"Strife" as written by Matthew Heafy, Corey Beaulieu, Paolo Gregoletto and David Draiman....
My anxiety's clawing
Out from deep within me
It burns within as my throat begins to cauterize

This negativity's leeching
Any shred of composure
Rationale has decayed and left me bound in madness

I reach for calm
I starve for a balance unknown
This burden tortures me deep in my soul

I've found that strife won't make the bleeding stop
Nor will it take away the pain
I feel like this search is all in vain
And I struggle to find my way

How I yearn for the silence
For an end to the voices
The calamity grows and the deafness leads to disarray

Guilt buries me alive
In a coffin criticized
I shouldered the blame and dug this hole for me to lay in

I reach for calm
I starve for a balance unknown
This burden tortures me deep in my soul

I've found that strife won't make the bleeding stop
Nor will it take away the pain
I feel like this search is all in vain
And I struggle to find my way

I've found that strife won't make the bleeding stop
Nor will it take away the pain
I feel like this search has been all in vain
And I struggle to find my way

I've found that strife won't make the bleeding stop
Nor will it take away the pain
I feel like this search is all in vain
And I struggle to find my way

I've found that strife won't make the bleeding stop
Nor will it take away the pain
I feel like this search has been all in vain
And I struggle to find my way


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"Strife" as written by David Draiman Corey Beaulieu

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    Song MeaningThis song is about anxiety and fear making it hard to live a normal life and communicate.

    "My anxiety's clawing
    Out from deep within me
    It burns within as my throat begins to cauterize"
    -This is referring to the anxiety attack beginning as it "cauterizes" his throat making it difficult to speak

    "This negativity's leeching
    Any shred of composure
    Rationale has decayed and left me bound in madness"
    -The negative thoughts are making it difficult to stay calm, eventually leading him to completely breakdown and lose all rationale

    "I reach for calm
    I starve for a balance unknown
    This burden tortures me deep in my soul"
    -He wants to calm down, and needs to find balance in his life. His inability to do so causes him great suffering.

    "I've found that strife won't make the bleeding stop
    Nor will it take away the pain
    I feel like this search is all in vain
    And I struggle to find my way"
    -He has found that getting angry won't help the situation any, and that his attempts to calm down and fix the situation are useless, as he struggles to make it through.

    "How I yearn for the silence
    For an end to the voices
    The calamity grows and the deafness leads to disarray"
    -He wants peace at last and for the voices in his head to go away. The disaster gets worse and leads to further chaos.

    "Guilt buries me alive
    In a coffin criticized
    I shouldered the blame and dug this hole for me to lay in"
    -The guilt of getting angry sets in and he feels buried by the criticism he receives. He accepts for responsibility for what he has done and then hides away.
    Nematoad1998on May 28, 2014   Link

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