I'm gonna lose my faith
I'm gonna burn it out
And I'm talkin' to myself
The walls are crumblin' down
With every breath that I take
Feels like the last and I'm tired
Every time it's shot in the dark

And I don't know why
I'm feelin' grave tonight
(I don't know why)
I've never won
(I don't know why)
I'm dreaming live
(I don't know why)
Can't give it up
(I don't know why)
I'm feelin' bad
(I don't know why)
I'm feelin' bad
(I don't know why)
I'm feelin' bad
(I don't know why)

There was a secret place
There was a secret sound
I kept it to myself
I learned to turn it down
And I've been living with the memories
Getting louder, a shot to the heart

I'm feelin' bad
I don't know why
(oooh oooh oooh oooh)
I don't know why
(oooh oooh oooh oooh)
I don't know why
(oooh oooh oooh oooh)
I don't know why
(oooh oooh oooh oooh)
I don't know why
(oooh oooh oooh oooh)
I'm feelin' bad
I don't know why

Oooh oooh oooh oooh (4X)


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    My InterpretationIn this song, there's someone who has a deep feeling of dread. This troubling feeling unsettles them, so much that they're going insane (And I'm talkin' to myself). Their faith in something has been used up (I'm gonna lose my faith/I'm gonna burn it out) maybe because they found out that what they thought they knew to be true was false (The walls are crumblin' down). Nothing good is working out for them and this feeling of unease is making them exhausted (With every breath that I take/Feels like the last and I'm tired). They don't even know why they feel this way (which is shown with the echoing repetition of "I don't know why"). It seems like something from their past has come back to disturb them, making them feel emotionally if not physically strained (And I've been living with the memories/Getting louder, a shot to the heart). The "I'm dreaming live" line along with the ominous sound of the guitar makes it seem like the person's nightmares are coming true instead of their dreams - and it's haunting them. The mood of this song is very angsty.
    v8pluveron January 14, 2016   Link

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