I know it's not like me to (You)
Hold back but this time I knew (rape)
You must be silent to increase the volume

In your head
Blood run red

(Chorus)
I'm the spectator
The motivator
Shut up, shut up
And do it to yourself
I'm just an innocent bystander
(Repeat)

You ripped your ownself in two (Let's)
Swear I had nothing to do (Switch)
With what's been done
You know you can't but you can

In your head
Blood run red

I'm the spectator
The motivator
Shut up, shut up
And do it to yourself
I'm just an innocent bystanders

Standing at the edge here
Enough for me to hover by the bit here
Enough you see I kiss you with my head - fear
So wrong that they will never reap our deaths clear

Enough's enough (Repeat)

Chorus

I'm just an innocent bystander


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Innocent Bystander song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentIt might be when some douche dares someone to do something dumb as hell, like a prank or vandalism or kill someone
    Metallicopon July 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe best fucking song on this album. The more I hear it the more I love it.
    devoneyon August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit might be about peer pressure "I'm the spectator, the motivator, shut up, shut up and do it to yourself! I'm just an innocent bystander"
    mario867on July 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit could be anywhere from him realizing its not easy being with him so hes pretty much telling his loved one hey if you feel that way to hurt yourself then im just an innocent bystander "im the spectator, motivator" so either something to do with his girl or sending a message to the fans "hey leave me out of what you feel" or like the above two posts say.
    Zingothon August 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the DVD with the special edition CD JD says its about how he is sober i belive and how everyone around him still cuts lines and all that shit...

    but i could of not udnerstood that or rememberd it correctly cause i was hammered to hell when i watched it.
    oldskoolpunker23on August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcorrection, i do remember him saying he'll be the one at the strip club throwing bills on stage to keep the stripper out but he is the innocent bystander cause he wont do shit... but he'll lead it on and make everything happen... i dunno correct me if im wrong
    oldskoolpunker23on August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoldskoolpunker pretty much got it right JD says that he'll like get everyone else doing stupid stuff but he won't actually do it he'll just sit back and watch
    j.kenealyon August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoldskoolpunker23 is right

    On the DVD with the special edition CD JD says its about how he is sober i belive and how everyone around him still cuts lines and all that shit...
    ded0liftedon August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the dancey style riff in this song - dunno about the meaning, but i think innocent bystanders are funny XD
    Joe_Dullon August 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about someone instigating someone to hurt them selves or someone else
    bvmarron September 24, 2007   Link

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