Panic sets in
The room just spins
Here it comes again...

Slipping through my fingers out of my reach
Nothing is picture perfect
Buried under the rocks of a landscape
Nothing here is picture perfect
Slipping through your fingers
It's out of your hands

Bleed
Holding on gets harder and harder
Giving up gets harder and harder
(Release)
The tension corrupts direction
I've lost control

Slipping through your fingers, it's out of my grasp
Nothing here is ever perfect
Crippled by the weight of the downfall
Nothing here is real

Keep control

A lifetime of open wounds
Completely incomplete

Bleed
Holding on gets harder and harder
Giving up gets harder and harder
(Release)
The tension corrupts direction
I've lost control

Just keep on tighter and tighter, and keep control
Just hold on tighter and tighter, just hold me still


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    General Commentamazing. They did an awesome job on this CD
    ivanyon October 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how he is the one that everyone goes to when they have a problem, but he never has anyone to go to. He always has to keep it together and be hard and calloused on the outside, but no one is there for him when he needs it.
    evanileson April 01, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationmy thoughts on this are that he has an addiction to a drug where he wants to quit but knows he cant, even though the consequences have become deadly. For example he has an addiction to heroine, or even simpler yet, cigarettes and he is dying. I think this meaning makes the most sense when you read the chorus "holding on gets harder and harder" (hes dying) and "giving up gets harder and harder" (he can't quit because he is addicted). The instrumental at the end might try to make it feel like the person has found release. It's a great song one of my favorites on this album I definetly like the technical riffs and the glockenspiel in the background at the end.
    jasterofpuppetson June 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti was always puzzled on this song. i kept trying to over analyze it and what not, because a lot of their songs on the newest releases are very very deep and well thought out. basically though,the lyrics explain it all. its about feeling like the world and all its pressures/burdens are caving in on you, and you don't know what to do. you lose focus and you feel like giving up. its like every day is a struggle. the pressures of life lead you to lose sight of your goals, and you tend to head in the wrong direction. the song is about him trying to keep control of his life, but he just can't seem to. and then in the next song,homecoming, he finally sets himself free from all these burdens and sets his life on track.
    Controller123on August 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFucking love Karl.
    IMABEARon October 04, 2011   Link

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