"Idle Hands" as written by and Matthew Bachand Brian Fair....
Just a word all it takes to set it off
Uncontrolled all restraint has been lost

Absorbing more than I can stand
Of these self defeating unreal demands
Giving into frustrations command
The devil makes good use with idle hands
Overwhelming desire to react

I am too far gone forever turning back

Looking for something to lash out at

Turning inward it is myself that I attack

The anger grows inside everyday
Unquenchable I have become my own prey

From where has this rage been spawned?
Been building deep inside for far too long
Forgotten memories buried and hidden
creating my own emotional prison

Can it be that i have lost?
Control of my actions and my thoughts


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"Idle Hands" as written by Jason Bittner Brian Fair

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    General Commentthis is a very good song
    I love the lyrics even more

    ::I have become my own prey::
    TormentxofxGraceon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIndeed, one of the best off of AoB
    Sandman-Xon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General Comment...yep
    SwiftImmortal_1on February 08, 2005   Link
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    General Comment...yep.
    SwiftImmortal_1on February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHow about some comments on the lyrics? This song appears to be about how anger, while on the surface directed towards the outside world, is ultimately a self-destructive force.
    Porchon February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCorrection on the Lyrics.....
    Overwhelming desire to react
    I am too far gone forever turning back
    "Searching" for something to lash out at
    Turning inward
    It is myself that I attack....

    The Art of Balance is one their best cd's so far...
    Domination89on May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFuck everyoner ahauhahagsahgdhsa
    mike16on March 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo put it bluntly and in the most straight-forward sentence I can think of: this song is about rage. Because of all the stress to give in to all of these demands by the world and the people around him, all the stress in him is building up to rage and is slowly growing inside of him, causing him pain through these unstable and wild emotions that he is feeling. The rage is hurting himself more than anyone else.
    DreamScenarioon June 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I am too far gone forever turning back"

    Think forever should be two words for ever turning back..

    I think this song is about anger and frustration.

    "Looking for something to lash out at
    Turning inward
    It is myself that I attack"

    "The anger grows inside everyday
    Unquenchable
    I have become my own prey"

    I think those verses are stating that he ends up taking his anger out on himself. I think his anger is making him feel trapped and makes him feel like he can bear what he feels inside and he feels like his mind is a prison.
    stagnateon February 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentits about bottling up anger from being told what to do all the time, and he's kept it in so long he's just snapped
    Sublimedude1992on July 15, 2009   Link

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