"The Crimson" as written by Daniel Jacobs, Travis Miguel, Brandon Saller and Ektor Varkatzas....
I feel it welling up inside and Robert Smith lied
Boys do cry and with blood tears in my eyes
I'm an Anne Rice novel come to life
I can't hide the monster anymore
One can only feel desolate for so long
Until one starts to change
Into something the mirror doesn't recognize
I metamorphasize
The darkness has been biding its time
To claim its latest victim
Fresh meat for carnal desires
To become what I became
I viewed the sun for the last time

Will you still hold me when you see what I have done?
Will you still kiss me the same when you taste my victim's blood?
So crimson and red, I feel it flowing from your lips

My heart is dead and so are you
And it pulses through, the desire to change
The desire to deconstruct all of my past failings
But where to begin because when you live in sin
It's hard to look at saints without them
Reflecting their jet black auras back on you
And all I have is hope, my inner burn's not fading
I'll wipe the blood from my cheek and get on with my day
And all I have is hope, and all I need is time
To bury in pine under six feet of time
The lies I told me about myself
Claw my way out, pick the splinters from under my fingernails
I won't lose hope, I won't give in
Just live and breathe and try not to die again


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"The Crimson" as written by Daniel Jacobs Brandon Saller

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    General CommentOfficial lyrics from cd booklet:

    I feel it welling up inside
    And Robert Smith lied
    Boys do cry
    And with blood tears in my eyes
    I'm an Anne Rice novel come to life
    I can't hide the monster anymore
    One can only feel desolate for so long
    Until one starts to change
    Into something the mirror doesn't recognize
    I metamorphosize
    The darkness has been biding its time
    To claim its latest victim
    Fresh meat for carnal desires
    To become what I became
    I viewed the sun for the last time

    Will you still hold me when you see what I have done?
    Will you still kiss me the same when you taste my victim's blood?
    So crimson and red
    I feel it flowing from your lips
    My heart is dead and so are you

    And it pulses through
    The desire to change
    To deconstruct all of my past failings
    But where to begin
    Because when you live in sin
    It's hard to look at saints
    Without them reflecting their jet black auras back on you
    And I have is hope
    My inner burn's not fading
    I'll wipe the blood from my cheek
    And get on with my day

    And I have is hope
    And all I need is time
    To bury in pine under six feet of time
    The lies I told me about myself
    Claw my way out
    Pick the splinters from under my fingernails
    I won't lose hope
    I won't give in
    Just live and breathe
    And try not to die again
    skinner56on June 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentQuick notes:
    Robert Smith is the lead singer of the band "The Cure." One of their big hits was "Boys Don't Cry."
    Also, Anne Rice is an author who writes mostly of vampires. Her most recent notable novel was "Queen of the Damned" which was made into a feature film a few years ago.
    skinner56on June 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea why, But I've tried to upload like .. .Almost every song off The Curse... But it won't show up on the fuckin' page ? Can anyone help cause I mean I've done liek everysong, and I know they aren't perfect but maybe they will give people a start...
    bloodclotson June 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey should show up a day later.
    strungagnstthricon June 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally good translation; I added a little more.

    My Notes:
    (What it could be saying)
    (*What I think it's saying*)

    *hardcore voice*
    I feel it welling up inside
    and rough as they (die) or (*thrive*).
    Point to crying with
    the tears in my eyes.
    I've had it!
    I starve or come to life,
    I can't hide the monster.
    Anymore, what can?
    Won't they feel desolate
    for so long?
    Until,
    one starts to change into something,
    the mirror doesn't recognize.
    (*Metamorphesis!*) or (Metamorphasize!)
    The darkness turns
    been blinding inside.
    Dark clay that plays a specter,
    fresh meat, forgotten desire.
    To become what I became,
    I feel the sun falls on my time.
    */hardcore voice*

    *chorus*
    Will you still hold me,
    when you see what I have done.
    Will you still kiss me the same?
    When you taste my victim's blood.
    So crimson and red!
    I feel it flowing from your neck.
    Crimson and red.
    My heart is dead and so are you!!
    */chorus*

    *hardcore voice*
    When it pulls out slow
    the desire to change.
    The danger stuck, over my
    one of my past feelings.
    I'd light up again,
    because when you're at that time,
    time turns against me.
    What doesn't reflecting your jet black aura back at you?
    And, all I have is hope.
    My inner burns start fading.
    I wipe the blood from my cheek
    and get on with my day.
    */hardcore voice*

    *chorus*
    Will you still hold me,
    when you see what I have done?
    Will you still kiss me the same?
    When you taste my victim's blood.
    So crimson and red!
    I feel it flowing from your neck!
    Crimson and red. (My heart is dead!)
    All this for you?! (and so are you!)
    */chorus*

    *non-hardcore voice & whispering*
    And all I have is hope. (And, All I have is hope. is hope.)
    And all I need is time. (And, All I need is time. my time.)
    To bury a line under six feet of time. (To bury a line under six feet of time.)
    The lies I told me about myself. (The lies I told me about myself.)
    Carve my way out, (Carve a way out)
    pick the splinter from under my fingernails. (Pick the splinter from under my fingernails. My fingernails.)
    I won't lose hope. (Hope...)
    I won't give in. (I won't give in. Giving in.)
    */non-hardcore voice & no whispering*

    *dual vocals*
    Just live and breathe. (Just live and breathe!)
    Try not to die again. (Try not to die again.)
    Just live and breathe. (Just live and breathe!)
    Try not to die again. (Try not to die again.)
    Just live and breathe. (Just live and breathe!)
    Try not to die a... gain! (Try not to die a... gain!)
    I try not to die again!
    */dual vocals*

    *chorus*
    Will you still hold me,
    when you see what I have done?
    Will you still kiss me the same?
    When you taste my victim's blood.
    so crimson and red!
    I feel it flowing from your neck!
    Crimson and red.
    My heart is dead and so are you!!!
    */chorus*

    *chorus*
    Will you still hold me,
    when you see what I have done?
    Will you still kiss me the same?
    When you taste my victim's blood.
    so crimson and red!
    I feel it flowing from your neck. (When you taste my victim's blood.)
    My heart is dead!
    And so are you!
    */chorus*
    TheLoveBelow19on June 13, 2004   Link
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    General Comment*/non-hardcore voice & no whispering* = */non-hardcore voice & whispering*
    TheLoveBelow19on June 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a sequel to A Vampire's Lament. He makes a ton of references to it. Like the whole Saint thing. And "All the lies I told me about myself" is reffering to him telling himself all these things..like "The fear of romance, the pain of living, the joy of sorrow, the strength in not forgiving" and telling himself that it'd all be fine = \

    Amazing song.
    You'll be a memoryon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentVery underated Atreyu song.
    thrice71on September 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this Atreyu song.
    DarkSideOfTheMoon5on November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song My fav off of The Curse
    A7X1234on November 24, 2004   Link

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