"Override" as written by and Chris Fehn Anders Colsefni....
The ghosts have killed enough
Familiar haunts have had enough
Too much thought will give you doubt
And now they found you
It's safer in an encage
They can tell you what to say
All your dreams come with a price, so they own you
But what did you expect?
Was it too much to protect?
Did you understand they had selfish intentions?
And they were pulling you in opposite directions

You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground
You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground
We are the override oh oh
We are the override

The dead don't know, the dead are lonely
A fascination phase
When this mercy execution says it's over
You follow as preferred
Now their plans are un-detoured
Who can bring them in to sew the seed?
It's over
Even hate starts out as love
Sometimes when it's all you want
Maybe satisfaction will take you for granted
And all this hope is the emotion you abandoned

You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground
You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground
We are the override
We are the override, yeah

You clawed out from nothing and I sent you back
Fought to the metal, and law's what you lacked
Covered in sores, you cannot be the one
You are the answer to why we have risen
You are not the way
You are judged to feel afraid
You are simple and unchanged
We believe you should give up
Give up
Give up
God and his mercy will take you for granted
When all that's left is a life you abandoned

You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground
You don't know the hell that's coming
Everybody get on the ground
We are the override oh oh
We are the override

Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up


Lyrics submitted by killerzrquiet

"Override" as written by James Root Corey Taylor

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    My InterpretationThis really isn't an easy song to understand but I think I have finally have some sort of Interpretation. From reading the lyrics there are a lot of throw-offs. Basically, sentences that have no connection to other sentences. The song is obviously trying to lead the listener into thinking it's a religious song. Ghosts, dead, hell, God, mercy etc... But that's merely a throw-off.

    Deep down I feel that the song is trying to convey some form of habit breaking. Or trying to break free from something holding you back. In this case, it seems like the song is about loneliness and how things can break a person. Allow me to explain why...

    "All your dreams come with a price, so they own you
    But what did you expect?
    Was it too much to protect?
    Did you understand they had selfish intentions?
    And they were pulling you in opposite directions"

    This quote says a lot to me. All dreams come with a price and that is so true! The things we desire in life are usually to good to be true. For example, finding the perfect love. Usually a desire like that is just too much to protect. 9 times out of 10 people let you down and then pull you in opposite directions. Directions you do not want to go to.

    In doing all of this you realise how lonely you feel. But a strong urge lurks in us all. An urge to fight back and be the Override.

    Also notice how Corey says "we are the Override", this could imply that there are many of us out there who want to break the habits of self loathing. This is just my opinion though.
    StrikingMagic77on August 05, 2017   Link

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