"Simple Survival" as written by and Steve R. Felton Dave J. Felton....
The shadow within me
The sorrow at my feet

Push the colors from the make up
Drop your feelings at the door
Has anybody here had enough
Walking in on so much more
Gonna make you give up
I wanna see you get up

I said you're the only one, I said
What's your name
Who do you love
I wanna hate you, kill you
Treat you like I've had enough

What's your name (What's your name?)
Who do you love (Who do you love?)
I wanna hate you, kill you
Treat you like I've had enough
Gonna make you give up

I said you're the only one
I said you're the only one
I said you're the only one, I said

Keep breaking the shame
Take away what I wanna say
Regretting the day
You don't believe in me,
You don't believe in me
I'll show you just what you wanna see
The end in me

Push the colors from the make up
Drop your feelings at the door
Has anybody here had enough
Walking in on so much more
Gonna make you give up
I wanna see you get up

Come on people, get up

What's your name (What's your name?)
Who do you love (Who do you love?)
I wanna hate you, kill you
Treat you like I've had enough

The shadow within me
The sorrow at my feet
The shadow within me
Gonna lead the revival
No simple survival for me

(What's your name) The shadow within me
The sorrow at my feet,
Gonna lead the revival
No simple survival for me

(Who do you love) The shadow within me
The sorrow at my feet,
Gonna lead the revival
No simple survival for me

(What's your name) The shadow within me
The sorrow at my feet,
Gonna lead the revival
No simple survival for me

I said, keep breaking the shame
Take away what I wanna say
Regretting the day
You don't believe in me,
You don't believe in me
I'll show you just what you wanna see
The end in me


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"Simple Survival" as written by Steve R. Felton Dave J. Felton

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    General CommentAwesome song, even though the vid is a lil odd. Maybe about just giving up and doing just what you need to survive?
    YourNameHere117on October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBy the lyrics I get the vibe that maybe this song is about justifying if it's really worth staying with someone you've been in a relationship with.

    Whether it's a friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, family member, husband/wife...it could really be any of those. They're always bringing you down and Mushroomhead are saying "get up" and "lead the revival" but it's never simple.
    SystemBrandenon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn this song I think he's speaking to someone who doesn't think he'll ever amount to anything.

    Has anybody here had enough?
    Walking in on so much more...
    Gonna lead a revival
    No simple survival

    I think this song is about NOT simpling moving on with a life that's only about going one day to the next. He is saying he wants to find more meaning then just simple survival. He wants to prove something.
    YankeeDanon October 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits cool that there is finally a band that is obviousley influenced by Mike Patton to be getting a little recognition
    necrophageon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the song's sound and music, but the new guy doesn't come close to Jmann's lyrics. The part where he raps has some amature lyrics, look at some of Jmann's parts and the lyrics are so much better. His voice is very close to Jmann's though. Lets face it, they will never be the same again.
    12Monkeyson October 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI still like MRH. I think Waylon is a good addition to the band. He sounds really close to J. Mann IMO. But yeah, I thought Pig Benis put away the pig mask to lay all the SlipKnoT-rip-off rumors to bed and shit. I was surprised to see it in this video. But yes the song sounds like it's about giving up.
    killswitch916on November 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all they is no battle between Slipknot and Mushroomhead.
    12Monkeys and YourNameHere117 your just dumb cus your just being a much of dicks and give Mushromhead a bad name
    I think the song is about the simple survival
    GREG BaDGUYon December 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreg badguy there is bad blood between them dont seem so ignorant, at a mushroomhead show 2 members dressed as chris n shawn of slipknot mocking them giving the crowd a good laugh and when slipknot came to cleveland the floor whipped batteries at corey and the band and for the other guy who said waylon isnt as good as jmann ur right he is better then jmann, jmann hand picked him as his replacement listen to embrace the ending... its a masterpiece a song they could never do with jmann
    lordinfamous42oon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"they could never do with jmann" - Thats true, the new vocalist has more of a range than JMann..It creates the opportunity for them to do songs like they did on this album like Embrace the Ending.

    That is the point of the whole album really, even looking at the title of the album - The Band currently didn't die because JMann isn't in it.

    What is debatable is whether the new sounds and such are better or worse than the old material. I personally prefer JMann and the albums they made with him, but this is partly because I have a bias against Waylon's voice sound - Its too "Emo-Crap"ish of a voice for me...
    TheRulnigon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment*Certainly didn't die

    Don't ask me how I wrote "currently" instead.
    TheRulnigon December 27, 2006   Link

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