I see the world through bloodshot eyes
Streets filled with blood from distant lies.
The dogs of war never compromise,
No real time for rearranging.

"Help me Jesus, help me clean my wounds"
He said he cannot heal that kind.
Bleeding soul becomes a bitter mind.
He said it happens every time (Knock it down)
And that's how the story goes (Knock it down)
In the land of a thousand no's (Knock it down)
I'm all over you in time my mind is changing.
Knock it down

Black on black gives me a heart attack
And the silence makes it deadly.
Some choose to kill with simple will.
I've seen them fall fast and steady.

"Help me Jesus, help me clean my wounds"
He said he cannot heal that kind.
Bleeding soul becomes a bitter mind.
He said it happens every time (Knock it down)
And that's how the story goes (Knock it down)
In the land of a thousand no's (Knock it down)
I'm all over you in time my mind is changing.

Twist of fate won't give me a break
And myself, I'm slow and tired.
I've got to rise with these bloodshot eyes
But I keep falling when I'm higher.

"Help me Jesus, help me clean my wounds"
He said he cannot heal that kind.
Bleeding soul becomes a bitter mind.
He said it happens every time (Knock it down)
And that's how the story goes (Knock it down)
In the land of a thousand no's (Knock it down)

We are bleeding sins and our sins are always fadin'
Oh fadin', oh fadin', oh fadin'

Oh, knock it down, knock it down
Oh, knock it down, knock it down
Oh, knock it down, knock it down
Oh, knock it down


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"Clean My Wounds" as written by Pepper Keenan

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  • +3
    General Commenti dont think this is an anti-christian song,
    he's just saying that his wounds are so grievous and deep that he doubts that even Jesus can heal them.
    Ddaduttaon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst off I believe anyone can interpret any song any way they want to, there's nothing wrong with that, however I 100% agree with Ddadutta on what this song is generally about, Corrosion is far from being anit-religious.
    KyussCOCon December 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentChrist can only help those who want to be helped. Obviously we don't need no fucking help. We are beyond his healing. So we must "knock it down" dismantle and corrode this organization of Christianity. Perhaps we will evolve to a point where we can" kill with simple will" and that war will be the final war. We don't want this bullshit. We don't need this threat of judgement because our sins are our own.
    Salivaltowon June 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its about East Berlin,before the fall of the wall.Or thats what i got from it.

    Dogs of war never compromise
    >Russian soldiers carrying on their orders even though the villagers are pleeding them to stop.

    In the land of a 1000 no,s
    >Communist Germany man not alot you can do

    In time my mind is changing
    >maby re-education facility's(i dont know if russia had these)

    Im not religious but her goes nothing.
    The people of east berlin were probably "god why is this happening to us why would you condem us to this hell"
    Begging jesus to clean their wounds (sinns) and for him to knock down the wall.

    now for somthing different
    then their was Regan he came and smote that wall
    with his hulk like strength!

    anyway im probably missing the point on this one.if so dont go crazy and call me an idiot.
    Corrosive30on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBleeding soul becomes a bitter mind. I interpret that meaning any sin committed. The kinds he can't heal are maybe the sins people don't feel guilty about and commit them over and over.
    NutzyPixeon January 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe wounds are insanity. god can't heal craziness. the song is about losing your religion.
    lifer666on August 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsounds to me like a song about a guy coming back from war trying to heal his wounds "in the head" and is contemplating suicide because no one can help him
    DTRSsouthon August 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI completely disagree with Salivaltow's interpretation. I think Ddadutta is pretty close.

    Here's my take:

    In the first verse, the singer laments the evils in the world around him. In referring to how he sees "the world through bloodshot eyes. Streets filled with blood from distant lies. The dogs of war never compromise," he's not glorifying this evil; he's castigating it. In the last line of the verse "No real time for rearranging" refers to how he's giving up hope. This gives us our first hint to the meaning of the chorus. I'll get back to the chorus later.

    In Verse 2, the singer continues his condemnation of the world. When he sings, "Black on black gives me a heart attack," again he's not glorifying but reproving evil.

    In the third verse, the singer talks about he's succumbing to the world around him, being "I'm slow and tired," and "falling" to the evil despite his resistance.

    In the final verse, the singer sings about having succumbed to the evil, that resistance has turned into a blood bath, and that this resistance in the form of guilt for sins is "fading".

    Back to the chorus. The chorus is a summary of the sentiments from the four verses. The singer resists the evil in the world around him ("Help me Jesus"), starts feeling a sense of hopelessness ("He said he cannot heal that kind."), falls to the evil ("Bleeding soul becomes a bitter mind."), and then eventually gives up resistance ("I'm all over you in time my mind is changing.").

    I'm not quite sure what to make of the refrain "knock it down". My best guess is that it refers to the singers diminishing/fading resistance.
    dhalsim2on February 11, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOW thats some heavy stuff.
    insane metal fanon February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut other that that i have to agree with Salivaltow
    Corrosive30on February 10, 2006   Link

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