"All That I Bleed" as written by Paul F. O'neill and Jon Oliva....
Someone
Got themselves a letter
In the mail the other day
It's already worn and tattered
And I guess
It gives away

All the things we keep inside
All the things that really matter
The face puts on it's best disguise
And all is well
Until the heart
Betrays

She knows
As she reads her letter
That things were bound to stray
Winds blow
She pulls her coat tighter
And the letter flies away

With all the things she keeps inside
All the things that really matter
The face puts on it's best disguise
And all is well
Until the heart betrays

Lord bring on the night
Wrap it all around me
Let it hold me tight
Soak up all that I bleed

Lord bring on the night
Wrap it all around me
Let it hold me tight
Soak up all that I bleed

And I'll fly away
Yeah I'll fly away
Yeah I'll fly away
Watch me

Lord bring on the night
Wrap it all around me
Let it hold me tight
Soak up all that I bleed, yeah yeah

I bleed


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"All That I Bleed" as written by John O'neill John Oliva

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    General CommentAll the things we keep inside
    All the things that really matter
    A face puts on it's best disguise
    And all is well until the heart betrays

    this song is powerful...and it makes me cry...

    i think it could also be about cutting, self-harm because thr girl has found out something possibly about someone she loved and there's no-one to tell it so she bottles it up inside for so long her feelings have to be vented in some way and that's the way she chooses.
    SMUSER17069464on June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it tells the story of a girl who puts on a mask to hide her true feelings for someone, however whaterver is in this letter she recieves from this person has such an affect on her that she can no longer contain her feelings
    Grace_UnderPressureon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSomeone thought a relationship could happen and it didn't.

    OR

    A widow recieving a letter of a lost husband in a war.

    Could be either, I think it's the former, not the latter, but ehn.
    kailkayon August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me cry. I think it's trully powerful!
    roses_r_4everon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, and the above comment, I agree, it's a powerful song, but in my own interpretation, I think it's a promised suicide. As if someone he loved were to receive his suicide note. A few sad song, but nevertheless, one of my favorites
    Hoodedstrangeron April 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationAs far as i know the whole album is about the serbian bosnian war and specifically tells a love story between a serb and a bosnian girl.
    Salazaron January 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song was written for Criss Oliva and also for his wife Dawn. If anyone doesnt know Criss was the original guitarist for Savatage. I had the pleasure of knowing him and his brother.
    slents81on October 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is a memory/interpretation comment. First off I think it's about a promised suicide and for a personal reason too. So it was after school and I was listening to this song when my best friends sister walked up to me and handed me a piece of paper, I opened it and inside was a letter, essentially saying why he committed suicide, and all I remember is his sister, hugged me and cried for about 15 minutes on the bus, and I had to stay on the bus until her stop and walk her home. I'll never forget that day and everytime I listen to this song it reminds me of that day.
    PyroCoverson October 27, 2015   Link

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