The cold concrete cuts against her back
And her spirit spills with blood onto the pavement
Hands tied so tight behind her neck
And a silence falls and everything changes
Everything dies, to you nothing’s alive to you anymore
I guesss you’ve gotten more than you may have wanted

If I could take your pain away
I would scream for you
And I’d bleed for you
So you’ll feel this way again
When you’re in my arms
I would scream for you
I will bleed for you

She drowns herself until the images erase
But the skin is bruised all along her thighs
Nightmares repeat refrain memories remain
The mental photographs haunting all the time
She shuts her eyes, to you she tries to hide
From you, she falls asleep into dreams where she is safe

If I could take your pain away
I would scream for you
And I’d bleed for you
So you’ll feel this way again
When you’re in my arms
I would scream for you
I will bleed for you

So put the weight on my shoulders
Put the pain in my heart
Tie the knots in my stomach
Let it tear me apart
So I could be everything you need

So put the weight on my shoulders
Put the pain in my heart
Tie the knots in my stomach
Let it tear me apart
So tear me apart
Tear you apart

And this silence strips me bare
And the body pins me down
I’ve never been so scared to breathe
Afraid to make a sound
But all I know, is you’ll never let me go
Kick and scream, and bite and bleed
Make believe it’s all a dream

If I could take your pain away
I would scream for you
And I’d bleed for you
So you’ll feel this way again
When you’re in my arms
I would scream for you
I will bleed for you

Pain away

I would scream for you
I will bleed for you

Pain away

I will bleed for you


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  • +1
    General Commentthis songs amazing.
    tommyhaychon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is written from the point of view of someone who's girlfriend or someone they love has been raped. The first verse is kind of describing the actual event taking place (the lyrics are "Hands tied so tight behind her neck"), and the way it kind of kills her inside, "And her spirit spills with blood onto the pavement," meaning as she bleeds and experiences this, she is losing her "spirit." The next lyrics are "a silence falls," not a siren falls, which symbolises the end of the event happening, and "everything changes," because of this terrible experience. "And everything dies, to you nothing’s enough, to you anymore," shows how she feels dead inside now and nothing means anything to her. Oh yeh and its not "I guess you bellied more," its "I guess you've gotten more."
    The chorus is the person who cares about this girl saying that they would gladly suffer teh way she is, so she wouldnt have to. The next verse says "she kills herself until the image is erased," which I think means she is indulging in self destructive behaviour, maybe cutting, or drinking until she forgets what happened to her, but she cant forget because the physical evidence is always there, "the skin is bruised all along her thighs." This line is the indicator that what happened to her was definately rape. The rest of this verse is just about how she cant escape the mental images or the memory of her attacker ("from you she tries to hide"), and all she can do is sleep and be safe, because when shes concious all she can do it think about it "haunting all the time." The last bit is the guy who wrote it saying that he cant be what she needs now, because she's too damaged by what happened to trust and love the way she did, but he wishes he could accept her pain for her, even if it "tears him apart", so he could once again be everything she needed. There is also a last verse which wasnt included,
    "And this silence strips me bare,
    and your body pins me down.
    I've never been so scared to breathe,
    afraid to make a sound.
    And all I know is you'll never let me go..
    Just kick and scream, bite and bleed,
    and make believe it's all a dream."

    This also fits in with the idea of rape, I'm not quite sure whos perspective its from though, maybe the girls, or him imagining it.....?? Anyway, those are my ideas!!
    glassinthetreeson October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks ass
    vandythecandymanon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyah, this song is awesome. cant wait for the new album.
    martini276on September 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentglassinthetrees

    I agree with both your interpretation as well as all the modifications. The bridge part needs a tweak as well. It should read:
    Put the weight on my shoulders
    And the pain in my heart
    Tie the knots in my stomach
    And let it tear me apart.
    So I could be everything you need
    Everything you need

    Put the weight on my shoulders
    And the pain in my heart
    Tie the knots in my stomach
    And let it tear me apart.
    So tear me apart.

    Keeps it in line with the rest of the song. Let me bear the burden, let it ruin me instead of you.
    toad-666on October 28, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"And this silence strips me bare,
    and your body pins me down.
    I've never been so scared to breathe,
    afraid to make a sound.
    And all I know is you'll never let me go..
    Just kick and scream, bite and bleed,
    and make believe it's all a dream."

    I thought about this more, and I think its from the girls perspective, and the bit where it says "And all I know is you'll never let me go.. " is about the fact that she will never be able to get rid of the memory so it will be like her abuser has some form of a hold on her forever, even years and years into her future.
    glassinthetreeson October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, no matter what the meaning. I've just recently heard about Hidden In Plain View, but already they're one of my favorite bands and this song is one of my favorite songs. I love the chorus.. God it's great..
    NewFoundGetUpKid0on November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is the effing best.
    i love the worldon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeh i agree with all lyrics changes and glassinthetrees (great name BTW) interpretation... but when i first heard it i thought it was "she cleans herself until the image is erased" referring to how some rape victims will clean themselves furiosly to remove any mark the attacker has left on them .'but the skin is bruised all along her thights' good song tho
    riotgrrrlpunkarmyon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeh i agree with all lyrics changes and glassinthetrees (great name BTW) interpretation... but when i first heard it i thought it was "she cleans herself until the image is erased" referring to how some rape victims will clean themselves furiosly to remove any mark the attacker has left on them .'but the skin is bruised all along her thights' good song tho
    riotgrrrlpunkarmyon January 22, 2005   Link

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