The Grey
Bad Omens Lyrics


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Evened the scores then I let it all go fall apart
And every step forward put a little more sword in your heart, yeah
Looking sideways when I say I'm okay with the past
But I'm afraid of what I might say if you ask

Gave you way too many chances, you ran through 'em all
Got everything I could want but it wasn't enough
Nobody left for me to talk to, nobody to call
Got everything I could want but I still wanted more
Yeah I still wanted more

There's not another way, don't let me go
Don't dig another grave today
I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know
Who I was before I faded away
Into the grey

All of this time sitting inside sitting in the dark (in the dark)
And every night I can see why you could never stop, yeah (yeah)
Lying is hard and the truth comes out anyway (anyway)
You're going way too far, gonna drop dead at this rate

Gave you way too many chances, you ran through 'em all
Got everything I could want but it wasn't enough
Nobody left for me to talk to, nobody to call
Got everything I could want but I still wanted more

There's not another way, don't let me go
Don't dig another grave today
I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know
Who I was before I faded away
Into the grey

I did it to myself
Tried to be someone else
I let it tear me down and I'll never be the same
I did it to myself
Tried to be someone else
And you didn't notice till I finally got, finally got away

(There's not another way, don't let me go)
(Don't dig another grave today)
(Finally got away)
(I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know)
(Who I was before I faded away)

There's not another way, don't let me go
Don't dig another grave today
I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know
Who I was before I faded away
Into the grey





Into the grey

Overall Meaning

"The Grey" by Bad Omens reflects deep feelings of self-destruction, regret, and a longing for something more. The lyrics portray the singer's realization of their own mistakes and the consequences that followed. The opening lines suggest that the singer intentionally allowed things to fall apart, evening the scores with someone, possibly in a conflict. Each step forward brings further pain and regret, indicating that the actions taken have hurt someone close to them. Although they claim to be okay with the past, the singer is afraid of what they might reveal if questioned further, implying a fear of exposing their vulnerabilities.


The chorus highlights the singer's recognition that they had given numerous chances to someone, but ultimately, it wasn't enough. They have achieved material success but still feel a void, indicating that material possessions cannot fill the emotional emptiness they experience. Feeling isolated, with no one left to turn to, the singer's desire for more persists.


In the second verse, the singer expresses their frustration with their current state. Sitting inside in the dark represents a metaphorical isolation and introspection. They acknowledge that lying is difficult, and the truth will eventually come out, further suggesting the destructive consequences of their actions. The line "you're going way too far, gonna drop dead at this rate" may refer to the potential harm caused by the person they had conflicts with.


In the last verse, the singer admits that they are the cause of their own problems. They tried to be someone else, possibly to please others or fit a certain mold, but it only tore them down, leaving them forever changed. The final lines convey a sense of liberation, as they finally managed to escape the situation. However, it's unclear whether this escape brings relief or further uncertainty.


Overall, "The Grey" delves into themes of self-destruction, regret, and the longing for something more, painting a picture of inner turmoil and the consequences of one's choices.


Line by Line Meaning

Evened the scores then I let it all go fall apart
I tried to make things right, but then I allowed everything to crumble


And every step forward put a little more sword in your heart, yeah
Each progress I made only caused you more pain


Looking sideways when I say I'm okay with the past
I pretend to be fine with what has happened, but deep down, I'm not


But I'm afraid of what I might say if you ask
I fear that if you inquire, I'll reveal my true feelings


Gave you way too many chances, you ran through 'em all
I gave you countless opportunities, but you squandered them


Got everything I could want but it wasn't enough
I had everything I desired, yet it didn't satisfy me


Nobody left for me to talk to, nobody to call
There is no one remaining for me to communicate with


Got everything I could want but I still wanted more
Despite having it all, I still longed for additional things


There's not another way, don't let me go
I see no alternative, please don't abandon me


Don't dig another grave today
Let's avoid causing further harm or hurt today


I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know
I'll continue repeating my errors, never learning


Who I was before I faded away
I have lost myself and don't recognize who I used to be


All of this time sitting inside sitting in the dark (in the dark)
I've spent a long time isolated and alone in darkness


And every night I can see why you could never stop, yeah (yeah)
Every night, I understand why you couldn't stop the pain


Lying is hard and the truth comes out anyway (anyway)
It's difficult to hide the truth, as it always surfaces


You're going way too far, gonna drop dead at this rate
You're pushing yourself to the limit and endangering your life


I did it to myself
I caused these problems on my own


Tried to be someone else
I attempted to become a different person


I let it tear me down and I'll never be the same
I allowed it to destroy me, and I'll never fully recover


And you didn't notice till I finally got, finally got away
You didn't realize until I managed to escape


I did it to myself
I caused these problems on my own


Tried to be someone else
I attempted to become a different person


And you didn't notice till I finally got, finally got away
You didn't realize until I managed to escape


There's not another way, don't let me go
I see no alternative, please don't abandon me


Don't dig another grave today
Let's avoid causing further harm or hurt today


I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know
I'll continue repeating my errors, never learning


Who I was before I faded away
I have lost myself and don't recognize who I used to be


Into the grey
Into the uncertain and indistinguishable




Lyrics © KILLPHONIC
Written by: Joakim Karlsson, Noah Sebastian

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@fernandovega7126

Evened the scores, then I let it all go fall apart
And every step forward put a little more sword in your heart, yeah
Looking sideways when I say I'm okay with the past
But I'm afraid of what I might say if you ask
Gave you way too many chances, you ran through 'em all
Got everything I could want, but it wasn't enough
Nobody left for me to talk to, nobody to call
Got everything I could want, but I still wanted more
Yeah, I still wanted more
There's not another way, don't let me go
Don't dig another grave today
I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know
Who I was before I faded away into the grey
All of this time sitting inside, sitting in the dark
And every night I can see why you could never stop, yeah
Lying is hard, and the truth comes out anyway
You're going way too far, gonna drop dead at this rate
Gave you way too many chances, you ran through 'em all
Got everything I could want, but it wasn't enough
Nobody left for me to talk to, nobody to call
Got everything I could want, but I still wanted more
There's not another way, don't let me go
Don't dig another grave today
I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know
Who I was before I faded away into the grey
I did it to myself, tried to be someone else
I let it tear me down, and I'll never be the same
I did it to myself, tried to be someone else
And you didn't notice till I finally got, finally got away
There's not another way, don't let me go
Don't dig another grave today
I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know
Who I was before I faded away into the grey
Into the grey



@christiandauz3742

@@blazoethevocalist

Metalcore/Deathmetal is "BLAHBLAHD GIDYDTHUTTY!!!"

That is why Bad Wolves, Starset, Rise Against and Gemini Syndrome shit on the vast majority of Metalcore/Deathmetal

Metallica shits on Megadeth mostly on the vocals and lyrics

You want lyrical complexity? Try Slipknot, Trivium, Starset and Rise Against



@sbryan060

Lyrics
Evened the scores, then I let it all go fall apart
And every step forward put a little more sword in your heart, yeah
Looking sideways when I say I'm okay with the past
But I'm afraid of what I might say if you ask

Gave you way too many chances, you ran through 'em all
Got everything I could want, but it wasn't enough
Nobody left for me to talk to, nobody to call
Got everything I could want, but I still wanted more
Yeah, I still wanted more

There's not another way, don't let me go
Don't dig another grave today
I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know
Who I was before I faded away into the grey

All of this time sitting inside, sitting in the dark
And every night I can see why you could never stop, yeah
Lying is hard, and the truth comes out anyway
You're going way too far, gonna drop-dead at this rate

Gave you way too many chances, you ran through 'em all
Got everything I could want, but it wasn't enough
Nobody left for me to talk to, nobody to call
Got everything I could want, but I still wanted more

There's not another way, don't let me go
Don't dig another grave today
I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know
Who I was before I faded away into the grey

I did it to myself, tried to be someone else
I let it tear me down, and I'll never be the same
I did it to myself, tried to be someone else
And you didn't notice 'til I finally got, finally got away

There's not another way, don't let me go
Don't dig another grave today
I'll make the same mistakes, I'll never know
Who I was before I faded away into the grey

Into the grey



All comments from YouTube:

@tylero2112

You could literally take someone that's never listened to bad omens before and let them hear Noah's voice in 7 songs and they wouldn't know it's him in all of those songs because of this guy's versatility and range. Unreal.

@samanthabartrum3885

That's me! My sister told me about them two weeks ago and I was like there's no way that's the same vocalist!!

@whotfismonsef

same goes for “Jake Hill”

@logantasker4551

First song i heard was DETHRONE. Absolutely loved how HEAVY and HUGE that song is. It will ALWAYS be in my top 3 songs EVER! Needless to say i had to check out more songs from this band and was VERY much caught off guard! The band’s sheer ability to pull off such drastic differences from song to song is nothing short of incredible!! Every time they drop a new song i don’t know if i’m gonna be punched in face from the raw aggressiveness/heaviness or if i just got hugged from an angel. The sheer versatility of this band is amazing! Easily my new favourite band

@vero2078

True, accurate description, man it is hard for me to put into words how amazing his voice is.. and the lyrics, is like they talk to me, ripping out wounds I thought I healed

@charismao23

He reminds a bit like Chester

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@NikNocturnal

Every single is a new banger. Stoked for the album

@snakeeyes9246

A week from Friday, the album is out. I cannot wait!

@louisajay8382

Good Evening, Nik Nocturnal, just heard this now! for the first time - definately Bangin ! Amazing, just love it xxx

@danielcaceres2676

And you didnt like the last one , its great you like this one :)

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