"Weathered" as written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp....
I lie awake on a long, dark night
I can't seem to tame my mind
Slings and arrows are killing me inside
Maybe I can't accept the life that's mine
No, maybe I can't accept the life that's mine

Simple living is my desperate cry
Been trading love with indifference
And yeah it suits me just fine
I try to hold on but I'm calloused to the bone
Maybe that's why I feel alone
Yeah, maybe that's why I feel so alone

'Cause me, I'm rusted and weathered
Barely holding together
I'm covered with skin that peels and
It just won't heal

I'm rusted and weathered
Barely holding together
I'm covered with skin that peels and
It just won't heal

Naw, it just won't heal, no, no, no.

The sun shines and I can't avoid the light
I think I'm holding on to life too tight
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Sometimes I feel like giving up
Yeah, I said,
Sometimes I feel like giving up

'Cause me, I'm rusted and weathered
Barely holding together
I'm covered with skin that peels and
It just won't heal
I'm rusted and weathered
Barely holding together
I'm covered with skin that peels and
It just won't heal
It just won't heal, No.

The day reminds me of you
The night hides your truth
The earth is a voice
Speaking to you
Take all this pride
And leave it behind
'Cause one day it ends
One day we die
Believe what you will
That is your right
But I choose to win
I choose to fight
To fight

'Cause me, I'm rusted and weathered
Barely holding together
I'm covered with skin that peels
And it just won't heal

I'm rusted and weathered
Barely holding together
I'm covered with skin that peels
And it just won't,
Covered with skin that peels
And it just won't
Covered with skin that peels
And it just won't heal.


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"Weathered" as written by Scott Stapp Mark Tremonti

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    General CommentWell this is what the song means to me, when i talk about it i talk from experiences I've had and things ive felt:
    I lie awake on a long, dark night
    I can't seem to tame my mind
    Slings and arrows are killing me inside
    Maybe I can't accept the life that's mine
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    I have medical depression, and as a result a lot of the time i cant sleep, when I cant sleep its usually a result of my brain going overtime thinking of stuff thats really discomforting, and its as though I cant stop myself thinking about these things. I think that applys to this verse a lot, he cant tame his mind because its going over time, and it feels like its killing him. The slings and arrows.
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    Simple living is my desperate cry
    Been trading love with indifference yeah it suits me just fine
    I try to hold on but I'm calloused to the bone
    Maybe that's why I feel alone
    Maybe that's why I feel so alone
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    When he says hes trading love, its often a cry for help from people who are lonely when they tell someone they love them when they dont really. He feels like his life is simple, but its too much for him, its his desperate cry. He tries to keep going, hold on, but he feels bad about it, there seems no point. Having worked out hes giving out fake love he feels alone, because no one in the world is really WITH him.
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    Me...I'm rusted and weathered
    Barely holding together
    I'm covered with skin that peels and it just won't heal
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    I think this is purely how he feels, and its also how i feel a lot of the time. He feels like hes lost his shineyness, as if hes a "used up" person. And he always feels like this, thats why it wont heal. It can feel like that when you're constantly ill with headaches/bodypains etc.
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    The sun shines and I can't avoid the light
    I think I'm holding on to life too tight
    Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
    Sometimes I feel like giving up
    Sometimes I feel like giving up
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    When he sees the sun shining its how all the people around him seem so happy, and he cant avoid it and as a result it makes him feel worse. He feels like hes holding on to life too tight because hes not dead yet, but he cant see a reason for going on. ashes to ashes.. is this extended. Then he tells how he feels like giving up.
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    The day reminds me of you
    The night hides your truth
    The earth is a voice
    Speaking to you
    Take all this pride
    And leave it behind
    Because one day it ends
    One day we die
    Believe what you will
    That is your right
    But I choose to win
    So I choose to fight
    To fight
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    I belive when he says the day reminds me of you hes thinking of a person who's helped him, either that or the "you" isnt a person, its his fealings, and hes talking to them. During the day he remembers them and feels them. But at night he lets them go finally, but he still thinks they're the truth and has to lie to himself to get over them. The earth and the part about pride is his pride in himself, and if he can leave that behind, and have no pride in himself, it wont matter how messed up he is because he just wont care. He's saying one day everyone dies and they are all blinded by the "truth" but he knows better, but he still chooses not to try and force what he feels and bleives onto other people. Then to keep him going he tells himself hes going to fight it, and hes going to beat it and he'll come through and be happy.
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    Well thats what i make from it, you might gather something totally different. I'm just speaking from personal experience and my experience as a song writer.
    Cya dudez
    Rock on ;)


    FizzyBon September 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe word weathered holds more of a meaning of experience. If something is weathered it means that although its been through a lot, it has remained. He has been through a lot of trials and crap, but he's willing to fight, he chooses to win.
    dontstopon October 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfizzyb and preacherman837....

    I can totally relate to both! fizzy, I can relate to some of what u said, I too have depression and this song hits home so much, sking that peels and it just wont heal and Im indiffernt because its easier than trying to fake being happy...
    but also what preacherman said, I realte to as well because I sin, do stupid and impulsive things that I know are wrong, and do them out of loneliness , and am tortued with guilt during those times.
    photojunkieon March 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commenteither this is for GOD or this is for a chick that left scott!as we all know creed always has something related to religion and GOD in his songs!this could be about his sins he commited in his lifetime!on the other hand it could be about his gf aswell.
    undisturbedon April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rox
    smile_lots22on May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaren't i profound?
    smile_lots22on May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentman i wish i knew what this song truly meant :/
    this song rox i luv the chorus and
    "The day reminds me of you
    The night hides your truth
    The earth is a voice
    Speaking to you
    Take all this pride
    And leave it behind
    Because one day it ends
    One day we die
    Believe what you will
    That is your right
    But I choose to win
    So I choose to fight
    To fight"
    IMMORTAL_-_SOULon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWeatehered is Creed's best album. Period. The songs on this album are lyrically and musically great. This is one CD that I can listen to without skipping a track. My Own Prison comes in a close second.
    SgtPepperLHCBon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with IMMORTAL_-_SOUL. The bridge is probably the best part of the song :)
    bee_happyon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General Comment i agree with sgtpepperlhcb
    punker_9000on June 05, 2002   Link

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