Father, I plead in waves so I don't need you like I used to
Fear and nostalgia say I don't have it anymore

Whatever you want
Whatever you need
Bleed from me
Right from me
Bleed from me

I don't have yours or mine
I don't hurt you like I used to
Amy, you must be tired cause when you sleep, you sleep alone
And understand the throne
cause if he didn't pay what he had paid I'd undeniably become erased

So whatever you want
Take whatever you need
And bite your veins
Bleed your pain
Into me

Goddamn I'm tired of lying
I wish I loved you like I used to
So hold on, you pale black eye
cause when I sleep, I sleep alone

So whatever you want
No, whatever you need
Take from me
Right from me
From me


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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful.
    tinydancer23on June 10, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI get this feeling that he is talking to his daughter and I think he is mostly making references to god and jesus in terms of sacrifice and bleeding.
    Either way, this band flies way under the radar and is pretty awesome. This song in particular.
    westernshakedown13on March 25, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's mostly about his wife (Amy) struggling with life and he wants to take the pain for her and make her feel better. Really personal if you look at the other type of songs Andy usually writes.
    dominatorxrv21on August 08, 2013   Link

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