"Pittsburgh" as written by and Joel Birch Ahren Stringer....
I've been searching for an exit,
But I'm lost inside my head,
Where I spend every waking moment,
Wishing I was dead.

For a few minutes,
Get me away from here,
For a few minutes,
Wipe away my tears.

For I am lost right now as the ocean deep,
I am low my friend and how my heart does sink,
Yeah I am lost right now as the ocean deep,
I am low my friend and how my heart does sink.

It's like there's cancer in my blood,
It's like there's water in my lungs.,
And I can't take another step,
Please tell me I am not undone.

It's like there's fire in my skin,
And I'm drowning from within,
I can't take another breath,
Please tell me I am not undone.

I've been searching for an exit,
But I'm lost inside my head,
Where I spend every waking moment,
Wishing this would end.

I can't take another step,
I can not live inside my mind,
I can't face another day,
I am so fucking tired.

For I am lost right now as the ocean deep,
I am low my friend and how my heart does sink,
Yeah I am lost right now as the ocean deep,
I am low my friend and how my heart does sink.

It's like there's cancer in my blood,
It's like there's water in my lungs,
And I can't take another step,
Please tell me I am not undone.

It's like there's fire in my skin,
And I'm drowning from within,
I can't take another breath,
Please tell me I am not undone.

I've been searching for an exit,
But I'm lost inside my head,
I spend every waking moment,
Wishing I was dead.

I'll take another step for you,
I'll shed my tears until I drown, or until I am underground.
I'll take another breath for you,
Will you still be there when I'm home, out from the great unknown?

It's like there's cancer in my blood,
It's like there's water in my lungs,
And I can't take another step,
Please tell me I am not undone.

It's like there's fire in my skin,
And I'm drowning from within,
I can't take another breath,
Please tell me I am not undone.

It's like there's cancer in my blood,
It's like there's water in my lungs,
And I can't take another step,
Please tell me I am not undone.

It's like there's fire in my skin,
And I'm drowning from within,
I can't take another breath,
Please tell me I am not undone.


Lyrics submitted by DeBeTwe

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  • +2
    Song FactJoel Birch was going through alcohol withdrawal so Amity Affliction had to cancel their set... in Pittsburgh. That occurred in 2013, this album was released in 2014. To me it seems this song is about reaching rock bottom.
    ccntsodaon August 09, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know its not what the song is about, but to me it reminds me of someone who is going through depression and contemplating suicide although they don't want to be "undone". To me depression can be just as painful as having cancer in your blood, fire in your skin or drowning from within. I'm not a huge fan of music with the screaming but when I first heard this on the radio on my way to work, I was shocked with the levels of emotion this song produced. I'm impressed.
    ryanMkon May 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think it's about the feeling of drowning in your own body when you're addicted to alcohol or drugs.

    I think the person in this song overdosed and is drowning in his body when he realises that he's dying from this and is desperately trying to get out and not drown.
    DeBeTweon April 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionTo me, what I think this song means could be 2 different things.
    1. It could mean what Joel went through, and what his depression was leading him to do. To have thoughts of not wanting live, to just get out of the world, but he soon realized his life has meaning, "please tell me I'm not undone" could mean his life isn't finished just yet. Joel is living his life to the fullest and never gave up.
    2. This song could also mean how some people feel when they are depressed. They start doing things to recover from it, such as the drinking, or it could be anything. It also explains how some people feel a certain from the inside, emptiness and feel like no one cares and then they begin to consume themselves with negative thoughts.
    Dreamshade18on December 08, 2014   Link

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