Chevelle: Closure Meaning
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Climb, hard, or never be seen.
Closed off, rescue to breathe.
Just bless me.
Two sided time,
Your rebirth can't hurt,
Branch out behind, the pain.
Closure has come to me myself,
You will never belong to...
anonymous Feb 26th, 2013 2:14pm report
It's simple, but very deep all at once. I found the song in myself relating to a woman I could never let go of.
Closure is that final conversation where you can finally move on with your life and clear everything up with someone in particular. At the same time, the song reveals that as hard as you try to move on, you can never let go of someone in the end.
The song, in this case separates the idea into three parts: the Pain, the Pride, and the Truth.
-He feels the woman he is in love with will never feel the same, so in the first verse he will (attempt to) let go of the pain by telling her to accept the real him hopefully.
-With that failing, he tells himself in the chorus that she is no good for him so he feels better about himself.
-The pride is her pride; in his efforts to get even with her, he wants her to remember him while he lets go of her. It supposedly helps his self esteem. I wrote a love letter the last time I've gotten hung up on someone. I wanted her to feel bad for leading me on and from the closure we had.
-The final verse and the rise in anger is the truth. The truth lies inside and that the "faulty closure" is that it didn't go the way it was planned. He is still hung up on her, she cares less about him and he still feels pain (the ending) and she still feels too good for him. The final chorus he still tells himself that she is not for him, but the sudden glass breaking and screaming is his anger for the truth that has spawned!
In my experience, after the love letters, she thanked me... with the letter I gave her a copy of a chevelle album and a trapt album because specific songs from there reminded me of her. She claimed no one has done anything for her like I did... Anyways, she voluntary out of nowhere said we should talk more often, and once again put me through the same cycle of false hope. I tried talking to her a few times after, Nothing... This cycle lasted two years and even after closure, it never worked out as intended. It really hurts in the end and like the final break in the song I do want to shout in anger.
anonymous Dec 2nd, 20:22 report
It could easily be about him and the ego and the self. He is realizing that he will never belong to himself. Someone else will always have an effect on him as a being. Closure has come to me. Myself, you will never belong to me. Could be spiritual/religious reasons, psychedelic experience, relationships faild or not. Maybe all of the above. Depends how you hear the words is how me make our meanings
anonymous May 29th, 2019 5:04pm report
A failed father son relationship comes to mind. Very close to the Christ comments.
anonymous Jul 22nd, 2018 7:31am report
This is my favorite Chevelle song... I remember I was in a music appreciation class in college and I chose this song to interpret the lyrics. I think I read some good and interesting ideas in the thread.
Here’s how I always interpreted the song:
He’s trying to tell God to help him get over a girl who hurt him by being deceitful.
He tricks himself into believing that he has closure in the situation and he seemingly accepts that this relationship is over.
He realizes that she isn’t right for him, that he’s better off without her, and decided he’d rather have 3 days apart to be reborn.
After those days, everything went back to normal and it never worked out. He didn’t get the closure he wanted, just more pain.
I always thought “One Lonely Visitor” was kind of the sequel to this song... like he let go of the bitterness and depressed feelings to just total acceptance and he was ready to move on
anonymous Sep 28th, 2017 9:58am report
He speaks of a past life .he lost everything at a young age and had to start over. Rebirth which brought closure to his former self.
anonymous Sep 25th, 2016 9:17pm report
Closure song means the closing of a thing or ending of a thing. Reading the interpretations, Feb 26, 2013 and May 24, 2016 nailed it!
End of discussion. The end. Goodbye!
anonymous Sep 25th, 2016 9:45pm report
To me the song means what we really arewhat we had inside our soul whe a person give up and had no more options in life whe there ate no goals no expectatives when you think in less words there are nothing else to do or that they already acomplish everything in life.
anonymous May 24th, 2016 5:26pm report
I'm guessing this song is about Christ and his unwillingness to accept him as his savior, or written in the perspective of the witnesses of his crucifixion, or very possibly the perspective of Judas. "Two sided time" (B.C., A.D.), "Three days aside" (The time it took for the resurrection of Christ), "Branch out" (the visual position of crucifixion with your arms out, like a tree metaphorically speaking) branch out "behind the pain; behind pride" (either the pain and pride of Christ, Judas, or the pain of those who loved Christ and the pride of the ones who crucified him).
anonymous Jan 23rd, 2013 1:50pm report
Does anyone else think it sounds like he says "closure has come to me BY ITSELF"? I have never found the official lyrics, and I've never seen any online that suggest this, but seems like that would make more sense in the sentence, or at least flow a little better? What do you guys think? Listen to it closely...
anonymous Oct 16th, 2012 10:39pm report
The meaning of this song really depends on your interpretation of "you". On one side you could say that this song is possibly referring to one giving their life to christ which would coincide with the theme of rebirth, and would also make sense with not being able to hold on to your life because youre giving God control over it, "You will never belong to me", "Like a leech i hold on...". But you could also look at it from the standpoint of a relationship with a woman, which would also make sense with the theme of letting go, and would possibly bring us to the conclusion that this "rebirth" is referring to moving on t someone else or just moving on in general. pete's lyrics are really enigmatic to anyone but him, but they can be meaningful in their own way to everyone. I love trying to figure out the meanings lol. Its definitely a challenge.
anonymous Jun 20th, 2012 6:49am report
I found this song at a time when I was separated from my wife and divorcing after she cheated. It really spoke to me (like several Chevelle songs at the time). I know I will never get closure from that experience because apparently murder is illegal(: I'm over it now but man was that an embarrassing and dark time for me. Anyway thanks Chevelle you guys helped me through a lot of Whiskey.
anonymous Nov 5th, 2011 11:48pm report
With many of chevelle's songs, I see a theme of alcoholism. It seems that closure might refer to a father who will never be what his son wants him to be. The rebirth referrence, possibly means a time pledged to sobriety which was short lived.
anonymous May 20th, 2011 5:17am report
I think he is talking about someone he wants so desperately he realizes he will never be able to come to terms with the fact that he will not have this person. Forget closure. I don't really know what he is talking about with the rebirth...he says three days aside almost referencing like a new testament resurrection? I'm not sure
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