"Disturbia" as written by Brian Kennedy Seals, Christopher Maurice Brown, Andre Darrell Merritt and Robert L. Allen....
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum

No more gas in the red
Can't even get it started
Nothing heard, nothing said
Can't even speak about it
All my life on my head
Don't want to think about it
Feels like I'm going insane
Yeah

It's a thief in the night
To come and grab you
It can creep up inside you
And consume you
A disease of the mind
It can control you
It's too close for comfort

[Chorus]
Throw on your break lights
We're in the city of wonder
Ain't gonna play nice
Watch out, you might just go under
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must falter be wise
Your mind is in Disturbia
It's like the darkness is the light
Disturbia
Am I scaring you tonight
Your mind is in Disturbia
Ain't used to what you like
Disturbia
Disturbia

Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum

Faded pictures on the wall
It's like they talkin' to me
Disconnectin' your call
Your phone don't even ring
I gotta get out
Or figure this shit out
It's too close for comfort

It's a thief in the night
To come and grab you
It can creep up inside you
And consume you
A disease of the mind
It can control you
I feel like a monster

[Chorus]

Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum

Release me from this curse I'm in
I've been trying to maintain
But I'm struggling
You can't go, go, go
I think I'm going to oh, oh, oh

[Chorus]

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"Disturbia" as written by Rob Allen, Chris Brown, Andre Merritt, Brian Seals

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  • +3
    General CommentI think it's a warning to those who want to be in the entertainment business, that things can make you change:
    "It's a thief in the night, to come and grab you"

    and the good things(fame) aren't what they seem:
    "It's like the darkness is the light".

    And also about not letting yourself change:
    "Watch out, you might just go under
    Better think twice
    Your train of thought will be altered
    So if you must faulter be wise "

    And she sings about being careful, to turn on the break:
    "Throw on your break lights, it's the city of wonder" And the city of wonder might mean Hollywood..

    That's what I think anyway, but I think this song has many meanings, and it means different things to different people..
    shopaholicon June 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about a break up. She's upset & can't stop thinking about it.

    "Faded pictures on the wall
    It's like they talkin' to me
    Disconnectin' your call
    Your phone don't even ring
    I gotta get out
    Or figure this shit out
    It's too close for comfort "

    "Release me from this curse
    I'm trying to remain tame
    But I'm struggling
    You can't go, go, go
    I think I'm going to oh, oh, oh"
    pila123on June 13, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me this song represents being controlled or dangerously obsessed by something. I feel this way with my storylines, since I'm a writer. Most of them are horrors and when I get an idea, I feel trapped and suffocated in my mind for however long I keep the story going. Sometimes the feeling never leaves. I'm pretty much a wreck by now, haha, and most of the time my mind is just in a controlled and disturbed state.

    Which is why I really like this song. It means a lot to me.
    X643on November 29, 2008   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningInteresting opinions about the meaning. I personally see it (because of the video) that *one* of the meanings of the song is related to the deep, dark thoughts and fears in the recesses of our minds. Those disturbing thoughts that can creep up out of seemingly nowhere and really torment a person; in extreme cases to taking reckless or dangerous actions. Mostly though we all have such thoughts that might come up in the nights for example and rob us of our peace and comfort. Taking it all more metaphorically it's about both possession and also controlling oneself. It's about those disturbing ideas that we think we'd like to act upon, and also about rational and irrational fears that possess us.
    sandy90on January 06, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment...This is sometimes how it feels to be bipolar 1. At least from my personal experience. Even with mood stabilizing meds, the breakthrough gives this emotional state of mind. It is a very unsettling.. aggitated, insane, paranoid, distorted, and are very confusing emotions to experience. Reality becomes something extremely distant and almost unobtainable. And yes, it would be interesting to hear the insight of the artist.
    xXxXdisturbiaXxXxon June 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about the apocalypse.

    "for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night." - 1 Thessalonians 5:2

    "God is a consuming fire." - Hebrews 12:29

    "For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness." - 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
    undercurrenton June 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy take on this song is kinda different..
    ----------------

    "What's wrong with me?
    Why do I feel like this?
    I'm going crazy now"
    ^ she took some sort of drug. lol. seriously.


    "No more gas in the rig
    Can't even get it started"
    ^ she wants to escape or stop from what shes doing, but she cant. her 'car' cant start because it has no gas.


    "Nothing heard, nothing said
    Can't even speak about it"
    ^ she doesn't tell anybody and no one asks her about it all


    "Out my life out my head
    Don't want to think about it
    Feels like I'm going insane"
    ^ going crazy because its making her something she doesnt want to be


    "It's a thief in the night
    To come and grab you"
    ^ the 'addiction' will unexpectadly take hold and doesn't give you a chance


    "It can creep up inside you
    And consume you
    A disease of the mind
    It can control you
    It's too close for comfort"
    ^ pretty self explanatory with what i'm going on about


    "Put on your *BRAKE* lights
    We're in the city of wonder"
    ^ shes trying to enjoy herself now (while on the drug). you BRAKE with your CAR BRAKES in a city to either slow down or enjoy the scenary. i hate that all these lyrics have the misspelling.


    "Ain't gonna play nice
    Watch out, you might just go under"
    ^ you could get carried away in the other world


    "Better think twice
    Your train of thought will be altered"
    ^ don't lose yourself in the experience or else you'll change who you are


    "So if you must faulter be wise
    Your mind is in disturbia"
    ^ be careful, but if its too late, you're in disturbia..


    "It's like the darkness is the light"
    ^ things obviously aren't normal if darkness is the light..


    "Am I scaring you tonight
    Ain't used to what you like"
    ^ almost PROVING this is not about your normal relationship or depression. its something more, of course you don't want to hear its about a drug addiction or abuse


    "Faded pictures on the wall
    It's like they talkin' to me"
    ^ tripping out lol pictures on the wall talking to you? come on.. gotta be..


    "Disconnectin' phone calls
    The phone don't even ring
    I gotta get out
    Or figure this shit out
    It's too close for comfort"
    ^ she cannot call anyone or get any help from anyone she knows, shes stuck where she is and has to help herself..


    I feel like a monster
    ^ she feels like something she doesn't want to be.. not herself at all


    "Release me from this curse I'm in
    Trying to remain tame
    But I'm struggling"
    ^ crying out for help for the last time, she cant do it on her own


    "If you can go, go, go"
    ^ saying to get away while you still can, without losing yourself


    "I think I'm going to oh, oh, oh"
    ^ she knows that she's going to lose it now.. hence going to the "brake lights part"

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    yup. think outside the box people. depression and relationships? come on. lol.. just joking.
    jobroon July 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry this is long. It's worth reading. I promise you.
    I'm SURE this is it. Sleep paralysis. You guys have suggested insanity/panic attack. Sleep paralysis is when the mind is half asleep and half awake. You can see all the dream image but you are still awake. Here, I'll explain my view of the lyrics-
    Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum (What's wrong with me?)
    Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum (Why do I feel like this?)
    Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum (I'm going crazy now)
    Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum

    No more gas in the rig
    Can't even get it started(You can't move at all in sleep paralysis, SP from now on. Your body is completely paralyzed.)
    Nothing heard, nothing said
    Can't even speak about it(Because you can't move in SP you can't speak. Your mind may also block out noises so you don't hear any 'real' sounds.)
    All my life on my head
    Don't want to think about it
    Feels like I'm going insane(After SP you feel crazy and whatnot, wondering why all this happened.)
    Yeah

    It's a thief in the night
    To come and grab you(This is what got me. Most people report a presence in the room. It's mostly evil. To some people it's the grim reaper or devils, to others it's thieves/rapists/murderers)
    It can creep up inside you
    And consume you
    A disease of the mind
    It can control you
    It's too close for comfort(It's really creepy. And I mean REALLY F**&EN CREEPY)

    Throw on your break lights
    We're in the city of wonder
    Ain't gonna play nice(You can hallucinate during it, hence, city of wonder.)
    Watch out, you might just go under(I might just be thinking too literally here, but some people also report feeling like they're being pulled under their bed.)
    Better think twice
    Your train of thought will be altered
    So if you must faulter be wise
    Your mind is in disturbia(AKA, SP :P)
    It's like the darkness is the light(you may hallucinate as if it was light)
    Disturbia
    Am I scaring you tonight(and she scared the s#*t outta me.)
    Your mind is in disturbia
    Ain't used to what you like
    Disturbia
    Disturbia

    Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
    Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
    Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
    Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum

    Faded pictures on the wall
    It's like they talkin' to me(Every time I went into SP there where 'faded' pictures on every surface.)
    Disconnectin' your call
    Your phone don't even ring
    I gotta get out
    Or figure this shit out(If it happens to you trust you WILL want out.)
    It's too close for comfort

    -------

    Release me from this curse
    I'm trying to remain tame
    But I'm struggling(SP is often described as though something has put a curse on you so you can't move. Waiting through it doing nothing is how to get through it, though every time it has happened to me I ended up struggling like all hell to get out)

    The first time I heard this song was on the same day I had another bout of SP. I was staying up listening to music cus I was scared to go to sleep. It really did scare the living cr#p outta me. Enough to make an account here just to post this. I'm not gonna sleep tonight :P
    terra_wahon August 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell I am trying to get out of a relationship with a man who is Bi polar, delusional, seemingly schitzo, and this song fits the situation and my mind frame perfectly.

    His obsession with me, and my caring for him which has turned into an obsession, all came out and took over my life, like a thief in the night. My life was turned upside down. He is passionate, intense, paranoid, and downright scary and violent sometimes. The things I have been through in the past week are worse than things I have seen in movies.

    It's like a drug, and I am going crazy. I am changing and scaring myself. My mind is in disturbia. The worst part is knowing something must be wrong with me to connect so tightly to someone like him. I am scary, like a monster!

    I think the song is about falling in love with a pyschopath, and losing your mind trying to get out.
    lola bon September 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's just about madness, about that feeling you get when your panicing, and everything seems to be going crazy and it's like everythings freaking out. kinda like a tim burton film.
    loubylouxxon October 21, 2008   Link

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