When I think back it's so unreal
Or did I just imagine?
Was I awake, was I asleep god?
Please tell me that this was a dream now

Do you know that I've, been through all this, one time before?

I forget cause I've been drinking
Too much god damned ale
I can't stand up, I keep falling
God I wish I could go back now

Do you know, that I've (I), been through all this, one time before...

So..

Once again, are you okay?
It's just a stupid game we play
Still don't matter anyway
Because we all die anyway..
Oh, we all fall.. down...
Well, that's what they tell me
When they tell me yes, my ego bleeds
I don't care, cuz we can't be that fair...
-Don't-


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  • +1
    General CommentI dont think he sings "...too much goddamn ALE". sounds more like"...too much, goddamn HELL".
    theworldsuckson February 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow for me this is the classic deftones demo its a classic
    Emaldinhoon October 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this is a classic demo song. I love it it's very raw and unporofessional, loud - the way rock sould be all the time.
    Phily Babyon May 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, so. These lyrics are horribly wrong.

    Oh, when I think now
    It's so unreal
    What did I just imagine
    Was I awake was I asleep god
    Please tell me if it was a dream now
    Do you know? That I've been through all this one time before
    I forget cuz, I've been drinking,
    Too much god damn ale
    I can't stand up, I keep falling
    God I wish I could go back now
    Do you know that I've (I) been through all this one time before
    For
    Dream
    Once again are you okay?
    It's just a stupid game we play still don't matter anyway
    'Cause we all die anyway, Hey, Oh
    We all fall down
    Well that's what they tell me
    When they tell me yes my ego bleeds
    I don't care 'cause we can't be fair
    Go!
    Oh!

    Such a good song, so simple and classic rock. This song was made when the boys in deftones were 16 and In highschool.
    Rageron March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is also about realizing he parties too hard, but having a hard time changing.
    Rageron March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about drinking. Its not nearly as cryptic as their stuff on Adrenaline and beyond, but the rumor is that they made this when they were 16. Just goes to show how talented these guys are
    Rageron April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand its called "ike linus" :P
    inteon May 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs with deftones...
    I don't know the exact meaning of the song but it feels like he's feeling guilt of something he have done when he have been drinking.
    inteon May 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, I heard that 'Linus' refers to a friend of the band's named Linus Ferris.

    And the song is rumored to be about Chi getting run over by a drunk driver(s). Something highly reminiscent of a simular event which happened to Stef that left him wheelchair-bound for a while and enabled him to buy the band newer equipment with the money incurred from court. I'm not sure how Linus has anything to do with this, though.

    This may not be the case, though -- it's just what I've heard more or less quite a few times from different people.
    dean-ialon August 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOfcourse, considering how old the song is, it might be about Stef's accident.
    dean-ialon August 06, 2006   Link

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