-VERSE 1-
I feel it right at the heart of me
and it grips me physically

Dragging down so far below
And it’s a violent vertigo

Digging it in like a parasite
Feeding off what I keep inside

Manifest when I’m throwing trust
To the cold and the nebulous

-PRE CHORUS-
Something’s changing
Re-arranging me
Just beginning
my own surgery

-CHORUS-
i’ll cut away everything
And tear away everything

Confining
Defining

i’ll cut away everything
And tear away everything

And i’ll escape myself

-VERSE 2-
I cast off what it means to be
Ruled by the happening

Moving past the experience
Never dwell on the evidence

Breaking it off of the identity
i come and kill it when i contravene

i’m dissolving all of this
In the full metamorphosis

-PRECHORUS 2-
Something’s changing
Re-arranging me
Amputating
what I no longer need


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Metamorphosis song meanings
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  • +4
    General CommentI feel sorry for the people who read the only other review here and took it as fact and even more sorry for the sadly misinformed person who wrote it.

    This song isn't about opiates, that's only one interpretation of it and probably the furthest one from the actual meaning too.

    The meaning of the song in its most general sense is about going through a change and then more specifically a change of identity.

    At the beginning of the song, he talks about his internal or emotional change which is so powerful that it also affects him physically.

    "I feel it right at the heart of me
    and it grips me physically"

    The more he tries to hold back the internal change in though, the more it difficult it becomes.

    "Dragging down so far below
    And it's a violent vertigo

    Digging it in like a parasite
    Feeding off what I keep inside

    Manifest when I'm throwing trust
    To the cold and the nebulous"

    He feels the need to change and finally decides to act on it and allow that part of his identity to change.

    "Something's changing
    Re-arranging me
    Just beginning
    my own surgery

    I'll cut away everything
    And tear away everything"

    His old identity was confining but he's becoming more defined in his identity now that he's finding himself and changing accordingly to the point where he can escape his old self.

    "Confining
    Defining

    I'll cut away everything
    And tear away everything

    And I'll escape myself"

    He doesn't want his identity to be changed by circumstances or any other influences like it was in the past. Now, he only wants to be changed by his own will. He's not going to dwell on the times when he allowed himself to be influenced and he's going to move past his experiences towards a fresh start.

    "I cast off what it means to be
    Ruled by the happening

    Moving past the experience
    Never dwell on the evidence"

    He's finally breaking off the part his identity that he no longer wants and he's putting it in the past as an experience that he had to go through in order to become himself. He's also struggled with deciding whether or not he should allow the change to happen, almost as if he's fighting with himself but after his metamorphosis it will just have been a struggle that he can put in the past with his old identity.

    "Breaking it off of the identity
    I come and kill it when I contravene

    I'm dissolving all of this
    In the full metamorphosis

    Something's changing
    Re-arranging me
    Amputating
    What I no longer need"
    Amputateon February 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningTaken as close to 100% literally as possible, this is about a person going through sexual transition therapy.

    Verse 1 is about dysphoria, and the decision to go through with the therapy.

    The pre-chorus is a bit odd in this context, though it could be interpreted as coming out.

    The chorus is pretty clearly the, well, surgery.

    Verse 2 is the transition process, or the "metamorphosis" if you will.
    Firehawk242on December 13, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentPlain and obvious, this is about the descent into the Hell of strong opiates and the subsequent changes that the addict undergoes. But there are a vastity of other meanings that could be (cross)related to the lyrics as well, speaking towards a large array of listeners. That's typical in Blue Stahli lyrics; the artist never really opens the meaning to full clarity, leaving the appeal of the song available to as many as possible.
    JimmyDavidon April 11, 2012   Link

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