"Fall Victim" as written by and Daniel Michael Andriano Mathew Thomas Skiba....
Not sure how this is supposed to feel
Cutting like a red hot knife of surgical steel
We're all fresh from the auto play
She came, she came with sterile warnings
Screaming from her place
Singing "I want to make you bleed"

I watched them fall in line, as I fell victim
To double suicide on your television
We heard our records backwards too many times
I'm wasting my breath, we're wasting our time
Wasting our time

Down on my knees, but not to pray
Hit so hard across the skull, it hurt through my legs
They told me I had hell to pay
I came, I came too close to heaven
Had nothing to say from myself
I had to walk away

I watched them fall in line, as I fell victim
To double suicide on your television
We heard our records backwards too many times
I'm wasting my breath, we're wasting our time
Wasting our time
Time
Wasting our time
Wasting our time

I watched them fall in line, as I fell victim
To double suicide on your television
We heard our records backwards too many times
I'm wasting my breath, we're wasting our


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"Fall Victim" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General CommentLike this song, really catchy
    exthuseon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "fresh from the autoclave," not "fresh from the autoplay," because that makes no sense at all.
    charlesbronsonon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHit so hard across the skull,
    it buckled my legs

    Love the new album!
    osothebearon March 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat hook in the chorus, very enjoyable song
    KennyDubson March 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwe heard our records backwards too many times. i love that like subliminal messages to kill and destroy.
    SoConstantineon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaha, I love this song, but I always was thinking the lyrics in the chorus were -

    "As I fell victim, to the devil's suicide."

    But, thank you for clearing me up on that. :)
    Anyways, I think that this might be about recording an album or something? I don't know, but the playing records backwards too many times and wasting their time.. Those are some feelings I would have if I recorded an album. Haha, tell me if I am crazy or not.
    smartfool17on April 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this is my favorite song on crimson. dereks amazing on this one and i love how matt goes tiiIIiiiiIIiiiIIme. good stuff
    ilovealkalineon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General Comment'Not sure how this is supposed to feel
    Cutting like a red hot knife of surgical steel
    We're all fresh from the autoclave
    She came, she came with sterile warnings
    Screaming from her place
    Singing "I wanna make you bleed"'

    reminds me of an operation type thing...

    amazing song though
    all_on_blackon June 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy thought is that this song is basically about the realization of love and backing out from it once that realization is found. I think it touches on those consequences of backing out of love as well.

    The “story” if you will, really begins in the third line, “She came, she came with sterile warning”. This indicates that a woman/girl came into his life. As this figure enters his life, he is aware of what could happen. He could fall in love.

    The chorus is where the realization that he has fallen in love is discovered. It’s happens while watching a movie called, “Double Suicide”. This movie actually exists, and the movies plot has a lot to do with the song. In the movie, there is a “double suicide” at the end. The circumstances in the movie are very similar to that of Romeo and Juliet, however in “Double Suicide” they actually plan the suicide at the end, it doesn’t happen tragically. So, in the song, “Singing, I want to make you bleed” is essentially this idea that they will be together in love. In the movie, death was the only option for the love to last. He essentially is comparing his situation to that in the movie.

    So, he decides that it isn’t worth it, to die over love. This thought is further supported with the fact that he has listened to too many of his albums, which for the most part implore the hurt, and loss of love. He ends the relationship saying, “I’m wasting my breath, we’re wasting our time”. I would imagine that at this point she slaps him (probably a backhand) at the absolute disgust she has for the situation and for him. Thus, he falls painfully to his knees.

    His friends had told him from the beginning, he “had hell to pay” for entering into this relationship. Whether it be falling in love, or the departure from that feeling. And at this point after breaking up, those words are reassurance to him that he did the right thing.

    He came close to heaven by being in love, but couldn’t justify it in the end so he walked away from it. At this point, we have to revisit the beginning of the song. He’s not sure how walking away feels (line 1), but it hurts. Hence, the description of the knife in lines 2 and 3.

    The fact that the lyrics at the beginning of the song are actually the end feelings probably signal some type of circular idea to his thoughts on this subject. Having the situation run over and over in his mind and not coming up with any viable answers to his pain.
    razon June 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow. nice deciphering
    ilovealkalineon June 12, 2005   Link

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