"Testing...one, two, three. Well...well fuck, I mean; I just don't know what to say. I'm very glad to be here with you tonight, I'll be able to talk to you about some things...that I know a great deal about. Everyone knows that you are fucked up. And everyone knows that I am fucked up. But, does everyone know that you are more fucked up than me? Well, I know that. And you know that. But our purpose is to tell everyone that. Take for instance, the time you went to the bathroom, to take a shower. You had some soap, a towel, shampoo, washcloth, a brush, everything was set. But you had to call me to come turn on the water for you. You didn't know where or how. That is one instance of how fucked up you are. A second instance of how fucked up your are: You was going to cook you some breakfast. Well you went in there, and put some toast in the toaster, put a skillet on the stove, put some grease in it. You got you some eggs out, some bacon. Poured you some orange juice and some coffee. Got some jelly and some butter. Fried eggs, salt, pepper, got some bacon on the grill. Everything was fine - except for one thing. You had to call in there...to show you how to use a fork. Now a third instance; the way you're fucked up. You got dressed, ready to go to school. Everything was fine - got outside, got in your car. Key in the ignition. Except for one thing. You had to call me to come show you."

Lyrics submitted by thunderperfectmind, edited by Mellow_Harsher

I Was a Prisoner in Your Skull song meanings
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    General CommentI thought it was pretty straight forward, the title gives it away; I Was A Prisoner Inside Your Skull.

    Basically it's a conversation between the subconscious and the rest of the mind (perhaps multiple personalities because of the term 'everyone'), but directed at the dominant personality (something he knows a great deal about).

    It seems that the disturbed person tried to suppress this element of the mind (the 'fucked up' prisoner) only to find that this element was tethered to basic yet vital functions (turning on the water, using a fork etc).

    The 'prisoner' is stating that although he is 'fucked up' the person is more fucked up without him; he cannot function. The last part is left ambiguous, possibly to give us a hint of the nature of the prisoner and why he was suppressed in the first place. Naturally we'd think that he was going to say 'show you how to drive' but he also mentions going to school. The omission could indicate that the 'prisoner' has malicious intentions and that the person has to compromise his restraint in order to perform basic functions.

    Listen to it and it makes sense, there is too much detail for the conversation to be between two separate individuals.
    Maigeon June 08, 2012   Link

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