Face I am nothing face
Complete by sarcastic tastes
What a waste I think I'd rather die
Wanting never gaining I find myself pondering life
Always situations I can never hide
Crying tears of anger, hate

Depressed I never know the me, never know what to do
Slit pour out the life a bottle of the "vive"
A desperate cry for something else to justify
I'm in a daze caused by pain
A failing force that wants to change
Painting the white to grey
Numb body shivering
Blood dripping from the skin
Painting the white to grey
Plastic always drastic

A vision of a psychopathic with a razor crawling through the attic
I know somewhere out there someone cares
Wanting me to get my head out of the clouds as they think it's time repair
These scars will never clear
I'll never be the same little one with hopes of one day maybe being sane
I might have tried before, but I locked the door
Now I need a reason to unlock it
I'm in a daze caused by pain
A failing force that wants to change
Painting the white to gray
Numb body shivering
Blood dripping from the skin
Painting the white to gray
Cutting and popping

I know I'm not the definition of your model I'm always dropping
Lying and crying
I rarely find the relevance in always competing or trying
I take dying
I need to feel the shame in what it was that I did
Cold
In the back of a puppeteer bathroom floor is where I tried to die


Lyrics submitted by lemonie_fresh

Painting the White to Grey Lyrics as written by Chris Spicuzza Andy Herrick

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Painting The White To Grey song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

10 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song has some of the best lyrics written, this song is meaning when your life has turned around and your trying to find out away to kill yourself because you know that's the only way out and you know nothing is going to change...

    CallousDiseaseon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Yeah basically its a good life gone horribly wrong, and the only way to get out is death. I'm not suicidal, but I keep repeating "I rarely find the relevance of always competing or trying I'll take dying" in my head. this song is deep and heavy. yet another masterpiece from chimaira

    GrinninVillain6on May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i like that lyric tOo dOoDe ~~> "I rarely find the relevance in always cOmpeting or trying...sO i guess i'll take dying..." it's reaLLy awesOme. \m/ \m/

    bLoOd6On6tHe6GrOuNdon October 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    the song is about attempting suicide nuff said

    rhyan_basson May 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i dont think it's good life gone horrible wrong... it sounds more like a battle with depression for a long time where the person tried to do something in the beginning but at this stage it doesn't matter anymore. either way, the song is awesome. my favorite Chimaira song.

    luminiscenton February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    If your listning to this on Pass Out If Existance, your missing out BIG TIME. Get it off of their ep This Present Darkness (it comes with there Dehumanising Process DVD). This origional sounds so much better and so much darker than the remix on existance. LOVE the song....

    Iowa $evenon March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Suicide..something he did and can't take back, now he will always be this way.

    Jphthe1 explicton November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Plastic, always drastic Vision of a psychopathic with a razor Crawling through the attic I know somewhere out there someone cares Wanting me to get my head out of the clouds As they think its time, Repair The scars will never clear I'll never be the same little one With the hopes of one day maybe being sane I might have tried before but i locked the door I just need a reason to unlock it

    ....insane...

    n1gn7on May 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Such a depressing song! really awesome lyrics and awesome band

    keldormon July 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    It's about attempted suicide. When it says "white to grey," it means that they are between life (color white) and death (color black, which isn't directly said). The person in the song seemed to be pushed to suicide by their own destructive thoughts.

    Antorovon October 21, 2020   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
when rules change
Life in Your Way
High life
Album art
Techno Ted
Audioslave
Techno Ted may be a person who caused Chris incredible emotional pain & trepidation as well as moments of peace & happiness but now is removed and awaiting his fate. Darling may be a different person who is also free of him and can live her life free of Ted's tyranny. "In between all the laughing, and daydreams ... lies: a desert of truth" Lies are like a desert or the omission of Truth: Where there were Lies then Truth was absent. The song, "Techno Ted", may be a cathartic celebration of the downfall of this person.
Album art
Fortnight
Taylor Swift
The song 'Fortnight' by Taylor Swift and Post Malone tells a story about strong feelings, complicated relationships, and secret wishes. It talks about love, betrayal, and wanting someone who doesn't feel the same. The word 'fortnight' shows short-lived happiness and guilty pleasures, leading to sadness. It shows how messy relationships can be and the results of hiding emotions. “I was supposed to be sent away / But they forgot to come and get me,” she kickstarts the song in the first verse with lines suggesting an admission to a hospital for people with mental illnesses. She goes in the verse admitting her lover is the reason why she is like this. In the chorus, she sings about their time in love and reflects on how he has now settled with someone else. “I took the miracle move-on drug, the effects were temporary / And I love you, it’s ruining my life,” on the second verse she details her struggles to forget about him and the negative effects of her failure. “Thought of callin’ ya, but you won’t pick up / ‘Nother fortnight lost in America,” Post Malone sings in the outro.
Album art
Cajun Girl
Little Feat
Overall about difficult moments of disappointment and vulnerability. Having hope and longing, while remaining optimistic for the future. Encourages the belief that with each new morning there is a chance for things to improve. The chorus offers a glimmer of optimism and a chance at a resolution and redemption in the future. Captures the rollercoaster of emotions of feeling lost while loving someone who is not there for you, feeling let down and abandoned while waiting for a lover. Lost with no direction, "Now I'm up in the air with the rain in my hair, Nowhere to go, I can go anywhere" The bridge shows signs of longing and a plea for companionship. The Lyrics express a desire for authentic connection and the importance of Loving someone just as they are. "Just in passing, I'm not asking. That you be anyone but you”
Album art
Dreamwalker
Silent Planet
I think much like another song “Anti-Matter” (that's also on the same album as this song), this one is also is inspired by a horrifying van crash the band experienced on Nov 3, 2022. This, much like the other track, sounds like it's an extension what they shared while huddled in the wreckage, as they helped frontman Garrett Russell stem the bleeding from his head wound while he was under the temporary effects of a concussion. The track speaks of where the mind goes at the most desperate & desolate of times, when it just about slips away to all but disconnect itself, and the aftermath.