Said you wanted to feel cold metal and hard steel
But it cuts in too deep to see you doing your midnight creep
Somebody hurts you so you´re hurting me
The only way it was meant to be
As the lights of neon slowly dim I can read in flesh
Everywhere you´ve been

Dreaming of silence of the gentle rain
Sleeping with lions in the temple of pain

Said you wanted to steal a heart of soul
And make a deal with the danger that you feed
Don´t like the monsters that you keep
Somebody hurts you so you´re hurting me
The only way it was meant to be
As the lights of neon slowly dim I can read in flesh
Everywhere you´ve been

Dreaming of silence of the gentle rain
Sleeping with lions in the temple of pain


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    General CommentGives me the Vibe.. Of being in love with a girl. who wants so badly to be satanic.. to love pain.. She's been hurt, yes.. but shes trying to hard to be a decendant of the devil.. and you love her.. but hate watching her become so hurt.
    Vampire-Christon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to me like it's about a guy who is in love with a girl who cuts herself. "Cold metal and hard steel" makes reference to razor blades while "I can read in flesh everywhere you´ve been" is really saying "By seeing your scars, I can see that you've been through hard times."
    epimethius_is_deadon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Dreaming of silence of the gentle rain
    Sleeping with lions in the temple of pain"

    I agree with epimethuis. I think this part explains how the girl dreams of a better life, but then realizes what her life is really like. Like she's trapped in some world daydreaming about a better one.
    Unicorns.on April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis might be a stretch but last night driving home i had this idea about the song......it's a song about a girl who is a prostitute.but she hates this lifestyle she's in and wants to get out.heres how i got to this

    "As the lights of neon slowly dim"-strip clubs have neon lights
    "And make a deal"- dealing with money
    and then as the title suggests. 'sleeping with lions' lions being the rich male.
    Sweet666on January 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsweet666 it's true i have also thought about that many times, but i've never found anyone who shares my point of view! :)
    kyyneleeton May 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti dunno about the rest of you, but when i hear this, i get the thought of a guy that likes a chick who just, for some reason, really wants to be a badie. Ya know, hit the clubs, stay out all night, f**k like an animal with strangers, do drugs, sell her body, the whole nine yards. And maybe this guy just happens to know about that life is is warning her about it being like sleeping with the lions-if you do it, it'll kill you.
    Ghost_Of_A_Rockeron May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTrust me, if you are ever in love with a girl who cuts herself this song will make a lot more sense.
    Frankenstrat_5150on October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThought that nothing prevents from all the suggested versions about the girl to coexist. Personally would like to add that those could be even BDSM clubs...
    Yarvenon March 14, 2013   Link

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