Your mother came up to me,
She wanted answers only she should know,
Only she should know.
It wasn't easy to deal with the tears that rolled down her
I had no answers 'cause I didn't even know you.

But these words,
They can't replace,
The life you,
The life you waste.

How could you paint this picture?
Was life as bad as it should seem
That there were no more options for you?
I can't explain how I feel
I've been there many times before.
I've tasted the cold steel of my own life crashing down
before me


Did Daddy not love you?
Or did he love you just too much?
Did he control you?
Did he live through you at your cost?
Did he leave no question for you to answer on your own?

Well fuck them,
And fuck her,
And fuck him,
And fuck you,
For not having the strength in your heart to pull through.

I've had doubts,
I have failed,
I've fucked up,
I've had plans,
Doesn't mean I should take my life with my own hands

But these words they don't replace the life you waste

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    This song displays emotions felt by Aaron Lewis about a friend's mother asking him questions about his apparent suicide. Aaron tries to show that suicide shouldn't be the way out. He gets tired of her questioning and breaks into the hard (Well fuck them and fuck...) part of the song in which produces chills in me whenever i hear the song. The last line (But these words...(also seen elsewhere in the song)) is his thought that you should not waste your life for your problems, and what he is now saying will not help what has been said and done. This is my unique perception on the song. I am, As always Animosity

    Animosityon December 12, 2001   Link
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    this song is about a mother who went up to aaron wanting answers to why her son committed suicide. this song is awesome.

    wakoon December 02, 2001   Link
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    animosity = very wise man

    no one importanton May 15, 2002   Link
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    Actually, WAKO was the closest to what it really means. A young boy had comitted suicide and his mother went to one of the shows and had wanted Aaron Lewis to explain to her why her son had done that. But, obviously the young boy was a fan of staind, so Aaron hadn't even known him. It explains the emotions felt by Aaron Lewis, and was a difficult situation he was put into.

    kellkittieon June 11, 2002   Link
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    A lotta people on here have been saying things that would make me feel even worse if I were suicidally depressed... i just dont think thats right. i understand that you could be bitter about something like that but if your gonna yell at ppl and treat 'em like shit your certainly not helping the problem. iv had chemical depression problems since middle school, and it has nothing to do with how strong of a person I am. but when you got a chemical inbalance like me, and your layin up at night telling yourself how worthless you are and how no one cares at all, you get to the point where suicide sounds pretty good. Luckily i've turned things around for myself (with God's help) and I've learned that those thoughts are all lies. if your experiencing this stuff, theres a couple things you can do. -First of all, find a way to exercise daily, do some running or something. -Second, find people to talk to when your depressed, even if its family. Be open about who you are and what your goin thru, there's nothing wrong with you. -Third, when your losing control of your mind and all the thoughts of how worthless you are are screaming at you, force yourself to remember that it's all lies, that your thinking irrationaly, that it's just like a halucination. This song is really touching to me, but some of the comments that i've read here are just as touching. and my heart goes out to all of you who are facing this shit. Keep bein strong, fight it with all you got. You'll never regret it. I know exactly what you all are going thru

    Tw1tch3don February 09, 2009   Link
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    this song kicks butt!!!

    SystemOfaDownGrlon November 27, 2001   Link
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    This song is scary to me, because once a friend's mom poured her heart out to another friend, like the mother to Aaron lewis.

    walking-catastropheon February 10, 2002   Link
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    I am a fan of all staind songs but this one and 2 others r my favourites, i listen to them wen im down and i realise how lucky i am to have what i do and to be alive.XxXxx

    Roseon April 30, 2002   Link
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    Amen Rose

    gomerpileon May 04, 2002   Link
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    this is a great song.very powerful,especially the ending when it goes quiet then aaron suddenly shouts 'well fuck them'.quality

    iamtheoneon May 10, 2002   Link

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