"Decadence" as written by and David/donegan Draiman....
Say, yes they know that you hurt yourself another time
Don't they know that you're full of pain already?
Yes they know that you hurt yourself another time
Decadence isn't easy, is it?
Yes they know that you hurt yourself another time
Don't they know that you're full of pain already?
Yes they know that you hurt yourself another time
Decadence isn't easy

Then you slowly recall all your mind
Why, your soul's gone cold, and all hope has run dry
Dead inside
Never enough to forget that you're one of the lonely
Slowly recall all your mind

Say, yes they know that you hurt yourself another time
Don't they know that you're full of pain already?
Yes they know that you hurt yourself another time
Decadence isn't easy, is it?
Yes they know that you hurt yourself another time
Don't they know that you're full of pain already?
Yes they know that you hurt yourself another time
Decadence isn't easy

Slowly recall all your mind
Why, your soul's gone cold, and all hope has run dry
Dead inside
Never enough to forget that you're one of the lonely
Slowly recall all your mind

If I scare you now
Don't run from me
I've been hiding my pain, you see
Said if I scare you now
Don't run from me
I've been hiding my pain, you see

Slowly recall all your mind
Why, your soul's gone cold, and all hope has run dry
Dead inside
Never enough to forget that you're one of the lonely
Slowly recall all your mind
Slowly recall all your mind

Say, yes they know that you hurt yourself another time
Don't they know that you're full of pain already?
Yes they know that you hurt yourself another time
Decadence isn't easy is it


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"Decadence" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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    General CommentThis song reminds me of a friend of mine. She's had a fairly hard life and she has done things to hurt herself (such as cutting) to escape pain. However, in public she acts happy and friendly towards other people and know one seems to realize that "she is full of pain everyday."
    Okita-Kunon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUm, I don't think it's about emos, just because of the meaning of the word "decadence" (according to Wikipedia, "a lack of moral and intellectual discipline").

    I'm pretty sure when he says "Yes, they know that you've hurt yourself another time / don't they know that you're full of pain already," what he means is that everyone else realizes what you're doing to yourself, but you don't. You may feel the hurt you're causing yourself, but you don't know why until he reveals the cause (decadence) by asking, "Decadence isn't easy, is it?"
    snmsince1989on July 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA quote from Dave, "This song is about how difficult it is to live a decadent lifestyle, the effect it has on you and what it does to your soul."
    FloridaGuyon October 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentCorrected lyrics: Yes, they know, that you've hurt yourself another time/ don't they know that you're full of pain already?/ yes, they know, that you've hurt yourself another time/ decadence isn't easy/ is it?/ then you slowly recall all your mind/ why your soul's gone cold, and all hope has run dry/ dead inside. never enough to forget, that you're one of the lonely/ slowly recall all your mind/ if I scare you now, don't run from me/ I've been hiding my pain, you see.
    Sunderon October 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems to be about someone who strives for attention and desires everyone's pity, making it impossible for him or her to get over what it is that's overbearing them because they keep reliving it.
    chaostheoryon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about living a decadant lifestyle and the effects it has on your soul.

    Living the high life just to fill a hole in your life... when all it does is worsen your situation.
    CactusChrison January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts about someone who has neglected themselves all there lives. and it effects everyone around them, and nobodys there to listen when they finally decide to open up "if i scare you now, don't run from me, ive been hiding my pain, you see?"
    Flameknighton February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, its Then you slowly recall on your mind
    Flameknighton February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand its hurt youself not blame youself

    ( sorry to spam)
    Flameknighton February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen it mentions "Decadence isn't easy, is it?", it sounds like the person has gone through the same thing, and it's as if he is saying, "Welcome to my world". It's pretty much like, "Don't drag yourself down any farther when you're already gone".
    black¤rose2011on March 11, 2006   Link

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