"Do What You Do" as written by Shaant Timothy Hacikyan, Jeffrey Martin Czum, Tom Falcone, Fernando Cimato, Dave Melillo and John Feldman....
Lips bleed from the rings,
All these little bruises, the little things,
That provoke the segregation.
Lead the separation.
Cage and clip the wings.
Little noises, the little screams,
That stop the operation.
Conscious amputation.

[Chorus]
Just do what you do,
What you do, what you did to me.
Now I'm stuck in between a rock and nowhere,
With nothing,
With no one.
Just do what you do,
What you do, what you've done to me.
Draw the chalk line around the scene, it's over,
Now it's all over.

Like a heart that's lost it's beat.
A little boy, that softly weeps,
Overwhelmed with emotion,
Views burns through explosion.
Lost the forest through the trees
Little whispers, the little dreams,
That sparked the recollection.
Constant suffocation.

[Chorus]

I can feel my life is changing,
Changing.
I can feel my heart is jaded,
Jaded.

Left the sticks,
Left the stones,
Words don't hurt,
Mend the bones.
I can feel my life is changing.

[Chorus]

Erase the past and leave the pain,
Cleanse the wounds and forget the name.
Lost the will, ran far away,
So it's all over.

Spread the ash and fill the grave,
Lost the tongue and make my way.
Do what you do and go away,
Now it's all over.


Lyrics submitted by dtjester72

"Do What You Do" as written by Greg Tribbett Chad L. Gray

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  • +2
    My Interpretation"Lips bleed from the rings, All these little bruises, The little things, that provoke the segregation, Lead the separation"

    Bleeding and bruising is signs of hurt and abuse. When this occurs its provkes differences between them and leads to them wanting to separate. This could be mental or physical anguish.

    "Just do what you do, What you do, What you did to me"
    Just continue on doing what you always do to others.

    "Now I'm stuck in between your rock and nowhere, With nothing, With no one"
    He's been dumped and feels in an awkward situation.

    "Draw the chalk line around the scene it's over, Now it's all over."
    In effect stating "you're dead to me".

    "Like a heart that's lost its beat, A little boy, that softly weeps.
    "Overwhelmed with emotion, Views burns through explosion"
    He's now feeling lonely and upset.

    "That sparked the recollection, Constant suffocation"
    and is now reminded of what things used to be like, and feels like he is constantly choked.

    "I can feel my life is changing, I can feel my heart is jaded
    Left the sticks, Left the stones, Words don't hurt, Mend the bones
    I can feel my life is changing"
    After all is said and done he is getting on with life. Sticks and stones won't break his bones, word's won't hurt him.

    "Erase the past and leave the pain, Cleanse the wounds and forget the name
    Lost the will, Ran far away"
    Leave everything, move on, and forget the past.

    IN SUMMARY:
    Someone has been in a relationship where the other party has caused constant fights and created differences between them have lead to the other party calling things off.

    He's angry and having a shot back telling her she'll do the same thing to someone else.

    Theres a period of reflection about what has been lost from the relationship, and finally the realisation all is not lost, and getting on with his life.
    mitch01on January 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentnow i might be wrong but i think that its about the government. the fact that he talks about segregation and seperationn - thats where this countrys headed. i believe the album was titled "The New Game" because of the election and basically what moron was going to have their fun and play their little game with us.
    SalivaFanon February 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd like to add a lyrical correction.

    SM has it as:
    Just do what you do
    What you do
    What you've done to me
    If I'd of just turned right around and seen it's over
    Now it's all over

    What Chad's really saying is:
    Just do what you do
    What you do
    What you've done to me
    Draw the chalk line around the scene it's over
    Now it's all over.
    filth-you-createon October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like a relationship that went bad, or never even started but the person got turned down and he is pissed off and is saying it dont hurt and how he is changing and just dont care and wants to erase the past cause its over.
    Seproughon September 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOooh

    It's a song about a simple sentiment

    ''I'm fucked, You fucked me over, I'm leaving''

    Not difficult
    castooon October 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrection adds an entire new meaning, huh? The song is great btw, I'm lloking forward to this album.
    filth-you-createon October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you can't accept the new Mudvayne then you really aren't too big of a fan.

    The song most likely is about how two people were in a relationship and just ended by the little things that happened/didn't happen between them.

    Then one just drops the act and says it's over, leaving the other one alone to cope with the loss...or something I don't know. Suggestions?
    Misanthroperofhateon January 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song, I connect with it all the way and mitch01 gave an awesome review, I fully agree!
    computer41on February 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike a heart that's lost its beat
    A little boy, that softly weeps
    Overwhelmed with emotion
    Views burns through explosion

    Should be

    Like a heart that's lost its beat
    A little boy, that softly weeps
    Overwhelmed with emotion
    Fuse burns to explosion

    p.s. to Ceejinator9999 sorry for posting this as a reply twice rookie mistake but I don't agree with your feelings on "The New Game" did you know they made the album not long after "Lost and Found" but sat on it for like two and a half years
    Keldrifon April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a bad relationship and she hurt him bad and he is just saying "do what you do what you do what you did to me" that is plain and simple
    duttonon April 16, 2010   Link

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