"Leeches" as written by Jesper Claes Haakan Stroemblad, Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte and Anders Par Friden....
Leeches
We are creatures
We leave her as we trust

If you say this way
I will take that way
'Til for the fire will it die
Fry

Spit me out
I'm glad I don't belong
Save me the speech
You'll be forgotten and gone

It burns
It rips
It hurts

Leeches
They preach to us
Where's the wisdom from the crowd

Spit me out
I'm glad I don't belong
Save me the speech
You'll be forgotten and gone

It burns
It rips
It hurts
They made you believe
Your turn
The chance of a lifetime
How does it feel to be alive

Let's hear it for the bullet
That can't be heard
Pray to yours that I steal

Spit me out
I'm glad I don't belong
Save me the speech
You'll be forgotten and gone

It burns
It rips
It hurts
They made you believe
Your turn (It hurts)
The chance of a lifetime
How does it feel to be alive


Lyrics submitted by Akraz, edited by ZoltanMagyar

"Leeches" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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  • +2
    General CommentThe last part of the chorus is "How does it feel to be a lie?" Not "How does it feel to be alive?"

    I made this mistake at first too, but then I listened a little closer.
    greengiant360on October 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLeeches like leeches
    "Ignorance we Trust"

    If you say this way
    I'll take that way
    Fuel for the fire on which I thrive.

    Spit me out
    I'm glad I don't belong
    Save me the speech
    I know you'll be forgotten and gone.

    It burns It rips It hurts
    They make you bleed your turn
    The chance of a lifetime,
    How does it feel to be alive.

    Leeches, They preach to us.
    Words of wisdom from blocked minds.
    A tear for the poet.
    That can't be heard
    Praise the artist that steals.
    RagingLunatixon February 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's what i hear, and i know that the album insert says something different (don't worry, i know most of you pirate your music so you have no idea what an album insert is, well it's the little book in the front cover of a CD.)

    Leeches
    Like leeches
    "In ignorance we trust"
    If you say this way, I'll take that way
    Fuel for the fire on which I thrive

    Spit me out
    I'm glad I don't belong
    Save me the speech
    You'll be forgotten and gone

    It burns, it rips, it hurts

    Leeches, they preach to us
    Words of wisdom from blocked minds

    Spit me out
    I'm glad I don't belong
    Save me the pitch
    The people, come and gone

    It burns, it rips, it hurts
    They make you believe your turn
    The chance of a lifetime,
    How does it feel to be alive?

    A tear for the poet that can't be heard
    praise the artist that steals

    Spit me out
    I'm glad I don't belong
    Save me the pitch
    The people, come and gone

    It burns, it rips, it hurts
    They make you believe your turn
    The chance of a lifetime,
    How does it feel to be alive?

    And as best i can tell, they are saying that the music industry (on radio and pop in particular) is mostly an assembly line now, all you need is a pretty face, decent (but not exceptional voice), someone to write the music and lyrics for you, and then they market the shit out of you. No surprise that in 1 to 2 years you're washed up and 20 years from now no one will remember much about you. this type of manufacturing is also found frequently in Hip Hop as well, although country was built on it ;-) They also indicate that this makes bands with a unique sound, like In Flames, stick out more in the contrast.
    diablo_gateon August 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOf course In Flames lyrics can by interpreted in many diffrent ways but this is the way I like to interprete them.

    "Leeches
    We're like leeches
    In ignorance we trust"
    - *We're like leeches* refers to humanity only leeching from mother earth and not giving back. This is a pagan interpretation but IF lyrics can in many cases be interpreted pagan.
    - *in ignorance we trust* We idolise and almost worship people who do not really care about this world like pop-musicians, politicians and religious leaders. Blind leading the blind.

    "If you say this way I will take that way
    Fuel for the fire on which I thrive"
    - *If you say this way I will take that way* stands for the person realising the statement made in the previous couplet that will ultimately reject the current pop-culture and be very diffrent from so called leeches.
    - *Fuel for the fire on which I thrive* refers to the growing confidence in a person that rejects the leeches by seeing how little they know and how close-minded they are.

    "Spit me out
    I'm glad I don't belong
    Save me the speech
    You'll be forgotten and gone"
    - *Spit me out, I'm glad I don't belong* The person who rejects the leeches will be happy with his 'lonely' place in society.
    - *Save me the speech* The person who rejects the leeches does not care about leeches looking down on him because he knows more about the actual world than the leech.
    - *You'll be forgotten and gone* Very powerful one... If humanity continues as it is, it will take down the world and the people on it. On the other hand: if humanity realises it is going down the drain they will assign the leech as the cause of this.

    "Leeches
    They preach to us
    Words of wisdom from blocked minds"
    - *Words of wisdom from blocked minds* refers to muslims, jews and christians thinking that they figured it all out while in fact they are the root to all problems in this world.

    "It burns
    It rips it hurts
    They make you believe your turn
    The chance of a lifetime
    How does it feel to be alive?"
    - *It burns it rips it hurts* it is painful for the person who rejects the leeches to see the world going down the drain.
    - *How does it feel to be alive?* Refers to the leeches thinking they know what life is about and them looking down on the persons who reject them and not understanding why they don't want to 'be alive'.

    "A tear for the poet
    That can't be heard
    Praise the artist that steals"
    - I never understood this to be honest....

    Quite a long interpretation, replies with thought would be nice :-)
    maxdekon August 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds a bit like soilwork
    Rymonon January 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing, some of the best Metal I have heard in a long time...
    EnterFaithon February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInteresting... most of that is completly not what it sounds like to me. The top version sounds about right but i do think its "In ignorance we trust" and on the "chance of a lifetime" it sounds a lot more like "turn of a lifetime".
    Also rather than "pray to yours i steal" sounds like "Raising arms of steel".
    Ragebringeron February 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheh, nevermind. it is "chance of a lifetime". and "Pray to your i steal.". Im an idiot lol
    Ragebringeron February 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentraging lunatic is right



    and btw, no offense, but you people sucked at interpreting these lyrics

    all of the come clarity lyrics were wayyyyyyyyyy off



    when i first read them i was like..wtf did anders let someone else write them or something?


    anders>shakespeare
    Dreadnaughton February 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWicked Cd
    PinkPrincess6916on February 15, 2006   Link

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