Reaching out for something you’ve got to feel
While clutching to what you had thought was real

Kicking at a dead horse pleases you
No way of showing your gratitude
So many things you don’t want to do
What is it? What have you got to lose?

What the hell?
What is it you think you’re gonna find?
Hypocrite
Boredom sets into the boring mind

Struggle within
It suits you fine
Struggle within
Your ruin
Struggle within
You seal your own coffin
Struggle within
The struggling within

Home is not a home, it becomes a hell
Turning it into your prison cell
Advantages are taken, not handed out
While you struggle inside your hell

Reaching out
Grabbing for something you’ve got to feel
Closing in
The pressure upon you is so unreal

Struggle within
It suits you fine
Struggle within
Your ruin
Struggle within
You seal your own coffin
Struggle within
The struggling within

Reaching out for something you’ve got to feel
While clutching to what you had thought was real
What the hell?
What is it you think you’re gonna find?
Hypocrite
Boredom sets into the boring mind

Struggle within
It suits you fine
Struggle within
Your ruin
Struggle within
You seal your own coffin
Struggle within
The struggling within


Lyrics submitted by fennsk, edited by Saint Arkham, Ashram

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  • +2
    General CommentAbout someone suffering from a self-defeating personality.
    King Nothingon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentits about taking a dump and the struggle within when trying to force it out
    inux101on February 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti believe this is the sequal (or similar) to "The frayed ends of sanity"
    it's about a paranoid person who's eating himself alive because of his own paranoia, this reminds me of my stoner mate who gets paranoid about jack-shit
    wildyon February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the intero to this song :)
    drumminggurl9089on July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm yep, this is how i feel a lot of the time
    just_another_brickon February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen it hits 2:55...favourite part of the song
    wildyon March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about the struggle to believe in god, and how you want to believe but there isnt anything to reassure you. Also, allot of people say that even if you dont believe in god, going to church isnt a waste of time because you led a good life, and maybe this is seen as a waste to James.
    vagabond1987on April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis could be written for themselves, like after being frustrated about their own (Hetfield / Ulrich) personality shortcomings.. I don't know if that is what it's saying though..

    But assuming it's not directed to themselves, then probably it's to the stupid masses. Most people are stupid. Most people in these fanzines are stupid. Most Mathematics students are stupid. Most art majors are stupid.

    Most people with Phd's in Anthropology are stupid. Most high school dropouts are stupid. Most foreigners are stupid.

    Boredom sets into a boring mind.. The struggle within suits them fine.

    I am smart. Most of you reading this are stupid. Don't blame me, you seal your own coffin.
    lyricstudenton April 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe intro kicks ass! It reminds me of a tank rolling in...
    MetallicaRockz93on July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou all got it wrong!

    it's about the HULK!

    na, i don't really think that but you can totally plug in the lyrics and it fits kinda nice. then you can close your eyes and imagine the HULK busting some shit up!

    HULK STRUGGLES!!!
    devastatorg1on July 30, 2005   Link

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