"Burning the Hive" as written by and John Kempainen Brian Eschbach....
I’ll tell you in one sentence.
The truth should not have broken you.
You know I’d never turn away,
Not in your darkest hour.

I won’t reiterate the immense failure on your part.
To let it die this way displays the weakness of your bonds.

Numb I crawl, losing you. Over something so frivolous, so petty.
But this pettiness is all you know.
You wear a chip on your shoulder like a badge of fucking pride.

A broken heart? You broke your fucking own.
I remain. I never would have left your side.

And now my name will be another excuse for you to grovel in the ill-will called your life.

I’ll miss the friendship that we once shared.
As you ignite all that which made us strong.

The fires of envy blaze undying as this devotion is destroyed.
I watch our dreams reduce to ash throat stifled by the fumes.
The stench of brittle feelings burning wets my tender eyes with tear.
Our memories are the funeral pyre and your words are gasoline.

Our friendship meets a blackened fate; an ashen epitaph.
These caustic embers yet remain soon to be blown away.

You will choke on my name. You’ll choke on pictures of my face.
You will choke on my name. You’ll choke on what you threw away.

I was a fool to ask so fucking little from you.
I should have recognized the frailty of your will.
I know that you can hear me. I hope that this is killing you.
I hope you sweat at night dreaming of my face.

“Do whatever makes you happy, no holds barred.” shall remain etched into my mind.

When my eyes are finally graced with your crooked smile.
And my insides are licked by those familiar flames.
Flickering within my gut. Deep in my battered chest.
Burning a hole through my entrails. I won't fall.
I won't succumb to the pettiness which you breed.
I won't acknowledge the woe in which you live.
I won't forget the times we have spent.
I have pictures proving everything.
You will be fucking missed.

Lyrics submitted by Will.i.am

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    General CommentA broken heart? YOU BROKE YOUR FUCKING OUN!

    man i love that line. obviously a break up song. especially somone who keeps coming back after they hurt you. im sure everyone knows it all too well. its a shame the lyrics are so hard to hear in the actual song though
    EvilPinkChipmunk-on May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIf people took some time to actually read the lyrics, most BDM songs are love songs or kind of the opposite, they just take it in a more obscure area.
    B12on June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wouldn't say most are "twisted love songs," but there are a few. "Closed Casket Requiem," "Flies," "A Vulgar Picture," and "Virally Yours" come to mind.

    Most are just death metal songs, dealing with horror topics.
    Rememberthisusernameon December 28, 2009   Link
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    Song FactOn their 2001 demo this song was titled simply "The Hive".
    sokornyon November 02, 2015   Link

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