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Needles are piercing through my skin
I'll tell you the feeling what it's like
Is life just all about deception
Please don't be a part of the fairy tale
But you're so young to play with thy own will
Should I trade the breath of my life for freedom?

(In the rain) I'm calling you, dear
(Find a way) Can't you see me standing right here?
(Feel my pain) Life's bleeding from fear
(To find its way) I will give it straight from my vein

(Needles are piercing through my skin
I don't fear the fucking life)

Never let life pass you by
They say as if it takes me somewhere
Just let me swallow the faith by injection
Let life be rushing to my head, my love

I've played this game before
To find a piece of my true self
I'm lost within!

(In the rain) I'm calling you, dear
(Find a way) Can't you see me standing right here?
(Feel my pain) Life's bleeding from fear
(To find its way) I will give it straight from my vein

I.V. in my veins - to feel less it's pain
Can you strip away the mystery of the world
And let it suffer for its lie
Til the shape of the shadow fades
Til forever fades away

I'm calling you dear
Can't you see me standing right here?
Life's bleeding from fear
I will give it straight from my vein

(In the rain) I'm calling you, dear
(Find a way) Can't you see me standing right here?
(Feel my pain) Life's bleeding from fear
(To find its way) I will give it straight from my vein


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  • +1
    General Commentat 1st, i didnt think this song is good enough, but then i read SAW only gave yoshiki 10 days to compose, record, and perform!
    Valmightyon December 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is about hide, not a girl. Read the lyrics again (even though some of them are wrong) while thinking of hide, you'll see it.
    Yanguythingon March 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso,
    in the Film clip, I believe that is hide on the screen.
    Yes, the guitar does represent hide, as he is still a member of X Japan.
    It is his guitar, too.
    just thought i'd leave my thoughts.
    xx
    eboni_jinkame_loveon October 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have never - NEVER - heard a new song that was exactly what I need in music at that time.
    I got it through Rock Band 2, thought it was decent, then d/l'ed it...
    With each listen, it affected me more and more, and a littel differently each time.
    I have a lot of music, but never has one song stood out so much, like other posters here, I fell in love with music again.
    Once I went through the lyrics, my understanding of the song has taken new light. It affects me so personally, it's as though it was written for me. I don't just relate to it, I connect.
    And not knowing much about X Japan before listening to this song, the history behind it is amazing, the feeling from the song is so goddamn real.
    If you can try finding the Hide Memorial show X Japan did, (try torrents to find it), I never thought I could be moved as much as I was by it.
    clayman999on August 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnly reason I know this song is cuz it's the credits song of Saw 4... I love it
    Mizerableon January 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is really well written considering the amount of time yoshiki had
    hideisgodon February 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has to be one of the best regret songs i have ever heard. I know, because what im going through, and what i feel, matches this perfectly. The whole meaning of the song lies in the chorus.

    [I'm calling you, dear.
    Can't you see me standing right here?
    Life's bleeding from fear.
    I'll give it straight from my vein.]

    In his way, hes regreting whatever he did to make her leave him, and wonders if she even cares about him. He would do anything at all to have her back! Ever since, he cant find himeslf. He dosent know where he's going, or what will happen, but his longing and need for her drives him. This is my take on the song.
    xX-ALTAIR-Xxon February 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a girl who leaves this guy for some reason, but he can't let her go. He starts taking drugs to still his pain from the heartache, like the song's titel I.v. (Intravenous). His feelings for everything are blunt and he can't see no reason to live without this girl. That's why he doesn't fear life 'cause he wouldn't care if he died and all he wants is to make her see how he's suffering and make her take him back.
    deborahcarneon April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA little change also,

    "I.V. in my pain,
    do you feel where it's been
    Can you strip away the history of the world,
    and when it's so far from its life can a shape of the shadow fade, forever fade away"
    deborahcarneon April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds so different live!
    Sabo10on April 12, 2008   Link

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