At A Glance


No haven now as I watch it pour from everywhere. Just like the storm that has come out of thin air. Gentle caresses, just as paper thin -frail and only- lack the strength to hold. What if could go to sleep for days, would you count the hours, or would your restlessness consume fading memories of me? Fall into open arms that offer their protection. Quick to deny that their open to deceit. Long to believe that support will never cease. Bitter and lonely, those they've left before. The vibrant heart so quickly growing old, the warmest eyes so quickly growing cold. Just a glance for they don't care to see what becomes of me.

Dave is taking about how depressed he feels in a relationship. He’s talking about how he has no trust in her (him?). However, he is too scared to leave until the end of the song. “What if I could go to sleep for days, would you count the hours, or would your restlessness consume fading memories of me?” The person has hurt him when he was least expecting it, “the storm that has come out of thin air.” Davey is straight-edge and I am unsure if he is using the relationship as a metaphor for how he feels that promiscuous sex is meaningless – “Paper thin, frail and only – lack the strength to hold”
Posted by: Steve

I don't think he's using it as a metaphor against promiscuous sex (he covers that in Cruise Control quite nicely)I think that it's about a person that he trusted that let him down "Fall into open arms that offer their protection. Quick to deny that their open to deceit. Long to believe that support will never cease. Bitter and lonely, those they've left before. " and that this attack on his heart came without warning "just like the storm that has come out of this air". "The vibrant heart so quickly growing old, the warmest eyes so quickly growing cold. Just a glance for they don't care to see what becomes of me." The person has given up on him and he feels alone and can't stand being with his own feelings.
Posted by: Brion Cantrell