"Crawl Away" as written by Daniel Carey, Adam Jones, Paul D'amour and Maynard James Keenan....
Crawled away from me
Slipped away from me
Tried to keep a hold
But there was nothing I could say

Slid away from me
Crept away from me
Tried to keep you down
But there was nothin' I could say

What you try to say
Is you don't want to play
What you want
And what you need
Don't mean that much to me
I can see your back is turning
If I could I'd stick the knife in

Crawled away form me
Slipped away from me
Tried to keep a hold
But there was nothin I could say

Slid away from me
Drift away from me
Tried to keep you down
But there was nothin I could say

What you tryin to say
Is you don't want to play
What you want
And what you need
Don't mean that much to me
I can see your back is turning
If I could I'd stick the knife in

This is Love
This is love
This is my love for you
This is my love for you
This is my love for you
This is my love for you
This is my love for you
This is my love

Say you wont go
Get you in a strangle hold baby
Can you, can you get away?

What you tryin' to say
Is you don't want to play
What you want and what you need
Don't mean a fuck to me
I can see your back is turning
If I could I'd stick the knife in


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"Crawl Away" as written by Daniel Carey Adam Jones

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  • +9
    General Comment
    Crawled away from me,
    Slipped away from me,
    Tried to keep a hold,
    But there was nothing I could say.

    Slid away from me,
    Crept away from me,
    Tried to keep you down,
    But there was nothin I could say,

    What you try to say,
    Is you don't want to play
    What you want,
    And what you need,
    Don't mean that much to me.
    I can see your back is turning if I could I'd stick the knife in.

    Crawled away form me,
    Slipped away from me,
    Tried to keep a hold,
    But there was nothin I could say,

    Slid away from me,
    Drift away from me,
    Tried to keep you down,
    But there was nothin I could say,

    What you tryin to say,
    Is you don't want to play,
    What you want,
    And what you need,
    Don't mean that much to me.
    I can see your back is turning if I could I'd stick the knife in!

    This is Love
    This is love
    This is my love for you X5
    This is my LOVE!

    Say you wont go..
    Get you in a strangle hold baby,
    Can you, can you get away?

    What you tryin to say,
    Is you don't want to play,
    What you want and what you need,
    Don't mean a FUCK to me!
    I can see your back is turning if I could I'd stick the knife in!

    SwingOnASpiral987on July 09, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is a song about someone leaving, true. However, Maynard is not talking about getting revenge. He is only thinking about revenge. He loves this person so much that he refuses to act on his impulses. It is more of a fantasy than a real thing. The song kicks ass.
    oKySPon February 14, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah, it does, dosn't it?

    I can really relate to this song, to me it's about rejection from the opposite sex, and the confusion and anger this can cause. Right now I'm sick of fucking women general, no offence.
    justinga3on October 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSo if anyone ever sees this, this song is about wanting someone so badly you will force them to stay in a relationship even if it is detrimental to them. You put your wan't for them above them. Selfish, thats all.
    devotional*on March 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about someone who turned thier back on someone who loved them. The person is hurt and want to get even but still loves them
    n300_zxon May 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese lyrics are wrong. This person must be deaf. FAIL
    SwingOnASpiral987on July 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationbitch didnt know what was good for her
    antithesistemon September 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou guys got this all wrong. The lyrics have been misinterpreted. The chorus is "I can see your back pin turning, if I could I'd, stick a knife in."

    I don't think he is talking to anyone but himself in this song. Try to interpret the songs on this album from yourself talking to yourself. In this song, there is the addict side and the sober side arguing with each other. The sober side is saying he can see the back pins turning, saying the addict is like a wind up toy, and that it doesn't care what the addict side wants or needs because it doesn't mean that much to the sober half. The whole song is about killing your addictive behavior/personality/experince.
    loverazoron September 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't have much to comment on, but when I hear the line "this is my love" I always imagine that is the point at which the singer is sticking said knife into back.
    Makoeon January 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about how he's pissed off because she turned her back on him, even when he tried to keep her and he's going to pay her back for what she did.
    korngurl13on April 25, 2002   Link

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