What does Xerces mean?

Search Login

Deftones: Xerces Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Xerces Lyrics

We don't currently have the lyrics for Xerces, Care to share them?

  1.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 24th, 6:04pm report


    Clearly a Heavens gate cult mass suicide reference, particularly with the line about the comet. The suicidal (the narrator) is triyng to convincing himself (and the audience) about his motives and expectations behind his own exit (check heavens gate exit videos) out of this world (suicide). At the end "everything" (real life or reality itself) remains exactly the same after his suicide or departure remarking the pointless of his actions and also his believes.The desires of the narrator, clearly a suicidal searching for some sort of peace, reason or happiness, from a nihilist approach, will never be satisfied.



  2.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 23rd, 2020 2:28pm report


    I always thought it was about the heavens gate cult killing themselves because the hale bop comet had a ufo in its tail to take them to heaven after they committed mass suicide ..



  3.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 15th, 2019 7:37pm report


    Yeah in the first line I think it’s someone coming to terms and believing there is an afterlife (“Universe surrounds when your ready it waits for us to leave this Earth”) the next part states “Its calling your name out” suggesting that the narrator is reassuring them it’s their time to go, the “I don’t know I could stay or leave part” to me is about the realisation of the insignificance of their life and how they have no control over it, not sure on “The comet can take us all the way through” part but I’m guessing it’s the way they're getting to the afterlife, the “Goodbye say Heaven part” is the harsh reality that they will soon be dying but are trying to have an optimistic outlook on it by realising they might go to the afterlife or if there is no existence they are simply just waving goodbye (that’s my time up and there’s nothing more we can do), “Return to see everything looks the same” could be how the person has a shift from optimism and becomes pessimistic again (everything looks the same) their mind hasn’t changed after all and the same pessimistic outlook of death is still apparent, the song bounces between and argues the two points of optimistic and pessimistic outlooks on death, “I don’t know if the change made was great coz the craving remains the same” this could be how the narrator (chino) is at peace with not knowing his fate in and after death but then realises the craving of finding out more about his curiosities of death and the afterlife are too strong to ignore and therefore these important subjects are always on his mind hence why the song is slightly depressing as he doesn’t know for sure what’s going to happen, he then ultimately starts talking about heaven and waving goodbye again as he begins to go in the loop again of not caring what happens to him (he starts believing again that he is either going to have a good afterlife or he’s not going to know anything) so he stops worrying for the time being but it’s inevitable that the cycle will continue to bother him.



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    May 6th, 2013 5:11pm report


    Deftones is relating to life after death through the universe transferring into another reality everything looks as it is but its still not the same.



  5.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 26th, 2012 2:41pm report


    Xerces is a butterfly known as the " Blue Xerces " they are now extinct & Chino is relating to the butterfly like dying out becoming extinct . & coming back & everything is just the same .




More Deftones song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy anonymous
Fade Into You anonymous
Unchained Melody Pauli
Penguin anonymous
A Place For My Head anonymous
Break In anonymous
Panama jb
Beautiful Crazy anonymous
Little Me anonymous
Bad Blood anonymous
Alone, Pt. II anonymous
Sweet But Psycho anonymous
History anonymous
The Long and Winding Road anonymous
Pride (in The Name Of Love) anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Gone Too Soon
Andrew Jannakos
One Too Many
Keith Urban
My Boy
Elvie Shane
Waitin' On 5
Chris Janson
You Got It
VEDO
Do What You Can
Bon Jovi
Mad At Disney
Salem Ilese
Image Of God
We Are Messengers