Soilwork - Tongue Lyrics




I've been a failure
I've been a success
Those smiles
Were a gift from the blessed
So tell me
Where do I go from here
I've been brought up
With an aimless tear
On bloodstained fields
Of broken dreams
I've lost it all
In the upward stream
This time I gotta set free
What lurks deep inside of me

Watch the power leave your chapped palms
It all comes together
Through influential tongues

The hated see the light of day
And here comes the sane
They're aching
Once they were sacred
Search for forgiveness
Forgetting their weakness
I do belong

You're a dent in my strive for
Not feeling contempt
Towards the goals
We were raised to achieve
All my pride was spent
On making myself so numb
Not getting stuck
Under your thumb
Our poor judgement
Will forever be denied

Watch the power leave your chapped palms
It all comes together
Through influential tongues
We're latching onto a new phase
That will rob us of our glorious days

The hated see the light of day
And here comes the sane
They're aching
Once they were sacred
Search for forgiveness
Forgetting their weakness

That's why I'm dedicated to
How to cut things through
And I'm not one in a million
... I'm just forgetting
That I ever was here...

The hated see the light of day
And here comes the sane
They're aching
Once they were sacred
Search for forgiveness
Forgetting their weakness
I do belong





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Soilwork Tongue Comments
  1. Hammond T

    Yeah that's a good song

  2. искра искристая

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⚡

  3. Brian Asciak

    Still love blasting weekly this album

  4. Coldwelth Simms

    I still remember when this first came out and everyone was like, Wow!! And I'm like, I was only 14 then 😂

  5. ChargeRhino

    epic. deserves atleasy 5+ mill views

  6. nick jones

    3:20 is one of the most emotionally powerful parts in all of modern music to me. I always imagine holding the hand of somebody that I love as they die in a hospital bed. A feeling that very few artists can produce. It's that hopeless moment of knowing that it's all over, and then you turn and ask yourself "This can't really be happening right now, can it?" I never fail to burst out in tears.

    Jim Johnson

    +hatt meafy haha

  7. Ginsai

    anyone else seeing them in Vegas on May 4th?

    Jameson Papin

    +Raymond Frisch Seeing them in San Diego and Los Angeles... considering vegas as well lol

  8. lincaster

    soilwork miserably fails at putting out songs of poor quality

    Lord of Diamonds

    +Péter D. They adopted this generic groove/nu-metal style that could have been done a lot better, but they just went with a really predictable formula and stuck with it for the whole album. It felt like a contractual obligation more than a genuine songwriting effort.

    Péter D.

    @Lord of Diamonds Hm, are we listening the same thing? There is nothing nu metal about the FN5. Name one single nu metal band that has the complex riffs with that blues vibe in it that Soilwork has on that album. (Not even mentioning the melodic chords and beatiful solos.) I mean, listen to Strangler, how the main riff and the chords are melting to each other. Just because the music is more melodic, doesn't mean it has to be dull or generic. More melodic than anything before? Yes. Groovy? Hell yes. But it is still layered and very musical. Figure Number Five is not really a melodic death metal album, more like a modern metal album with melodic death roots. With that said, it was way more unique than anything from the early era that orthodox metal fans are crying for. The Living Infinite is a good album but nothing more than recycling the familiar sound. I would be happy if metal fans would appreciate music in general, not just the heavy stuff. More aggressive doesn't mean better quality and vice versa.
    I can agree that Sworn To A Great Divide was the weakest point though.

    Lord of Diamonds

    +Péter D. Lol, you must be one of those ignorant fucks who strawmans anybody who criticizes modern or simplistic metal (including nu metal) as an “elitist” who only likes “heavy” music. First, Figure Number Five is heavy. Few would deny it. But the heaviness has little to do with the musical content and more to do with the production style (good bass section). The reason that I dislike F#5 is not because it’s not as metal as it could be. It’s because it’s unimaginative, and far below the bar of what Soilwork has shown that they can do. Atmospheric power chords and nu-metal guitar percussion are so much less interesting to listen to than the simple but powerful riffs of Chainheart Machine and Predator’s Portrait. Natural Born Chaos took the groove/metalcore structure and did something interesting with it. Figure Number Five took the same structure and did nothing with it.

    The verses of Rejection Role have that percussive chugging that puts more emphasis on groove than metal (characteristic of nu metal). You’ll notice that many of the other songs have the same thing: start-stop chugs and rock power chords that are definitely rooted in nu metal with little to no melodeath influence. The entire album is themed around percussive grooves that try to do too much with too little.

    Of course, you are entitled to your own opinion about the quality of the album, but the fact is that Figure Number Five incorporates very noticeable elements of nu-metal.

    Péter D.

    @Lord of Diamonds Oh, ok, so you think I'm the ignorant fuck, meanwhile you are the one who can't even differentiate the genres and constantly writing so much bullshit. The fact that you brought up metalcore too, absolutely shows that you have no idea what you are talking about. Soilwork has absolutely 0 hardcore roots to make them metalcore/metalcore-ish in the first place. No, the melodic death metal melodies, the mid tempo and clean singing doesn't make a band metalcore. You can read as much reviews as you want from the past about those Soilwork albums. Literally nobody was mentioning metalcore. Wonder why? In the early 2000's the second wave of metalcore was in its infancy and was heavily rooted in the first wave of metalcore from the 90's which had that raw/dissonant sounding albums like Botch, Zao, Snapcase, Coalesce, Poison The Well, Converge had. Just listen the first albums of Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Unearth, etc. You will hear that they had completely different roots and influences, and the only connection between the two metal scenes were the melodic death metal melodies. Soilwork has nothing to do with metalcore (and nu metal). And there was no such thing like "metalcore structure".


    Let's continue with this gem: "But the heaviness has little to do with the musical content and more to do with the production style (good bass section)."
    I don't know if I ever heard this kind of nonsense before, not just about the Soilwork but about any album in general. You can't be serious. There is nothing special about the bass section on this album, you are just desperately trying to give to something else the credit, something else than musicianship and creativity in order to justify yourself and this is ridiculous.


    "Figure Number Five took the same structure and did nothing with it."
    If you would be true, everybody would have yelled no progression at FN5. Except that didn't happen. You just don't like it, but these are two different things.

    You even contradict yourself: like speaking of Rejection Role. You can find those exact elements in the Predator's Portrait: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnTG6JSK5ag (or even on NBC.)

    "The verses of Rejection Role have that percussive chugging that puts more emphasis on groove than metal (characteristic of nu metal)."
    How about do some research before you talk jokes like this? I think you forget about the fact that the whole 90's were about the grooves, not only nu metal. What's next? Will you call Pantera nu metal? Will you call Fear Factory nu metal? Or early Machine Head? Helmet?
    "You’ll notice that many of the other songs have the same thing: start-stop chugs and rock power chords that are definitely rooted in nu metal with little to no melodeath influence." Again, you should do your research and listen this album very carefully. I'm not saying you will like it, but at least you won't talk stupid things.

    "...but the fact is that Figure Number Five incorporates very noticeable elements of nu-metal." Don't call false opinions facts. They are not.

    Derek Charette

    @Lord of Diamonds Seriously? F#5 came out almost 2 decades ago. do you understand what kind of rough shape the metal genre was in during that time???? that record was like a savior for metal when it came out. Obviously now compared to how they have evolved F#5 is ''half finished'', but at the time it was superior to most other metal bands.

  9. Tengu Tantrum T.T

    Saw them live on October 24th.

    DeadLittlePunkDoll

    Curious. Saw them live October 23rd. And then April 1st.

  10. Abel Esteves

    lomejortijuanasaluda

  11. Fred Leparski

    Everything in this sing is well played and very well written this is a once in a life time band for me

  12. Regulus ignicapillus

    Yaaaawn...i used to be a sw fan - back in the day

  13. Bible Digger

    that solo,,,,, wow. nice.

  14. TheLethalTomato

    I think in 30 years people will still talk about this album in awe. And this is one of the best songs on it. Music doesn't get much better than this for me :)

    BirthToRebirth

    Glad I'm not the only one thinking like this!

    sawzall666

    TheLethalTomato definitely my favorite Soilwork album!

  15. A. Rod

    One of my top 5 favorite bands.

  16. Michael Vinícius de Oliveira

    The besT song EEEEEVER

    THE MUSIC FOR 2013

  17. Fabricio SW

    "for anal, see the light of day and here comes the sane"

    There. I fixed the lyrics. You're welcome.

    Fabricio SW

    if you don't understand what a joke is or if you simply don't like it, just ignore it

    it's easier and you wouldn't hurt other people 

    anyway, that is exactly what I hear in the song

    Elochai1990

    anal? hahaha!! you just made my day XD
    and this is totally of the best songs in this album 

    Fabricio SW

    @Elochai1990 yes, it is

  18. Dalton McDonald

    3:00 to the guitar solo.
    \m/

    Elochai1990

    nooo, 3:21!

    AndrewJ73196

    David and Sylvain are the best guitar players Soilwork has ever had.

  19. Enigmalake

    Said it would be hard to top this album for best of the year back when it came out and still haven't found anything this year that can top this.

    Coldwelth Simms

    I can't believe this came out 4 years ago...

  20. Enigmalake

    You can't read can you? Then it's a shame you can type

  21. BEZ SMASH

    Sweet thanks again you guys rock!!! Check out I HATE YOU MORE. YouTube IHYM666 and IHYM069.
    Fuck yeah!!! Metal on!!!

  22. Nuclear Blast Records

    nice! It's a great track :)

  23. Nuclear Blast Records

    ^ What they said ;)

  24. Flugmorph

    epic chorus!

  25. Krowsnest

    There are so many good tracks off this album, but this is one of my favorites

  26. Павел Тютяев

    ЭТО МЕГАКРУТЬ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Aram K.

    NO MORE LYRIC VIDEOS!!!

  28. AdornoThugLife

    SOOOOILWOOOORK!

  29. Gianlu Tallica

    che merda

  30. Anin 99

    Wow! Mein neues lieblingslied ^^

  31. Xavier Bavajee

    FUCK YEAH!!

  32. Amerikano73

    Yeeaaaaahh !!!!

  33. Louis-Philippe Fournier

    are you kind of retarded?

  34. Daniel Weller

    Ty Soilwork to this f... MUSIC!

  35. Nuclear Blast Records

    SOOOOOILWORK

  36. Daniel Gone Guitar

    my definition was based on the big bands of melodeath: In my opinion: soilwork and in flames

  37. MetalJakst3R

    Sorry dude, but that's just wrong.

    Melodic Death Metal is not defined by the vocals, true. But it doesn't depend on guitar "riffs" at all, it's the whole instrumentalisation. The music doesn't have to be written in a certain mode or scale at all, some bands also often use dissonances, like Prey For Nothing, yet it's Melodic Death Metal. The difference is if you have a mere rhythmic song structure or a melodic one, but both evoke emotions.

  38. dissolution

    What an amazing double CD. CD of the year.

  39. 1sheldon

    this song is so fucking catchy...

  40. Egor Lebedev

    Don't like them...DT more interesting

  41. JoeyIn1080p

    Love this song

  42. KickassMelodeathHD

    What defines the "melodic" aspect is not strictly the guitar riffs, it's the other instruments such as violin, piano etc. which add more variety to the music.

  43. Jake Markey

    Solo for this song is prob my favorite on the album

  44. Linkdarkness

    The point is nobody tried to define melodic death metal here, just saying Soilwork has some great melodies so whats the debate ?

  45. Brian Moser

    I was late for the lyrics, but early for the album. (ok, I will shut up)

  46. Akaiiro

    SOILWORK <3

  47. Boneyards . Boney

    oooh that solo ♥ favorite song

  48. Daniel Gone Guitar

    Melodic death metal is not defined by the vocals. There are only a few bands who actually sing their songs. What defines the melodic aspect is the guitar riffs wich are written within a certain scale.

  49. Daniel Gone Guitar

    My tongue is now ready for something...

  50. omgz0rg

    I never said anything about melodic death °-° but yeah, go make up things, that's fine too, if you roll that way.

  51. Ganja Farmer

    dat chorus <333

  52. zagonormus

    ...true

  53. M. B.

    :D melodic death metal is not defined by "melodic" vocals
    it takes much more to define it

  54. Reality80

    Soilwork, damn! Best band I've ever heard. Much love from Germany!

  55. M. B.

    if it was melodic death metal maybe

  56. omgz0rg

    Can't complain, I fucking love Soilwork. GLORIOUS FUCKING MELODIES.

  57. zagonormus

    i love soilwork but isnt this a bit late?

  58. Vanalos

    First glance: A new song? WOW! Then the sudden realisation: No.

  59. Omninight92

    Great song

  60. Selbi

    Not exactly sure why they made a lyrics video so many weeks after the release of The Living Infinite, but... who cares?! SOILWORK FTW!!!