"Sound of Madness" as written by Brent Smith and Dave Bassett....
Yeah, I get it you're an outcast
Always under attack always coming in last
Bringing up the past no one owes you anything
I think you need a shotgun blast a kick in the ass
So paranoid
Watch your back!

Hola, here we go

Another lose cannon, gone bi-polar
Slipped down, couldn't get much lower
Quicksand's got no sense of humor
I'm still laughing like hell
You think that the cryin' to me
Looking so sorry that I'm gonna believe
You've been infected by a social disease
Well, then take your medicine

I created the sound of madness
Wrote the book on pain
Somehow I'm still here to explain
That the darkest hour never comes in the night
You can sleep with a gun
When you gonna wake up and fight?

I'm so sick of this tombstone mentality
If there's an afterlife then it'll set you free
But I'm not gonna part the seas
You're a self-fulfilling prophecy
You think that cryin' to me
Looking so sorry that I'm gonna believe
You've been infected by a social disease
Well, then take your medicine

I created the sound of madness
Wrote the book on pain somehow I'm still here to explain
That the darkest hour never comes in the night
You can sleep with a gun
When you gonna wake up and fight?

For yourself
I created the sound of madness wrote the book on pain
Somehow I'm still here to explain
That the darkest hour never comes in the night
You can sleep with a gun
When you gonna wake up and fight?

I created the sound of madness
Wrote the book on pain somehow I'm still here to explain
That the darkest hour never comes in the night
You can sleep with a gun
When you gonna wake up and fight?
For yourself?
When you gonna wake up and fight, for yourself?
When you gonna wake up and fight, for yourself?
When you gonna wake up and fight, for yourself?
For yourself?


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"Sound of Madness" as written by Brent Smith Dave Bassett

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    General CommentOK this is a really awesome song. It could have one true meaning but heres what i think so far. The character is like a father or mother figure, and they are yelling at their child because they think that he's making the wrong decision. Unlike the parent, he knows what he wants to do and is trying to show them that this is the right path. They think that he needs a "kick in the ass" that knocks some sense into him. This parent is obviously very mean, and thinks that its humorous that their child is in this stage of childhood where he thinks he's right and he knows everything, and he's ready for the world. They tell him that in life "Quicksand" its not gonna play with you its just gonna take you in and absorb you. And they're just sitting there watching them sink. They're saying "I told you so". They try to help but he's gone and pissed his life away ,and its too late to save him now.
    In the song the chorus could be the child telling his parents his view, but I'm not sure. His view would probably be that he's gonna leave soon but he's not sure why he hasn't already left yet. He's tired of preaching to his parents and has pretty much give up on them. Telling them that they have to quit relying on other people to fight their battles for them.He thinks that they don't know what they're talking about. He's saying he knows what the risk is, and he's prepared. He's gonna go through with it. The parent think that he is gonna grow out of it, but he's not. He's gonna continue and make it his profession.

    Basically he's a kid telling mommy that he's gonna be a songwriter when he grows up. The mom thinks its a stage, but it isn't. He's bound and determined that hes gonna do it. The mom has no support for his childish decision.
    upperman66on June 25, 2008   Link

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