"Overcome" as written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp....
Don't cry victim to me
Everything we are and used to be is buried and gone
Now its my turn to speak
Its my turn to expose and release whats been killing me

I'll be dammed fighting you, it's impossible, impossible!
Say goodbye, with no sympathy!

I'm entitled to overcome
Completely stunned I'm numb
Knock me down throw me to the floor!
There's no pain I can't feel no more
I'm entitled to overcome, overcome

Finally see whats beneath
Everything I am and hope to be
Cannot be lost

I'll be dammed fighting you
You're impossible, impossible!
Say goodbye with no sympathy!

I'm entitled to overcome
Completely stunned I'm numb
Knock me down throw me to the floor
There's no pain I cant feel no more
I'm entitled to overcome, overcome!

(Overcome!) You'll never know what I was thinking before you came round
Take a step, take a breath, put your guard down
(Overcome!) I cannot worry anymore of what you think of me
I may be crazy but I'm buried in your memory

I'm entitled to overcome
Completely stunned I'm numb
Knock me down throw me to the floor
There's no pain I cant feel no more

I'm entitled to overcome
Completely stunned I'm numb
I'm entitled to overcome
Completely stunned I'm numb
I'm entitled to overcome
I may be crazy but I'm buried in your memory


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"Overcome" as written by Mark Tremonti, Scott Stapp

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    General Commentis it me or is he talking to myles kennedy?????
    armedmon August 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think Scott Stapp is singing about himself. He turns to "past" Stapp and declares that he overcame this person
    ~dreamer~on August 28, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI strongly believe he wrote about overcoming his drinking addiction that caused him to be removed by his band members earlier this decade.

    Overcome is the first song on the album which is known in the music industry as the "tone setter" or "message letter"; bands will use this as sending a message.

    Along with this, the Overcome music video shows Scott and the other members in a concert(s) with a reunion setting in between these concert shots. When Scott was removed by Creed it happened by pure embarrassment. Scott passed out during the opening song at a concert in Chicago during 2004, and then once again in Orlando, which he later admitted he had no memory of the Orlando show. It was obvious alcohol was starting to take its toll on Scott and the band, so Creed was forced to have to let him go.

    With all this information it would appear that Scott has bettered his life and has Overcome his addiction.

    But meanings of songs is like the Bible; its what it means to YOU, what you take from it, and how it helps you through your triumphs and/or tribulations.

    God Bless...
    abel468on December 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think Scott Stapp is singing about himself. He turns to "past" Stapp and declares that he overcame this person
    ~dreamer~on August 28, 2009   Link
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    General Comment^^Exactly what I was thinking of.

    Overall, a good song about overcoming who you were in a previous time.

    Nice comeback for Creed...heavy, yet very meaningful to me.
    StartingAFireon September 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthuh, new album could be good, dont really sound bad, more heavy metalish:).
    Seproughon September 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about the singer overcoming the past pretty much. I guess it can be related to the whole band pretty much overcoming all their past regrets. Pretty good song overall, easy to relate to.
    Seproughon September 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that "breedlove" was on the right track. I think that this is about a breakup,

    "Everything we are and used to be, Is buried and gone" is saying that the relationship is over.
    "Now it’s my turn to speak, It’s my turn to expose and release what’s been killing me." now that he has gotten over her, or is still in the process, he has a clear mind now and is going to expose what was really going on.
    "I’ll be damned fighting you its impossible impossible! Say goodbye with no sympathy!" I think that here he was talking about just trying to forget about her and cope by denying what happened, but can’t forget it "it’s impossible impossible!" and it seems like she dumped him harshly or with no sympathy

    “I’m entitled to overcome” is saying that it’s like his right to move on; her memory can’t stain him forever.
    “Completely stunned I’m numb, Knock me down throw me to the floor!” it’s like this took him by surprise or he was dreading it, he feels like she has thrown him aside.
    “There’s no pain I can’t feel no more.” I think means that he has grown cold to her, or everything, grown bitter to try and cope,
    “I’m entitled to overcome” he deserves to move on, he deserves better,
    “Overcome!” trying to overcome

    “Finally see what’s beneath” he finally finds out what was the cause of it all or some secret or an ulterior motive she had for dumping him, like what happened to me, to go out with his friend instead
    “Everything I am and hope to be Cannot be lost.” Is saying that he can’t stray from what his plans for life are, not for some girl who didn’t want to see things through with him, stick to his guns if you will
    “I’ll be damned fighting you You’re impossible, impossible!” he is giving up on her, like a “screw you” back,
    “Say goodbye with no sympathy!” now he will say goodbye with no sympathy

    “You’ll never know what I was thinking before you came around” she will never know what his true intentions were when he decided to get with her, like he was looking for someone for life or for all the right reasons
    “Take a step take a breath put your guard down” telling her to calm down, get a grip, and look at what she has lost,
    “I cannot worry anymore of what you think of me” he can’t care for her anymore, now he has to move on
    “I may be crazy but I’m buried in your memory” he went crazy because he lost her, which is understandable, but he is saying that it was justified because it was a deep tear to him

    I may be crazy but I’m buried in your memory...
    blade2078on October 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentamazing song...one of the best on the album...awesome guitar solo...overcoming your not so great past by moving on and doing great things like shredding this song! lol
    hayesrjon December 11, 2009   Link
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    TranslationThe song is about the band breakup, & that he has overcome his past, but still pissed at his bandmates, basically a grudge. The lyrics like " Everything we are & used to be is buried & gone." or "say goodbye w no sympathy". Its about the reunion & how hes still bitter about what happened, but hes willing to overcome the past & move on into the future w the new Scott Stapp...
    JYB81on August 12, 2013   Link

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