"Lifter" as written by Chino Camilo Moreno, Chi Cheng, Stephen Carpenter and Abe Cunningham....
Watch me with your eyes
Been giving God a pedophile
I want to be just like you
Then I'd be cool
Maybe not, but
We lift our eyes
Big surprise
Kiss me goodbye, whore
Without you being here
I'll be giving fear
A bit more
I wish I could feel like you
When I fuck like you
Being sore, but
We lift our eyes
Big surprise
Kiss me goodbye
And then you burn
All that you worked for
Every knuckle wiped into her
I know if I get more style
I will never get what I want
Inside of her
This gift of mine
Resting, restring, unwind
My eyes are closed
A part of me gets pissed
A part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sore
And then she burns
All that you worked for
Every knuckle wiped into her
I know if I get more style
I will never get what I want
Inside of her
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sick
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets inside of her
A part of me gets sore, a part of me gets sick
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
A part of me gets so fucking sick


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"Lifter" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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  • +1
    General CommentI kind of think this song is about being cheated on, then you decide that you don't really need whoever it was, and you start behaving the same way. (I wish I could feel like you, when I fuck like you) But the ways you're acting just disgust you, and you feel no better than you did.
    s0m3wh47d4m463don September 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentno, no the lyrics are all wrong....

    Watch me, With your eyes
    Been giving God, a pedophile
    I want to, be just like you
    Then I'd be cool, Maybe not
    But - We left our eyes
    Big surprise, Kiss me goodbye - Whore

    Without, You being here
    I'll be giving fear, bit up more
    I wish I, Could feel like you
    When I fuck like you, bitty sore
    But - We left our eyes
    Big surprise, Kiss me goodbye

    And make you more
    That you work for
    Every knuckle wiped into her
    I know, you fucking monster
    I will never get what I want
    Inside... of her

    This gift of mine
    Resign, restring, unwind - My eyes are closed
    A part of me gets pissed, a part of me gets sore (3x)

    And it makes it more
    That you work for
    Every knuckle wiped into her
    I know, you fucking monster
    I will never get what I want

    Inside... of her
    A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore (3x)
    A part of me gets sick
    A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore (8x)
    A part of me gets...

    Inside of you - I'll burn
    A part of me gets sore, a part of me gets sick (3x)
    A part of me gets, so fucking sick!!!

    there...those are the correct lyrics
    deftonesgrlon June 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song, for some reason, makes me think that the narrator (chino) Is wanting a child and he’s wife/the woman he’s seeing doesn’t want a baby. “I want to be just like you” he is thinking that if he was her, he would be able to have the child for her. ”then I’d be cool… Maybe not” He becomes angry, and wants to leave her “kiss me goodbye, Whore” ..
    “Every knuckle wiped into her “ He beats her. Rapes her, just to get what he wants.

    ”I know, you fucking monster . I will never get what I want Inside... of her”
    She gets pregnant, and gets the baby terminated.. he yells at her “ I know what you did, you fucking monster” but later, he is grieving over what he has done to her and he feels horrible for putting her through all this shit, and he soon realises how pointless it all was.
    “a part of me gets pissed, a part of me gets sore”

    as I said before, it's probably very wrong. Its just what comes to mind.
    Porcelin-Roseon January 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGuys, AGAIN the Lyrics are ALL wrong, all of them!!!
    I will post the real ones and then follow up with what I personally think the song means. I want to point out that I perform this song on a normal basis and it holds important meaning to me.


    Watch me, with your eyes,
    Been giving god, a pedophile
    I want to, be just like you,
    Then I'd be cool, maybe not
    But,
    We lift our eyes,
    Big surprise,
    Kiss me goodbye,
    Whore.

    Without, you being here,
    I've been giving fear, been a bore,
    I wish I, could feel like you,
    When I fuck like you, getting sore
    But,
    We lift our eyes,
    Big surprise,
    Kiss me goodbye.....

    And it makes you burn! all that you work for
    Every knuckle wiped into her
    I know if i get more style I will never get what I want..
    Inside,.. I Burn.

    This gift of mine
    Resing, restring, unwind
    My eyes are closed
    A part of me gets pissed, a part of me gets sore
    A part of me gets pissed, a part of me gets sore
    A part of me gets pissed, a part of me gets sore

    And it makes you burn all that you work for,
    Every knuckle, wiped into her,
    I know if i get more style I will never get what I want
    Inside I Burn.

    A part of me gets sick, a part of me gets sore
    Deep Inside, I burn
    A part of me gets sore, a part of me gets sick
    A part of me gets sore, a part of me gets sore
    I get fuckin' sick, Fuck.


    Now this prolly isn't 1000% correct.
    I change some of the words when I sing it, for personal reasons. I say, "It makes you Smile, While I burn." during the chorus.
    Also,..
    "I know if i get more style I will never get what I want.."
    I change to,..
    "I know that I'm a Monster and I will never get what I want."

    Take it however you want to take it.


    I think the song is about the illness of being a pedophile. Knowing what you want is SO wrong, but having the burning inside of having to have it/do it no matter who it hurts.

    I don't think it has anything to do with Chino, and it might just be a song he wrote from a news story "Polly Class" he heard at the time.
    TheCyndicateon November 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCome on people.

    This song is obviously about a pedophile and the urges that drives them. They are aware that the behaviour is illegal and morally wrong, They HATE it, but simply cannot stop.
    TheCyndicateon February 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt first, I thought it was about Chino wanting immitating someone and trying to be like them, but then I thought it could be about cheating on a girl ("And I will fuckin must stop")
    Harry Manbackon June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the person again. She's cheated on him, and left him maybe and she's over it. And with someone else. But he's not, and he wants to have her strength to get over the relationship.
    TheHappiestColouron May 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that the phrase a'And I will fuckin must stop" is supposed to be "and i'm a fukin' monster"
    ferret/phattomon May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song to me is about jealousy. it may be more specific than that for chino, but to me it really describes jealousy well. i love deftones' songs. they can mean anything to anyone.
    In-My-Treeon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdeftonesgrl is right.
    rudexgirlon October 27, 2004   Link

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