"Infected" as written by and Brett Gurewitz....
Now here I go,
Hope I don't break down
I won't take anything, I don't need anything,
Don't want to exist, I can't persist,
Please stop before I do it again

Just talk about nothing, let's talk about nothing
Let's talk about no one, please talk about no one,
Someone, anyone

You and me have a disease
You affect me, you infect me
I'm afflicted you're addicted
You and me, you and me

I'm on the edge
Get against the wall
I'm so distracted,
I love to strike you
Here's my confession,
You learned your lesson
Stop me before I do it again

You're clear- as a heavy lead curtain want to drill you
Like an ocean, we can work it out
I've been running out, now I'm running out,
Don't be mad about it, baby
You and me, are incurable
I want to tie you, crucify you
Kneel before you, revile your body
You and me are made in heaven
I want to take you, I want to break you
Supplicate you,
I want to bathe you in holy water
I want to kill you upon the alter
You and me, you and me


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"Infected" as written by Brett Gurewitz

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    General CommentI think the "unhealthy relationship" interpretation is very plausible, but what kind of relationship? A relationship between two humans or between a person and god? This song was written by Brett and i get the impression he's always had a love/hate relationship with God or the notion of God. I get the feeling sometimes he's doesnt know where he stands. Is he an Atheist? Agnostic? Does he believe?
    I think his frustration from his uncertainty is illuminated when he says:
    i want to tie you, crucify you,
    kneel before you, revile your body,
    you and me, we're made in heaven,
    i want to take you, i want to break you,
    supplicate you, are incurable,
    i want to bathe you in holy water i want to kill you,

    By saying this I think he desperately wants certainty. If only he could destroy God, or the notion of God then he'd be certain of himself, his existence...etc. This just one more interpretation we could put out on the table. Interpret it anyways you want to.
    wrinkledPholeon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou have no idea about the song, and its your song, ROFL, wouldnt be so funny if the meaning of it was different. Also epiphany sounds nothing and has nothing to do with the ideas of this song.
    threaton June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentITS NOT ABOUT LOVE its saying were infected with religion listen to the words in the background ill cruciffy u etc. u guys need to look deeper into songs.
    kuffson September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a very common kind of relationship that so many of us have been in...toxic. Where (very often sexually) you're addicted to one another but it's one fight after another, domestic violence (I won't say abuse because very often she's fighting back and causing as much damage or antagonizing it) and you're just downright bad for one another.

    It's one of those relationships that when you constantly hear about the problems, after a while you just roll your eyes and hope that one day both can go their own seperate ways and be done with it.
    Sun_witchon August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis guy in high school dedicated this song for me. He never told me directly, but it was obvious I knew it through others. Years later when I contacted him on a social media sight, he immediately put this song when you opened his page.
    I always felt that this song was about being obsessed with someone and being "Infected" a person that pushes you to obsession, but maybe in an unhealthy way? I never thought of this song as someone actually infecting someone literally. The bipolar explanation makes sense too. I guess everyone will interpret it in different ways and according to their own experience.
    dontdoubiton July 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was written by Brett, who had a MAJOR MAJOR drug addiction. This song is about drug abused/addiction.
    ColoradoBoy19on January 09, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think this song is talking about what goes through the head of an abusive husband, or what he tries to put across to his wife. Its an incredible song.
    ChodaBraideron May 01, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is a remarkable song. I think it is about an unhealthy relationship. Maybe not a physically abusive one but just unhealthy for some reason. Both people know it is unhealthy but they can't stay away even though it causes them trouble. It is a great song
    crick23on May 28, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI agree that it's about an unhealthy relationship, but I think it goes a little further. Like when he says, "I won't take anything, I don't need anything" he is denying that there is a problem with HIM, that it's the other person's fault. And he believes that whatever he does is justified.
    watchthefireworkson May 28, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General Commentlol "unhealthy relationship" ? whoops..this is me and my boyfriends song.. but we only kare about the chorus.. so its all good.. .heheh.. if its about that..then oh well. i luv this song to death! and if you like this song.. you need to get bad religion - epiphany

    :-)
    -Pö£ô-
    glo151on June 02, 2002   Link

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