"Sold My Soul" as written by Robert Mccracken, Daniel Whitesides, Quinn Allman and Jeph Howard....
I think about the worm that I've become,
Left blind from the brightness of your halo
No one shines like you do
My filthy mouth and broken words,
This small disease that leaves me crawling
Crawling to you

Crawl under ground for comfort,
Stay close to the deck for keep from falling
From falling

Sold my life to bring the rain, maybe to wash me clean
Sold my soul to stop the pain,
Hoping you'd set me free
All your pills, are you sane?
You never took it, lay it all on me
You can lay it all on me

I took every chance to lash my tongue,
You wear these scabs just like an angel
There's something about you
Whole rip of things I've done,
Seems like this disease is slowly spreading
Start running, what would you do?

I crawl under ground for comfort,
Stay out of my mind to keep from dying
From dying

Sold my life to bring the rain,
Maybe to wash me clean
Sold my soul to stop the pain,
Hoping you'd set me free
All your pills, are you sane?
You never took it, lay it all on me
You can lay it all on me

Could you forget that what I said?
And how I died inside my head
We're starting over, not pretending
That the best is dead
Under pain you feel you're old,
And times I should have known
Don't keep it inside, let it out and let it all on me

Sold my life to bring the rain,
Maybe to wash me clean
Sold my soul to stop the pain,
Hoping you'd set me free
All your pills, all the pain
You never took it, lay it all on me
You can lay it all on me


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"Sold My Soul" as written by Jeph Howard Quinn Allman

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    General CommentDrug addiction.
    BryanMacon July 21, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I think of the worm that I've become,
    Left blind from the brightness of your halo.
    No-one shines like you do."

    I think here he is talking about how after him and his girlfriend broke up, he is becoming a bad person or a "worm". That she made him a better person and ever since the break up, it has affected him so greatly that he is headed down the wrong path.


    "My filthy mouth and broken words.
    This small disease that leaves me crawling.
    Crawling to you."

    I think he is talking about how he wants her back but knows its not good for him to want her back and compares it to a disease. Because he keeps "crawling" back to her.

    "Crawl underground for comfort.
    Stay close to the dirt to keep me from falling,
    From falling."

    He hides his feelings because he doesn't want to get hurt by wearing his emotions on his sleeve admitting the fact that he wants her back so badly. The dirt could be the things he has done since the break up which he feels guilty for. Like for example, a break up happens, people tend to go on the rebound and have one night stands.

    "Sold my life to bring the rain,
    Maybe to wash me clean.
    Sold my soul to stop the pain,
    Hoping you'd set me free."

    You can see he wants her back because if he had that second chance with her, he'd feel free from his pain. He is at a point in life where the only think that makes him happy is this girl.It's obviously a pretty hard break up.

    "All your fear,
    All your shame,
    You know that you can lay it all on me.
    You can lay it all on me."

    He is saying that you can lay the mistakes all on him. All his mistakes and hers, he wants to accept all the blame. He wantrs to move on from the mistakes made in their relationship.

    "I took every chance to lash my tongue,
    You wore the scabs just like an angel;
    There's something about you."

    Through all the fighting and the break up, the girl was able to stand strong and not let it get to her. Although the break-up was hard, she still appears like an angel where nothing nothing can effect her.

    "Horrible things that I have done.
    Seems this disease is slowly spreading.
    Start running, what would you do?"

    Again, he regerets what he has done but feels like anyone else in his situation would have resulted into doing what he did after the break up. Wahtever these "bad things" are are for personal interpretation

    "Crawl underground for comfort.
    Stay out of my mind to keep from dying
    From dying.

    Sold my life to bring the rain,
    Maybe to wash me clean.
    Sold my soul to stop the pain,
    Hoping you'd set me free.

    All your fear,
    All your shame,
    You know that you can lay it all on me.
    You know that you can lay it all on me."

    "Could you forget then what I said,
    And how I died inside my head.
    We're starting over, not pretending that the past is dead."

    Here is he saying he wants to move on from the past and start over fresh with her. He knows she holds onto the past and he understands and thinks she should.

    "And the pain you feel you owe,
    All the times I should have known,
    Don't keep it inside, let it out and lay it all on me."

    He is saying she has all the right in the world to feel the pain and hate towards the situation. He is saying taht she needs to let it all out and stop keeping inside. Release the bottled up anger.So then they can move on from it all together.

    "Sold my life to bring the rain,
    Maybe to wash me clean.
    Sold my soul to stop the pain,
    Hoping you'd set me free.

    All your fear,
    All the pain,
    You know that you can lay it all on me.
    You can lay it all on me. "







    UsedAngelon October 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThese are closer.

    I think of the worm that I've become,
    Left blind from the brightness of your halo.
    No-one shines like you do.

    My filthy mouth and broken words.
    This small disease that leaves me crawling.
    Crawling to you.

    Crawl underground for comfort.
    Stay close to the dirt to keep me from falling,
    From falling.

    Sold my life to bring the rain,
    Maybe to wash me clean.
    Sold my soul to stop the pain,
    Hoping you'd set me free.

    All your fear,
    All your shame,
    You know that you can lay it all on me.
    You can lay it all on me.

    I took every chance to lash my tongue,
    You wore the scabs just like an angel;
    There's something about you.

    Horrible things that I have done.
    Seems this disease is slowly spreading.
    Start running, what would you do?

    Crawl underground for comfort.
    Stay out of my mind to keep from dying
    From dying.

    Sold my life to bring the rain,
    Maybe to wash me clean.
    Sold my soul to stop the pain,
    Hoping you'd set me free.

    All your fear,
    All your shame,
    You know that you can lay it all on me.
    You know that you can lay it all on me.

    Could you forget then what I said,
    And how I died inside my head.
    We're starting over, not pretending that the past is dead.

    And the pain you feel you owe,
    All the times I should have known,
    Don't keep it inside, let it out and lay it all on me.

    Sold my life to bring the rain,
    Maybe to wash me clean.
    Sold my soul to stop the pain,
    Hoping you'd set me free.

    All your fear,
    All the pain,
    You know that you can lay it all on me.
    You can lay it all on me.
    BryanMacon July 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentor depending on being saved by a wrong person in the past
    swiinglifeawayon July 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that it could be about him feeling that he's done so much sinning that he could never be forgiven.
    sharzaxon July 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song
    Bezahhon August 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI like it a lot.
    I think this and The Best of Me are my favorites from Artwork.
    Is goooood.
    706076526on September 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhy does everyone immediately assume every song from the used is about drugs. granted that a lot are but not all of them.
    i think its about him trying to get away from a girl that he thought would help him. why he's trying to get away, i don't know.
    scottabeaon September 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe could be talking to/about god/jesus. jesus said you can lay all your pains and sorrows on me. so.... ya.
    ProtestTheheroeson September 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfirst off one of the reasons why the used songs have alot to do with drugs is because bert is addicted, i don't know if he got clean but this song is definately a song about a struggle between drugs and a person, the chorus

    Sold my life to bring the rain,
    Maybe to wash me clean.
    Sold my soul to stop the pain,
    Hoping you'd set me free.

    this is hating being dirty, he sold his soul to stop the pain hoping that heroin would set him free, the disease he is talking about is the witdrawl from heroin.

    All your fear,
    All your shame,
    You know that you can lay it all on me.
    You can lay it all on me.

    this and the verses seems to be about a person who hates him doing this thing he has to have. this song is awesome and i can totally relate
    TheOriginalChubbzon October 05, 2009   Link

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