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tattoo help? ♡Makeup Addiction♡ 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Milwaukee, WI, United States 4544 posts
18th Mar

I'm getting a verse of the song "until it sleeps" tattooed to my inner upper arm in a few months. I'm working with my dad's tattoo artist on the script style but I'm having issues deciding which verse to get tattooed bc I love the entire song and it holds a heavy meaning in my life with my battles as a teenager all the way up until now in my mid-20's. I was a drug addict in my teens soo bad to the point I would pop pills and drink the moment I woke up when I was 16. I was a huge cutter, I was anorexic as hell. I hate issues which still haunt me to this very day and eats at me. This song literally holds the meaning of my struggle, recovery, relapse everything that's tied into addictions and self. So here's the lyrics ladies. Please help me It would mean the world to me.







"Until It Sleeps"





Where do I take this pain of mine
I run, but it stays right my side

So tear me open, pour me out
There's things inside that scream and shout
And the pain still hates me
So hold me, until it sleeps

Just like the curse, just like the stray
You feed it once, and now it stays

So tear me open, but beware
There's things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me, until I'm clean

*It grips you, so hold me
It stains you, so hold me
It hates you, so hold me
It holds you, so hold me

Until it sleeps**

So tell me why you've chosen me
Don't want your grip, don't want your greed

I'll tear me open, make you gone
No more can you hurt anyone
And the fear still shakes me
So hold me, until it sleeps

[*--** Repeat]

I don't want it

So tear me open, but beware
The things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me, 'till I'm clean...

I'll tear me open, make you gone
No longer will you hurt anyone
And the hate still shapes me
So hold me, until it sleeps...

Until it sleeps...
Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56007 posts
18th Mar

I love the song but I'm no help cause I'd do the whole damn thing

but if I HAD to choose, I'd choose

I'll tear me open, make you gone
No more can you hurt anyone
And the fear still shakes me
So hold me, until it sleeps

♡Makeup Addiction♡ 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Milwaukee, WI, United States 4544 posts
18th Mar

Quoting Kelly&Coralie:
I love the song but I'm no help cause I'd do the whole damn thing

but if I HAD to choose, I'd choose

I'll tear me open, make you gone
No more can you hurt anyone
And the fear still shakes me
So hold me, until it sleeps


That's the one I've been going back to every time I start second guessing the verse I want.

Riley+Abby Due October 4; 1 child; Toronto, Ontario 2366 posts
18th Mar

That whole song is beautiful.

But I love this last part:

I'll tear me open, make you gone
No longer will you hurt anyone
And the hate still shapes me
So hold me, until it sleeps...

So that would be my choice.

Stephanie Ann ♥ Due October 1 (boy); 4 kids; ., CA, United States 1813 posts
18th Mar

Quoting Kelly&Coralie:
I love the song but I'm no help cause I'd do the whole damn thing

but if I HAD to choose, I'd choose

I'll tear me open, make you gone
No more can you hurt anyone
And the fear still shakes me
So hold me, until it sleeps



                   I agree.                            

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56007 posts
18th Mar

Quoting ♡Makeup Addiction♡:

That's the one I've been going back to every time I start second guessing the verse I want.


I'm such a Metallica fan. i think I know every word of every song they've ever written. 

Which were you thinking?

♡Makeup Addiction♡ 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Milwaukee, WI, United States 4544 posts
18th Mar

Quoting Kelly&Coralie:

I'm such a Metallica fan. i think I know every word of every song they've ever written. 

Which were you thinking?


This verse:
So tear me open, pour me out



There's things inside that scream and shout


And the pain still hates me


So hold me, until it sleeps


but I like the last verse better now that I keep reading it.
♡Makeup Addiction♡ 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Milwaukee, WI, United States 4544 posts
18th Mar

I grew up on Metallica.  I was a metal head as a child. I would head Bang and everything...

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56007 posts
18th Mar

Quoting ♡Makeup Addiction♡:

This verse:
So tear me open, pour me out
There's things inside that scream and shout


And the pain still hates me


So hold me, until it sleeps


but I like the last verse better now that I keep reading it.


I do like that verse, but that part is behind you. I think the other verse is more about recovery. 

And I was a metal head too as a kid. 

♡Makeup Addiction♡ 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Milwaukee, WI, United States 4544 posts
18th Mar

Quoting Kelly&Coralie:

I do like that verse, but that part is behind you. I think the other verse is more about recovery. 

And I was a metal head too as a kid. 


Makes me wish my bicep was alot bigger and I'd get the whole song...lol not really but this song just hold every aspect of addiction recovery and all but I know the song is actually in reference of James mothers dead from cancer

user banned 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10353 posts
18th Mar

The whole song is awesome.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56007 posts
18th Mar

Quoting ♡Makeup Addiction♡:

Makes me wish my bicep was alot bigger and I'd get the whole song...lol not really but this song just hold every aspect of addiction recovery and all but I know the song is actually in reference of James mothers dead from cancer


I know. There are metallica songs that have gotten me through the darkest points in my life.