"Take This" as written by and Aaron/mushok Lewis....
I can't believe how far I've come
Now watch me stumble and come undone
If you take away these memories
Then all that's left is just me

'Cause I don't want this
And I don't need this
And I don't feel this
It seems that even though she's with me
I can't shake this
And I can't fake this
And I won't take this anymore

So you choose to break my heart
I should have seen this from the start
I'm haunted by your apathy
All that's left is killing me

'Cause I don't want this
And I don't need this
And I don't feel this
It seems that even though she's with me
I can't shake this
And I can't fake this
And I won't take this anymore

Do you believe that the way you choose to be
I've always had to see
The brighter the side of this
So I don't lose my faith

Now the sun has gone away
It's getting colder every day
So before I freeze to death there's
Something I should I say

I don't want this
And I don't need this
And I don't feel this
It seems that even though she's with me
I can't shake this
And I can't fake this
And I won't take this

Though you say you understand
You still won't face this
Can't erase this
I won't embrace this anymore


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"Take This" as written by John April Aaron Lewis

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  • +2
    General CommentBy far the best Staind song around!!!! Personally I think old Aron here is singing about a guy who loves this girl so dearly and mayb he was with her for a while but eventually she decided to leave. I think this guy started seeing someone else but didnt truly Love this new partner of his. He is with her, but he cant take it or fake it anymore, he cant fake that he loves her, hes still in love with the other girl who broke his heart. and he wishes to death he didnt feel so much for this girl ( "i dont want this and I dont need this"). What kills him even more is her Apathy... her uninterest.... she has gone on with her life so easily and does not even check in from time to time how he is doing. Tell me what you think of my interpretation. Sweet. D
    danielpdonnellyon June 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song breaks my heart. It seems like it's about someone who can't get over the person he loves cheating on him. I don't know if that's correct or not, but that's what it makes me feel.
    AmyKkinson August 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeems to be his thoughts and feelings about the relationship just before he breaks up with her.
    Another one of Staind's slow, deep songs to add to thier collection. The guitar in the background is an awesome touch.
    kindoon September 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song really means alot to me. Just a couple of months ago at the beginning of October, my girlfriend broke up with me. I stuck around after she said that she was in love with another dude. I didn't want to believe that she would actually say that so I doubted it and this song really hit home. The part where he says, " I don't want this And I don't need this And I don't feel this It seems that even though she's with me I can't shake this And I can't fake this And I won't take this, Though you say you understand You still won't face this, Can't erase this I won't embrace this anymore" That really hits home. She may have gotten to the breakup first, but the last time I talked to her, she still wants me back. I "won't embrace it anymore".
    kickme111on December 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcompletely agree with danielpdonnelly.

    "I can't believe how far I've come
    Now watch me stumble and come undone
    If you take away these memories
    Then all that's left is just me"

    seems like he has tried to move on with his life but he only gets so far and he "stumbles" and is back to where he started thinking about his exgf who he is still in love with.
    JpInYaon July 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI take this song as something as someone who has broken up but remains friends, but he still loves her, but she dont feel the same. He cant take it anymore, and wants to tell her he loves her, so he hates faking like he doesnt love her but he does. It is breaking his heart, because she dont feel the same anymore.

    This what im pretty going through right now.
    bigcrazy859on December 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song seems to fit pretty well in my life at the moment...

    I don't think this song is about cheating so much as I think it could be about some form of addiction. Like maybe alcohol or drugs. Mostly because of the line "Do you believe, that the way you choose to be, I've always had to see the brighter side of things so I don't lose my faith." Like, her choosing to live the way she does is killing him.

    "I'm haunted by your apathy, and all that's left is killing me."
    I can relate to that... My boyfriend drinks a lot, and I'm a very fragile individual who's against that. He's gotten drunk a few times around me, and it really bothers me.. Yet he acts like it's nothing; apathetic. I'm afraid this issue could make or break our relationship... I'm holding on for now though.
    lost_in_the_lyricson January 11, 2011   Link

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