There’s something eating me from inside out
Guess it doesn’t matter what I say
I cough up blood and words that I regret
So long your attention has gone away These high school words have lost their power
Their meaning bleeds right through this page
I state my case and you impale yourself
On points to you I wish I’d made
Let’s just pretend this never happened and then we’ll be on our way
Even with these scars I can’t remember Why we started anyway
Your blood it stains me like a trophy When I wear it I’m ashamed
Of what I was or what I am or every thing I could have been You want some proof?

Crack open my skull
Safe place where evil thoughts reside These underhanded gestures I make Do they help you sleep at night?


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    General CommentWow, I just love this song...Schoolyard Heroes rock!!
    garbageFreakon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyes i agree, this song is super. schoolyard heroes are great
    viciousquirrelon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthey do. !
    killstaron May 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere’s something eating me from inside out
    Guess it doesn’t matter what I say
    I cough up blood and words that I regret
    So long your attention has gone away
    These high school words have lost their power
    Their meaning bleeds right through this page
    I state my case and you impale yourself
    On points to you I wish I’d made

    (Chorus)
    Let’s just pretend this never happened and then we’ll be on our way
    Even with these scars I can’t remember Why we started anyway
    Your blood it stains me like a trophy When I wear it I’m ashamed
    Of what I was or what I am or every thing I could have been

    You want some proof?
    Crack open my skull
    Safe place where evil thoughts reside
    These underhanded gestures I make
    Do they help you sleep at night?

    (Chorus)

    Burn it down (x18)
    J_Styleon March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it "Let me down", no "Burn it down"?
    Heiresson January 06, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationLooking at the song title and theme, I believe that it is a reference to the mythological character Medea. If you aren't familiar she was basically a woman who was forced to fall in love with the greek hero Jason by Aphrodite and when he rejected her in favor of another woman she went mad and murdered their children, burning the other woman alive.

    I think this song is about an abusive relationship and potentially the singer's revenge. My evidence for this comes from A: the song title referencing the dragon's teeth, which were a tool that Medea gave to Jason and B: the final lines saying "burn it down" in the way that Medea burned her rival alive.
    finch181on July 10, 2016   Link

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