And my words will be here when I’m gone
As I’m fading away against the wind
And the words you left me linger on
As I’m failing again now, never to change this

And I’m sympathetic,
never letting on I feel the way I do
As I’m falling apart again at the seam

And it seems I’m alone here, hollow again
As I’m flailing again against the wind
And the scars I am left with swallow again
As I’m failing again now, never to change this

And I’m sympathetic,
never letting on I feel the way I do
As I’m falling apart again at the seam
And I’m sympathetic,
never letting on I feel the way I do
As I’m falling apart again at the seam

The same old feelings are taking over
and I can’t seem to make them go away
And I can’t take all the pressure sober,
but I can’t seem to make it go away
The same old feelings are taking over
and I can’t seem to make them go away
And I can’t take all the pressure sober
(I can’t make it go away. I can’t make it go away)

And I’m sympathetic,
never letting on I feel the way I do
As I’m falling apart again at the seam
And I’m sympathetic,
never letting on I feel the way I do
As I’m falling apart again at the seam
And I’m falling, falling, falling,
falling, falling, falling, falling
Apart again at the seam.


Lyrics submitted by rock_metal_17

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  • +1
    General CommentThe first time I heard this song, I pictured a guy being a friend to a girl, being there for her, listening to her feelings for someone else, not letting on the way he really feels about her for her sake, and the more he fails to win her love, the more he falls apart inside, the same old feeling taking over him, never to change...
    Texasteardr0pon June 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with texastersdr0p, that it's about a girl, and the failure to show her how he really feels. I also agree that it could mean that he is hiding his self anger and his emotions from others, but if you listen to the song and read the lyrics closely, there's someone else involved in the problem: hence the word "sympathetic". he waits for her to understand, and he's always there for her no matter what, but she doesn't know how he really feels, and that's where the line "the same old feelings are taking over" and there's nothing he can do about the way he feels, "and I can't seem to make it go away". apparently he was hurt by her or someone else("and the scars I'm left with swallow again")(possibly her"and the words you left me linger on"),and he doesn't want it to happen again, so he pushes her away even though he cares so much for her. he doesn't want to get hurt, but without her, he's lost("I'm falling, falling....") I know that that's all sounding like I'm some freak, but who cares, I just needed to get that whole thing off my chest, because I been through that. I hate it so much, and yet, I can't help but fall for her. I drags me down every day, and it hurts to keep it all locked inside.
    anyway, Seether rocks hard core. I love this band, their deffinately one of my top bands ever. they're the best!
    blindmanwalkingon October 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is definitely about giving in to your addiction and surrendering all self-control. Whether its drugs, alcohol, sex, food...it's just about trying to over come something so desperately and failing every time. People struggle with all sorts of addictions and beating them before they beat you is one of the hardest things to endure.
    RyderFighteron March 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeether rules, all of you suck.
    Insane_Jon September 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInsane j, no we don't suck...
    this song sunds really cheerie but i think the song is about failing and faling back to where he was. but he really doesn't care cuz there's nuthin he can do about it.
    I'm really not sure about this song.
    urbanSKOOlrejecton April 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And my words will be here when I’m gone" kinda sums up the song for me
    brokenneedles066on April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis urbanSKOOLreject for real? wow..........i think this song deals with alcoholism, lose of a partner, and everything else that goes along with drinking too much. long live saun
    psdrummeron April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song sums so much up, its all about being alone and miserable. i love it! this song to so awesome, i hope seether is around for a long time
    Guitar_chickon October 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means a lot to me. "never letting on I feel the way I do As I’m falling apart again at the seam" . I hate it when it when you don't want anyone else to know how shitty you feel.
    Kel-Elon October 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's basically about screwing up over and over but not showing it to anyone until the point where there's too much pressure to cope on your own that you turn to more destructive ways of getting through life. You don't want to let anyone know how you really feel out of fear of being weak or of disappointing people who you might care about.
    baby_blackon November 29, 2004   Link

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