"Touch Of Red" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
Reaching depth of clarity
I'm not supposed to be like this
I should be on the top of the world
Is anybody out there like me?

I followed something's missing
Self control forcing me down
Whispers consume the air
Above her I'm endless

When the rain comes falling
I'll freeze I'm so afraid
When things start to flood me
I will drown in seconds

Fear - there's a way out
Touch of red
Break away
Nothing has it all
Bury the place I've been
I fear there's a way out

As If I ever had a choice
All in the hands of the energy
Once again feel the quicksand swallow me
Tonight I won't struggle

Fear - there's a way out
Touch of red
Break away
Nothing has it all
Bury the place I've been
I fear there's a way out

The weak in me should know I'm as sober as I could be

Fear - there's a way out
Touch of red
Break away
Nothing has it all
Bury the place I've been
I fear there's a way out


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"Touch of Red" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General CommentI saw these guys play live in toronto a few months back. Anders introduced the song by describing what it's like to fall into a giant glass of red wine. I think that proves the song has something to do with alcohol, or drug abuse. It seems to me to be about wanting to drink or use, but wanting to stop at the same time.
    Straydivineon November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt could be about drug adiction..."im as sober as i could be", its about how he wants to do drugs yet he knows there is a way out.
    bsmith201on May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about suicide. And depression.

    "I fear there's a way out"

    I think its about depression because the lyrics sounds like he restricts himself. And the fact he asks if he is just different.

    "Self control- forcing me down"
    "Is anybody out there like me?"

    I'm surprised there are not any comments on this song. I think it is a pretty good song.
    TheDownwardSpiralon October 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah im definately agreeing with stray divine, cause when i saw them in portland, i got to the show about two hours earlier and got a chance to sit down in the lobby of the venue where he was sittin and eating some french fries and talk with him for a while, i asked on what his thoughts were writing STYE and he said he mixed ideas of things like drinking and despair, escaping and such. and yeah he mentioned the same thing when he introduced touch of red
    ethereal99on November 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentF**k you ImpaledOnion, bands change, people change over time, who are you to say they sold out?
    If you want to listen to another Jester Race or earlier In Flames, then go and listen to them, don't expect them to reproduce the same thing every album.
    There are a million bands that emulated their sound off the early albums as well, go and listen to them.
    In Flames, and especially Anders, are the best muscians around and have made masterpieces of every album from Jester Race onwards.
    Hailtothemikeon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti spent a lot of time listeninw to this osng...one of my favorites on the cd...i kinda just went through and interpreted all the lyrics individualy:: tell me wat u tihnk::



    Reaching depths of clarity (possibly begining to realize things arent as they should be)

    I'm not supposed to be like this (self explanitory)

    I should be on the top of the world

    Is anybode out there like me? (perhaps realizing that instead of being happy because he has everything, he still feels like an odd hole...like somthin missing)



    I followed - something's missing
    Self control - forcing me down
    Whispers consume the air
    Above her I'm endless
    (i kinda read this whole part together, apparently some significant other is involved with this poart of the song and i figured that may have something to do with how he should be happy)

    When the rain comes falling
    I'll freeze, I'm so afraid
    When things start to flood me
    I'll drown in seconds
    (this part i can relate to alot...hows this...once things start happening, u get flustered, like almost lost in everything thats happining, whether it involves you or not.)

    Fear - there's a way out
    Touch of red
    Break away
    Nothing has it all
    Bury the place I've been
    I fear there's a way out

    (Heres the almighty chorus...i tihnk i jus about figured it out ok...suicide...drugs all that stuff can fit in to this part..."theres a way out" perhaps suicicde..."nothing has it all" drugs?....bury the place ive been drugs/alcohol again?...idk i tihnk that works for me)

    As if I ever had a choice
    All in the hands of the energy
    Once again I feel the quicksand
    Swallow me, tonight I won't struggle

    The weak in me should know
    I'm as sober as I could be
    (i found the lytrics in this part amazing....i think this part summs up the whole song..."the weak in me" perhaps just the mere feeling of weakness, and/or regretsof some kind, and realizing that as sober as you can be your problems will be there either way...)

    yea so thats wat i do instead of having a life...if you manage to readit all comment tell me what you think about it...
    damnimsmoothon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentis there a reason why everyone considers Jester Race to be like the starting of In Flames? They had an album and an ep before Jester Race and they were both wayy better than this.
    (shevanel)on January 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentis there a reason why everyone considers Jester Race to be like the starting of In Flames? They had an album and an ep before Jester Race and they were both wayy better than this.
    (shevanel)on January 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it definatly has something to do with suicide, but it might have something to do with a girl, from the line above her, im endless


    and in flames never sold out, just like metallica didnt, you people suck, if you dont like the band stop listening to them, they dont play music for you alone
    Dreadnaughton February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI own EVERY in flames and metallica album, and I must say that none of it sucks nor did they sell out, each album is slightly different and just listen to it and enjoy it for what it is , other than sitting around complaining about how the band didn't write music just for you.
    RagingLunatixon March 21, 2005   Link

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