"Doomed" as written by and Oliver Scott Sykes Jordan Keith Attwood Fish....
Cut off my wings and come lock me up.
Just pull the plug yeah, I've had enough.
Tear me to pieces, sell me for parts.
You're all vampires so here, you can have my heart.

You can have my heart.
You can have my heart.
You can have my heart.

The world's a funeral, a room of ghosts.
No hint of movement, no sign of pulse.
Only an echo, just skin and bone.
They kicked the chair but we, we helped tie the rope.

You can have my heart.
You can have my heart.
You can have my heart.

So come rain on my parade cause I wanna feel it.
Come shove me over the edge cause my head is in overdrive.
I'm sorry but it's too late and it's not worth saving.
So come rain on my parade...

I think we're doomed...
I think we're doomed...
And now there's no way back!

You must have made some kind of mistake.
I asked for Death but instead I'm awake.
The Devil told me: "No room for cheats".
I thought I sold my soul, but he kept the receipt.

So leave a light on, I’m coming home.
It's getting darker but I'll carry on.
The sun don't shine but it never did.
And when it rains it fucking pours but I think I like it.
And you know that I'm in love with the mess.
I think I like it!

So come rain on my parade cause I wanna feel it.
Come shove me over the edge cause my head is in overdrive.
I'm sorry but it's too late and it's not worth saving.
So come rain on my parade...

I think we're doomed...
I think we're doomed...
And now there's no way back!

I think we're doomed...
I think we're doomed...
And now there's no way back!

So come rain on my parade cause I wanna feel it.
Come shove me over the edge cause my head is in overdrive.
I'm sorry but it's too late and it's not worth saving.
So come rain on my parade...

I think we're doomed...
I think we're doomed...
And now there's no way back!


Lyrics submitted by AdamArtz, edited by darkforce100, BDoG01, MilkManMike

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  • +4
    My InterpretationI think that, as in One from Metallica, this song is about a person in vegetative state, but from their point of view.

    For example, in the lines:

    "Cut off my wings and come lock me up"
    Could be locked up in a box, like in a coffin.

    "Just pull the plug yeah, I've had enough"
    Seems like he is connected to some machines and doesn't want to live anymore.

    Then, in "You're all vampires so here
    You can have my heart"
    Could be saying that because he will be dead, the hospital he is being locked up in can get his organs for donation.

    "No hint of movement, no sign of pulse"
    As said, the person is vegetative, so cannot move.

    "Only an echo, just skin and bone"
    Literally, it's just skin and bone, there is no life inside.


    "So come rain on my parade"
    The parade could be the person's funeral.

    "Come shove me over the edge"
    Getting buried, maybe.

    "I'm sorry but it's too late
    And it's not worth saving"
    Maybe this is towards the person's family, telling them not to have hope, because he will never wake up from that state.

    "You must of made some kind of mistake
    I asked for death, but instead I'm awake"
    Again, the person is nearly dead, but still alive. He wants to die, but can't, and it wasn't his choice.

    "The devil told me no room for cheats
    I thought I sold my soul, but he kept the receipt"
    These lines could mean that this person tried to commit suicide, but failed.

    "So leave the lights on I’m coming home
    It's getting darker but I carry on
    The sun won't shine here, it never did
    And when it rains, it fucking pours
    But I think I like it
    And you know that I'm love with the pain
    I think I like it"
    These lines could lead to another interpretation.
    Maybe the whole song is, as stated above, about a person who tried to kill themselves, they don't want to be alive. But perhaps this last stanza means that the person changed their mind and will try to live again.

    "So leave the lights on I’m coming home"
    He is going home again, trying to start to live again.

    "It's getting darker but I carry on
    The sun won't shine here, it never did"
    The world he lives in was dark, that's why he tried to kill himself. The world is still as dark and he remembers why he tried to commit suicide, but he will carry on and try to live again.

    "And you know that I'm love with the pain"
    Maybe he tried to kill himself by cutting his wrists.



    So, in my opinion, the song can be about a person in vegetative state, that wants to die. Or it could be about a person who tried to commit suicide and now want another chance to live.
    Or maybe that second chance is death, so that's why he wants to not be alive.

    Sorry for my english and for some not-so-well written things, but I wanted to share my view on this song.

    BMTH has powerful lyrics.

    :)
    Davesynon November 04, 2015   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThere are many opinions about this song. It's my favorite one from the album and one of my favorite musics from BMTH. Here is what i think about the lyrics:

    To me, Doomed is about an apathetic and suicide person. In the first part,
    "Cut off my wings and come lock me up
    Just pull the plug yeah, I've had enough
    Tear me to pieces, sell me for parts
    You're all vampires so here

    You can have my heart"
    it feels like a guy who is so tired of life that he doesn't even care anymore. He's dead inside. "Tear me to pieces, sell me for parts", is like he is so depressed that it wouldn't matter, he just doesn't care. He just wants to die.

    And then there's the second part:
    "The walls are a funeral, I run with ghosts
    No hint of movement, no sign of pulse
    Only an echo, just skin and bone
    Then kick the chair but we, we help tie the rope"

    Well, in the way i see it, it's about depression. It's like the guy doesn't feel the people arround him anymore, they're all ghosts arround him.
    "No sign of pulse", to me, is like everyone is kind of dead too. We're all fucked up, we're not really living. People's true nature is gone, so they're basically "just skin and bone" - there's nothing left inside them.

    And then finally, the third part (my favorite one):

    "So come rain on my parade
    'Cause I want to feel it
    Come shove me over the edge
    'Cause my head is in overdrive
    I'm sorry but it's too late
    And it's not worth saving
    So come rain on my parade
    I think we're doomed
    I think we're doomed
    And there is no way back"

    The way i see it, the guy is embrassing his demons.

    It took me a while to understand that. In this part, the guy wants to feel alive again. Wants to feel real people arround him.
    "So come rain on my parade, 'cause i want to feel it" - he wants so bad to feel anything - anything at all - again. He's tired of being apathetic, of not being really alive.
    "Come shove me over the edge, 'cause my head is in overdrive" - it's like "show me the edge 'cause i can't take this anymore". It's like his mind is so confused about everything that he doesn't know what to do, he's lost.
    "I'm sorry but it's too late, and it's not worth saving" - maybe, he thinks that he's helpless, unfixable.
    "So come rain on my parade
    I think we're doomed, i think we're doomed" - again, the "so come rain on my parade", that we already know what it means: basically, "come and make me feel anything again". But know, there's the "I think we're doomed" part. I think that what Oli is trying to say is that we're all condemned to feel like this at some point in our lives. One day, we're all gonna have to face our demons, but instead of fighting, we should just embrace and learn with them. Again, we're all fucked up, guys. But here is the thing: is it really bad to feel like that?
    There's always going to be a sad moment in everyone's life, but that is necessary for our growth. We're all going to feel alone or like crap at some point,and that's just life. Life sucks, but there's nothing we can do. Maybe, we can just accept that and try to be happy.

    Now, the other parts:
    "You must of made some kind of mistake
    I asked for death, but instead I'm awake
    The devil told me no room for cheats
    I thought I sold my soul, but he kept the receipt"

    I think that this part is about second chances. I mean, he wanted to die before and he's still alive. He didn't really sold his soul, he just got another chance. :)

    Continuing...
    "So leave the lights on I’m coming home
    It's getting darker but I carry on
    The sun won't shine here, it never did
    And when it rains, it fucking pours
    But I think I like it
    And you know that I'm love with the pain
    I think I like it"

    I think that the guy is trying to leave his apathy behind. "So leave the lights on, i'm coming home" - it's like "i'm going back to who i used to be". "It's getting darker but i carry on" - it's like "it will be hard, but i'll make it".
    "The sun won't shine here, it never did" - it wasn't easy then, and it won't be easy now. I also think that this part is about how you can't find light without going through dark first, even though the guy still in the dark, but trying to get out.
    And then, there's the: "And when it rains, it fucking pours
    But I think I like it
    And you know that I'm love with the pain
    I think I like it" - Well, i've got two interpretations of this part. The first one:

    "And you know that I'm love with the pain, i think I like it" - i think that he used to like being alone, despite of everything. He was able to realize things that he couldn't before in that time and to think in a different way.

    The second one:
    "When it rains it fucking pours, but i think i like it" - maybe, when there's finally rain, when he finally feels ("so come RAIN on my parade"), it poured. He felt again and it kind of scared him.

    "And you know that i'm in love with the pain, i think i like it" - he was feeling again, and it was weird, but he liked it. He loved the feeling of feeling again. :)


    So, this is mine interpretation of "Doomed" - one of my favorite songs in the world. In short, the song is about ups and downs that life has.
    The whole "That's the Spirit" album talks about finding light in the darkness, and Doomed shows it perfectly.

    I'm sorry for my english, hope you could understand at least most of it.
    I also hope you enjoyed it.
    Thanks,
    Luísa.
    DoomedGirlon August 24, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWho new Oli Sykes had so many pluses? He can scream, he can sing beautifully and he's hot! I dont know what this song means so can someone please help me out?
    Anyway, best song off the album!
    BMTH rulz!
    jonjonwinnyon September 19, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI could be wrong but here is my thoughts:

    The first two verse's seem to be about giving up. Suffocating even. Feeling empty inside but still alive somehow.

    Then it seems that he tried calling it quits and he couldn't do it or something stopped him.
    After realizing he has more to do, he decided to keep on going and not quit no matter how hard life gets.


    Just my thought. Hope it's good.
    newloreon October 12, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis is my interpretation of the song. It may be a personal interpretation but this is one of their songs that I can relate to and here's some parts of the song:

    Cut off my wings and come lock me up
    (I'm tired of acting like a saint, "just cut off my wings" meaning push me over the edge and lock me up (physically and mentally) cause that's where I need to be/belong)
    Just pull the plug yeah, I've had enough
    (You're allowed to kill me, I've had enough of this life)
    Tear me to pieces, sell me for parts
    (Tear me to pieces, physically or mentally, it's your choice, then sell my body parts, do whatever you want cause it's just a shell)
    You're all vampires so here
    (You're all sadistic bloodthirsty beings, I agree I am sometimes too)
    You can have my heart
    You can have my heart
    You can have my heart
    (You can have my heart, literally or for love, that depends if you let me love you or not)
    The world's a funeral, a room of ghosts
    (There's death everywhere, people are dead on the inside)
    No hint of movement, no sign of pulse
    Only an echo, just skin and bone
    (We're dead on the inside)
    They kick the chair but we, we help tie the rope
    (They kicked the chair for me after (the darkness trying to influence me and) I helped tie the rope)

    So come rain on my parade
    'Cause I wanna feel it
    Come shove me over the edge
    'Cause my head is in overdrive
    ("Come rain on my parade" hurt me, help me feel something "shove me over the edge cause my head is in overdrive" my anxiety is killing me, my head won't shut up, just shove me over the edge)
    I'm sorry, but it's too late
    And it's not worth saving
    (It wasn't my choice but this is the path I was supposed to take, there's nothing you can do)
    So come rain on my parade
    I think we're doomed
    I think we're doomed
    And now there is no way back
    (I'm doomed, we're all doomed, we didn't take the opportunity to change paths)
    You must've made some kind of mistake
    I asked for death, but instead I'm awake
    (I'm physically alive but instead dead on the inside)
    The devil told me "No room for cheats"
    I thought I sold my soul, but he kept the receipt

    So leave the light on, I'm coming home
    It's getting darker, but I'll carry on
    (Leave a light on so I can find my way home, i'll push these negative thoughts away)
    The sun don't shine, but it never did
    And when it rains, it fucking pours
    (I've always been gloomy and I've never really "seen the sun", when it rains for other people it "fucking pours" for me OR when things are bad/when i'm sad "it comes in waves, I close my eyes, hold my breath and let it bury me"
    But I think I like it
    And you know that I'm in love with the mess
    I think I like it
    (I hate the depression and the darkness but I like it at the same time cause it's a part of me and I don't know any better)
    tinyelfinjoeyon October 20, 2016   Link

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