Deep Red is blurring my eyes
I'll wait in the closet until tonight
I want you to explain your feelings for me
The blade on your skin is what I've wanted to be
I will wait for you to scream and shout, but
You open your mouth, the blood runs out...

The knife cuts through her skin
And your heart starts beating faster
You feel the pressure within
As you look into her eyes...

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    General CommentI'm probably the only person who sees the song this way, but I've always interpreted it almost sexually. Rough, perhaps even nonconsensually, but sexual all the same. Wanting to be the blade against the other person, the knife cutting through skin ...

    Granted, I'm a masochist with a blade fetish, so of course I'd interpret the song that way ... :P
    Nonnyon October 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has always come across to be as being about self harm.. I'm not sure if that's the true meaning though.
    cikkolataon April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one seems pretty obvious to me, actually: the emotional and physiological sensations experienced when harming or killing another human being. Could be considered "sick" by some, but I think it's a great expression of something the artist has (hopefully) never experienced.
    diabolusmaguson June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI actually think this song has something to do with the Dario Argento horror film of the same title. It's about a psychopath killing people with a butcher knife.
    TraumaSpongeon June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about an angry guy murdering his significant other, then feeling guilt about what he has done.
    DirtyPortaJonon June 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti obviously have quite an affinity for this song.
    sounds to me, though, that the line is "the blade on your skin is what matters to me"--especially in the live recording.
    the infliction of pain upon the other person described here, though violent, is also perversely beautiful ("as you look into her eyes" makes it personal, meaningful). also, one cannot escape the sexual reference--the the "pressure within," the phllic knife etc. so freudian. depending upon ones preference, this can mean violent revenge or sex. or both. whatever you fancy...
    deepredon July 05, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"the blade on your skin, is what i've wanted to be."

    to me that says this song isnt literal. its about wanting to inflict pain on someone, probably in return for pain they have caused you. when looked at in that way, its beautiful.
    Patgodon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song means to me the pain you are feeling while watching a loved one or someone that you know and care for being hurt, weather it be with a knife or some other blunt object, they are being stabbed so it seems

    This song for me always gets me thinking about someone’s urge to protect someone coming up when they know about another’s peril in being hurt. I don't know why.
    neo214on October 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've always seen it as a guy going out to murder his girlfriend/girl he loves...whatever. He goes to do it, but it gets to him every time he looks into her eyes. Great song. First Apoptygma Berzerk song I've heard, made me love them. ^^
    xx_acid_starzon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are wrong. The line isn't "the blade on your skin is what I've wanted to be" it's "the blade on your skin is what matters to me" .
    kodaeon June 13, 2007   Link

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