"Cradle" as written by Chad L. Gray, Matthew Mcdonough, Greg Tribbett and Ryan Martinie....
Breathe
Breathe
Breathe
Breathe

Push
Push
Push
Push

I lost you
You were my god
Thought what do I do now
You were never there for me
Never there to carry me
26 years looking back that time is gone
It was you I believed in
Look what you've done to me
Realize what you've done to
Me!

I can't bleed
I can't bleed
I want to bleed
Before my life just walks away from me

I can't see going on,
In this darkness I'm blind,
Beneath my cradle, the bough has broke,
I exorcise my loss,
Your lies, punishment

It takes time
To try to mend the wounds of all the suffering
What do I do now
And, all I'm asking from you please
Send me a sign,
To guide me through the times that lie in front of me
I'll get by
Myself

Look at me now, a piece of shit like you!
Look at me now, you left me, so fuck you!
Look at me now, a piece of shit like you!
Look at me now, you left me, so fuck you!

'cause, everybody leaves me
Everybody's gone.
Watch my father leave me
There's nobody left.
Feels like I've never been loved!
Everybody leaves me
Never gave a shit about me.
Everybody's gone
I'll rot in my head alone.

I don't give a fuck about you, go the fuck away
I don't give a fuck about you, go the fuck away
I don't give a fuck about you, go the fuck away
I don't give a fuck about you, go the fuck away
(i'll rot in my head all alone)

Fucking cocksucker

Fake being
Inside of my heart you are the liar
Innocence displaced
Institutionalized in my own life
Been left.

Here I stand now and I'm alone
With no one to comfort me
One set of footprints in the sand
No one to take my hand, I'll
I'll walk through as long as I need
I'll drift through my life though I'm alone
Outgrown the cradle that once housed me
And I've found that all I need is
Me
Me
Me
Me

Found I've never needed you
To push through
All the shit that stacks up
Inside of my life
Endless plight that circulates through my body
I'll keep stumbling
Beating
Pummeling
Teething on the rind and
Renounce my being

I can't see going on
I can't see going on
I can't see going on
I can't see going on

I can't see
I'm to tired
I can't see
Well, I can't see goin' on
I'm so tired
Of trying to mend the wounds of all my suffering
What do I do now
And, all I'm asking from you please
Send me a sign
To guide me through the times that lie in front of me
I'll get by
Myself

I can't see going on, fuck it!
I can't see going on, fuck it!
I can't see going on, fuck it!
I can't see going on, fuck it!


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"Cradle" as written by Greg Tribbett Chad L. Gray

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  • +1
    General CommentTo the artist, It is about a bad childhood. He has often started the song by saying its a song about Child Abuse and Child Neglect.

    Of course the fun part of music is you can relate it to yourself so it being about faith in a deity and not simply a man.

    Either way, we have all felt like this in some way or another. Maybe you had good parents or anything like that - but we all feel we've been left alone in life to push through ourselves.
    TheRulnigon June 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen they perform it live, Chad gives the description in his own words.. direct quote " This next fukkin song, is about child abuse, child neglect, and child abandonment.... this song is called cradle"


    youtube.com/…
    cyclotuson October 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs A child, he obviously did not have a good childhood. It looks as if his parents were abusive andor not carring towards him. He wrote this song to show his parents how he felt that he has pushed them out of his life.
    adhdleoon January 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a boy's father leaving and neglecting him. It's about the parental neglect of childhood carreying onto adulthood.
    Maniac503on February 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Kud's dad never being there during his childhood . . . Plain and simple
    fattymotoon March 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah and lossing his belief in God in the process.
    KiLLOggSon March 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment(Kud), "This song is about growing up in Illinois." (Kud) "This song is about my bad dad, fuck off dad..."

    Pharmicopiaon April 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song brings back so many bad memories
    my ex-boyfriend played it for me when he broke it off with me (i think he was trying to tell me that i was never there for him when he needed me most...lol)
    adrenalinegrlon May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, 2 words some up this song-Bad Parenting
    fuckyouallon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah on the DVD he says it's about growing up and living all over the world. Maybe his superbastard dad was in the lame ass military. Too bad he's such a scrawny little star wars dork. Just thought I'd add that.
    adamizeron May 14, 2002   Link

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