"Dead Inside" as written by and John Cooper....
To find this love of mine
I'd walk through wind and fire
Forever and always

These hollow hands reach out
For you to touch me now
Forever and always

Dead inside
My heart and soul flat-lines
Put your mouth on mine
And bring me back to life

Dead inside
No other satisfies
My blood runs dry
Take my life
Save me from this death inside

I can't escape this love
I want it the way it was
Forever and always

Don't you leave me here
Alone in all this fear
Forever and always

Dead inside
My heart and soul flat-lines
Put your mouth on mine
And bring me back to life

Dead inside
No other satisfies
My blood runs dry
Take my life
Save me from this death inside

I can't escape this love
I want it the way it was
You remind me of a time
When I felt alive

Dead inside
My heart and soul flat-lines
Put your mouth on mine
And bring me back to life

Dead inside
No other satisfies
My blood runs dry
Take my life


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"Dead Inside [*]" as written by John Landrum Cooper John Cooper

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    General CommentI diasgree with you. I believe it is about God. The "put your mouth on mine" line doesn't mean he's longing for a kiss. He needs God to breathe the breath of life into him. And when you're giving someone rescue breathing, you have to put your mouth on theirs.

    "I cant escape this love
    I want it the way it was
    Forever and always"

    You can't escape God's love, even if you try to run away. He's saying he wants his relationship with God to be the way it was before he started falling away and becoming dead inside.
    fireflythiefon June 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe God connection is the fact that skillet is a christian band so thats why God is connected to this song and its lyrics.
    HisLittleAngelon January 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's meaning is in the title it's about a guy/lady that found God and saved him from a " Death Inside "
    Jarheadalmost16on September 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI disagree, I don't think this one is about God. See, these lines make me think this:

    "Put your mouth on mine
    And bring me back to life"

    and

    "I cant escape this love
    I want it the way it was
    Forever and always"

    I feel like it's a love he lost and he is just, dead inside, because he lost her. And he longs for it to be the way it always was with her. He wants to kiss her and her to kiss him. That is my interpretation, maybe it's just because I connect and feel that interpretation because it fits what I'm going through right now.
    DutchManDannon April 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhat is with this god connection. it's classic lost love stuff. Maybe some influence from the singers life.
    Varcolac352on August 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI like how in line
    "You remind me of a time
    When I felt alive"
    ,alive is almost not hearable and then goes that powerful "Dead Inside". It's like a suggestion that feeling dead inside is stronger than memories of feeling alive.
    UnrequitedObsessionon August 01, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationAlot of the comments I've read say that it was about God's love. Even though I'm atheist, I didn't let that influence my Interpretation. After listining to the song and viewing the lyrics I've come to the conclusion that this is about forgivness for a wrong doing. Yes I realize this sounds like a religous confession (for those looking to shut me down right away), which I can understand how you thought about that. In this case I'm using the forgivness for a wrong doing in the context of a realationship or friendship. If you gain the trust of someone and do something that would lose thier trust, it can be very hard to get it back.

    "To find this love of mine
    I'd walk through wind and fire
    Forever and always"

    This means that he'd do anything to get that trust or "love" back.

    "I can't escape this love
    I want it the way it was..."

    This means that they can never forgive him and he wants it to be the way it was before he betrade thier trust.

    "Don't you leave me here
    Alone in all this fear"

    He wants them to forgive him and to not leave him alone

    "Dead inside
    My heart and soul flat-lines
    Put your mouth on mine
    And bring me back to life"

    He can't forgive him-self and wants them to forgive or bring him "back to life".

    "No other satisfies
    My blood runs dry
    Take my life
    Save me from this death inside"

    He doesn't accept the forgiveness of anyone els exccept them."Take my life" refers to them "Taking" the life that had betraded thier trust. "Save me from this death inside" means he wants them to not only forgive him, but also "save" him from the guilt that he had from betraying them.

    "You remind me of a time
    When I felt alive"

    He's telling them that they are the source a happiness of the feeling of being "alive". He's trying to give them a reason to forgive him for the wrong doing.

    This again was just my two sense on the interpretation of this song. I hope all of those who read it, at least understand where I'm coming from and that it makes some sort of sense. If you find a flaw in my interpretation, tell me. I really like constructive criticism, because it make me better at what ever I do.
    DiaryOfJesseon October 02, 2016   Link

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