Give me this,
before I slip,
before I sink.
because I think..
iI think I may have found the short way down.
just give me something cold and clear
the love spent here.
as I had feared means nothing dear,
I pray to reason I'll forget
I'll trade what's left.

JUST GIVE ME SOMETHING

I'm the devout
Praying just to
get the blood out
Bound by this flesh I own
I'm the devout
Cutting just to
get the blood out
Desecrate till we die alone

I will defy the pulse disguise,
but please pretend we're still alive
if it gives you hope I sung and drown
I'm taking the short way down

JUST GIVE ME SOMETHING

I'm the devout
Praying just to
get the blood out
Bound by this flesh I own
I'm the devout
Cutting just to
get the blood out
Desecrate till we die alone

give me something I can take
can take to make the memories fade
poison kiss, remember this:
I never was meant for this day. (X2)

I'm the devout
Praying just to
get the blood out
Bound by this flesh I own
I'm the devout
Cutting just to
get the blood out
Desecrate till we die alone

I'm the devout
Praying just to
get the blood out
Bound by this flesh I own
I'm the devout
Cutting just to
get the blood out
Desecrate till we die
we die alone
we die alone
we die alone



Lyrics submitted by thrwmyhrtawy., edited by dikzii

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  • +2
    My InterpretationAlmost definitely not what it means but it gives something to relate to.
    He wants to find love before he dies. "give me something"
    There are plenty of short term relationships which mean nothing. "the love spent here, as I had feared, means nothing dear"
    Blood means love. "get the blood out"
    He can't love because of himself "bound by this flesh I own"
    He can't stop doing this. "desecrate till we die alone"
    He's given up. "I'm taking the short way down"
    McArthuron October 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI noticed the line, "I've sung and drowned." The "sung" might be referring to Sing the Sorrow, and the "drowned" part may be referring to the end of the Love Like Winter video.

    It's well-known by AFI fans that Davey gets pretty cryptic with his song writing and album structure, so I guess this comment isn't groundless. It might be, but I thought it was an interesting light at least.
    theobscuriston March 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe chorus lyrics are:

    I'm the devout
    Praying just to
    Get the blood out
    Bound by this flesh I own
    I'm the devout
    Cutting just to
    Get the blood out
    Desecrate 'til we die alone
    x_storyat_3on September 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song might be about hating yourself and stuff - you know, like you just want to drain all of the blood from your body. Some people in the Despair Faction have also pointed out references to bloodletting - which induces fainting.
    natures_travestieson October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song but its easy to understand content wise why this wasnt included on the DecemberUnderground Album
    sic98on October 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, this must be one of my favorite AFI songs and there are only three comments.
    I love it so much it makes me want to die a little.
    MasterKismeton October 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorites but i cant find out what it means
    Cloud432on October 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKickass guitar as usual! Wait.. kickass EVERYTHING as usual! AFI is so cool <3
    penfiendon November 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShame the rest of the album this came with wasn't as good. However why I'm here is to explain what it's about...

    I think it's about when a person loses hope and meaning of why they're alive. And they pray to whatever to show them a sign that there is more to existence. This bothers them because they're stuck in this world that seems meaningless, in their body and they wish they could get out. It also seems the person he is describing wants to destroy themselves in one way or another for a few reasons, but is more thinging of commiting suicide. There is lots of self destruction in this song.


    Fainting Spells Lyrics

    Give me this before I slip,
    before I sink, because I think,
    I think I may have found the short way down.

    Just give me something
    Cold and clear -
    The love spent here,
    As I had feared means nothing dear.
    I pray to reason I'll forget.
    I'll trade what's left.

    JUST GIVE ME SOMETHING!
    *chorus*
    I'm the devout,
    Praying just to get the blood out,
    Bound by this flesh I own.
    I'm the devout,
    Cutting just to get the blood out.
    Desecrate til we die alone.

    I will defy the pulse disguise
    But please pretend we're still alive
    If it gives you hope.
    I've sung and drowned.
    I'm taking the short way down.

    Give me something!
    *chorus*
    I'm the devout,
    Praying just to get the blood out,
    Bound by this flesh I own.
    I'm the devout,
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    Cutting just to get the blood out.
    Desecrate til we die alone.

    Give me something I can take,
    Can take to make the memories fade.
    Poison kiss, remember this,
    I never was meant for this day.



    jujumagooon December 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor the rest and all of afi songs.... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!I hate whem ppl mention jesus, and song in the same sentance... fuck off with your church bullshit, no one that matters cares what some retard made up 2000 years ago. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    jujumagooon December 13, 2009   Link

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