"Watered Down" as written by Robert Mccracken, Daniel Whitesides, Quinn Allman and Jeph Howard....
In my eyes
Course and jaded
It's no surprise
The lights have faded
I always walk away
You'll always hear me say
I don't need this
I've been given such a gift
Shame to take advantage of it
Watch it, wasting leaves you wanting more
Be careful what you're wishing for

Nothing that I can hold on to
With my broken hands
Not thinking that I should anyway
So I leave holding nothing
Don't care what you say
Cause it makes no difference if I throw it away
Yeah, it makes no difference if I throw it away

Now my days are feeling numbered
This sad cliche I'm hiding under
This spider web of dreams
I'm stuck here as it seems to be breaking
Shining brighter than you burn
Something that I would never learn
I could never lay this curse on you
Cursing the days where there's

Nothing that I can hold on to
With my broken hands
Not thinking that I should anyway
So I leave holding nothing
Don't care what you say
Cause it makes no difference if I throw it away
Cause it makes no difference
Yeah, it makes no difference if I throw it away
It makes no difference
It makes no difference if I throw it away
Makes no difference if I throw it away
Throw it away
Throw it away

It all just ends up tasting watered down
(Instead of being so complicated)
And everyone has found an easy way out, an easy way out
It all just ends up tasting watered down
(Instead of being so complicated)
And everyone has found an easy way out, an easy way out

Nothing that I can hold on to
With my broken hands
Not thinking that I should anyway
So I leave holding nothing
Don't care what you say
Cause it makes no difference if I throw it away
Cause it makes no difference
Yeah, it makes no difference if I throw it away
It makes no difference
It makes no difference if I throw it away
Yeah, it makes no difference if I throw it away
Throw it away
Throw it away

Get outta town by Sunday
I say if they don't get outta town
We kill the men
We kill the women
We kill the children
We kill the babies
We kill the blind
We kill the crippled
We kill the crazy


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"Watered Down" as written by Jeph Howard Quinn Allman

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    General CommentWrong. These are closer.

    In my eyes, coarse and jaded.
    It's no surprise the lights have faded.
    I always walk away.
    You'll always hear me say "I don't need this."

    I've been given such a gift.
    Shame to take advantage of it.
    Wanted wasting leaves you wanting more.
    Be careful what you're wishing for.

    Nothing that I can hold onto with my broken hands.
    I'm not thinking that I should anyway.
    So I leave holding nothing. Don't care what you say.
    'Cause it makes no difference if I throw it away.
    Yeah, it makes no difference if I throw it away.

    Now my days are feeling numbered.
    The sad cliche I'm hiding under.
    This spiderweb of dreams,
    I'm stuck here as it seems to be breaking.

    Shining brighter than you burn.
    Something that I would never learn.
    I could never lay this curse on you, cursing the days where there's

    Nothing that I can hold onto with my broken hands.
    I'm not thinking that I should anyway.
    So I leave holding nothing. Don't care what you say.
    'Cause it makes no difference if I throw it away.

    'Cause it makes no difference.
    Yeah, it makes no difference if I throw it away.
    It makes no difference.
    It makes no difference if I throw it away.
    Makes no difference if I throw it away.

    It all just ends up tasting watered down.
    It's never been so complicated.
    And everyone has found an easy way out, an easy way out.

    Nothing that I can hold onto with my broken hands.
    I'm not thinking that I should anyway.
    So I leave holding nothing. Don't care what you say.
    'Cause it makes no difference if I throw it away.
    Yeah, it makes no difference if I throw it away.

    BryanMacon July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about their falling out with their management/John Feldmann and how Bert felt about the entire situation.
    BryanMacon July 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe. but if you notice at the ending, theres a separate excerpt from a speech made by Khalid Abdul
    Mohammad..'to get out of town by sundown. I say if they don’t get out of town, we kill the men, we kill the women, we kill the children, we kill the babies, we kill the blind, we kill the cripple, we kill the crazy'
    DreamersDiseaseon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdidn't think that the used would ever involve some form of politics in their lyrics. they suprise every time lol. but it's a good song nonetheless.
    DreamersDiseaseon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsorry to post for the third consecutive fken time. i know >___< it’s really annoying. But I’ve come to a divine revealation as to it’s meaning. Not really but here I go. I think it’s either a jibe at Khalid Abdul Mohammad or the use of the excerpt at the end is to create a parallel to Bert’s own situation somehow.

    if it's a political message. it might be suggestng how those who begin in poitics with apirations and hopes of creating a better world they live in, their purpose as politicians or public servants were clear, with good intentions of serving on the behalf of their citizens own beliefs and rights. but they get "jaded" and "closed" off with their own opinions, ambitions, agendas and ideals on what they think is the correct action to take, no longer serving the best interests of the general population. they turn corrupt and exploit the powers of their position. other peoples' opinions and feelings no longer influence their decisions or way of life.


    "Now my days
    Are feeling numbered
    The sad cliche
    I'm hiding
    under this spiderweb of dreams
    I'm stuck here as it seems to be breaking"

    their ideals or the dream of their purpose is no longer a grounded concept. the dream/ideal is dying. making them turn into denial ("i'm hiding") and keep chasing after false promises and hopes ("under this spiderweb of dreams".


    DreamersDiseaseon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYou missed a whole part:

    "It all just ends up tasting watered down
    (It's never been so complicated)
    And everyone has found an easy way out
    An easy way out
    It all just ends up tasting watered down
    (It's never been so complicated
    And everyone has found an easy way out
    An easy way out

    Nothing that I can't
    Hold onto my broken hands
    I'm not thinking that I should anyway
    So I
    Leave holding nothing
    Don't care what you say

    Cause it makes no difference if I throw it away
    Cause it makes no difference
    Yeah it makes no difference if I throw it away
    It makes no difference
    It makes no difference if I throw it away
    Yeah it makes no difference if I throw it away"
    imnotalivexon October 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Bert's career as a singer, and how in his early days he ruined his voice. I think that the song is designed to not mention it blatantly, but hide it within the song. Watered down, meaning less powerful. "Nothing that I can hold on to with my broken hands" hands referring to his singing and "holding on" as in he's going to do it anyway, because it's his life. I think "don't care what you say, cuz it makes no difference if I throw it away" is a smack in the face to the people who say he can't sing anymore (which he can). Kind of like he's giving them a big fuck you, and he's going to do what he wants to. To me, "makes no difference if I throw it away" is kind of like sarcasm, like if you were in a fight and someone tells you they're going to kick your ass, and then your all like "I don't give a shit, do it."
    chadster40on October 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSorry if this bugs everyone (I know people who think a lot of their songs are about relationships bother me) but I think it could be interpreted as he's never able to hold on to a relationship.

    In my eyes
    Closed and jaded
    It's no surprise
    The lights have faded

    (The lights have faded, as in, the sparks are gone and it's starting to look kind of dim.)

    I always walk away

    (He's always the one to walk away in the relationship because he knows it won't work out.)

    You'll always hear me say

    I don't need this

    (When they're threatening to leave each other, he doesn't have to stand and here her insult him, it's not going to work out anyway, so why fight about it?)

    I've been given such a gift
    Shame to take advantage of it

    (the gift being either 1. the fact none of his relationships work out, and taking advantage of that (getting women just to sleep with them, without the commitment) would be wrong OR 2. the gift is his girlfriend and he knows it's going to end one day and knows it would be wrong to try and fall in love with her and end up breaking both of their hearts)

    What did wasting lead to wanting more

    (Wasting a relationship makes him want another, maybe another chance to make it last.)

    Be careful what you're wishing for

    (If he wishes for a lasting relationship, he might find out that it's probably better that he just stay in relationships that won't work)

    Nothing that I can't
    Hold onto my broken hands

    (Can't hold on to a relationship.)

    I'm not thinking that I should anyway

    (Obviously if he can't, that may be a sing that he just wasn't meant to and that it's for the better.)

    So I
    Don't care what you say

    (He doesn't care what she says [kinda vague] because one day she'll be gone and won't matter.)

    Cause it makes no difference if I throw it away
    Yeah it makes no difference if I throw it away

    (It doesn't matter if he decides to walk away now, just because he knows it won't work, instead of waiting and letting the relationship naturally dissipate, because he'll leave one day anyway.)


    Now my days
    Are feeling numbered

    (He can tell the end of the relationship is coming near.)

    The sad cliche
    I'm hiding

    (Hoping that maybe he'll find 'the one' [which is cliche] and sad because he knows there a slim to none chance.)

    under this spiderweb of dreams
    I'm stuck here as it seems to be breaking

    (His dreams of finding 'the one' are being ruined and he can't do anything, because it will end with or without his help.)


    Shining brighter than you were
    Something that I would never learn
    I could never lay this curse on you
    Cursing the days when there's

    (He would never learn to stop trying to fall in love, and he feels bad for putting part of the curse on the girls who fall in love with him, only to be left in the end.)

    Nothing that I can't
    Hold onto with my broken hands
    I'm not thinking that I should anyway
    So I
    Don't care what you say
    Cause it makes no difference if I throw it away
    Cause it makes no difference if I throw it away
    Yeah it makes no difference if I throw it away


    Yup. That's most definitely not what it's about, but I think music is taking into your own interpretation and applying it to your own life/situation, so it's just one way to do that.
    Aliveandbelievingon September 25, 2010   Link

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