"The Bringer" as written by and Peter Leo Rickard/strid Wichers....
Hey soilmates, we're facing the end
We're down low no use to pretend
A bitter message from heaven sent
It says we're asleep at the wheel again

Let's say we're stuck in an illusion
Let's say we're out of control
Possessed by a lethal redeemer
Forcing us to play a neurotic role

Oh, won't you take this thing out of me
It never leaves me alone
Fight the demons and devastate
This mental battlezone

[Chorus]
Bring it back, bring it home
Enough is enough, I'm alone
Everything's set all ready to go away
Bring it back, bring it home
To the place I used to know
There comes a time
When this nighmare will turn to hate

Beware what you intend to say
Those words will always make you pay
Repress what's before your eyes
Gather the spirits and hypnotize

Let's say we're stuck in an illusion
Let's say we're out of control
Possessed by a lethal redeemer
Forcing us to play a neurotic role

Oh, won't you take this thing out of me
It never leaves me alone
Fight the demons and devastate
This mental battlezone

I wait for this to overcome
What's inside it needs to be done
This vital plague has brought my pain
And endless pain...

[Chorus: x3]

Oh, won't you take this thing out of me
It never leaves me alone
Fight the demons and devastate
This mental battlezone

I wait for this to overcome
What's inside it needs to be done
This vital plague has brought my pain
And endless pain...


Lyrics submitted by Blindwish

"The Bringer" as written by Bjoern Strid Peter Leo Rickard Wichers

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentQuiet chorus, but very cool song. Soilwork rock!
    Tjumion February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. catchy as hell! to quote my unknowing friend above, "Soilwork rock!" hahaha Great song...
    laxbosson November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. catchy as hell! to quote my unknowing friend above, "Soilwork rock!" hahaha Great song...
    laxbosson November 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song seems to be about something a person can't scrap from their mind. a certain idea or belief that won't leave them and ultimatly, is leading to it taking grave effects on their well-being and over all life. Something like a girlfriend's graphic past or something they were taugh as a child....I don't know, great fucking song though : ) Soilwork is the shit.
    rebelrebirthon May 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah
    he tells of something that forces us to play a reurotic role, and he wants to escape that, to be left alone.

    "Bring it back, bring it home
    Enough is enough, I'm alone
    Everything's set all ready to go away
    ...
    There comes a time
    when this nighmare will turn to hate"

    he wants to escape, before the nightmare that life is turn to hate inside him... maybe he's talking about suicide.
    brejotabataon June 30, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI was listening to The Bringer while going to the university, trying to interpretate it differently.

    The lyric/poetic subject (lyric self) was "enlightened" about something:
    "A bitter message from heaven sent
    It says we're asleep at the wheel again"

    Then it started being tormented and gives us an advice: "Repress what's before your eyes, gather the spirits and hypnotize", probably because it got into problems for saying something that shouldn't be said ("Those words will always make you pay").

    Also about "Repress what's before your eyes", it seems the lyric self saw something that made it neurotic or jealous ("Forcing us to play a neurotic role") and now tries to erase those images:
    "Oh, won't you take this thing out of me
    It never leaves me alone"

    And that's how I interpreted this song, folks.

    Is it just me or someone else is listening "Everything sets our way to go away"?
    Rhydderchon September 20, 2012   Link

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