"Bottled" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
I really don't have anything to say
Just pass me by
Don't ask me the same questions
Just deny I am there

Like the time around me
This room is filled with nothing
Fell awkward in a place with many
Leave this space to me

I channel the pain through this
The paper, the pen, your eyes
To stare into what's next
It frightens me
No control, no reward

I'm in circles again

Still and breathless
I don't care what's behind
To you I look for energy
To catch my breath again

I channel the pain through this
The paper, the pen, your eyes
To stare into what's next
It frightens me
No control, no reward
I'm in circles again
I'm in circles again

The world looks old to me
Tonight I drink myself sober
Soon this could be over
Tale a picture of the pale

New morning knocking
Feels just like always
Pen down my regrets
I reach to you again

I channel the pain through this
The paper, the pen, your eyes
To stare into what's next
It frightens me
No control, no reward
I'm in circles again

I channel the pain through this
The paper, the pen, your eyes
To stare into what's next
It frightens me
No control, no reward
I'm in circles again
I'm in circles again


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"Bottled" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General CommentI really hate how people go around saying "this and that" is garbage. Like most of In Flames songs, this one also has lyrics you can take in many ways, and can think about. Yeah, it's not one of their best, but it's pretty good and a decent song off this ingenious album.

    The most imporant rule of poetry is that you see what you want to see, a reflection of what's inside you. I can write some bullshit and give it to you, yet you may interpret it as a masterpiece, seeing things from inside. If you see things as total garbage, either you just don't get the song. or what you carry inside really is garbage, and you should go and listen to music without lyrics, cause you obviously haven't done enough thinking in life.

    Yeah this song could be taken as a song of an alcoholic, but I like seeing it a little wider, more as being "bottled" inside, as a ship inside a bottle, locked up and unable to sail, locked inside emptiness and awkwardness of today, and afraid if tomorrow will come. Yet there is a way out, a way to channel the pain, there are the lyrics he writes, there is the person/people he writes to, hoping to reach her/them. He drinks himself "sober", drinks the illusion of alcohol/poetry/dreams, and manages to create
    his world, his "Quiet Place", where he is the "King in his own mind". Yeah try connecting the song to others. The whole album is called "Soundtrack To Your Escape", right? The songs are standalone, but they do have a connection, yes? Don't take things so shallow.
    Adrenalinneon October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about alcoholism
    slipmairaon May 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSoundtrack was a weird album...this was one of the worst songs, while being one of the most catchy, in a funny way I suppose.
    Petre Dycheon November 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I didnt like it at first...But then i started listening to it and got all into it...Who knows...But i think it is "bottled" not solely because of alcohol (though im sure alcohol is a huge part) but because everything is "bottled" up inside him...And these are his releases: "I channel the pain through this, the paper, the pen(lyrics and music) and your eyes (some special person)...How he gets out everything that he keeps inside...
    hrvster of sorrwon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLike much of STYE this song is about alcoholism (and how it has affected his personal life I really don't have anything to say
    Just pass me by
    Don't ask me the same questions
    Just deny I'm there

    Like the time around me
    This room is filled with nothing
    Fell awkward in a place with many
    Leave this space to me)... However like B+W seems to round up RTR, feel that this song does the... Anders seems to have found hope.. The person he has been cry out to in the album has noticed his problems and deiced to help... "Still and breathless
    I don't care what's behind
    To you I look for energy
    To catch my breath again " ...

    But then he again says how he (who isn't the only one) goes back to his old ways of drinking the problems away...

    "The world looks old to me
    Tonight I drink myself sober
    Soon this could be over
    Tale a picture of the pale"

    Yet striving for good again... He eventually gets his shit sorted, last stanza chorus.....
    mat35on December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the fans..."the paper, the pen, your eyes." Writing music is how he "channels the pain." Plain and simple...
    minus_zer0on March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts funny how In Flames diss Linkin Park, and then go ahead and make songs like this...
    Ddaduttaon October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAdrennalinne has got a point. I think it`s not only about alcohol but depression.
    HighV0ltaGe^^on December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think "Bottled" means trapped. Like trapped in one's own life.

    "To stare into what's next
    It frightens me
    No control, no reward
    I'm in circles again"

    These words suggest that. Bottled refers to alcohol as well, as he is in a state that he fails to change. He just "channels the pain" into alcohol. And thinking about "Tonight I drink myself sober": have you felt that when you drink a bit you feel you can see your whole life-situation a lot clearer? I think he implies to that feeling.

    Anyway Adrenalinne can be close as well..
    Raznor69on January 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNice one Raznor, I'll have to agree. This is one of my favourite songs from Soundtrack as well, which is my favourite IF album.
    Maxim1110on July 30, 2007   Link

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