"Zzyzx Rd." as written by James Donald Root, Shawn Economaki, Josh Rand and Corey Todd Taylor....
I don't know how else to put this.
It's taken me so long to do this.
I'm falling asleep and I can't see straight.

My muscles feel like a melee,
My body's curled in a U-shape.
I put on my best, but I'm still afraid.

Propped up by lies and promises.
Saving my place as life forgets.
Maybe it's time I saw the world.

I'm only here for a while.
And patience is not my style,
And I'm so tired that I got to go.

What am I supposed to hide now?
What am I supposed to do?
Did you really think I wouldn't see this through?

Tell me I should stick around for you.
Tell me I can have it all.
I'm still too tired to care and I got to go.

I get to go home in one week.
But I'm leaving home in three weeks.
They throw me a bone just to pick me dry.

I'm following suit and directions.
I crawl up inside for protection.
I'm told what to do and I don't know why.

I'm over existing in limbo
I'm over the myths and placebos
I don't really mind if I just fade away

I'm ready to live with my family.
I'm ready to die in obscurity
Cause I'm so tired that I got to go.

Where am I supposed to hide now?
What am I supposed to do?
You still don't think I'm gonna see this through?

Tell me I'm a part of history.
Tell me I can have it all.
I'm still too tired to care and I got to go.

I'm still too tired to care and I got to go [Repeat x6]


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"Zzyzx Rd." as written by James Donald Root, Shawn Economaki, Josh Rand, Corey Todd Taylor

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  • +2
    General CommentOne of the best Stone Sour songs, epic solo at the end.
    Kobrakai1989on October 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like this song, Corey Taylor put a lot of heart into it.
    Nutz22486on July 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta melee is "a violent free-for-all"
    it means his muscles are tired, most likely metaphorically. as i said, it probably means he's tired of his life
    TAW_BobDoleon August 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song could have a million meanings...but for me and my family...it has to do with being overseas in the military fighting in this stupid fucking war. Especially the line...****I get to go home in one week.
    But I'm leaving home in three weeks.
    They throw me a bone just to pick me dry.*** That's exactly how leave is..they come home for three weeks time from, give or take, and then have to go away AGAIN..it's like throwing a dog a bone..they get a small taste of the goodness...but without the meat, the bone is just a bone...without everyday with your family, it's just more time spent with them. Granted I will give anything in the world for that time together...it still sucks going so long without seeing him, getting to see him for a few weeks and then having to deal with him going back to the sandbox for a few more months. This is our second deployment and I am absolutely in love with this song.
    amarieb0926on December 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy brother took his own life September 28, 2010. This was the song we played at his funeral. My brother had problems with alcohol and drugs, we found a journal that he had been writing in for little less than a year and it said how bad he hurt and the pain he couldn't take anymore. I so wish we would have known it was that bad for him. It's going to take a long time for my family to get over this. This song brings tears to my eyes, which roll down my face and I can't stop them. I think it described how my brother was feeling and why he had to leave us. I haven't listened to the song since his funeral which has been a week now and I don't know if I can anymore. I think that song has a lot to do with not being able to take the pain felt in one's life anymore. That's the conclusion my family got from this song after listening to it and decided to play it at his funeral. It was actually put on my brother's facebook page by him the morning of September 28th, that night he took his life.
    leeannon October 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI know this probably isn't what Corey had in mind when he wrote it, but this is the meaning I take from it (btw since I don't trust these lyrics, I've taken the ones I'm using from AZlyrics)

    "I don't know how else to put this
    It's taken me so long to do this
    I'm falling asleep and I can't see straight
    My muscles feel like a melee
    My body's curled in a U-shape
    I put on my best but I'm still afraid"

    I feel that the narrator is in an abusive house, and he tries to put on a show that he isn't upset or hurt, but inside he really is and he can't go on any longer.

    "Propped up by lies and promises
    Saving my place as life forgets
    Maybe its time I saw the world"

    He goes to a military recruiter and joins, but now he's realizing that everything the recruiter told him (such as going out to see the world) was a lie, and a false promise.

    "I'm only here for a while
    But patience is not my style
    And I'm so tired that I gotta go"

    Now he's referring back to his past lifestyle, he'll be moving out to the real world soon, but he isn't patient enough to wait until he has a steady job. He's tired of the abuse, so he leaves for the military.

    "What am I supposed to hide now?
    What am I suppose to do?
    Did you really think I wouldn't see this through"

    People are asking him to show himself for what he is, but he isn't hiding anymore, and he's talking to his family who didn't believe in him when he threatened to leave.

    "Tell me I should stick around for you
    Tell me I could have it all
    I'm still too tired to care and I gotta go"

    His family told him to stick around with them, when they realized he was serious about leaving, but the military was saying he could have it all. Now he doesn't even care anymore, but he's already signed up and he has to leave.

    "I get to go home in one week
    But I'm leaving home in three weeks
    They throw me a bone just to pick me dry"

    He's on leave from the military, and he's actually happy to be going back. His leave ends soon, and then he'll be back.

    "I'm following suit and directions
    I crawl up inside for protection
    I'm told what to do and I don't know why"

    He's back out there, and he's following orders that he doesn't understand.

    "I'm over existing in limbo
    I'm over the myths and placebos
    I don't really mind if I just fade away"

    He's dead on his feet, no longer clinging to the lies the recruiter told him, and though he doesn't want to die he wouldn't mind if he just stopped existing.

    "I'm ready to live with my family
    I'm ready to die in obscurity
    'Cause I'm so tired that I gotta go"

    He want's to go back home, realizing that it wasn't that bad, and he wants to just die with his loved ones, but he still needs to keep on marching.

    The rest of the lyrics pretty much repeat parts I've already gone over.
    UnknownRuinon December 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant say what this song is specifically about, it sounds really personal so i would have to say its coreys song to express how he feels just living his life. good song
    burnthepriest17on July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wish Coreys lyrics were better on this album. Still good though.
    Street Spiriton July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome...such emotion, i think it's just a reflection on his life..past and present
    St3wi3Griffinon August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorey's lyrics have matrued on this album. I love it all. Zzyxz Rd. is an immense song. Wasn't expecting it at all! ^^;
    DiruAsuraon August 01, 2006   Link

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