"Stupify" as written by and Michael/donegan Wengren....
Yeah, bringing you another disturbing creation
From the mind of one sick animal who can't tell the difference
And gets stupefied

I've been waiting my whole life for just one, fuck
And all I needed was just one, fuck
How can you say that you don't give a, fuck
I find myself stupefied, coming back again
All I wanted was just one, fuck
One tiny little innocent, fuck
And when I feel like I'm shit out of, Luck
I find my stupefied, coming back again

Why, do you like playing around with
My, narrow scope of reality
I, can feel it all start slipping
I think I'm breaking down
And why, do you like playing around with
My, narrow scope of reality
I, can feel it all start slipping away

See but I don't get it
Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit
Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it
I get stupefied
It's all the same you see
Live with it but I don't get it
Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit
Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it
I get stupefied
I get stupefied

All the people in the left wing, fuck
And all the people in the right wing, fuck
And all the people in the underground, fuck
I find myself stupefied, coming back again
All the people in the high rise, fuck
And all the people in the projects, fuck
And all la gente in the bario, fuck
I find myself stupefied, coming back again

Why, do you like playing around with
My, narrow scope of reality
I, can feel it all start slipping
I think I'm breaking down
Why, do you like playing around with
My, narrow scope of reality
I, can feel it all start slipping away

See but I don't get it
Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit
Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it
I get stupefied
It's all the same you see
Live with it but I don't get it
Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit
Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it
I get stupefied
I get stupefied

Tifached
Tifached

And don't deny me
No baby now, don't deny me
And darlin' don't be afraid

Well, I don't get it
Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit
Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it
I get stupefied

Look in my face, stare in my soul
I begin to stupify
Look in my face, stare in my soul
I begin to stupify
Look in my face, stare in my soul
I begin to stupify
Look in my face, stare in my soul
I begin to stupify
Look in my face, step in my soul
Look in my face, step in my soul
Look in my face, step in my soul
Look in my face, step in my soul
Look in my face, step in my soul
Look in my face, stare into my soul
Look in my face, stare into my soul
I begin to stupify, ah


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"Stupify" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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  • +4
    General CommentIt puzzles me that Disturbed have supposedly said this song is about racism.
    To me it seems VERY clear that it is a song from the perspective of a (potential) sexual abuser or rapist:

    "Yeah, bringing you another disturbing creation
    From the mind of one sick animal who can't tell the difference
    And gets stupefied"

    The person being called 'one sick animal' is the person who gets stupefied. It's right there in the song. He even announces that what follows is 'from the mind of' this person, i.e. when you now hear 'I', that's the animal referring to himself. So this person is a sick animal who can't tell the difference...regarding what? Right...

    "I've been waiting my whole life for just one, fuck!
    And all I needed was just one, fuck!
    How can you say that you don't give a, fuck!
    I FIND MYSELF STUPEFIED, COMING BACK AGAIN

    All I wanted was just one, fuck!
    One tiny little innocent, fuck!
    And when I feel like I'm shit out of, Luck!
    I find my stupefied, COMING BACK AGAIN"

    This sick animal who can't tell the difference wants to fuck. He even says it's ALL he NEEDS, and he keeps emphasizing how just ONE would be enough. This would probably be the point where most people should be going, "Uh, this is not actually about his first love, right?"

    I emphasized the bit in caps to show more clearly what the 'difference' is: It's the difference between a yes and a no. The difference between a privilege and a right.

    He tells us that the person he wanted to fuck said 'I don't give a fuck', which is short for 'I am not having sex with you, no matter how horny you say you are.' THIS is when he gets stupefied and is 'coming back again'. He is not taking no for an answer. He continues to repeat things like 'one tiny little innocent fuck' like a child trying to get something from a withholding parent, or like a violent criminal who justifies his actions by saying 'All I wanted was XYZ...now look what you made me do!" He has an immature, self-centered sexuality that will get easily frustrated and make him aggressive, as he tells you in the following:

    "Why, do you like playing around with
    My, narrow scope of reality
    I, can feel it all start slipping
    I think I'm breaking down"

    He blames it all on the other person, suggesting they are 'playing around' with him. He would not be singing of his 'narrow scope of reality' if this was speaking from his own POV as someone wronged by racists. He is speaking as the monster who doesn't realize that he has no right to another person's body just because of how he feels. The chorus is him telling you that over and over:

    "See, but I don't get it
    Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit
    Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it
    I get stupefied"

    He doesn't get what 'no' means. He wants it 'on credit' as though the other person is an object to purchase, without a free will and rights of their own. He says 'it can take control when I don't let it', which is a clear contradiction. This is him justifying his crime by saying he isn't really responsible, it just overcame him. IT. Like something outside of himself. There is nothing there, though, it's all him, and we already know this is a sick animal with a narrow scope of reality, remember? The lines starting with 'Don't you think...' also show him coming back again and trying to argue with someone who has rejected him.

    Then the most genius bit nobody seems to have picked up on from what I have read:

    "Tifached
    Tifached

    And don't deny me
    No baby now, don't deny me
    And darlin' don't be afraid"

    He is telling his victim to BE AFRAID in Hebrew. After he thunders 'DON'T DENY ME!' repeatedly, his '...and darlin', don't be afraid' is sustained, spiraling downward in pitch and volume. It is a hollow travesty of reassurance coming in the wake of such an aggressive onslaught. It is what he says when he finally gets what he was previously denied. It's why he goes from extremely aggressive to reassuring-yet-menacing within a split-second.

    I think this is the moment in the song where the act of rape is most heavily implied-- just that it becomes much less clear if you don't translate the Hebrew. The rest of the song is him speaking like he's the victim of something, not a perpetrator to be afraid of. "Be afraid" is not supposed to be spoken by the 'sick animal', which is why it's in a different language. This different language represents the fact that this is the truth while the other things are just the delusional ramblings of a monster.

    This is a very intelligently written song. It doesn't actually go into the why or how of people abusing others (and more specifically the issue of rape), but it shows the way such a person's disturbed mind works very effectively. I think Disturbed were messing with y'all when they said this was about an ethnic Romeo and Juliet story. You'd have to worry about David Draiman's mental health if this was his idea of a bigotry-versus-love statement, or of an angry outburst against racists.
    BeAfraidon September 08, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI don't know if its been stated but I believe there is an error in the lyrics..

    "And all la hente in the bario rock "

    I believe it means to say "and la gente in the barrio rock" which means and the people in the neighborhood in spanish
    joerogeyon August 27, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI think the song is about someone who is mentally ill and the person they are with doesn't understand they need help and just tells them to "live with it"...

    Why do you like playing around with my narrow scope of reality - when you have a mental disorder/illness and are not on medication or in therapy your scope of reality is narrowed...either to depression, mania, anxiety, etc.

    I can feel it all start slipping, I think I'm breaking down - obvious...

    See, but I don't get it, don't you think maybe we could put it on credit - perhaps they can't afford medical help and that is why he is being denied...as in "don't deny me"

    It's all the same you say, live with it - A lot of people don't realize that when a person is mentally ill they can't just "get over it"...it's a chemical imbalance/deficiency and needs to be corrected with medication and therapy

    If I fail, If I fail - if you watch the video, when he sings this part he is in a straight jacket so perhaps he is pleading...saying if he fails to get control of his issues/disorders/what-have-you then he will end up locked away

    I've been waiting my whole life for just one fuck, all I needed was just one fuck, how can you say that you don't give a fuck - he's playing on words in the first two sentences and when linked to the third it can clearly mean that he has been waiting his whole life for someone to give a fuck, just one fuck, and you...who is supposed to be supportive, caring, etc. don't give a fuck at all

    All the people in the left wing, rock, all the people in the right wing, rock - referring to wings of a hospital...as in mental hospital
    Lolo2499on December 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about someone who tries so hard to fit in, and just when he thinks he has made it it's taken away.

    When he says he just wanted one--perhaps reffering to a friend of companion.

    why, do you like playing around with
    My, narrow scope of reality --the person he likes plays him and pushes him to the extreme.

    I, can feel it all start slipping
    I think I'm breaking down--he begins to lose it because he just can't take the pain she puts him through.

    See but I don't get it --he doesn't know why when he tries so hard she still rejects him

    Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit --she resents him for making a mistake and he asks if they can put it on credit-meaning she could give him one more chance for now, but remember it and have him pay her back for it later.

    Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it --the feelings he has for her can take control of him

    I get stupified --he is dumbfounded by these feelings

    All the people in the left wing rock
    And all the people in the right wing rock
    And all the people in the underground rock
    I find myself stupified, coming back again
    All the people in the high rise rock
    And all the people in the projects rock
    And all la hente in the bario rock
    I and myself stupified, coming back again --I think this part is just him expressing how he feels about her playing him. He's telling everybody about her and his feelings.

    And don't deny me
    No baby now, don't deny me
    And darlin' don't be afraid --he's telling her that she cannot deny him any longer, and he's now going to do something drastic, but she shouldn't be afraid.

    This song is weird, but good, and it's kinda of hard to determine it there is any meaning behind. Oh well, I tried.










    vampdon March 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell all you are wrong and the real meaning to this song is how david was confused and told what to do when he was growing up as a child. i know that for fact because i have seen him say it more than once in interviews on bluetorch and multiple other places.
    KidneyTheifon July 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBecause we have taste in music......This song is flipping awesome, Im glad to know its meaning now thanks to this site
    synth_shadowon November 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, we hear great music, you hear crap. fact is though, you are not very intelligent to begin with, you are just a fucking dumbass. so of course you would think that's just nu-metal fodder but you are obviously wrong.

    and slap happy squirrel you obviously have nothing worthwhile to say so shut the fuck up and quit taking up space.
    toolapcon December 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti wasnt really into disturbed for a long time but they really are a badass band. the intro/main riff is just hypnotic i love it so much. its so simple yet so effective : ) "look in my face look in my soul"...hardcore shit.
    schism206on December 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI thought this song was about an addict. Doesn't matter what addicted to, sex, drugs,whatever. His or her, addiction makes the addict stupefied. But what a stone cold groove they get into in this track is incredible. It gets me Stupified..
    Terror44on July 25, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree and I think parts of this song can also be about drugs(although I think a lot of songs can be related to drugs).
    "why, do you like playing around with
    My, narrow scope of reality
    I, can feel it all start slipping
    I think I'm breaking down"
    Drugs mess with your head, there's no doubt about it. Hallucinogens mess up your perspective of reality, and when the shit hits the fan you just break down from the pressure.
    joshthackon April 19, 2002   Link

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