Acting Tragically,
In An Inept Manner
Trying To Act Like
Something Really Mattered
When I Open My Eyes
It's All Gone
Overthrown By Your Children
God Willing Shut You Down
It's Like The Closer I Get
I Start To Regret
What I've Done
A Sick Piece Of Shit,
With The Balls To Admit,
When He's Wrong
React Defiantly
I Am Someone, Someone
Might Even Fool Myself
Before I'm Done
When I Open My Eyes
It's All Gone
Overthrown By Your Children
God Willing Shut You Down
Making Believe
There's Someplace I Belong
Greedo Died By The Hand Of Solo
Amass A Fortress Of Steel
Unsure If I Can Instill My Will
Is Caving In Black
'til There's No Bringing It Back Again
Led Astray By Their Mock Sincerity
False Charity
Condemned
Chewing Insult
Inheriting Unwarranted Birthright
Crown A Scapegoat
New King Of Shit
Ignorance Is Followed
By Ignorance
Repetition Diminishing Senses
Defenseless
Crippled Libido
Greedo Died By The Hand Of Solo
When I Open My Eyes
It's All Gone
Making Believe
There's Someplace I Belong
When I Open My Eyes
It's All Gone
Might Even Fool Myself
Before I'm Done


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The Wrist Lyrics as written by Jeffery L. Hetrick Steve Felton

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  • +2
    Lyric Correctionacting tragically, in an inept manner
    trying to act like something really mattered
    when I open my eyes it's all gone
    overthrown by your children
    God willing shut you down

    it's like the closer I get
    I start to regret what I've done
    a sick piece of shit, with the balls to admit, when he's wrong
    react defiantly I am someone, someone
    might even fool myself before I'm done
    when I open my eyes it's all gone

    overthrown by your children
    God willing shut you down
    making believe there's someplace I belong

    Greedo died by the hand of Solo
    Greedo died by the hand of Solo

    amass a fortress of steel
    unsure if I can instill
    my will is caving in black
    'til there's no bringing it back
    again
    amass a fortress of steel
    unsure if I can instill
    my will is caving in black
    'til there's no bringing it back
    again

    led astray by their mock sincerity
    false charity condemned chewing insult
    inheriting unwarranted birthright
    crown a scapegoat new king of shit

    ignorance is followed by ignorance
    repetition diminishing senses
    defenseless crippled libido

    Greedo died by the hand of Solo

    led astray by their mock sincerity
    false charity condemned chewing insult
    inheriting unwarranted birthright
    crown a scapegoat new king of shit

    when I open my eyes it' all gone

    Greedo died by the hand of Solo
    Greedo died by the hand of Solo

    making believe there's someplace I belong


    overthrown by your children
    God willing shut you down
    making believe there's someplace I belong

    when I open my eyes it's all gone

    Greedo died by the hand of Solo
    Greedo died by the hand of Solo

    might even fool myself before I'm done

    overthrown by your children
    God willing shut you down
    making believe there's someplace I belong
    cybornon June 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is a damn coolsong (i love the bit at the beginning that isnt featured on the lyrics-"ever think, did you ever think anything?" etc) but i don't get the random Star Wars reference
    hell_i_call_my_headon May 31, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the random star wars inserts. anyways, this is my favorite song in the whole world and you all shall bow down to MH
    trucutzon September 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is the reversal of the roles song. the hunter is now the hunted and the star wars reference is an analogy to this, the piano is so eerie and this is quite possibly their greatest song on XX, the original mix has talking at the beginning that really takes the song in a different direction
    "she's in high school
    she is sexually active
    she is doing drugs"
    i dunno what that means but still the best mushroomhead song
    svenny gon April 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Greedo died by the hands of Solo"

    that is purely a Star Wars reference. Greedo was the bounty hunter hired by Jabba the Hut to kill Han Solo, but when he tried, Solo was able to kill him first.

    If you notice J Mann talks about Solo in "The Wrist" and in "Solitaire/Unraveling." In one interview I read with him, he loves Star Wars, so that explains why he puts them in there. Also it shows that Mushroomhead doesnt' really put as much thought into their lyrics as well all think, they just put they lyrics together because it makes for a good record and a good show. Some certainly do have deeper meanings, but so many are put there just for fun.
    kcook21on May 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song and it means a lot to mean. it's a deep song about people who are dealing or have dealt with depression and suicide. the whole sound of the song really brings out this hell that depression and suicide is. it's not just a little illness. it's really painful and hard to get through and mushroomhead shows it in this song. it means alot to me considering what i've been through.
    born4of3desireon September 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjust imagine, cylent watcher...how crazy you are. slit your wrist, you'dl like it.
    JangoFett9232002on February 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust to let you know, the beginning part of the song... "she's in highschool.. blah blah blah." Is from a movie adapted from a TV series back in the 80's or 90's. The series was called Twin Peaks and the movie that line comes out of is caleld Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Watch it... it helps with some insight into the song.
    vampiresshumaneon July 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song.... is awesome... now, i have a question for anyone that even looks at this lyric anymore... " Greedo died by the hand of Solo ".. who are these people?
    thebrainlessoneon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom Star Wars. Han Solo and Greedo who was hired to kill Han. Come on now that was an easy one.
    adamizeron May 14, 2002   Link

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