My lips are shaking, my nails are bit off
Been a month since I heard myself talk
All the advantage this life's got on me
Picture a cup in the middle of the sea

And I fight back in my mind
Never lets me be right
I've got memories, I got shit
So much it don't show

Oh, I walked the line, when you held me in that night
I walked the line, when you held my hand that night

An empty shell seems so easy to crack
Got all these questions, don't know who I could even ask
So I'll just lie alone and wait for a dream
Where I'm not ugly and you're looking at me

And I'll stay in bed
All blue, I've seen hell
If just once I could feel love
Oh, stare back at me, yeah

But I walked the line, when you held me in that night
Oh, I walked the line, when you held my hand that night
Oh, I walked the line, when you held me close that night
I paid the price, never held you in real life

My lips are shaking...

Lyrics submitted by PJ10, edited by stringray

I Got Shit (I Got Id) song meanings
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  • +6
    General CommentI read a lot of the comments but not all of them so I'm not sure if this was mentioned or not. Id is the Freudian term for your inner desires. So I think he is saying he has this desire to be loved yet he can't get it for lack of confidence. In turn all day he lays in bed and feels sorry for himself and waits for that dream he has when he has respect for himself and the girl falls in love with him for who he truly is. The title of the song "I got Id (I got shit)" means he has the desire to be loved yet he can't go out and get it so he's got nothing. I love this song because I know exactly what it's like not to be able to get what you want for lack of confidence (You're scared to be yourself). And I have said the same thing to myself if I could just get her to love me than I would walk the line of life. I would work hard to keep her love, not because i like working hard but because I love her so much and would fall apart if I lost her. The only problem is it's like you don't have the love to begin with so how can you work hard enough to get it, your empty, you have no drive. It's a viscous cycle that is very hard to break, self pity is, but it's possible don't stop believing in yourself cause that is the only problem after all.
    Nothingman34on February 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI remember when this song first came out as a single. I taped it off the radio and listened to it for about two weeks straight on headphones, just walking about. I think I was in about sixth grade. It's the only band that really makes you feel and think. They just have that certain mystique, that pulls you in. Who agrees?
    vedson November 22, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song so embodies a specific period of my life it is almost scary. This song ca insantly take me back there and is almost comforting. even tho' the song and that time in my life are so sad.
    Heatherondoon August 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about my life......Every line describes my situation to a tee....Great song...
    simms2100on June 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is just about a loser who has no girlfriend or life and he obsesses about being with one girl. He then starts to realize that he'll never be with her that he's been wasting his time and life. I think this song must relate with a lot of ppl.
    longliveconradon March 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I don't want to ruin any interpretations of this song that you may have." -Eddie
    We all have our own interpretations and that's how it should be. Here's mine
    I agree with the the freudian "ID" theory and the Johnny Cash reference. If youve seen the movie "walk the line" you might agree. Your ID is instinctual and uncontrollable urges. "Shit" is your vice cocaine, heroine, whatever. Her love allowed him to walk the line and kept him clean. but your ID is enevitable and he reverted back to his addiction and ultimately lost her. he now beleives he can't be clean without her love. He's left in a state of addiction and depression dreaming of her. If he felt her love her love again he could overcome it.
    walkinthelineon October 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthes so sad and lonely
    PJ10on April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA man dealing dealing with the depression he has amassed having never really gotten the girl of his dreams. He hopes to one day get her; 'hope for the dream' but all for nought. He has realised that dreaming about getting her doesn't amount to anything; in reality 'he's got shit'.
    jamfanon May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAre these the right lyrics? I thought that the lines were:
    "And I fight back in my mind, never lets me be right" and "if just once I could feel love, i'd say it like I mean it".
    Reminds me of starting University and having very little confidence in myself, though outwardly looking so controlled.
    thenarratoron September 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt oculd also be referring to the Id. According to Freud, the Id is the part of your personality that controls primal functions such as sex, hunger and anger. I think this song is saying that that part of his personality is coming out and there is nothing that he can do about it
    rfuree11on March 29, 2003   Link

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