"Autopsy Song" as written by Greg Wells and Otep Shamaya....

I once,
Dreamed of a world ...

Without consequences,
Without reminders ...
Of this

I am collapsed in.

Once I dreamed,
But then ... I ... woke ... up.


...open wide, look inside
At my autopsy

I feel like a woman
I feel like I care
I feel like I shouldn't
I feel like a child of despair

I feel like it's over
I feel like it's coming after me
I feel like it's closer
I feel like this is all I'll ever be

I feel like a failure
I feel like a hungry parasite
I feel like a razor
I feel like a prayer lost in flight

I feel like ...
I'm hopeless

I'm afraid I'm a slave
I'm weak & average

I feel like a hammer
I feel like a nail
I feel like I'm guilty
I feel like the wrist that it impales

I feel like a butcher
I feel like I'm being deceived
I feel like a beautiful loser
I feel like all you sheep are laughing AT ME!!


Look inside open wide
Look inside open wide

I feel I'm a complete waste of time
I feel I'm transparent
I feel like I can't escape my mind.

Lyrics submitted by buried alive

"Autopsy Song" as written by Otep Shamaya Greg Wells

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Autopsy Song song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a personal look into Otep's feelings fears and emotions. I say its her most personal song every.
    BattleReadyHarloton December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with BattleReadyHarlot.
    This song is about Oteps emotions etc.
    Its her autopsy song. so open wide and look inside.
    defining_perfectionon January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti fucking love this song.. holy shit, no other words can explain how i feel about her.... But most of all, i love how she screams the word 'ME' for 13 seconds... i was like: "holy mother fucking shit, she fucking kicks ass!"
    Add+name+hereon March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's doing what all brilliant musicians do...she's opening up her heart and emotions and writing/singing/screaming them through her music. Yes, Otep is a goddess.
    x_tank_kitten_xon August 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI feel like this is Otep expressing feelings of betrayal and resentment of the "sheep" that she is forced to be around everyday. The "sheep" mock her simply because she's different.
    She also has feelings of being persecuted and wanting power. These depressing feelings keep building and building until she starts to lose grip on her sanity. By writing this song she is showing people her "autopsy" or all of her inside emotions that she couldn't express before.
    Fafchanon May 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this is about those periods of self-doubt, paranoia and insecurity that we all go through at some point.
    iknowmyusernamesuckson October 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's dissecting herself, looking into her deepest feelings about the world around her. It's quiet at first, and eventually the tension builds and explodes. Her inner world an inner spasm of sadness, then anger over everything.
    Lardarschon November 16, 2012   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top