"With This Knife" as written by and Sean Danielson John Parker....
I let myself fall into a lie
I let my walls come down
I let myself smile and feel alive
I let my walls come down
No matter how I try I don't know why
You push so far away
You wrapped your hands tight around my heart
And squeezed it full of pain

[Chorus]
With this knife I'll cut out the part of me
The part that cares for you
With this knife I'll cut out the heart of me
The heart that cares for you

I can't believe the way you took me down
I never saw the pain
Coming in a million broken miles
Like poison in my veins

[Chorus]

The hate and the fear
The nightmares that wake me up
In the tears
The nightmares and (the hate)...


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"With This Knife" as written by John Parker Derek Gledhill

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a relationship that ended because of a betrayal. I can completely relate to this because I have wanted to cut out the part of my heart that cared for my best friend of 2 years when she gave me up as a sacrifice for hundreds of new friends
    manyamoreon April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell.. For me this song is very, very special.. A painfull reminder of my past..

    I was very much in love with this guy.. And he told me, that he felt the same about me.. And I believed him.

    - "I let myself fall into a lie"

    And when things started to go wrong, I just pretented to be ok with it.. That he didn't mean that much to me at all.. But inside I was hurting.

    - "I let myself smile and feel alive
    I let my walls come down."

    And no matter what I did.. I fell deeper into my depression, and everytime I thought of him, I felt like something was dying inside of me.. I've never felt so bad, as I did at that time..

    - "You wrapped your hands tight around my heart
    and squeezed it full of pain."

    And, well.. I began hurting myself to get rid of the pain inside..

    - "With this knife i'll cut out the part of me
    The part that cares for you.
    With this knife i'll cut out the heart of me
    The heart that cares for you."

    So for me, the chorus is about self-injury.. Because I used to think, that doing this would help me get rid of all the pain, I kept inside.. And once and for all, make this guy dissapear, so he would no longer haunt my mind with bad memories..

    And now that I've come trough, and no longer think of him that often, it seems crazy, that I could feel so bad about it.. He wasn't even worth it..

    - "I can't believe the way you took me down"

    ... ...

    I love this song. It's a great song.. And, yeah.. I really feel it deep inside of me.. Because it holds all these memories..
    Sickerthon May 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis songs surounds my relationship at this point . about me running in a lie... thinking that she loved me... when she really didnt love me anny more ... it gets me the creeps . its how i react...laying awake at night...just wanting to go away from her..but i cant... thats why this song i s so fucking energic... because its fucking hard removing something you love...
    lamaon October 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know this song can get really personal and perfectly fit a certain bad relationship, but for me it's about life in general. No matter how good your life is, everyone falls for lies. Everyone who's guarded their thoughts and emotions has broken that once, and as result been hurt worse. And everyone knows what it is to feel pain. Without the knowledge of pain, you aren't human.

    But the chorus and the bit at the end are what really strike me hard. It can be interpreted as suicide, I suppose, but I tend to think more along the lines of "self-mutilation" like Sickerth does. Which is something I can relate to...
    LaDiabloon November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is real! SMile empty soul kix ass! -rock on!
    jsyn0001on June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with this but also the fact is that this song isn't the one that made them good its one of those songs that makes you think and say who can this actually realte to! I hope they'll be around for a while.
    ryang11r0yon April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is greatness personified. Or something. I dunno, I love it though.
    rtc12on April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is my favorite SES song. I don't know why. Probably because it describes my current relationship soo well.
    Not_Like_The_Reston April 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Slickerth because I feel the exact same way. I just got the cd and my friend was like I like #10 cause this kid broke my heart and then lik a couple weeks later my heart got broken and this was the only song I'd listen to for like a week. Pathetic. I know.
    B_ITCH666on June 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow, this song reminds me of my relationship with my dad. My parents have been divorced for about 20 years (dad in turn married his mistress whose prime goal in life is making my sisters', mom's and my life a living hell, and he's being taken on the ride).
    "i let myself fall into a lie
    i let my walls come down
    i let myself smile and feel alive
    i let my walls come down "

    pretty much describes how I let my guard down in the attempts I made to re-establish a connection with him.

    "no matter how i try i don't know why
    you push so far away
    you wrapped your hands tight around my heart
    and squeezed it full of pain"
    is how even without trying, he has and can inflict soo much emotional damage to me and my sisters

    "with this knife i'll cut out the part of me
    the part that cares for you
    with this knife i'll cut out the heart of me
    the heart that cares for you"
    really describes where I am now, I'm just at the point of being like 'hey, if you want a relationship with me, you have to initiate it, because I'm done taking the leap of faith that you'll catch me and ending up falling harder and harder on my face'

    "i can't believe the way you took me down
    i never saw the pain
    coming in a million broken miles
    like poison in my veins"
    is definately how i never expected my own father to hurt me as much as he has

    "the hate and the fear
    the nightmares that wake me up
    in the tears
    the nightmares and (the hate)..."
    and i really do have nightmares...mainly about my step-mother poisoning my father, but about him shutting me out completely.

    sorry, i know everyone nowadays has issues with their parents, but this song really expresses how I feel about my relationship with my dad and I thought i'd share.
    tkdcadet04on July 01, 2004   Link

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