"Bottom Feeder" as written by and Jeffrey Cleve Ling Benjamin Michael Gordon....
I’ve heard enough
No more, no more
You’ve had your time in the sun
Keep your head down kid, your fifteen seconds are done
I know it hurts, I wanted it this way
All these years, I’m still the voice you can’t destroy

I know how this one ends
Lying in the gutter spitting teeth at the sidewalk
I know how this one ends
So bite your tongue if you can’t tame it

Let’s get this straight, while you’re listening
In my world you count for nothing

Bow you’ll be the one to
Drown, with the rats and the snakes
Bow, you’ll be the one to drown

Bottom feeder
Bottom feeder
Bottom feeder
Bottom feeder

I’ve heard enough
I’ve heard enough to know
Who talks the talk, who walks the walk
And who’s for fucking show
I know it hurts, I know it cuts
That I’m still standing
I’m everything you’re fucking not

I know how this one ends
Running from the world as your lies begin to cave
I know how this one ends
Your hollow words make shallow graves

Let’s get this straight, while you’re listening
In my world you count for nothing

Let’s get this straight, while you’re listening
In my world you count for nothing

Bow, you’ll be the one to
Drown, with the rats and the snakes
Bow, you’ll be the one to
Drown

Bottom feeder

Bow, you’ll be the one to
Drown, with the rats and the snakes
Bow, you’ll be the one to
Drown

Bottom feeder

I see I feel no guilt, like I feel no pain
Like I feel the fire running through my veins
You can’t draw blood when my heart beats cold
I can take your word like I take your name
An ego lost in the valley of self disdain
Pride cometh before the fall
And you’ll break as I watch it all collapse

No mercy, no peace, you can’t escape this beast
No mercy, no peace, you can’t escape this beast
No mercy, no peace, you can’t escape this beast
No mercy, no peace, you can’t escape now snap your neck to this

You snap your neck to this

No mercy, no peace, you fucking bottom feeder
No mercy, no peace, you fucking bottom feeder
Fuck


Lyrics submitted by sokorny

"Bottom Feeder" as written by Jeffrey Cleve Ling Benjamin Michael Gordon

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    My InterpretationI can't believe this song is not more popular. It is easily one of the heaviest on this album by far in my opinion.

    I think this song is about pride or prideful people in general. Quotes like,

    "You've had your time in the sun. Keep your head down kid, your fifteen seconds are done"

    "Who talks the talk, who walks the walk and who's for fucking show"

    "Pride cometh before the fall"

    all seem to point to this idea. The accuser (Winston) points out their flaws and compares them to filth.

    "I know how this one ends"

    "Let's get this straight, while you're listening, in my world you count for nothing"

    "I'll take your word like I take your name"(Bottom Feeder a.k.a. low life)

    He then concludes saying that they should perish.

    "You snap your neck to this. No mercy, no peace, you fucking bottom feeder".

    I think it is also important to point out that throughout the song, the accuser also states that the prideful sew there own demise. "I know how this one ends". Almost as if the he knew all along that the prideful would eventually shoot themselves in foot and/or be beaten.

    Over all, I think this song is really intense. The accuser (Winston) is extremely irritated and angry. The fact that the rhythm gets heavier as the song progresses is also a cool factor. The elaborate use of simile's and metaphors really help reinforce the fury that the accuser is trying to convey. As I read lyrics along with the song I can really get a pissed off vibe that heightens the mood throughout. Excellent literary content, melodic heavy riffs, and breakdown really make this song one of a kind.
    Metaliciouson February 24, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationThe first verse to me seems to be suggesting it could be directed towards social media fame. That is they get their fame (or infamy) through social media or the like, but it really isn't something to be proud of (or to hang onto). Because it will pass very quick (you'll be forgotten tomorrow). Could "bottom feeder" be relating to the fact many of these gain fame at the expense of another (especially celebrities)??

    However the following verses and courses seem to suggest it could be more along the lines of what @Metalicious has suggested. However the song seems addressed to us (the listener), sort of a tale of warning. i.e. don't become this person (a bottom feeder).
    sokornyon March 29, 2016   Link

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