Let the blackness roll on

Mother's cool reptilian womb
Ain't so cold tonight
My fingers trace the exit wound
By graveyard light

There's bone dust in my throat
And everything is dead
But it's all right
Take it easy
You bleed so easy

Bleed me an ocean
Bleed me an ocean tonight
By electric graveyard light
Bleed me an ocean
Let me rot beneath the sky
Teach me how to die
Bleed me an ocean
As the blossom eats the butterfly
Can you feel the cold death that rides along your spine?

Let the blackness roll on
You bleed so easy
Let the blackness roll on
I was sexless in the clouds again
I was chasing the cold, cold wind
I've become bored with flesh and bone again
The deepest alone
I've been riding the turbulence, an ocean of Hades
It's all downhill from here
On the outer nowhere
Let the blackness roll on
You bleed so easy
Let the blackness roll on
I was stoned to the drone
Of the blackness that hums
I've become bored with flesh and bone again
The endless hum of the highway drone
I was riding the turbulence, an ocean of Hades
The taste of dead sex on my tounge, on my tounge yeah

Let the blackness roll on
You bleed so easy
Let the blackness roll on
You bleed so easy

Just like a raindrop
I was born, baby, to fall
And scale these prison walls

It was over before you were born
Sucked into the vacuum
Of this universal tomb
It was over before you were born
Sucked into the vacuum
Of this universal tomb

Old blossom dies, like a young man breathes
The insects hum with their hunger and grieve
An icon of pale bone, static white dream
Blind in the wilderness, everybody scream
I couldn't find my way out the door
We all died... woke up on the floor
Yeah, I ride, yeah...
Yeah, I ride, yeah...

I ride the painted whore
She gives good universal scream
I ride the painted whore
She gives good universal scream
I ride the painted whore
She gives good universal scream
I ride the painted whore
She gives good universal scream


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  • +1
    General CommentThis is like one of the best absolutely songs i've ever heard in my life. There's so much to say about it, it has so much meaning. Acid Bath is such a great band.
    trulysicon August 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is like one of the best absolutely songs i've ever heard in my life. There's so much to say about it, it has so much meaning. Acid Bath is such a great band.
    trulysicon August 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAcid Bath are fuckin awesome. THey are melodic but also heavy at the same time. The vocals are amazing on this song.
    sepultribe99on September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking amazing
    i love the imagery of their lyrics
    xheartbreakerxon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the lyrics of their songs it's so powerful. Like it's painting pictures in your mind. Morbid yet sexy in a twisted way... Fascinating.
    Deladeuson September 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim almost dead certain this song is about ed gein..
    poopytheclownon October 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti saw a live video where dax said its about "the never-ending circle"
    this-username-suckson September 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm.... I'm going to guess this song is about shooting up heroin. "Just like a raindrop
    I was born, baby, to fall
    And scale these prison walls" was my favorite line from this song. love acid bath!
    lbgaddison February 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kind of reminds me of borderline personality disorder... Just in a poetic way.
    Blehgion March 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo bleed is a metaphor for giving, as in "give me more." I certainly agree it is a very sexual song and appeals to something primal, something intuitive, something carnal. Of course there's the other perspective that it's all just a metaphor for "life" in a very general sense, from birth to death and back again, with a little necrophelia thrown in for good measure. Also, I'm not certain, but I hear "I've been born with flesh and blood again..." instead of "bored," and "the deepest of love..." not "the deepest alone."
    Androgyneon June 03, 2013   Link

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