"Bloodwork" as written by Steven Holt, Brock Lindow, Thomas Noonan and Mick Whitney....
Here is your broken character, the one left of heaven
Scissors cut him from the page, example
Continue to read not to retrace the steps, touch me
The hemorrhaging has ceased, has ceased

And I swallow these capsules
To regain my grip
And I swallowed myself sick
And I inherited my health
And I inherited my health

Here is your wake and smile
That you seem to need
The safe and the touch, and the unweave
Right where you placed it the night before
Saint checks in to make sure
You're right where you say that you are
Right where you are

And I swallow these capsules
To regain my grip
And I swallowed myself sick
And I inherited my health
And I inherited my health

And I couldn't have seen
All these pictures of me
But I needed to, I needed to
I couldn't find a better way
Couldn't find a better way to lie

And I swallow these capsules
To regain my grip
And I swallowed myself sick
And I inherited my health
And I inherited my health

And I couldn't have seen
All these pictures of me
But I needed to, I needed to
I couldn't find a better way
Couldn't find a better way to lie
Couldn't find a better way
Couldn't find a better way to lie, to lie


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"Bloodwork" as written by Brock Nicholas Lindow Steven Matthew Holt

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    General CommentThis song seems like Brock was in a relationship that was harmful to him, causing him to turn to the bottles. In the end, however, he realizes what she is doing to him, and gives her back all the shit she gave him and leaves.
    allenmiller247on May 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmmm my lyrics are different.

    They all seem so truthful, they all seem so true

    He's definitely NOT saying that on my version. He's saying something with pictures. I don't know. He sings weird (but cool)
    Another-Loseron June 04, 2004   Link
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    Translationhere is your broken character (somethings wrong)
    the one left of heaven (the thing he thought was good..
    scissors cut him from the page (he is somehow forgotten?)

    ex. continute to read out to retrace , touch me(the person he is for some reason appears insensitive, he wont touch or cant feel (numb, drugs, problems, unknown sickness thats not his fault)

    the chorus sounds heavy as he struggles but is enlightened for giving up and singing out to regain his blood. ( i do think he went through something like this or knows someone)

    (he swallowed himself sick, either the meds, drugs, didnt help his problem or he has no answer for his action, or sickness...)

    (and i inherited my health) his wellbeing is in question , but the stuggle either in himself or to the world... and maybe someone close treats him bad and he cant feel how yet but it too mihg be making him sour..

    here is your waking smile (different way of saing previous>?)(finally happier?)
    that you seem to need (hes now kinda saying how to be gentler than the previous with his problem or relationship.. hes concerned what they need more now''unweave'' he feel hes hellping but it feels together as well but helping them and its not so one sided his numb feeling)

    right where you left it the night before, saints check in...right where you say you are... (hes explaing hes feeling better in a angelic way, and feels like his relationships or problem arent so numb,) saints check in to make sure you say that you are... (kinda means he feels he can take care of himself in a way he was meant to feel, the angelic heavenly way. but still realizes in the chorus that the problem was powerful for a long time but he celebrates with teh riffs and singing.
    wild146519on January 25, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI finally got to see these guys live at Donington Park a few days ago. Wow!!!!

    This is one of my favorite songs by them.
    quiffpornon June 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother-Loser, unless you have a fake verson, when he's singing strangely towards the end he's DEFINITELY 100% singing "They all seem so truthful, they all seem so true."
    opivy7898on June 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI know what Another-loser means, on my version of the album, it sounds like Brock is singing something like:

    "And I couldn't have seen all these pictures of me, but I needed to, I need it anyway, Couldn't find a better way, couldn't find a better way, to lie. "

    Is there more than one version of the album or something?
    quiffpornon June 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOk, I have just downloaded this song on MP3 and the version I have download has the same lyrics as on here, but it says it is an advanced preview version, so maybe they re-recorded it before it was officially released, which would explain why my version of the album has the lyrics I posted previously.
    quiffpornon June 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, sometimes there's disparity between the versions shipped to the US/EU/Australia/Asia. The same thing happened with Glassjaw's EYEWTKAS. And on some roadrunner releases, the order of the tracks gets switched. So it's no big deal, great song either way.
    I lIke the juxtaposition in the chorus, it helps convey how warped the situation is (in the song, not Roadrunner's distribution patterns)
    shadowwiththeeyeson October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone related to him dying. I don't know but I get the impression he has the same disease or sickness that the person died of with the "And I swallow these capsules, to regain my grip.
    And I swallowed myself sick. And I inherited my health."
    CIA420on October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think its about a relationship where he feels hurt and left out. She cut him out and is going to use him as an example for the next person. he couldn't see him in the picture, it wasn't him that she wanted. but he needs her now. and hes taking pills for his depression that was casued for the break up. hes using pills to lie to himself thats hes ok. also, he keeps in touch with her because hes her saint. he checks in and is still her friend, even though hes depressed.
    Kel-Elon November 08, 2004   Link

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