"Creature" as written by Daniel Jacobs, Travis Miguel, Ektor Varkatzas, Brandon Saller and Marc Mcknight....
Go runaway in distress trying
To hide from what's
Creeping and crawling and stabbing
Within try to deny the turmoil inside
If you find yourself far enough you'll never win
In the ounce of serenity
I will come home be pissed(i will come home be pissed)
Can't leave you weeping on the phone
Gasping for breath(i am gasping for breath)
To be left on the floor gasping for breath!

[Chorus]
No he's not the person you are
Or the person your trying trying trying trying to be
Don't let the outside swing to far from where you want to be

We are heading for moments of this
You can roll with the best
Where's your body so brutally pressed
Against the confines of your dead flesh
And if you close your eyes tight enough
Then none of the bad can get in x2
And if you close your eyes tight enough
Then none of the light can get in
You scream as the light hits you
And radiates upon your whole soul
The pain is burning and cleanses anything
It still fucking hurts and your still fucking down
That you are still alone
That you are still in control
Don't know where to go
The day were all dead
Underground back took a chance to out live your past
Where you will be free [Repeatx2]

[Chorus:Repeat x2]


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"Creature" as written by Daniel Jacobs Brandon Saller

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    General Comment...However, being an ex-junkie I have a tendency to relate everything to heroin, so I figured I'll also throw in how this song absolutely SCREAMS drug addiction to me.

    So the first couple lines--which refer to running from your feelings--would, in this case, mean getting high so you don't have to deal with them.

    "if you fight yourself hard enough
    you'll never win any ounce of serenity"--if you keep damaging your body with drugs & the whole lifestyle that comes with being an addict, you're only gonna end up feeling worse--much worse--in the end.

    "can leave you heaving on the floor
    gasping for breath"--Eventually the pain will be to great to mask with the usual amount of drugs (lets use heroin for the sake of this analysis), and you can/will end up overdosing.

    "your either the person you are
    or the person your trying to be"--either you accept reality & your natural emotions, or keep trying to feel something different by getting high.

    "dont let the outside sway too far
    from where you want to be"--if you're not careful, the life you have to live to support your habit can become worse than your old life, & you'll be farther than ever from the security you wanted.

    "and at any cruel moments notice
    you can ruin the best
    as your body is brutally pressed
    against the confines of your tense flesh"--overdose/withdrawals.

    "and if you close your eyes tight enough (none of the bad can get in)
    and if you close your eyes tight enough (none of the light can get in)
    the light cant get in (the light cant get in)"--as long as you live in your addiction you can escape intense pain but you will NEVER know real happiness. Ever.

    "BOOM. you scream as the light hits you
    it radiates throughout your whole soul
    BOOM. the pain is clarity, it cleanses
    and if it still fucking hurts
    then you still fucking know, that you are still alive,
    that you are still in control, if you would only take hold
    BOOM. the day with both hands, a death grip
    and a good chance to outlive your past
    are you living free?"--Every addict hits rock bottom. You realise you are powerless over your addiction & your life has become unmanagable. This generally happens when the dope runs out. You're withdrawing; in a world of pain--forced to remember what reality feels like. And to accept that all the pain and sadness you're experiencing was brought on by your own goddamn self.
    You never want to feel it again!!! ...And you never ever have to...just stay clean from that moment on. You thought you HAD to 'use'. You were a slave to the drug. But you can be free forever if you give it up now! There is still time--it hasn't killed you yet. You are still in control. Make the change. Save yourself.
    faceXofXfailureon November 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti bet this song sounds like "you eclipsed by me"
    B12on March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea bud, just as much as it sounds like lip gloss in black
    Citystarzon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like how they are going back to there old style
    infamoustex62on April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol @ Citystarz hehe :)

    I love Atreyu... my favorite band
    forever_hauntedon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsong sorda freaks me out
    AFIxoBlinkxoSumon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant
    Ocean Soulon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIs Mark screaming in this song?
    megarocker7on May 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti don't care what anyone says
    i like atreyu and have for awhile.
    this song may just be one of the best i've heard
    the screaming is amazing in the lyrics and then when the singing kicks in at the chorus its amazing.
    i'd have to say, though its common knowledge to do this, atreyu crafted the repeated scream in the chorus (Trying Trying Trying To Be) amazingly.
    the screaming there almost sounds as if its live and the crowd is shouting it back. wonderful
    as for the meaning
    its a strangly disturbing song yet not at the same time

    i think it may be someone with multiple personalities have another infection, a parasite if you will, inside them.

    thats all i can come up with...
    oh well
    anyone with thoughts..post them because i'm the first to try a translation
    drummerman91on May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all these lyrics are wrong, and it affects the meaning. Below are the real ones:

    Go, run away in distress
    try to hide from whats
    creeping and crawling and stabbing within
    try to deny the turmoil inside
    if you fight yourself hard enough
    you\'ll never win any ounce of serenity
    or a calm hope at best (or a calm hope at best)
    can leave you heaving on the floor
    gasping for breath, are you gasping for breath
    to be left on the floor gasping for breath

    Chorus:
    your either the person you are
    or the person your trying to be
    dont let the outside sway too far
    from where you want to be

    and at any cruel moments notice
    you can ruin the best
    as your body is brutally pressed
    against the confines of your tense flesh
    and if you close your eyes tight enough (none of the bad can get in)
    and if you close your eyes tight enough (none of the light can get in)
    the light cant get in (the light cant get in)

    BOOM. you scream as the light hits you
    it radiates throughout your whole soul
    BOOM. the pain is clarity, it cleanses
    and if it still fucking hurts
    then you still fucking know, that you are still alive,
    that you are still in control, if you would only take hold
    BOOM. the day with both hands, a death grip
    and a good chance to outlive your past
    are you living free?

    Chorus (x2)

    Anyways, this song is awesome and starts the album out with a bang! I take the meaning to be reflecting on coming to know yourself; how many things affect how you are but you gotta keep some sort of true conviction for yourself, otherwise you may become this \"Creature\" that\'s described throughout the song.
    ta84on May 08, 2006   Link

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