"System" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
I cannot frame, that's why I lose control
I aim, I stumble and I fall
Our adaptation can't be faithful
Your world does not attract me

This is the end you see
There is no more truth in me
As if you would deserve it
You are my enemy

I can't ignore the way you make me bleed
I hate when you throw my thoughts against the wall
Got to wake up and make a stand
The desperation forces another mistake

I count again
I know who to blame
My life in vain
Who said I was sane?

Follow your instinct
It usually takes you home
Don't let these words tear you down

You see me hanging
By the end of the rope
I tell you

Slow I go
And the wait seems to be over
All that I know
Is that my life has become such a waste for you

I blame and run, sadly all too often
I dive into the day without your sympathy
I tend to try but lack the focus
Becoming a distant memory

What once was is quickly forgotten
All wrapped up inside
Delete all resemblance
I feel your relief

Slow I go
And the wait seems to be over
All that I know
Is that my life has become such a waste for you

Follow your instinct
It usually takes you home
Don't let these words tear you down

You see me hanging
By the end of the rope
I tell you

Slow I go
And the wait seems to be over
All that I know
Is that my life has become such a waste for you


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"System" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Jesper Claes Haakan Stroemblad

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  • +1
    General CommentAll you fucks are retarded in the sense that their best album is solely based on opinion. I like in flames very much, and i take it that you guys do too, so lets keep the best cd to ourselves and just enjoy their melodic agony ;)
    d4veon June 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPretty easy. Being abused, neglected by someone, stabbed in the back. Being used by someone who you thought was close to you..

    Also, fuck everyone saying Reroute is bad. It's an amazing CD, the lyrics are insanely good, one of the only new albums where Anders is upbeat in his lyrics and still remaining insanely poetic like from Clayman.

    A lot of the leads are killer and sound like hooks that could come off a Jester Race track.

    It's a solid album and the perfect mix of old and new In Flames.
    clay-manon July 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLet's face it...Reroute to Remain is their worst CD...it's not bad....but Colony, Whoracle and Clay Man have all been better
    RaVeN91on September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm disappointed that this is the only comment for Reroute To Remain, it isn't that bad but it certainly isn't their best.
    Blindwishon September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti liked it better than clayman and colony. but it doesn't beat whoreacle which i think is their best album.
    KrudeDuseon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteither way, all of us will agree that In Flames is amazing...i think Reroute to Remain is one of their best...but hey, even if it isn't, it is better than 1000s of other albums
    Pakistanmanon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an excellent disc. On a scale from 1-10 i give it an 8. I'm glad the acoustic guitar is back. I like the experimenting on this.

    I thought Clayman was horrible. No melody, nothing but crunch. RtR has great melody, appropriate crunch, and excellent vocalwork. Only good track on Clayman was "Only for the Weak".
    scotticaon October 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite in flames song off reroute, it sounds similar to some of the clayman stuff with the riffs and the mix between the singing and the shouting.

    reroute is one of my best albums but the best in flames one i have is the Tokyo Showdown
    Razer666on April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll you fucks are retarded in the sense that their best album is solely based on opinion. I like in flames very much, and i take it that you guys do too, so lets keep the best cd to ourselves and just enjoy their melodic agony ;)
    d4veon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first time I heard this song, I thought I bought the wrong cd. It was just so different from the beloved Whoracle and Colony that I have cheerised and loved so much. Then I listened carefully, and I found the heart of In Flames, still beating melodic brutally to the unsuspecting masses. This song, with egonomics, is the sole reason alone to buy this album. Yes, this is the album which will split us loyal fans into warring factions, but damn, what an album nonetheless. I really miss the old guitar solos though.
    RumaruDrathason May 29, 2004   Link

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