Most of the songs on Ashes Of The Wake
are political, calling out American political leaders for misguided wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This song, however, seems to be about drug addiction and other things that will harm you in life, seen from the perspective of the drug, the man taking it, and a man who is giving advice because he has already experienced it.
Man affected by drug: "If there was a single day I could live, a single breath I could take, I'd trade all the others away." - He is saying that he has been permanently scarred by the drug and wishes he could have one day were he was normal again.
The drug: "I'll make all your dreams come to life and slay them as quickly as they came." - Saying that once you have used the drug it will be amazing but afterwards the effects will be horrible and damage your brain.
Man giving advice: "Lay this to rest console yourself you're better alone destroy yourself. See who gives a f--k." - He is saying that you're much better off without the drug and even if you do take it no one will care that you died.
Sid - Waynesvile, NC