"Parasite" as written by and David/donegan Draiman....
You've got nowhere to hide, and all bullshit aside
You've committed a terrible crime
You've stepped over the line and you'd better be running for your life
Fucked over again, I even called you a friend
A mistake I won't be repeating
I just don't understand how you can even continue to deny

You know why
(You don't remember why)
Don't you pretend that you don't know why
(You fucking parasite)
Because you're living through association that has been getting you high
You sell your soul for just a taste of my life

Now what a surprise, to discover the lies
You'll be telling again in no time
You just don't realize they'll come back and be fucking up your life
In trouble again, I just don't understand
This whole pattern that keeps repeating
You know you'll do it again and admit you can step into the light

You know why
(You don't remember why)
Don't you pretend that you don't know why
(You fucking parasite)
Because you're living through association that has been getting you high
You sell your soul for just a taste of my life

Determination has been running on high
No control, for just a taste of my life
Because your association has been getting you high
You sell your soul for just a taste of my life
Determination has been running on high
No control, for just a taste of my life

For just a taste of my life

You've got nowhere to hide and all bullshit aside
You've committed a terrible crime
You've stepped over the line and you'd better be running for your life


Lyrics submitted by Jester13

"Parasite" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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  • +1
    General CommentPretty simple what this song is about - someone living and riding on the coattails of someones else's fame and fortune.
    Jester13on May 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually i heard David Draiman say what it was about in an interview...

    He said Parasite means a close person to him didnt say who, but a close person is living though the association of drugs and destroying there life.
    The people that his close person is hanging out with turns his friend into a drug addict and his friend does it "for just a taste of the life" cause everyone wants to have a little taste of the drug life.
    but anyone thats what it is about commiting the crime of drugs and being in that association of drugs
    draiman09on July 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its about someone david (lead singer) knows and they're doing drugs and cant get away from this and is wanted by police for doing it and they continue to do drugs. they are telling him theyre not doing drugs and whoever they are associated with getting them high and will keep coming back and he/she do whatever it takes to do more drugs. no matter how many times he tells them they pretend they dont know why
    Numb684on July 04, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationHes talking about a friend who betrayed him. His best friend for seven years stabbed him in the back by forging documents in a business deal they had together. thats what i think its about anyways. sort of makes sense
    JTDisturbedon January 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty self-explanatory like deciever. its about a relationship david with a girl, and she uses him to get things like jewlery, and stuff. and it seems that david has been in this situation more than once hence the line -"In trouble again I just don't understand This whole pattern that keeps repeating."
    Asher14on June 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust like jester said but i think i also applies even when somebody is not rich neither famous. Drugs also make a lot of sense.
    Obscureflectionon June 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me I reckon this song is about a close friend who is living their life through you, they only have a lot of friends because you do.. I was in that situation once =s
    TakeMeBackToYesterdayon September 14, 2009   Link
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    General Comment I am a huge fan of disturbed. This song is actually about a relationship where the person is being used for all their hard work. It is the falling between the couple but song is told from person being used.
    theguy1995on October 18, 2015   Link

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