"Lying Awake" as written by and Maida/lanni....
I'm here to wear you out
I'm here to watch you hide
Nothing to figure out
I'm here to watch you die
Running away from the breast of
Your busy giant healing machine

Nobody left in line
No-one to make you shine
Hanging on to the backs of opinions
You've borrowed & betrayed

Lying awake
Don't ask why you should pay for this
A mother
A shameless abusing
But this time we're saving you

I'm here to break you down
I'm here to bury time
Nothing to talk about
Nothing to change my mind

Lyrics submitted by dsfire

"Lying Awake" as written by

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Lying Awake song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentanother good song by OLP that i listened to a lot when i was depressed
    NyQuilon May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I never understood the meaning though, but then I read an interview with Raine a few days ago. Here's what he has to say about it:
    "It's about Benny Henn...he's a greedy thief...tries to con people through religion...has got some very interesting silver hair...it's about the day he's about to die...looking into his eyes and seeing if all the propaganda that he told people...if he believes it himself." -Raine Maida
    **ViX**on July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song... I love the chorus. I never really understood it. I never would have figured out what it was about on my own. To me it was just somebody getting punished through death, for what they've done wrong. I love the line "running away from the backs of opinions, borrowed and betrayed"
    CourtneyKilledKurton August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about someone that does too much drugs (like speed or coke i think) and they never go to sleep. The drugs will wear them out, make them hide and finally watch them die. "borrowed and betrayed", most drug users borrow money and betray their friends. "a shameless abusing"- of drugs.
    ihavenoname083on June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentihavenoname, you're really way off. Vix is closer.

    It's a song about Televangelist Benny Hinn, a miracle healer. And if he really believes what he leads other people to believe. Will God really be there for him at the end, when he's dying.

    "I'm here to watch you die
    Running away from the breast of
    Your busy giant healing machine."

    If you've ever seen one of Hinn's shows or talked to any of his fundies, he claims to heal people with "The Power of the Christ."

    The song calls him a liar and is about the artist wanting to watch him die to watch Hinn find the ultimate truth for himself.
    magicmanx9on November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo wonder I never was able to figure out this song, that all makes sense now. I love that song, I could've listened to it a million times and not gotten what it meant...ok, maybe I did listen to it a million times and never figured it out. Now it all makes sense. Thaks for that.
    ShelmerdineFan72on April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song kind of applies to everyone and the way they all need to be broken down. Do they all beleive their own stupid lies?

    Running away from the breast of
    Your busy giant healing machine

    People have their own methods of dealing with their emotions and thoughts. Everyone has some kind of escape plan for reality. This song is about chasing someone away from their teet of shallow escape.
    DanMcKinnonon January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel its about the random cruelty and kindness of the world. you never know whos trying to fuck you over or whos trying to help you out
    42OLPeaceon April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, I've always adored this song, and I never knew it was about that. So interesting.
    "Don't ask why you should pay for this..." I love that line.
    "This time we're saving you" now makes sense.

    I always thought it was about someone who used everyone around them and was fake... but, either way a fabulous song!
    Misseveruson May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti completely agree with magicman, he is 100% correct
    coldshiftdownon December 12, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top