You know!
You hear those cries of anguish each time that you face the mirror.
And those deafening voices blames me.
But that's more than I'm trying to hear.
So let the pain revive you.
Never let me get inside you.

Never... Again.
Let's just oppress this demon within, the abyss is a friend.
You breathe deceit.
And I'm surprised I still stand on my feet.
You know that I live, I breathe hate.
Our days were agony and therefore so tragically.
There was satisfaction, hate fucking in apathy.

So fucking tell me
Were there days when things were so much better,
before you were such a self loathing hateful bitch?
Recognize the hell that you're spewing forth.
What we might have shared is nothing anymore.
What you said to me was never meant to be

Never.... Again
Let's just oppress this demon within, the abyss is a friend.
You breathe deceit.
And I'm surprised I still stand on my feet.
You know that I live, I breathe hate.
Our days were agony and therefore so tragically.
There was satisfaction, hate fucking in apathy.

Never...Again


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  • +1
    My InterpretationGiven the nature of what ASP is about I think this song is more likely meant to be speaking against America as an oppressor although it is written in a way that can be easily interpreted as being about a relationship gone awry. Makes more sense to me this way especially seeing as the CD art has the statue of liberty standing behind a bullet plagued earth holding pistols and this is one of the CD's main songs.

    Here's a bit of my interpretation:
    "you hear those cries of anguish
    each time
    that you face the mirror"
    - Saying that America (government) hears cries of anguish from people they are oppressing/killing.

    "and those deafening voices blames me
    but that's more
    than I'm trying to hear"
    - People around the world are pointing to America as a bully/world police (maybe an understatement) but our government doesn't listen (George Bush is a great example).


    "Never...again.
    lets just oppress this
    demon within
    the abyss is a friend"
    - Americas government used to listen to its people (freedom of speech), instead now it oppresses them (silences their voice). To the american government, the outspoken (anti-government control) citizens are like a "demon within" itself. By silencing them they create an abyss that they don't have to deal with.

    "you breathe deceit
    and I'm surprised i still stand on my feet
    you know that
    i live
    i breathe
    hate"
    - I believe he is saying that the government is deceitful, completely looking out for the wants of the rich/powerful and disregarding the needs of the lower class. They cover everything up (Weapons of Mass Destruction) so on so forth.
    Eddie (ASP vocals) or whoever the point of view is coming from is surprised that he has even been able to speak against the government for this long without being locked up.
    The government (and possibly Eddie at this point due to the tyranny of the government) live a hateful existence.

    "So fucking
    tell me
    were there days when things were so much better?
    before
    you were such a self loathing hateful bitch."
    - Here I think he is asking if there ever were times when America wasn't so oppressive/hateful/controlling towards its people and if so wtf happened to those times. When he says self-loathing hateful bitch it makes sense b/c often America is represented as a woman (Lady Liberty brandishing guns on the cover of their cd).

    "recognize the hell that you're spewing forth
    what we might have shared is nothing anymore
    what you said to me
    was never meant to be"
    - Telling the government to recognize the hell/carnage they are causing worldwide and on our own people. What we might have shared is nothing anymore is exemplary of the promise our forefathers started out with in our constitution being destroyed by our current government.

    - What you said to me was never meant to be again I think is referring to our forefathers promising a life of freedom and it all turning out to be a lie.

    My favorite hardcore band for sure, just saw them at Liskfest. Got a chance to meet Eddie and Ben and they are straight up very awesome guys.
    cchamberlainon September 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo this song is fucking awesome. Their new album is going to pwn!!

    Anywho, I think this song is about a relationship. One of them (the person he is singing out) seems to have problems within themselves. The other person is pretty much saying "lets just oppress this demon within" meaning don't let whatever it is inside you take you over. However, the "demon" or "pain" within seems to come out from time to time and thrashs upon the other person in the relationship.

    The person who gets thrashed upon is starting to realize that it isn't worth it perhaps and is finally saying something maybe?? Idk haha. Seems like the past is finally creeping up on him. Remembering all the things she did to him. Hating her, saying that there were just those days where everything was fine and then BAM she explodes on him or something??

    He is sick of it now and what they had is nothing anymore..."never again".

    This is my first time doing this so I'm prolly wrong haha. O well still a fucking WICKED kickass song!!!
    mrhandon July 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wonder if the lyrics are based on real life. Whoever wrote these really holds a crudge against some ex-girlfriend or something. Most of the lyrics on the last few albums have been about hating someone specific...
    Christ_is_King!on August 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe arpeggiated guitar chords sound like something from Mega Man.

    Dark, raw, and awesome.
    r_bloodworthon November 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNahhhhhhh, you're all wrong. She's singing about herself. And with that, it's time to say goodnight before I debowl someone verbally.
    rolypolywoofwoofon December 02, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentvery good interpret i would say both but w/e fits your own book
    Ibanezbass89on January 21, 2010   Link

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