"Remove Yourself" as written by and Carley Gervais Kenneth Schalk....
Men of the Earth
You have soiled you're so foul
With lips of infected sullen
You will indulge yourself

So digest your consequences
The Serpent's venom runs inside of you
Your lust, desire will blind your senses
Whirlwinds of disaster for you
(For you)

Remove yourself
And take your breath away
Rebuild yourself
Before you fall away

And I will lift you from the bottom
And my hope will fade away
I must pick you up
So you can survive the day

Touch what you can't have
While I have what you can't touch for now
My friend, all of this will turn to ash

Who is your God?
Or is it a Devil?
Igniting your catastrophe
Your spine will bend
Spiritual anatomy

Remove yourself
And take your breath away
Rebuild yourself
Before you fall away

And I will lift you from the bottom
And my hope will fade away
I must pick you up
So you can survive the day

Rebuild who you are
And stay away
Remove all your scars
Stay away

Will you stay away

But you won't remove yourself

Remove yourself
And take your breath away
Rebuild yourself
Before you fall away

And I will lift you from the bottom
And my hope will fade away
I must pick you up
So you can survive the day

Remove yourself


Lyrics submitted by Dave_Mcclain, edited by tykittaa

"Remove Yourself" as written by David Bendeth Carley Gervais

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    General CommentWell since no one else wants to try, i'll have a go:

    This song seams to me to have many strong references to the Human Desire towards material things, for example:
    "Your lust, desire will blind your senses"
    "Touch what you can't have
    While i have what you can't touch for now"

    It's all in there.
    And right after that he says
    "My friend, all of this will turn to ash"

    I think maybe that the "My friend" bit is just to keep the song's rythm but it's the second part of that line that's important, because he is trying to get accross that while humans have this desire for material things. sooner or later, let's face it, we will all turn to ash.
    Dave_Mcclainon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhenever he is says "stay away" he is really saying "stay awake" you can hear the "k" noise when he does the long scream.
    CIA420on August 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is about stepping back from a traumatic moment and catching your breath before you get so overwhelmed you cant breath.
    Demonfoxon December 07, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationThere seems to be a fair few religious connotations in the song. Such as "Men of Earth" as if the narrator is looking down on us (like a God).

    "Serpent's venom runs inside of you" - the serpent is used sometimes to refer to the Devil (serpent in Garden of Eden etc.) , then goes on to talk about lust (one of the seven sins).

    "Lift you up from the bottom" ... out of hell??

    Then the obvious "Who is your God?"

    However I can't really see a religious message to the song, other than as @Dave_Mcclain suggests. It doesn't seem to offer salvation or that God is the answer. So perhaps the religious connotations are simply used as metaphors and to create vivid imagery.

    I personally think the song is about removing yourself from the material / selfish / lustful nature of humanity ... be more, be better, don't follow suit remove yourself from these follies of man.
    sokornyon January 04, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationAs someone who lost his best friend to a heroin overdose, many of these lyrics resonate with me. To me this song seems to be written from the point of view of someone who is offering their support to a loved one suffering from addiction.

    I'm also fairly certain the lyric is "my hope won't fade away," as "my hope will fade away" seems to betray the song's message.
    tykittaaon January 23, 2017   Link

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