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 Oct 5th 2006, 07:50 report
According to another lyric meaning website, "the sickness" is any difference from society's high and mighty standards, the abusive mother is a metaphor for society rejecting "the sickness" and trying to "beat" and ridicule the difference out of everyone else so that all people are the same. Getting "down with the sickness" is accepting difference in others and david screaming at the abusive mother is also a metaphor for people getting sick and tired of society and beating the mother down. Eventually all humans will see through the facade of perfection that the capitalist society has set for us and tear through it, killing the mother as david seems to when he says "here it comes get ready to die!"
RollingStone Sep 28th 2006, 09:50 report
Talking about abuse.
I think he's talking from a personal perspective, no matter what he says.
Abuse, or not... He touches the abusee's feelings, albeit with the hate aspect clearly visible...
What to do other than react? I find it an expression of the thoughts related to abuse, and what repercussions it has.
He sounds like a boy, torn between thought - action, hate - love, the evident two possibilities... The sickness lies in the ambivalence... You know its wrong, but the love is still there... Wicked
anonymous Aug 26th 2006, 10:32 report
Dick cheese is making fun of songs by singing them to elevator music you dumbass.
anonymous Aug 20th 2006, 14:37 report
Ummm not really dude above, he actually mentioned on the disturbed M.O.L. [meaning of life] dvd that down with the sickness was about the mother culture and society as to what most of the other users has said and how the mother culture has beaten down society yes I know because I met him back in September in town during a concert so I would know kay thanks :)
nirvanarules Jul 27th 2006, 13:52 report
The song is about his mother and how she use to abuse him and stuff that's why that one part when he is yelling at her and cursing at her the name then when he says down with the sickness it means she has turned him into an animal because he has all this rage against her
anonymous Apr 18th 2006, 20:59 report
I don't know who thought that this song was originally done by richard cheese, but I hope that's a joke. As far as interpretations, I believe this song is also about society, as was written above.
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