"What You Need" as written by and Oliver Scott Sykes Jordan Keith Attwood Fish....
You're hypnotized, can't see the signs
I'd like to help you, but I think it's too late
Made up your mind and now you're blind
I guess it's easier than making mistakes

Don't ask me why then roll your eyes at the answer
You want to fight, but I won't bite at the page
And I'ma try and change your eyes to the pain
'Cause I will tell you

So don't tell me what I can't see
'Cause we both know it's you, not me
You don't want this but it's what you need
And you'll see it when you believe

You'll see it, you'll see it
You'll see it when you believe
You'll see it, you'll see it
And you'll see it when you believe

Give me a break 'cause I can't take
Another second, you're a fucking addict
I need the time to change your mind
How can I move you when you're stuck in your ways

Don't ask me why then roll your eyes at the answer
You want to fight, but I don't bite on the bait
And I'm not tryin' to change your eyes from the pain
I'm just saying, no I'm just saying

Don't come crawling back to me when you break down
'Cause you dug yourself into this hole all by yourself
Don't come crawling back to me when you break down
You can find somebody else

So don't tell me what I can't see
'Cause we both know it's you, not me
You don't want this but it's what you need
And you'll see it when you believe

So don't tell me what I can't see
'Cause we both know it's you, not me
You don't want this but it's what you need
And you'll see it when you believe

You'll see it, you'll see it
You'll see it when you believe
You'll see it, you'll see it
And you'll see it when you believe

Yeah, hell yeah
You make me want to slit my wrists and play in my own blood
Yeah, hell yeah
You make me want to kill myself just for the fucking fun
Yeah, hell yeah
You make me want to slit my wrists and play in my own blood
Yeah, hell yeah
You make me want to kill myself just for the fucking fun

So don't tell me what I can't see
'Cause we both know it's you, not me
You don't want this but it's what you need
And you'll see it when you believe
And you'll see it when you believe


Lyrics submitted by AdamArtz, edited by darkforce100

"What You Need" as written by Lee David Malia Jordan Keith Attwood Fish

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    General CommentI love this song so much! Bit off topic, but has anyone heard of the band FROM INSIDE?? Well I read on Twitter that Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish have written all the music for them cos they are good friends in the UK. Check out their music video for their single BE YOURSELF - FROM INSIDE by searching on Youtube, it sounds very BMTH but still its ridiculous good obviously. Mad that they are doing this too for friends bands now, really love them :D
    jessheartxxon August 14, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt's a commentary on what happened with Oli's addiction, and how the people that really cared stayed even though he was pushing them away, but sort of written from both Oli's and the rest of the bands perspective, almost like a conversation.
    gUnSfØrHanDson November 29, 2015   Link
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    General Commentits the other person in the relationship that's the problem
    Emo0Freakon February 16, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much! Bit off topic, but has anyone heard of the band FROM INSIDE?? Well I read on Twitter that Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish have written all the music for them cos they are good friends in the UK. Check out their music video for their single BE YOURSELF - FROM INSIDE by searching on Youtube, it sounds very BMTH but still its ridiculous good obviously. Mad that they are doing this too for friends bands now, really love them :D
    jessheartxxon August 14, 2017   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationHe's basically trying to convince someone to stop taking drugs. 'Give me a break cause I cant take another second youre a fuking addict'. I think I might just be taking that line too literally because the rest of the song doesnt really support that idea.
    If im wrong about this, can someone please correct me. Or tell me what the song actually means. That would be greatly appreciated
    Anyway, awesome song! BMTH rulz!
    jonjonwinnyon October 18, 2015   Link
  • -1
    My Interpretation- These are my thoughts and my opinions -


    "You're hypnotized, can't see the signs
    I'd like to help you but I think it's too late
    Made up your mind and now you're blind
    I guess it's easier than making mistakes"

    This person(guy) has a friend(girl) or someone closer that keeps making the same mistakes over and over again. Never learning from the first time, so this person is getting frustrated with her.


    "Don't ask me why then roll your eyes at the answer
    You want a fight, but I won't bite on the bait
    And I'm not trying to change your eyes so don't panic
    Cause I'm not selling"

    This friend always cries to this person so the he possibly confronts the her and tells her the truth. The friend takes offence for she doesn't want to hear it. She pushes him away even though he tries to help her and this guy is slowly getting tired of it.


    "So don't tell me what I can't see
    Cause we both know it's you, not me
    You don't want this but it's what you need
    And you'll see it when you believe"

    This friend attacks the person that tries to help. He starts to get annoyed and slowly realizes that the only way that this friend will get better is if she hits rock bottom. He see's that this she can't be helped till she see's what she is doing to herself.


    "You'll see it, you'll see it
    You'll see it when you believe
    You'll see it, you'll see it
    And you'll see it when you believe"

    The friend keeps coming back to cry on him, but refuses to help for he is waiting for the friend to hit the bottom.


    "Give me a break cause I can't take
    Another second, you're a fucking headache
    I ain't got time to change your mind
    How can I move you when you're stuck in your ways"

    This person is getting angrier at the friend and is losing hope of helping her. He is starting to care less about her for he is getting sick and tired of it.


    "Don't ask me why then roll your eyes at the answer
    You want a fight, but I don't bite on the bait
    And I'm not trying to change your eyes so don't panic
    I'm just saying, well I'm just saying"



    "Don't come crawling back to me when you break down
    Cause you dug yourself into this hole all by yourself
    Don't come crawling back to me when you break down
    You can find somebody else"

    This person bluntly told the friend this. He is now at the point where he gave up on the friend. He feels that he can't do it anymore. This person is put through unneeded stress due to his friend so he is explaining his thoughts.


    "So don't tell me what I can't see
    Cause we both know it's you, not me
    You don't want this but it's what you need
    And you'll see it when you believe"


    "Don't tell me what I can't see
    Cause we both know it's you, not me
    You don't want this but it's what you need
    And you'll see it when you believe"


    "You'll see it, you'll see it
    You'll see it when you believe
    You'll see it, you'll see it
    And you'll see it when you believe"


    "Yeah, hell yeah
    You make me wanna slit my wrists and play in my own blood
    Yeah, hell yeah
    You make me wanna kill myself just for the fucking fun
    (Alright)
    Yeah, hell yeah
    You make me wanna slit my wrists and play in my own blood
    Yeah, hell yeah
    You make me wanna kill myself just for the fucking fun"

    - Alright, when some people hear this, they tend to take this literally. To me, I feel that this person is angry. -
    He feels anger, frustration, disappointment, annoyed,and so on towards his friend. This symbolizes that this person would rather deal with physical pain than to hear her pointless complaints. He is pushed so far off the edge that he could give no f**** anymore. He is just done with her and everything that she cries about.


    "So don't tell me what I can't see
    Cause we both know it's you, not me
    You don't want this but it's what you need
    And you'll see it when you believe
    And you'll see it when you believe"



    - I've personally been through this many times in my life so I can totally understand where this person is coming from. I hope my thoughts on this song helped you understand it better, but for all I know, I could be wrong about his so please share your thoughts as well! ^_^ -
    SeenItAllBeforon November 16, 2015   Link

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