"Pressure" as written by and Michael J. Mushok....
I just need this to be alright
I can't feel this another night

I can't take this I come unglued
I might breakdown in front of you
Necessary to medicate
I'm not sleeping, can't stay awake

Can't see through this
Too much pressure
Drowning in this
Too much pressure

If you need me I'll be here
Half unconscious to escape my fear

I can't take this I come unglued
I might breakdown in front of you
Necessary to medicate
I'm not sleeping, can't stay awake

Can't see through this
Too much pressure
Drowning in this
Too much pressure

My head hurts this shit isn't getting me high
My chest is so tight I think I am going to die
My stomach's in knots and the room starts to spin
As I wait for this Valium to slowly kick in

Can't see through this
Too much pressure
Drowning in this
Too much pressure


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"Pressure" as written by John April Aarron Lewis

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    General Commenti read somewhere once that this song is about the pressure aaron was in to finish break the cycle on time
    Menchaca17528on May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about one thing: pressure. kinda obvious. but it's about someone who has all these problems in their life and for them to be able to live another day or start living a better life, they need everything to be corrected or fine. They can't deal another night with the problems in their lives. They can't take it anymore that they are falling apart and they are afraid of showing their weakness to those they care about. they don't want to appear weak. To try and escape their problems they take medications or drugs. they try to run away from their problems. because of the drugs they aren't sleeping but the after effects are they can't stay awake while performing their daily activities. they compare the pressure to water or some sort of liquid in the mind. you really can see through murky water or blood and the pressure is a pun witht he pressure of life and the pressure you feel while diving deep into an ocean of water. But b/c the person is trying to maintain his normal life, he is there for everyone, but he won't totally be there b/c he's doing the drugs that "help" him escape his fears. his head hurts amybe from the servere intake of drugs or him beating his head or even a headache from thinking of all the issues he has. he's taking the drugs to escape but it isn't working. he's not completely left his fears/issues behind. b/c of the massive intake of the drugs they are affecting his body like any drug would. and he begins to die or slowly pass out and he waiting for another drug to get put into his body so he'll be able to "deal" with his issues.
    LittleNemoon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIts about finishing the album on time, but thats what it means to Aaron, i never go with just what the song means to the writer because you'll never relate to the song(s) you'll be looking into the witers life!
    Survived Abortionon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti always figured this song was about all the troubles in your life so you do whatever you can to escape them, like drugs. i can relate to it in this way so well that it just isn't funny but i can relate to all of his songs.
    surfy_chicon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAaron Lewis writes some of the best music that I've ever had the experience of hearing... He's just amazing... Staind as a whole is just mesmorizing.
    RavenGTon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dont mean to get technical, but the line "My chest is so tight I think I am going to die"... doesnt it sound more like "My chest is so tight. Am i going to die"? Could be just me. Awesome song...very depressing but very good, like all songs by Staind. Aaron Lewis is incredible.
    TwistedPixie1370on July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree, i think it is, Am I going to die, cause when I have anxiety attacks, my chest gets like that and I feel like Im going to die but I never do so if I were gonna say I am foing to die, then Id be like ahhhh tonight Im gonna die, but when you say Am I going to die, its just like god damn this hurts like a bitch i feel as if i could die

    anyways about the song, it obviously is about pressure, i know bands say the meanings like staind said theres at one site, but just because they made it to say one thing doesnt mean it doesnt say another you know
    InSaNePsYcho420on July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti'm sorry you have to listen to this pothetic music. tune down your e's to d's and scream about your truly and utterly sad lives and sell millions of copies of crap. and if you don't know what i'm talking about--you are blind to the media which holds you in their palms. you listen to staind because mr. limp himself put his seal of approval on it like that means something to anyone. staind needs to lose the drugs-- and i feel sorry for aarons new child--for she/he is destined to lead a really fucked up life. yours truly,
    dispatch4everyonebutpeoplelikeyou
    dispatch4allon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDispatched
    i dont need you to feel sorry for me for lisenen to staind a very talented awsome band but you can be sorry for being such an asshole and sayen that shit bout staind.the only thing pothetic here is you havein nothern better to do then be an ass and talk shit bout staind and their familes.and how is his daughter gonna have a fucked up life she's got a father who is extremly talented and can afford to send her to a good school and shit like that.you need to get a life and stop talken shit bout staind.
    a pissed off fan,
    ->Krissy
    KrIsSy220on September 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthello krissy,
    i have two staind albums. tormented and break the cycle. i used to be a hardcore staind fan like yourself until i realized what it was doing to me. listening to downer music like that isn't worth it because all it does is make you pissed off or sad. it pisses me off when bands like staind get so much notoriety when all the do is scream and cry about their pothetic lives and bands like the counting crows and nickelcreek and dispatch can't even get a peice of the limelight because it's being stolen by all of these peirced and tattood idiots with empty lyrics and boring chord progressions. i'm sorry i pissed you off, but it's my opinion. i have a right to be pissed at staind because not only did listening to their music ruin my relationship with my girlfriend of a year and a half, but it also drove me to my rope's end many times over. so cool down, and take a prozac or whatever sort of ridalin crap you metalheads all love to blame your problems on, and maybe when you look in the mirror you will see that the painted face and the peircings are only a cover.
    dispatch4allon September 03, 2002   Link

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