"Stress" as written by and Salvatore P. Erna....
You think your head's achin', I'm not finished yet
I won't be mistaken, how soon you forget
Take back what you said and I'll spare you pain
Then you can spare me all your fuckin' lies
I can't wait to get away
I ask you twenty more times,
Don't you hear a thing?
Your testing my patience again,
Careful for your sake
Take a walk with me there, and I'll show you pain
But who said you can open up your mouth
I can't wait to get away
Thoughts are pissed away
And for a minute I couldn't swallow
Thoughts are pissed away
And for a minute I couldn't swallow
If you think that I'm the one who'll be here
Come tomorrow think again
In time I'll be here, Not waiting for you anymore
I love you anyway, is it so rare that I've been
Sleeping with the dead

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"Stress" as written by Salvatore P. Erna

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    General CommentDude you right thats what he says then after that he whispers again an says 'Dont you remember when..you didnt really care? I remember when it just didnt really matter.' This is definetly one of my favorites
    escenceon November 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*your riight* and that supposed to be 'dont you remember when you didnt really care about anything, I remember when it just didnt matter.. so yeah.
    escenceon December 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfavorit Godsmack song ever. so fucken bad ass. Ive noticed alot of my favorit Godsmack songs are good to fight to. WTF, im not that violent, o well, i guess Sully is, so what ever.badass song, and fucken great fucken band.
    KoRn_fucker666on April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, it's about stress! Pretty Straightforeward.
    King Nothingon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn the middle of the song he whispers something that isn't in the lyric sheet, I think it was improvised. It sounds something like,

    "Sometimes I feel like I need to get away.
    Just to be by myself all alone.
    I just lay down in the backyard and
    watch the leaves fall down on my face.
    It helps me become sane again."

    Leaves falling on his face might sound a little weird but that's my best guess.
    King Nothingon May 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis band is just great! I love them!
    wildandcrazyGSon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh god when sullt makes that noise at the beggining...thats hot!!!!! And then i love the 'i love you, i love you anyways...'' its so sad and...means alot to me. Yeah the whole 'watch the leaves fall down on my face' thing is definatally right.
    Thorn135on January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude, does anyone else but me think he's extremely sexy?
    patdfobfan93on September 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn the original CD booklet, the lyrics aren't "think again" but actually "you took me in.."

    When they used to perform this live, Sully would sing "think again" and not "you took me in" Either way, this song has constantly been on spin cycle in sad times for me when I need to just let the hatred out, I put this on.
    Godsmack IV life.
    DamoneFluTheFuron June 06, 2015   Link
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    General CommentIgnore my last comment. Idk why the fuck I thought he said "you took me in" he REALLY does say "think again" lol my bad guys.
    DamoneFluTheFuron March 06, 2017   Link

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