"Inhale" as written by and Joel/rand Ekman....
Come one and all and see the broken man
Talking to himself
He sits and waits for something better
He'll never find it here
The people touch his hair
And pinch his cheek, he can't even feel it
There it goes again, he's listening to someone
He hears the bitter laughter
And all he wants to know is

Why, does any of it matter?
(I can't take it anymore)
You've gotta try
The inhale that makes the exhale so much better

He wipes his hands on anything in reach
He never feels clean
He shakes at night because his nerve is gone
Every muscle hurts
Come one and all and see what happened
That broken man is me

There it goes again, I can hear it louder
It doesn't feel good anymore
All I want to know is

Why, does any of it matter?
(I can't take it anymore)
You've gotta try
The inhale that makes the exhale so much better

Now I know I disappear
I can't find my way from out of here
Everything is fading on me
Someone tell me
Someone tell me
Someone tell me

Why, does any of it matter?
(I can't take it anymore)
You've gotta try
The inhale that makes the exhale so much better

Why, does any of it matter?
(I can't take it anymore)
You've gotta try
The inhale that makes the exhale so much better

Why? You've gotta try


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"Inhale" as written by Josh Rand Joel Ekman

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  • +2
    General CommentTo me the song is about a homeless dude addicted drugs.
    "Come one and all and see the broken man, talking to himself
    He sits and waits for something better, he'll never find it here
    The people touch his hair and pinch his cheek; he can't even feel it
    There it goes again, he's listening to someone
    He hears the bitter laughter"
    Here he is obviously the bum of the town everyone sees him as useless so they just talk about him, poke at him and, stare.
    The choruse seens like it maybe talking about his past, aybe he ODedon acid, most who od on acid talk to them selves he could have also oded on opium.
    The second verse could mean that he still crave this drug. He still feels it in his muscles and it hurts him.

    The song could also talk about how some people talk shit about these homeless people, yet they don't know who they are or what has happened to them.

    I would like to hear more opinions on this song besides mine. Its a great song:)
    Frito_Banditoon September 02, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"The broken man is me" I guess noone here knew that Corey used to be homeless... IMO This is about him being homeless.
    Kretzuuon October 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought that this song's meaning wuz pretty obvious. It's about battling drug addiction, "the inhale that makes the exhale so much better." the inhale he's talking about is smoking whatever the drug is. When he talks about him hearing things he's talking about fighting the cravings for the drug.
    flypgodon August 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCorey in an internet post talked about this song, and said it was about an old man with a complex mental disorder, someone he ran into on the street somewhere (I was thinking he said Chicago?). It's about how he has this disease, but there's really no research going on to help him, there's nothing he can do but suffer.
    AbjectFearBandon October 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif you look at the Slipknot section of this site at Left Behind, someone says it is about Corey when he was homeless. I dunno if its true (that he was homeless) but it would make sense and kinda explain what this song is about.
    Ross81on April 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdrug abuse could certainly be the theme for this song, cosidering the title 'inhale', but that's not how i see it.

    "you've got to try the inhale that makes the exhale so much better"... what this means to me is, try to do something great with your life (inhaling) so that once you die (exhaling) you've made it worthwhile. i think that in this song, he tried inhaling something great (being in a rock band), but it didn't work out and that's why they are all now homeless on the streets. even though they didn't make it, inhaling that experience made living worth it. now he can exhale.
    rock_hawkon February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you don't like this you suck! :-P
    flypgodon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a brilliant song. i'm still trying to work out the meaning of it, obviously about a crazy man but i think it was some deeper meaning in there somewhere. sounds like it cud be some sort of heroin addict or addicted to something and his life is a mess, or at least he feels it is...what do you think?
    Maggoton August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about someone whos been broken down into little peices by some shit like life or something and hes questioning if it even matters if you do good or susceed
    homzjdon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is meaningless.
    nesteaon August 31, 2002   Link

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