AFI: 37mm Meaning
No tags, suggest one.
Just give me your hands,
And I'll let you feel the wounds.
They put in me.
If you believe in me,
How can I be dissolving?
If you'd believe me,
I'd tell you everything.
Do you fall too?
anonymous Jun 11th, 6:51am report
I vision an intimate couple up until these lines:
Parents can you hear me?
Press me to your lips and Ill suck the poison out
Who will heal me? Me
If you keep killing me
How can I keep absolving your sins into me?
Begin the poisoning
And then I'm stuck..
Maybe it turns into a toxic relationship.. But what about the "parents"??? I love this song a lot but have a really hard time figuring it out..
anonymous May 28th, 2012 5:05pm report
This song is about Jesus and how much he cares for us hence "ill suck the poison out" and has to do with he loved us so much that he was willing enough to give us a second chance and die for us and that he save us one day while exposing the true relegion
anonymous Oct 23rd, 2010 10:09pm report
This song is about Jesus if one takes into account the words and the religious symbolism along with the title 37 mm you'll find that this in fact is about Him. To truly understand this song look up the significance of the number 37.
anonymous Feb 28th, 2010 2:26am report
I think there is a few messages here. One important one being.. They are killing us all.. We are no one. We are pacified every time we fall. "We are no one we are no one we are no one" - A:we do not matter to them.
"If you keep killing me how can I keep absolving?" Well here it suggests you would not pardon someone if they were killing you. The song uses the word 'we' a lot that is the song speaks for everyone. (The whole song, it is a little inconspicuous)
Within a few close versus it speaks of being silenced, pacified, poisoned, ect. All are elements of control.
More messages that seem broken - but they are there..
Trust me = fall into me..
There is an expression of hopelessness.. as the word'We'has been used.. We fall = or fall to our knees, we trust..
Impatience: time time time were not waiting... Again it suggests that we are no one. We simply don't matter.
anonymous Apr 21st, 2009 4:37pm report
I believe that AFI is still enjoying their music it's just that they have realized that their lives have passed by so fast and realized that they have not been as successful as they wished so they signed to interscope. the one thing is that interscope is a label that manipulates it musicians into something they aren't so they sell better. They did this by focusing AFI around davey and making them do this whole thing where davey's lyrics can be interpreted in multiple ways. yet I feel that this is just another way that musicians express themselves. For example a well trained musician can play a song in way that people can think its played multiple ways therefore no one person will ever play it exact except for the one who wrote it. I vfeel this is what davey does with his lyrics so no one person can no exactly what the song is about except him. perhaps he wrote 37 mm meaning for it to be about him not wanting to get hurt and some symbolism about the anti-christ just for the hell of it. I mean perhaps davey does consider himself the anti-christ, not literally but containing some characteristics of the anti-christ. I meann if you look at the song davey calls himself the human blasfomy and seems to be refering to himself as the anti-christ or some kind of dark being. he says I left the world tonight as in maybe he sold his soul at one point hoping for success and some feeling of love yet he never received it and now feels like he lost a part of himself he can't get back, but honestly no one knows. this is all what drives AFI fans to become OBSESSED and fall into the band. This is what gets AFI its popularity and large fan base. The point is AFI is interesting and mysterious yet the only who one who knows what to take literally and what not to is the members of AFI mainly davey and jade.
anonymous Jan 19th, 2009 1:37pm report
The song is about intimacy...really loving someone for everything they are....good and evil. Just like a fairy dissolves every time someone says they do not believe in them....Love does too.
anonymous Jan 12th, 2009 1:42pm report
You kids are embarrassing and you know nothing but what you read on wikipedia (with your facts about individuals). Who gives a fuck if Davey went to catholic school until 8th grade? Almost everyone did who was a teenager born in the 70's... So what? The band has been around longer than 3/4 of your lives. They've gone from trying to have fun, to pissing people off, to confusing and misleading ignorant fucks! so shut the fuck up about the 666 and everything else. you do nothing but confuse stupid people even more. It's music they get paid to make. a business. Davey writes crazy lyrics so people do this shit. That's why he's good. They want to be the biggest rock band ever. They are entertainers. Its a show. This is the unfortunate truth. If you see older people at an afi show, stay outta their way and don't act like you belong there! when you're still supporting them in another 15 years, then run your mouth. until then shut the fuck up and quit adding fuel to the fire. don't force your interpretations of songs on other people.
anonymous Oct 16th, 2008 10:34pm report
I think this song really goes out to all AFI fans. We all look at Davey and think he's perfect, and nothing ever goes wrong. But Davey Havok is just his stage persona. There are things going on in David Marchand's life that we don't know about, so I think the song is him saying that yes, he falls too, just like all of us.
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anonymous Nov 24th, 2007 11:33am report
Okay, this song has a lot to say, so lets start with the title. There are several different interpretations of this, and some people have already stated several of them. To explain my own, I'm going to look at the EP "336". The idea was that it came before STS, making STS 337. At this time, they put up several links on their site to sites about esoteric astrology and Chinese astrology. In STS booklet there is along the lines of "Rabbits are roadkill on Rt. 37". There is also a B-side by that title. Now here is where it gets really confusing. If you are a rabbit in the Chinese zodiac, it means that you will not be reborn and that this is your last chance on earth. Davey, being a rabbit, became death obsessed when he heard this. The numbers 3 and 7 have special meanings that have something to do with divine perfection and other stuff that I can't remember. So now there is some big mystery thing that Davey and the rest of the band have set up. As you can tell, I really have very little idea what I am talking about, but it also has to do with Clandestine, AFI's video. That relates to this song in particular because in several scenes the words "we are no one" appear. If you want to know more about this (which I would suggest, as it is incredibly interesting) you can look at the Despair Faction forums. Okay, back to the song. I believe it has to do with the feeling of being insubstantial, "We are no one", as if you are fading away."If you believe in me, how can I be dissolving". You also might want take into account that this was originally a song for Blaqk Audio and their entire first album is about being invisible or not really there. Yeah, so that's my interpretation. It still leaves a lot of things unsaid, but that's all I got.
anonymous Aug 1st, 2007 8:51am report
Ok, AFI is not part of the Antichrist. For one, Davey went to catholic school until 8th grade. Also, they make no reference about being God. That's just ridiculous. And sometimes, the person that writes the lyrics, knows what they want the songs to be about. Davey does say that he doesn't make many religious references. Well, he knows what the songs he writes are about. I hate it when people read my lyrics and are all like trying to tell me what it's about. I know what it's about because I wrote it. And the whole 666 thing, that could be for many reasons. Many interviews I've read, Davey said it was his Grandmom's birthday, so that was like a present. That whole end of AFI thing is ridiculous, too. They're not going to end any time soon. It's just completely insane. And yes, that's just your opinion, but this is mine. A lot of it is accurate. Just look more into the band before you interpret one of their songs.
anonymous Jul 30th, 2007 7:03pm report
Ok. For starters, I don't get why everyone thinks this has to be about Jesus. Maybe not everyone, some people were saying how it was about a relationship. However, you have to take it in another person's perspective. I think that this song is about trust and betrayal. The trust is someone gave whoever they're talking about their secrets. Because they kept those secrets, they were hurt and tortured. Then, the other person betrayed because they never believed in the first person, so it was like they were dissolving, gently fading away from the other person. Then they're saying, if you would just believe in me like I believed in you, I'd tell you everything. Then, the chorus is literally talking about life and the obstacles. Do you fall too? is saying that they are slowly dissoling, and slipping away from the world, or falling. So, are you also suffering like I have, or do you want it to just go away by falling into me. Then the second verse is like press me to your lips and I'll suck the poison out, who will heal me. This is saying how, this person will do whatever it takes to help, poison being a symbol for something terrible. But since the other person doesn't believe in them, they won't heal them. So, that again is the betrayal. Then, I feel that silver and cold comes into relation with the next part. In silver and cold, they were saying your sins into me. So, through the course of time, they want the sins of the other person to go into them, but if the other person is sloly killing them, or letting them fade away, then how can their sins keep going into them. How can the other person be safe without them? Time time time, we're not waiting, time time time, we're no one. This is saying how everything takes time, but sometimes it's not worth waiting for. Kinda referring to the betrayal. We're no one is saying how they're not important enough to have to wait for time. Ok, I know this isn't really right, I mean it's how I feel, but I really don't think every AFI song is about Jesus. and that's what a lot of the interpretations are saying. That's just how I feel, though. And I hope you guys read my At A Glance interpretation. I didn't know how to get the lyrics there, though. So I just wrote them in my interpretation.
Wow. you know what...the anonymous one...that really intrigued me. I mean...I think that whoever you got that from was really in depth about it and I loved that. I thnk he forgot about someone though, Mary Magdalene. She would wait in his tomb and everything until he was resurrected. I mean that's my opinion. I'm not religious or anything, but I do research cause I wanna know more. But that...wow..was really impressive.
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