Towards Dead End
Children of Bodom Lyrics


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No flickering light at the end of the path
Confront repressions of the past
Fear. Prevail. Insanity. Obey!
Draw back in silence to dwell in anxiety
No matter where I am, I'm alone
My dreams are shattered
into thousand running tears
The tears keep dripping down, down,
deep, down from my veins

I'm walking towards dead end I'm walking all alone
Two steps behind insanity
There's no starlight guiding my way throughout this downward death row
Soon will be the time I have to go

Little by little the end is drawing near
Another night and so little blood to spare
(Ya can hurt me, but ya can't possess me 'why know)

Kill me, hurt me, fuck me, rape me, you won't have me!

Draw back in silence to dwell in anxiety,
No matter where I am, I'm alone. I'm crying out loud
the tears of blood I bleed, so fuck the world,
I'll go now, I don't care. (Who cares?)

I'm walking towards dead end, and I'm walking all alone
Two steps ago I past insanity




There's no starlight guiding my way out this downward death row
So now is the time I have to go

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Towards Dead End" by Children of Bodom depict a sense of loneliness, despair, and self-doubt. The chorus line, "I'm walking towards dead end, and I'm walking all alone," serves as a metaphor for the singer's feelings of hopelessness and the realization that he is ultimately alone in his journey towards an uncertain future.


The opening lines, "No flickering light at the end of the path, Confront repressions of the past," suggest that the singer is struggling with the weight of his past and cannot see a clear future. The words, "Fear. Prevail. Insanity. Obey!" add a sense of urgency to the intensity of his emotions, seemingly highlighting that he is on the brink of madness.


The phrase, "Little by little the end is drawing near, Another night and so little blood to spare," showcases the singer's defeat and acceptance of his impending end. He then pleads with his oppressors, "Kill me, hurt me, fuck me, rape me, you won't have me!" indicating a defiant and resolute spirit, despite the overwhelming feelings of despair.


Overall, "Towards Dead End" speaks about the personal struggles that people experience in life, particularly during times when they feel isolated and disconnected from the world. It is a poignant and moving song that conveys the depth of the human spirit when it is pushed to its limits and beyond.


Line by Line Meaning

No flickering light at the end of the path
There is no hope or salvation at the end of this journey.


Confront repressions of the past
Face the trauma and negative experiences of the past that are holding you back.


Fear. Prevail. Insanity. Obey!
Be consumed by fear and insanity and feel compelled to obey those negative emotions.


Draw back in silence to dwell in anxiety
Withdraw and isolate yourself, allowing anxiety to take over.


No matter where I am, I'm alone
Feelings of loneliness and isolation are constant, no matter the circumstances.


My dreams are shattered into thousand running tears
Aspirations and hopes have been destroyed, causing a constant flow of tears.


The tears keep dripping down, down, deep, down from my veins
The pain and sadness is so intense that it feels like it's physically coming from within.


I'm walking towards dead end I'm walking all alone
The path being taken leads to a hopeless and lonely outcome.


Two steps behind insanity
The person is dangerously close to losing their mind and becoming insane.


There's no starlight guiding my way throughout this downward death row
There is no guidance or hope to be found in this dark and hopeless situation.


Soon will be the time I have to go
The end is near and death seems to be the only escape from this pain.


Little by little the end is drawing near
With each passing moment, the end and death seem to be getting closer.


Another night and so little blood to spare
The person is becoming weaker and has little time left to live.


Kill me, hurt me, fuck me, rape me, you won't have me!
The person refuses to be owned or controlled by anyone, no matter the abuse suffered.


I'm crying out loud the tears of blood I bleed, so fuck the world, I'll go now, I don't care. (Who cares?)
The person is in so much emotional and physical pain that they don't care about anything anymore and just want to escape this world.


Two steps ago I past insanity
The person is now fully consumed by insanity and has passed the point of no return.


So now is the time I have to go
The person has accepted that it's time to die and leave this world behind.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ALEKSANTERI KUOPPALA, ALEKSI LAIHO, HENRI SAMULI SEPPAELAE, JANNE WIRMAN, JASKA ILMARI RAATIKAINEN

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