Pain Of Salvation - Linoleum Lyrics




She keeps the world at bay
With walls built to stand come-what-may
And with that coldness on display, they held until today
She would hold her own
Running all alone
Ridding her road of every grain
To stay in control

But now
She cries
Alive

Suddenly she is down on all four
And the walls will support her no more
Cries her eyes out like never before
Onto this linoleum
The bottled up and stored

She's won every war
And when she's out that door
She will push ahead of you, frowning at the poor
She would move so fast not to end up last
Aiming for the finish line
To smile at those she'd passed

But now
She cries
Alive

Suddenly she is down on all four
And the walls will support her no more
Cries her eyes out like never before
Onto this linoleum
The bottled up. And stored --

And sometimes
Oh, just sometimes
That's really all it takes:
A hand on her shoulder
Then she breaks

Sometimes that's really all it takes:
(Yes then)
A word of kindness and she breaks
(She breaks)
And then the sum of damage done
(Well she breaks)
Spills out on stale linoleum
(She breaks)

Sometimes that's really all it takes:
(She breaks)
A gentle touch and then she breaks
(She breaks)
To see the sum of damage done
(She breaks)
Stain this linoleum
(Oh, she breaks)

Sometimes that's really all it takes:
(Oh, she breaks)
A word or touch and then we break
(Oh, she breaks)
And all this world's linoleum
(She breaks)
Can't hold the sum of damage done --

(She's becoming her last casualty)
Itsy bitsy Spider
Climbed the water spout
(If she breaks then at last she'll be free)
Down Came the Rain
And washed the spider out
(But she keeps it together once more)
Now she stays on the ground
So she'll never fall
(And runs another day to fight another war)
See she would rather drown
Than lose control





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Pain Of Salvation Linoleum Comments
  1. Kate Murphy

    Beautiful, in many different ways.

  2. Стас Ян

    Как-то низов маловато...

  3. Prépa & Performance

    For the first time, I see there's no bassist in the clip 😱

    Jhésus Tribuzi

    Me too!

    Andréia Romanenco

    http://mapenzifilm.se/ Have you seen this? You`ll find out why there is no bassist lol

  4. scarsunseen24

    i liked the NOFX version better

  5. Jeswin Thomas

    I just can't specify anymore how significant PoS is. Influencing countless artists and like-minded individuals to create something beautiful and worth cherishing for. Daniel <3

  6. Alonzo UC

    creí que eraun cover de nofx, chau

  7. Ramon Jesse Figueroa

    already a song named linoleum by NOFX and its better

  8. Elena Albanese

    love it!

  9. Imakhu Priestly

    nice song

  10. Imakhu Priestly

    wow what a energizing song,and d video also

  11. saltakaigamisou

    More like Pain Of Masturbation

  12. storeeteller1

    That intro sounds like Hocus Pocus by Focus.

    Anna Stesia

    diffrent riff tho

  13. Marcinogen D

    a lot of leaping and head banging for very weak sounding pop rock

  14. Big Funi

    Was this in a movie? I feel like I've heard it before. Also this guy sounds like another singer (a little) but I can't put my finger on who.

  15. Panzerfaust 991

    way too whiny..

  16. Code Khalil

    fak - why cant the song start at 3:09. It's gorgeous

  17. Manu fm

    POSSESIONS NEVER MEANT ANYTHING TO ME

  18. VALOUISA

    woah shit i commented 6 years ago. wow.

  19. jahron simon

    greatest song of all fucking time!!!!!!

  20. MaskedHero

    You guys should check this out! Funny as hell parody of songs.. lol https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC66erPM2LkEkvux6KkZEeSA

  21. Ігорь Вєлєс

    Лучшая песня по линолеум, что я слышал. Молодцы!

  22. tylerthe20

    i thought pain of salvation was gonna be another shitty djenty screamo band but maaaan was i ever wrong, this is good, very good

  23. Joaquin Mouro

    Man, Tarzan can play the guitar for sure!

  24. Pavel Madola

    music is is six feet under...wake up!!!

  25. Omair Sheikh

    Crossed the 1 million mark. First POS video to do that.

  26. Chris Paras

    this thing about "genres". People must understand that in the end, there is no certain genre in music. MUSIC IS MUSIC. Music is an infinity progression. So every artist Progresses over the years. If anyone does not in his music discography, doesn't mean he isn't progressing. it's just this fcked up music industry that makes some artists to stay in the same box for a certain period of time, just because it's their JOB! So every non-logical opinion is coming from people who have nothing to do with music. only listeners. Let me tell you something friends. Anyone who doesn't play a musical intrument and doesn't play/write music CANNOT HAVE AN OPINION.[TRUST ME] Everything he is gonna say about music, is going to have many "holes" and most times non sense of the reality. But people can't understand this. whatever, we could talk about "listeners" and "fans" for the eternity, but it's ok. I hope most fans, someday, understand that an artist MUST progress on his journey . Farewell guys!
    By the way, this song is really pretty!

  27. Joan M.

    Daniel is so hot

  28. _._mac__

    Where the fuck is the bassist!?

    Omair Sheikh

    They didn't have a bassist between 2005 and 2013. Daniel played the bass on this album

  29. Adriana Jimenez-Willis

    THIS IS MY FAVORTE SONG EVER WHENEVER ITS JUST ME AND MY DAD IN THE CAR WE TURN IT UP SUPER LOUD AND LITERALLY SCREAM THE LYRICS ❤️❤️❤️

  30. Anna Stesia

    Better than Jack White.

    Блог Чабровских

    Sexier in the end

  31. Denis Alvarez Kassimova

    A lot of people hate this song because Daniel is much more sexy than them

    Ignacio Carollo

    he was sexy before doing this song

    Alexander Cheskis

    I love this song and I also feel personally attacked by how talented and good looking he is compared to me.

    Braum Zhonya

    Dude, peaople hate a song because the singer is sexier than them ? what is the logic ??? XDDD

  32. Art Vasch

    This is an ass kicker of a tune, love it

  33. ganondorfchampin

    I didn't quite realize what this song was about until a couple of weeks ago, then I broke...I was sobbing for the first time in years...

    Mateus Zuliani

    +ganondorfchampin what is it about? hahahah

    ganondorfchampin

    +Mateus Zuliani When you're trying so hard to stay on top of the game, pretending you don't need help from anyone, be strong, be the best and whatnot, but then you just can't keep the act up any longer and you just break down.

    ravonne

    OMFG, yes! This is the only song which made me cry, ever. But it did, it describes perfectly a period in my life, thanks for sharing your side!

    BrillCubes

    buwahahahahaah

    Bruno Antunes

    This sort of epiphanic revelations involving PoS lyrics often happen to me as well.
    I listen to a song for several years striving to understand what the lyrics mean then, suddenly, something happens in my life and it all turn to crystal clear.
    I feel as if I am crossing the very same situation Daniel was crossing when he happened to write those words.
    It is poetry at it's boundary: Allegories so deep you can only get them if you are in the situation.
    Even the meaning of the name "Pain of Salvation" came to me in the same fashion.
    Daniel is among my favorite writers for this reason.
    He is a master of deep allegories.

  34. Andrea BA

    She keeps the world at bay
    With walls built to stand come-what-may
    And with that coldness on display, they held until today
    She would hold her own
    Running all alone
    Ridding her road of every grain
    To stay in control
    But now. She cries. Alive
    Suddenly she is down on all four
    And the walls will support her no more
    Cries her eyes out like never before
    Onto this linoleum
    The bottled up and stored
    She's won every war
    And when she's out that door
    She will push ahead of you, frowning at the poor
    She would move so fast not to end up last
    Aiming for the finish line
    To smile at those she'd passed
    But now. She cries. Alive
    Suddenly she is down on all four
    And the walls will support her no more
    Cries her eyes out like never before
    Onto this linoleum
    The bottled up. And stored --
    And sometimes
    Oh, just sometimes
    That's really all it takes:
    A hand on her shoulder
    Then she breaks
    Sometimes that's really all it takes:
    (Yes then)
    A word of kindness and she breaks
    (She breaks)
    And then the sum of damage done
    (Well she breaks)
    Spills out on stale linoleum
    (She breaks)
    Sometimes that's really all it takes:
    (She breaks)
    A gentle touch and then she breaks
    (She breaks)
    To see the sum of damage done
    (She breaks)
    Stain this linoleum
    (Oh, she breaks)
    Sometimes that's really all it takes:
    (Oh, she breaks)
    A word or touch and then we break
    (Oh, she breaks)
    And all this world's linoleum
    (She breaks)
    Can't hold the sum of damage done --
    (She's becoming her last casualty)
    Itsy bitsy Spider
    Climbed the water spout
    (If she breaks then at last she'll be free)
    Down Came the Rain
    And washed the spider out
    (But she keeps it together once more)
    Now she stays on the ground
    So she'll never fall
    (And runs another day to fight another war)
    See she would rather drown
    Than lose control

  35. lesclaypool0727

    One of the worst POS track ever.

    Anna Stesia

    +lesclaypool0727 it's really sad to read something like that. Songwriting like this is a pure gift.

    Attila the Hungry

    /necro

    No, but seriously, this is the second song (Road Salts in Melodifestivalen was the first one, 7 years ago) I've heard of POS and if this is one of their worst I'm in for a really good time the coming days!

    Popabuddy1

    lesclaypool0727 wtf this is one of the songs that made pain of salvation click for me and allowed for me to enjoy everything else they make

    zaakknight

    I just came by, but if this is one of the worst tracks of them, I might have find one of my favorite bands 😂

  36. Sunflowersoflove

    Just started listening to some of their older music.. this seems a bit uninspired when compared to songs like "used" and "morning on earth" This music is not bad at all but I'm really missing the emotions here.

  37. Oplinta Moshtak

    Pathetic. fuck you

    Henric Bohm

    +Oplinta Moshtak LoL Everybody knows that envy suxs, and so do you!

    Oplinta Moshtak

    envy? of thier new albums? Pathetic 

    Henric Bohm

    +Oplinta Moshtak have you done anything better? Or let me ask you this, what have you done?

    Henric Bohm

    +Oplinta Moshtak as i said, envy suxs....no more replys from me.

    Ignacio Carollo

    Prog makes us assholes because we are so exquisite with our music taste, but hey, have a consideration with the plebs, they maybe listen the new PoS album by mistake and start a ride into prog

  38. Yoni Sadovay

    hey well how bout that!
    the prince of persia started a band
    good for him :)

  39. Omair Sheikh

    I love how Johan's vocal presence was more significant on the RS albums. He's got a really good voice as well.

  40. For The Oracle

    The first thing I ever heard by this band was 'Falling Home' and I put it on for the first time about 5 seconds ago and then I saw comments about how the band had music which didn't suck and was more in the progressive region

    Here I am, I like it!

    Omair Sheikh

    +Sam Damarell You have one of the richest catalogues in progressive music to get through now.

    Alberico Forgione

    +Sam Damarell I really suggest you to listen to the first four album by these guys, especially Remedy Lane... which is even more beautiful if you follow the concept

    Tristan Johnson

    +Sam Damarell I liked 'Falling Home', personally...

    Jean Borges

    Falling Home was a beautiful album.

    Tiziano Fratini

    Falling Home is an amazing album.
    (FOR THE ORACLE? Kind Child is a fuckin' ass kicker)

  41. Aeternuss

    The frontman look like the singer of Winger !

    Boneapaaaart

    +Aeternuss Haha. A liiittle :)

  42. E McA

    I was hoping this would be a NOFX cover

  43. Crapenhouzen

    I fancy his guitar so badly...

    Tomek Duma

    yeah, it's Mayones, his own signatured

  44. Tal Sheynkman

    The lead looks like a metalhead Jack Black XDXD

  45. Brombit

    I just like to look at Daniel and melt ^_^

  46. Brombit

    grrrrrrrrrrr.......

  47. Un Giando Qualunque

    Uno dei gruppi migliori...

  48. Sam

    I know they were trying to get a bluesy/hard rock sort of tone for this song, but I wish the guitar was heavier.

    Still a good song tho

  49. Johann tabone

    Great song 

  50. ET - Drummer

    Brachial...

  51. MrFighead

     No matter which one of the  P.O.S. albums I listen to I always hear something new and fresh. The greatest thing about them is that they obviously have many different influences but they really sound like no other band. Just keep on rocking, guys!

  52. KGN

    Sounds nice!!

  53. Tasha Cook

    This song is so weird because no matter what I can never predict where the drummer comes in on the intro. I wonder if that was intentional or just a screw-up that they kept.

    Joe Michael

    They play the intro so that it sounds like the guitar riff starts on 1 but the riff really starts on the AND of 1.  If you count it   +2 +3 +4+   1+2+3+4 etc... it will make more sense when the drums kick in.

    Leo Margarit

    No screw up, it's just a rhythmic illusion to surprise the listener :) Apparently it worked with you :)

    Marrow

    +Tasha Cook If you hear the muted "chkk" strum at the start of the intro, that's the start of the counting.

  54. Stephen Perry

    I'm definitely starting to Jones for some new stuff...although I certainly hope Daniel's good and healthy first.

  55. Herolake

    wannabe lamb of god thumbs down on 100 of my alt accounts

    Weenie the Hutt

    You tried a little too hard to troll...

  56. Joanna Moradell comas

    ME GUSTAN MUXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ......YEAH LE LLAMAN TENER BUEN GUSTO PUES SIPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

  57. Joan casanovas coma

    No me molan estos videos tan falsos, donde todo es pose y maquillaje. Esto es más cercano a Britny Spears que al auténtico metal. Por cierto, el teclado/piano no se oye. Es una pena que este tipo de grupos no apuesten por dar más protagonismo a las teclas. Un saludo.

    David Rivano Orrego

    Realmente una vergüenza para una banda de esta calidad musical, pero no me sorprende de un creativo músico como Daniel que, sin embargo, muestra cada vez más evidencias de ser un ególatra terrible, casi un narcisista.

    CarlGaussX

    @David Monregno Los 2 últimos discos son los peores de esta banda. Por ser tan versátiles y tratar de demostrar al mundo que son capaces de tocar hasta música criolla los han hecho caer en nivel. Son los mejores para mí, pero deben volver a lo mejor que saben hacer: escribir música de sus raíces y ese rock impresionante de hace años.

    Leandro Conte

    1) Esto no es "metal". 
    2) Sino te molan estos videos, que mierda haces mirandolos. 

    Tengo uno que seguro te va a gustar, se llama "chupame la pija"

    Joan casanovas coma

    @Leandro Conte

    Alberto Astorga Piñones

    Jajaja, de acuerdo...

  58. KenjiKussano

    Excellent song, don't matter which genre it is.

  59. jake alexander

    I'm praying for you Daniel. i hope you get better soon. BTW i was on progressive nation 2014 and saw both of P.O.S shows and they where amazing even thought it wasn't you but i would've exploded if it was you.!!!!!

    Milton Hunter

    Ditto on both counts- Get Well Daniel!

    jake alexander

    @Milton Hunter Im seeing him in september so exited!!!

    Branden Meyers

    Who took over lead vocals while Daniel was out of commission? Was it Ragnar or did they have a guest?

    Arnaud de Broissia

    Reply from the future, Daniel is well and giving us even more awsome music !! :)

  60. Hannah CrazyHawk

    Love it! :D

  61. Luciano M.

    sounds like they recorded the drums in a sauna, the guitar in a bath tub and the vocals through a guitar amp. One of their worst mixes...Still a good riff though :)

    Norce555

    Personally I'd say most PoS albums are mixed and mastered pretty badly. The remix of Remedy Lane really shows how flawed the original version was. And don't even get me started on One Hour...

    chris hyde

    the mix is definitely intentional considering the range of genres on the album

    Giovanni Caracho

    I usually like the different productions of albums, mostly because nowadays a lot of bands go to a "standart" (more lapidated and clean sound) that sometimes kills the originality, but I agree that sometimes it can get bad or dont please everyone.

    keres993

    I believe they tracked all of the instruments at the same time, and Daniel said in an interview he wanted the old 70's sound on this album.

    Daniel Valladares

    It was meant to sound like that. But that doesn't mean that it must sound that raw. When they perform it live, with the venues natural reverb, a more punchy live mix, it sounds way more better. I might say that the producer did not had vision of a huge sound but a different one. Sometimes is a win, sometimes is a loss. And in this case, I think it's a loss. Cause live performance of this band sounds WAAAAAY better than the studio. And not only with this album.

  62. Νίκος Οικονόμου

    can't get any better than this

  63. camelfilters

    Awesome <3

  64. 19tc85

    GET WELL SOON DANIEL!!!

  65. godnmyhands

    google is the biggest POS ever played upon wise men.

  66. cliff cardinal

    There's all ready a song called 'linoleum.' a way better song too.

  67. Brombit

    off topic- I watched this on mute, while listening to Flesh Tendrils by Soundgarden. Perfect match :P

    ganondorfchampin

    +Brombit The song is Fresh Tendrils, Flesh Tendrils is just way to metal. XD

    Brombit

    @ganondorfchampin
    Oh, what a shame :(

    ganondorfchampin

    @Brombit I know, I was disappointed as well.

  68. JK Kross

    WOW! Love the way they spin the riffs around! Awesome stuff!!!

  69. Guus

    You forgot the big ass name 'Tool'

  70. micanut48

    Why shouldn't we?

  71. micanut48

    They can be compared. At least some of them. just like Mozart is compared to Beethoven, just like everything is compared, prog bands can be and will be compared. Sometimes justly, sometimes not, but they will be compared because they all play prog, the unifying genre to them all. Vanden Plus as German (and rather uninteresting) off-shot to DT, DT as stealing material from Queensryche's Operation Mindcrime, etc. They all pay attention to their competitions stuff, and take their own clues from it.

  72. vyrnius

    I agree to u, but how the hell u can forget to name tool?! O_o

  73. Pavel Madola

    terible throw your musical potencial, old great

  74. June Makino

    Cool , cool !

  75. Mark Ormandy

    Who cares? That's like saying you like chocolate more than spare ribs.

  76. IronMaidenPwnz

    the chorus of this song... so addicting

  77. Raffael900me

    ur right on some parts but experimental music is not prog evolution maybe but u cant just make random noise and call it prog prog rock and metal usualy dont have the same song formation and usualy with instrumental sections the main part is they dont have the same song formation as the average song you hear

  78. Raffael900me

    by far the worst pos song what the fuck were they thinking they should just play 12 bar blues if they wanna make mainstream sounding shit like this the mic is too loud and the mic effects are awful and the song is not creative it sounds like they are trying hard to be mainstream with this song

  79. Maciej Kowalczyk

    Well I must say, I admit songm like it very much, enjoy it... but when I see video... OMG... keep playing, stop recording it on video

  80. Austin Bruner

    check out "operation mindcrime", "promised land", "empire", and any of their earlier material. undeniably prog.

  81. Ryan An

    Queensryche is prog? hahahahaha

  82. farmerjunge

    totaly agree

  83. Virgo exclusively

    Eyeliner = Goody bag :D
    These guys are from my town
    where they arent so large as they are abroad ...
    They are GREAT

  84. Kowarete Iku Sekai

    Am I* .... than*

  85. evilromero

    Since when did music have to be fast to rock the fuck out? Most of the "fast" bands that I've ever seen live just stand there. :/

  86. Cveta Georgieva

    without the eyeliner would be even better ;)

  87. Sean Thomas

    Such a wicked song. And that bridge always manages to space me out. So beautiful, for powerful. PoS, You rock.

  88. Guilherme Brunetti

    Thank you sir! It's really good to hear someone reasonable in the internet.

  89. OM Shanti Shanti Shanti

    Hehehe strange that the video and performance doesn't really fit the music. It's like their playing something really fast and heavy.

  90. lotec78

    ...possessions never meant anything to me...

  91. bfalk89

    sweaty men with eyeliner.
    yum.

  92. Bigdeathy

    There should be a god? What a crap -_-

  93. Treeweavers

    Jesus said:

    Obey.

    Be baptized (immersed in water) in The Name.

    Become His disciple.

    (Matthew 28: 19-20 )

    *

    Repent.  Believe.  ( Mark 1: 15 )

    *

    Believe.  Be baptized.  ( Mark 16: 16 )

    *

    Believe.  Receive the Spirit.

    ( John 7: 37-39 )

    *

    I will give you [ Peter ] the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.

    ( Matthew 16: 18-19 )

    *

    Peter then said (to believers who were asking what they should do):

    Repent.

    Be baptized in The Name.

    You will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

     ( Acts 2:38 )

  94. metallicshah

    *sigh* It's not about the definition. So you really needs explaining? On the beginning, actually I was not arguing. I was trying to explain why *other people* tries to compare them. So your point was out of context not because your definition of bands/genre is wrong.

  95. metallicshah

    Please keep track of the conversation from the start, or else you'll look like an idiot who jumps into a conversation without knowing anything

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    search isis!!! u wont regret...