You fell away,
what more can I say?
The feelings evolved,
I won't let it out,
I can't replace...
your screaming face,
Feeling the sickness inside

Why won't you die?
Your blood is mine….
We'll be fine….
Then your body will be mine

So many words
can't describe my fate,
This feeling's evolved,
so soon to break out
I can't relate,
to a happy state,
feeling the blood run inside

Why won't you die?
Your blood is mine….
we'll be fine….
Then your body will be mine

Why is everything so fucking hard for me?
Keep me down to what you think I should be!
Must you tempt me and provoke the ministry?

Keep on trying I’m not done so easily (x 2)

I will not die…

Why is everything so fucking hard for me?

I will not die…

Why is everything so fucking hard for me?

I will not die…

Why won't you die?
Your blood is mine….
we'll be fine….
Then your body will be mine (x 3)


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Chester Bennington Of Linkin Park - System song meanings
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    General CommentThis song, to me, is about Akasha. Lestat's obsession with her somewhat haunts him. She offered him her blood (Your blood is mine) and he feels he should be her King. Yet, at the same time, he is torn. He doesn't believe in her vision of the future. So, while he burns to have her, he doesn't want to submit to her ("Must you tempt me and provoke the ministy"). "I will not die" is his refusal to submit to her, to lose his independence. However, "I can't relate to a happier state, feeling the blood run inside" talks about how when he drinks from her, nothing else matters, he is in a state of extreme bliss. I have more support to this, but I should not think it pertenent to post. I'm sure anyone that cares has gotten the idea thus far. I will say, however, this fits slightly better with the book than the pitiful excuse for a movie the song was written for. Jonathan Davis did good in writting the songs to fit the books.
    BlackTippedWingson November 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLestat sings this song as a question to someone he tried to kill, but managed to survive (it could have been a mind death, meaning he tried to forget this person, but couldn't). "Must you tempt me" is sort of like he has a love/hate relationship going on, but if they are allowed to show love to one another it will make others angry "provoke the ministry."
    Bubbley69on October 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the only song that you can hear Chester Bennington say fuck
    wang_mayo_bakeron May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah i love this song its fucking great... also think this is the only song that i thought Jonathin Davis did a horrible job at singing. kudos to chester bennington for making it sound bad ass
    Blood_and_Chaoson July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes Lestat sings this song in the movie and I believe what he's trying to say in this song is he loves someone (Akasha) but feels that it could be a bad, and dangerous thing to feel. When he's with her, she is all about death and that's what he must have felt his whole life so it fits, but he doesn't want that. He knows what he's destined to be and what Akasha wants him to be and he would like to be that, just in a different way, a better way and not just kill for the pleasure. What he's suppost to be doesn't make sense to him and he has different thoughts on it so he later rebels and kills Akasha, well, he helped anyway. I hope you guys see where I'm going with this.
    ladynauseaon December 06, 2006   Link

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