"There's Something On My Side" as written by and Brown/keenan/anselmo/windstein/bower....
It took a lot to sell my soul
The same thing happened yesterday
I paid my price, then felt alive
But no pulse is within my veins

Never will I lie and say I'm still alive
Come what may to me, there's something on my side

I'm left with heart, 'cause inside me's gone
Compulsion drives me anyway
I play my part and my part is large
Makes me stronger every day

Never will I lie and say I'm still alive
Come what may to me, there's something on my side

One year and it ain't so bad
I'm trying to see things clearly
The clearer it gets, the more I'm confused
I'm thinking more about blindness
Thinking hard about blindness
Thinking purely of blindness

There's something on my side
There's something on my side
There's something on my side
There's something on my side


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  • +1
    General CommentI love how it kicks into the last stanza.
    extinguishingthesunon March 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song fuckin' cuts
    far_beyond_drivenon May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwerd
    BuRnTbYtHeSuNon June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about drugs, like several other Down songs.
    Either, it's fucking amazing, especially the riff on the third verse, that's fucking brutal!
    Eliminationon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm left with heart, 'cause inside me's gone(COLD)
    Compulsion drives me anyway
    I play my part, and my part is large
    Makin'(MAKES) me stronger every day

    I think that's correct anyway. This song is unbelievabley bad ass. I can't believe there arent more comments. I would say tis song is definently about smack.
    robalmightyon June 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song kicks ass especially "One year and it aint so bad
    I'm trying to see things clearly
    The clearer it gets the more I'm confused
    I'm thinking more about blindness"
    till the end, just fuckin rocks
    necrophageon March 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdefinately one of their greatest songs!
    he says that "compulsion drives me anyway" so I think he means that over the long agony of life you can't avoid compulsion and things that don't let you be yourself, that's why inside him's gone.
    Ruxion July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is about drugs. Its alot about the saying "whatever doesnt kill you only makes you stronger" but he knows its killing him. Necrophage is right, the end is amazing. But for once i agree with people, tis about addiction.
    Barry Burtonon August 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about phil wondering wuts kept him alive all these years, hes looking back and wondering how he survived a drug overdose and everything else so he comes to the conclusion that something is on his side
    MouthForWar20on March 11, 2009   Link

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