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Song of the Day – I Play Dead (Demon Hunter Month. Lyrics Included) From Summer of Darkness Album (2004)

19 Jan

I Play Dead by Demon Hunter is a song from their second full-length album, 2004’s Summer of Darkness.

Powerful. If you had to sum up “I Play Dead” in one word, that would be my choice. This song will shake you to the core, the way the phenomenal lyrics are said absolutely grips you and leaves you gasping by the end. The words truly cut you to the bone, and this song still gives me chills even today. Everything about the song is unnerving, and done in that twisted style that only Demon Hunter can pull off. It builds and builds to a perfect crescendo. If you aren’t left pondering your life by the end of this song, check your pulse. You may already be dead.

Lyrics:

I play dead again…
It just might stop before the end
If I pretend…
You may not see the pain I’m in
So close to me…
Can’t tell what I’m supposed to be
Don’t stop to breathe…
Can’t bear to think what you might see
This tourniquet
These blessed hands around my head…
So I can keep from…

BLEEDING!
I’ve got to find a way to stop before it STARTS
Finding its way through my veins right to my HEART
I never thought it something everyone could see
And it KILLS WITHIN ME

BLEEDING!
I’ve got to find a way to stop before it STARTS
Finding its way through my veins right to my HEART
I never thought it something everyone could see
And it KILLS

I won’t
I won’t leave without a trace
I won’t
Be erased
I won’t
I won’t leave without a trace
I won’t
Be erased

It’s in my head…
I can’t forget what you once said…
The words I read…
The fractured soul that I can’t mend
Right here with me…
Killing the void I used to be
Remembering…
Through fading sparks of memory
Two broken hands…
Lift seven wounds and fight to stand
To keep the lungs from…

CAVING!
I’ve got to find a way to stop before it STARTS
Finding its way through my veins right to my HEART
I never thought it something everyone could see
And it KILLS WITHIN ME

CAVING!
I’ve got to find a way to stop before it STARTS
Finding its way through my veins right to my HEART
I never thought it something everyone could see
And it KILLS

I won’t
I won’t leave without a trace
I won’t
Be erased
I won’t
I won’t leave without a trace
I won’t
Be erased

Turning
It’s moving
Escaping
Right through me

I care not.
I bleed not.
For You…
I believe not.

I. Play. Dead.

About Demon Hunter Month
January 2013 is dedicated to the Christian metal band Demon Hunter, arguably my favorite band; and will feature songs from their entire catalog featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like metal, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. Demon Hunter’s sound is extremely diverse, not all songs feature screams and growls, some are slow, sung ballads; others are heartfelt, all are deep with powerful lyrics that will make you think and ponder, as the sound takes you away.

Previous Demon Hunter Month Songs
January 1st 2013: A Broken Upper Hand
January 2nd 2013: God Forsaken
January 3rd 2013: The Wind
January 4th 2013: Ribcage
January 5th 2013: Incision
January 6th 2013: I Have Seen Where It Grows
January 7th 2013: Beheaded
January 8th 2013: Desire the Pain
January 9th 2013: Annihilate the Corrupt
January 10th 2013: Dust & Smoke
January 11th 2013: I Am You
January 12th 2013: Deteriorate
January 13th 2013: We Don’t Care
January 14th 2013: Fiction Kingdom
January 15th 2013: Relentless Intolerance
January 16th 2013: Feel As Though You Could
January 17th 2013: Shallow Water
January 18th 2013: My Throat Is An Open Grave
January 19th 2013: I Play Dead
January 20th 2013: The Tide Began To Rise
January 21st 2013: Thorns
January 22nd 2013: My Heartstrings Come Undone
January 23rd 2013: Carry Me Down
January 24th 2013: Driving Nails
January 25th 2013: I Am A Stone
January 26th 2013: Blood In the Tears
January 27th 2013: Dead Flowers
January 28th 2013: LifeWar
January 29th 2013: Storm the Gates of Hell + Lead Us Home
January 30th 2013: The Flame That Guides Us Home + Not i
January 31st 2013: The Latest & the Last + Grand Finale

Becoming the Archetype Month
February 1st 2013: March of the Dead, Into Oblivion, Epoch Of War, Mountain of Souls, Resonant Frequency of Flesh, Magnetic Sky, Ocean Walker

Music Album Reviews
9. Between Here & Lost By Love And Death (helmed by Brian “Head” Welch Former Korn Lead Guitarist) [Posted: January 25 2013]
8. I AM By Becoming the Archetype (Posted: September 14th 2012)
7. Find Your Worth Come Home By To Speak of Wolves (Posted: May 25, 2012)
6. Celestial Progression (Remix Album) By Becoming the Archetype (Posted: May 21, 2012)
5 Return to Life By War of Ages (Posted: April 28, 2012)
4. Thousand Foot Krutch – The End Is Where We Begin (Posted: April 20, 2012)
3. KJ-52 – Dangerous (Posted: April 16, 2012)
2. Manafest – Fighter (Posted: April 15, 2012)
1. Demon Hunter – True Defiance (Posted: April 10, 2012)

Videogame Reviews:
5. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (N64) [Posted: January 31 2013]
4. Resident Evil: Code Veronica Review (Dreamcast) [Posted: October 5 2012]
3. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS1, GameCube) [Posted: September 18th 2012]
2. Resident Evil 2 (GameCube) [Posted: September 3rd 2012]
1. Resident Evil Remake (GameCube) [Posted: August 14 2012]

Gilmore Girls Reviews
4. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 4 – The Deer Hunters
3. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 3 – Kill Me Now
2. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 2 – The Lorelais’ First Day At Chilton Review
1. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 1 – Pilot Review

LISTENTOMEPLAY podcasts:
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 6
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 5
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast Part 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast. RE0 Intro (Part 1)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Finale (Part 7)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Parts 5 and 6
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Podcast Part 1
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Finale (Part 5)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Parts 2 And 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Part 1
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 2 Podcast Final Master Run (Claire Redfield)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 2 Podcast (Leon Scenario A On Normal)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Remake Real Survival Mode Chris
* ListenToMePlay Super Metroid Podcast
* ListenToMePlay Super Metroid Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Oblivion “Through A Virgin’s Eyes” Podcast Part 1 – Guest Mr. Z
* ListenToMePlay Oblivion Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay The Witcher 2 Podcast Part 1 – Guest: RedWinged Angel
* ListenToMePlay The Witcher 2 Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Remake Podcast – Guest: MyDad

WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Let’s Play Videos
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 7 – Empty Bottle GET! Deku Palace And Magic Beans
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 6 – Granny Robbin For Blast Mask And Kamaro Dance
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 5 – The Thief And the Curiosity Shop Dealer
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 4 – Bomb Bag, Bremen Mask, Scarecrow’s Song
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 3 – Bomber’s Notebook
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 2 – Repeating Yesterday
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 1 – Intro and Opening

Other WatchMePlay Series
* WatchMePlay Perfect Dark Xbox 360
* WatchMePlay Super Smash Bros.
* WatchMePlay Super Meat Boy

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