Narrative Of Soul Against Soul


To the wounded: I have seen the self image they've forced you to reduce to shattered glass, with the only remaining value lying in it's jagged edges. But the few who warrant waking for await their recognition. No fear of death but with fear of life, your weakness kills everyone. So live. Angels for everyone. For no lack of searching I can't seem to find one. Angels in everyone. What of all their promises? Can't seem to find much more than lies. Angels in anyone. A permanent solution to a temporary problem. Before I'd lay me down to rest, I'd throw away everything to live.

I believe this song is about suicide. I am not completely sure if this is a song written by Dave to discuss his feelings about what it would be like to end his life or to another person trying to dissuade them.
The main lyric that stuck in my mind is:
“A permanent solution to a temporary problem”
The chorus is also very important in this song.
“Angels for everyone / for no lack of searching I cant seem to find one”
This line uses the image of the angel to be symbolic of the hope and goodness within a person. This is contradicted by the next line – I can’t seem to find one. This reminds me of the title – Narrative of Soul Against Soul. I think this is to show how there is a battle of the positive and negative within the person.
The image of the angel could also be used here to represent religion (Christianity) as a whole. The symbol of an angel could show how this person cannot find faith in religion and the lack of something tangible; an angel showing this.
Posted by: Steve