"Shellshocked" as written by Michael Cook Busse, Barry Louis Collins, Benjamin Melan Collins, Brandon Michael Lee and Ryan Michael Breen....
Lies won't save you from the bomb that you just dropped
I'm standing shellshocked but I'm still here
And this to you is what I'm saying
All that's false will
Fade away

You run away from what you know will surely come
I will remember everything that you have done
And this to you is what I'm saying
All that's false will
Fade away

I'll say it again because
Who are you
To say to me
That I'm not all right
You don't know it's like
I'm shellshocked
And ripped apart inside
No I'm not all right
You don't know what it's like

Well yeah a change in character is great
And if it's what you need to say
It's probably what I need to hear
But never again in that way

I don't care what I'm doing that turning you off of me
It's my care for pursuing our friendship responsibly
That's why I need to reconstruct what happens subconsciously
So we don't continue to treat our silence so obnoxiously

Lies won't save you from the bomb that you just dropped
I'm standing shellshocked but I'm still here
And this to you is what I'm saying
All that's false will
Fade away


Lyrics submitted by DuTcHoVeN, edited by CrisMusic

"Shellshocked" as written by Benjamin Melan Collins Barry Louis Collins

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    General CommentVery cool tune. He just got dumped - the bomb that she just dropped - and she's lying and pinning it on him like his character flaws are to blame. But who are you to tell me I'm not alright, you don't know what it's like to be me. In the end the truth will come out and the reason she dropped the bomb will be apparant, her false excuses will just fade away.
    gartzon November 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd say it's about dealin with problems in a relationship whether it'd be girlfriend/boyfriend or any other friend. It's not good to lie to any friend. Communication is key and essential in any relationship. Once people stop talkin' to each other, they drift away. Facing the facts and moving forward in a relationship is what I think this song is about.
    Ruttikerson August 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song to me is about that the truth will eventually come out of everyone. And that individuals are themselves and not someone else, everyone is different in their views from one another.
    Drewsredwingson September 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude that is exactly what i wouldve typed
    travis.hon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think this sing is about girls, or relationships at all.
    It's about the breakdown if a friendship "It's my care for pursuing our friendship responsibly"
    wiseaimeeon February 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is brilliant and chronic future's best song off the album
    A7XWakingTheFallenon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song can have many meanings. The band probaly wanted it that way. "The bomb" can be several things. I do think the song is giving the message that all lies come undone eventually.

    My song ends with this(and then the slow part):

    "Well yeah a change in character is great
    And if it's what you need to say
    It's probably what I need to hear"

    If you need to say something, say it, don't lie.
    lollerneton August 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti never really tried to understand what it means, because then i get too into it. i just listen and enjoy the song. this is by far one of the best on the cd
    ChrisDude098on December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you think about it, it could be related to WWI. At least in a metaphorical sense.

    Shell shock is what soldiers in that war got after so much battle and shooting and stuff.

    Bomb dropping, ripped apart inside, etc.
    ChtFreak64on April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchanging character is great
    LOVE That line
    its a sick song
    amazing band live
    its about dealing with alot of different problems
    i think its from a 3rd person perspective
    like
    just think this when you hear the song:
    when someone says they know how you feel
    you get angry and yell

    and the sweet lullibuy at the end its so nice

    itsmyisliandon November 17, 2008   Link

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