In a dark room at the heart of the city
The bass beat brings a heavy crowd
And I know there's a right way
But I can't stop from getting down
These people are mad
Where'd they grow up
Why can't I do the same
Why can't I be okay
With my style and the grace of a small town

Is there any truth to the recipe
I've been mixing thrills in the right key
But I don't feel right in my skin
So I don't feel anything at all
I leave emotion at the door
Like a desperate boy at last call
No, I don't feel right in my skin
So I don't feel anything at all

There's a bad place in the back of the room
No one moves without a cue
Cause they know there's a right way
Yeah, all the know is getting down
These people are mad
And so am I
Yeah, I caught on
In the nick of time
Before the lights turn on
I can blend into the crowd
Don't come with me tonight
If I said I cared for you I lied

Is there any truth to the recipe
I've been mixing thrills in the right key
But I don't feel right in my skin
So I don't feel anything at all
I leave emotion at the door
Like a desperate boy at last call
No, I don't feel right in my skin
So I don't feel anything at all

Don't come with me tonight
If I said I cared for you I lied
You waste no time tonight
Take me home if it costs your life

Is there any truth to the recipe
I've been mixing thrills in the right key
But I don't feel right in my skin
So I don't feel anything at all
I leave emotion at the door
Like a desperate boy at last call
No, I don't feel right in my skin
So I don't feel anything at all


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

Anhedonia song meanings
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    General Commentim thinking its about a guy who goes to a party, gets throwed, leaves with a girl hooks up with her with no emotional attactment. he does it just for the the thrills. but really he gets nothing from it.
    TheJewFroKidon June 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe title of the song basically sums up its meaning--that he feels absolutely no emotion up on that stage. the side-theme, where he says "don't come with me tonight, if i said i cared for you i lied" is about if a girl were to follow him, hes warning her that it would only end up in meaningless sex and he would toss her aside afterward and forget her, like so many band members are famous for. the follow-up, "you waste no time tonight, you'll take me home if it costs your life" is showing that the girl basically doesnt care and she'll do anything to get in bed with him.
    theguy77on September 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttotally agreed theguy... except for the not feeling emotion on stage part. i know for a fact these guys love being on stage. i think it's more like when he plays a show or goes to a party and meets someone, he doesn't feel a single bit of emotional attatchment to them. and i'm assuming by the "if i said i cared for you, i lied" implies that he says whatever he can to get some if he wants it.
    who can blame him?
    if i were in their shoes, i'd do the same.
    yesimtalkingtoyouon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentonly three comments~!
    wtfff
    iCaron February 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThese lines describe the entire song. It's a feeling anyone, especially in a big city club scene will go through...

    I leave emotion at the door
    Like a desperate boy at last call
    No, I don't feel right in my skin
    So I don't feel anything at all

    He's out, just looking to hook up. No emotion whatsoever. Just wants to do whatever he can, say whatever he can, to go home with whoever.
    kyle2k4on June 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with theguy77
    but also, for some reason, this song reminds me of the movie, 'Fight Club'.
    Serendipity01on December 27, 2008   Link

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