[Dreams not waking creeping down inside the quiet urns
listen to the sound crashing down into it the needle is
warm in the arm hate burns illusion pain pain pain]
walk out in the street see the vacant eyes dreaming of
the dream unbroken economic repression plays a part I
wonder what I'm going through ....pain.....
wasted away island body on a darkened see to avoid
chattering taped tape taping human muttering warning
flicker lights the candle burnsinside..... a pain that
never dies crawls up the back and waits for the lies tall
climb edges edges exhausts no night climbing higher
...... crawls wicked wire cut throat explodes
singing of the the vein no desire .........great
fate...... human heart explodes attacking pointed sticks
in sores the arms wheres the warning warning shot the lights
out wheres the warning ........ needle is warm in the arm
travels to the heart human heart flags the blood ........
a halo of fire scarring made of flame the flower
flavor find its worth calls the tripping strings
supporting the game of life ......the pain...... broken
chair that horror tray of fear wheres the warning warning killing
me .......aching human heart except my patience is giving
up on me....... river of track mark volcano upon the arm
open sores allowing ants to crawl in and I
wonder if I missed the warning missed the warning casting
away varnish crack ants symbolize decay missed the
warning missed the vein reaching out crying for
where is the warning .......heart exploding human heart attack.


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  • +2
    General CommentFrom what I've heard....threw a very good source...he told me that Ogre stopped doing drugs.. so he kicked the habbit
    Skinny_Mozzyon September 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is obviously about a heart attack, either from overdose or an accident while injecting some sort of substance. My personal guess is Cocaine, but it could be heroin. A big hint is in the title 'Love in Vein', keyword being vein.
    evan_111on May 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentheroin, yes. that's what happens when you work with Al Jourgensen for so long
    gasmaskon April 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, most Skinny Puppy fans know that A lot of the later Skinny Puppy works were influenced by Ogre's addictions to drugs...Herion in particular I believe...could give the un-informed a better look at some of these songs
    NIN7688on July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the loox of Ogre and Germany's Doomsday festival back in 2000, I wonder if he has shaken his demons...

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    NobodyHereon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcevin, ogre and dawyne (r.i.p.) were all heroin addicts at one time or another, so i'm quite certain that's what the song's about
    animus impiuson June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of the best skinny puppy songs, in my opinion.
    xheartbreakerxon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNone of you quite get it.
    In this song Ogre is talking about battling with the mental anguish of heroin addiction. And talking about how mentally draining the idea of having to quit is, and looking back and feeling trapped between addiction and suffering.
    "Where's the warning?" he asks... as if saying who had any idea it would all become this bad.
    The title "love in Vein" is referring to the fact that Heroin is the love he is getting from life, think about that statement a moment.

    "supporting the game of life ......the pain...... broken
    chair that horror tray of fear wheres the warning warning killing
    me .......aching human heart except my patience is giving
    up on me....... "

    He is talking about how his life has been degraded by his addiction for so long and how he is hating himself for it, and his patience for himself is expiring as he grows more despondent, and about how heroin has become a meaning for living,
    despite how much it kills him.
    ff45t1zon July 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat the start is ogre saying Are You There?
    im pretty sure it's that..
    AllOnBlack666on September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIV cocaine. NOT heroin...
    heltir1723on January 26, 2010   Link

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