Following your head might be a long, long road to nowhere
Don't dwell on the past
You've got to find the strength to lead you

Hear my words now
Suffer with me
Drown in despair
Set yourself free

Underneath your skin is there enough to keep you breathing?
I drew my own blood another life through this transfusion

Born again in time you're not alone in what you're feeling

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    General CommentThe chorus riff is the best heavy sound i've ever heard.This part of the song moves me and makes me shiver...Intense!
    alaskan chinookon July 07, 2003   Link
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    My InterpretationAmazing song. Amazing album. Amazing band.

    Kirk talks about not dwelling on the past, and then moves on to phrases like "Drown in despair/Set yourself free" and suggests-- it seems to me-- he gains a life (because he says "ANOTHER life") through a metaphorical transfusion. Add in the last line about not being alone, and part of me wonders if he isn't talking about how we can gain life by mere means of being social creatures. Knowing others can relate is, in itself, like a transfusion of life. Great friends (and sometimes the resulting great lovers) are like the blood of life itself. How else can you be set free by suffering? Only by sharing it with others and working through it.
    PleaseDrinkMilkon October 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is damn heavy! I think the purpose of this song is to encourage you to reach absolute bottom if you're heading there. Feel the pain and burn yourself out so that you can recharge yourself, instead of just avoiding and not confronting your problems.
    "Following your head might be a long, long road to nowhere", interesting line and I take it as "logic vs emotion". A smart person is more likely to avoid trouble than a person who thinks with his/her heart and this song seems to be encouraging to follow your heart atleast sometimes so that you can get a taste of conflict and the aftermath of it all.
    hwhyon April 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAgreed.
    Lifxon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFollow your heart
    Look forward to a prosperous future
    Master your courage
    Listen to people
    Realise they are suffering too
    Drown your ego in this realisation
    Set yourself free
    Reflect upon your inner self
    *From the perspective of a higher self / god / father* - I drew my own blood for your life.
    Revived on the other side of a brutal destructive depression
    steve27260on June 04, 2016   Link

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