"Bleak" as written by Chris Fehn, Craig Jones, Michael Crahan, Corey Taylor, Nathan Jordison, Paul Gray, Sid Wilson and Mickael / Thomson....
Beating
Heart still beating for the cause
Feeding
Soul still feeding on the loss
Aching
Limbs are aching from the rush
Fading
You are fading from my sight

Break of morning, coldness lingers on
Shroud me into nightmares of the sun

Moving
I am moving closer to your side
Luring
You are luring me into the night
Crying
Who is crying for you here
Dying
I am dying fast inside your tears

Plunging towards bereavement faster yet
Clearing thoughts, my mind is set

Devious movements in your eyes
Moved me from relief
Breath comes out white clouds with your lies
And filters through me

You're close to the final word
You're staring right past me in dismay
A liquid seeps from your chest
And drains me away

Mist ripples round your thin white neck
And draws me a line
Cold fingers mark this dying wreck
This moment is mine

Help me cure you
Atone for all you've done
Help me leave you
As all the days are done

Night falls again
Taking what's left of me

Slight twist, shivering corpse
Ornated with water, fills the cracks
Clasped in my limbs by tradition
This is all you need


Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by Zero00430

"Bleak" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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  • +2
    General CommentHuge eargasm!!
    InAbsentiaon December 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song from a very talented band
    IanoDublinon August 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really dont belive this is about killing somone, and I do agree with Snothebest. The whole Blackwatter park album has a story to it like MAYH, And I belive its about 2 people being trapped in there home through the winter and they have a really bad disease like a lerpersy type disease and one of them its kinda rotting away or somthing like that.

    "Fading, you are fading from my sight " this would show that the person is dieing. duh

    "Mist ripples round your thin white neck" This might mean that the disease is making the person thin and pale.

    "A liquid seeps from your chest" Possibly somthing like puss or body fluids caused by the disease.

    I also think the dieing person or the other person is going paranoid thus "Devious movements in your eyes"

    But I could be wrong. But I also heard else where that it was about a disease too.
    twilight_samon June 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think it's a concept album, no...but perhaps there is a running theme.

    Maybe it's like Nevermore's DREAMING NEON BLACK; separate songs that are all thoughts and stories related to a single character, yet through sections of each song, we learn what has been happening in that person's life.
    theothernesson July 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnaw, I agree this song is definetly about killing someone I think. That line "who is crying for you here?" kinda gives it away I think. Anyway, killer song. The breaks are the end with clean vocals are so melodic and beautiful it hurts. Then when he comes in screaming again all of a sudden...wow. This song hits like a brick. Love it. Rock on.
    DingleberryElectronon February 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationA few dedicated listens in, I think there is a bit more of a touch of retribution for the death of a friend or family member than just murder.

    "Plunging towards bereavement faster yet
    Clearing thoughts, my mind is set"

    More than once in this album, "Leper Affinity" for the current example, show multiple points of psychological view, be it from the same entity or not. This also helps explain a bit of the inconsistency that the narrator seems to be feeling

    +2cents
    Cheers
    TheSwampPrinceon February 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFixed the lyric a bit. Looks much better now.
    Any thoughts? Something to fix?
    Idanon July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey thanks for all the lyrics nant! awesome song too
    spasticon March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like this song is about stabbing someone in the chest and watching them slowly die as they cry.
    Necrothon June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about killing someone, possibly after having had sex with them.
    Kodos86on April 08, 2004   Link

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