"Emotion Sickness" as written by and Johns....
Erupt again ignore the pill
And I won't let it show
Sacrifice the tortures
Orchestral tear cash flow

Increase delete escape defeat
It's all that matters to you
Cotton case for an iron pill
Distorted eyes when everything is clearly dying

Burn my knees and
Burn my knees and
Burn my knees and

Emotion sickness
Addict with no heroine
Emotion sickness
Distorted eyes when everything is clearly dying

Burn my knees and
Burn my knees and pray
Burn my knees and
Burn my knees and pray

Get up!
Get up!
Get up!
Get up!
Get up!
Get up!
Get up!

Won't you stop my pain

Emotion sickness
Addict with no heroine
Good things will pass (it helps with excess access)
Lessons learned
Emotion sickness
Lessons learned


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"Emotion Sickness" as written by Daniel Johns

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  • +2
    General CommentAs far as I knew, you can't get addicted to anti-depressants. Fair enough there is a possibility of side effects when you stop taking them, but that's all. In my opinion the addiction's to the depression itself. I don't know if anyone will understand this, but I think even though he feels so shitty in his depressed state, it has become a kind of 'comfort' when he's lost in his own dark world, he knows where he is, he feels more stable feeling depressed than not knowing what he's feeling or where his head's taking him. He's kindo of become dependent on his depression. He's become accustomed to a certain way of living. Ritualistic even. And when it goes away, what do you fill the gap with. That was a big load of crap I just typed, but it made me feel better.
    :S:
    chimpunkon July 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsomewhere i saw a thing where daniel said this song is about pretending everything is fine and that u don't need help when its painfully obvious that you need to go on some form of medication. (Erupt again ignore the pill )
    either way i'm in love with the part where he says "and all my friends say get up get up, won't u stp my pain?" it fits us all so well (i'm not proud of it but i have, at times, used my friends to make myself feel better, we all have)...just think about.
    this song kicks ass, daniel is an amazing writer!
    RubberDuckieYAYon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about addiction-
    "Addict with no heroine"
    daniel johns has said that it is about his addiction to antidepressants, kinda proves it.
    ladyboygrrlon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just think this is their greatest song ever. it captures the whole scenario of depression and anxiety. and yeah, also being depending on antidepressants which really sucks. it's just so damn emotional. heart-breaking. powerful. whoa.
    taggon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomeone in colorguard used this song for their show and ill agree that it hink its about depression and drugs
    tankgirl101on May 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the name...cleverness points....
    munch_49337on May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the title! so many daniel john's lyrics are clever like that...they're fun to analyze =)
    linkin_parkon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, to me, is about depression and addiction - to more than just drugs- if it's drugs at all. Maybe he's addicted to feeling numb, he wants to make everything go away, and he can't, because he's "An addict with no heroin", heroin being the numbness he craves, and he can't have it, he has no means of making his life better. He knows the fact that his eyes are distorted, he doesn't want to see everything decaying and dying around him. It's a hopeless song.
    WastedYouthon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea it is very hopeless...thats y i never listen to it when i'm really said cuz it just makes me sadder....has anyone seen the video? i wanna know what thats all about cuz i have an idea but i'm not too sure...
    RubberDuckieYAYon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe video is amazing and it clears things up a lot.... i thinks it's about everything building up (anorexia, addictions, anxiety, depression, anger...) and never showing it up, swallowing it until you explode.... until everything you've tried to contain just tears you and your life apart and there's nothing you can do... the video expresses very well what i'm saying, this guy almost drowns in his own bedroom, he's all alone, he thinks a lot and can't do nothing about anything.... it's one of the most amazing songs i've ever heard, really... musically, it's truly a masterpiece, if daniel came up with the tunings and ideas all by himself (which i think he did) and helfgott and averything... lyrically it's so expressive... it's amazing...
    villacobainon June 10, 2002   Link

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