I think this song is about danny getting over his addiction to drugs....

Am I insane?
I ask myself over and over and over again
Trapped in my brain
Pull it out from the cracks in my skull
Am I alone?
Surrounded by shadows
I think I might just be suffocating

The devil came to take me to hell
But I'm already there.

Am I insane?
Am I insane?
Am I insane?

The devil came to take me to hell
But I'm already there.

[Chorus]
I won't let you be the death of me
No I refuse to let you bring me down
Bring me down
I won't let you make me out to be
The one who's in the wrong
And I've lost my mind before
But now I'm back
And I'm better than ever.

Am I insane?
I've rolled myself over
And screamed till I spit up blood
Trapped in my brain
The answer has taken my hands to pull my eyeballs out

Am I alone?
The voices who fight in my brain just won't fucking go away

The devil came to take me to hell
But I'm already there.

Am I insane?
Am I insane?
Am I insane?

Am I alone surrounded by death?
I think this might just be the end

Am I insane?
Am I insane?
Am I insane?

The devil came to take me to hell
But I'm already there.

You can't take this away from me
You can't release these demons
You can't make this OK for me
You're the one who caused these feelings

I apologize for what I'm about to do
I try to sympathize
But at the end of the day
You brought this on yourself

[Chorus]
I won't let you be the death of me
No I refuse to let you bring me down
Bring me down
I won't let you make me out to be
The one who's in the wrong
And I've lost my mind before
But now I'm back
And I'm better than ever
Now I'm back
And I'm better than ever

The tears
Have left a blur
That I can't explain
The pain
Has left a hole
In which my heart should've been

I'm blind with rage
And I can't shake this feeling
Irrational
Impetuous
And intemperate

I'm blind with rage
And I can't shake this feeling
Irrational
Impetuous
And temperate

I won't let you be the death of me
I refuse to let you bring me down
Bring me down
I won't let you make me out to be
The one who's in the wrong
And I lost my mind before
But I'm back and I'm better than ever



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    Song Meaning:Bits and pieces hint to the meaning of this song.

    In the music video the kid asks Danny, "Is it bad?" And Danny simply responds with, "My friend, Sin is really a matter of perspective."

    Am I insane?
    I ask myself over and over and over again
    Trapped in my brain

    Danny is asking himself if he is literally insane. Going back to Reckless & Relentless on the song Closure. Danny says you wouldn't survive one night in his shoes. Simply putting it, Danny is addicted and he knows he is but there is nothing he can do to stop. Simply saying "Am I insane? I ask myself over and over again." Translates to, Whats wrong with me? Danny feels trapped in his own head, he feels the only way to get answers or do anything is to drink or sniff cocaine.

    "Am I alone?
    Surrounded by shadows
    I think I might just be suffocating"

    He feels like he is alone, no one wants be near him when he does this shit so he can't say he has friends to help him out so he feels alone, surrounded by only shadows that are around him and he feels death is close, that's hinted by "I think I might just be suffocating".

    The devil came to take me to hell
    But I'm already there.
    Am I insane?
    Am I insane?
    Am I insane?
    The devil came to take me to hell
    But I'm already there.

    Danny knows his addictions are hellish, so hellish that he says the devil tried to get him, but he was already there, and he keeps asking himself if he really is insane.

    Danny then goes on to realize what he's doing is bad for him. when he says in the chorus, "I won't let you be the death of me, No I refuse to let you bring me down."

    At this point he realizes that his abusiveness to these substances are bad, eventually they will kill him. He wants to die a more honorable death then from a drug addiction. So he is telling the substances that he refuses to let them bring him down any longer.

    He also says in the second part of the chorus that he won't let these things define who he is. He wants to be known as Danny Worsnop, not a coke addicted alcohol fueled train wreck. He doesn't want this lifestyle anymore, he doesn't want to be in the wrong anymore. And then he realizes that he had lost his mind, thinking that this is okay for a living, and then he says I am back and better than ever, announcing he is done with drugs and alcohol abuse.

    Danny asks himself right after the chorus ends, is he really okay? Is this the answer he's wanted? And the screaming till he's spit up blood I would guess has a lot to do with him tearing his vocal chord late last year, I've torn one myself it's a lot like breaking the stitches after getting your tonsils removed.

    Danny has been arguing with himself at this point, saying "The voices who fight in my brain just won't fucking go away". He then asks himself again if he's insane or just going through a phase in life, but in between the Am I Insane? parts he says, "Am I alone surrounded by death?
    I think this might just be the end" Basically he thinks he's dying but isn't completely sure, I think this is his withdrawal he's talking about. Drug withdrawal is harsh, I wouldn't know myself but caffeine withdrawal headaches are too much for me, just imagine your entire body wanting this drug but you don't want it so you sweat like you've never had to before. If it's the first time someones had to deal with it, I'd think they were thinking they're going to die.

    I think this next part he is telling the drug that you can't save me from the hell I've been put through, you never helped me.

    You can't take this away from me
    You can't release these demons
    You can't make this OK for me
    You're the one who caused these feelings

    And then this is probably himself talking to himself or the bandmates making him quit the drug. Either option makes sense

    I apologize for what I'm about to do
    I try to sympathize
    But at the end of the day
    You brought this on yourself


    Danny talks here about something he lost dearly to him in that caused him to plummit into this addiction.

    The tears
    Have left a blur
    That I can't explain
    The pain
    Has left a hole
    In which my heart should've been

    I think here he wants to be mad and something but he doesn't know what it is and he is very impatient about his life and the course it's going.

    I'm blind with rage
    And I can't shake this feeling
    Irrational
    Impetuous
    And intemperate

    I'm blind with rage
    And I can't shake this feeling
    Irrational
    Impetuous
    And temperate


    And then at the end of the song he simply states he's done with the addiction. And he ready to end this chapter and go on with his life. Ending the song with a statement, "I'm back and I'm better than ever."
    AJAfuckingAon July 30, 2013   Link

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