"Stricken" as written by and David/donegan Draiman....
Ah ah ah ow
You walk on like a woman in suffering
Won't even bother now, to tell me why
You come alone, letting all of us savor the moment
Leaving me broken, another time
You come on like a blood stained hurricane
Leave me alone, let me be this time
You carry on like a holy man pushing redemption
I don't want to mention, the reason I know

That I am stricken and can't let you go
When the heart is cold there's no hope
And we know
That I am crippled by all that you've done
Into the abyss will I run

You don't know what your power has done to me
I want to know if I'll heal inside
I can't go on, with a holocaust about to happen
Seeing you laughing, another time
You'll never know how your face has haunted me
My very soul has to bleed this time
Another hole in the wall of my inner defenses
Leaving me breathless, the reason I know

That I am stricken and can't let you go
When the heart is cold there's no hope
And we know
That I am crippled by all that you've done
Into the abyss will I run
Into the abyss will I run

You walk on like a woman in suffering
Won't even bother now, to tell me why
You come alone, letting all of us savor the moment
Leaving me broken, another time
You come on like a blood stained hurricane
Leave me alone, let me be this time
You carry on a holy man pushing redemption
I don't want to mention, the reason I know

That I am stricken and can't let you go
When the heart is cold there's no hope
And we know
That I am crippled by all that you've done
Into the abyss will I run, into the abyss will I run

I can't let you go
Yes I am stricken and can't let you go


Lyrics submitted by TheCzar

"Stricken" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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  • +8
    General CommentAccording to David:

    "A hard-rocking song that explores the themes of being away from loved ones"

    For me, though, this song is about someone that has hurt you and left you, yet you cannot seem to let the feelings go, you are thrown into a dark place and you want to just move on. This is how I feel right now about my ex, so maybe it's just timing, but that's what I feel about this song. What About You?
    TheCzaron July 23, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA David Draiman quote: "About those moments when someone comes into your life and it's almost as if you've been afflicted with a disease you can't get rid of; devastating and debilitating."
    FloridaGuyon October 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about when you first meat someone you love you think there's love but then love falls. Then when he says that when the heart is cold and there's no hope means that there is no more love for him. It's like he knows what I feel that there is no more love for me. You walk on like a women in suffering, and letting us savor the moment means that she used him. Thats what happened to me she used me and then broke my heart and I went insane. Now there is no more love for me ever I'm alone forever.
    sadmetalhead06on March 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfrom what ive heard around, its about a past relationship.

    However i read on wikipedia that David Draiman said its about "those moments when someone comes into your life and it's almost as if you've been afflicted with a disease you can't get rid of, that's devastating and debilitating."

    I got a girl, and i like her a lot, but i know i shouldnt cuz i can tell shes just gonna drag me down. Feels kinda like a disease, i dont wanna like her, but what the hell can i do? I guess ill have to run to some abyss.
    aticanxion July 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing! I can't wait for the new album. I aspecialy like "Into the abyss will I run". The newest songs seem to really prove Dave Draiman's vocal abilities.

    As for the meaning. I'll go with what TheCzar said.
    MaverickXon July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard this on the radio, it was amazing.

    I see something other than David though. What I make of it, is you were in a close relationship, and the other person left you for someone else. Hence, being 'stricken and can't let you go'

    'Seeing you laughing, another time'
    Seeing them laughing, having a good time with another.

    'You don't know what your power has done to me'
    The person in the said song, not taking this so well.

    That's just what I see...
    gloomba38on July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, jus heard the 1st verse, damn corrupt file! sounds so awesome, cant wait to hear rest. and cant wait for the new album, im seeing them 9/16/05!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TiburonRacer04on July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe cant let go of that person he used to be with. Its basically screwed up his life and hes cold hearted. Kick Ass song.
    Jrcaps27on July 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with gloomba38
    Cactus Fn Chrison August 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with gloomba38
    Cactus Fn Chrison August 04, 2005   Link

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