"Pulling the String" as written by Chad L. Gray, Matthew Mcdonough, Greg Tribbett and Ryan Martinie....
Running I'm always running from myself
No one to help me
No one knows
Not that anyone who knew would care

Dangling
Hanging from your tree
Am I an ornament of longing
A seed trapped inside the shell that is me

Nobody can save me from this
From myself

Hurricane of head space
Spinning circle
Stacking up the walls that hide you
From myself
Crumbling pieces of me
An offering to you
Falling gifts from me to you
Left nothing for myself
You had my cake and ate it too
And left nothing for me

Fist
For breaking
These eyes
For seeing
Right through
Heart
For you to trample
Confidence lost
Nothing to lose
Nothing to gain
From this loss
This right of passage denied
Holding the headstone
Tied to no one
Loosen the knot
Pulling the string

Losing
Feels like I'm losing all my worth
No one to notice
No one would care
If they took the time to stop and stare

Nobody has the time for me
For myself
Blistering pieces of me
I'm giving them to you
Sweet whispers are from me to you
Want nothing for myself

You hold my world inside your hands
And leave nothing for me

Fist
For breaking
These eyes
For seeing
Right through
Heart
For you to trample
Confidence lost
Nothing to lose
Nothing to gain
From this loss
This right of passage denied
Holding the headstone
Tied to no one
Loosen the knot
Pulling the string

So sorry
For whatever it was I've done
So I'm deserting
Sincerely
Me

Got to just be
You've got to just know
I've got to leave
It's time for me to go

So here's the note
I've left the key
I hope that when you find this
I've left you with a happy ending...

(Goodbye)
(Goodbye)
(Goodbye)
(Goodbye)
(Goodbye)

Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

Fist
For breaking
These eyes
For seeing
Right through
Heart
For you to trample
Confidence lost
Nothing to lose
Nothing to gain


Lyrics submitted by oKySP

"Pulling the String" as written by Greg Tribbett Chad L. Gray

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    General CommentThis song is about divorce. Chad is talking about the things that happened when he left his wife. "pulling the string" refers to the string that ties the married couple together. At the end of the song he is "tied to no one," meaning that he is no longer with her. This song is so well written it can be read like poetry.
    oKySPon April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI definately agree with that, you hit the nail on the head. Great song, powerful and full of emotion, and the lyrics are beautiful even.
    Disgorgeon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow, thats exactly it! i think you got it perfect, i wouldnt have picked that up, but im glad you did. well done.
    loving the song by the way. very powerful, heart-spoken, and meaningful.
    good work mudvayne.
    anymore-anywayon June 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs on the cd, it's so well written... like you said, it's written like poetry... i love the little laugh at the end too...
    Orcanseeon July 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat about the headstone?
    sortileguson January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEven though he hates his ex, he will always love her. Holding the headstone is a representation of how he feels like dying, and in fact welcomes it. The loss has inevitably killed him. But as the saying goes, if you aren't living, you're only dieing slowly.
    oKySPon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Pulling the string" could also mean ending his life. It seems more like suicide than divorce.
    ScyKillon October 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like he is comparing suicide to his divorce.
    rainman824on January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's referencing his divorce, as well as the fact that it seems like no one can help him, or seems to care that he's in pain. And the culmination of those things are making him suicidal.
    ScarVainon December 16, 2015   Link

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