Through These Eyes of Pain
Combichrist Lyrics


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The soil drenched in blood
She's got a grin on her face, she listens to the voices in my head
I've always been her favorite toy, a machine without a soul
Her hands are bruised, the body dead
Memories flood through my mind, I'm shattered, I am falling apart
I am her final sin
Now I need to pay attention, she says pain is all we have
And through fear we'll conquer our betrayal

The time is slowing down
The time is slowing down
What brings us to an end
Through these eyes of pain

She'll twist the knife, then asks for a light
Lights a cigarette, she said the world is dying tonight
Anything can happen now, you're sad, I know
You know, face it, it's gonna be alright
Well I'm sorry to disappoint you but the angels they're all dead
I will leave your heart on my grave

The time is slowing down
The time is slowing down
What brings us to an end
Through these eyes of pain

The time is slowing down
The time is slowing down
What brings us to an end
Through these eyes of pain

The time is slowing down
The time is slowing down




What brings us to an end
Through these eyes of pain

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Combichrist's song "Through These Eyes of Pain" incorporate elements of violence, pain, and death, as the singer describes being manipulated and used by a woman who derives pleasure from inflicting pain. The soil is drenched in blood, suggesting violence has already occurred, and the woman is described as having a grin on her face while she listens to the voices in the singer's head that suggest he is powerless against her. He describes himself as a "machine without a soul," implying that the pain he experiences has left him broken and unable to connect with others on an emotional level.


The woman's hands are described as bruised, with the body of the dead, suggesting that she is either a victim or perpetrator of violence herself. Memories flood through the singer's mind, causing him to feel shattered and fall apart, as he becomes her "final sin." She instructs him to pay attention, stating that pain is all they have, and the only way to conquer betrayal is through fear. The lyrics seem to suggest a toxic and abusive relationship, where the singer is powerless to extricate himself from his tormentor.


Overall, the song's lyrics paint a dark and disturbing picture of a person trapped in a cycle of abuse, where pain is the only constant. The repetition of the phrase, "the time is slowing down," creates an eerie sense of dread and unease, highlighting the singer's desperation as he tries to escape the woman's grasp.


Line by Line Meaning

The soil drenched in blood
The ground is covered in blood, indicating violence and death.


She's got a grin on her face, she listens to the voices in my head
The girl is smiling, suggesting she enjoys causing pain. She seems to be able to hear the singer's thoughts.


I've always been her favorite toy, a machine without a soul
The singer is treated like an object and lacks emotion, possibly being used for the girl's amusement.


Her hands are bruised, the body dead
The girl's hands appear injured, and the body they are attached to is lifeless. This implies that she caused harm to someone, possibly the artist.


Memories flood through my mind, I'm shattered, I am falling apart
The artist is recalling traumatic experiences, leading to emotional distress and a sense of disintegration.


I am her final sin
The singer feels like his association with the girl has led him to a point of no return in terms of his moral and ethical boundaries.


Now I need to pay attention, she says pain is all we have
The girl seems to prioritize physical suffering and argues that it is the only important experience in life.


And through fear we'll conquer our betrayal
The girl believes that fear can be used to overcome feelings of disloyalty, possibly suggesting that she is controlling or manipulative.


She'll twist the knife, then asks for a light
The girl seems to inflict harm on the artist, then casually requests a cigarette lighter. This dichotomy highlights her indifference to his pain.


Lights a cigarette, she said the world is dying tonight
The girl smokes a cigarette and expresses a pessimistic view of the world, perceiving it as coming to an end.


Anything can happen now, you're sad, I know
The girl acknowledges the singer's sadness, but seems to find it inevitable and unimportant.


You know, face it, it's gonna be alright
The girl insists that everything will be okay, despite her previous negative comments and behavior.


Well I'm sorry to disappoint you but the angels they're all dead
The singer's hope and optimism are dashed by the girl's statement that even angels (common symbols of innocence and goodness) are no longer alive.


I will leave your heart on my grave
The girl implies that she will have a strong impact on the singer's emotions and life, even after she is gone.


The time is slowing down
Time seems to be passing more slowly than usual, suggesting a heightened sense of tension and/or danger.


What brings us to an end
The lyrics seem to be contemplating what ultimately causes relationships, experiences, and other aspects of life to conclude.


Through these eyes of pain
The singer is seeing the world through a lens of suffering, which informs his perceptions and experiences.




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