Thursday, June 15, 2006

Miss Murder

Lately I've been thinking about the song "Miss Murder" by AFI. I've been trying to contemplate it's meaning. What hadn't accurded to me until I read an entry on the internet is that the "he" commonly reffered to in the song is Jesus, and it makes since if you think about it. It talks about how he left us all behind, and we are left to wonder why.

"With just a look they shook and heavens bound before him. Simply a look can break your heart" It could be said that he is talking about the image of Jesus being nailed to the cross. Imagine if you were there. Do you think that if Jesus looked at you while on the cross do you think a quiver might shoot down your spine? I think it would happen to me. As he is dying the heavens await him. A simple look at a man who appears so innocent suffering so much could break ones heart.

"dreams of his crash wont pass or how they all adored him." The lead singer of the AFI obviously must believe in God or at least at one time did, maybe he lost his faith, and is haunted by whatever has lead him away from his faith. I think he might find that the idea of believeing in God is a beautiful thing, but with all the pain and suffering it leads people to think that God has left us to fend for ourselves, and have come to the conclusion that God does not exist. "What's the hook, the twist within this furthest mystery? I would gladly bet my life upon it. That the ghost you love, your ray of light. Will fizzle out without hope." If people continue to believe that God has turned his back on us then the idea of God will die. I believe faith in God gives people hope, and if the idea of God dies, so does hope.

Now, the chorus. Like I said, it seems that with all the pain in the world even the singer has lost his faith, but still finds the idea of believing in God a beautiful thing, because in it we can find hope in a better tomorrow. The album cover portrays the rabbits in a circle. From what I have come to understand is that the singer was born in the year of the rabbit (chinese zodiac), which might have something to do with the image. According to the chinese zodiac the rabbit knows that there will always be a tomorrow, even a better tomorrow. The fact that there are three rabbits could lead one to think that is a represenatation of the Trinity. The rabbits form a circle, and a circle is never ending. So what could be taken from this assessment is a belief in God causes us to have faith in a better tomorrow even when everything looks like it is going to hell, which is why I believe there are the dead trees in the back ground. The name of the album is "Decemberunderground". When people think of december they think of winter, and winter can symbolize depression, death, and hopelessness.

I think he finds the idea of God so beautiful that he would gladly give his life if it meant that people could see things the same way as he does. It's almost as if he wants to be a martyr. Miss Murder I don't think symbolizes anything or anyone in particular. It is more of a way to personify murder, and it seems labeling murder miss is a cleaver alliteration. It is almost as if he is debating within himself that if he were to give his life for this cause of his would it inspire people to once again acknowledge the idea of God. He seems to see suicide as a form of murder, but if it is neccessary to keep what he finds beautiful in the world then he would be willing to sacrifice his life.

I don't know, it is just my take on the song


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