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He calls the mansion not a house, but a tomb
He's always choking from the stench and the fume
The wedding party all collapsed in the room
So send my resignation to the bride and the groom

Let's go down!

This elevator only goes up to...


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    Nov 24th, 2006 11:33am report

    "He calls the mansion not a house, but a tomb,
    He's always choking from the stench and the fume,"
    The first verse refers to the stench created by Homer's corpse from Emily's house.

    "He's not around,
    He's always looking at men."
    Refering to Homer's sexuality

    "If you marry me,
    Would you bury me?
    Would you carry me,
    To the end?"
    What Emily wishes.

    "To the hearts you break,
    And all the cyanide you drank."
    The character Homer died by Cyanide poisoning.

    "She keeps a picture of the body she lends,
    Got nasty blisters from the money she spends,
    She's got a life of her own and it shows by the Benz,
    She drives at 90 by the Barbies and Kens!"
    Emily was rich and eccentric.

    Sounds to me like it is infact about "Rose for Emily"


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    Jun 23rd, 2006 6:06am report

    Yeah, it's based off of A Rose for Emily, but he changed some things, because this story takes place in the early 1900's. It's about a woman falling in love with aman who won't marry him cause he's gay:"..he's always looking at men down by the pool..". So she poisons him with arsenic(in he song, it's cyanide), and she keeps him in her house,and he stays there until she dies(he calls the mansion not a house, but a tomb...). She has problems with letting people go, cause in the story, her father dies, and she wouldnt let them take the corpse away.i think this song is about learning to let people go, and about acceptance, and moving on


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    Sep 13th, 2009 9:38am report

    i personally think that its about a guy who gets married to a rich girl that he thinks he likes but he realizes taht hes gay... then he starts gettingun happy with his life and starts killing people "Face down and bloated snap a shot with the lens" and puts his wife in a coma " If you ever say never too late.I'll forget all the diamonds you ate.
    Lost in coma and covered in cake" and he does this with cyionide...

    thats my opinion


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    Jan 4th, 2009 1:15pm report

    Omg, everyone Is a little bit wrong!
    This song is based on the book "A Rose For Emily"
    Emily has a boyfriend that Is gay named Homer.
    (there is some differences In the song from the book.) Homer and Emily are at the wedding. He refuses to marry her because he is gay and doesn't really want to be with her. He runs out of the wedding,he goes in the elevator and escapes from the church to his house. Emily wishes Homer to marry her, carry her and bury her to the end. The next day I guess she has a other boyfriend on a date at a restaurant. Homer comes In the restaurant and sees his ex girlfriend Emily. He throws a piece of cake at her, she gets mad and dumps her boyfriend. She goes home and the next day she calls up Homer to come over her mansion. He comes over and she gives him a drink filled with cyanide (poison) and he dies. She keeps his body in her mansion somehow she keeps his body there forever.


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    Jun 28th, 2008 6:55pm report

    Yep. Everyone's exactly right. It is about the short story "A Rose for Emily". I remember when we read it in English class in 10th grade, I was like "God, this story sounds oddly familiar". Haha. I don't know how I made the connection so quickly, but I did. But also, if I remember correctly, I think Gerard actually said once that it was based upon a short story. Which of course, the perfect story to match it is "A Rose for Emily"


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    Jan 31st, 2008 1:57am report

    I have never read that book everyone keeps going on about but yer the 1st verse I agree with the was going to marry a gay guy and kills him.. but in the second verse it seems to me she got all his money and is feeling guilty about what she did and is taking drugs to try and forget what she did and ultimately will share the vows with him when she dies of an overdose


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    Jan 4th, 2008 1:52pm report

    Yes, I agree with 'peteinthepants' because, when it's about a girl who has fallen in love with a man but then finds out he's gay, how will that song ever fit in the story of the rest of the album??


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    Jul 23rd, 2007 7:09pm report

    First off, I'd like to say that I am sick of all those people that rewrite the song in their interpretations. Second, I think this song is about the girl the guy was separated from. The whole concept of the album is a guy and a girl separated in a gun fight because he was killed. Now the girl is marrying someone else for his money.


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    Jul 5th, 2007 7:49pm report

    Can I please have the website for where I can read "A Rose For Emily" online?


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    Feb 20th, 2007 2:19am report

    The song is more of a form of distrust. A distrust wherein one will try to regain the trust he lost by making a sacrifice that would persuade the partner to give him back the trust.

    Looking back at the song... One was repenting for what he had failed to do... And by that makes a sacrifice or a "risky" move that would prove his repentance.

    In turn, the partner must understand the situation. Try to help the former on his weaknesses... That's why through marriage, Man and Woman unite to face the challenges the world had brought unto them...

    This song not only applies to Marriage...
    It applies to anyone's relation to his fellow (disregardless of who they are)


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    Jan 5th, 2007 1:08pm report

    Here's a link from wikipedia if you wanna read the story... It's pretty obvious this is what the song was based on...


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    Jul 1st, 2006 7:45pm report

    Yeah, if anyone here hasn't read the story, they should, (it's really short), and it's very obvious that's what the song's about.


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    Jun 19th, 2006 6:07pm report

    Okay, I understand where you guys are coming from with the whole story and everything,but it isn't just about the story because the line face down and bloated snap a shot with a lense refers to a CSI and that's where he stars to add his own twiat on the story


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    Jun 6th, 2006 6:55am report

    Yes, I did steal it from imnotokay.net so I give all the creadit to imnotokay.net


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    May 2nd, 2006 5:17pm report

    It's about a woman who is havin' a crush on a gay guy so she kills him and she has the body on her room. She sleeps with the corpse and maybe she has sex with it.


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    Apr 23rd, 2006 4:40pm report

    I just wanna say that to demolitionlover or whatever that you got your interpretion from a website (www.imnotokay.net). I think you should apologize and stop stealing other peoples stuff. Thanx.

    BTW, I totally agree with WWW.IMNOTOKAY.NET's interprtation of the song.


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    Apr 4th, 2006 4:49pm report

    DemolitionLover is right!!! I love this song and the story it's about and you can read it online

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