Time to change has come and gone
Watched your fears become your god
It's your decision
It's your decision

Overwhelmed, you chose to run
Apathetic to the stunned
It's your decision
It's your decision

You feed the fire that burned us all
When you lie
To feel the pain that spurs you on
Black inside

No one plans to take the path that brings you lower
And here you stand before us all and say it's over
It's over

It might seem an afterthought
Yes, it hurts to you know you're bought
It's your decision
It's your decision

You feed the fire that burned us all
When you lie
To feel the pain that spurs you on
Black inside

It's your decision
It's your decision

No one plans to take the path that brings you lower
And here you stand before us all and say it's over
It's over


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  • +4
    General Commentamazing....watch the video on youtube....to me this song explains the results of a life full of selfish choices made knowing they were wrong....it is so easy to get onto the wrong path....we all know the difference between right and wrong, even as small kids....your mom told you NOT to get into the cookie jar, but you did it anyways, looking back at her with that half-smile smerk on your face....this is how it starts....we get older, and the choices laid at our feet can have much greater penalties, yet are still just as tempting as a cookie is to a child....at some point in all of our lives, we made a decision that landed us where we are today....and at some point in all of our lives, choices made have revealed regret....if only we could learn to listen to the little voice in our head pleading to us that we are about to do wrong....think about this the next time you have a chance to cheat, a chance to steal, a chance that could result in pain....if you are somewhere that you feel like you shouldn't be, listen and turn around....you feel this way because the selfish decisions you're making are consuming the possibilty of ever being innocent again....there it is, typed out for you plain as day....no one plans to take the path that brings you lower....do not let your time to change have come and gone....you don't decide the end of you, that is up to Him....but when He says it's over, it's over....my friends, today, it's your decision....1 Corinthians 10:23
    JC98SSon July 09, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentAfter seeing the video, I thought this was about Layne and Mike Starr.
    The guys are all dressed in black suits, as for a funeral; the camera follows a girl (whom I think bears a resemblance to Demri) who obviously represents temptation. She walks from room to room showing various acts of debauchery while each of the guys sits or stands by passively. Jerry sits near a table where fat execs dine on human organs and appear not to notice him (corporate greed, the act of "eating the artist alive"), and at the end, the girl who I believe represents Layne's ex digs into a human heart.

    However, the lyrics seem to point toward Mike Starr:

    "time to change has come and gone, watched your fears become your god"
    "you fuel the fire that burns us all, when you lie"
    and "it might seem an afterthought, yes it hurts to know you're bought"

    To me, this refers to Mike's drug addiction, his book, and his appearance on Celeb Rehab.

    Just my two cents.
    This is a beautifully haunting song; can't stop listening to it.
    RockChickieon October 25, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI wish people would post the correct lyrics so half the thread wouldn't be spent correcting them.
    killervon September 21, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentJust a guess here, but after seeing the video, I came to the conclusion that the vid was about one who was taken in by temptation, and when one is taken into temptation that one can't resist, and therefore gives in to it, it leads one to a place where they are taken advantage of, or 'eaten', if you will. I believe the video corresponds well with the lyrics. But that's just me. :)
    Karkyon March 10, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI agree with everybody and thought I'd put my intake in.
    The day my boyfriend and I broke up, I was driving home from school, (I had to leave, because seeing him with another girl was killing me) I heard this song and had to pull over, I was crying so bad. This song is so deep and haunting I love it.
    I agree with everyone, thought I think it could possibly also be about a breakup?
    Tell me what you think?
    BrookeNicholeIsAFiascoon June 29, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentslipknot342 - You didn't know Layne, they did. They have a better perspective on what he did and did not do. I don't think you "get it".


    In any case, I don't find these lyrics disrespectful, just honest and sad. As I understand it, they were all as bad as each other with the "addictions" weren't they?? However I think the others tried and managed to clean up, Layne didn't - he was "consciously avoiding changes".
    jaffa3039on October 21, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI, personally, think this song is about suicide and self-destructive ways.
    SOTYFTWon March 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone ever notice how much the guitar riff in this song resembles the one from "Nutshell"?

    My favorite song from the new album. The solo sends chills down my spine.
    avianon September 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI read in an interview that Cantrell said it's about "choosing life over death" or something like that
    BobbyjointRitualon October 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn my own opinion, this song is about Layne's deadly addiction. It was his decision to give into the addiction and let it own him til the day he passed away.
    Deadman151on March 17, 2010   Link

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