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Black Veil Brides: The Mortician's Daughter Meaning

The Mortician's Daughter Lyrics

I open my lungs dear

I sing this song at funerals

No rush.

These lyrics heard a thousand times

just plush.

A baby boy you've held so tightly

this pain it visits almost nightly

Missing hotel beds

I feel your touch.



    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 2nd 2011 report

    Andy wrote it about his girlfriend at the time, Scout Taylor Compton, because her dad was a mortician and along with that when she was questioned about if she weren't an actress what would she do she said she'd "be a mortician like her father". When he was on the road with BVB and Scout was filming they were in "missing hotel beds" and were missing each other. The end of the song is about how they are finally back together, "I'm home again".


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 6th 2011 report

    This song was wriiten for his ex gf scout who's father was a mortician, hence she's the mortician's daughter.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2018 report

    I really love this song...It has a special meaning to it ...reminds me of how I used to love a guy and left him becoz I decided to live my way down a different path ...I promise him that I will get back to him one day but in the end he was already in a relationship and Yeah Its amazing how Love can be sometimes...But For me its better to alone ....But eyy This song really brought unnotice tears to my eyes ...haha!...Although It's sad when u used to love a person and in the end that person slipped like sand through ur fingers...

  4. ashiebaby27
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    Nov 2nd 2017 report

    This song in particular was dedicated to the lead singers current girlfriend, Scout Taylor. The song is written about the band going away constantly and about the impact on the couples relationship. I see this because Scout's father was a mortician, and their relationship was still going at the time the song was created.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 19th 2015 report

    The song is about Andy's ex, Scout Taylor. He wrote it when he was 15 and moved from Ohio to California to pursue his dreams. When he came back, it turned out Scout cheated on him. So he now dedicates the song to his fans.

    So, in general the song is about loving someone, no matter what or how far you are.

    And yes, the title is "The Mortician's Daughter" because Scout's father is a mortician.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2015 report

    This is the only song that makes me cry and smile at the same time."The Mortician's Daughter" isn't just a title. It's Scout Taylor Compton whom Andy dated for six years. Her father is a mortician obviously. Andy wrote this song while his band was on tour and he was away w/ her girlfriend. He misses her so much so he decided to make this song to express his love for her.Yeah, that's the summary of it. The most beautiful lyrics of this song tho is "one million years and i will say your name i love you more than i can ever scream"..damn! that got me so hard..but sadly this song has lost it's meaning when Andy and Scout was supposed to get back together. She was even there when he broke his ribs and she helped him heal. She never left his side even if they're no longer together. But yeah, they were planning to get back together again but Andy and Juliet suddenly became together. Scout was hurt and heartbroken so she left. That's got nothing to do with the lyrics but idgaf :p

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 20th 2014 report

    It's about scout but it can be twisted to fit lots of stories...

  8. anonymous
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    May 27th 2014 report

    This song was written in 2006. Andy was in love with Scout Taylor-Compton. She is a mortician's daughter.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2013 report

    Andy wrote this about Scout and he was deeply in love with her. But something happened between them, Scout cheated on him we think (it was something with cheating and lying) and Andy says its about his fans because he loves his fans.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 20th 2012 report

    Its about his ex girl friend Scout Taylor Compton who's father was a mortician its about him alway being away from her then seeing her again Andy also has A Mortician's Daughter Tatoo. Andy is curently dating Juliet Simms

  11. anonymous
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    Dec 31st 2011 report

    This is about scout who he was in love with when he was 15 and he had to move from Ohio to California to pursue his dream of being in Black Veil Brides and he came back a year later to Ohio.. turns out she cheated on him tho.

  12. Connie Armstrong Six
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    Nov 5th 2011 report

    i saw an interview where Andy himself says that he wrote this song when he was 15 and he was in love with some girl here's the link to that interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_4HsHlxMe0

  13. Amanda Davis
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    Jun 26th 2011 report

    There's a couple ways someone could take this song. One; he was in love with a girl, but had to leave because of his singing career. Two (and the one I got first); He had to leave his family who he loved greatly to go on tour for BVB.

  14. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2011 report

    Andy's really in love with this girl, and he has to leave but he promises that someday, they will both be together again, no matter how long the wait is

    It's amazing what people would do for love, i'll wait as long as i need to to see my man again

  15. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2011 report

    It's about his ex gf how he loves her and he had to leave her and regrets but he promises he will see her again.

  16. anonymous
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    Mar 21st 2011 report

    Andy sixx being in love and having to leave 4 some reason and them coming back.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  17. anonymous
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    Feb 15th 2011 report

    Andy Sixx wrote this song with he was 15 about a girl that he was deeply in love with.

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