One by one (one by one)
You can hear them collect (you can hear them collect)
They don’t wanna make peace with you
What did you expect (what did you expect)

Cause hunger feeds what anger breeds
When you’re not sure what people believe in
Bring it on, son show your guns
This is no time to be sentimental

Leave your fears in the dark
Choke them with your hands
I’m talking about the way you walk
Get your head out of the clouds
As quick as the fever burns, addiction spreads
Hatred flows through the veins of your dead
I can’t change what I can’t see
What the television doesn’t say
I don’t wanna believe in leavin
Believe in
Come on, come on

I turn back for (I turn back for)
I’m gonna tighten your hands (I’m gonna tighten your hands)
And whatever they’ve got to lose
Is buried deep in the sands

Cause hunger feeds what anger breeds
When you’re not sure what people believe in
Bring it on, son show your guns
This is no time to be sentimental

Leave your fears in the dark
Choke them with your hands
I’m talking about the way you walk
Get your head out of the clouds

As quick as the fever burns, addiction spreads
Hatred flows through the veins of your dead
I can’t change what I can’t see
What the television doesn’t say
I don’t wanna believe in leavin
Believe in
Come on, come on

Lost, we traveled the week
A mess to make it right
We take in more than we ask for
I know just how I should show my sand in the dark
Leavin, leavin

As quick as the fever burns, addiction spreads
Hatred flows through the veins of your dead
I can’t change what I can’t see
What the television doesn’t say
I don’t wanna believe in

The fever burns, addiction spreads
Hatred flows through the veins of your dead
I can’t change what I can’t see
What the television doesn’t say
I don’t wanna believe in


Lyrics submitted by thesesolareyes

One By One song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentEH, sweet song :D
    minoshaon January 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentincreadable song, I ruff it.
    minoshaon January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. the music is great but i have no idea what the lyrics mean. they are sung well, however
    ilovefrankon September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrankly, it reminds me of zombies.

    "One by one you can hear them collect.
    They don't want to make peace with you.
    What did you expect?"
    Zombies often start of individually, then others join the party. Often when you are in a building and you look out the window periodically, a flesh mongering crowd will slowly but surely assemble as time goes on. They don't want to make peace with you, because they can't. The dead don't make deals when they're brain dead and hungry for flesh. What did you expect?

    "Cause hunger feeds what anger breeds
    When you’re not sure what people believe in
    Bring it on, son show your guns
    This is no time to be sentimental"
    If anyone remembers "28 Days Later", the "zombies" were created by a rage virus, but that's a little too sepcific. I just thought I would mention it. You're not sure what to believe in because, your rational mind tells you zombies cannot posisbly exist. Show your guns is clearly telling you how to temporarily remedy the issue. SHOOT THEM IN THE HEAD! There's not time to be sentimental. If you knew the person who is now a zombie. Too bad, they will eat you if you don't neutralize them.

    "Leave your fears in the dark."
    Night is the best time if you have to travel during a zombie outbreak. They have poor eyesight, because they're freakin' dead.

    "As quick as the fever burns, addiction spreads
    Hatred flows through the veins of your dead"
    Another 28 Days Later type reference. Outside of that, there is the fact that once bitten by a zombie, you will become quite ill and eventually pass on and come back as a ghoul with the need to feed, an "addiction" if you will to living flesh/brains. And it even has a specific line about the dead. See?

    "What the television doesn’t say
    I don’t wanna believe in leavin"
    People are notorious for ignoring the news right before an attack. People biting strangers, shuffling gaits, sudden high death tolls, execution style killings....all signs of zombies. Once people start seeing what's going on, broadcasts are usually given by anchors trapped in the studios urging people to "stay indoors. do not attempt to rescue loved ones" until the stations go off the air.

    "Lost, we traveled the week
    A mess to make it right"
    This last bit talks about the near end, often quarantine, assuming it wasn't a full scale, worldwide
    outbreak. People moving from hidden place to place to survive without being accosted by the undead. "A mess to make it right". Quarantine and Destruction. Seal off the area and destroy, then make a cover story.

    Sound crazy, right? Well, when your biggest irrational fear is zombies....this song is amazing.

    P.S. I am fully aware zombie do not exist....currently.
    PandorasRemorseon August 25, 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