"Tongue" as written by Shaun Welgemoed, Dale Stewart and John Humphrey....
Well the tongue inside my mouth is not for sale
Any spirit left in me is fading fast
Could you throw another stone to ease my pain?
Could you throw another stone to seal my fate?
Cause I don't believe in this world anymore, anymore
I don't believe in me

And if I can rise above this Ill be saved
Can anybody save me?
And if I can die for love then I'm enslaved
Can anybody save me?

Second chances are too few and far between
Will to change this circumstance eludes me still
Should I grow another shell in which to live?
Should I grow another shell and not forgive?
Cause I don't believe in this world anymore, anymore
I don't believe in me

And if I can rise above this Ill be saved
Can anybody save me?
And if I can die for love then I'm enslaved
Can anybody save me?

Goodbye cruel world
Goodbye cruel world
Goodbye cruel world, at last you see me drown

And if I can rise above this Ill be saved
Can anybody save me?
And if I can die for love then I'm enslaved
Can anybody save me?

And if I can rise above this Ill be saved
Can anybody save me?
And if I can die for love then I'm enslaved
Can anybody save me?

Goodbye cruel world
Goodbye cruel world


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"Tongue" as written by Dale Stewart Shaun Welgemoed

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    General Commentthis is my favorite song off the new cd at the moment,one of seether's best choruses ever in my eyes and a great bridge and intro...the whole album kicks ass!
    neurotic dreameron June 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty depressing. He is obviously depressed about something in this song as if he wants to kill himself. "Goodbye cruel world".
    SR65on July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe's looking at the current state of the world, and it disgusts him so much, he wants to commit suicide. It really is a depressing song, but it's definetly one of their best, off of either off their albums.
    rock_hawkon September 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI also feel this song is about depression. But I also think it is about individuality. This person in the song appears to have his values and will not sell out so to say. His values may go against the grain resulting in him feeling dusgust, perhaps he has had a few friends turn on him along the way. By the end of it it would appear that this person can not just go on.
    grungeisdead34on December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think by the way he says "The tongue inside my mouth is not for sale" indicates bondage, freedom of speech, or plagiarism (sp). It's obviously about depression and neglect... and how he will end it.
    black¤rose2011on March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow this song is absolutly amazing. I'm might sound a little to into it but you have to admit it makes you think. I love this song it makes me realize whats going around the world how it affects people in different ways. Like as in this he wants to kill himself and others blow it off like nothing and the other people in the world are causing it. I don't know if many people see this song as I do but I can't look it in any other way.
    SpeakToMEon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with "grungeisdead34" Shaun said himself that at the time he wrote this, they were going through harsh times, being called someone else’s band and not getting credited for there work. (Basically “broken” being called Amy’s song and people saying the band was"using" Amy and Evanescence to get publicity... that sort of stuff. And people accusing them of selling out) Very depressing, but I love it, one of my favourite songs.
    prettypoisonon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, you're all right. This song is very depressing (just as virtually any other Seether song). However, I would like to show you something different. Don't you think that the chorus is actually quite optimistic? At least I've always seen it as full of hope and determination:

    "And if I can rise above this I'll be saved
    Can anybody save me?"
    It I can get over all the bad things and not let them affect me any more, then I will be able to get on with this life.
    And can anyone else do it for me? No, I have to do it myself.

    I haven't figured out the second part of the chorus to fit this interpretation but still this is the way I've always looked at the song. And the quoted lines are so optimistic that they make up for all the negativity Seether can force into their lyrics.
    MuminPLon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of when I was starting to realize the road I was on wasn't the road I wanted to be on. It was time for me to change my life around. It's when I began to live the Christian life I always wanted to live. Everything in this song reminds me of things I thought when I was going through this process.
    "Second chances are too few and far between
    Will to change this circumstance eludes me still
    Should I grow another shell in which to live?
    Should I grow another shell and not forgive?"
    I wanted my second chance, it was just a matter of whether I was given one or not. It's a hard thing to do, and this song really reflects on that.
    lovely09on April 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of when I was starting to realize the road I was on wasn't the road I wanted to be on. It was time for me to change my life around. It's when I began to live the Christian life I always wanted to live. Everything in this song reminds me of things I thought when I was going through this process.
    "Second chances are too few and far between
    Will to change this circumstance eludes me still
    Should I grow another shell in which to live?
    Should I grow another shell and not forgive?"
    I wanted my second chance, it was just a matter of whether I was given one or not. It's a hard thing to do, and this song really reflects on that.
    lovely09on April 12, 2008   Link

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