Can't complain about everything
This one leaves me with a permanent stain
All over me
I can't take the way you look at me
Those eyes could never lie
The truth will find it's way out
In time I'll pour it out
Until then I'll keep you inside my head

Take a look at what's beneath your feet
Flowers that once made you smile have turned to stone
Now they're grinding down your teeth
Walls around your mind can't keep you safe
Build them up with steel and stone
And watch your soul escape

Get through today
And know that you are secure
Get a grasp on the fact that this is what you're here for
You can quake at the thought of it
Shakes you up quite a bit
And all you do is think
And thinking gets you nowhere

Just wait for clarity
You say this will all make sense
Just stay here with me
I can't take the way you look at me
Control I have lost
There's no sense in clawing myself out
I know you can't live without
Taking all that's left inside my head

Take a look at what's beneath your feet
Flowers that once made you smile have turned to stone
Now they're grinding down your teeth
Walls around your mind can't keep you safe
Build them up with steel and stone
And watch your soul escape away


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Quake song meanings
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    General CommentAwesome song.
    This2x4Skeletonon June 30, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationSo I don't quite agree with the other comments so I thought I would add my own, I personally believe this song is about dying inside.

    It seems to me that the first verse is about believing he knows what others think of him just by looking perhaps not by actually knowing but what he mentally has perceived.

    The second verse/chorus is talking about how he used to love things but know as hes gotten older they have lost there meaning/value and perhaps have even become a point of frustration for him, it also talks about walling up your mind, shutting down to the outside world so it doesn't cause you anymore pain.

    The third & fourth verse I believe is about the repercussions of shutting down in that manner.

    If you watch the official music video for the song you see the band members dragging the body bags and burying what I believe is supposed to be a representation of who they used to be and then mourning them at the end as you see them there placing flowers at the burial site.

    Just what I think it means but let me know if you think I'm right/wrong and why:D
    Akriyaon October 25, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song sounds like it could be about suicide.

    The first verse seems as if it could be the person talking to themselves or writing a note about why they've done it, and then saying that they want to be remembered.
    "I can't take the way you look at me / Those eyes could never lie"
    "Until then I'll keep you inside my head"

    The chorus could be the person that committed suicide trying to talk to a family member/friend who is visiting their grave, or (using the music video) it could be talking to everyone attending their funeral.

    Again, the next verse would follow on from that. saying that everyone at the funeral might "quake" at the thought of the deceased person not being there, but they need to move on.
    "And all you do is think / And thinking gets you nowhere"

    The third verse is a bit of a grey area (for me anyway), because it could be a family member/friend of the deceased mourning at their grave, and trying to talk to them, and the person that has committed suicide is listening. The person that is mourning isn't happy with the deceased.
    "Just wait for clarity / You say this will all make sense / Just stay here with me / I can't take the way you look at me"

    The repeat of the chorus is the aftermath of the mourning person constantly going back to the grave to mourn. To me, it seems like they have decided to commit suicide as well, as the repeat is fairly quiet, and then the word "away" is held when sung, and it could also show that the mourning person is now "away", after killing themselves, from not being able to cope with the original suicide.

    The overall mellow/dark tone of the song backs up my interpretation, as does the music video, which is absolutely brilliant. Quake is definitely one of the best songs on the album.

    Just my two cents.
    probslucason March 23, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI feel like it could be about a person whos friend or loved one commits suicide and they're concealing all the pain "the truth will find its way out in time ill pour it out until then ill keep you inside my head"
    huntymanon September 22, 2014   Link

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