It would be wrong to ask you why
Because I know what goes inside
Is only half of what come out
Isn't that what it's about?
To remind us we're alive
To remind us we're not blind
In that big, black hole
Digging the grave, I got it made
Let something in or throw something out?
You left the door open wide
I know you have a reason why
That knot is better left untied
I just went and undid mine
It takes some time
And the shadows so big
It takes the sun out of the day
And the feeling goes away
if you close the door
And it's out of this world

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Digging The Grave song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentits about opening your eyes, life is to be lived and not wasted on thinking bout others all the time. you dig your grave otherwise
    Caralho Ricocheton April 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is one of those "open your eyes" songs.

    Without the annoying rap rock, lack of creativity and unoriginality.
    Calculator Joseon August 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSentenced, 36 Crazyfists - these two bands did really bad versions of this song - advice to other bands who are thinking of it, JUST DONT BOTHER
    conormccarthyilpon December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI came to know this song by a cover of an Israeli band, which performed it only with piano and vocals, slower and softer. And maybe that inspires my perspective of a song, not as an anti-capitalist punk song, but more of a relationship song.
    The grave, the hole could be the loneliness which is easy to drift into - comfortable somehow. But he tries to be like the person he's addressing - he want to open the door, to undo the tie. But when the other person closes the door - it could very dark and depressing. Something like that.
    hadaron August 24, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about insomnia and people who work the night shift, and about isolation. It's comfortable being alone.
    Akaneonon April 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPowerful song. Like it.
    Karlon May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpeople get too comfortable in the situations they are in even if they are bad; comfort in familiarity
    nimrod123on December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'The development of Modern Industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products. What the bourgeoisie, therefore, produces, above all, is its own grave-diggers.'

    Karl Marx, 'The Communist Manifesto'
    GotMeNowon March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJiggly Wiggly.
    KC8484on July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentListen to this song and you'll hear where from System of a Down is inspired.
    the_geekon August 19, 2006   Link

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