"Comatose" as written by Brian Howes and John Cooper....
I hate feelin' like this
I'm so tired of tryin' to fight this
I'm asleep and all I dream of is waking to you

Tell me that you will listen
Your touch is what I'm missin'
And the more I hide I realize I'm slowly losin' you

Comatose
I'll never wake up without an overdose of you

I don't wanna live
I don't wanna breathe
'less I feel you next to me
You take the pain I feel
(Wakin' up to you never felt so real)
I don't wanna sleep
I don't wanna dream
Cause my dreams don't comfort me
The way you make me feel
(Wakin' up to you never felt so real)

I hate livin' without you
Dead wrong to ever doubt you
But my demons lay in waitin'
Tempting me away
Oh how I adore you
Oh how I thirst for you
Oh how I need you

Comatose
I'll never wake up without an overdose of you

I don't wanna live
I don't wanna breathe
'less I feel you next to me

You take the pain I feel
(Wakin' up to you never felt so real)
I don't wanna sleep
I don't wanna dream
Cause my dreams don't comfort me
The way you make me feel
(Wakin' up to you never felt so real)

Breathing life
Waking up
My eyes
Open up

Comatose
I'll never wake without an overdose of you

I don't wanna live
I don't wanna breathe
'less I feel you next to me
You take the pain I feel
(Wakin' up to you never felt so real)
I don't wanna sleep
I don't wanna dream
Cause my dreams don't comfort me
The way you make me feel
(Wakin' up to you never felt so real)

Oh how I adore you
Wakin' up to you never felt so real
Oh how I thirst for you
Wakin' up to you never felt so real
Oh how I adore you

Oh
The way you make me feel
Wakin' up to you never felt so real


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"Comatose" as written by Brian Howes John Cooper

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  • +10
    My OpinionI love skillet.
    One of the main things i like about them is theyre songs do have the two meanings that can be interpreted however you like. Like if you are not religious you can still like the song by relating it to a relationship.
    this was the song that got me into skillet and i have not found a song i dont like by them at all.
    StinaMuffinon December 06, 2009   Link
  • +9
    Song MeaningJust because a band/artist is a christian doesn't mean all the songs they release will be dealing with that religion, though it will have strands that connect the songs to that religion. The most common meaning to me is a person trying to live on his/her own after losing someone they used as a pillar of strength. "I don't wanna live, I don't wanna breathe Unless I feel you next me" this line clearly shows that he/she is missing someone of great importance. Maybe that's why I can relate so well to this song I recently lost someone I loved dearly and I find it hard to even get up and go on with my day knowing that the person is gone.
    eienkizuon December 07, 2010   Link
  • +6
    General CommentComatose. What a beautiful song. A song that speaks to most people as a time of recovering from waking up from a deep coma. I believe that Skillet did a great job on this one, seeing that it's one of their most popular songs ever released. I believe that it is a song about God, on the personal level, because of what is described. "I don't want to live, I don't want to breath, less I feel you next to me, you take the pain I feel." There could be "alternate" meanings, but God is seen as the one who takes our pain from us, through his son Jesus. He brings those in darkness (like a coma) into the light and those who come to the light of forgiveness and salvation (which Jesus offers through his death on the cross) so this song illustrates how powerful coming out of a coma (darkness or hard times) only to see God's love and light, is something truly unfathomable. That is really what the song means to me. He is always with me, and in all honesty, I agree with the lyrics "I don't want to live, and I don't want to breathe unless I feel God next to me." I have been forgiven of sins past present and future, and now I can live in the light and no longer expierience the Comatose I once lived in. SUCH a POWERFUL SONG.
    axman505on February 12, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSeriously, if you think this song's not about God, what or who is it about??

    The singer of this song is basically saying that he is fully reliant on God, and has given his whole life to God, to the point that he doesn't want to do anything in his life without knowing that God is at his side. God can take away your pain and comfort you in any situation if you trust him.
    ArhHippo1089on June 23, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentComatose-The state of being in a coma or in a deep sleep.

    The song is about how you can be desensitized to sin just like being in a coma. God is the cure to living in a dark world (I'll never wake up without an overdose of you.)
    1337l-l4x0rzon March 20, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love christian Bands they Rock and always have positive messages in they're music, Skillet is definately one of my favourite bands
    lost_soul@live.caon December 11, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit's about god. his relationship with god. not religion, religion kills. god doesn't want religion, he wants relationship with you
    trv_goodon December 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! It suprises me to no end that this group isn't more well known! I haven't found a song that I hate or even dislike from this group yet. The emotion in this song is just wow! This is my favorite song!
    Chars7on October 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I hate living without you, dead wrong to ever doubt you
    But my demons lay in waiting tempting me away"

    he doubted god because the devil is tempting him with other things
    makeoutkidzon March 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know the song is about God... but I think about my boyfriend when I hear it. I love the song. It's beautiful. The music is amazing. Definitely one of my favorite songs of all time.
    NeonLotuson July 18, 2007   Link

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