"Bullet Ride" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
Do you feel anything at all?
Do you hear steps at the door?
Do you reckon the smell of...?
It's life - the the dark that binds you

Frightened by your own smell
Bitterness will run you through

Silent screaming
Turning, twisting the alphabet
Frantic eyes
Awaiting the answer
Splinters of a poem
Fragments of what you used to be
Habitual and gullible
Run-down memoirs is all that's left

Do you wish to sleep?
Do you aim for the shadow?
Do you feel infected?
It's life the the dark that binds you

It's the cowardice that pulls you under
And takes you to the end, where it begins
Release, the world is waiting on your arrival
Close your eyes, as we witness another bullet ride

Do you know about atrocity?
Do you that everybody's gone?
Do you know that you're on your own?
It's life - the the dark that binds you

Lyrics submitted by -L3tH4L-

"Bullet Ride" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is about hating life, because of your own life.
    The internal struggle to have self-worth and all one can
    think about is the past and they become a pestimist.
    The last 2 paragraphs, represent suicide; the bullet takes you to another world, (bullet ride) but one only finds the same situation after they're dead, LIFE THE DARK THAT BINDS YOU.... like the old saying, life is what you make it.
    asadcwon June 14, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentActually, this song is about badass guitar riffs.
    emo_bahon June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI kinda think it relates to hostage in a hostage situation, when the captor is threatening to shoot witnesses in order to get ransom... just my thoughts... it cam to me after i was reading a tom clancy op center novel.
    the_edgecrusheron August 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it has to do with paranoia, "steps at the door" and "Do you wish to sleep" sounds like a person hiding from the world but whatever, what a great fuckin song, but what do you expect form in flames, they rule/
    TJE_Drummer_11on March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'd like to agree with asadcw on this one. It's about depression sprung from the insigt that your life could be so much more, or at least be...SOMETHING.
    It's about not living the life you would want to live, beeing aware of it; and still not doing anything about it. Sooner or later you won't be able to stand the sight of (or the smell of...) the pathetic spoil of the human beeing you are. It would be like beeing trapped in a box you can't get out of. Sooner or later that feeling would lead right down the path of insanity and towards the inevitabel end...
    Then you would wake up and live life again...exactly the same.
    hal-alon March 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love InFlames, and this song is great. It has such meaning while sounding SO COOL!!
    TheAntiPoseron June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe opening guitar parts are incredible, this song is ingenious.
    Pushit117on October 14, 2004   Link
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    Doomsquadon January 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn this song, the vocalist (Friden) is asking you a series of questions about yourself, such as - "Do you feel anything at all?" "Do you hear steps at the door?" "Do you reckon the smell of...?" "Do you wish to sleep?" "Do you aim for the shadow?" "Do you feel infected" and so forth.

    And basically, he's saying that if you answer "yes" to these, then it's because the dark binds you, as he clearly says when he states "It's life... the dark that binds you..."
    wiseman-kon March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about depression and desperation, feeling at the end of your rope and searching for a way out. Like a soul that wants to live, and is frantically try to find a reason to. Strangely though among this darkness there is a beam of light - 'the world is waiting on your arrival' - ie, whatever it is you want to do or be; GO FOR IT, DON'T LET THE DARKNESS BIND YOU!
    ac666on July 18, 2005   Link

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