The Crimson Lyrics - Atreyu



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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.
Metamorphosize.
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 have 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 the day, 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 aura 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 have 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 all I have is hope
And all I need is time
To bury in pine 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 try not to die again.

Will you still hold me when you see what I have 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 have 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.





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I LOVE THIS SONG | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/9/12

(The Crimson) was the first Atreyu song i ever herd and i loved it. i always loved the type of music even if people at school think im crazy its who i am.i also love a lot of there other songs.

The Mirror doesn't recognize you | Reviewer: Bllake Sacrifyce | 9/27/11

Bllake Sacrifyce Is the vocals of the band The Secrets Between from nagland,india...thier songs are
a world ungrateful
beautiful deadly
dear fear
i think u pissed of
if you call this a betrayal,i called this revenge

ALFCORE | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/12/11

Atreyu is a great band, first of all because hey just dont spit out words, but they elaborate lyrics, they are modern time poets. They take references and not just guide interpretation into one way but open the listeners mind to create a meaning for each frase to feel in a certain way better. With time, they have started to sell more their image and music adapting it a little to more classical rock, but always remember they are people just as you are, and not making money and having difficulties to pay bills is always frustrating... and they need money to eat and survive, if they did not had that money they would be probably serving you at a store or just wasting their talent behind a desk located in an infamous office.

None | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/8/10

If you take out the lead growl (scream)whom you can't understand anyway unless you already know the lyrics, you just have a very mild band with a steady beat and not much originality. I'm not getting much emotion from this band, seems pretty tamed down.

Chel | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/3/10

Yes, this is about Interview with the Vampire, the vampire Louis. Many of the lyrics are almost direct quotes from Anne Rice's novels. "To become, what I became. I viewed the sun for the last time." and "It’s hard to look at saints,
Without them reflecting your jet black aura back on you."

And the theme and Louis struggles with, his immortality though the death of others, his feelings of emptyness and desire to find love in man and in God.

Awesome | Reviewer: Alexk | 3/17/10

I would agree with this song being a metaphor for not necessarily forbidden love but for cheating. As well as tying it to vampirism. Atreyu keeps lyrical interpretation pretty open, I feel the same way about songs like Bleeding Mascara and Right Side of the Bed being highly open to personal interp. I love Atreyu's older music, it was wonderful and still is amazing. Long live Atreyu, their old music was enough for me to not care about selling out, they're talented, why shouldn't they make a shit load of money? They deserve it! Atreyu forever!

Yes | Reviewer: Mime | 1/11/10

It's all a metaphore. No vampirism is truely taking place. It's a forbidden love ... and to be part of said love is the same as vampirism. You become an outcast ... you're wanted dead. It's an uncontrollable love that you can't understand and will never be able to explain. The end.

omg real vampire sturff | Reviewer: sidney | 12/17/09

ive bben listening to atreyu for years yo.... the crimson was the first song i heard by them and i love itt!!! ive read every book and everything else with anne rices name on it and its awesome to have a band i love write about creatures i love other than twilight, (bullshit fake vampire fantasies) so yea. AWESOME EFFING SONG&BAND!!!

Sweet! Vampires! | Reviewer: Grace | 11/11/09

I had heard of Atreyu, but last year I hard this song and saw the music video on a vicTorV DVD that came with my Hawthorne Heights CD and I fell in love :)
This song is still my favorite. I mean, you dont find that many songs about Vampires aside from your classic MCR.
Rock on, Atreyu! :))

From Spain :D | Reviewer: Sara | 10/20/09

I think this song is just awesome. I love it :3
(For those that think that Atreyu is a christian band, and this is a christian song... HELLO? Have you read the lyrics? Even for me — I'm spanish — it's obvious that it's a vampiric song,and not about christianity...)

Pretty cool they sing about vampires | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/18/09

Honestly, I'm not all that into screamo but when I first heard the song I liked it right away, and after looking over the lyrics its clear the song is about vampires, which by the way is freakin awesome, because most music groups base their lyrics on break ups, and drugs, and all their personal troubles. No one ever sings about monsters (cept White Zombie. Big fan of them too.) But yeah its pretty cool they did a song about vampires. The song "The Crimson" also inspired me to write my romance/horror novel about vampires. So all and all its one of my most favorite songs.

So yeah this whole religion thing | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/24/09

So anyway, I was just kinda wonder why it matters if they are Christian or not, I mean I am Christian myself but I listen to many bands like Korn, Slipknot, etc. you get my point, but that doesn't have anything to do with my religion as long as a band makes amazing music then I don't really think it matters what they are...anyways I have to agree even though I have never read any Anne Rice novels so I can't say much, but yeah I'd have to say that this song is about vampires, it just has a lot of things that elude to that kind of subject

About the a7x comment.. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/6/09

They admitted on their 'All Excess' DVD that they are not religious, they just like to use the bible to influence them with song writing, as they have with many, Including Chapter Four and Unholy Confessions.
They basically just pick out cool words or stories from the bible (doesn't mean they believe in them, they just like how they go' and build a song around them. They got the name Avenged Sevenfold from picking out random words in the bible, putting them together and seeing what looked the best together and that is what they chose.
And on the subject of this song, yes, Alex is really into vampires and everything and I think he is deeply inspired by Anne Rice. And I also think that this song is based on interview with a vampire.

Don't yall think its possible | Reviewer: Kevin | 12/19/08

Don't you think it even slightly possible that there music is metaphorical?

i mean to be honest its more likly that alex puts the lyrics into a state that is both cryptic and entertaining....

so sure maybe he really is just singing about what would happen if he were a vampire.. or maybe not.

Interview With The Vampire | Reviewer: Sehena | 6/30/08

It's about Louis from Interview With The Vampire.
That much is clear. At least to me it is.
It's about his struggle with his blood lust.
At least I think it is. Then again I've never been any good at interperating songs.


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