"Borders & Shading" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
Take a knife and carve it in,
Want to see your faults,
As a part, of your pretty skin,
Everyone has a tragedy,
I want you to wear yours in pain

Oblivion, can no longer shade you,
Reminded by the tattered tissue

(blend in)

Bleak silence
Errors stigmatized in you,
A weak worn out friend
There's nothing left for me,
Again and again
Your face reminds me of a bleak future,
Despite, the absence of hope,
I give you this sacrifice

You're so far, behind
Be my hero,
Drift away,
Save yourself,
Don't end up zero,

I will crawl,
Into your vault,
Past snakes, and all of your thoughts,
Living, fearless,
Your world inside slowly redesigned

I deny any reminisce of us
I'm on a new mission
I find myself in the future
A trace of the past cannot be found

Lyrics submitted by Aerion

"Borders and Shading" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, the lyrics are awsome! Ok their not very "happy", but ok, if you want that go listen LP and over crapp.

    Well, not dificult to guesse, this song is about a friend cutting him self open, and the singer can't stand the fact that the friend does that kind of nonsens.
    But the singer had sympathy for that person (Behinh be my hero). But finaly the cutting of that friend took him to far and he died...

    That's how I picture the song, maybe very wrong :p
    Kaioon March 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHmm, what kind of annoys me is that he actually says...
    "You take a knife and carve it in"

    Yet the lyrics say...
    "Take a knife and carve it in"

    If you include the "you" it's more of a positive song. If you read it the way it is written in the lyrics, it seems as if he's telling him to take a knife and carve it in. But he certainly says "you". So I think he's actually saying the guy he's talking about takes a knife and carves it into his skin, rather than him telling this person to do so. Just listen, he definitely says "you".
    tdgcon October 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLinkin Park is more emo than this
    KDon January 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has horrible lyrics, the only exception being that first paragraph. in flames, you really let me down this time. instrumentals are decent IMO
    pakistanimanon November 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont know..."leaving a hotbed of virulence" is pretty awesome..

    you havnt heard this album till you play on a good car stereo with the bass up..the drums and low tone just kick ass..i love the way
    "Bleak silence
    Errors stigmatized in you
    A weak worn out friend
    There's nothing left for me"

    is sung..

    the only part i dont like is the gap between far and behind..how behind is part of the next line...
    Dreadnaughton December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea, i love the "Bleak silence, errors stigmatized in you..." part too. It's so powerful. The whole "be my hero..dont be zero" crap disappoints me though...:(
    hrvster of sorrwon December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Again and again
    Your face reminds me of a bleak future
    Despite the absence of hope
    I give you this sacrifice.." IMO, it's lines like this that turn me on to a song. Esp. since this excerpt can apply to most anything, whether it's about a relationship with a family member or significant other. Plus the song is powerful, whether you study the lyrics or not!
    Juggernaughton January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMY GOD I LOVE THIS SONG!!! I think its one of their best the singing was good the music was good but there was only 1 thing about the song i didn't like... I HATE THE LYRICS!! THEY ARE TERRIBLE LYRICS!! they are depressing...but the "Song" it self and vocals are very good!!
    Timerevolver0109on July 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKaio....good meaning but i dont think it is...

    The whole of soundtrack to your escape..seems obseesed with a bleak...almost mechanical future..

    The song title of this song "borders and shading" is a good example, Borders and shading is a term used in many computer applications to decorate documents...

    Just something about the lyrics really sound like some sort of rage towards computers...
    lacerateon July 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlacerate, I'm almost certain Kaio is spot on. Colony is more about the future worries (Colony, Insipid 2000 etc...).

    I think STYE uses a lot of "computer terms" that are actually metaphorically used to relate to real life... think "Borders and Shading", it makes sense ;).
    tdgcon August 02, 2005   Link

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