You almost always pick the best times
To drop the worst lines
You almost made me cry again this time
Another false alarm
Red flashing lights
Well this time I'm not going to watch myself die

I think I made it a game to play your game
And let myself cry
I buried myself alive on the inside
So I could shut you out
And let you go away for a long time

I guess it's okay I puked the day away
I guess it's better you trapped yourself in your own way
And if you want me back
You're gonna have to ask

I think the chain broke away
And I felt it the day that I had my own time
I took advantage of myself and felt fine
But it was worth the night
I caught an early flight and I made it home

I guess it's okay I puked the day away
I guess it's better you trapped yourself in your own way
And if you want me back
You're gonna have to ask
Nicer than that
Nicer than that

With my foot on your neck
I finally have you
Right where I want you
Right where I want you
Right where I want you
Right where I want you

I guess it's okay I puked the day away
I guess it's better you trapped yourself in your own way
And if you want me back
You're gonna have to ask
Nicer than that

I guess it's okay I puked the day away
I guess it's better you trapped yourself in your own way
And if you want me back
You're gonna have to ask
Nicer than that
Nicer than
Nicer



Lyrics submitted by PooNani

"Buried Myself Alive" as written by Robert C./steineckert Mccracken

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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  • +1
    General Comment:I love the chorus:

    "I guess it's okay i puked the day away
    I guess it's better you trapped yourself in your own way
    And if you want me back
    You're gonna have to ask
    Nicer than that."

    I just find a lot of emotion in the chorus, and it gives me chills everytime I hear it.
    billabong_punkon July 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i kinda agree with opheliadipity on what the song means... this is my interpretation just cuz its what happened to me and it makes sense... the girl broke up with him and he was sad at first but then realized its stupid to be sad because its all happened before and this time he's "not gunna watch himself die" so he finally gets over her and she wants him back and this is just how he knew it would turn out ("i finally have you right where i want you") where she would be wanting him back and the puking is when they broke up and he got real drunk and puked all the next day and how she kinda fucked herself over and he's not gunna come back to her that easily even though he wants to he knows he shouldnt.. yeah well thats my interpretation buts its prolly all wrong
    Snowbirds_+_Townieson August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:One of my all time favorite songs by The Used. The lyrics are so relatable especially when he says 'I buried myself alive on the inside' It's a great song, very dark and angst like. I love it!
    Evanescence+MCRLuvron July 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:Awesome, my favorite song of them. This takes me back to the early years of college and how alone I felt despite that I had all of my close friends...I remember just riding on the train, with this song blasting in my ears and soaking in his words and screams--it made me feel alive and not so sad.
    spunkychickon September 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:in my opinion, this is the best song on the cd
    although the whole cd is good.
    thricerockson May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:hmm.. great song but i'm more a fan of the songs with screaming like Box of Sharp Objects.. still all their songs rock me hard ;) check 'em out @ warnerreprise.com/page/… for free mp3 downloads.
    phaty4on May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i agree with thricerocks out of about four songs i've heard(i can't find their album anywhere) this songs probly the best.
    wiseaimeeon June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is one of my favorite slower songs by them! Along with tracks that most of you may not have heard yet. When this CD comes out anyone who likes these songs should check it out, its amazing.
    Trebmalon June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'm pretty sure the lyric "I guess it's okay of you to stay away" should be "I guess it's okay i puked the day away"
    takingbacktheusedon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:takingbacktheused: you're right it is ' i guess it's ok to puke the day away' and it's not ' i think the broke the way' it's ' i think the chain broke away and i felt that today i had my own time'
    voiceson June 17, 2002   Link

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