"Paralyzer" as written by Scott Anderson, Sean Anderson, Rich Beddoe, James Black and Rick Jackett....
I hold on so nervously
To me and my drink
I wish it was cooling me
But so far has not been good

It's been shitty
And I feel awkward as I should
This club has got to be
The most pretentious thing

Since I thought you and me
Well, I am imagining
A dark lit place
Or your place or my place

Well, I'm not paralyzed
But, I seem to be struck by you
I wanna make you move
Because you're standing still
If your body matches
What your eyes can do
You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you

I hold out for one more drink
Before I think
I'm looking too desperately
But so far has not been fun

I should just stay home
If one thing really means one
This club will hopefully
Be closed in three weeks

That would be cool with me
Well, I'm still imagining
A dark lit place
Or your place or my place

Well, I'm not paralyzed
But, I seem to be struck by you
I wanna make you move
Because you're standing still
If your body matches
What your eyes can do
You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you

Well, I'm not paralyzed
But, I seem to be struck by you
I wanna make you move
Because you're standing still
If your body matches
What your eyes can do
You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you

Well, I'm not paralyzed
But, I seem to be struck by you
I wanna make you move
Because you're standing still
If your body matches
What your eyes can do
You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you

You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you

You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you


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"Paralyzer" as written by Richard Beddoe James Black

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is direct from an interview with the band:

    THis song is about lead singer - Scott Anderson's inability to talk to women in the clubs after there shows and at other times as well.
    bjh1234on January 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song... It is very sexy. I really didn't know what it was about but what you guys said really made sense!
    This song is going to be huge.
    pinkshoeson January 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think he really likes a girl by just watching and and he says he is not paralyzed he just struck by you it means he can ask her out or anything but he is struck by her
    codknighton June 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti cannot figure out why they are not more popular than they are-- every song i have ever heard from them, i have LOVED, lyrics AND melody.

    i don't have anything to add to the other 300 interpretations, just that i live like half an hour from their home city, and have managed to still miss EVERY concert they have played since 1998. i think it may just not be in my destiny to see them.
    jaqintheboxon September 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe meaning is a no brainer for people who have been into pickup.

    1) "I'm not paralyzed, I seem to be struck by you..." - Doesn't have approach anxiety - she is hot.
    2) "I want to make you move. Because you're standing still If your body matches what your eyes can do
    " - OMG, can she dance too???

    Basically he's in a club, is not afraid to approach women, but is awed, and that is "paralyzed" by this one.
    rdc363on September 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song so rocks!!! anyways, it seems to mean that he's kinda in love with someone that he just noticed or something... and the person hasnt noticed him or is ignoring him.
    mus1c r0xon December 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah it sounds like he is admiring someone from afar that he'd like to persue.
    killswitch916on January 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHelloFade can shut your mouth. That guitar riff is in a Breaking Benjamin, Misfits, Franz Ferdinand, Led Zeppelin song...I think the tune comes from a piece of classical music, because I remember it from video games as a kid.

    These are the thoughts I have when I'm talking to a chick that I find really attractive, but equally boring. Clubs are built for antisocial socializing...you're there for the poon anyways right?
    Ur3rdIMcFlyon January 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg this song is so catchy
    when i first heard it it sounded like "inside of you" by hoobastank
    but that can be just me ;)

    the meaning is self-explanitory
    i rate it 7/10
    EdgeOfExistenceon February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis songs nothing like the old finger eleven. but i guess change can be a good thing. metallica changed their style for load and reload and those cds were pretty good. hell even zeppelin put out a raggae album. this song could've been worse, but it's not that bad. i'm getting this with the new sevendust cd!
    metalhead m/on March 04, 2007   Link

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