Can you feel that?
Ah, shit
Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah
Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Drowning deep in my sea of loathing
Broken your servant I kneel
(Will you give in to me?)
It seems what's left of my human side
Is slowly changing in me
(Will you give in to me?)

Looking at my own reflection
When suddenly it changes
Violently it changes (oh no)
There is no turning back now
You've woken up the demon in me

Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Open up your hate, and let it flow into me
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
You mother get up come on get down with the sickness
You fucker get up come on get down with the sickness
Madness is the gift, that has been given to me

I can see inside you, the sickness is rising
Don't try to deny what you feel
(Will you give in to me?)
It seems that all that was good has died
And is decaying in me
(Will you give in to me?)

It seems you're having some trouble
In dealing with these changes
Living with these changes (oh no)
The world is a scary place
Now that you've woken up the demon in me

Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Open up your hate, and let it flow into me
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
You mother get up come on get down with the sickness
You fucker get up come on get down with the sickness
Madness is the gift, that has been given to me

(And when I dream)
(And when I dream)
(And when I dream), (and when I dream)
No mommy, don't do it again
Don't do it again
I'll be a good boy
I'll be a good boy, I promise
No mommy don't hit me
Why did you have to hit me like that, mommy?
Don't do it, you're hurting me
Why did you have to be such a bitch

Why don't you
Why don't you just fuck off and die
Why can't you just fuck off and die
Why can't you just leave here and die
Never stick your hand in my face again bitch
Fuck you
I don't need this shit
You stupid sadistic abusive fucking whore
How would you like to see how it feels mommy
Here it comes, get ready to die

Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Open up your hate, and let it flow into me
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
You mother get up come on get down with the sickness
You fucker get up come on get down with the sickness
Madness has now come over me


Lyrics submitted by spitfirek7

Down with the Sickness Lyrics as written by Dan Donegan, David Draiman, Michael Wengren, Mike Wengren, Steve Kmak

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +18
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    Ummmmm....... just so you guys know... he is not talking about his actual mother... he is refering to the 'mother society' or the main stream culture of today which is disgusting and looks down upon anything that is different. He saying that the people who are different are the ones that society today views as being sick. Thus the... 'get up get down with the SICKNESS'... thus(2) the name of the album is 'The Sickness'.

    Rowenon March 19, 2002   Link
  • +4
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    I think what rowen said is true.. It's society that is sick and we have to get down with the sickness.. Voilence and Hate is everywere you look...it may haunt you for life

    Distanced_Disturbedon May 04, 2002   Link
  • +4
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    I believe the song is about the possible consequences of any kind of child abuse...sexual; physical; emotional; etc. Child abuse changes people and not all can rise about its effects. It took me YEARS to battle the scars left by my father's emotional abuse. Thankfully, now that I am free of the negative effects I believe I am a much stronger person. For some, good can come from bad...it just takes time.

    UseSomeoneElseon May 08, 2012   Link
  • +3
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    uh i think this is he opposite lol want more email me

    Daddy why do you come home the way you do Daddy answer me who is in charge of you I can't sleep at night I always hear you and mommy fighting Then why am i always the one running to the phone Dailing 911

    mommy put down that gun he won't hurt you Mommy you better start to run because he coming after you

    I am so sick of daddy's behavior why can't he just stay sober how long until i finally end it I could but then i would get hit

    Daddy's not all right Daddy's feeling agresive l

    Let me teach you a lesson Don't touch me the way you do Don't touch me this will be the last Time your next to!me

    Distanced_Disturbedon May 04, 2002   Link
  • +3
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    I think that Rowen is right because i have listened to A LOT of disturbed songs and i know that David Drainman wouldnt say stuff like that. And just for the record Sierp you suck with a capital SUCK

    sk8ingodon May 08, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    Wow, what can one say? this reads like Korn's song Daddy. An chronicle of abuse that has twisted a soul so badly that all it can know is violence.

    PhilosopherKing78on December 05, 2001   Link
  • +2
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    OMG PEOPLE............ HE'S BEEN QUOTED IN MANY MANY MAGAZINES ABOUT WHAT THE ACTUAL MEANING BEHIND IT IS........ IT'S WHAT I SAID EARLIER....... Quit reading so much into it! It has NOTHING to do with his actual mother! GEEEEEEEEZ!

    Rowenon May 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    I, on the other hand, love my mother. This song's meaning isn't so deep, it's completely blatant, but exactly how deep is anger is and how he communicates it is utterly amazing. Much like "the game," what really catches you is the emotion is singing.

    fattymotoon March 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    PS: And yes..... I am enough of a Disturbed fanatic to know this! The artical is in the issue of Metal Edge with the entire band on the cover if you don't believe me!

    Rowenon May 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    sierp, i've listened to at the drive in.. there's nothing special about them.. i don't see how the stuff you listen to is any better than what we listen to.. it's all about taste.. some people don't like the shitty garage sound/whiney bitch voices.. ahem..

    kill_your_idolson May 08, 2002   Link

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