"Death Blooms" as written by Chad L. Gray, Matthew Mcdonough, Greg Tribbett and Ryan Martinie....
Cold seems crippling lame meander through corridors aroma's thick
With age mark off the day reflections of my life are fading

Pull me out of body don't want it don't want in
Feeble frail and rotting descending I'm lost in
A structure that's collapsing don't want it cast into
Maker take the body don't want it wants me

Past has found its place salvation is no more will God accept my
Peace bleached will pardon me reflections of my life are fading
Pull me out of body don't want it don't want in
Feeble frail and rotting descending I'm lost in
A structure that's collapsing don't want it cast into
Maker take the body don't want it wants me

I just want to run fly kites wrestle jump and play
Swim through waves that crash to shore memories in me
Cocooned in misery

I'm sick and tired of embracing reflections of past time receive me
Or cast me away
God please take me away
Resistance futile suicidal ideas I will crucify my own being satisfy
Selfish needs fuck the deities justify my own right to what's waiting
For me

On the other side the time has come lock and load I'm coming I'm
Coming I'm coming I'm coming home

Pull me out of body don't want it don't want in
Pull me out of body don't want it don't want in
Pull me out of body don't want it don't want in
Feeble frail and rotting descending I'm lost in
A structure that's collapsing descending don't want it
Maker take the body don't want it wants me
Pull me out of body don't want it don't want in
Feeble frail and rotting descending I'm lost in
A structure that's collapsing descending don't want it
Maker take the body don't want it wants me

I just want to run fly kites wrestle jump and play
Swim through waves that crash to shore memories in me
Cocooned in misery
The darkness overcomes soul soars to the other plain
Existence past the door I sail through purgatory's bay

I asked a god for poison cradle me sown to my dreams souls searching
Death blossoms where clouds lie over me held in god's hands death
Blooming

Dark for fear of failure an inner gloom as wide as an eye and
Fermenting roiling hate death grip in my veins unveiling rancid
Petals flowering forth foul nectar the space between a blink and a
Tear
Death blooms


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"Death Blooms" as written by Greg Tribbett Chad L. Gray

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    General Commentthis song is about Kud's grandmother dieing in the hospital. about how death will still bloom all over and will never end.
    Killjaon April 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment(Kud) "It's a song about my grandmother, because she is on in years she is seen as useless and shunned by other family members."
    Pharmicopiaon April 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkillja's right, this song was inspired by Kud's grandmother, but i think the song has a more universal meaning. its just about death, and anyone can attach a more personal meaning to it
    GodHatesACowardon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe meaning i get out of this song:
    i think that this song is about wanting to cherish life. wanting to remember good things. and not expericance band ones. but this song is also about living a such a bad life, wanting to die so much, that you sense your death approaching throughout the years. which is what all ppl should do. most ppl either think theyre never goign to die or are to scared to even think about their death. ppl mite see this song as suicidal. but it should also be looked at as being about someone who wants the pain to leave their body, they want the mental scars and depression to suddenly be gone, and the only way for that for them to die.
    xXxCoLLiDexXxon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"The song is basically about being OK to die," "You have to have a sense of self-fulfillment before you're actually able to go to the other side and be prepared for it. Everything we write about is a process of being human, so this is just one more thing. "It's a song about my grandmother, because she is seen as useless and shunned by other family members."

    -KuD
    SilentAenimaon July 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentChad wrote this song from his grandmother being deathly ill. Its about how these days people value life after there should have been death. For example when someone is on machine like life-support and iron lungs. When they are on those they should have already been dead, but with our values we keep them alive and the person is usually in a body that is feeble, frail and rotting. And sometime don't want it. So he wrote this on his feeliongs which are similar to mine on this, where if I was to be in the situation that the only way I could live and I would have to stay on those and couldn't live without them. I would rather have them let me die, give me morphine or something and just let me die easily. Dont keep me in a body that I don't want. If people forced me to do that, I would be praying the maker:

    Past has found its place salvation is no more will god accept my peace bleached will pardon me reflections of my life are fading
    Pull me out of body don't want it don't want in,
    Feeble frail and rotting descending I'm lost in,
    A structure that's collapsing don't want it cast into,
    Maker take the body don't want it wants me

    I asked a god for poison cradle me sown to my dreams souls searching death blossoms where clouds lie over me held in god's hands death blooming
    LostJacketon March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt was written about Kud's dying grandma, but it's meaning isn't that direct and explicit, it's about more than just that, as many of you have already summed up.

    I like the juxtoposition in the title, how death is supposed to be an end and blooming is supposed to signify the beggining, it ends up being a metaphor for the complex relationship between the concepts of death and life. The title can be taken to mean both the ending of life *and* the formation of death. It's really cool what they do. Mudvayne have always had lots of intellectual and poetic elements to their writing. Some people initially labelled them 'math metal' because of their complex time-signatures and tone changes, but if you're gonna define them that way, i think 'lit-metal' is a lot more accurate, and it's a better complement too.
    shadowwiththeeyeson June 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's about being at peace with one's self and having no regrets before you die. if you have regrets your soul will travel the earth looking for something to lay it to rest. i think maybe that they are hoping his grandmother does not become a ghost.
    pigbenis666on November 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmmmn....thats a very interesting view to take, anduin. Personally I agree with DownedSystem though. I think it's about someone very old, wishing they would just die because they are too frail and weak to do anything else. This point is supported even more by the video.
    Shifty Shinigamion January 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about old age, and how senior citizens . . . specifically Kud's grandma . . . are looked at as useless by the rest of his family/society.
    fattymotoon March 03, 2002   Link

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