"Pushit" as written by Daniel Carey, Adam Jones, Paul D'amour and Maynard James Keenan....
I saw the gap again today
While you were begging me to stay
Take care not to make me enter
If I do we both may disappear

You know that I will choke until I swallow
Choke this infant here before me
What is this but my reflection?
Who am I to judge or strike you down?

But you're pushing me shoving me
But you're pushing me shoving me
But you're pushing me shoving me
But you're pushing me shoving me
But you're pushing me shoving me
But you're pushing me shoving me
But you're pushing me shoving me
But you're pushing me shoving me

You still love me
You still love me but you didn't need to shit on me
You still love me
You still love me but you didn't need to shit on me

Rest your trigger on my finger
Bang my head upon the fault line
You'd better take care not to make me enter
'Cause if I do we both may disappear

But you're pushing me shoving me
But you're pushing me shoving me
But you're pushing me shoving me
But you're pushing me shoving me

You still love me, you still love me
She didn't mean to pushit on me.
You're pushing me shoving me
You're pushing me shoving me

I'm slipping back into the gap again
I'm alive when you're touching me
Alive when you're shoving me down, hey

But I'd trade it all for just a little peace of mind

Pushit on me
Pushit on me
Pushit on me
Pushit on me
You're pushing and shoving and scrambling
Keep my feet flat on the ground

I am somewhere I don't wanna be
Push me somewhere I don't wanna be
Put me somewhere I don't wanna be
Seeing someplace I don't wanna see
Never wanna see that place again

Saw that gap again today
While you were begging me to stay
Managed to push myself away
And you, as well, my dear

If when I say I might fade like a sigh if I stay
You minimize my movement anyway
I must persuade you another way

Pushing and shovin'
Pushing and shoving, push at me!
There's no love in fear

Staring down the hole again
Hands are on my back again
Surviving is my only friend
Terrified of what may come

Remember I will always love you
As I claw your fucking throat away
It will end no other way
It will end no other way


Lyrics submitted by implode, edited by Max170, ShredderShaun, sKRiBEL, F8 AV, Johnny2Shoes

"Pushit" as written by Daniel Carey Adam Jones

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    Song MeaningI think an important biographical detail behind this song is that Maynard's son was born the year before this album came out, and I think he was already having problems with the mother of the child. 'Pushit' is one of the songs on _AEnima_ to deal with this. "I saw the gap again today / while you were begging me to stay"----he's realizing there's an emotional distance between him and his partner, and the way she's dealing with it is controlling, demeaning, and abusive, and that trying to force him to stay through intimidation or threats isn't true caring, since "there's no love in fear". But the relationship has resulted in a child that he has to accept---"choke this infant here before me / what is this but my reflection?" This relationship is also addressed on _AEnima_ in the song "H.", where he's telling his partner that he's "too connected" to her "to slip/fade away," and that she's "considerately killing" him. In that song, it's his child he's referring to when he says, "My blood [son] before me begs me, open up my heart again."
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