"976-EVIL" as written by and Chino/carpenter Moreno....
For a thousand days
You've been staring away
Are you faint
Are you thinking
Crack a smile and wink
It doesn't scare me away

Hit the brakes
I feel like cruising with you too

So I gaze
In your eyes
And I wonder
Can you take me up
Your hands that I'm under
Come wake me up soon

Take a bow and wave
As we carry away
It was great
But I'm not leaving
Crack a smile and wink
It still doesn't scare me away

Hit the brakes
I feel like cruising with you, too

So I gaze in your eyes
And I wonder, can you take me up
Your hands that I'm under
Come wake me up

For a thousand days
We could get carried away
Are you in
Are you in
Are you in(are you in)
(I'd give anything)
(I'd give anything for you)

So I gaze in your eyes
And I wonder can you take me up
Your hands that I'm under
Come wake
So I gaze in your eyes
And I wonder can you take me up


Lyrics submitted by quleid, edited by paffy

"976-EVIL" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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  • +4
    General CommentI personally don't think this track is about Chi. I can somewhat see why one might think so, but I don't agree. Alot of Deftones songs are about sex, as I'm sure you are all aware, but 976 is a number often used for phone sex hotlines and other hotlines that charge more than most others. But the Deftones are a complicated band. They may give a song that has nothing to do with sex, a title that does have to do with sex. Their music is open for interpretation, but it all has a special meaning to each member, whatever meaning that may be, and they don't wanna make it obvious what that meaning is to them, because then it would take away from the sentimental value each song has to the individual artist in the band. Especially Chino. This is just my opinion, but it really makes a lot of sense to me. Also, I don't believe that the Deftones made any track on this album ABOUT Chi, they made the entire album FOR Chi, always having Chi in mind and the emotion that goes along with the hardship of what they are all experiencing. Which is why it's such an incredible record. Hope that all makes sense to somebody.
    vulguron July 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment976-EVIL could be her phone number.
    raidzon May 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is definitely about Chi. for me the fist verse says it all
    For a thousand days
    You've been staring away
    Are you faint?
    Are you thinking?

    maaseruon March 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am pretty sure that "Your hands that I'm under"....is "Your HEX that I'm under". You know Hex...like a spell. Makes much more sense.
    Cherry410on March 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentObviously about Chi. Love the song. The most beautiful song ever done for a brother/friend. How emotional the song really does sound is what makes this band superior to all other bands. They can grab you in a song and shake you into feeling just like they do when writing the song and Chino sings as though he is slapping you into feeling everything he feels, whether happy, sad, longing, frustrated. This band is perfect.
    JonFry81409on March 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyea, except haze implies that you can't see clearly and the haze is what relates these two people (your haze that I'm under). this haze is an attraction that seems to be very revealing, or at least there is a promise that something will be revealed. there is trust and curiosity on chino's end but instead of being woken up he just seems to be being put to sleep. at first chino says (come and wake me up soon), and then (come and wake me up...)and then (come wake...) to me, this kind of seems like he his being lured toward some understanding, but into something that is all consuming. i think! this is the evil chino talks about, but im still not sure! especially about the 976.

    and i agree that this album is directed toward chi but i don't think all the songs are specifically about his circumstance. however, i do think he's had such an impact on the band that this album reflects the void of a lost friend. there is a lot of talk about sleep and feeling anxious, waiting and wanting for something to be revealed. it seems as if their lives have been put on a waking pause and until chi wakes up nothing will do
    jest3rkaton May 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHmmm, Bad jam. I think it's about being abducted, and actually inviting abduction. jmo
    APerfectSquareon May 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is amazing. but really sucks that whenever i hear it when i heading home from school i can't help but think about this one girl who i dream about from time to time..
    craze784on November 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's the link for those who don't know how to use Google.

    imdb.com/title/tt0094597/
    Nosferobtuon February 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInteresting Halo. After repeatedly listening to the new album over and over and over(yes its that good) I would say 8 out of the 11 songs are for Chi or about Chi.
    BamBam57on March 26, 2010   Link

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