acting tragically, in an inept manner
trying to act like something really mattered
when I open my eyes it's all gone
overthrown by your children
God willing shut you down

it's like the closer I get
I start to regret what I've done
a sick piece of shit, with the balls to admit, when he's wrong
react defiantly I am someone, someone
might even fool myself before I'm done
when I open my eyes it's all gone

overthrown by your children
God willing shut you down
making believe there's someplace I belong

Greedo died by the hand of Solo
Greedo died by the hand of Solo

amass a fortress of steel
unsure if I can instill
my will is caving in black
'til there's no bringing it back
again
amass a fortress of steel
unsure if I can instill
my will is caving in black
'til there's no bringing it back
again

led astray by their mock sincerity
false charity condemned chewing insult
inheriting unwarranted birthright
crown a scapegoat new king of shit

ignorance is followed by ignorance
repetition diminishing senses
defenseless crippled libido

Greedo died by the hand of Solo

led astray by their mock sincerity
false charity condemned chewing insult
inheriting unwarranted birthright
crown a scapegoat new king of shit

when I open my eyes it' all gone

Greedo died by the hand of Solo
Greedo died by the hand of Solo

making believe there's someplace I belong

overthrown by your children
God willing shut you down
making believe there's someplace I belong

when I open my eyes it's all gone

Greedo died by the hand of Solo
Greedo died by the hand of Solo

might even fool myself before I'm done

overthrown by your children
God willing shut you down
making believe there's someplace I belong


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The Wrist song meanings
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    General Commentthis song.... is awesome... now, i have a question for anyone that even looks at this lyric anymore... " Greedo died by the hand of Solo ".. who are these people?
    thebrainlessoneon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFrom Star Wars. Han Solo and Greedo who was hired to kill Han. Come on now that was an easy one.
    adamizeron May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best song off their album, I think.
    Frozen Dry Flyon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a damn coolsong (i love the bit at the beginning that isnt featured on the lyrics-"ever think, did you ever think anything?" etc) but i don't get the random Star Wars reference
    hell_i_call_my_headon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's kind of about fighting back against oppression "React defiantly, I am someone" and trying to prove you're not just the same as everyone else. And the Greedo/Solo reference could be that pretty much the deer shot the hunter, fighting back against an oppressor pretty much. Well, that's my two cents
    ShakyTheMoilon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the random star wars inserts. anyways, this is my favorite song in the whole world and you all shall bow down to MH
    trucutzon September 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the reversal of the roles song. the hunter is now the hunted and the star wars reference is an analogy to this, the piano is so eerie and this is quite possibly their greatest song on XX, the original mix has talking at the beginning that really takes the song in a different direction
    "she's in high school
    she is sexually active
    she is doing drugs"
    i dunno what that means but still the best mushroomhead song
    svenny gon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Greedo died by the hands of Solo"

    that is purely a Star Wars reference. Greedo was the bounty hunter hired by Jabba the Hut to kill Han Solo, but when he tried, Solo was able to kill him first.

    If you notice J Mann talks about Solo in "The Wrist" and in "Solitaire/Unraveling." In one interview I read with him, he loves Star Wars, so that explains why he puts them in there. Also it shows that Mushroomhead doesnt' really put as much thought into their lyrics as well all think, they just put they lyrics together because it makes for a good record and a good show. Some certainly do have deeper meanings, but so many are put there just for fun.
    kcook21on May 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and it means a lot to mean. it's a deep song about people who are dealing or have dealt with depression and suicide. the whole sound of the song really brings out this hell that depression and suicide is. it's not just a little illness. it's really painful and hard to get through and mushroomhead shows it in this song. it means alot to me considering what i've been through.
    born4of3desireon September 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti thought the rodian's name was gweedo hummmmmmm.....................................?
    pigbenis666on November 14, 2004   Link

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