You tried to kill me off
Surprised I remain
A scale tips impossible
Afraid of my own name

And I always paid attention to all the lines you crossed
Forgive this imperfection it shows and know
I am the child that lives and cries in a corner
Dies in a corner

Alone inside your mind

Intend obsolescence
Built into the system

I tried to shake it off
You can't remove this stain
A scale breaks impossible
Affraid we are the same

And you never paid attention to all the lines I crossed
Forgive this imperfection it shows and know
I am the child that lives and cries in a corner
Dies in a corner

Alone inside your mind

Hides in a corner
Dies in a corner
Alone inside your mind


Intend obsolescence
Built into the system


Lyrics submitted by Profane

Acid Bubble song meanings
Add your thoughts

18 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commenti think that they are putting "alice in chains" the band in perspective, great stuff.
    myxsomaon October 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this is about an ending relationship where one ostracizes the other because the other acted out so much and the one that cut the ties got tired of putting up with them.
    jerrylovesrock666on August 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLoving the new album. This song seems to be about someone who is ignored by someone they love but they keep trying to get back in their life.
    BobbyjointRitualon September 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think this song is about 2 people who were once in a relationship, but are now afraid to speak to each other. Or afraid of what the other person thinks about them.

    " You tried to kill me off
    Surprised I remain
    A scale tips impossible
    Afraid of my own name "
    - Meaning the person is worried that the other person hates them for something they did in the past, and is afraid of even hearing his own name spoken.


    " And I always paid attention to all the lines you crossed
    Forgive this imperfection it shows and know
    I am the child that lives and cries in a corner
    Dies in a corner
    Alone inside your mind "
    - Meaning he knows that the other person wants him to suffer for what he did, and cry or "die in a corner" so to speak. And be alone forever. Also, he admits to being imperfect (which shows he hurt the other person in some way in the past)




    " Intend obsolescence built into the system "
    - Obviously means no matter how good he is to the other person he/she still wants nothing to do with him.


    Thats just my interperetation :)

    The album is GREAT by the way, and this is probably my favorite song.

    EvelJustin24on October 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI tend to agree with myxsoma. I think this is written from the perspective of the remaining members of AiC.

    "You tried to kill me off ==> No Layne, no AiC
    Surprised I remain ==> Sediment toward continuing on as AiC
    A scale tips impossible ==> Pressure/feelings about comparison of old/new AiC
    Afraid of my own name" ==> Sediment about ruining the AiC legacy

    And I always paid attention to all the lines you crossed ==> They take the negative remarks about getting back together personally
    Forgive this imperfection it shows and know
    I am the child that lives and cries in a corner ==> They feel that with Layne gone and the
    Dies in a corner ==> anti-reunion sediment that they are
    ==> being almost punished and neglected
    ==> for something that they didn't have control
    ==> over

    Alone inside your mind

    Intend obsolescence
    Built into the system ==> A bit of a crack at the "all good things must come to an end" moniker

    I tried to shake it off ==> again remarks about fans negative feelings toward new AiC
    You can't remove this stain ==> this really hurt and will never really go away
    A scale breaks impossible ==> you cant really compare the the old to the new
    Afraid we are the same ==> the new sound might sound "too much" like Layne

    And you never paid attention to all the lines I crossed ==> they have crossed lines too, like getting
    Forgive this imperfection it shows and know ==> back together when they said they wouldn't
    I am the child that lives and cries in a corner
    Dies in a corner

    Alone inside your mind

    Hides in a corner
    Dies in a corner
    Alone inside your mind


    Intend obsolescence
    Built into the system
    PLphotoon October 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinitely my fav song off a great album!
    nykspree8on November 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone have any idea of the meaning of the title?
    passionateartson December 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA lot of these songs are about AIC, but my personal meaning of this song is about 2 people.

    "and I always paid attention to all the lines you crossed", obvious meaning. All the times she hurt him, or crossed the line, he paid attention and he never forgot and will always hold it against her. He asks her to forgive that imperfection, because usually in a relationship it's about forgive and forget, but he can't do that when it comes to her, maybe she's hurt him too much to forgive and forget. To me this is about a one-sided relationship. The singer loved her, but he was never good enough for her..."intend obsolescence". The scales are basically all he's giving to her...give, give, give...tipping the scale and eventually breaking it because on her side of the scale there is nothing. When he talks about crossing the line, I take it as lines he crossed in order to save what they had, but she never paid attention.
    nykspree8on January 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionAmazing song.

    Amazing riff.

    Amazing album.

    Amazing band.
    KILLADELFIAon February 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI agree with Bobby. I think it's about someone acting out, maybe a child for example, in order to get attention. They feel ignored so they act out and want any kind of attention the can get even if its negative (And you never paid attention to all the lines I crossed). They feel as though they are being passed over, perhaps by a parent or by just the world in general and they feel alone and it's really disturbing them. They would do anything to feel alive again, to feel noticed..to feel as if they matter.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon July 23, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain