What does Cellar Door mean?

Escape The Fate: Cellar Door Meaning

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Cellar Door Lyrics

We walk through the doorway, heard you calling from the hall
To find you in the bedroom not breathing at all
I drag your body to the cellar where we lay, the wax it melts away,
I kiss your face...

Now we are starting to love you more
Your...

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    anonymous
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    Mar 13th 2010 !⃝

    He is talking about a girl who commited suicide

    We walk through the doorway,
    heard you calling from the hall
    To find you in the bedroom
    not breathing at all
    I drag your body to the cellar where we lay,
    the wax it melts away, I kiss your face...
    -pretty self explianatory


    Now we are starting to love you more,
    -This is talking about how when she died, people finally took notice of her

    Now they are starting to love you more,
    a gallery of your beauty,
    no charge at the door
    -This is talking about her funeral, and how its like a gallery of her


    And down below your veins run dry
    your vacant eyes,
    I lost control
    your face is pale,
    your body's cold,
    And down below your veins run dry
    -This is talking about what happend to her when she died

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2020 !⃝

    As a guy who lost their best friend this hits hard I take it as in a nut shell there’s more to it with hints but the pain of his loss “it’s so wrong” repeated over and over again is what the living can only say to themselves I can tell you one thing the lyrics were fresh wounds

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2019 !⃝

    This is a pretty gory interpretation, but I think a girl he loved was being raped, and threatened, and she would always have these bruises, so he assumed she was cheating and left. But as he came back with his friends who probably friends of hers, and helped him rationalize things, found her dead with a note explaining. Hence "the wax that melts away, I kiss your face". He sees the lies melting away, and the truth makes him grief for hurting her. And when he says "admire the Whore" he's more so thinking how the rapist would think, and that makes him mad, hence "I lost control, your face is place, your body's cold." He's asking himself how someone can think like that. When he says "peel you in different ways, your hands on picture frames... etc." He's looking on all of her greatest qualities, and I think the metaphor of the cellar door is he wasn't actually keeping her body, but instead all those memories of beauty, and the ones of anger and hate towards not only the rapist, but himself.

  4. anonymous
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    May 9th 2018 !⃝

    The singer's girlfriend unfortunately commits suicide, possibly due to a drug overdose, and he admires her, so he decides to use her body for art. As for the lyrics "It's so wrong", he's probably meaning that it's wrong to keep her beautiful, lifeless body in their cellar.

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2014 !⃝

    If you annotate the lyrics and read between the lines its a story this guy walks into his home and hears his girlfriend calling for help but by the time he gets tere she is dead.. He then takes he to the cellar because he does not want her to be examined and looked at as just another dead girl so he admires her body and see's it as a work of art and he continues to hide her body because he loved her so much that he can't let her go so he keeps her in the cellar that way she can stay there with him forever.... you can take it however you want there is really no right or wrong answer but now that it is a story but the way you take the story is your own opinion tha was my opinion and what i think of when i hear this song :) Beautiful song it is my favorite i love it so much ronnie made such a amazing song love the old escape the fate :) lets hope the new falling in reverse album has a song like cellar door god i love this song :)

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2013 !⃝

    The girl killed herself because no one seemed to care but her boyfriend he was a artist and when he found out she died he used her to finish a picture for her which she would never see so he left her down there and never went down there again he did love her but art always came between them but in the end everyone felt bad for making fun of her or excluding her and they found the body so cold and pale thats why the lyrics in the end describe how the body looks
    #fav.song.by.ETF

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 14th 2013 !⃝

    I think it's about a girl who is basically a Prostitute!! And she killed herself becuz her boyfriends found out she was cheating. Because it says "we" a lot. And how it says "admire the whore" I don't think he would call his own gf a whole. And how he "drug her body to the cellar where they layed" he hates her becuz she cheated, but he is still in love with the girl he knew before, so that's why he "kissed her face" and the fact he says "we" a lot. He's talking about the other guys she cheated with. But they all miss her in a way. So ya

    Miss the old etf!!!!!!!!! xx

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  8. anonymous
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    Jun 10th 2011 !⃝

    This song was the last song ever heard by a girl who committed suicide 20 minutes later after listening to this song on a tree in her garden this is true happened monday morning

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  9. anonymous
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    Jan 31st 2011 !⃝

    that this is about someone who he loved who got taken over by drugs and pain that she finally gave in and ended her life. sad but a beautiful song.

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 4th 2007 !⃝

    If I'm right this song is about one of Ronnie's previous girlfriends who commited suicide in a similar way as he describes in the song

    "we walk through the doorway, heard you calling from the hall, to find ykou in the bedroom, not breathing at all"


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