"Ana's Song (Open Fire)" as written by and Daniel Johns....
Please die Ana
For as long as you're here we're not
You make the sound of laughter
And sharpened nails seem softer

And I need you now somehow
And I need you now somehow

Open fire on the needs designed
On my knees for you
Open fire on my knees desires
What I need from you

Imagine pageant
In my head the flesh seems thicker
Sandpaper tears corrode the film

And I need you now somehow
And I need you now somehow

Open fire on the needs designed
On my knees for you
Open fire on my knees desires
What I need from you

And your my obsession
I love you to the bones
And Ana wrecks your life
Like an anorexia life

Open fire on the need designed
On my knees for you
Open fire on my knees desires
What I need from you
Open fire on my needs designed
Oh, and open fire on the needs designed
On my knees for you


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"Ana's Song" as written by Daniel Johns

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  • +4
    General Comment"ana" is an abriviation for anorexia. Mainly people in the "pro-ana" community use the word ana. Pro-ana people are people who believe that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice and not a disease. "Please die ana" is where he is talking about how he wants his eating disorder to go away.

    I know this because i suffer from anorexia, but i am NOT pro-ana.
    StickFigureon January 29, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentYes, but he SUFFERED from anorexia. it would make sense that this song was about that.
    watchthefireworkson May 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyou all suck. i thought it was about him being in love with a girl named ana who he couldn't have but made him incredibly happy, but you all squashed that cute little dream, didn't you?
    twentytwoon May 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsong IS about Ana
    (i call Anorexia Ana and Bulimia Mia)

    Please die ana
    For as long as you're here we're not
    (he want)
    You make the sound of laughter
    And sharpened nails seem softer
    (the sound of laughter after vomit and the sharpen nails down the throat look like a victory)
    And I need you now somehow
    And I need you now somehow
    (needs Ana to make him feel pretty)

    Open fire on the needs designed
    (again wants to get rid, the 'needs designed)
    On my knees for you
    (begging for Ana to forgive him, on his knees to purge)
    Open fire on my knees desires
    What I need from you
    (vomit on his knees, needing to have control over himself)

    the rest of the song explains itself.
    TrixieFalconon December 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am so in love w/ this song. It is so beautifuly written,and how he expresses his pain I can totally relate to is amazing, excellent song..Excellent band :-)
    dashboardDMBon January 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wish Silverchair would have produced an acoustic version of this song. This is one of those songs that everyone knows about and bruns lighters at the concert due to the wonderful lyrical element and passion in this song. Expression of pain is the key to survival, and in that case, he will survive forever.
    Listen and Feel.
    mo0stahon January 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe song is about daniel johns (singer) problem with anorexia "and ana wreks your life" wich he fortunatly overcome
    zero36on January 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmoostah, there is an acoustic version. it's on their greatest hits cd.
    ShiverForMeon February 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDaniel Johns went through a period of time in which he was suffering from anorexia. That's what this song is about, plan and simple. Ana = anorexia. It's an obvious meaning, and it's been pointed out by Daniel Johns himself in many interviews. Sometimes I think people try to hard to find meaning in something that they over look what's obvious.
    Bloody_Kisseson May 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBloodykiss is right. People overlook too much&this song is so damn beautiful. So is Daniel Johns.
    vandalizedon May 10, 2002   Link

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