Distance and Meaning
Converge Lyrics


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And like that heart that got in the way
I'll become the lost cause
The child of burden and rage
Like the distance in your touch
Like the years we burned down
I heard that phone call
The hesitation, the awkward silence
I felt everything in those seconds
Splinters of sentence and heartless advice




Nothing's changed but these days entwined

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Converge's "Distance and Meaning" are both melancholy and emotional. The lyrics start with the singer contemplating his own sense of failure and becoming a "lost cause" due to his anger and burdens. He then describes the distance in his touch and the years that have been burned down. The second stanza tells the story of a phone call that the singer received which brought up emotions such as hesitation, awkward silence, and heartless advice. The lyrics then finish by stating that nothing has changed but the days that are now entwined.


Overall, the song is about longing for connection but feeling distant from both oneself and others. The lyrics are raw and emotional, conveying a sense of vulnerability and pain that many can relate to.


Line by Line Meaning

And like that heart that got in the way
Just like a heart that failed to keep up, I am destined to face failure


I'll become the lost cause
I am bound to become something that everyone will forget and ignore


The child of burden and rage
I represent the outcome of excessive pressure and anger that was put upon someone's shoulders as a child


Like the distance in your touch
The lack of intimacy and warmth in your touch is like the distance between us, a sign of alienation


Like the years we burned down
The memories and experiences of joyful and happy moments we ruined or lost seem like they've been burned down


I heard that phone call
I overheard a difficult, unpleasant conversation


The hesitation, the awkward silence
The silence that followed after someone hesitates to speak can be unbearable


I felt everything in those seconds
In that short period of time, I've experienced an overwhelming range of emotions


Splinters of sentence and heartless advice
Hurtful words and uncaring advice like splinters of wood, difficult to forget and remove


Nothing's changed but these days entwined
Time has passed, but we're still stuck in the same situation, with our lives intertwined




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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

lain

That's where they die
That's where she outshines
That's where they die

I'll never burn...

And Like that heart got in the way
Like that true lost fire
Like the burden of rage
Like the years we burned down

I heard that phone call
My hesitation
Everything I know
Everything you need

I heard that phone call
The hesitation
Everything I need
Everything you need

Splinters of sentence
and heartless advice
Nothing's changed, nothing's changed
but these days...
but these days entwined
but these days... entwined

That's where they die
That's where she outshines
That's where they die

And now they're born...

And Like that heart got in the way
Like that true lost fire
Like the burden of rage
Like the years we burned down

Distance and meaning...

I'll become
The lost cause
Like the distance
Let it die
Like the years
Fuck you
Like the years
When I'll burn



All comments from YouTube:

Pentex Sucks

untouchable riffs on this album

Pentex Sucks

Milton Arbogast I is classic, dillinger are alright, that discordance axis album is cheeks.

npcfree since 83

I couldn't imagine a different drummer other than Koller on this album. First time he was part of the band too.

Johnny B. Good

@Pentex Sucks discordance axis - inalienable dreamless is absolutely amazing. been rocking all these bands since I was in 10th grade back in 2000-2001. Pig destroyers prowler in the yard is another one to check out. Also Martyr AD has a sold first album that's worth a listen. And if you want just a straight hardcore band try Trial - are these our lives.

Pentex Sucks

@Johnny B. Good I know about the Discordance Axis one, and it was honestly one of the most disappointing things I heard after hearing the praise, but yeah Prowler is awesome, I think it comes super close to this one. Haven't heard Trial though, I'll make sure to take your word on it and check it out soon :)

Johnny B. Good

@Pentex Sucks Martyr AD is a great album. It's called the human condition in twelve fractions. But that trial album is absolutely amazing.

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Weltall

the drumming here is underrated. love the offbeat rhythm.

lain

That's where they die
That's where she outshines
That's where they die

I'll never burn...

And Like that heart got in the way
Like that true lost fire
Like the burden of rage
Like the years we burned down

I heard that phone call
My hesitation
Everything I know
Everything you need

I heard that phone call
The hesitation
Everything I need
Everything you need

Splinters of sentence
and heartless advice
Nothing's changed, nothing's changed
but these days...
but these days entwined
but these days... entwined

That's where they die
That's where she outshines
That's where they die

And now they're born...

And Like that heart got in the way
Like that true lost fire
Like the burden of rage
Like the years we burned down

Distance and meaning...

I'll become
The lost cause
Like the distance
Let it die
Like the years
Fuck you
Like the years
When I'll burn

Gedd

How's Wired?

lain

lonely

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