"Crawl Through Knives" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
The black hole, forever mine,
I need the fear, push me out.
Oh be brave, show me signs,
Should I feel shame for the questions that I have (with you)

If you could it be, the things I need
(I'll crawl through knives an inch per tear)
These knees, they bleed for you.
(Let the colour persuade the hate that you fear)

Feed the lie, force the reason,
Leave me in doubt, need some motivation

It's in my hands, the sky
So bright its burning,
It's for me to decide
If flames will reach heaven tonight.
It's in my hands.

Nailed to the floor
Paralyzed
Emotions drifting
Touching the new

If you could it be, the things I need
(I'll crawl through knives an inch per tear)
These knees, they bleed for you.
(Let the colour persuade the hate that you fear)

It's in my hands, the sky
So bright its burning,
It's for me to decide
If flames will reach heaven tonight
[Repeat x4]


Lyrics submitted by Jaheo, edited by Kritical, sokorny

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  • +2
    General CommentHaha, it's not about religion. ^^

    It's about life, life hurts and it's supposed to... Learn from your mistakes.
    Skrifboodon April 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"It's in my hands, the sky's so bright, it's burning
    And for me, to design...In Flames
    We reach out to light, It's in my hands!"

    I'm probably wrong, but I think it sounds more like

    "It's in my hands, the sky's so bright, it's burning
    just for me, to design... we're in flames
    we'll reach heaven tonight"
    Varulfon December 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe chorus in this song is really kickass.
    For me this song is about a prophet, who wants to open the eyes of the humans. But they simply ignore him because humans don't want to hear the truth sometimes.
    Coffeinon December 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThanks for the correct lyrics RagingLunatix :) They do make a lot more sense. I thought the guessed lyrics were powerful but this stuff is just amazing. Listening to the lyrics, what Lord_Hypnos said about reaching God seems to make a lot of sense. Although I don't think it has anything to do with In Flames' religion or beliefs, it's almost as if they are questioning God and all the people that believe in a God, but where is he now? Eventually he decides its for him to decide. I hope that makes some sense! But it's an amazing song anyway!
    minus_zer0on February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot completely sure if this is right. Lemme know if it ain't
    Jaheoon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk.
    The lyrics I got in some of the parts were
    Instead of IN FLAMES Can it be...
    I got "IF YOU couldnt be.. the things I need."
    And then the next line
    "THESE LIES let it bleed for you."

    But other than that, I think you did a good job on this one. \m/
    deadgodinmeon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome corrections that i think are right:

    first line:
    The black hole, forever mine

    first (pre) chorus:
    It's You!!
    Could it be, the things I need
    These lies/eyes
    They bleed...for you

    main (second) chorus:
    It's in my hands, the sky's so bright, it's burning
    It's for me, to design...
    with flames! We reach out to (the) light,
    It's in my hands!
    eddie_ron December 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti appreciate that people are putting the leaked album lyrics online, but i am also getting very pissed off at the fact that they are consistently wrong.
    i really wish you guys would keep the lyrics off of here until you got the true ones from the CD booklet
    other than that...
    in flames is my favorite band, and to me...
    everything they do is magic basically
    MinionVarchildon December 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI live in Norway, and believe me, I know this.

    The chorus goes like this:

    It's in my hands, the sky
    So bright it's burning, it's for me
    to decide... We're Flames
    We'll reach heaven tonight,
    it's in my hands.
    Andy-666on December 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe that inbetween the two lines

    Could it be, the things I need.
    These eyes, they bleed, for you.

    there's the utterance of 'i'll crawl through knives just to...' and i can't hear it because it trails off, but it definitely says it.

    anyway, for the new album, this is really promising. i respect these, and hope they manage to pull out another fantastic album, because i've enjoyed every piece they've composed.
    Word_upon January 07, 2006   Link

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