"All That You Are" as written by Chad L. Gray, Matthew Mcdonough, Greg Tribbett and Ryan Martinie....
Repeating in my head
Betrayal
Repeating in my head
Insecurities
Repeating in my head
Dividends

It's not your fault
The well of thought and trust has run dry
Don't be afraid to let go
Don't be afraid to start over when it's over

Let go
Let go
Let go
Let go

Let go of feelings
Let go of compromise
Hollow trunk for shelter
So dark and cold inside
I always seem to find myself alone
Jaded shell of being
Porous as a stone

Calloused
Rigid
Empty
Because of you

Let go of trusting
Lost thought for family
Let go of living
No more concerns of demise
I never seem to find rhythm for life's harmony

Contorted
Twisted broken
Without a reason

Calloused
Rigid
Empty
Because of you

It's all me
All you are
Without me
There's nothing else
There's no one

Brainwash
All you are
Without me
You're by yourself
There's no one

Hope is out of season
Lost sight
No hint of light
Get busy living or get busy dying

Calloused
Rigid
Empty
Because of you

It's all me
All you are
Without me
There's nothing else
There's no one

Brainwash
All you are
Without me
You're by yourself
There's no one

Save me
This loss
Closure my
Answer
So grant it

You owe me all that you are
Without me
You're nothing
You're no one

Terrified
Petrified

Nothing
You're no one
Do you care because I don't
Nothing
You're no one
Nobody cares so just go

Nothing
You're no one
By yourself all alone

It's all me
All you are
Without me
You're by yourself
There's no one

Brainwash
All you are
Without me
You're by yourself
There's no one

Save me
This loss
Closure my
Answer
So grant it
You owe me all that you are
Without me
You're nothing


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"All That You Are" as written by Greg Tribbett Chad L. Gray

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    General Commentthis song reminds me of my life as a drug addict. it shows that there is no blame for noone but yourself and that the drugs just make you empty inside. the lyric get busy living relates to me as drug recovery...or get busy dying relates to me as an active addict where the drugs just kept killing me...thats just how i interpret it, everyone has their own opinion...
    dirtydaveon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a really good song. its self-empowering, for me anyway, especially after problems in relationships. it guess its about starting over and i can definetly see how this can relate to drugs.
    euphoria1on February 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is like split for me. like on one hand he's happy to de out of the relationship with the chorus basically saying that she wasn't worth it and she's nothing now. but then at the same time he feels like nothing without her with the lines
    Calloused
    Rigid
    Empty
    Because of you
    and
    I always seem to find myself alone
    Jaded shell of being
    Porous as a stone
    sikskitzoon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is very spitefull. He wants her to know that all that she had become was because of him. He hates her because it is easier to move on that way. The get busy living or get busy dying is to mean that if you don't live your life, then you are only dying slowly. He wants her to hate him so that she can move on as well. He really loves her and all of this hurts him a lot. The drug addiction points remains valid as well. The more opinions, the better. I enjoy all perspectives on a song.
    oKySPon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is talking about how his ex-wife or wutever were truely in love and Chad still believes that hence
    "Without me theres nothing else theres no one"
    "without me your by yourself" so she or he will never find another. The chorus is talking about his anguish in his head now that he told a woman that he loved her, only for her to shovel shit right back into his face.
    Scarface1337on February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, am I glad I came here, because I never thought of this song being about his ex-wife. Though now that I see it, it makes just as much sense. They way I saw it was being screwed up by other people like parents, for example, and having the courage to forget all that was done to you and move on. How it isn't your fault, and that you better get over it or you're fucked.
    lego9139on March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song hits me harder than any song I have ever heard. It truly captures everything that I feel surrounding my most recent relationship. But for you to understand what this means to me, I must explain what has happened recently in my life.
    In 2005 I fell in love and started living with a woman that totally completed me and made me happy. I loved her with all of my heart. Our relationship only lasted 10 months after we moved in together. I discovered she was a severe alcoholic. I had never dealt with this kind of thing before, so I didn't know the warning signs or ways to help. If youve dealt with this first hand, then you know where Im coming from. I tried so hard to get her to stop drinking. But the drinking only got more and more, and with it came lies and deceit. Eventually I had to do what I knew was my last and most painful option. I had to break up with her and force her to leave. I knew she had almost nothing left in her life. She moved across country with the assistance of an ex-boyfriend. She soon was living on her own with no one to monitor her problem. At this point it was fall of 2006. Last tuesday I received word that she had passed away from liver failure.
    This song embodies everything from my discovery of her alcoholism all the way to her death.

    "Repeating in my head
    Betrayal
    Repeating in my head
    Insecurities
    Repeating in my head
    Dividends

    It's not your fault
    The well of thought and trust has run dry
    Don't be afraid to let go
    Don't be afraid to start over when it's over

    Let go
    Let go
    Let go
    Let go

    Let go of feelings
    Let go of compromise
    Hollow trunk for shelter
    So dark and cold inside
    I always seem to find myself alone
    Jaded shell of being
    Porous as a stone

    Calloused
    Rigid
    Empty
    Because of you

    Let go of trusting
    Lost thought for family
    Let go of living
    No more concerns of demise
    I never seem to find rhythm for life's harmony

    Contorted
    Twisted broken
    Without a reason

    Calloused
    Rigid
    Empty
    Because of you"

    The beginning to me is like reliving all the feelings I had when I was deciding to end our relationship, followed by the feelings of emptiness that I blamed her for following the break up.

    "It's all me
    All you are
    Without me
    There's nothing else
    There's no one

    Brainwash
    All you are
    Without me
    You're by yourself
    There's no one"

    The chorus to me is like my way of telling her that she should have taken my advice and got help. That without me, she had no one else to help or care about her.

    "Hope is out of season
    Lost sight
    No hint of light
    Get busy living or get busy dying"

    This part makes me cry every time I hear it. I rarely cry but this hits me so deep. It paints the picture of how the was no more hope for her and it cost her her life.

    "Save me
    This loss
    Closure my
    Answer
    So grant it"

    This part leaves me feeling the way that I truly feel today. I feel like I need closure on our relationship. But now, with her passed on, I feel like that will never be granted.

    I must have listened to this song 100 times before last week and never thought twice about the meaning. But now, I cant even bring myself to listen to it anymore.
    phins4gishon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIlove this song though I think meaninig:
    that god is enraged and he says
    "It's all me
    All you are
    Without me
    There's nothing else
    There's no one"
    He says that he's the only one who can help
    "Nothing
    You're no one
    By yourself all alone"
    azrawon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love how much room for interpretations their lyrics have.
    I thought about the love theory as well for a long time, but since I never experienced love I tend to search for other interpretations as well. Sometimes it fits, sometimes not (for example: "Goodbye" definitely refers to a person)
    To me this song isn't about love at all, it's more an inner conflict. There's the "true I" and the "I for society". On the one hand the "society I" of him says that giving up all emotions is the only way to avoid loneliness, but on the other hand his "true I" can't handle this empty, cold state and feels even more alone when others are around ("I always seem to find myself alone"/"I never seem to find rhythm for life's harmony").

    Quite interesting how many lyrics can be turned into something that fits you better. I love Mudvayne for that.
    XCrusherXon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't think there is any denying this song has multiple meaning depending on who reads it, which is great about mudvayne...my theory, is it's about religion or more or less giving up on it, "brainwashed all you are" "save me" "you owe me all you are" for me these lines strongly hint towards that, kinda like perversion of a truth. I don't think it is mudvayne's style to play songs about woman, since there is so much of that crap out there already.
    Rezikrispon July 30, 2008   Link

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