Hey, I'm feeling tired
My time, is gone today
You flirt with suicide
Sometimes, that's ok
Hear what others say
I'm here, standing hollow
Falling away from me
Falling away from me

Day, is here fading
That's when, I would say
I flirt with suicide
Sometimes kill the pain
I can always say
'It's gonna be better tomorrow'
Falling away from me
Falling away from me

Beating me down
Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground
Screaming some sound
Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground

(falling away from me)
It's spinning round and round
(falling away from me)
It's lost and can't be found
(falling away from me)
It's spinning round and round
(falling away from me)
So down

Beating me down Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground
Screaming some sound
Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground

Pressing me, they won't go away
So I pray, go away

It's falling away from me

Beating me down
Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground
Screaming some sound
Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground


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  • +7
    General Comment1st- I'm only14, my opinions and veiws may be shallow and words may be miss spelle. Sorry.
    Falling away from me to mean (and most obviousely to everyoe lol) was any kind of abuse. Physical or mental abuse, both can be very painful. In the song te lyrics can be both physical and mental. "Standing Hollow " could represent how when your abused so muchit becomes a second nature. You ignore it. Its a part of your normal day. Being slapped, kicked, beaten. You don' notice it anymore. Thus physicaly hollow to harm. From a mental side it culd represent that that the victim is so cut down s/hes no longer a person, a unique indivisual. Hes just a hollow shell of his formal self." Flirt with suicide " reflect (mostly only on a physical level )could mean the victim lives her/his life dangerousely such as not caring about traffic. He could care less If a care hit him. 2nd- He could be doing what everyone think, contiplating suicide. Look at the word Firt. Flirt =s not completely sure, but nudgig towards the idea. ( Not acutaly definition, but you get it lol) Holding the knife to your wrist, a decision in front of you. Cut, or drop. Very hard to mak considering the battle of religion vs. emotions for most. Better tomarrow is like the opposite of "flirt with suicide". Its mostly on a mental level. People in abused situations usually tell themselves that things might be better tomarrow. The victim believe mabey s/he'll wake up and she'll be dead, or the abuses will be dead, or the abusers will be caught. A sort of hope A human being really isnt a human being if s/he has no hope. Hope is a type of securety blanket. Hope is also the base of faith.
    " Beating me down ino the round " and " Screaming some sound " might mean, from my veiw, the obviouse. The victim is constantly beaten that he screams some sound he not even aware anmore on a physical level. On a mental level it could explain how some people are put down to where they believe them selves a low life, thus " the ground " and the screaming some sound is their contant self mental voice screaming at them for release, suicide. finaly " falling away from me" could mean be from god's point of veiw. Like the earlier subject of hope, hope is the base of faith. Without hope, yo cannot have faith. Without faith is to be without God. Falling away from me could represent the victim movin farther away from God. HopeI said something at least a little understandable lol.
    KoRnRoKson June 07, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is truly amazing. Jonathan has a way with vocals and lyrics that really make you feel and understand his pain. I can't believe it took me so long to realize that this song comforted me so much and that I could really relate to it. It is about domestic violence and being abused on a regular basis. It deals with the hurt of verbal abuse as well as physical and discusses the desire to kill oneself. It is so sad how many people want to take their own life, but I think it's helpful when those people realize that they aren't the only ones and that music is a good way to vent their negative feelings. I am speaking from personal experience. I listened to a lot of hard rock when I was depressed and even know, I can't sleep well without putting my Korn album to listen to in bed. It's so comforting. They've totally saved me.
    devilslittlesisteron March 14, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI could've sworn that at the end of the 4th verse he says "slow it down" and not "so down".
    YT4LYFEon March 29, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationPersonally, I'll take a lot of aspects from many of the other comments:

    I think rather that someone he knows or knew was being abused, as shown in the 3rd line of the verse. Perhaps a sibling, and he was abused by an adult the adult that abused this other sibling of his. Now, I don't know if he has siblings or not, but it's a possibility.

    Abuse is definitely evident. The question is, who's doing the abusing.

    He notes that "life" in its self is falling away from him, perhaps that he was dying on the inside as the "hollow" part suggests, because of such abuse.
    SyaoronTheFoxon May 28, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIt's about the spiral into depression. Things building on top of another. Slight glimmer of optimism to get you through it all. Trying to see the brighter side of life when it feels as if life itself, is "Beating you down".
    dmac19on May 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHis father didn't molest him. Someone else molsested him and when he told his parent about it they didn't do shit. (See "Daddy" meanings) The beginning is kinda creepy, if you ask me.
    King Nothingon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about domestic abuse.
    SongMeaningson March 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about how people can make you feel like crap by abusing you,which depresses you. "flirting with suicide"
    spearoon April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about how empty abuse can make you. "I'm here, standing hollow"
    and you don't know how to stop it or who to tell.
    and deep down inside you hope it'll be better tomorrow, but you know it really won't be!
    Shandaceon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshandace, that is exactly what he meant. i have looked at these lyrics a million times, if not more. he sings about his father, who supposedly molested him and that made his whole life jacked up... all of his peers called him a faget and fake and all kinds of horrible names. (i think jon is hot though!)
    slippedonmud6on April 20, 2002   Link

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