The first time I read these lyrics (10 years after song was released) the first thing that came to my mind was a reference to suicide. But I have heard about other people relating it to ending a relationship in the part of "goodbye is the only way"
The song has a very melancholy tone. Chester Bennington has the only vocal part on this, and he sings about how "the shadow of the day will embrace the world in grey and the sun will set for you." This is where he is talking about how eventually, everything ends. To dust you shall return (that's where the world is embraced in grey; death is here and you're going back to being the dust of the earth). The sun sets, the day is over - your life is done. The shadow of the day refers to what happens when a person dies - only their memory is left. Their memory is the shadow of their life. Shadow of the day.
The Federal government is etched in the constitution. We the people. Who elects those in Washington? We the people. Who echoed that sentiment. Abraham Lincoln with the Gettysburg address. A government of the people by the people.
Texas is a good example of wanting to keep the Federal government out of them doing the right thing for “We the people.” Texas has tested the limits as the first independent Republic to have acceded to the united states by vote as an independent nation. The push to remove the ACA is not a republican or democratic issue. It’s a social issue that needs consideration for the poor. So, it's not a separate issue. Rich people make it seem that way, and Trump politizes everything to keep the rich, richer. Trump objective was to be president to make money and seek revenge on all government agencies that he dealt with in the past. To him, it is as simple as payback time. Doesn't care about we the people. That Texas Federal Judge is a Trump supporter.
That is a whole SEPARATE issue:
The Constitution of the United States tells the Federal Government what powers it is allowed to have.
Everything NOT SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATED ... is reserved to the States, or to the People.
Constitutionally, the United States Federal Government is NOT permitted to be in the Health Care business.
Besides.... The ACA or "Obamacare" was never actually "insurance", anyway... because of the allowance that you could get it with pre-existing conditions.
Try getting fire insurance on your home..... AFTER .... you home is already on fire.
If you can, what you have bought is NOT insurance .... it is insanity.
Same with Health Insurance ... Obamacare was fiscally bankrupt, before the first policy was sold.
What would be the other side of the argument for the poor? Let them die? Good conscience approach by a witness. I can remember a time under Republican control, in California a homeless person that couldn’t pay or a poor person that couldn’t pay would get kicked out of an ambulance.
Republican-controlled Texas has the same approach. Let the poor die. What is unconstitutional is the Texas government.
The monies generated by contribution for the poor versus what governmental scoundrels steal with unknowns to fill the pockets of the rich oil tycoons and the Bush family is what that judge needs to look into.