"Repressed" as written by Matthew Tuck, Max Cavalera and Eicca / Toppinen....
I traveled the way that you showed me
Left all my sorrow behind
I'm living with rules you once told me
Expecting myself to be fine

So why the fuck am I lonely?
There's no one inside I can call
To give up the fight is a warning
The one day to stand you will fall

I left my sorrow behind
Warning not to give up the fight

Your words that gave me direction
Helped me turn into what I thought I wanted
Fists that gave me protection
Helped me deal with you
So for now our days are through

Nothing left
Nothing rests
Nothing grasp

You declared what your faith is
But you still have the fear
The way you've left your life open
Will no bring your destiny here

Do I continue my journey?
Confusion is wrapped in my mind
So when your gone with your martyr
You can continue your lies

Your words that gave me direction
Helped me turn into what I thought I wanted
Fists that gave me protection
Helped me deal with you
So for now our days are through

I left my sorrow behind
I left my sorrow behind
Warning not to give up the fight
Warning not to give up the fight

You declared what your faith is
But you still have the fear
I will continue my journey
I need your lies no more

Your words that gave me direction
Helped me turn into what I thought I wanted
Fists that gave me protection
Helped me deal with you
So for now our days are through

Nothing left
Nothing rests
Nothing grasp

Never underrate the man
With nothing left inside
Never underrate the man
With nothing left inside


Lyrics submitted by crow_heart

"Repressed" as written by Eicca Toppinen Max Cavalera

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    General Commentthis song's awesome!!! apocalyptica, Matt Tuck and Max Cavalera sounds great!!
    frank8910on March 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about the government telling lies to people.
    bassmasterquazion May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its about whating to be something he's not.then someone helps you to get there and now he doesnt even want to know the person anymore
    berzerker7on June 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with berzerker, I can definatly relate to this one.
    Frankenstrat_5150on November 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat's the language of the words the guy in the background is saying? Italian maybe?
    Você Precisa direcção, Me diga a verdade, Protecção, etc.
    Aethonicon December 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI found it completely by chance, actually. Good for me, asking before looking. Anyways, someone said it was Portuguese and gave the following translation:

    Você precisa direcção --> You need direction
    Me diga a verdade --> Tell me the truth
    Protecção --> Protection
    Aethonicon December 14, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI find it more like a military-government thing. Since Max is there, he has this custome to sing song about that.
    So, in a way it is a conversation between Matt and Max; imagine Matt is a young adult recruit and Max is the President. So, Max promised him many things for him to fight, actually promised him to be with him in war while fighing, but eventually Matt finds out he's out there alone.
    So, imagine those soldiers that are left behind, who hoped to be rescued by their government who always say they will be with their soldiers all the time.
    It's like a hypocritical message by the President who says will lead his soldiers to victory, also the message that tells they are worth for nothing else, but to fight.
    You need directions and protection. People need their soldiers and me (President).
    About: tell me the truth is a little confusing, but it can be the soldiers asking for the truth.
    The fists can be their guns, which the Army taught them to use. So, they protected him but also helped him come through their misery.
    In the end, these soldiers can become the worst enemy you can ever have. So never understimate them. You prepared them, you trained them, you sent them to fight, you left them there rotting, don't get scared when they come back for answers.

    johndragonon June 30, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Comment*wanting
    berzerker7on June 02, 2007   Link

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