"Minus" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
Drug me, infiltrate my never land
Like the flood tide drowning the shore

Drug me, you're all over me
Watch my blood begin to boil

I love that lullaby
Start me up again
Electric spine
Open mind

I leave you, negative behind
Watch me all in flames, on a butterfly I ride

Inhale the light
Relax for some time
The world outside stays numb tonight
Free your mind express the forgotten
The world inside is yours tonight

Please me, deliver the insane
In the chaos I find peace

Please me, remind the gods of my name
I believe there is one seat left for me

Lyrics submitted by FreakyNipples69

"Minus" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General CommentThe use of the phrase "drug me", to me, makes this very obviously NOT about drugs. In Flames lyrics tend to be much more complex than that.
    I believe it's a love song but not in such a simple way, it could be interpreted differently to "boy meets girl" type love.

    "Drug me, infiltrate my neverland.
    Like the floodtide drowning the shore.
    Drug me, you’re all over me.
    You watch my blood begin to boil."
    This verse, to me, is Anders addressing the "you negative" in the chorus that he "leaves behind".

    "I love that lullaby, start me up again
    Electric spine, open mind"
    This one is about someone/something entering your life, "electric spine" meaning the tingly feeling you get in your spine whenever something fucking amazing happens, and it "starts you up again" and "opens your mind" to the person/thing.

    "I leave you negative behind.
    Watch me all in flames.
    On a butterfly I ride."
    Coming back to the first verse, leaving the negative things behind and renewing yourself ("watch me all in flames" referring to your old self being left behind) and "on a butterfly I ride" once again describing the awesome feeling you're receiving from the new person/thing.

    "Inhale the light, relax for some time
    The world outside stays numb tonight
    Free your mind, express the forgotten
    The world inside is yours tonight"
    This part is basically revelling in the joy that the new person/thing brings you ("inhale the light") and forgetting the outside world and pretty much concentrating on the new person/thing for a while.

    "Please me, deliver the insane
    In the chaos I find peace
    Please me, remind the gods of my name
    I believe there is one seat left for me."
    This one is slightly different from the rest of the song. "In the chaos I find peace" could mean that he enjoys seeing his old life be destroyed/forgotten about, the old "eye of the storm" thing.
    The "remind the gods of my name..." line I'd imagine is some sort of allusion to not wanting to be left behind by what still means a lot to him from his old life.
    big bearon December 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definetly about those very special times that stand out above everything else. Those days where it seems like the world is yours for the time being.
    VivaHate95on March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe world inside.... in other words, your mind.... its about this times when you have contol of yourself ;)?
    Killerbirdon April 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is a love song, about a girl so attractive she's like a drug that confuses. She's a turn on but at the same time a total bitch.
    Insipid2000on June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the chorus.. so beautiful.. These guys are the most talented band I have ever heard..
    Straydivineon July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about drugs, fools
    eternityawaitson April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's right, it is about drugs...i don't see how you could miss that, but i also think that vivahate95 is right to an extent as well
    Hailtothemikeon December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoar, I love that song... it really became my favourite IF... even now that I know its meaning...
    Neutraloon February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDrugs, love...what the difference? To some people they create a feeling that, when described in words seem very similar. So basically, this song could be about either of those in my opinion...
    Hrôthnathson March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite song, definitely about drugs, reminds me of good times. Amazingly written/played song.
    ralykson May 15, 2005   Link

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