"Down With The Sickness" as written by and Michael/donegan Wengren....
Can you feel that?
Ah, shit
Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah
Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Drowning deep in my sea of loathing
Broken your servant I kneel
(Will you give in to me?)
It seems what's left of my human side
Is slowly changing in me
(Will you give in to me?)

Looking at my own reflection
When suddenly it changes
Violently it changes (oh no)
There is no turning back now
You've woken up the demon in me

Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Open up your hate, and let it flow into me
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
You mother get up come on get down with the sickness
You fucker get up come on get down with the sickness
Madness is the gift, that has been given to me

I can see inside you, the sickness is rising
Don't try to deny what you feel
(Will you give in to me?)
It seems that all that was good has died
And is decaying in me
(Will you give in to me?)

It seems you're having some trouble
In dealing with these changes
Living with these changes (oh no)
The world is a scary place
Now that you've woken up the demon in me

Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Open up your hate, and let it flow into me
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
You mother get up come on get down with the sickness
You fucker get up come on get down with the sickness
Madness is the gift, that has been given to me

(And when I dream)
(And when I dream)
(And when I dream), (and when I dream)
No mommy, don't do it again
Don't do it again
I'll be a good boy
I'll be a good boy, I promise
No mommy don't hit me
Why did you have to hit me like that, mommy?
Don't do it, you're hurting me
Why did you have to be such a bitch

Why don't you
Why don't you just fuck off and die
Why can't you just fuck off and die
Why can't you just leave here and die
Never stick your hand in my face again bitch
Fuck you
I don't need this shit
You stupid sadistic abusive fucking whore
How would you like to see how it feels mommy
Here it comes, get ready to die

Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Open up your hate, and let it flow into me
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
You mother get up come on get down with the sickness
You fucker get up come on get down with the sickness
Madness has now come over me


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"Down with the Sickness" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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  • +15
    General CommentUmmmmm....... just so you guys know... he is not talking about his actual mother... he is refering to the 'mother society' or the main stream culture of today which is disgusting and looks down upon anything that is different. He saying that the people who are different are the ones that society today views as being sick. Thus the... 'get up get down with the SICKNESS'... thus(2) the name of the album is 'The Sickness'.
    Rowenon March 19, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think what rowen said is true.. It's society that is sick and we have to get down with the sickness.. Voilence and Hate is everywere you look...it may haunt you for life
    Distanced_Disturbedon May 03, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentuh i think this is he opposite lol want more email me

    Daddy why do you come home the way you do
    Daddy answer me who is in charge of you
    I can't sleep at night
    I always hear you and mommy fighting
    Then why am i always the one running to the phone
    Dailing 911

    mommy put down that gun he won't hurt you
    Mommy you better start to run because he coming after you

    I am so sick of daddy's behavior
    why can't he just stay sober
    how long until i finally end it
    I could but then i would get hit

    Daddy's not all right
    Daddy's feeling agresive l

    Let me teach you a lesson
    Don't touch me the way you do
    Don't touch me this will be the last
    Time your next to!me
    Distanced_Disturbedon May 03, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think that Rowen is right because i have listened to A LOT of disturbed songs and i know that David Drainman wouldnt say stuff like that. And just for the record Sierp you suck with a capital SUCK
    sk8ingodon May 07, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI believe the song is about the possible consequences of any kind of child abuse...sexual; physical; emotional; etc. Child abuse changes people and not all can rise about its effects. It took me YEARS to battle the scars left by my father's emotional abuse. Thankfully, now that I am free of the negative effects I believe I am a much stronger person. For some, good can come from bad...it just takes time.
    UseSomeoneElseon May 08, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWow, what can one say? this reads like Korn's song Daddy. An chronicle of abuse that has twisted a soul so badly that all it can know is violence.
    PhilosopherKing78on December 05, 2001   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOMG PEOPLE............ HE'S BEEN QUOTED IN MANY MANY MAGAZINES ABOUT WHAT THE ACTUAL MEANING BEHIND IT IS........ IT'S WHAT I SAID EARLIER....... Quit reading so much into it! It has NOTHING to do with his actual mother! GEEEEEEEEZ!
    Rowenon May 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPS: And yes..... I am enough of a Disturbed fanatic to know this! The artical is in the issue of Metal Edge with the entire band on the cover if you don't believe me!
    Rowenon May 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsierp, i've listened to at the drive in.. there's nothing special about them.. i don't see how the stuff you listen to is any better than what we listen to.. it's all about taste.. some people don't like the shitty garage sound/whiney bitch voices.. ahem..
    kill_your_idolson May 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell i made a mistake previously sayin' this was to his mother.....in an interview david said:many ppl are wondering if i am talkin' about my mother here.......no......i am not.this is to that specific mother society that has been abusing their kids like anything.and all that comes out is hate!..........

    well i say the meaning of the song should be left onto the mind of the listener............and i might not be walkin' in the streets and singing this song to the mother society....i might be singin' it for a boy who fought with me in the skool or any other person i dont like(though i have no rite to hate someone).......disturbed rocks,i wonder why mtv doesn't put any of his songs....all i hear all day long is britney or nsync.those guyz know nothin' at all.just a bunch of jackasses singing songs related to sex or love.i am not talkin' about the whole pop music indusry but specifcly about britney,n sync,christina and back street boyz!
    undisturbedon May 11, 2002   Link

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