The Great Disappointment


I can remember a place I used to go. Chrysanthemums of white, they seemed so beautiful. I can remember, I searched for the amaranth. I'd shut my eyes... to see. Oh, how I smiled then, so near the cherished ones. I knew they would appear... saw not a single one. Oh, how I smiled then, waiting so patiently. I'd make a wish... and bleedWhile I waited I was wasting away. While I waited I was wasting away. I can remember... dreamt them so vividly. Soft creatures draped in white, light kisses gracing me. I can remember when I first realized. Dreams were the only place to see them. While I waited I was wasting away. While I waited I was wasting away. While I waited I was wasting away. Hope was wasting away. Faith was wasting away. I was wasting away. I never, never wanted this. I always wanted to believe. I never, never wanted this. How could I have become? I never, never wanted this. But from the start I'd been deceived. I never, never wanted this. How could I have become? I never, never wanted this. I always wanted to believe. I never, never wanted this. I never, never wanted this. But from the start I'd been deceived. I never, never wanted this. Inside a crumbling effigy. But you promised. So dies all innocence. But you promised me. While I waited I was wasting away. While I waited I was wasting away. While I waited I was wasting away. Hope was wasting away. Faith was wasting away. I was wasting away.

This song's meaning nearly explains itself with its lyrics. I now shall begin with the examples. "I can remember a place I used to go, crysanthemums of White, they seemed so beautiful." Even though crysanthemums are flowers, this song really has nothing to do with flowers unless they might symbolize a setting for Heaven. In this, flowers represent God and Angels. In this case, Angels. He's recalling his hope of what he will see at death, Angels surrounding him, bright beautiful White light. Now Davey says "I can remember, searched for the Amaranth, i'd shut my eyes, to see." The Amaranth in real life, is a fairy tale flower, that doesn't exist. In this song, it represents God. He shuts his eyes to see God. In my belief in this begining part of the song, Davey is praying to God. Next he says "Oh how I smiled then, so near the cherrished ones, I knew the would appear, saw not a single one." This is where the song gets its title. Davey smiles, thinking that since he's praying, that God will answer his prayers, but he hasn't yet seen God or a single Angel. Now Davey gets desperate with "Oh how I smiled then, waiting so patiently. I'd make a wish, and bleed." Davey has now turned to suicide to meet God, because his prayers went un-answered. He makes a wish, to go to Heaven and be near the Angels and God of his dreams, and slits his wrists. Now the chorus, "While I waited, I was wasting away." While he waited to die, he was losing patience in God and in his Angels. Now the next verse comes in. "I can remember, dremt them so vividly, soft creatures draped in white, light kisses gracing me. I can remember, when I first realized, dreams were the only place to see them." This once again, proves i'm somewhat right about the song and its meaning. He is saying he can remember seeing Heaven and Angels in his dreams, greeting him upon death. Then goes to recall current events how he first realizes that dreams are the only places to see them, because he is slowly dying and has yet to see God or Angels. Now the chorus again, yet with a difference. "While I wated, I was wasting away, hope was wasting away, faith was wasting away, I was wasting away." He's dying, his hope that he will go to Heaven and be greeted by Angels and God is deminishing, and he now is starting to doubt God and the Angels all together. Now Davey says "Never never wanted this, always wanted to believe. Never never wanted this all. Never never wanted this, from the start i'd been decieved. Never never wanted this all." Davey is clearly stating that he now knows that Heaven, Angels, and God are all a lies. He never wanted to give up hope in God, but now has, and from the start, he had been decieved, and or lied to. And, he had never wanted that at all. Now Davey says "Inside a crumbling effigy, but you promised. So dies all innocence, but you promised me." This part is slightly unclear to me, but I think it's Davey talking to God saying that God (the crumbling effigy) is a liar and non existant, and now that he is known to be non existant, that all of Gods innocence has died, and never really was. As per but you promised, and but you promised me. He is clearly stating that Heaven was promised too all, and him, but is non existant now. Then the final chorus takes place, which once again, much like The Leaving Song Pt. II, symbolizes his death. As he waits to die, he wastes away, as does his hope, and faith alone. Then, Davey dies. Thats my interpretation on that song, which I also believe to be the true meaning to the song.
Posted by: Rayn