Beaten man
Blinded fool
Wash it all
Wash it all
Wash it all away
In the dirt
In my filth
Smothering
Smothering
Took it all from me

The tortured earth I tread
Forever all I dread
The burning in my head
I am forever

Hand that bleed
Dying need
Pushing me
Pulling me
Taking all I had


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    My InterpretationThis might be my all-time favorite Crowbar song.

    Let's point out a few elements of this song:
    -Subject being tortured by some inner-anguish ("burning in my head")
    -Subject convinced they are-- in some way, shape, or form--"forever"
    -Reoccurring imagery of dirt/earth

    Here's what I think: the subject (probably Kurt, right?) feels seemingly eternal torment. Torment, itself, seems to be an everlasting experience: not just for the subject, but in a historical perspective (think of all the war and devastation in world history...and this is an OLD world). Because the subject has this torment inside them, they feel this Romantic (think: Emerson or Thoreau) link between themselves and the earth, hence the "tortured earth I tread" and the lines "Wash it all away/In the dirt/In my filth." Notice, first of all, he equates "dirt" with his own filth. Also notice that the "wash it all away" lyric is akin to a baptismal experience: there's something seemingly holy about being baptised by the earth, which brings us back to this Romantic notion of life and salvation.
    PleaseDrinkMilkon October 08, 2009   Link

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