Tire this wrecking ball on jagged line been waking morning
A self defense machine to keep me up for the time being
Produce the presses, omit the signs
It can be read in the morning paper
The first great step in the experiment
To crush and kill

This partial reason
Like a cesar to cease the day
And the season or to cower, like a demon
Regrets will fall today

When you spread out like a venus
Into mucus
Into muscle
Blown by sand
Stand into the mountains
Stand into the moiuntains
Aphrodisiac to pull me west again

Tire this hidden cave to jagged line and step inside it
And line by line it's written,
Your blood will spill when you've left my carcass
In two words: broken wheels, your four point stance is eaten

This partial reason
Like a cesar to cease the day
And the season or to cower, like a demon
Regrets will fall today
Our Shields will fall today

When you spread out like a venus
Into mucus
Into muscle
Blown by sand
Stand into the mountains
Stand into the moiuntains
Aphrodisiac to pull me west again
Bloodgiver

Hibernation for some time now
Sleeping bears to wake at dawn
Travel far to surf the sky
Been bolted down and stepped on
Bloodgiver


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    General Comment'Spread out like a venus' sounds like he is saying penis, haha. .
    Shawnk00on December 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it's almost like the lyrics are just words put together that sound good. even if that was the case this song would still kick the same amount of asses.
    floyd-eyeon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst off, there are the Roman allusions: Ceasar, Seize the day (Carpe diem, old latin term), A Venus (maybe a reference to Venus Demilo). A venus can also be a clam... he says into mucus into muscle blown by sand.... a muscle is a aquatic animal... sand produces a pearl inside a oyster, another kind of similar sea creature, and oysters are known to be aphrodisiacs.....

    All in all, I say the song is about the reinvigoration of beauty or life.... I really don't know....
    inhocsignoviceon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI had to look up these lyrics really fast because I was almost positive he was saying penis instead of venus. I guess he wasn't. hah.
    secondhandsmokeon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat's weird - it says something about "The four point stance" on one of their other songs. Not sure which one, but he says "The four point stance is stable now".
    Could this be a concept album?

    No, probably not.
    CarpeNoxon May 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere are references to mountains and the four point stance throughout the album. I don't think it's a concept album, just a theme he's produced.
    Waterproofon December 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe term four point stance refers to a football stance when you are on the line before the play starts... could be a symbol for anticipation, or preparation, or maybe trying to "charge" into a situation
    terminaon April 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is clearly about sex.
    marginxxwalkeron September 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about rising above the shit people give you and taking back you life.
    "Tire this wrecking ball on jagged line been waking morning
    A self defense machine to keep me up for the time being"
    -He used to be a force to be reckoned with but time has worn him down and now he hides behind a wall to protect himself and to keep himself moving.

    The whole bit with the clam or muscle is pretty simple. All the pain(or sand)onlymakes him stronger and beautiful(like a pearl,which is produced by sand in a clam)

    "Regrets will fall today
    Our shields will fall today
    Hibernation for some time now
    Sleeping bears to wake at dawn
    Travel far to surf the sky
    Been bolted down and stepped on"
    -He's finally had enough of it and feels he is ready to deal with life again. He was a hibernating bear who had been stepped on and beaten but is now walking on air.


    Mkb2891on December 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song has some sexual imagery, but I think it's about procreation. I mean, seriously, the song's title is "Bloodgiver." A man and a woman reproduce, i.e., "give blood" to their children, thus they are blood givers. The verses talk about how the child is the narrator's only motivation for staying alive.

    "Tire this wrecking ball on jagged line been waking morning" - He's emotionally unstable (wrecking ball) that's on a path he's unsure of (jagged line), and his child is tiring him way earlier than he'd like to be awake (tire... waking morning). Additionally, you could interpret this line as him trying to get the baby to fall asleep.

    "A self defense machine to keep me up for the time being" - His child acts as a self-defense machine in the sense that without it, he'd destroy himself in some way (e.g., suicide, drug addiction, etc). It also functions to keep him awake at this moment.

    "In two words: broken wheels, your four point stance is eaten" - Four point stance is on all fours, or crawling. It's "eaten" in the sense that although the narrator may not have been prepared for this, he can't help but eat it up and want to protect his offspring. "Broken wheels" could refer to the narrator himself who feels inadequate as a parental figure and/or human being.

    "When you spread out like a venus
    Into mucus
    Into muscle
    Blown by sand
    Stand into the mountains
    Stand into the moiuntains
    Aphrodisiac to pull me west again"

    This is beautiful. Venus is the Roman name for the Greek goddess Aphrodite who is associated with beauty, love and procreation. "Into mucus, into muscle, blown by sand..." all refer to taking a physical, human form from what are just gobs of genetic material to us. "Aphrodisiac to pull me west again..." might be referring to the westward settlers of the early 17th century in the United States. In the narrative, he likens the beginning of parenthood with the western voyages of the settlers; it's the start of a journey that's headed to an uncertain destination, but one that hopefully guarantees both him and his offspring a better life.

    "Hibernation for some time now
    Sleeping bears to wake at dawn
    Travel far to surf the sky
    Been bolted down and stepped on
    Bloodgiver"

    Ties it back into the beginning of the song. He was sleeping, but now he's up because his child has woke up. He's traveled far in hopes to secure a future for himself and his offspring (travel far to surf the sky) and ultimately, both him and his child will be bolted down and stepped on by life and each other along the journey of parenting.

    Fantastic song, the first track on this album that really grabbed me. The way he screams the title of the song is so visceral and gripping.
    buggie92on January 04, 2016   Link

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