There is this beautiful song by Green Carnation called "9-29-045". I've listened to this song many many times, but I've always wondered what the title means. Does anybody know why they named it "9-29-045"?

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Just a quick look-up points to it being the date 9/29/1945, which was right around the time WWII ended. Looking through the lyrics seems to hold this up.

All the violence a man can take

Referencing the violence and cruelty of the war.

Broken bones, and broken homes

Referencing what happens to families and countries when people get killed in war

Yes I failed and I can't go back/ I'm wasted beyond my years

Talking about how war ages you and that veterans have flashbacks


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    This makes complete sense, I've never looked at it that way. Maybe because the "0" in "045" is a little misleading. You are smart! thank you ;) Sep 8, 2015 at 5:31
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    Yeah, the 0 is an interesting choice. Sep 9, 2015 at 0:00

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