"Black Clouds (Things Get Worse)" as written by and Jerry Horton Jr Tobin Esperance....
This is making me crazy
These black clouds following me
So I look for signs of light
But rarely I see them
I return to my shelter
And I crawl in a bottle
I'm losing my will for this
So over emotional

Black clouds
They rain down
But they can't kill the sun

Confession
Of depression
This life I'm second-guessing
Like ashes
To ashes
I always seem to fall down
I'm tired
Of running
It's time to face my demons
Confession
Of depression
This life I'm second-guessing

My emotions are storming
And tears fall just like rain
Pain strikes like lightning
Despair is becoming my friend

I return to my shelter
And I crawl in a bottle
I'm losing my will for this
So over emotional

Black clouds
They rain down
But they can't kill the sun

Confession
Of depression
This life I'm second-guessing
Like ashes
To ashes
I always seem to fall down
I'm tired
Of running
It's time to face my demons
Confession
Of depression
This life I'm second-guessing

Black clouds
They rain down
But they can't kill the sun

Inside
Still looking for signs of light
These black clouds keep following me
I return to my shelter
And I crawl in a bottle

Black clouds
They rain down
But they can't kill the sun

Confession
Of depression
This life I'm second-guessing
Like ashes
To ashes
I always seem to fall down
I'm pushing
Myself to
A point of self destruction
Confession
Of depression
This life I'm second-guessing
I'm tired
Of running
It's time to face my demons
Confession
Of depression
This life I'm second-guessing

Black clouds
They rain down
But they can't kill the son
Inside


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"Black Clouds" as written by Jacoby Shaddix David Buckner

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    General Commenthmmm.. i'm not sure, but i think this song is about being depressed and having it being locked up inside you for so long ans you try to ignore the fact that you are depressed, and you finally tell somebody about it, so you can try to help yourself
    "confession of depression"... "i'm tired of running it's time to face my demons"
    her heartacheon May 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is obviously about depression, but how you put up with it so long, that it seems like you cant do anything right and you become an emotional wreck, im just guessing, dont get on my case if Im wrong, it is my opinion.

    dont yall think its sad when we state our opinion we have to say dont get on my case because people disagree with our opinions when opinions are what the person thinks, not the whole world
    InSaNePsYcho420on July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentShaddix: That's about confronting your demons. It's one thing to know you have a problem - that's the first thing. The next thing is dealing with it, confronting it and coming to terms with whatever it is. I wrote "Black Clouds" in the darkest, most depressed state I've ever been in in my whole life. In the original lyrics I was talking straight suicide. But I changed that because I came out of it and I was feeling better.
    Esperance: We can all connect with what Coby's saying here because he wrote a lot about things all four of us went through in the process of being on tour - traveling, being a band, being brothers. "Black Clouds" started out during Ozzfest. I just sat down at the back of the bus, started the song, and stayed there until I finished the whole thing. All these ideas came about putting strings on it, so when we recorded it, we had an orchestra come in. They played the song, then we cut up what they'd done and put it into really cool parts. We also used 12-string acoustic guitars and this real rhythmic, galloping bass line and drum beat. It was a creative challenge for us, but we got to watch it grow into something and say, "Wow, we've never done anything like this before." It's a different kind of song - it reminds me of a rock opera.
    Serah2k2on August 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSkimming through the opinions here...I am surprised no one noticed his line "I crawl into a bottle". I had been told that the singer had problems with alcoholism. And yes certainly about depression, but its about his escape through alcohol that makes him feel even worse than the depression began to make him feel.
    Cole_Rakuenon February 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is like Orange Drive Palms and Hedake... It has no real meaning...

    Or it could be about being Extremly Depressed...
    PapaRoacher_5kon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, Coby (Jacoby) wrote this when he was in Ozfest, he was getting sick of being on the road and was very depressed.......im pretty sure, (dont yell at me if im off) so he wrote this song
    dragonluck_33on June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyricks rock
    Serah2k2on July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the 'confession of depression' part because it made me realise that i should really make one. and the lines 'i'm tired of running it's time to face my demons' reflect what i'm thinking. i'm sick of running from all of the things that have hurt me because they're getting harder to ignore, i really need to just face them.
    surfy_chicon July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song inspired me to write one of my songs that i have on here under Drekel
    Drekelon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNot sure bout the meaning... but to me it sorta seems like this song has to do w/ how his son (last line) is allowing him to cope w/ the darker things. It seems as though his son is a strength that he draws upon to deal w/ all the shit from the whole music business, and of course LIFE!

    but then again.. that's just my opinion
    Dead_Insideon July 22, 2002   Link

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