"Haunted" as written by and David/donegan Draiman....
You're broken, so am I
I'm better off alone
No one to turn to and nothing to call my own
Outspoken, so am I
Explosive words that your world wouldn't understand
Turn away again

You're beaten, so am I
I've got a heart of stone
No medication can cure what has taken hold
You're hurting, so am I
When I awaken, remember why I've been running from your

World
Dishonored by your world
Your world
I'm haunted by your world

My blood is cold as ice
Or so I have been told
Show no emotion, and it can destroy your soul
Another sacrifice
To a tormentor your world wouldn't understand
Turn away again

You're angered, so am I
A thousand fires burn
A land of darkness from which I cannot return
You're aching, so am I
When I awaken, discover that I have been damaged by your

World
Dishonored by your world
Your world
I'm haunted by your world

You'll never be welcomed
Amongst the heartless monsters you surround yourself with
Feeding off the pain and misfortune of others
A maniacal breed of sub-human parasites
Thrown into a feeding frenzy at the smell of fresh blood
Open your eyes and see the creatures for what they are
A swirling mess of hatred and envy
Don't be naive enough to think you're unaffected
The conversion has already begun

You're frightened, so am I
A world of demons wait
Watching the movements and filling my heart with hate
You're burning, so am I
When I awaken, discover how I have been ravaged by your

World
Dishonored by your world
Your world
I'm haunted by your world


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"Haunted" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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  • +7
    My OpinionI suspect the intent behind the song on David's part was talking about a failed relationship, but I'm not sure.

    On my part, personally, it takes the mode of a story when I'm listening to it. Imagine two people singing it instead of just one (A male, David). Imagine the scene in your mind if you like. There's a man walking through some forest or alleyway, caught up in horrible things he's seen and done, running from a world of warmth and possibility back to darkness and shadows that, though cruel, are comfortingly familiar. A woman follows him, begging him to stay with her, telling him they're not so different. He, of course, keeps rejecting her (the "Turn away" line being a command to leave him and go home).

    Female - "You're broken, so am I"

    Male - "I'm better off alone
    No one to turn to
    And nothing to call my own"

    Female - "Outspoken, so am I"

    Male - "Explosive words
    That your world wouldn't understand
    Turn away again"

    Female - "You're beaten, so am I"

    Male - "I've got a heart of stone
    No medication can cure what has taken hold
    You're hurting, so I will I
    When I awake and remember why I've been
    Running from your

    World, dishonored by your world
    Your world, I'm haunted by your world"

    And at this point, he moves to describing himself as he imagines he is, a monster of some sort. I always put a supernatural spin on it, but really any motif of a person who's seen too much pain, done too many things they can't forgive themselves for, works. The woman, of course, tries to convince him to open up, talk to her, trust her. "Her world" is a place where you *can* trust. Something that must be frightening, haunting, to someone so scarred.

    Male - "My blood is cold as ice
    Or so I have been told"

    Female - "Show no emotion, and it can destroy your soul"

    Male - "Another sacrifie, to a tormentor
    Your world wouldn't understand
    Turn away again"

    Female - "You're angered, so am I
    A thousand fires burn"

    And he loses it at about THIS point, yelling back at her, trying to make her understand.

    Male - "A land of darkness, from which I cannot return
    You're aching, so will I
    When I awake and
    Discover that I've been damaged by your

    World, dishonored by your world
    Your world, I'm haunted by your world"

    The female's managed to stop him for a few moments. He's lost his rough yet composed shell, perhaps she can get through to him.

    Female - "Never will I be welcome amongst the heartless
    Monsters you surround yourself with
    Feeding off the pain and misfortune of others
    A maniacal breed of sub-human parasites
    Thrown into a feeding frenzy with the smell
    Of fresh blood
    Open your eyes and see the creatures
    For what they are
    A swirling mass of hatred and envy
    Don't be naive enough to think you're unaffected
    The conversion has already begun"

    And... well... like a tiny crack in the man's armor, he shows just a glimmer of what he's feeling. His fear.

    Male - "You're frightened, so am I
    A world of demons wait
    Watching our movements
    And filling my heart with hate"

    Ever had someone love you so much they'd follow you into Hell?

    Female - "You're burning, so will I
    When I awake to discover how I've been
    Ravaged by your

    World, dishonored by your world
    Your world, I'm haunted by your world"



    Yea, ridiculous, but this is honestly about what goes through my head every time I hear the song.
    ZetaOmegaon March 25, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation I kinda figure the song is about someone who's finally found a kind person who honestly cares about them, but life has already beaten them down to the point were they either think they are unworthy of compassion, or simply just don't know how to handle it.
    After all the main part of the song is carrying on about how he's a cold broken cynical wreck of a human being, and the chorus is telling her to walk away, and how she can't possible under stand the way he sees the world.
    Of coarse when someone gets beat down that far, they tend to avoid any human contact, so this song could apply to any kind of relationship wither it be a lover, or just a concerned friend.
    kyriss12on December 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the best songs on the Album!
    Deceiver91on June 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFUCKING LOVE THIS SONG.

    D14L
    coolf1r3on June 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song is about someone you know who has been completely damaged and hurt by the world. And you're trying to reach out to them but they won't listen. I know this girl, who was at one point so deep into drugs, and she has just been broken by the world around her, she barely even seems human sometimes. This song makes me think of her and the sharing of the same pain by two people.
    atreyudisturbed1on August 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that paragraph of monologue "You might be welcome... the conversion has already begun" is about the media; I mean it sounds as if it is being broadcast and the person is there in the room, hearing the guy in the studio and then half a second later on the screen, and then on the last line (The conversion has already begun) it is a single voice, so perhaps he himself has been converted into the crowd, almost telling her that she did this to him and that she won't escape the "conversion"
    learningtolistenon April 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAccording to vocalist David Draiman, the song's meaning speaks about his experiences in L.A. and what it made him feel like. Kind of like being surrounded by a world of social vampires who aren't happy unless they know you're miserable.
    FloridaGuyon October 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationTaken literally, the song is about a creature from out of this world who has been abused in this world. The beings of our world see him as a heartless monster, and he sees the same about us.

    Since this song is supposed to be about LA, it's about Draiman feeling like such an alien in LA.
    Ganondoxon July 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics Corrections, its "No medication can CURE what has taken hold."
    I also think it's "YOUR conversion has already begun." and the next line should be
    "You're frightened, so am I."
    nhlrox88on June 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like he's criticizing someone who gave in to pain and pressure while he was also undergoing some stress or whatever but he kept it together. I dunno. I suck at this. Just my interpretation
    Act 20on June 04, 2008   Link

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