"Beneath" as written by and Fredrik/haake Thordendal....
Telling time is hard when it rewinds
Painting circles around your crimes
What if I told you to die
Would you hate me and burn up inside
No traces, no picture
No sacred glowing scriptures
So control your chaos
Relax and you can save us

Your throne of unjust
A dirty sole of mistrust
It pushes down, forces us down

What if it all came crashing down all around you
How will you save yourself
If you need one more fix to let it lift
Just stop and think, because it's over

So it's fine if you can't define
All the reasons for losing your mind
But if I could turn back time
I'd walk and pretend it's a lie
No faces, no voices
No falling concrete takers
No control, all chaos
A severed screaming circus

The time, the pain
Forced us to run away

What if it all came crashing down all around you
How will you save yourself
If you need one more fix to let it lift
Just stop and think because it's all over

You're the birthplace of disease
Ending all, ending me
Forever wrapped in chains

What if it all cam crashing down all around you
How will you save yourself
If you need one more fix to let it lift
Just stop and think, because it's all over


Lyrics submitted by Hardcore_Icon

"Beneath" as written by Tomas Haake Fredrik Thordendal

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Beneath song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI see it as two guys who commit murders or other crimes, and he's covering up for the main offender, and he's getting a bit tired of it

    "Telling time is hard when it rewinds
    Painting circles around your crimes
    What if I told you to die
    Would you hate me and burn up inside"
    Everything he does for this person is building up, and he can count how many times the person's done wrong, and he's saying 'if I told you to fuck off and die, that I wasn't gonna do this for you anymore, would you hate me'

    "No traces, no picture
    No sacred glowing scriptures
    So control your chaos
    Relax and you can save us"
    He's not religious (sacred glowing scriptures) so he doesn't care what God thinks, and they leave no trace of what they do, but he's saying to the person 'hey calm down on what you're doing for a bit so we don't get caught'

    "Your throne of unjust
    A dirty soul of mistrust
    It pushes down, forces us down"
    The main offender has no conscience and an unpure soul so this forces both of the guys to do the crimes cos he doesn't want to stand up to him

    "What if it all came crashing down all around you
    How will you save yourself
    If you need one more fix to let it lift
    Just stop and think, because it's over"
    Now he's standing up to the main offender and challenging him, saying that he can go get fucked and asking, how are you gonna cope now that I'm not covering for you?

    "So it's fine if you can't define
    All the reasons for losing your mind
    But if I could turn back time
    I'd walk and pretend it's a lie"
    He now regrets doing the things with the main offender, and if he gets asked he'll deny everything and blame it on him

    "No faces, no voices
    No falling concrete takers
    No control, all chaos
    A severed screaming circus"
    He can't see, or hear the main offender anymore. He hears of utter chaos now he has left him.

    The time, the pain
    Forced us to run away

    What if it all came crashing down all around you
    How will you save yourself
    If you need one more fix to let it lift
    Just stop and think because it's all over

    You're the birthplace of disease
    Ending all, ending me
    Forever wrapped in chains

    What if it all cam crashing down all around you
    How will you save yourself
    If you need one more fix to let it lift
    Just stop and think, because it's all over
    sunshine_arakhanon January 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell Sunshine, I see where you're coming from. However, I don't believe that Beneath is about crimes and murder. I read an interview with Tommy Sickles and he said that this song shows how fucked up everything was while making Skeletons. Maxwell's mom died, Matt's house burned down and he was experimenting with drugs, and Bill's marriage fell apart. It was a hard time for them and hard for them to focus on writing their music. All these hardships are reflected in the chorus:

    "What if it all came crashing down all around you
    How will you save yourself
    If you need one more fix to let it lift
    Just stop and think, because it's over"
    lovehate25on February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat if it all came crashing down all around you
    How will you save yourself
    If you need one more fix to let it lift
    Just stop and think, because it's over


    Maybe he's done looking after her- she's on her own without his help anymore. And for her to think about what has happened
    Riles218^_^on October 22, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain