No Transitory
Alexisonfire Lyrics


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I'm in a constant state of getting cut
So why don't I feel anything?

This is a violation

Maybe I forgot what it was like
Before it entered me
So this is what they call
Another endless night
So tired of believing
If this is wrong or right
I think this cause is lost
I wish that I could sleep
I feel like some kind of shadow
Another slave to the week
Imagine if we lived
Under the weather
We would never be found
Never discovered
If everything goes wrong
If it's one more endless night
You know there always tomorrow
And tomorrow
They'll know there's always tomorrow

And this knife, this knife
It is my most important appendage

So now that your whole world
Has gone into flames
This night is still never ending
Do you think you're still safe?
Seems everything went wrong
We were discovered
But this time there's no tomorrow
And tomorrow





And this knife, this knife.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Alexisonfire's song "No Transitory" express the internal battle of the singer who is continuously being cut and harmed but is unable to feel any pain. The singer questions the violation that he is going through and his own inability to acknowledge and respond to it. The lyrics describe the feeling of being lost and unsure of right and wrong while going through life's challenges. The singer describes the pain and exhaustion he is going through and how he wishes he could escape the misery by sleeping.


The lyrics also allude to the idea that sometimes one can feel like a shadow or a slave to the week, and how it would be better to live under the weather and never be discovered. The singer talks about the importance of the knife as his most crucial appendage, perhaps to symbolize how he finds comfort in self-harm as a way to cope. The song ends on a dismal note, with the realization that everything has gone wrong, and there might not be a tomorrow to look forward to.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm in a constant state of getting cut
I'm constantly being hurt, physically or emotionally.


So why don't I feel anything?
I don't feel anything anymore because I'm so used to the pain.


This is a violation
The pain I'm feeling is a violation of my rights as a human being.


Maybe I forgot what it was like
I can't remember what it was like to not feel this pain.


Before it entered me
Before this pain became a part of me, I was a different person.


So this is what they call
This is what it's like to be stuck in a never-ending cycle of pain and suffering.


Another endless night
Another night spent in agony.


So tired of believing
I'm tired of believing that things will get better.


If this is wrong or right
I'm questioning whether or not it's right to keep going through this pain.


I think this cause is lost
I don't think there's a way out of this pain.


I wish that I could sleep
I wish I could escape this pain by sleeping, but it never goes away.


I feel like some kind of shadow
I feel invisible to the world around me, like I'm not really there.


Another slave to the week
I'm trapped in the cycle of work and pain, unable to escape.


Imagine if we lived
What if we lived in a world where we didn't have to go through constant pain and suffering?


Under the weather
In a world where the weather dictates our moods and emotions.


We would never be found
In this world, we would never have to be found because we'd never be lost.


Never discovered
We'd never have to be discovered because we'd never be hiding.


If everything goes wrong
If everything falls apart and the pain never ends.


If it's one more endless night
If I have to spend one more night in this agony.


You know there's always tomorrow
There's always a chance that tomorrow will be better.


And tomorrow
I'm holding out hope that tomorrow will bring relief from the pain.


They'll know there's always tomorrow
Others will also hold out hope for tomorrow and the possibility of relief from pain.


And this knife, this knife
The pain that I'm feeling is like a sharp knife that's always with me.


It is my most important appendage
The pain has become a part of me, like an extra limb that I can't get rid of.


So now that your whole world has gone into flames
When everything in my life is falling apart and burning down.


This night is still never ending
Even when everything seems to be over, the pain and the night never truly end.


Do you think you're still safe?
Even when everything is burning down, I'm always looking for safety and relief from the pain.


Seems everything went wrong
Everything in my life has gone wrong, and the pain never ends.


We were discovered
I thought I was invisible and could hide from the pain, but I was discovered by it.


But this time there's no tomorrow
This time, there's no hope for tomorrow and the possibility of relief from the pain.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ANDY PASK, CHRIS STEELE, DALLAS GREEN, GEORGE PETTIT, JESSE INGELEVICS, NIGEL JENKINS, WADE MACNEIL

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@ogitchitamukwa7642

I'm in a constant state of getting cut
So why don't I feel anything?
This is a violation
Maybe I forgot what it was like
Before it entered me
So this is what they call
Another endless night
So tired of believing
If this is wrong or right
I think this cause is lost
I wish that I could sleep
I feel like some kind of shadow
Another slave to the week
Imagine if we lived
Under the weather
We would never be found
Never discovered
If everything goes wrong
If it's one more endless night
You know there always tomorrow
And tomorrow
They'll know there's always tomorrow
And this knife, this knife
It is my most important appendage
So now that your whole world
Has gone into flames
This night is still never ending
Do you think you're still safe?
Seems everything went wrong
We were discovered
But this time there's no tomorrow
And tomorrow
And this knife, this knife.



All comments from YouTube:

@williamgrand9724

How does this have less views than the newer songs? this is by far their best song.

@xoAllonsy

RIGHT?! I had to do a double take when I saw the number of views. They were pretty fuckin popular as far as I knew, at least for their genre, you'd think it'd be way higher.

@kingcatvideos

William Grand thought it would have a million views
isnt that what accidents had anyway?

@williamgrand9724

frostmourne Something like that.

@edanpounder8801

I didn't even know it was possible to say that a song is far better than rough hands

@summeronio9751

Happiness by the kilowatt

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@HulloKat

I'm an enormous Dallas Green fan of course, but I don't think George gets enough credit. It actually takes quite a bit of talent to scream the way he does! At any rate, this is one of my all time favourite songs forever and ever. :)

@hvndfvst

the self titled lyrics sheet will never be topped, and it's owed to George.

@ty1298

I used to hate used to hate screaming and I used to hate Alexisonfire, then this video premiered and it changed the whole game. 90% of the time I could focus on some really brilliant lyrics by Dallas' then when the screaming kicked in it felt like it just fit, like the energy change needed these George bits. This was a watershed song in my life, I owe a lot to it.

@aldencoley6841

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