Anybody out there?
Anyone at all?
Can you finally hear this deep in
Scratching through the wall?

Came far to find me...
Down the rabbit hole...
Watch me smiling back while
Chewing on my skull

I know...
Wont forget...
Limped away
From the wreck

Is the monkey breathing?
Lookin' kinda sick...
Got a witty comment for me?
Have yourself a kick!

Does it make you feel good?
Are you full and strong?
Gonna end up in this cage and
I hope your stay is long

I know...
Wont forget...
Limped away
From the wreck

We'll never know what this is
'Til we take a look inside
I'm sure we'll find what came before it dies

We'll never know what this is
'Til we take a look inside
I'm sure we'll find what came before

Had enough - I don't need you to stick my hide
Had enough - no more tears for me left to cry
Had enough - I don't need you to blind my eyes
Had enough - no more tears for me left to cry

I know
Wont forget
Limped away
From the wreck

We'll never know what this is
'Til we take a look inside
I'm sure we'll find what came before it dies

We'll never know what this is
'Til we take a look inside
I'm sure we'll find what came before

Had enough - I don't need you to stick my hide
Had enough - no more tears for me left to cry
Had enough - I don't need you to blind my eyes
Had enough - no more tears for me left to cry


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Lab Monkey song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentHow we prejudge others who have problems such as mental illness, addiction, alchoholism...how we place them all in a category and think we know them. Also how we hurt them with our judgeing eyes and cast such a dark light on their existence that they feel trapped and caged by our judgemental eyes.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon June 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about how we poke and prod at "abnormal" people such as the mentally ill, the homosexual community, the handicapped etc. and treat them like lab specimens like they have some valid scientific purpose or something
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron March 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a lab monkey; that is if it could write a song. The theme is animal cruelty, taking a nod from Man in the Box.
    pdeepyon August 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI believe this song is about taking the idea of animal testing and putting it in the thought of abuse.

    "Anybody out there? Anyone at all? Can you finally hear this deep in scratching through the wall?"
    -lonely person looking for someone to spend time with.

    "Came far to find me... Down the rabbit hole... Watch me smiling back while
    Chewing on my skull."
    -An abuser finds him and the lonely person is happy at first.

    "I know... Won't forget... Limped away, From the wreck."
    -usually when abuse happens, it's because the abused is doing something wrong and the abuser is trying to teach them it's bad. (according to the abuser)

    "Is the monkey breathing? Lookin' kinda sick... Got a witty comment for me?
    Have yourself a kick!"
    -The abused person is hurt and damaged, but can't tell anyone to stop.

    " Does it make you feel good? Are you full and strong? Gonna end up in this cage and I hope your stay is long."
    -The abused hates the abuser now and hopes that someone will fight him.

    "We'll never know what this is 'Til we take a look inside I'm sure we'll find what came before it dies."
    -Referencing animal testing here, abuser hopes to hurt him without the abused leaving and doesn't know why the abused doesn't fight back.

    "Had enough - I don't need you to stick my hide
    Had enough - no more tears for me left to cry
    Had enough - I don't need you to blind my eyes
    Had enough - no more tears for me left to cry"
    -The abused has had enough and leaves.

    Probably my favorite song on the new album and I probably could of worded it better, but that's my interpretation. thanks for reading.
    CaptainCoxon September 22, 2013   Link
  • -1
    Song MeaningThe lyrics relate to the events of 9/11 and the cover up.

    to un-earth what really happened on that, takes a lot of digging and the "rabbit hole" goes pretty deep.

    Anyone who talks about it and knows the truth, gets laughed at and dissed. On message boards they'll get nasty "comments" and talk smack to you.

    While all the time, they are the ones who ultimately are the "lab monkeys" because they're eyes are "blind".

    "End up in a cage" - I believe this relates to the FEMA camps the U.S. Citizens will end up in because of the government.

    the 9/11 event, needs to be re-investigated and fully evaluated and that is what is meant by the "till we take a look inside"
    dmhennenon June 08, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is about one thing and one thing only

    AIC coming out of "retirement"

    "I'm sure we'll find, what came before....it dies"!

    Plus it's talking about the critics and the pain going on....
    killervon August 03, 2013   Link

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