Sick. I’m walking
Tick? I’m talking.
Down the street and I’m sick
Of the talk of the ‘trick’ that’s every time we meet
Oh, I don’t know why
Blinking, thinking something’s moving across my skin
And I scratch the spot, I watch the dot, that’s on the lens but
Oh, I don’t know why

Something’s closing in and I can’t do a thing
No, I can’t do a thing but wonder.

You said I’m crazy, I know.
You said I’m crazy, I know
All I can say is that the drugs don’t work no more.

My face is shaking,
Knees are breaking,
“Swallow this” and for once I’m mistaken
The rules I’ve been breaking, make you sick but
Oh, I don’t know why
My mind is in an oily state of screaming sin
And the moment I want to relax is when the **** kicks in, but
Oh, I don’t know why

Now he’s back again
And now he’s brought a friend.
And his friend’s brought a whole dark army…

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    General Commentmy take on this is that she is talking about a break up. but, with a twist. she's got a mental disorder. so, it's combining the above two theories. but, it makes sense. a person with a mental disorder, such as bipolar(which i do have), are more prone to take things less lightly. they may over react, and because of the break up, her mental disorder may have caused a big distress in her mind. hence, why the chorus is the way it is. her disorder got so bad, the drugs don't work anymore. so, it couldn't be contained, so he could have called her crazy because of that. wow, i actually feel smart.
    panic is lifeon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first song I heard by The Vincent Black Shadow, and I love it so much. Very pretty. So the song. . . This song looks like it's talking about a bad relationship resulting in her popping pills.
    severed_angelon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI somewhat agree angel.
    although, i must say that this song is very fun to sing.
    I think "fears in the water" will be a good album!
    zombie-glitteron November 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI personally think this is about her dealing with a mental illness, possibly scitzophrenia or bipolar. The words seem to describe symptoms of both, especially paranoia. Don't want to get to serious, but I am bipolar. This is a great song anyway. The beauty of lyrics is that they are open to everyone to translate.
    lithiumprincesson December 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree more with lithiumprincess that it has to do with a mental illness.

    Blinking, thinking something’s moving across my skin
    I think she suffers from paranoia.
    When a person is paranoid, they have tendencies of having delusions.

    "“Swallow this” and for once I’m mistaken"
    She may be in a mental asylum and the nurses make her take medication, to relax her.

    I think when it says:

    "Now he’s back again
    And now he’s brought a friend.
    And his friend’s brought a whole dark army…"

    She may have been going crazy.
    So the doctor came back,
    with a bunch of nurses,
    to sedate her.

    I don't know,
    just a thought.
    Awesome song though.
    his_teddyon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti feel as if this song is describing symptoms of being bipolar [i myself am bipolar]
    kernieflakeson January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that the "drugs" are a symbol of their love, and so once he starts calling her crazy, she realizes that "the drugs don't work no more"--that their love no longer suffices to cover up all of the guy's imperfections and judgements. So they break up, she goes through some withdrawal symptoms once he leaves--she didn't take their breakup very well (her face is shaking, her knees are breaking). But then the guy changes his mind, and comes back. But! When he came back, he brought a friend, which leads me to believe that either he now wants to set up his exgirlfriend with his friend, or he has some strange plans for the three of them together (which I'd rather not think about). Not really sure though where the whole dark army comes from or what that means, unless maybe it means the past, which will inevitably pull them apart again because the "drugs" will fail again. And, since the song is called metro, and the metro is the subway system in paris, I think this all must be going on in france. Which is awsome, because I love france so much. That makes me think, though, that maybe this song would be cooler if it were in french. That would mean that the chorus would be:
    "Tu dis que je suis fou, je sais
    Tu dis que je suis fou, je sais
    Tout que je peux parler etre que les drogues ne travaillent plus."
    Doesn't that sound so much cooler?!
    JTizzlesAwsomeon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentum...its about a break-up,you can just tell when you listen,also...thats what half the other songs are about,why should this be any different,I still like it tho,makes me wanna dance
    un.defeatedon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI personally think its about a prostitute on drugs.
    Hence 'trick', and how she says 'the rules ive been breaking' and 'my mind is in an oily state of screaming sin'
    candyheroinon February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, what it means, really, is about the state of how everyone is on drugs. Here in Colorado we have a thing where right before a show a local radio station gets bands to play at a "Garage" and do their music accoustic, it is so awesome. When asked thats what he said he was going for. The lead singer added the love and the perscription part. The culminated to make this song. I think it rocks. TVBS rules
    originalninjaon February 28, 2007   Link

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