"Bury Me Alive" as written by and Benjamin Burnley....
I keep falling out of line
I was drained and left behind
All will fade and petrify
Feed the hate and start the lies
Falling in between, I am caught beneath

Light the way and let me go (suffocate inside)
I will break and watch you crawl
Bury me alive!

I keep falling out of time
I was blamed and cauterized
All will change and calcify
Feed the hate and start the lies
Falling in between, I am caught beneath

Light the way and let me go (suffocate inside)
I will break and watch you crawl
Bury me alive!

Control!
Lies inside, lies inside

Light the way and let me go (suffocate inside)
I will break and watch you crawl
Bury me alive!
Light the way and let me go (suffocate inside)
I will break and watch you crawl
Bury me alive! bury me alive!
Bury me alive!


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"Bury Me Alive" as written by Benjamin Burnley

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    General CommentNo idea what he means by "caught between". He says this so many times in the album.
    Legendkiler101on July 10, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI keep falling out of line (He keeps losing to his addiction)
    I was drained and left behind (The woman he was addicted to drained him off all he had and pretty much forgot about him)
    All will fade and petrify (It’ll all be in the past soon. The word Petrify means; to make (someone) so frightened that they are unable to move or think. I think he wants to hurt her because of the pain she’s caused him)
    Feed the hate and start the lies (Feeding into the hate she has for him, he’ll hurt her. Start the lies could mean he’ll try to believe she loves him still)
    Falling in between, I am caught beneath (Falling in between their love they had, he’s trapped in her love)
    Light the way and let me go suffocate inside (He’s telling her to show him the way and to let him go because it probably is better that way. Meanwhile he’ll suffocate inside.)
    I will break and watch you crawl (He knows he’ll eventually break because he can’t stay away from her. Their relationship is pure poison and will leave her crawling, drowning in emotions)
    Bury me alive! (It’ll kill him to be with her but it kills him to not have her too)
    I keep falling out of time (He keeps relapsing on times they spent together)
    I was blamed and cauterized (Their story was one sided. He took all the blame, but she was to blame too)
    All will change and calcify (With time, he’ll start to harden and not care)
    Control! (He has to remind himself to maintain control with her. He screams this in the song, signifying he’s angry and losing it)
    Lies inside, lies inside (She’s a liar and so is he. They both lie about how they feel about each other. He loves her. She left him. He wants her even if it’s kills him to be with her. Her feelings she denies. She doesn’t allow herself to feel for him, which is why she probably left him.)
    My take on the song.
    immafanofthaton January 27, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI think "Bury me alive" <--- that line alone means look I'm going through so much pain you might as well place me in my coffin alive and bury me because it can't get much worse than this. This is rock bottom for me.

    "All will change and calcify" <--- my life is crap right now but life will change for me. Eventually I'm not even going to care about any of this.

    "I will break and watch you crawl" I think she messes up in life a lot. He's trying to leave her in the past and move on but he will cave in and watch her mess her life up. It bothers him that she is so careless about her actions but maybe he also gets a sick pleasure from seeing her down? You love someone so much that when you feel betrayed by them, you hate them.... but deep down you really do love them more than anything.

    The song is sung in such a dark "I'm a villain tone" so maybe she got him mad over her mistakes and also for leaving him.

    I love it.

    longsufferingon March 18, 2017   Link
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    Song MeaningPretty sure this song is critical of abortion. I know that sounds weird but it makes sense to me. "Bury me alive" is like how aborted fetuses are "killed" while they're "alive," and they're "buried alive" because they were taken prematurely. The references to petrifying and calcifying likely refer to postmortem calcification of the fetal tissue, or simply just being still and dead and being reduced to a skeleton. The "hate and the lies" that he says to "feed" is referring to the controversy over abortion, basically saying that while people are busy arguing about it, fetuses are still being aborted. The rest of the lyrics are likely descriptions of the actual process of aborting the fetus, like cauterization or lighting the womb and allowing the fetus to "suffocate inside."

    Sounds crazy but I don't think it's as simple as say, a song about not giving a shit what people think. BB songs seem to have a basic interpretation for NORPs who buy their music but a deeper meaning behind that facade.
    tenebrousabysson June 25, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationTheir lyrics can be interpreted in all kinds of scenarios. I saw this as a man who goes on a power trip and his victim is his ex-girlfriend. He wants her crawling and on her knees. When he’s attacking her he says feed the hate and start the lies. I pictured her saying she always loved him, not to kill her, and that she never meant to hurt him sort of thing. He yells control! And I pictured him trying not to kill her, but she’s all bloody and lying to him about how much she cared.

    I keep falling out of line (I think he keeps slipping up from what’s right and what’s considered wrong)
    I was drained and left behind (He gave a lot of himself to her, even doing what was wrong to keep her satisfied but it was all for nothing. She left him behind; broke up with him)
    All will fade and petrify (I think this is where he turns into slim shady and he wants to kill her)
    Feed the hate and start the lies (He’ll feed into his hate for her and she can tell him all the lies like how she always loved him and didn’t mean to leave)
    Falling in between, I am caught beneath (He falls in between his own emotions and gets caught up in them)

    Light the way and let me go (suffocate inside) (I think he wants to see her messed up)
    I will break and watch you crawl (He’ll break and give into his hate and wants to see her crawl as she suffers through his verbal and physical torment)
    Bury me alive! (Buried in all his emotions he’s alive but very dead to everyone and everything)

    I keep falling out of time (Him slipping up in life)
    I was blamed and cauterized (People blame him and burn him with their words for what he’s done)
    All will change and calcify (He might have feelings now about it but he’ll calcify and not feel anything about it soon)
    Feed the hate and start the lies (see above for interpretation)
    Falling in between, I am caught beneath (see above for interpretation)

    Control! (He loses it and becomes extremely violent)
    Lies inside, lies inside (He has to live with so many lies that she fed him)
    hiddenmeaningzon February 07, 2017   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me or his inner Trent Reznor coming out in the first few lines of this song? It sounds like he is giving tribute to NIN to me.
    threerowsbackon June 30, 2015   Link

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