here we are back to play the same old games
as if things never changed
the blood still tastes the same
ash to ash, back to back, and dusk to dusk
you look so upper-crust
so rich with broken trust
can you hear your conscience's crying
wash the fields of dead and dieing
jogging over skulls and leg bones
drown the crunch out with your headphones
if you're so rich then pay for what you've done
under the influence
under the influence
keep me off the road when you're around me
under the influence
under the influence
my love, you make me sick
there you are a tool of their firmiliar game
your lies still smell the same
your kind are still to blame
upper class
this machine you built to last
you'd better spend it fast
i'm about to break the spell you cast
i'll bury you next to your ego
and mark the grave to burn when we go
up in flames again
now i'm not afraid to kill this
you are but a fleeting illness
the emptier, the easier to break
let the clock spin sweetly on it's way
and your face will blur and fade away
wash your hands, they reek of what you've done
just a fraud, just having fun
under the influence
under the influence
keep me off the road when you're around me
under the influence
so insignificant
my love you make me
oh, now dance for me you fucking puppet

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    General CommentFuckin rules
    rbf737on January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor what its worth, I think this song is about being soon to break up with someone that has been kind of controlling in the realtionship. Maybe?
    Toast1288on August 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's about being UNDER THE INFLUENCE of alcohol.
    chia likeon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI see it as being about going back to somebody you know is bad for you. They're controlling, arrogant, self-centered, and just a bad person. And therefore being with them is like you're "under the influence" because they're not good for you.

    Such a kick-ass song though.
    jacklyn07on April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOkay this is an AMAZING SONG!!! He is pretty much saying this girl thinks shes so much better then everyone and how he is tired of her thinking she could do anything she wanted. This song helped me so much when i broke up with my ex. I finally stood up to her and I was happy to know i was done playing her game. Bemis is god!
    Bemis123on May 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt is probably about this "rich hippie girl" that seems to make a recurrence in a few songs

    Hate Everyone
    But a Fleeting Illness
    Showdown at P-Town
    heylittlestaron May 14, 2011   Link

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