So this is how it feels to suffer?
And I had too much to say
But it’s over now
And I’m going down
Alone, alone

I’ve no guarantees
I’d recognize my disease
Before my time has gone
It’s all I’ve found
Can’t get the hell off the ground
Out from under my feet

Promises and wishes are nothing
When it’s me that I’m speaking to
Wanting something more
Then I will see you through


I don’t need to see these visions to remind me
That I’m dying from the inside out
Wanting you here
I still keep dying almost doing without


I can’t criticize your reasons for living
When you’re the one missing them
Wanting, dreaming that I may
Find out where they come from

Find where they come from
Where they come from

I dream you
Now fall too
Beneath you

I can’t get up out from under my feet

I’ve tried to
But can’t get it through
I need to
God, it’s all I’ve found
Can’t get the hell off the ground
Out from under my feet

So this is how it feels, you sucker
And you’ve had too much to say
But it’s over now
You’re finally going down
Alone, alone


Lyrics submitted by electr0n1c, edited by XxXilenaXxX

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    General Commentone part of this song is screwed up

    its suppost to be:

    Promises and wishes are nothing
    When it’s me that I’m speaking to
    Wanting something wont mean
    I will see it thru


    its my favorite part too because ive hard various porblems in my life that i promised myself id fix...then id go rite back to doing it even though i promised myself not to.
    linkinpark8474on July 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpromises and wishes *all mean* nothing
    when its me that i'm speaking to.

    I really love that part too - its so true, its almost impossible to make promises to oneself. and it is awful when you find that out by attempting to.
    cloudunderon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is clearly about somebody with a slight mental disorder, not "retardation" but more like acute scitzo or obssesive compulsive disorder
    aaddrron April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentaaddrr is close to the mark, actually.

    I believe that this song is actually a continuing story started with "Stay with me (Unlikely)". The voices have succeded in pushing his lover away, leaving him alone, and in his own mind he suffers over his inability to control himself. At the end the voices mock him.

    See my masterful analysis of "Stay with me (Unlikely)" and see what you think. ;)
    NyteStormon June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLots of problems with the lyrics, but besides the corrections already made...
    "Hallelujah" is "I'm not letting go",
    and the line goes "Wanting you here still means I'm almost doing without." That is my absolute favorite line, and it really shows his struggle for acceptance and his attempt to move on.
    And it's not " fall too beneath you," it's "want to be near you." And God is NOT all he's found. "Gone" is all he's found.

    this song is so amazingly beautiful, and it perfectly captures the struggle that is faced after something beautiful comes to an end.
    rayneinspayneon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm crazy about this song... makes me think. My fav bit is ' I don’t need to see these visions to remind me
    That I’m dying from the inside out
    Wanting you here
    still means i must do without.'!!
    man i just want to listen to it over and over.. so i might go do that... LOL. it also has great music!!

    plus.. who ever wrote these lyrics( on this page) needs to get their ears checked.. so much of the lyrics are wrong!!!!
    Frys_Galon February 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhy does everyone keep saying its an old lover hes talking about? ITS HIS CHRISTIANITY CONFLICT!
    platypotteron February 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song, and almost all of his songs, is meant to mean something different to everyone else. While for him it may refer to his conflict with christianity, I think he wants it to be whatever you want it to be.
    seelefireon June 13, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis sounds to me like its betrayal. Just at the end it sounds like the tables have turned.

    It could also mean that the point of views switched. Maybe it does have to do with his christianity conflict. Klay is the sufferer and God is the one saying at the end:

    "So this is how it feels, you sucker
    And you�ve had too much to say
    But it�s over now
    You�re finally going down
    Alone, alone "

    idk, just throwing possibilities out there
    Purgatory92on October 30, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Hallelujah" is not hallelujah. Nor is it "I'm not letting go". It's much more simple than that: "Na na na na na"

    I think this song is pretty clearly about betrayal. Though what I can't say.

    Also I think it is "god is all I've found" though this wouldn't be the first time I couldn't tell if Klayton was saying "God" or "gone" (see Angeldust's "Darkests Days")
    almightysaplingon August 06, 2011   Link

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