"Disconnected" as written by Bjorn Gelotte, Anders Friden and Jesper Stromblad....
Look at the dead outside my window
Wonder what's on their mind
Why do they run
They all seem to have a mission
But then they cry themselves to sleep

You receive what you give
And this is like nothing
Oh I feel like shit
But at least I feel something

Is this all you meant to be

There are marks in the pavement
You walk this route too many times
What if I changed the signs
Would you even take notice

You receive what you give
And this is like nothing
Oh I feel like shit
But at least I feel something

Is this all you have to give
Straight jacket you in
These shapes surrender

You receive what you give
And this is like nothing
Oh I feel like shit
But at least I feel something

You receive what you give
And this is like nothing
Oh I feel like shit
But at least I feel something


Lyrics submitted by JG234

"Disconnected" as written by Bjorn Gelotte Anders Friden

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    General CommentWow, Just wow, I really like this song.
    At first I didnt think it was anything special but after listening to the lyrics and hearing it properly I got into it alot.
    I think this song is about a lonely recluse who is hanging onto life, I get this impression from the lines..

    "I feel like shit
    But at least I feel something."

    Meaning he's feeling like shit as obvious but atleast he feels something and not nothing (being dead) and by hanging on having a better future, kinda links to me but I this is what I think the song is about.

    In flames for life. :)
    Jesterhead91on February 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnders revealed the meaning behind "Disconnected" in Kerrang magazine:

    "When I'm in a tour bus, people can't see me but I can see them, and I see so many sad faces. People go from A to B without trying to break out of that routine, and sometimes I see people like that I want to know what they're thinking. I need to feel alive and sometimes it seems like other people dont feel that way."
    JG234on March 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh and also if you look at the song that way, and you look at the rest of the lyrics it all sounds quite right.
    Jesterhead91on February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter reading my thoughts on the song a few days later, I think I might of been slightly wrong, I think it could also have a link to mental disabilities or problems.
    Laters!
    Jesterhead91on February 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother masterpiece xD
    Meaning:
    I think it's about being confused
    My favourite line:
    "Is this all you're meant to be?"
    azrawon February 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw on one of the studio vids bjorn practicing recording this song.
    clay-manon March 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics have meaning as always but the guitar and drumming has gone wayyy downhill, sad.
    Westley420on March 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ Thank you JG234! With what you said, the song makes so much sense.

    Before, I thought it was just kind of random emoish lyrics but just knowing that makes the song brilliant.

    He's observing the world, and he feels disconnected from it because while his life isn't great, compared to the people he observed, it's not that bad. He's taking notice of the misery that other people go through.
    Helljumperon April 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrections made: "Go... March..." and "Straight jacket union".
    JG234on April 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably the most pathetic song In Flames have ever recorded. "I feel like $hit but at least I feel something?" I think Anders has a lawsuit coming his way for plagiarizing some 12-year-old's Myspace status.
    Vasaon May 09, 2008   Link

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