Ow!



Seether is neither loose nor tight.

Seether is neither black nor white.

I tried to keep her on a short leash,

I tried to calm her down.

I tried to ram her into the ground, yeah.



Can't fight the seether

Can't fight the seether

Can't fight the seether

I can't see her till I'm foaming at the mouth.



Seether is neither big nor small.

Seether is the center of it all.

I tried to rock her in my cradle,

I tried to knock her out,

I tried to cram her back in my mouth, yeah.



Can't fight the seether

Can't fight the seether

Can't fight the seether

I can't see her till I'm foaming at the mouth.



Keep her down, boiling water,

Keep her down, what a lovely daughter.

Oh, she is not born like other girls,

But I know how to conceive her.

Oh, she may not look like other girls,

But she's a snarl-toothed seether, seether!



Can't fight the seether

Can't fight the seether

Can't fight the seether

I can't see her till I'm foaming at the mouth

Seether

Can't fight the seether

Can't fight the seether

Can't fight the seether

I can't see her till I'm foaming at the mouth, yeah.


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    General CommentIt may not have been intentional on their part, but there's also another very interesting connection with this song. The word 'seether' is derived from and related to the Old Norse word 'seiðr' (pronounced 'SAY-ther'), which is basically the shamanic mystical tradition of Northern Germanic heathenry and was traditionally practiced by women. A seiðu is a practitioner of seiðr, and that word is also related via their common Indo-European origins to 'saddhu', the Sanskrit word designating a 'holy man' in India. So the way 'seether' is described in this song is very closely descriptive of the energy-states experienced by someone practicing seiðr. 'Boiling water' and 'seething' are also ideas used by the South African !Kung tribe ('bushmen') to describe their trance-energy state achieved by ecstatic dancing. It can't be fought, it boils up within you, is both calm/healing but also powerful and dangerous (analogous to kundalini or "serpent fire"). Try to push it down but you can't - also this is the root of language itself, speaking being a manifestation of that very same energy opening up the throat chakra. And in the song video, many of the images - especially all the cats! - are also very symbolic and indicative of this. It's that ultra-wild, seething, raging, feline, serpent, Kali energy. Absolutely brilliant song imo.
    smallpebbleon September 09, 2011   Link

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