The Crimson

Album: The Curse (2005)
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  • I feel it welling up inside and Robert Smith lied
    Boys do cry and with blood tears in my eyes
    I'm an Anne Rice novel come to life
    I can't hide the monster anymore
    One can only feel desolate for so long
    Until one starts to change
    Into something the mirror doesn't recognize
    I metamorphasize
    The darkness has been biding its time
    To claim its latest victim
    Fresh meat for carnal desires
    To become what I became
    I viewed the sun for the last time

    Will you still
    Hold me when you see what I've done?
    Will you still kiss me the same
    When you taste my victim's blood?
    So crimson and red
    I feel it flowing from your lips (crimson and red)
    My heart is dead and so are you

    And it pulses through, the desire
    To change, to deconstruct all of my
    All of my past failings
    But where to begin because when you live in sin
    It's hard to look at saints
    Without them Reflecting your jet black auras back on you
    And all I have is hope
    My inner burn's not fading
    I'll wipe the blood from my cheek
    And get on with my day

    Will you still
    Hold me when you see what I've done?
    Will you still kiss me the same
    When you taste my victim's blood?
    So crimson and red
    I feel it flowing from your lips
    My heart is dead and so are you (crimson and red)

    And all I have is hope
    And all I need is time
    To bury and hide under six feet of time
    The lies I told me about myself
    Claw my way out, pick the splinters from under my fingernails
    I won't lose hope
    I won't give in

    Just live and breathe
    Try not to die again
    Just live and breathe
    Try not to die again
    Just live and breathe
    Try not to die again
    I'll try not to die again

    Will you still
    Hold me when you see what I've done?
    Will you still kiss me the same
    When you taste my victim's blood?
    So crimson and red
    I feel it flowing from your lips
    Crimson and red (My heart is dead and so are you)

    Will you still
    Hold me when you see what I've done?
    Will you still kiss me the same
    When you taste my victim's blood?
    So crimson and red
    I feel it flowing from your lips (when you taste my victim's blood)
    My heart is dead and so are you Writer/s: Brandon Saller, Daniel Jacobs, Ektor Varkatzas, Travis Miguel
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Andy from Cleveland This song is clearly inspired by Anne Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire”. He even says “I’m an Anne Rice novel come to life” ten seconds in to the song. Also, it’s all about vampires and paraphrases many quotes from the book and movie. So nothing deep and metaphoric here. Just goth dudes doin goth stuff.
  • Charlie from Las Vegas, Nvok to the five of you who commented before me: color me kooky but this song makes me think of my girlfriend and how devoted she is to our relationship. "Will you still hold me when you see what i have done? Will you still kiss me the same when you taste my victims blood?" you tell me if any of those are things a devoted girlfriend would do!
  • Rob from Chatsworth, NjThe idea of vampirism is used in this as a metaphor, it's about an inner struggle to do whats right, going through changes and making the right choices, and wondering at the end if what you did was actually the right thing to do or if you will be rejected for what you have become (they use this metaphor for alot of songs), I've listened to Atreyu since their EP Visions, I can play every one of their songs on Guitar, bass, drums or screaming vocals... I guess you can say I'm obessed with them. haha but yeah
  • Leeja from Philadelphia, Pasteve i agree with u on the fact that they were 'one hell of a band before they started doing live shows' their ablum from 2006 wasn't nearly as good as their eariler works and gwen stacy is totaly immitating them
  • Agustin from ,I think you should have submitted the songfact Steve, I had a strong feeling it was about vampires, but what Gary wrote was wierd ... MY HEART IS DEAD, AND SO ARE YOU!!
  • Steve from Catskill, NyActually, it makes a lot of sense, because it's what the song is about, it's what the whole album is about.. Think about it.

    The Anne Rice novel reference.
    "I metamorphasize"
    "The darkness has been biding it's time for the latest victim"
    "Fresh meat for carnal desires"
    "I viewed the sun for the last time"
    "So crimson and red, I feel it flowing from your lips, my heart is dead, and so are you."
    "It's hard to look at saint's without them reflecting their jet black aura back at you."
    "I'll wipe the blood off my cheek"

    The whole song is filled with vampiric references, as is the whole album, and the album cover.

    Atreyu was one hell of a band before they started doing live shows. ;)
  • Agustin from Reedley, Cathat makes no sense. best song ever though.
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