speaks through both the addict and friends/family.

    "SHOULD I even try to stop them anymore?"
    Frustration, fear of losing someone close to you, and unbiased worry as to how much more of someone's inner demons you can take.

    "COULD I really, honestly quit?
    This disease often tells us we can't.

    --Should I, could I?--

    "This time you've tried all that you can, it's turning you red." Again, frustration.

    Know this: until the addict's ready to stop, their is nothing ANYONE can say or do for them.

    "Die, withdrawal."

    There aren't any old heroin addicts out there. To me, these are the two end results if you were to ever play in heroin's web. Death, or cleaning up.

    "Hiding cold sweats, quivering lips." Self explanatory: Signs of withdraw.

    One I didn't see covered, however, that sold me on the whole heroin theory:

    "Limbs tied, skin tight" is a heroin addict tying off before we shoot up.

    With 90 days in, I chose life...



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    anonymous
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    Sep 15th, 2016 9:19am report


    In my opinion? Heroin, 100%--both from the addict's point of view, alongside friends and family.

    Most of the lyrics have been covered when concerning the song being bled out to reflect using heroin, trying to come off it, or being at the opposite end of watching someone wither away under its devastating grip.

    "Heave the needle, hollow needle, piercing through another victim." Doesn't need much more explanation than that.

    "Crouched over, you were not there, living in fear." He's seen someone overdose. I think this mingles with the lyrics, "Should I, could I?" for the simple fact that it speaks through both the addict and friends/family.

    "SHOULD I even try to stop them anymore?"
    Frustration, fear of losing someone close to you, and unbiased worry as to how much more of someone's inner demons you can take.

    "COULD I really, honestly quit?
    This disease often tells us we can't.

    --Should I, could I?--

    "This time you've tried all that you can, it's turning you red." Again, frustration.

    Know this: until the addict's ready to stop, their is nothing ANYONE can say or do for them.

    "Die, withdrawal."

    There aren't any old heroin addicts out there. To me, these are the two end results if you were to ever play in heroin's web. Death, or cleaning up.

    "Hiding cold sweats, quivering lips." Self explanatory: Signs of withdraw.

    "Heave the needle, hollow needle, piercing through another victim." Again, self explanatory.

    One I didn't see covered, however, that sold me on the whole heroin theory:

    "Limbs tight, skin tight" is a heroin addict tying off before we shoot up.

    With 90 days in, I chose life...



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    anonymous
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    Sep 15th, 2016 9:15am report


    In my opinion? Heroin, 100%--both from the addict's point of view, alongside friends and family.

    Most of the lyrics have been covered when concerning the song being bled out to reflect using heroin, trying to come off it, or being at the opposite end of watching someone wither away under its devastating grip.

    "Heave the needle, hollow needle, piercing through another victim." Doesn't need much more explanation than that.

    "Crouched over, you were not there, living in fear." He's seen someone overdose. I think this mingles with the lyrics, "Should I, could I?" for the simple fact that it speaks through both the addict and friends/family.

    "SHOULD I even try to stop them anymore?"
    Frustration, fear of losing someone close to you, and unbiased worry as to how much more of someone's inner demons you can take.

    "COULD I really, honestly quit?
    This disease often tells us we can't.

    --Should I, could I?--

    "This time you've tried all that you can, it's turning you red." Again, frustration.

    Know this: until the addict's ready to stop, their is nothing ANYONE can say or do for them.

    "Die, withdrawal."

    There aren't any old heroin addicts out there. To me, these are the two end results if you were to ever play in heroin's web. Death, or cleaning up.

    "Hiding cold sweats, quivering lips." Self explanatory: Signs of withdraw.

    "Heave the needle, hollow needle, piercing through another victim." Again, self explanatory.

    One I didn't see covered, however, that sold me on the whole heroin theory:

    "Limbs tight, skin tight" is a heroin addict tying off before we shoot up.

    With 90 days in, I chose life...



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    Angelia Dawn
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    Jan 22nd, 2016 1:25pm report


    It is about drugs.. Heave the silver hollow sliver refers to a needle. 'Hide in cold sweats, quivering' is about the withdrawals of not having the drug. 'Change my attempt, good intentions, should I, could I?' He wants to stop using the drug but it has such a power over him that he doesn't know if he can do it.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 12th, 2014 12:44pm report


    The song is about human trafficking. Some of the original members were part of a Christian group that on occasion does security for humanitarian missions. While inside of Russia they stumbled upon some sex workers and decided to smuggle them out. Needless to say they were caught and rather than make the incident public that the Russians were basically allowing the sex trade in their nation they quietly deported them and banned them for 10 years.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 27th, 2013 12:43am report


    This song, to me, is from the point of view of a person sitting on the sideline watching a loved one, who has already given up on themselves, lose their life to drug addiction.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 3rd, 2013 10:29am report


    OMG
    Be simple! GENERALLY song is about human sufferings and OUR holier-than-thou attitude to them.

    So, the sufferings may be caused by War, Drugs,Violence......everything.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 28th, 2012 1:03pm report


    This song is about a vampire.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Dec 21st, 2011 12:03pm report


    Its about all the things that make you tick as an individual.. But the more literal meanings are addiction, cynicism and solitude. I agree that there are the two points of view, and its one person who cares and wants to help their friend that they have to watch pretty much dying. It tells (quite artistically) the art of human emotion and the depths that we can take our self-punishment and 'overthinking'. It shows the individual struggles of two characters that can represent almost any person in some way. ..Just my opinion so dont hate<3<3



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    anonymous
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    Nov 19th, 2011 11:43pm report


    im pretty sure the song is about drugs... "Heave the silver hollow sliver
    Piercing through another victim
    Turn and tremble be judgmental
    Ignorant to all the symbols" sounds like heroin or some other injected drug. "Heave the silver hollow sliver" is a needle.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 17th, 2011 10:46pm report


    It's about frustration. "Doing all that you can, turning you red." That can apply to anything: war, drugs, relationships. It doesn't matter. When I first started hearing this song I thought about my ex-girlfriend and my good intentions and also my frustration. It's meant to be applicable, not allegorical.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 20th, 2011 8:47pm report


    I think these lyrics and the music video show how people are able to live through something terrible and then learning to live through it and adapt...



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    anonymous
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    May 14th, 2011 5:12am report


    its about body piercing and tatoos , the writer is focused on youth and thier obsession. wasteland is what the body becomes. he writes from a parents point of view. he can not attack the trade of the business directly. he cries out with love to a ingnorant kid. one day you will know, self inflicted his perdition



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    anonymous
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    Feb 14th, 2011 2:51am report


    I look out side the box when I liston to this song. I love it. I cant look at it in an addiction point of view...but I can look at it in other points that I can not say. But I can say this that it reminds me of a time were brutal war was at large. And thats what I like about it. No im not any kind of army person. But serivel is what it consist of. liston to the lyrics more clearly and you will see what I mean. In other words death. I wish to meet Jesse and find out his real point of veiw on the songs he wrote. and the true meaning he has to offer...It might be different then what he tells us. But also I like the comment above me too. it could be the past or it could be the future we shall never know.



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