Memories is all that's left behind
As I lay and wait to die
Little do they know
That I hear their choice of life

End it now, it is the only way
Too cruel, that is what they say
Release me from this lonely world
There is no hope - why don't you

Pull the plug
Let me pass away
Pull the plug
Don't wanna live this way

Once I had full control of my life
I now behold a machine decides my fate
End it now it's all too late

What has now been days, it seems like years
To stay like this is what I fear
Life ends so fast, so take your chance
And make it last

End it now, it is the only way
Too cruel, that is what they say
Release me from this lonely world
There is no hope - why don't you

Pull the plug
Let me pass away
Pull the plug
Don't wanna live this way


Lyrics submitted by Absolut_Vodka

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  • +4
    General CommentI think it was about how Chuck saw someone he knew and couldn't stand seeing someone living on a machine, and the song title gave him inspiration to write the song.
    I sure as hell love this song and Chuck shouldn't have died...I guess we lose the greats early.
    EmptyWords93on October 26, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is about someone who is in excruciating pain who can't take the pain anymore and want to just die instead of the continue suffering. (pull the plug)
    predeadmanon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is to say that Death's singer Chuck Schuldiner (R.I.P.) had suffered from leukaemia and died in december 2001.
    Absolut_Vodkaon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWasn't it brain tumor? Well, I guess it's the same
    MDMasteron June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about someone who is in a comatose or vegitative state and just wants to die.
    RDWon June 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a sad song, actually made my tear up a little once, but it rocks. It reminds me of "One" by Metallica lyrically. It's about how someone is suffering and they won't pull the plug.
    Face Smasheron January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*me
    Face Smasheron January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI say DAMN THESE TYPOS!
    Face Smasheron January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes this is the idea.. he can't take the life he has anymore so he preffers death. The interesnting point are the simmilities between PULL THE PLUG and ONE (METALLICA). It's basically the same idea:

    Tied to machines that make me be
    Cut this life off from me

    Cut this life = pull the plug = disable the machines (the medical equipment that was keeping him alive, in the ONE video, as he was in a hospital)
    corn3liuon January 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood comparison. Simple and easy. You should not live hooked up to a machine.
    Jphthe1 explicton March 12, 2008   Link

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