"Blow Away" as written by and Aarron/mushok Lewis....
Live in my head for just one day
I see myself and look away
The road is showing now on my face
Soon I'll disappear with
I'll disappear without a fucking trace

Faces that I've seen turn old and gray
I've lost too many friends along the way
Memories I never thought would fade
They fade and Blow Away

I wish that I could disappear
Unzip my skin and leave it here
So I could be no one again
And never let nobody
I'd let nobody
I'd never let nobody in

Faces that I've seen turn old and grey
I've lost too many friends along the way
Memories I never thought would fade
They fade and Blow Away

So now the walls are closing in
Because in life you sink or swim
Sometimes these shoes don't feel right in my head
Feel like a book that can't be
A book that can't be
A book that can't be read

Faces that I've seen turn old and grey
I've lost too many friends along the way
Memories I never thought would fade
They fade and Blow Away


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"Blow Away" as written by Michael Mushok Aarron Lewis

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    General CommentThis is a song about loss. At some point in life, all you can count on is losing people. I'm not surprised no one else has really felt that as of yet. I've had loss my entire life. When you start to get older, though, you have nothing to gain and everything to lose. You'll lose your parents, friends, partner, and anyone else. Age does harsh things to your views on the world. As a child when people started leaving, I became accustomed to it and have been decidedly singular and separate from anyone else ever since. Sure, I take it personally, but it's why you don't want to see your reflection anymore. You see all the pain and loss added upon itself to disfigure you and your emotional state. It becomes easier to stop caring about anyone but yourself. You sink or swim because you want to, but everyone wants someone else to understand and be part of their life. When you lose their caring in relation to yourself, you lose your own. That's the basic genesis of this song.

    For the most part, you're looking at someone who wants to die because they have nothing to live for. Somehow, he never loses hope that he will gain a reason to live, though. When you lose everything but yourself and no one is there to understand, what is there to live for? A hope that someone will pick up that book no one else wants to read.
    OmegaArtson December 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyou are all right and yet so wrong...this is not a song. okay you can hear it, sing it, download it, play it, but this is just time passing by, by us all. and it makes us feel small and wrong. like we are someones bad idea. if it was not a song (okay i agree that it is a song) if it was for instance a something soft, slow and fluffy it would be speeding train. so uncatchable, impossible to get in when moving, going somewhere we wont ever get. somewhere where our past one's await. and where our memories are. so it's a train after all.
    zlaja77on September 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWow, definately one of my favorite songs off of 14 Shades, this song says so much. Pretty easy song to understand, and I think we can all relate here to what Aaron's saying.

    The Chorus here is telling me that people we used to know we've lost along the way ... friends, family, bf's/gf's, things we've forgotten about, either if it's good/bad has faded and blown away.
    saroknighton June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWow, definately one of my favorite songs off of 14 Shades, this song says so much. Pretty easy song to understand, and I think we can all relate here to what Aaron's saying.

    The Chorus here is telling me that people we used to know we've lost along the way ... friends, family, bf's/gf's, things we've forgotten about, either if it's good/bad has faded and blown away.
    saroknighton June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI haven't felt this way in a while but it creeps up on me time and time again. Especially when you have tried so hard with other people and are left frustrated, hurt, with your face all blue.

    I envision this person walking away from his home one night on a lonely street dressed in a sweatshirt with a hood over his head. He hides himself behind his clothes as he disappears.

    I always feel I understand so many others but I feel like nobody truly understands me. That while I listen and console, people are quick to try and fix me. And judge me. They don't take the time like I do for others.

    So sometimes it feels so good to forget all your "friends" for a single day. Of your family problems. Of the abuse from lovers. Just cut the chords of every relationship for just a little while. To go out on your own and be a complete stranger that knows nobody. It truly is a way to find yourself.

    Just remember to come back.
    chino69on June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe that more people haven't posted here. I absolutely love this song, and it's very true. I feel the same way, and some times, it seems that I'll always feel this way. I never cut the chords, or walk away from any one even when I should. I feel like a door mat, and the worst part is that it's my own fault. Anyway, that's the problem, that people don't walk away. And, I also feel that I have lost many people along the way. Whether it was through an actual death, or just some one who's changed into an unrecognizable shadow of their former self.
    Hopefully someday, I'll learn to stop letting people stomp on my heart, to insist that I be taken into consideration, and to insist that I have the right to feel what I feel, and not be made to feel guilty about it.
    MaggieMichelle
    MaggieMichelleon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, Staind is one of my favorate bands. Aaron Lewis is an awesome singer. ..I wish that i could disappear
    Unzip my skin and leave it here..
    LinkinParkGirlon January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI first actually listened to this song a few weeks before I graduated from the school I'd gone to for 9 years, basically, I'd grown up with the people there. Now, we're all scattered apart to different high schools, and rarely speak.
    Yet again, Staind has come out with a song a just the right moment in my life ("Outside" and "Waste" before)

    I think this song is basically a reflection on all the friendships lost, how things will never be the same, and how sad it makes him that these are just memories now.
    life_as_lucidon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment'I wish that i could disappear
    Unzip my skin and leave it here
    So i could be no one again
    And let nobody in...'

    I can so badly relate to this song... it makes me sick to my stomach, it makes me hate myself, it makes me hate everyone i know... but still, whenever i listen to this song, it just blows me away. Kind of suspends me in a state of emptyness, makes me numb, and i begin to think... how many times have we all felt this way before?
    You get so badly hurt sometimes by the people whom you really love that you wish you want to be no one at all.... and still sometimes you cause so much pain to the same people that you want to disappear into nothingess...?
    How about the times when you have felt that... you will never allow another person into your life again? Not even close...? How about your friend's showing you the finger when you needed them the most? But then, its only a matter of time when everything just fades away and life just goes on the way it used to be.
    That's how i feel about this song, it fills me with so much rage and hatred... but then i realise, i can blame no one else but myself..... thats how the world is, there comes a time when no one matters, nothing actually matters... thats when i feel i want to disappear without a fuckin trace....
    "I see myself and look away..."
    This song is so miserably depressing yet so powerful. Even though it sucks the living shit out of me, i just cant stop listening to it.
    That's the power of StainD...
    preemaniaon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.

    I personally bottle up emotions and i feel thats alot of what this song is about.

    The lyrics scream about thoughts and emotions that have not been expressed and the havoc that can cause on someones mind.

    The beginning loads you up with tension with the eerie tones the song produced.....Then the methodic fast passed drums ads to the already rising feeling inside. And with each regretful thought that is conjured up in your mind your filled witha rage that you cannot explain.

    You wish to be no one you wish to see no one you wish to feel no one. Disappear without a trace.

    why? because "your a book that cant be read" simply because you "let nobodoy in. "

    And what does this cause? Memories and faces fade to nothing leaving you feeling nothing inside.
    Azrael35on April 17, 2005   Link

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