"Beware" as written by and Chino/carpenter Moreno....
You should know (by now) really
That this could end, really
You should know I could never make it work
Wake up
Let's pretend, really
Really
Babe

Do you like the way the water tastes
Like gunfire
And you knew but you could never say
Then come forth 'cause it's coming round
Round the water

Beware the water

You should know
Babe
At least pretend you did know why
It's not like you watch so go on take a drink
Really
Babe

Do you like the way the water tastes
Like gunfire
You knew but it was never safe
Take one more 'cause it's coming round
Round the water

Beware the water
Beware the water

Teeth are dry
From wind blows
If you come drinking
There you go

Beware the water
Beware the water

Beware the water

Do you like the way the water tastes
Do you like the way the water tastes?


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"Beware" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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  • +5
    Song MeaningHere is my point of view,for this amazing song.


    You should know (by now) really
    That this could end, really
    (That chino will stop loving her,and put revenge on her for what she did to him.)
    You should know I could never make it work
    (Because she cheated on him,or mislead him.)
    Wake up
    Let's pretend, really
    Really
    Babe
    (" wake up " As in,wake up from the dream. She's cheating on him,and she thinks he doesn't realize it. As for pretend,pretend she still loves chino.)

    Do you like the way the water tastes
    (He's slowly drowning her,and asking her; " Do you like the way the water tastes? " So she can taste the pain she lead in chino.)
    Like gunfire
    And you knew but you could never say
    (Gunfire;as in it's dangerous. He can kill her. You could never say;as in she can't have her last words because he keeps drowning her.)
    Then come forth 'cause it's coming round
    Round the water
    (She will have to watch out;because he may Kill her if she disobeys.)
    Beware the water

    You should know
    Babe
    At least pretend you did know why
    (Did know why;she lied. About loving him)
    It's not like you watch so go on take a drink
    Really
    Babe
    (It's not like she's watched what would happen,as In she thought she'd never get caught. " Go on take a drink " References to, " Keep cheating,I'll still catch you. ")
    Do you like the way the water tastes
    Like gunfire
    You knew but it was never safe
    Take one more 'cause it's coming round
    Round the water

    Beware the water
    Beware the water

    Teeth are dry
    From wind blows
    (Her teeth are dry;from the lies she put in chino.)
    If you come drinking
    There you go
    (If she keeps lying,he'll keep drowning her.)
    Beware the water
    Beware the water

    Beware the water

    Do you like the way the water tastes
    Do you like the way the water tastes?
    (" Do you like the way the water tastes? " In a psychotic tone,he's probably finishing his job.)

    So basically,this is what I think about the song.
    My pure POV.
    firstbreathaftercomaon June 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSimple: He's drowning her...
    I'm not sure why though...
    TANSDon June 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHoly shit, TANSD, I like your interpetation better.
    poolhallXjunkieon June 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentChino on this song.....

    "This was a turning point on the record. I had just got back from doing Team Sleep, we stopped working with Bob Ezrin and went back to Sacramento to write. This was the first song we wrote together. The lyrics are a warning against the temptation of women, drugs, alcohol or any other vice. It's quite dark."
    drinking_wiggaon September 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAt first thought, perhaps this song was about drinking and it's adverse effects on creating and destroying relationships. I couldn't seem to get a direct reference as to what the 'water' was? But everyones responses
    On this song have been amazing. They are so spot on. The idea of the song having a murderous theme seems plausible. This song definetely is about a girl. It may deal with the female cheating on the male figure in the story, or it may be about a past experience of a relationship chino tells us.

    Either way, a great song wooh! The lyrics are simple yet superbly deep, as alotta deftones songs are, plus that guitar breakdown at the end is fucking amazing. Best song on the album. Hole in the earth is good too
    Mark1984on October 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing!

    It's found the repeat button fo sho.

    I think it's just about getting drunk to forget.
    poolhallXjunkieon June 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan't wait till this new album comes out...This song is really great. Think it's about temptation of something and not admitting that this is a problem.
    damone014on June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song... repeat ftw
    inteon June 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is about drinking. its gods fire, notice how vodka burns when you drink it. its about how he hate for her to be drunk and stupid. beware of the water it does more damage than you think,
    digital bath wasnt for psycho love it was about a dream chino had
    babydefon July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits different and i like it, but it seems there is no structure or difinitive riffs involved thru out the song. i cant figure out which is the chorus or verse or what. Still...i like it and i think its more dark and dismal than usual for the band
    Ciyaak Boyon August 14, 2006   Link

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