"Dilated" as written by Daniel Louis Jacobs, Travis William Miguel, Brandon Saller, Christopher Gordon Thomson and Ektor Alexander Varkatzas....
Yesterday I forgot to breathe for like the 6th time this week.
Maybe it was the pink cloud strafed sky that changed my mind and brought me back
Seems like every day it's kill or be killed.
With all this anger there is no time to inhale and progress
And catch the smell of something that you once knew.
Have you ever stopped raised your face up to the sun and screamed
Let it out exhale the pain
That strangulates your soul, when will I be free
My lungs take in the fragrance of remorse, what is the cost, am I living,
If you let your lungs fill up with pain then you will drown in your own regret.
My arms feel so numb my heart palpitates missing a beat.
The blood freezing in my veins. the taste of rust in my mouth.
But today I just threw it all away
Though the light burns my eyes I will not be blind,
If you blink you could miss so much. please don't ever close your eyes


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"Dilated" as written by Christopher Gordon Thomson Brandon Saller

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    General CommentAH FUCK !
    how emotional can a song be !?!
    Tom O'Haraon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis has to be my absolute FAVORITE song on the album. "Ain't Love Grand" got me hooked on Atreyu, but "Dilated" turned out to be the best song. Favorite lyrics:

    My arms feel so numb,
    My heart palpitates,
    Missing a beat.

    The blood freezing in my veins,
    The taste of rust in my mouth.
    But today I just threw it all away.

    Atreyu is definitely one of my fav bands because of this song...
    ApocalypticDeleriumon March 21, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"If you blink, You could miss so much...Please don't ever close your eyes." I'm not a big fan of the sound of their music, but how can you resist amazing lyrics like this? It just seems so genuine and real. i love it.
    Shelbzzon March 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDude great song, so much emotion there...

    I think the correct lyrics are like this:

    If you let your lungs fill up with pain,
    Then you will drown in your own regret.
    I'm drowning in my own regret.

    Stop, look around, what do you see?
    Rebuild, renew
    Everything is so beautiful if we just take the time
    My arms feel so numb,
    My heart palpitates,
    Missing a beat.

    The blood freezing in my veins,
    The taste of rust in my mouth.
    But today I just threw it all away.
    Though the light burns my eyes,
    I will not be blind.
    LaLhxc024on March 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is badass. deff. one of the best songs ive ever heard. i wanna see them live so bad right now. i missed them when they came to filly and now im stabbing myself bc of it. and now theyre playing with bsf! those to bands at one show?! thats so fuckin sick. ive went to some sick shows but those 2 bands are the fuckin hott shit. i would give my life to see them play. id commit suicide on stage like gg allin.
    im really not sure what this songs about, but it MIGHT be about him getting over a relationship and now he just wants to fuckin kill her. i kill people too.
    Atreyu'sfuckingoodon June 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen he whispers....... so awesome
    WouldItBeYouon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about heroin and the addiction that goes with it. I don't its just a thought.
    fairchezon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song could possibly be about a drug addiction lead to a broken heart about a beautiful girl
    just an opinion though

    these guys top out on my fave bands list. they have moribidly written lyrics with heart attached to it heavy sound and an orgasmic scream
    xdeadxheartxon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthere are some mistake in the lyrics



    Yesterday I forgot to breathe,
    For like the 6th time this week.
    Maybe it was the pink cloud strafed sky,
    That changed my mind and brought me back.
    Seems like every day it's kill or be killed.

    (with all this anger we cannot progress)
    With all this anger there is no time,
    To inhale and progress and catch the smell of something, that You once knew.
    Because every day it's bear the load or break.
    When will it be too much

    Have you ever stopped,
    Raised your face up to the sun,
    And screamed?
    (screaming)
    Let it out,
    Exhale the pain.
    (singing)
    That strangulates your soul,
    When will I be free?
    (screaming) when will i be free
    when will i be free
    My lungs take in the fragrance of remorse,
    What is the cost?
    Am I living?
    If you let your lungs fill with pain,
    Then you will drown, then you will drown in your own regret. Im drowning in my own regret
    (singing)
    My arms feel so numb,
    My heart palpitates,
    Missing a beat.
    The blood freezing in my veins,
    (screaming)
    The taste of rust in my mouth.
    (singing)
    But today I just threw it all away.
    (screaming)
    Though the light burns my eyes,
    I will not be blind.
    If you blink,
    You could miss so much.
    Please don't ever close your eyes.


    not much a difference but it screws you up when you are singing it
    xdeadxheartxon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentxdeadxheartsx i agree on all counts.
    walkingheartbreakeron March 23, 2005   Link

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