I took a beating in 2003
At least I improved
My threshold for pain

See my eyes swelled up and poured out blood
He spent six months just cleaning it up
The doctor said he'd stitch up the cut for me
My next beating's in two weeks

I've been taking a beating, in 2004
yeah only two months have passed by
I'm already on the floor

I took a baseball bat straight to the knees
I buckled over in the cold Brooklyn street
The same doctor helped me back to my feet
He said to me "I'll see you in two weeks"

And if I take a beating (beating) in 2005 (beating)
It'll be a miracle (beating)
If I'm still alive (beating)

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"I Took a Beating" as written by Brett Romnes Brandon Swanson


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    General CommentI think this song is about... screw that..

    Flash_Gordanon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is friggin great. I think the meaning is a bit obvious and I can't wait til the video comes out because its an amazing song and I was at the show they shot the video at. So was Daryl from glassjaw/head automatica and Brandon from Nightmare of you, they are amazing artists. It was shot att he annex in NYC on saturday May 13th, 2006. IATA is amazing, buy their cd now if you do not already own it.
    Baysideisaculton May 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually called i took a beating. this is a great song. i personally like the acoustic version better
    fateworksbothwayson July 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...it means he got the shit kicked out of him basically.
    OneSecondRegretson September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is actually about alcohol. Vinnie was straight-edge for a long time, and let it go only a couple of years ago. "the same doctor helped me back to my feet and said to me,
    'i'll see you in two weeks'"
    What gets rid of a bad hang-over? more booze.
    ladysmith39on September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the first part (2003) was about The Movielife being involved in that large crash, but I'm not sure now.

    I can imagine them updating the lyrics in the final verse to whatever year it is on tour, haha.
    tommyhaychon January 23, 2008   Link

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