"(Per)version of a Truth" as written by Chad L. Gray, Matthew Mcdonough, Greg Tribbett and Ryan Martinie....
When everything is lost (peel it all away)
Haunting us with questions (asking)
Will we
Ever find the smile inside (no), is it hidden
Behind the sweating eyes (bleeding)
Dead inside a scream that's pouring from me

I'm planted in this skin, (constricting and pulling me)
This dirty filthy skin(rancid and stinging me)
I burn behind the walls,(that have become my world)
The bearer of a gift, fuck your gift

Truth does not exist,
But the lies do

They're buried in the skin,


Perversion of a truth I'm stuck there,
(Inside of lies buried in me, why)
Born into a world never asked to be here
(Try to forget truth doesn't exist, truth)
(It doesn't exist, it doesn't exist, truth)

always inside a tragedy (things never seem to go away)
A room that I remember, (portraits I carry)
Try letting go of this space (bad habits can't kick me)
The fool that fell from heaven, heaven

Perversion of a truth I'm stuck there,
(Inside of lies buried in me, why)
Born into a world never asked to be here
(Try to forget truth doesn't exist, truth)
(It doesn't exist, it doesn't exist, truth)

Maybe we're all the children of a star,
Misguided in direction, our misdirection
Pardon me while I pray for light

I'm not the only one,
that walks between the rain, there are many.
I'm not the only one,
When everything is lost that doesn't surrender

Perversion of a truth
I'm stuck there (Inside of lies buried in me, why)
Blind walking through a world
I never asked to be here

Versions of the truth
I'm not the only one

Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28

"(Per)version of a Truth" as written by Greg Tribbett Chad L. Gray

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    General CommentWhat a great song. This song, like more and more of Mudvayne's songs that I have researched, is shrouded in Hermetic symbolism. On the surface, this song is about what all of you are saying about religion and whatever.

    On a completely different note, however, the song deals with what is known as the hidden sephira on the tree of life. I think that if they didn't let out that one scream of daath, no one would EVER be the wiser. But, since they stuck that in the particular line they put it in, truth, or the seeking of truth and knowledge, is an illusion. Like seeking the forbidden fruit, we are driven to find out how things work, why we're here, blah blah blah.

    This hidden sephira, however, is a distraction from the real, undeniable truth that lies beyond. This truth cannot exist for us here, for once we reach that truth (kether), we no longer have reason for being here.
    KAISERSWAYZEon August 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song actually has to do with religion. Having so much trouble believing in god. As in the world is so dark and gray that it seems there is no god because why would he have made the earth so miserable. With the lyrics "Never asked to be here" in other words he never asked god to be sent here like everyone else thinks it a priveledge to be here. He wonders why god put him here if he knew how much shit the singer would of went through. The whole thing on lies could mean about all the churches and religions. How they seem like such lies to him and there is no god. I love this song though, it sounds so gloomy and dark. But anyway thats what I bleive this song is about.
    BuckwheatJoneson May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEven though you can find many different meanings into this song, the main theme behind it (and the whole album) is actually the zodiac, if you check the booklet you'll see that each song has one of the zodiac signs associated with it, in this case is Capricorn, and the song basically depicts how Capricornians are supposed to be:
    Pessimistic and Rigid
    Fatalistic and Over Conventional
    Miserly and Grudging
    Lonely and Melancholy

    TEOATTC is a concept album, but you only notice that if you have the booklet that tells you how the songs and signs are associated.
    Niikoon August 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song off Mudvaynes new album. Anyone know what it means though?
    Demon_Hunteron July 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTruth- "To tell the higher form of a Truth to one who cannot understand it is to lie to him because, though correctly formulated, it will not be correctly recieved."

    Daath is hebrew for "Knowledge"
    NothingJustinon July 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^that is so fucking stupid truth is truth rather that person is an idiot or not i think this song is about getting cought in other peoples or your own lie
    metallicmudvayneon July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about being "born into a world" where "truth doesn't exist." ...duh.

    As we grow up, the lies that we were originally fed as young children multiply, grow, and evolve until that's all that we know and are aware of. (these liars are the bearers of the said "gifts")

    Chad sings here about how the only escape he has from the falsity of the world is to retreat inside his own mind, in a place he has designated where no one can (or ever did) penetrate. Thus, the only truths in the world are the abstract thoughts inside our own minds, the ones that aren't inspired or perceived from the outside world.
    Sielenseon April 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti disagree.... i think it is more about how truth is never the truth... no matter how much u believe something is the truth, there will always be someone to disagree with you. The truth is only something everyone thinks is true

    (different perceptions of what happends)
    SuicidalAndroidon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think its about living in a world of black. That we are planted here and living this melancholy existence. That when we know the seperation of the truth and the lies, we find out where they lie (no pun intended).

    I was let on to one thing from a certain intelligent being:

    Light can destroy darkness. But darkness cannot destroy light. It can merely cover it.

    I believe we are all covered in a shell of filth and lies. That if someday a spotlight of truth were to shine on this world, it would be completely black. People would be covered in this muck, blurring and distorting the true lines of who they are.

    "Maybe we're all the children of a star, misguided in direction, our
    Pardon me while I pray for light.
    (I'm not the only one...) that walks between the rain, there are many
    (I'm not the only one...) when everything is lost that doesn't surrender"

    This is my favorite part! It's like he's trying to relay that we are truly children of the light. And that we have been bent to believe the lies are the truth.

    I do notice some irony mentioned in this song. How he pains when he questions how he has to go through everything alone (this fight against the lies).

    Yet, he knows he's not the only one who has walked and seen what is really out there.

    Which leads me to believe... a lot of people are surrendering themselves these days.
    chino69on February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentvery insightful, Chino69
    theTruth927on February 03, 2005   Link

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