"Issues" as written by Emma Anzai, Shimon Moore, Antonina Armato and Timothy James Price....
I wanna wake up
I've been walking in my sleep too long
Wake up, I'm so sick of dreaming
I wanna slow down
Wanna be part of what is happening around me

Without breathing, without feeling
Without screaming, so I'm leaving

I'm consciously unconscious
Why am I filled with hate?
I like to blame my parents
I'm sure you do the same
Swallow the hurt
Spit out the jerk that's too afraid

I turn the page to a chapter
That they thought was just a phase
But it consumed me

You're right, I am a failure
And when my life turns to ****
It won't have anything to do with the fact
That it's all you ever taught me how to do
So you can relax

Without feeling, without breathing
Now I'm leaving

I'm consciously unconscious
Why am I filled with hate?
I like to blame my parents
I'm sure you do the same
Swallow the hurt
Spit out the jerk that's too afraid, turn the page

I've been hiding, drowning
I've been running, starving
I've been feeling nothing
(Swallow the hurt)
(Spit out the jerk that's too afraid)

I'm consciously unconscious
Why am I filled with hate?
I like to blame my parents
I'm sure you do the same
Swallow the hurt
Spit out the jerk that's too afraid


Lyrics submitted by xbytheway_

"Issues" as written by Antonina Armato Tim James

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Walt Disney Music Company, Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentTo me, I took this about being a loner and bitter at the world, the can stem from abuse or an inability to connect with people--which may be caused by fear or just being different.
    Distortioniston September 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite lines "Swallow the hurt
    Spit out the jerk that's to afraid"
    SM0x13on June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is actually
    "i'm consiously unconsious"

    i think it has something to do with being abused as a child when it talks about blaming his parents. then going into a depression "i turned the page to the chapter they all thought was just a phase but it consumed me" or possibly dealing with the depression with drugs or cutting or something of that matter. the consiously unconsious part reminds me of feeling like your alive but numb to everything around you.

    I love the line
    "i turned the page to the chapter they all thought was just a phase."
    it suits me well.
    emorockloveron October 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    when i first listened to this song i thought it was about abuse. i still think thats what its about. this song describs me.
  • 0
    General CommentI think you're all kind of right. The song means to me that the whole time, he was just being led down the wrong path. And now he's realized it's too late to change that. He was troubled, and obviously had issues. He wishes he was different, but it's just so hard to change.

    And I agree, my favorite lyrics: "I turned the page to a chapter that they thought was just a phase, but it consumed me." That line gives me eargasms. And I can relate.
    xandileeon January 04, 2012   Link

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