The Despair Factor


Along the path where the stream is talking, I breathe the mist and continue walking. The wood it whispers in a language of it's own. As a sigh escaped my lips I feel the light caress of fingertips that steal away the breath and leave me on my own, waiting by the stairs. Waiting, I despair. Do I hear the hollow sound, footsteps resounding on this frozen ground, or the familiar disappointment of the echoes of my own? Somehow I ended up here in between, where there is always the comfort of knowing I'll never be seen when I fall. I wait for just one touch.and I fall. Weightless, Endless, Faithless, I'll adore you. A single touch before I fade. Painless let me pass through.

Here is a little bit of what I think about the song despair factor. I haven't got the whole thing down, but I got a few lines and I think they're somewhat accurate. I believe that the song is a story about Davey dying, and what happens in the moments after he dies. "I breathe the mist and continue walking", perhaps the mist is what killed him? "I feel the light caress of fingertips that steal away the breath and leave me on my own, waiting by the stairs", his breath beeing stolen is him dying, because as we all know, dead people don't breath. Like in the song Morningstar, Davey uses "the stairs" as a metaphor for the stairway to heaven. "Do I hear the hollow sound, footsteps resounding on this frozen ground, or the familiar disappointment of the echoes of my own?", I think this is dead Davey wondering if somebody will find his corpse, the footsteps on the frozen ground beeing a person finding him, and the echos of his own beeing just himself lying there.
Posted by: Matt F

Hey, i just had a comment about the intepretation of Despair Faction. I just want your opinion on this, i have lots of opinions about the song, i dont even know where to start, the most recent though is of the song being a love song, refering back to wester he speaks of a forbiden love in a forest, well maybe he lost that love and is in despair over it, and he just needs the touch of someone to fall into it again?? he is waiting for it, sometimes he heres it, but is then disapointed when he relizes it isnt true. i think you can kind of see what im saying and understand the rest, it all kind of fits in, well anyways, that might sound stupid but thats what i get out of it, great song.
Posted by: David