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Riff: Bullet For My Valentine – “Livin’ Life (On the Edge of a Knife)”

Feb 12, 2013

Poison, it runs through your veins/You wanna sacrifice what we made

from Livin' Life (On the Edge of a Knife) lyrics by Bullet For My Valentine

By flip-flopping back and forth between all out, gut-slashing rage to weepy yearnings, BFMV slowly lose their sense of identity. The weak instrumentation exposes their lyrical deficiencies, and it seems incredibly disingenuous. The chant of “you’re dead inside,” seems to say it all.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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