Dance Gavin Dance, Die Another Day: lyrics and meaning

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Die Another Day is the single released by the American rock band Dance Gavin Dance in July 2022. It’s the third song released from the album Jackpot Juicer, out on July 29. The song has caught the attention of many fans for its peculiar lyrics, which require some explanation. In this article, we will provide a possible interpretation of the meaning.

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Die Another Day: the lyrics and their meaning

The band didn’t release any official comment about the meaning of the symbolic images in the lyrics. Thus we will have to find an interpretation by ourselves.

Die Another Day apparently talks about a devilish ritual, where somebody is trying to prepare some kind of cursed potion by using weird ingredients: the first lines talk about tentacles to be placed in a crucible, and it’s the owner of the tentacles singing.

Lay my tentacles in the crucible
Just to see the world
As something beautiful again
Melt my sins

The protagonist is a wicked creature, and we can deduce it from many lines: his warpath, sweating toxicity, he needs to break hearts and bite animals. The ending line talks about a blue flame, usually associated with Lucifer, which would match the line: “God, why’d you have to do that to me?” (Lucifer is a fallen angel).

All out of breath from my warpath
Sweating toxicity, begging for amnesty
Make it a song, always a song
Can only tell you the truth in the chant of a tone

The ritual doesn’t seem to come to an end in the song: the protagonist prevents things from being completed (“he will die another day”), and, from this point of view, the line saying “start over” seems a hellish limbo where the creatures are condemned to repeat the same actions forever.

Start over
I can’t bare to look back
Start over
I always run away
Sweet closure
Cure me of my candors
Shoo, vultures
I’ll die another day

If more hints are revealed about the meaning of the lyrics in Die Another Day, we will provide them in this article. Until then, we can only enjoy the mystery of the song.

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The complete lyrics

Lay my tentacles in the crucible
Just to see the world
As something beautiful again
Melt my sins

He’s losing pounds
Just lay him down
And pop it in its place
Take the scruff
And pull it up
He’ll die another day

Start over
I can’t bare to look back
Start over
I always run away
Sweet closure
Cure me of my candors
Shoo, vultures
I’ll die another day

Lay my tentacles in the crucible
Just to see my chores
As something meaningful again
From within
All out of breath from my warpath
Sweating toxicity, begging for amnesty
Make it a song, always a song
Can only tell you the truth in the chant of a tone

I’ll never bе enough
Unless I finish this sentеnce
Did it come into existence
Or was it invented?
Only getting stuck because I already did it

Start over
I can’t bare to look back
Start over
I always run away
Sweet closure
Cure me of my candors
Shoo, vultures
I’ll die another day

Pigeon in my vision
Frigid in the kitchen
Blithering committed
Piebald cow
Scummy ballerina
Standing on your femur
Pop your sloppy doggy
Eyeballs out
Started at the finish
Did it in a minute
Living and flip in the breeze
Had to do the did it
Rigid ribbit critic
Making a pinot go grig
God, why’d you have to do that to me?

Safe, sound on the other side
Back to devour what I’ve been denied
Bad track record to be kind
But this time, I’ll be paying attention
Can’t dwell on my damaged pride
I got moves to make, I got hearts to break through
Manic and erratic, but emphatic about learning the hard way (Learning the hard way)

Need to bite the animal
To get my instincts churning
Shake up my camera roll
Been a minute, it’s been a minute
We don’t obey
It’s all a game
There’s no give and take
There’s no give and take
There’s no talk, but kill the king

No talk, just kill the king
They won’t talk, just kill the…

I’m shakin’ the plastic off
Rippin’ the wrapper off
Students coming out clean
Devoted to master stroke
Licking the envelope
Sending my bright blue flame