"For Your Malice" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
Welcome home to my reality.
So you taste yourself every time?
This your swan song I'll sing for you.
I'll cut the words from your mouth
You'll never speak my name again.
Locked up and sold the fuck out
Don't think you won't see me again.

It'll come back three times
Once in the name of deceit
Twice for your malice
Three times when I take you away.

This is a homicide daydream
I won't waste my hate on you.
All that you've claimed not to be
Has now come to define you.

It'll come back three times
Once in the name of regret
Twice for your envy
Three times when I take you away.

Turn on my heels
And spit apathy on this bridge you have burnt.
Feast on my own blood
I'll drain myself to sleep.
I'll rise from death to knife this beast
These last regrets the ones I keep.

It'll come back three times
Once in the name of deceit
Twice for your malice
Three times when I take you away


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"For Your Malice" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    General Commentwhen i read over the lyrics a couple times i did think of him describing a relationship with a girl going wrong. reading the comments confirmed by beliefs. but i see evidence in almost every line, not just the few mentioned above.

    Welcome home to my reality.
    So you taste yourself every time?
    bitter must be your pleasure
    This your swan song I'll sing for you.
    I'll cut the words from your mouth
    You'll never speak my name again.
    Locked up and sold the fuck out
    Don't think you won't see me again.

    i believe this shows what their first confrontation would be like after they both realize how wrong they are for each other. he tells her to pretty much open her eyes to whats happened to him because of her, and that she must be so cold-hearted that being bitter is a pleasure to her. the line "this your swan song i'll sing for you" comes across as sarcasm: maybe she asked him to write her a song, and now hes doing so, but not the way she wanted, which was supposed to be out of praise for her (swan). "you'll never speak my name again" is a statement that strongly cuts her out of his life, because lovers rely on the exchange of names, which gives a true sense of belonging to one another. the last two lines don't mean that he is going to approach her, but that he wont be off her mind after she realizes what she has done.

    This is a homicide daydream
    I won't waste my hate on you.
    All that you've claimed not to be
    Has now come to define you.

    i think these lines have been pretty well explained by others :P hes not going to do anything. these are just hostile thoughts and he doesnt see a point in wasting his energy turning them into reality. and he calls her a hypocrite for becoming what she said she wasn't.

    Turn on my heels
    And spit apathy on this bridge you have burnt.
    Feast on my own blood
    I'll drain myself to sleep.
    I'll rise from death to knife this beast
    These last regrets the one I keep.

    turning away and not looking back because hes made his choice to get the hell away from her. hes going to swallow his emotions and put out the fire she used to destroy the bond between them by smothering it with apathy. i interpret blood as a vital tool for life, and so he says all he has left to keep him there is his own blood, which he drains to purify himself, and does somewhat of a christ-like act in which he rises after death (sort of) to "knife this beast", get rid of the hate and anger that holds him back to the memories of her. "these last regrets the one i keep" i think is just a summary saying these are the things he regrets, let them merge into one simple reminder of where he cant go wrong again.
    onlychel19on February 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!! Kick ass!!!

    Metal!!!!

    AHHHH!!!!!
    staindfan37on May 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is about someone that is completely worthless and randy is going to kick his fucking ass all because this guy as no heart for no one. "And spit apathy on this bridge you have burnt.""Once in the name of deceit
    Twice for your malice"
    ferry_515on July 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFerry, re read this lyric "This is a homicide daydream
    I won't waste my hate on you."

    He's not necessarily gonna do anything to this person, but he is expressing his displeasure with him or her.

    I think he's talking to someone he's tried and tried to get along with but the only thing he gets for his efforts is "malice," So he's gonna walk away and show this person a world without him.
    Furious Angelon January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe only way i can see this song is in a way that it realtes to a situation i have lol. I think its about a friend who you try so hard to be kind to, and then no matter what that certain friend stabs you in teh back, or uses you to get what they want. So this song shows the hate for that friend. "all that you claimed not to be has now come to define you" Kidna shows how the person reacts when he confronts that certain friend about his or her actions. S0o yeah, just my thoughts............lamb of god owns you......and your grandmother......and yoour wordrobe!!!
    GothGuyon February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was listening to this song for the first time, and all I could think was "hmm... hey, I know somebody like this!"
    AlmightyNerdon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was listening to this song for the first time, and all I could think was "hmm... hey, I know somebody like this!"
    AlmightyNerdon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite, if not my favorite Lamb Of God songs.
    "It'll come back three times
    Once in the name of deceit
    Twice for your malice
    Three times when I take you away."
    I love this.
    I like the idea that GothGuy has, because it fits.
    ChildrenOfDecadenceon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know I'm going to get shut down for this, but I seriously think this is a song about a girl. I feel like who ever wrote the lyrics (probably D.R.B.) was having false relations with a girl who made herself out to be someone completely different for the possitive attention she was getting from the writer. She then realized her mistake, and the consequences that could result and made a complete flip flop "All that you've claimed not to be, Has now come to define you." I was originally thinking it was about a close friend, but I feel that its more likely that the members from lamb of god would kick the shit out of an asshole friend and have "homicide daydreams" with lack of physical action about a girl. Just my opinion, feel free to shut it down.
    emergencyexit987on August 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthat is really really good, exit! When you put it together with furious angel's comment, it defines the song perfectly. The girl takes a dump on randy's feelings and eventually randy realizes shes a backstabing cunt and walks away and see how she likes it!
    Every time I read the lyric "all that you've claimed not to be has now come to define you" I think of a chick telling dear Randall "I'm not a whore!"
    and you know how when you start a relationship, girls are always like "I would never lie to you!" and "I would never ever do to you what she did"
    and well sometimes its not true. They see what they want and once they've had it, they move on. Sometimes.
    and goth guy has it right, this song, if I am right about the meaning, was inspired by a girl, but its not necessarily about a girl but about backstabbers and supposed friends. Every song is made for you to release your rage and frustration and anger and hatred about your own life and your surroundings.
    MistrPon January 06, 2008   Link

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