"Coffin Nails" as written by Porter Marc Mcknight, Brandon Saller, Ektor Alex Varkatzas, Travis Miguel and Daniel Dan Jacobs....
Don't give a shit about it
Curl up, I start to doubt this
Something has died in me today

(Smell the decay)
I need some air around me
Claw walls until my nails bleed
Don't seal my coffin shut today

Coffin nails
So hard to pull
How can I break free?!

From the ties that hold you down

(Break free)
From the grips of loneliness

(Break free)
There's something missing in my life that I'm running after

(Break free)
Never meant to be held down

(Break free)
All I need is home right now

(Break free)
Is there something missing in my life that I'm running after?

Self doubt breaks down my resolve
It cripples part of my soul
And masterfully I'll hide my pain

(Smell the decay)
Dead eyes and a hollow smile
Pitch black, my vision is gone
And masterfully I'll hide my pain.

Coffin nails
So hard to pull
How can I break free?!
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From the ties that hold you down

(Break free)
From the grips of loneliness

(Break free)
There's something missing in my life that I'm running after

(Break free)
Never meant to be held down

(Break free)
All I need is home right now

(Break free)
Is there something missing in my life that I'm running after?

These coffin nails
Are keeping me
From the only thing I love
This monster is holding me
How will I break

From the ties that hold you down

(Break free)
From the grips of loneliness

(Break free)
There's something missing in my life that I'm running after

(Break free)
Never meant to be held down

(Break free)
All I need is home right now

(Break free)
Is there something missing in my life that I'm running after?


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"Coffin Nails" as written by Porter Marc Mcknight Daniel Dan Jacobs

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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    General CommentI love this song so much, I think this song is not about being afraid of anything.... but rather depression of dealing with the sadness that is the current situation.

    There's something missing in my life, that I'm running after!

    How can I break free!!!!

    We've all been there man..
    sactoeazyon August 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDon't give a shit about it,
    curl up, I start to doubt this
    Something has died in me today
    I need some air around me
    Claw walls until my nails bleed
    Don't seal my coffin shut today

    Coffin nails,
    so hard to pull
    How can I break free?

    From the ties that hold you down?
    From the grips of loneliness?
    There's something missing in my life
    and I'm running after

    I never meant to be held down,
    all I need is home right now
    Cause' there's something missing in my life
    and I'm running after

    Self doubt breaks down my resolve,
    it cripples a part of my soul
    and masterfully I'll hide my pain
    Dead eyes and a hollow smile,
    pitch black, my vision is gone
    and masterfully I'll hide my pain

    Coffin nails,
    so hard to pull
    How can I break free?

    From the ties that hold you down?
    From the grips of loneliness?
    There's something missing in my life
    and I'm running after

    I never meant to be held down,
    all I need is home right now
    Cause' there's something missing in my life
    and I'm running after

    These coffin nails are keeping me
    from the only thing I need
    This monster's hurting me
    How will I break free?

    From the ties that hold you down?
    From the grips of loneliness?
    There's something missing in my life
    and I'm running after

    I never meant to be held down,
    all I need is home right now
    Cause' there's something missing in my life
    and I'm running after
    Bskiffingtonon January 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt pains me to say that this song reminds me a little of My Chemical Romance. Not one of Atreyu's best, but alright I guess.
    JoeyOvenstoneon October 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is mostly about someone who scared shit less of death and can't do anything because he fears dying.
    Or the person has just lost someone dear to them as is trying to find another person to replace them, but he can't let go.
    CautionMiceon November 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt seems in the first verse, he's starting to have doubts, saying he doesn't give a shit if something happens, but when it's going to happen, he gets very anxious, because it's inevitable to happen.

    The chorus speaks of something or someone, much like drugs or a past lover that is holding him back in life because he keeps going to it, but it's not there, or not there anymore. Much like coffin nails, because once they're nailed into a coffin, they're virtually impossible to get out of.

    I think the second verse in the song just shows how hollow his emotions are to cover up his depression.

    In the bridge of the song, he repeats part of the pre-chorus in such a way that it seems like he wants to change, and he's asking, "How Will I break free" as opposed to, "How CAN I break free".

    The ending of the song just repeats the chorus, so we never know if he does, or doesn't "Break free", which is why I think this song was written. It was written just to connect with the audience, to see if someone's ever felt held back by something or someone, because the song would lose meaning to someone if maybe it ended with him breaking free, and someone who's listening did not yet break free, or vice versa. Smartt.
    ColleenCheunggon January 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinstead of just being afraid of being buried alive,hes afraid of death and hell
    bassaroon February 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It pains me to say that this song reminds me a little of My Chemical Romance. Not one of Atreyu's best, but alright I guess."

    -- I actually like this song the best off this album specifically because it sounds more like My Chemical Romance - because it has gravitated away from silly screaming to something melodic and with actual singing. Atreyu is improving steadily from their unintelligible scream-laden beginnings. I hope they make a boatload of cash.
    fenrir_icewolfon April 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDont give a shit about it curl up i start to doubt this something has died in me today

    ~This is where he shows that he's sick of something, he doubt himself and his ability. Maybe high school wrestling?

    - smell the beauty i need some air around me
    claw walls untill my nails bleed dont seal my coffin shut today


    -This part shows how he has hit the wall and just wants to go "get some air". Then the songwriters shows his indecisiveness as he will claw his way through to not get his coffin shut (he'll do anything to be the best).

    coffin nails so hard to pull how can i break free?

    -How can he become a state champion with so many barriers?

    from the ties that hold you down from the grips of loneliness
    theres something missing in my life im running after
    never meant to be hold down all i need is home right now
    theres something missing in my life that im running after.

    -He practices all the time and he's lonely. All he does is practice and wonder if he'll ever be good enough. He's running after the state title, but he'll never catch it.


    Just How I see the song.
    KevinMK0831on December 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningAfter a quick internet skim, it became obvious to me that "coffin nails" could also be used to describe cigarettes. That moment was when it all made sense to me. This song is about someone overcoming an addiction. The cigarettes is the "monster" and they are "so hard to pull". After every line in the chorus, "break free" is said. He wants to fight the addiction even it is going to kill him. This song shows the power of such a strong addiction to cigarettes and makes for a very deep song to connect to if you want to relate to overcoming such an event.

    This was my take on it. Hope someone out there finds this useful.
    mfakult4on September 06, 2013   Link

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