"Cemetery" as written by and Daniel Johns....
Need a change
Not to imitate
But to irritate
All the ones who hate
I may be late
Always seem to get the wrong date well I
Guess it's fate

I live in a cemetery
Full of good will and integrity you see
I have no specialty

Here's your warning, I'll give you click click boom

I live in a cemetery
I need a change
Not to imitate
But to irritate

I live in a cemetery
I need a change
Not to imitate
But to irritate

I live in a cemetery
I need a change
Not to imitate
But to irritate

I live in a cemetery
I need a change
Not to imitate
But to irritate

I live in a cemetery
I need a change
Not to imitate
But to irritate

I live in a cemetery


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"Cemetery" as written by Daniel Johns

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  • +2
    General CommentI think he is saying he lives in a place were people mean well but are really dead inside themselves and he wants out.
    B_man5782on May 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just really like this song.
    HitlerBadVandalsGoodon March 31, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmmmmmmm
    musicaddicton May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with you b_man. but i also think the people where he is living are more superficial than well-meaning.
    linkin_parkon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think with the lyric "I need a change. Not to imitate. But to irritate" could be to do with the fact that when Silverchair started out, some people said they were nothing but Pearl Jam or Nirvana rip-offs, hence the 'immitation'. Then when they change their style, people will realise that they aren't rip-offs and therefore be 'irritated' by the fact that they were wrong.
    Harry Manbackon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm that makes a lot of sense
    this song is so sad to me..
    the video is good
    as anyone here seen it?
    daniel is soooo hot in it
    RubberDuckieYAYon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, I've not seen it...come to think of it I've never seen a Sliverchair video...what happens in it? I have seen them live 3 years ago. Daniel is fit, but he threw a really wierd schiz. What happened is they had played in Nottingham the night before and this gig was in Manchester. He started making all the jokes about how "all you people in Nottingham eat 'Nothing but ham'. Then everyone started shouting, "You're in Manchester!" then he shouted "I KNOW WHERE THE FUCK I AM!" and everyone shut up because they were so shocked by his reaction.
    Harry Manbackon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol i bet it was cute!
    the video takes places at night and its in this builting thats missing a side and the band member are all dressed up but they seem bored and sad. they should all these odd things like two girls on a bed and an old man standing there watching and a kid killing a bug. i really like it for some reason..maybe its just cuz daniel looks really good in it..but he looks good in all of em so it must be something more...
    RubberDuckieYAYon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou guys are all dead wrong you maggots.. This song that Daniel wrote is talking about how everyone made fun of them in high school, and how now looking back he never needed to change.. it was they who needed to change.. and they irritated him for being dead wrong about him.. get your facts straight about MY favorite band before you say something useless about silverchair. and STOP capitilizing their name.. THEY HATE THAT! JESUS CHRIST!
    UnknownUseron August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuh huh, yeah anyways....this is my favorite SILVERCHAIR song. guess i just wanted to point that out for anybody who missed it... "Cemetery" is my favorite song by SILVERCHAIR (got that? S-I-L-V-E-R-C-H-A-I-R). ok, im done. hehe:)
    blinkbomberon August 04, 2002   Link

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