"Pride" as written by and John Andrew Hull....
Finally I felt the calming breeze
Stepping out to watch the final scene.
After all it?s you, my pride, and me.
I can speak whatever I can speak.
You see.

Now I found the way to meet the means.
Faker face to make the kingdom clean.
After all it?s me, the king, and the beast.
Whatever? whatever? I can?t speak
A thing.

How can I explain my winded feet?
Cut them off in 2nd Mark it seems.
Cut me off before I start to see.
But I can cry as long as my deceit.
You see?
Me.
See.
Me.
Me. Me. Me.

Sound. I?m a dead neck, what a habit, so I?ll dig it up and bury it in
Ground. What broke head, I think I?m dyin?, I need another one to incubate the
Sound. What broke head, what a habit, I need another and another one
The Ground. What a dead head, I think I?m dyin?, I think I?m dyin? for another one
The Sound. What a broke neck, what a lion, I need another and another one
The Sound. What a cheap trick, what a habit, what a habit when I need it yeah
The Sound. What a dead neck, what a lion, I need another and another one
The Sound. What a cheap trick, what a habit, I think I?m dyin? for
The Sound. What a dead neck, what a habit, I think I?ll dig up and bury it in
Ground. What a broke head, I think I?m dyin?, I think dyin?.


Lyrics submitted by hobomclacey, edited by rodz91, Amanda87

"Pride" as written by John Andrew Hull

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Pride song meanings
Add your thoughts

13 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentTo me this song is about addiction. The first verse is just after he got his fix and he feels good again but his pride won't let him admit he has a problem.
    The second verse talks about him faking like he's alright so nobody suspects anything. "Me the king and the beast" Means the only people that know are him, God and the Devil. He knows God doesn't approve of his actions but he just says "Whatever, whatever"
    The Third verse is him having to explain to his friends all the problems his addiction has caused him without admitting he's addicted. They realize he has a problem and cut him off.

    The last few verses are what really drive the point home.
    He uses a lot of things as metaphors for his addiction. The first one is sound. He mentions his habit and then says he's going to "bury it in the ground" meaning he's going to free himself from his addiction. He says it's killing him, but he needs more to "incubate the sound" or make him feel good. Broke head just means the fuzzy thinking that he gets from his addiction. The song ends by repeating the same lines about habits, the fact that it's killing him, how he's trying to stop, and how he's not doing a very good job because he still needs more
    krikitarmyon May 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn my opinion this song is by far the best on "Mean Everything To Nothing"
    Not exactly what it's meaning is, which is kind of comforting.
    It leaves me with a lot of emotion and hype especially after the last line.
    parkermunsonon April 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI definitely agree with krikitarmy, Andy Hull has expressed contempt for his addiction to cigs. If you apply these lyrics to smoking cigarettes, it starts to make sense, "I think i'm dying for another one", I don't know, and that's the only connection I can make. It could also be about alcohol, but for some reason i doubt it.
    PatrickGudmundsonon June 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's:

    "Finally, I felt the calming breeze."


    "How can I explain my wounded feet?"


    "But I can cry as long as money is seen."


    sayhuhon April 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it may be "we cut them off in second mark it seems"

    referencing the bible
    fork28zon April 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with parkermunson.

    This song is definitely my favourite off the album, and the ending is so good. :)
    AllChokedUpon April 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, the lyric booklet says its, "We cut them off in second market scenes,
    You cut me off before I start to sing" and then, "Sound, I'm a dead neck. What a habit"
    AllChokedUpon April 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat the hell does "dead neck" mean? >_>
    buttonmanon May 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFake a face to make the kingdom clean*

    Whatever whatever i can't speak
    A thing*

    We cut them off in second market scenes
    They cut me off before i start to sing*

    But i can cry as long as money's seen
    You see*
    namyrameon May 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's pretty obvious this is about more than one thing. I was reluctant to take it at first, but I think I agree, that in part this song is about cigarette addiction. IT also seems to be vastly personal interpretations of the way he views himself and his art, sound, music. It is one way he can communicate what he feels, maybe words are not enough, he sings. Too in the following:

    After all its you, my pride, and me
    I can't speak whatever I can speak
    You see

    And also:
    After all its me and the king and the the beast
    Whatever Whatever I can't speak
    I sing

    He seems to be hinting at being at struggle with some force he views as part of him.
    Then this is wound with the fact he has a beastly need to use cigarettes, to use music, and appease his beast in the lines following:
    I think i'm dying for another one
    The sound what a broke neck
    What a lion
    I need another and another one
    The sound what cheap trick
    What a habit, what a habit when I need it yeah
    The sound what a dead neck
    What a lion
    I need another and another one
    The sound
    What a cheap trick

    Too, I think he feels it is somewhat destroying him, and he feels guilt about it. But he continues on. He has pride in his body, that he can resist the effects of his addiction. He has pride in his music, the sound which fixes something in him something he is then dependent on much like cigarettes. Music, money, and all of it become a vicious cycle. He has pride that it won't effect him. He realizes that this is an unlogical view, and so it tears him up. So then he begins to feel guilty, and feels he's less than he can be. He sees some visage of hitting the ground, dead pose awkward with a dead neck. His head is broken, his thought is broken. The beast enslaves him. He even thinks he might not be good (at music in general), but he 'can keep crying as long as the money is seen'.
    EphemeralArcson August 23, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain