The black of night is closing in around you
The crippling fear moves in as they strap you down
Will you let a moment get the best of you
Will this situation bring you around

When the blood stains dry
Will it bring you around
Will it pass you by

Right now you're bruised and bleeding
I see the hurt within your eyes
I know your pain is for a reason
You need to feel just to know that you're alive

The days have turned to weeks but it's not over
The bandages rewind you to where you've been
These memories will remind you
When life takes you out will it bring you around

When it's said and done
Will it bring you around
What will you become

Right now you're bruised and bleeding
I see the hurt within your eyes
I know your pain is for a reason
You need to feel just to know that you're alive


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    General Commentthis song is simple. its how you go through the hard times in life the ones you feel like you will never get out of. will you crash and burn or will you know that coming out of it you will be stronger than before.
    taskmaster_22on August 22, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI'm not any kind of big fan of Kutless, I heard the song on the radio again this morning and looked up the lyrics.

    The song isn't obviously about cutting and the band says that, though their band name wasn't a reference to cutting, the name has attracted cutters so why wouldn't this song have a little reference to that in it.

    It made me think of cutting because the line "You need to feel just to know that you're alive" which reminds me of the line from Iris "you bleed just to know you're alive" is the description of how my wife felt in the many years in her life that she cut. Her pain is something I've come to understand very well - there's a horrible numbness. As far as the bandages line, I don't think most cutters use bandages - they love their scars because it shows the pain within. My wife hid her cuts/scars from others but not from herself, that was the point. After years of sexual abuse, her father still won't acknowledge what he's done to her, but her scars don't lie about the pain she felt and still sometimes feels.

    Now I don't know how Christian Kutless really is but the hardening of your heart that has to go on to live in severe pain and abuse really hardens your heart making you unable to feel anything, as an adult you can't interact with people or even your children in any healthy way, you keep doing things that destroy yourself (even down to abusive friends and spouses) - Christ is the only answer but not one we seek merely as an alternative to cutting but as the truth.
    hythlodaeus12on June 24, 2010   Link

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