"Violence" as written by Thomas Delonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis L. Barker....
Six bottles went down the drain
One hours waste of time
I'd ask if you feel the same
Still pushing that chance to try
Your breath in this cool room chill
Long hair that blows side to side
You speak and make time stand still
And each time walk right on by?

Like violence you have me, forever, and after
Like violence you kill me, forever, and after

Can't count all the eyes that stare
Can't count all the things they see
She kills with no life to spare
Just victims left to bleed
One drink and the pain goes down
Soft shadows lay by her feet
Lay soft as you slowly drown
Lay still while you fall asleep
(Fall asleep)

Like violence you have me, forever, and after
Like violence you kill me, forever and after
(And after, and after, and after)

Like violence you have me, forever, and after
Like violence you kill me,
Like violence you have me, forever, and after
Like violence you kill me

Like violence you have me, forever, and after
Like violence you kill me, forever and after
Like violence you have me, forever, and after
Like violence you kill me, forever and after


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"Violence" as written by Travis L Barker Travis Barker

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  • +2
    Song MeaningFive years later... Here I am commenting on this song.
    I'm going to see blink this summer so I was listening to all their albums I had sitting in my closet when I came across this song.
    I remember I used to despise it, but taking another listen, I am addicted to it.
    Now the story Tom is telling is pretty straightforward. "Man I adore her. But so does everyone else in the room. I know full well how she works, she's a heartbreaker, yada yada yada"
    But I thought the things that Mark is mumbling in the interlude were kind of interesting, and they have to have a deeper meaning to them.

    "Who'll stand by your side?"
    she's got all these relationships but nobody wants to stick around to see what happens to her.

    "So watch my eyes, watch them turn while you go change"
    He cant bear to look at her while she changes, he wants her to know that. He wants her to stop being a maneater. Maybe "While you go change" doesn't mean undress though. Maybe it means a change of heart. As if shes changing for the worse right before his eyes and he can't stand to watch.

    "Curtains down."
    "All the eyes that stare" are no longer staring. Its just him and her.

    "When all their skill was cut, and I bled."
    Listen to the second verse, "She kills when the life despair
    Just victims are left to bleed" Maybe she's cutting others' confidence, but he doesn't let her get inside that deep, he refuses to be rendered insecure, so he just sits and bleeds instead.

    "There were forces of John Jones"
    To be honest, I have no idea. John Jones is an average joe kind of name. Maybe he's just saying, they were everyday forces. Or maybe something entirely different.

    "I can't make you happy, it seems all I ever do is try."
    pretty self explanatory.

    "You could never cut me deep enough to leave a scar"
    Another "she cuts her victims and leaves them to bleed." reference. She hurt him alright, but he wont remember her, or he wont let her bring down his self esteem too much.

    "So take this gift, its something to save."
    Save has several meanings.
    He could mean that he's giving her something to remember him by, although he wont have any memories of her.
    Or he could mean that he's trying to save her from her old ways.

    Alright, I'm done rambling, I hope that made sense to anyone who spent their precious time reading an aimless comment of mine.
    springtimeofmylovingon June 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti found out what hes saying its:

    "Who'll stand by your side? So watch my eyes. Watch 'em turn while you go change. Curtains down. When all their skill was cut, and I bled. There were forces of John Jones. I can't make you happy. It seems all i ever do is try. You could never cut me deep enough to leave a scar. So take this gift. It's somethin to save"
    wiseaimeeon June 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok......i read it as soon as i got it, cuz i haven't heard it in forever, and it just started playing in my mind. By the way, the line that says
    "Your breath in this cool room chill"
    it's wrong, it's supose to be "your breath is cool and chill"......
    Anyway, i think it's that he's drinking his problems away (6 bottles down the drain).....and there's a girl with him, and he's "still pushing the chance to try", if you know what i mean. And he's obsessed with her, and has been for a long time, and because of that obsession, he doesn't weird things to please her....(you have me forever and after)....if you've ever been obsessed with someone, you know what i mean, you'll do anything to please them.
    Everyone knows about him obsessing over her...."cant count all the eyes that stare".....
    She's this player, and he's obsessed with her, that's pretty much all there is to it......she leaves her victims behind.....uh huuuhhhhh.......i'm just kinda rambling.....oh, each time he trys to get her attention, she just "walks right on by".....and i'm guessing he's kinda depressed about it......
    moo_i_say_unto_theeon January 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSummary of all that shit up there^:
    He likes a girl that's a player, and she wont pay any attention to him, and he's just completely OBSESSED with her. He also notices that she's a player, but still is obsessed. Because of this obsession, he'll do anything to get her attention, and he'll do anything for her. He's kinda like her slave.....
    Everyone's watching to see what will happen.....

    this is the best i could explain it......sorry, i'm not awake today, and it's about 1 in the morning....
    moo_i_say_unto_theeon January 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI reckon this song proves how fucking awesome Travis is on the drums. The whole scene with the guy seeing a woman he wants in the bar is pretty obvious really and I like that the song meaning isn't too deep, just really lite and nice. Love the song!
    Hysteriaon April 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis has definitely become one of my favorite songs over the years. When I first got the album I didn't really like it and thought it was a weird song but its definitely grown on me since I started getting deeper into music and the thoughts behind it.
    sqlxon June 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningthissong is about a guy sitting alone at a bar and the same beautiful girl going day after day and him not talking to her
    johnzie42on July 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is WAY too much like refused "blind date" with the whole percusion/vocal verses and the explosion of the instruments in the chorus. the refused song is 50 times better though.
    MizunoPunkon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite song on the nu album (blink-182) i don't like the ending with the woman speaking because it sounds a bit crazy and i can't play it on the bus lol. i like the funky drum beat and the intro is fab. i just wish more bands would listen to stuff like this and make similar music...
    edgon April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe part with the women talking is actually for the 5th song, Stockholm Syndrome
    ROsniper18on April 18, 2004   Link

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