"Pain" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
I don't feel the way I've ever felt
I know
I'm gonna smile and not get worried
I try but it shows

Anyone can make what I have built
And better now
Anyone can find the same white pills
It takes my pain away

It's a lie A kiss with opened eyes
And she's not breathing back
Anything but bother me
(It takes my pain away)
Nevermind these are horrid times
Oh oh oh
I can't let it bother me

I never thought I'd walk away from you
I did
But it's a false sense of accomplishment
Every time time I quit

Anyone can see my every flaw
It isn't hard
Anyone can say they're above this all
It takes my pain away

It's a lie A kiss with opened eyes
And she's not breathing back
Anything but bother me
(It takes my pain away)
Nevermind these are horrid times
Oh oh oh
I can't let it bother me

I can't let it bother me
It takes my pain away

It's a lie A kiss with opened eyes
And she's not breathing back
Anything but bother me
(It takes my pain away)
Nevermind these are horrid times
Oh oh oh
I can't let it bother me
It takes my pain
It takes my pain
It takes my pain away


Lyrics submitted by Redlight, edited by carlalsford

"Pain" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +7
    General CommentYou have the meaning wrong. It's not about drugs or what drug use has done to someone, or those around them. The song is about relationships, and the speaker in the song is struggling with someone He loves, who does not love him back. This love makes him feel addicted to her the way a drugie is addicted to drugs. The part about a kiss with open eyes, simbolizes how the one he loves shows no intrest in him, and is not breathing back the same feelings that he shows for her.. He is telling himself that he can not let it bother him, but infact it does. The false sence of accomplishment is when he thinks he is over her, the way a drug addict is over their addiction, but then something happens that makes him come back to his obsession. See the simbolism between drug use and love? it's there.
    runnerconkon September 26, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn my opinion, It sounds like he has depression and is taking anti depressants for his problems. The anti depressants take his pain away. The song lists things making him this way (an unhappy relationship, feeling he has no unique accomplishments or unable to be successful).
    BelarusLoveon September 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese lyrics are pretty self explanatory...
    He broke up with his girl and he's become addicted to these "white pills" to try and cope.. thats where the "takes my pain away" comes from.
    amazing song
    d_uckon September 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My Opinioni think the song is about vicodin addiction.

    "anyone can take the same white pills... it takes my pain away"

    the kiss, the girl, it's all vicodin. everytime, it's a false sense of accomplishment to walk away and quit vicodin, he's an addict.
    michaelallenon February 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti can't make up my mind about what this song means. i mean, yeah, it's a drug addiction (seriously, how many songs do they have about drugs??), but i don't know what to think about the girl. maybe he's hallucinating about her. i don't actually know what this song means to me. i don't even know what i'm doing on this website if i'm too much of an idiot to have an interpretation.
    willowhazelon July 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFerking love this song. Can't wait to get there new album!!

    I think this has a pretty obvious meaning, I think it all relates to drug dependancy, and overdoses, and the all the mental fuck up it causes the person and there loved ones around that person.
    beni_ffafon September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song too, but can I suggest a correction to the lyrics posted above. To me, it sounds like:
    "It's a lie, A kiss with opened eyes
    And she's not breathing back
    Anything but bother me
    (It takes my pain away)
    Nevermind, these are horrid times
    Oh, oh, oh
    I can't let it bother me"

    should read:
    "...Nevermind, these are hurried times
    Oh, oh, oh
    I can't let it bother me"

    It's like the speed, busyness and complexity of the narrator's life are being used as an excuse, and they are temporarily dismissing their fears... Not letting it bother them. I'd welcome anyone else's thoughts?
    dpmosson September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song
    Darcyon September 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDAMN!!!!! LOVE THIS F*CKING SONG!!! JIMMY EAT WORLD ROCKS MAN!!!!
    georwyn22on September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas anyone seen the music video for this song? I'm pretty confused by it...
    Renie337on September 27, 2004   Link

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