Disturbed: Down with the Sickness Meaning
Song Released: 2000
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Down with the Sickness Lyrics
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...
anonymous Aug 18th 2008, 12:42 report
I always thought that the guy who sings it worked at a mental institution and that he knew someone who was beaten as a child and killed his mom.
but then again I know a lot of people who just like making me look like an idiot.
anonymous Aug 7th 2008, 00:40 report
I don't think he means a mom when he says "you mother"....I think that he just means more like "you mother f*cker" , but hey, that's way to many syllables for the line...tee hee
I think the song is about inner corruption....watching yourself become some horrible thing....and in some sick, masochistic way. enjoying it!
anonymous Aug 10th 2007, 10:37 report
Ok this song is about the main character going to prison and being rapped by this big, and more than likely black man.
line one and two are telling you he is in prison
line three is the big black guy
line four is talking about this big black guy who looks like a baboon is going to rape him and slowly put his baboonness inside him
line five is the black guy again
if you listen to the song you can hear the chase that the black guy is giving him with the "AWW AWW" screeches
this is where the black guy catches him
line one is where he looks at his ruined ass in the mirror
line two and three is his hole changing cause a big baboon has been in it
line three is once you go black you never go back
line four he is a baboon now, and he rapes other prisoners
line one is incourageing more people to be baboons and rape
line two is kinky and he is telling people to rape him
line three is more about the gay agenda
as is four and five
line six is glorifing being gay
line one he is trying to convince others they are gay
line two he is brainwashing them
line three he takes the role of the baboon
line four and five he tries to excuse his actions
line one, two, and three he is helping someone cope with turning baboon
line four and five he is blaming all of his rapes on the baboon that rapped him
THE MOMMY PART
this is where his newly aquired aids is eating his brain and he is spitting out random sentences, ignore this part... It is dumb and ruins the song
it is still the same except the last line has changed to tell every one that he is completly baboon now.
anonymous Jun 1st 2007, 15:11 report
Okay to get some stuff straight. The song is an original disturbed song undoubtedly not redone or any of that shit. The drum beat at the beginning is a disturbed trademark and the bark and everything. It is all Draiman's lyrics. The cheese dude whoever he is did a jazz version but it's not his. and the song is about society. you can't argue with a direct quote from the artist who did the song. and not all songs have to be from a personal and literal perspective so get off the whole thing of him being abused by his mother. The end part where he's screaming is to further push the point of how society(mother) hurts and pushes and does all this shit to the people who are subject to it(child). And anyone who has met Draiman, I envy you.
Crittic47274 May 6th 2007, 20:33 report
Ok Richard Cheese did a version of this song, and it's not an old song, you can tell by just listening to the audio of the song. This is A Disturbed original at it's best and I totally believe the whole mother society quote but to tell you the truth I'm sick of hearing how awful the world is. Yet Disturbed still rocks.
anonymous Apr 3rd 2007, 00:45 report
Stupify has to do with racist assholes. He gives an example of when he dated a girl of different race. It also shows how the world is dark and sinister. Like in the video.
anonymous Apr 2nd 2007, 03:51 report
Last time they were is my city touring with drowning pool, I met up with david for drinks at gilhooleys, and asked him why the song in question was absolutely insane. and with a complete straight face, he pretty much said exactly what that dude said up there about mother beating down children. It's about society, straight up
anonymous Nov 26th 2006, 06:36 report
if anyone ever listened to the live version of this song u'll notice that at the beginning there's an adzan (a call for muslims in time for prayer), which BTW is recited incorrectly, followed by a voice saying "ladies nad gentlemen, boys and girls dying time is here". I've been wanting to know what David's real intentions were in doing that. Is he trying to "emphasise" something?
anonymous Nov 6th 2006, 22:51 report
I read a review in which David is quoted as having said the song is indeed about "mother culture." note the song "welcome burden" (the face of our mother culture is sickening). The sickness is simply part of humanity, and an unavoidably heritable trait. Looking back through history, how many countless people have been "down with the sickness?" as society becomes more oppressive and restrictive, the natural human desire for autonomy and control eventually breaks through. Revolutionaries throughout the ages have demonstrated this as they have been catalysts for a myriad of radical social reforms. As dave said himself, the song is primarily allegorical.
RollingStone Oct 21st 2006, 06:46 report
Speaking of which, when did he become charity incorporated?
Music is money, and he'll get his fair share... Talking about mother society gotta be a joke from him, unless he did it pro bono.
In which case I salute, but otherwise, he's spilling his guts out!
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