Take This Life Lyrics

In Flames

In Flames - Take This Life Lyrics

Lyrics

It's not so much the pain
It's more the actual knife
Pretending the picture is perfect
I cut myself to sleep

I close my eyes for a second
And meet my fragile soul
I scream to hide that I'm lonely
The echo calls my name

If I ever, if I never
Make me understand the thought whatever
Make me see, make me be
Make me understand
You're there for me

Take this life, I'm right here
Stay a while and breathe me in
Take this life, I'm right here
Stay a while and breathe me in

The rain drops just beg to hit me
Why now? It hasn't rained for days
No time to play hide-and-seek
I call on to you to take me on

Break me down to pieces
Put me back, do it right this time
Struggling to fill this empty shell
Burn all my efforts
In the end it means nothing

If I ever, if I never
Make me understand the thought whatever
Make me see, make me be
Make me understand
You're there for me

Take this life, I'm right here
Stay a while and breathe me in
Take this life, I'm right here
Stay a while and breathe me in

These thoughts
Burn a hole in my heart
These thoughts
Will keep me free and

These thoughts
Burn a hole in my heart
These thoughts
Will keep me free and

If I ever, if I never
Make me understand the thought whatever
Make me see, make me be
Make me understand
You're there for me

Take this life, I'm right here
Stay a while and breathe me in
Take this life, I'm right here
Stay a while and breathe me in

Info

"Take This Life" is a song by Swedish metal band In Flames. It was released as the lead single from their seventh studio album, Come Clarity, on January 23, 2006.

The genre of the song is melodic death metal and it was written by Anders Fridén and Björn Gelotte. The line-up for In Flames when this song was recorded included Anders Fridén (vocals), Jesper Strömblad (guitar), Björn Gelotte (guitar/drums), Peter Iwers (bass) and Daniel Svensson (drums). The lyrics to "Take This Life" revolve around themes of self-empowerment, resilience and strength in the face of adversity. According to vocalist Anders Fridén, the track is about “being able to stand up against all odds, no matter what life throws at you”. The song peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and has become one of In Flames' most popular songs. It has been featured in various video games and television shows, including Guitar Hero World Tour and Smallville.

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