"Bare" as written by Frank Joseph Bello, Charlie L. Benante, John Robert Bush and Scott Ian Rosenfeld....
Standing on some dotted line
Reacting to the hands of time
A circumstance that I've been fed
Leaving questions in my head

Find the space that was left bare
An empty space I'd gladly share

One must live while one must die

Combined paired up for so many years
Unsure if I really want to shed a tear
Signing off is always so clearly done
A number 2 is now reduced to one

Find the space that was left bare
An empty space I'd gladly share

When your clock is up
And you rest for good
I will cut off my armpiece
Just like we agreed we would

One must live while one must die

While the other argues that
The world ain't fair
But then who ever promised
Anybody equal share
You might as well forget
What you gambled on
'Cause plans never go by the way they're drawn

When your clock is up
And you rest for good
I will cut off my armpiece
Just like we agreed we would

One must live while one must die

I can't say goodbye
It's all I can do to get up every morning
And when all else fails I try
To face myself and everything else
But mostly I wonder why


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"Bare" as written by Frank Joseph Bello Charlie L. Benante

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    General Commenta song about two old people who have lived together for so many years and then one of them died. From what I've heard, John Bush wrote this song for his mother, when his father passed away.
    johnnieczechon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHmm, such a great song, I'm surprised more people haven't commented on it. Johnnie's explanation seems to fit exactly. Only thing I'm unsure about is what is meant by "cut[ting] off my armpiece." Could it have something to do with a wedding band, that they agreed to move on after one of them died?

    Anyway, as I said, great song. I love the way it goes from soft to heavy on the last verse.
    AshleighJon January 27, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningGreat song that closes an under-rated album. I've always wondered about the armpiece as well. For a while i wondered if it was an odd military uniform reference(!). I also thought it could it be a tattoo of the lost loved one on the arm perhaps?

    Thoughts, anyone?
    indiabambaataaon April 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFunny they joked about songs like this in "the attack of the killer B's"
    Cynicorenon August 20, 2013   Link

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