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Old 11 Dec 2002, 17:31   #1
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Default 33. Don't Leave Your Mark On Me

This is the START OUT OF HELL & ARRIVE TO HEAVEN topic.
Let's Go to Rock 'n' Roll!!!!!!!

Don't Leave Your Mak On Me (7)

Ooh! A dark symphony...
We know a lot of Jim Steinman song. We know his jokes in the songs. But when you are watching the film about Meat's life you can nouice that Jim's listening the voices of the wolfs. After I didn't understand his songs. He is wearing black dresses, he is listening dark voices after he is writing funny and morbid songs.
I think Don't Leave Your Mark On Me is his reality side. I like these dark and mystres songs. I know that this song isn't his, but come on Jim! Write some psyhically songs!
This music is nice, but to this lyrics is few. I'm missing more mysterious from the music.

(I don't understand every part of this song. I think it's a little bit too mystic...)

My score: 7



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Old 12 Dec 2002, 19:14   #2
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There seems to be a common theme running through the songs Bad Attitude,Modern Girl and Don't Leave Your Mark On Me about preasure to do what society thinks you should.
Don't Leave Your Mark On Me has got to be the darkest and the funniest.The guy is so afraid of commitment that the lyrics read like a nightmare.
I love the gothic mythology of this song.Angry demons ,faces drawn in red and a jailor whose face you can't see,but you get the impression that to see it would drive you insane at one glance .
8/10 This nightmare never ends.
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Old 29 May 2003, 12:03   #3
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Dont leave your mark on me is a great song 9/10
one of the best on the rock and roll hero album
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Old 29 May 2003, 13:23   #4
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very good song (bad attitude is WAY underrated)

9/10
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Old 17 Sep 2003, 08:25   #5
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A great vocal on a pedestrian song. Worth listening to just to hear the voice in fine form.
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Old 21 Sep 2003, 01:43   #6
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NO idea wat its about, but the haunting story, i sorta understand, is starting to scare me. :) In a good way, I love this song, his voice is excellent here, and it is truely sounding amazing. I love the music to this one, it goes great with the lyrics\vocals.

I give this a 10\10. Even that silent part, <there's a ghost in here somewhere> don't leave your mark on me!!! i like everything about it, I t is a 10 all the way!!
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Old 24 Nov 2003, 19:29   #7
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If you want to fully appreciate the dark, morbid aspect of this song I reccomend you do this:

Listen to it whilst lying in bed, alone with the lights off.

Then tell me that this song doesn't give you chills because I won't believe it.

I love it.

9/10
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Old 25 Nov 2003, 15:51   #8
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love this one, great lyrics, love the imageryand the atmosphere of it

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Old 29 Nov 2003, 08:31   #9
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As a kid, the intro used to give me nightmares. I still don't like this song. It's spooky. 4/10.
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Old 29 Dec 2003, 23:22   #10
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This song sounds gooooood! and Meat's interpretation is awesome! the shivers brrrrrrrrrr !

8/10
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Old 31 Dec 2003, 19:08   #11
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It's a 10/10 for me.

An awesome song, and it's such a shame that Meat and John Parr don't work together anymore, he was one of the best writers that Meat has worked with away from Jim!

Haunting, nighmarish, this song grabs your soul, rips it out of your body and then stamps on all the pieces....

For a different 10/10 version of the song check out John Parrs own rendition on his solo albums!
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Old 02 Jan 2004, 12:29   #12
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John Parr's version is better. I don't think this song is great. I never listen too it. 6/10. Don't understand why some fans give it a 10/10. Is it on the same scale as BOOH or FCOL?

Bad Attitude is a very fine album. A little bit oldfashioned. Paul is slamming on the piano too loud and the overall production just misses a sensitive touch. Its very rough.
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Old 02 Jan 2004, 12:36   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bart
John Parr's version is better. I don't think this song is great. I never listen too it. 6/10. Don't understand why some fans give it a 10/10. Is it on the same scale as BOOH or FCOL?
It's not on the same scale as BOOH or FCOL no, but it's like comparing Apples and Oranges in many ways - both are fruits, both are excellent fruits but they're different fruits as well.

A Ferrari 355 is a 10/10 car, but so is a Honda Civic Type R or a Mini Cooper S, but they all perfrom and drive differently - that doesn't make each of them less of a car does it?

The same can be said (in my opinion) of Don't Leave Your Mark On Me, personally I think it's a great song, powerful and haunting, but in a different powerful and haunting way than FCOL.
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Old 02 Jan 2004, 12:48   #14
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Originally Posted by AndyK
It's not on the same scale as BOOH or FCOL no, but it's like comparing Apples and Oranges in many ways - both are fruits, both are excellent fruits but they're different fruits as well.
Yes, but as I understand the whole rating business over here, I figured it was sorta the point of rating was to rate an individual song against the whole of Meat's back-catalogue, and do so in a more or less "objective / rational" way...
So again, is "Don't Leave You Mark On Me" on the same level as FCOL or BOOH? To me, it certainly isn't.
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Old 02 Jan 2004, 12:56   #15
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That's exactly the point I'm making.. to me it is as good as FCOL or BOOH or Did I Say That, it's different yes, but as good as.
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Old 02 Jan 2004, 14:11   #16
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Well, good for you then :)
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Old 06 Jan 2004, 03:56   #17
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I personally don't like John Parr's version of this song. It just doesn't sound right to me. I gave it a lot of listens, but it don't fit, that's why meat's is a 10, and Parr's is a 4 and that's being TOO kind.
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Old 23 Jan 2007, 22:32   #18
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Old 24 Jan 2007, 21:29   #19
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Average: 8.23 (107/13)
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Old 24 Jan 2007, 21:49   #20
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Love listening to ths song with the headphones on, got some funny looks from the tourists outside Harrods when I started singing along!!! Long story short I give it 9/10
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Old 24 Jan 2007, 22:40   #21
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Old 24 Jan 2007, 23:45   #22
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Wish there was a music Video, I fell as though hes singing about being afraid of the dark. lol

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