"No Rest For The Wicked" as written by Salvatore P. Erna, Tony Rombola, James Shannon Larkin and Rob Merrill....
Walked a fine line, slipped the edge under me
Rise above a suicide, taking it out of me
Got a feeling, it's going far away, yeah
Licking the wounds from yesterday

Gonna fly, taken my time, strip down to nothing
Gonna try, but there's no rest for the wicked

Been through the skin of a dragon a thousand times
In every day I live for you, still I'm not alive
Got a feeling, I'm gonna fall away
Gimme a sign, one reason that I should stay

Gonna fly, taken my time, strip down to nothing
Gonna try, but there's no rest for the wicked
Gonna fly, take my time, strip down to nothing
Gonna try, but there's no rest for the wicked

Are you ready to know just who I am?
Do you think you can make me a better man?
Crack me open, expose me to your ways
Ignorance and arrogance on my way
Oh yea
No rest for the wicked baby!

Gonna fly, take my time, strip down to nothing
Gonna try, but there's no rest for the wicked
Gonna fly, take my time, strip down to nothing
Gonna try, but there's no rest for the wicked


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"No Rest for the Wicked" as written by Rob Merrill James Shannon Larkin

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    General CommentThis is a great song. Don't really have a possible meaning for it right now. Its a good song though.
    dmk89on May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt seems pretty clear to me. There comes a time in every man's life when he asks "What have I been doing with my life? What have I done? Where am I going from here?"

    "Are You ready to know just who I am?
    "Do you think You can make me a better man?
    "Crack me open? Expose me to Your ways?"
    Chockliton May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis may be me projecting my own experiences, but I believe the song is about someone who has attempted suicide and is now trying to start over and make things work.

    As for the second verse it sounds like the singer was trying to make his life work solely to spare someone else the pain of losing him, and that reason for living isn’t giving him what he need to go on.
    “Yet everyday I live for you, still I'm not alive”
    With this line it even makes it sound like he’s wondering if the people in his life want him around.
    “Give me a sign, one reason that I should stay”

    Finally, I see the third verse as him not believing that anyone can understand him (or would even want to understand him) or make a difference in his life, so why try?
    “Are you ready to know just who I am?”
    And I see the last line of the third verse as him trying to push others away.
    SuicidalMindon September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about struggling with religion...
    therealbobon January 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentit's been a hard life, taken a knock that's been undeniable and it's hurt. BAD. relationship breakdown, possibly? anywho, it's taking it all in stride and starting again in your own time. not rebounding or losing yourself to drink and other assorted numbness. still maintaining his humour through it all and doing it his own way. ^_^ that's Sully, for you! he doesn't give a damn what *anyone* thinks.
    trinity_tragedyon August 05, 2013   Link

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