Again I try and change my ways
Something for some reason
Takes me from you again
Time nor season (SEASON)
Burnin' for a reason
Killin' myself with guilt
Gave nothin' - taking all
How my life has changed - [REPEAT]
Was it ever sacred

Feel it
Let it go
I know
(I know... what you... feel)

Step down on the slivering snake
Rescue yourself from the prick
End it
Make it fade

Can I get a witness
Can I get a witness from this rage (RAGE)
Everyday (RAGE)
Suffocate
From the pain
(What the fuck
can't believe what you said)
Motherfuckers out there
Don't even know me
Gave nothin' - takin' all
How my life has changed

Feel it
Let it go
I know (what you said)

Step down on the slivering snake
Rescue yourself from the prick
End it, make it fade
Get up, get up, get up, get up, get up
[repeat]

Feel it
Let it go
I know

Step down on the slivering snake
Rescue yourself from the prick
End it, make it fade
[repeat]



Lyrics submitted by sevenduster

Rumble Fish song meanings
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    General Commentto me this song is about suicide. killing yourself. the lajon dislikes himself. subconsciously he forces himself away from those he loves. people say things about him because of his problems, but they don't know him. his life has changed for the worse so he's going to let it go. he's tired of using drugs to make himself feel better. he's going to end it. make it fade.
    ryansoup2005on May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentno idea what the lyrics mean, but awesome riff and the hook gets you pumped up.
    guitarplaya3ebon April 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song...
    i wish it would go on forever.
    its so heavy...
    the good guyon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentp.s. i thought he said:
    "Step down on the slivering STAKE
    Rescue yourself from the PIT"

    just a thought..could be wrong.
    the good guyon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHonestly, I'm posting this up for grabs. Back in 1983, there was a movie by the name of Rumble Fish. It's about a highschool tough guy who finds himself at a bar, getting caught in "rumbles". I think that the lyrics reflect the feelings in the movie of the lead character. "Step down on the slivering snake" is probably a metaphor for getting into a fight you don't want to be in. Just food for thought.
    Derpinguin44on November 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIMO it's about being shut in, disconnected, maybe with the use of drugs or other addictions. "Step down on the slithering snake", i.e stop the temptations from pulling down, "Rescue yourself from the prick/pit.. devil or hell, saying to get help and get out. I've always liked this song for being so heavy and having a really positive and motavational meaning. Although after reading the post about the movie Rumble Fish it might be about fighting, in which a lot of Sevendusts songs a pretty blatant about that subject lol.
    devilhorse6on April 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty positive he doesn't say "Step down on the slivering snake," nor does he say "Step down on the slivering stake." Instead, and doesn't it make SO much more lyrical sense, that he's saying, "Step down on the *sliTHering sNake?"
    theothernesson March 19, 2010   Link

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