There is this face in the still water
I can't remember ever wearing
Like fingerprints on your heart
Reading out the last lines of code
To the untrained eye a secret
I bled away the last of you

Sought trust in shapes of combined results
That trickles from a less than solid case
Fought off attacks of resurfaced lust
Burn the grazing grounds

What will give in first?
The body or the lash?
Monochromatic stains
Who will cave in first?
The leader or the fake?
Monochromatic stains

This pile of ashes of a soul
Informant pokes abound
These sickly little fingers
Get away from me

Tread not the path of least restraint
Each piece of evidence a lie, a lie
The body, the face, all items in place
I don't remember a thing

What will give in first?
The body or the lash?
Monochromatic stains
Who will cave in first?
The leader or the fake?
Monochromatic stains

A sacrifice made to the loss of a mind
Folly, a man's demise

Track now the stains that allow my fall
Sickening, the sight of it all
Never shall I claim my innocence
I just wasn't there

What will give in first?
The body or the lash?
Monochromatic stains
Who will cave in first?
The leader or the fake?
Monochromatic stains


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Monochromatic Stains Lyrics as written by Martin Carl Brandstrom Anders Mikael Jivarp

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    Here are Mikael's own words about the lyrics:

    Here it is...my own little stab in the dark at the mystery genre and the repercussions of voluntary and self-inflicted unconsciousness. Some aspects of this will be further investigated in the upcoming video, some will be further obscured...Enjoy!

    Blindwishon July 22, 2002   Link
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    I've seen part of the video already and it didn't make a lot of sense to me. yet I'll wait till I see the whole thing before I reate or judge it.

    Day_Walker9on September 15, 2002   Link
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    the video is really bad, it doesnt suit the song very well i think at all

    rieveon April 07, 2003   Link
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    anyone, enough about teh video, this song is the most powerful piece of shit ive ever heard!!!!!

    rieveon May 01, 2003   Link
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    uhh...

    In the video he kills his wife, if I remember cororetly. Monochromatic means 1 color or appearing to be one color, for exmaple... your blue jeans. He is refering to the blood.

    "A sacrifice made to the loss of a mind"

    He lost his mind and killed whoever it was that he killed.

    ___rawr_on November 28, 2004   Link
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    uhh...

    In the video he kills his wife, if I remember cororetly. Monochromatic means 1 color or appearing to be one color, for exmaple... your blue jeans. He is refering to the blood.

    "A sacrifice made to the loss of a mind"

    He lost his mind and killed whoever it was that he killed.

    ___rawr_on November 28, 2004   Link
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    i thought monochromatic meant light. well then again light is color, so maybe you are right.

    CartoonViolenceon December 21, 2005   Link
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    Monochromatic I thought was black and white.

    Metalhead6six6on January 17, 2006   Link
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    This song reads like a crime scene investigation. It's really cool IMO.

    Ddaduttaon February 09, 2006   Link
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    The way he says "Monochromatic Stains" at the end of the 2nd chorus and the music in the background... man that's like the best musical moment ever.

    Vasaon February 09, 2007   Link

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