"Mein" as written by Chino Camilo Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham, Frank Delgado, Serj Tankian and Shaun Lopez....
I've looked outside
But I've never wandered out

I'd like to pull you into me
Intercept you, in between
But I will never walk without, outside

That way
Outta the way
Stay away from you

I've looked inside
But I never wandered in

I'd like to pull you into me
Intercept you in between
But I will never wander in
Inside

That way
Outta the way
Stay away from you

Universe, breaking us down

That way
Outta the way
Stay away from you
That way
Outta my way
Stay away from you
You, you, you

Universe, breaking us down


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"Mein" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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  • +2
    General CommentBy the way. The chorus is Thatta way, I'll always stay away from you. (I bought the CD, the lyrics are printed)

    It's amazing how much soul Chino can put into a song, and Serj just makes the music so haunting it's amazing.
    CourageousInsanityon November 09, 2006   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI think its about a man who is always wanting to escape and find
    a better life elsewhere. Not the conventional way.

    And then it talks of a women who wants to settle down
    and be in one place.

    The way he sings it so tragically really makes me believe the song is about
    someone who shares the energy of a horse, feeling like he is cursed for not being able to stay with a women based on his consistent intention,
    (people who want to escape are always looking for ways)

    "that way, il always
    stay away from you"

    As appose to her inconsistent intention that is only revealed once she wishes to
    settle down.
    So in other words, YES it is written about the divorce, and yes it was most probably due to her wanting him to settle down, and always feeling like he cant commit properly due to always being out (prob on tour and doing other things).

    Poor guy wrote this because he probably felt that it was the mein* reason
    they can't be together, and it makes him feel better knowing we can relate.
    I know i definitely can.
    intention always breaks people.
    Especially when ones is a direct contrast of the others.
    See the way the stanzas are formed clearly conveys a sense of
    contrasting intention between the two individuals.
    Which keeps them separated.

    I guess in conclusion looks that contrast work the best in relationships.
    but intentions that contrast doom the relationship to fail.

    (reminds me of my parents ... Father wanted to be a writer and stay
    inside never leave the place, and my mother wanted to
    travel and go out constantly first chance she got.)
    In the end that killed it.


    Godspeed chino !
    TheProfitSongon May 06, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song so much.
    it reminds me of being scared.
    nolies_justtloveon February 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI partially agree with Hazeleyedpisces2, in the respect that the song is about being afriad to get close to someone. But i think its about an affair. Chino divorced his wife shortly before the making of SNW, i think, because he had an affair with another woman. I think the song shows his anxieties and fear about being trapped in a relationship and being too aprehensive to 'walk...outside'. He also knows what he is doing is wrong 'stay away from you', and so he's torn between his own morals and lust for another. It's quite a sensitve subject, so I'm not sure if he'd write the lyrics for such a catchy song lol, but those were my initial thoughts after reading some of the other comments
    GaryDarkoon May 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthm. what does MEIN mean?

    i think it means 'my' or 'mine' in german :|

    but is that it?
    silverplateon August 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA song about virginity. 'I've never been inside", he feels shy, lonely and sad, he never had the chance to get close to a girl he liked.
    neko83on December 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about being being conflicted between being alone and with someone, and not knowing what to choose between the two. I think the Universe verse/s is referring to the fact that no matter which one he chooses, he still feels uneasy.
    killednamelesson August 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE this song. It's not the best off the new album, but it's definately one of my favorites. I like the lines "I'd like to pull you into me, intercept you in between"
    itorturePEZon October 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Mein", "Cherry Waves". and "Kimdracula" are definitely the 3 best songs off the new CD.
    Sessh0umaru01on October 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's pretty awesome that the Deftones were able to rock out with Serj from SOAD to create such a badass song.
    w4nn4b3p07h34don October 27, 2006   Link

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