Wrath Within
Children of Bodom Lyrics


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Once I desire, eternity has come
Pull back, the tale is black, all we have to die
You say so, I am invading vision, satisfy

Once I look back, so miracle
On a crib with the night
Sensation, call me to die
Look down, we have to sow and all waits to say go
Once I desire, be back to hear this cry: let me out

(And I am the first one, any want to die)

[Chorus]
With my salvation within your pain
You gotta develop pain into your desires
What it always about, you raise your pain
Why you can't desire your cold regained?
Come on, get down

I touch your legs, so cold, make me cold in the light,
And I burn now, no pain
Your pain seems so far away,
So everything that's cold in light may die down

[Chorus]

You raise your pain and I kill your strain,
Anyway, I get into your desires my way




I crave your pain
I can't swallow your pain, why you returned

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Wrath Within" by Children of Bodom are complex and open to interpretation. The song seems to explore the idea of desire and its consequences, and it centers on the theme of pain as a catalyst for achieving something greater. The first verse speaks of the desire for eternity, which signifies a longing for something beyond the limits of human existence. However, this desire is accompanied by a sense of resignation, as the singer acknowledges that "all we have to die." The second verse reflects on the past and the potential for miracles, but again, these are only fleeting moments. The overall tone of the song seems to be one of frustration and confusion, with the singer seeking to satisfy some vague longing that remains unfulfilled.


The chorus of "Wrath Within" offers a possible explanation for the singer's yearning - salvation. The lyrics suggest that pain is a necessary component of salvation, and that the singer must "develop pain into [his] desires" in order to achieve it. The lines "Why you can't desire your cold regained? / Come on, get down" seem to be an encouragement to embrace pain and use it as a means of attaining something greater. The second half of the song takes on a more intense tone, as the singer seems to be both drawn to and repelled by the pain of another. The lines "I touch your legs, so cold, make me cold in the light / And I burn now, no pain / Your pain seems so far away" suggest a desire to both absorb and escape from the pain of the person he is addressing.


Line by Line Meaning

Once I desire, eternity has come
The singer feels that eternity has arrived as soon as they experience a strong desire.


Pull back, the tale is black, all we have to die
The singer implies that life is futile and every story must end in death.


You say so, I am invading vision, satisfy
The singer wishes to satisfy their own desires without caring about the opinion of others.


Once I look back, so miracle
The artist refers to a past event that was miraculous to them.


On a crib with the night
The artist describes an event that happened during the night while being on a crib.


Sensation, call me to die
The singer feels a strong sensation that makes them want to die.


Look down, we have to sow and all waits to say go
The singer talks about planting something and waiting for it to grow until it's ready to be harvested.


Once I desire, be back to hear this cry: let me out
The artist wishes to be set free once they have achieved their desire.


(And I am the first one, any want to die)
The artist implies that they are the first one to want to die.


[Chorus]
The chorus describes the theme of the whole song.


With my salvation within your pain
The singer wants to use others' pain to achieve their own salvation.


You gotta develop pain into your desires
The artist advises others to turn their pain into a desire that can motivate and drive them forward.


What it always about, you raise your pain
The singer questions why people always focus on their pain rather than turning it into something positive.


Why you can't desire your cold regained?
The singer wonders why people can't desire to regain something that they have lost, despite feeling cold or distant.


Come on, get down
The singer urges others to join them in their quest to achieve their desires.


I touch your legs, so cold, make me cold in the light,
The artist describes a physical interaction with someone whose legs are cold, which makes them feel cold as well.


And I burn now, no pain
The artist feels emotionally burned, but they don't feel any physical pain.


Your pain seems so far away,
The singer feels that someone else's pain is distant and doesn't concern them.


So everything that's cold in light may die down
The singer implies that anything that doesn't bring warmth or positivity into their life will eventually fade away.


You raise your pain and I kill your strain,
The artist plans to eliminate the source of someone's pain in order to relieve their own anxiety.


Anyway, I get into your desires my way
The artist implies that they will achieve their own desires by manipulating someone else's desires.


I crave your pain
The artist has an uncontrollable desire for someone else's pain.


I can't swallow your pain, why you returned
The singer wonders why someone would return to a situation that causes them so much pain, as they cannot take that pain away for them.




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

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