Beating
Heart still beating for the cause
Feeding
Soul still feeding on the loss
Aching
Limbs are aching from the rush
Fading
You are fading from my sight

Break of morning, coldness lingers on
Shroud me into nightmares of the sun

Moving
I am moving closer to your side
Luring
You are luring me into the night
Crying
Who is crying for you here
Dying
I am dying fast inside your tears

Plunging towards bereavement faster yet
Clearing thoughts, my mind is set

Devious movements in your eyes
Moved me from relief
Breath comes out white clouds with your lies
And filters through me

You're close to the final word
You're staring right past me in dismay
A liquid seeps from your chest
And drains me away

Mist ripples round your thin white neck
And draws me a line
Cold fingers mark this dying wreck
This moment is mine

Help me cure you
Atone for all you've done
Help me leave you
As all the days are done

Night falls again
Taking what's left of me

Slight twist, shivering corpse
Ornated with water, fills the cracks
Clasped in my limbs by tradition
This is all you need


Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by Zero00430

Bleak Lyrics as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis is definitely a song about someone he loves who cheated on him or something similiar.

    the first paragraph is about when he first begings to suspect she is cheating on him
    Beating, heart still beating for the cause
    -this is him saying he still loves her even though he has begun to suspect her-
    Feeding, soul still feeding from the loss
    - this is about the incident that first made him suspect and how it is still hurting him-
    Aching, limbs are aching from the rush
    - this is about how when you first find out something like that you want to punch or kick something or jump up and scream-
    Fading, you are fading from my sight
    - this is about how the person he thought she was is starting to dissapear-

    -in this paragraph the morning and sun denote seeing everything clearly as apposed to being in the dark-
    Break of morning, coldness lingers on
    - he is now starting to see the truth clearly, but it is making him feel cold-
    Shroud me into nightmares of the sun
    - under the sun the truth is no longer hidden, but the truth is a nighmare-

    -this is about when he first confronts her-
    Moving, I am moving closer to your side
    - this is when he first comes to talk to her-
    Luring, you are luring me into the night
    -and this is when she lies to him and denies it, she is trying to bring him back imto the dark where the truth cant be seen-
    Crying, who is crying for you here
    -shes hurt him badly-
    Dying, I am dying fast inside your tears
    - she is crying. and because he still loves her, her tears are killing him-

    - this paragraph is about how he is realising he has lost her and he decides he must end it-
    Plunging towards bereavement faster yet
    Clearing thoughts, my mind is set

    - this paragraph is about when he confronts her to end the relationship-
    Devious movements in your eyes
    Moved me from relief
    Breath comes out white clouds with your lies
    And filters through me
    -these four lines are about how when he confronts her again she is still lying to him and denies it ever happened-
    You're close to the final word
    You're staring right past me in dismay
    -these 2 lines are about how she is coming to the end of what she is saying to him and she knows he dosnt believe her-
    A liquid seeps from your chest
    And drains me away
    - she starts to cry now and her tears weaken hes resolve-
    Mist ripples round your thin white neck
    And draws me a line
    - he is hurt and wants to kill her, strangle her for her lies and deciet-
    Cold fingers mark this dying wreck
    This moment is mine
    - the relationship is dying and it is now hes turn to make the final choice wether to kill it or not-

    - this paragraph is about how hard he is finding it to make a decision-
    Help me, cure you
    Atone for all you've done
    - he wants her to atone for what she's done.. to tell the truth-
    Help me, leave you
    As all the days are gone
    - he really wants to leave her but its not that easy, even though he knows all the trust and happiness is gone-


    -this paragraph is about how he has decided to stay with her instead of leaving-
    Night fall again
    Taking what's left of me
    -the night denotes not beaing able to see clearly, he is trying to believe her lies , and it is killing what is left of him-
    Slight twist, shivering corpse
    Ornated with water, fills the cracks
    Clasped in my limbs by tradition
    This is all you need
    - these last lines are about how even though he is still with her the relation ship is dead-
    perderaboon December 03, 2009   Link

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