"Blood Clots And Black Holes" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
Here's your new drug
Shoot it in the left eye
Feel it on the right side
No it's not love
Though it sets up shop behind your cage
Building blood clots and black holes
Like using an ax to pull a sliver from your skin

And they say this is medicine
An overdose of oxygen
A severed head
As sedative

To be at peace would be a sin
And surely un-american
I'm breaking

Here's your new blood
Transfusion took us all night
Tell us that you're all right
No it's not love
Though it feels like fire inside of your veins
Burning right beneath the wrist
Begging for a razor's kiss
To free it from your skin

And they say this is medicine
An overdose of oxygen
A severed head
As sedative

To be at peace would be a sin
And surely un-american
I'm breaking down
Down
Down
Down
I'm breaking down

Lift the veil, its not medicine
And my heart fails, time and time again


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"Blood Clots and Black Holes" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General CommentWow, how are there no comments on this song? It's fucken amazing and I'd like to hear others imput.
    C'mon people!
    Secret_Ninjaon April 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnother one of the better songs off the artist in the ambulance. The best i can really make out of this song is basically summerized in the line - "lift the veil, it's not medicine" medicine being a false sense of purpose or reason being given to you as truth or comfort (from whomever you want/feel, Gov't, religions, people etc..) and the overall obsurdity of this tactic that for some reason has been so successful. I dunno maybe i'm way off....
    invitalison April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"lift the veil, it's not medicine
    and my heart fails, time and time again"

    I could be wrong, but I really took this to mean a drug addiction (as well as other self injurious behaviors) and telling him to 'lift the veil' and that this isn't medicine to make someone get better, it's a drug that kills. This seems to match the rest of the song too, talking about using drugs as a distraction to free someone from pain and to 'be at sin'
    sinamoron April 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenttesting something, sorry
    sinamoron April 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsorry, I meant "to be at peace," that makes a LOT more sense.
    sinamoron April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about love. He is explaining what love is and what it does to you by comparing it to other things. In the first verse he says that the drug is not love, but it does have the same characteristics that love does. It "sets up shop behind your ribcage," which is where you heart is.

    And in the last stanza when he says "lift the veil, it's not medicine and my heart fails, time and time again," I think he's saying that he's incapable of love. His heart fails to love.

    I love the drum line in the beginning of this song and how it is sung. It is no less than a beautiful work of art.
    Shades of Gloryon April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is maybe the best song on the album.it is my fav. i would have to agree on sinamor on the meaning of the song. it has to be on drugs
    LPJ0K3Ron April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti dont got a lot of time so imma make it short, sorry if it doesnt make sense, or if its off.

    i agree with sinamor and invitalis, but i also think its about suicide where he says, "burning right beneath the wrist begging for a razor's kiss to free it from your skin." so its dealing with common fallacies of America. "to be at peace would be a sin and surely un-american." so its like, these things are so common in America to not be effected by them, or take part in them, would make u un-american. thats what i think. peace.
    someguyAKAsliminemon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've asked Dustin (the guy who wrote this song...) about the meaning behind this and he said that he doesn't like to talk too much about the meanings cos he likes them to be open to interpretation, but he did say "It's nothing to do with drugs, it concerns truth", take from that what you want, but just so you all know that it's not about drugs, Thrice don't do drugs.
    DEADBOLT03on May 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti belive this song is a metophor about what society induces into our lives and how it overcomes our so called fredoms. rejecting these views would be un-american. this song lets me know that me know that i'm not standing in my corner by myself.
    straitrota7on May 13, 2004   Link

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