Disturbed: Prayer Meaning
Song Released: 2002
Just to compliment your sorrow
Another life that I've taken from you
A gift to add on to your pain and suffering
Another truth you can never believe
Has crippled you completely
All the cries you're...
anonymous May 4th, 2006 5:34am report
if you listen to the special DVD thing on the believe album, David himself says that the song is about the book of Job, and how god takes everything away from him. David is simply saying that living his life isn't hard enough, and he wants to test his faith by asking god to take everything away.
anonymous Mar 7th, 2006 3:16am report
actually this is a song about christian faith. When your a chirtian God puts them trough trials to test their faith.
"Another dream that will never come true..." All this is what God is saying...
"Let me enlighten you, this is the way I pray... Living just isn't hard enough burn me alive inside..." This is supposed to be the person being tested.
"Return to me..." All this is also God speaking. After God speaks to your heart after so long he just stops.
So I can see how people thinks it about his grandfather, but even on the Disturbed Ones forum that they took down fro some reason it said it was christian faith and stuff
anonymous Oct 17th, 10:37am report
I'm not going to speak about the interpretation because it's pretty damn clear anyway, I'm just going to state, David is of Jewish descent. Any religious connotations in this song would therefore be to do with Jewish faith.
anonymous Feb 26th, 2013 2:17pm report
he slightly changes words in the hook and that's what makes the song. At first he blames good for everything by saying YOU make me turn away. That's clearly saying that God is to blame for things that have happened to him. Later he says they, which is extremely important in this song. When he states THEY make you turn away, indicating that God isn't who is making him turn away but yet its other people and himself who cause the problem
anonymous Oct 23rd, 2012 10:12pm report
disturbed is in the illuminati so they are satanist so the song is to satan not god we need to see that i love music more than the next guy but i love GOD more so u understand
anonymous May 16th, 2012 5:03am report
Abviosly this song is about killing black jews and burning them inside out
anonymous Mar 12th, 2012 3:43am report
God does not punish people for their sins until judgement day. you bring hate and crap on yourself because you sin, and David is a christian i have talked to him before.
anonymous Jan 1st, 2012 1:58am report
OR all of this is false,
And its a song designed to inspire you.
To motivate you, to realize there are going to be obstacles in life that you must tackle over,
To inheritly brainwash you to a point in which "Living life isn't hard enough"
To push yourself to further challenges, and actually SEEK challenge.
"Bring to life everything you fear"
Rather than live obliviously as there are SO many things in life that you will have to be ready for to overcome, and to take them headstrong.
"live in the dark and the world is threatening"
Realize that life is not in "your favor"
and that you are going to have to continue pushing yourself further and further through your limits, and realize the friends that are "friends" are also your competition in life.
anonymous Dec 23rd, 2011 12:18pm report
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCKOxe9z7hU) Here's the exact meaning of the song straight from Disturbed. Most people here are completely wrong. This song is basically about holding on to hope, and making through hardships, and using where ever you get your strength from.(God, yourself or what ever)
anonymous Jul 18th, 2011 7:49am report
The song is about David Draiman's grandfather dying. In the beginning God is telling Draiman his grandfather had dyed. David relates this to the Book of Job, (A Jewish story in the Bible) which is about a man who had many friends, a big family, and wonderful workers. And when Jesus talked to the Devil he bragged about Job and how he praised his name. The Devil said he only worshiped him because of all the nice things he had, so God had killers kill all his workers and friends and made a huge storm that blew down his house and crushed his family, then God covered Joe in sores and he was in terrible pain all day everyday but he still dropped to his knees to praise the lord. David thinks that God might as well take everything away from him so he could prove his faith.
anonymous Jul 15th, 2011 7:29am report
About how faith is put to trial and how one comes to terms with the outcome period.
anonymous Feb 22nd, 2011 2:13am report
"Prayer" actually describes a prayer singer David Draiman is having with God and his grandfather who recently died at the time.
anonymous Jan 22nd, 2011 1:59am report
In the Beginning of the video there is a man with a bible and he is preaching to david. David is totally ignoring the man but he is also showing you that the preachings are always in the back of his mind. he is not a religious man but he still has his faith.
anonymous Oct 28th, 2010 10:13pm report
David is trying to be like Kane from Command and Conquer
anonymous Aug 23rd, 2010 8:44am report
I can see why Christians would interpret the song as being about Christianity, but I doubt it. I don't know about the rest of the band members, but their front-man is Jewish. This vid is probably generally about God than specifically the Christian faith.
Draimen said himself that this was a conversation between him and God, this right after some bad things happened in his life, as well as the world. It's common for people to blame God, or ask "why, why me, why now?". The lyrics aren't perfectly clear to me, but due to the somewhat uplifting end, I don't think the song is condemning God. The part where it says "another taste of the evil I breed" might sound like the song is saying that God is evil", but God using evil, or his left hand to maneuver the world is a concept that isn't unheard of. Think the song is about and enduring and persevering.
Oh, and to make everything absolutely clear, I'm agnostic.
anonymous Jun 30th, 2010 6:28pm report
I think interpretations are for ones own self and how he takes the lyrics to build themself up in what they "believe". And we shouldn't be arguing over who's wrong and right but to embrace the fact we all love disturbed.
anonymous Mar 10th, 2010 3:49am report
Song's about turning away from faith, becoming something less (OR MORE) human, making others believe your lack of faith, and then feeling what it's like to burn inside. What those people don't realize is that is the way you have faith. Turning others away from God, Because it's a lie. Now look up the lyrics for the title track of this album. You'll recognize what I mean.
anonymous Feb 11th, 2010 2:55am report
Hmm. I am going to go out on a limb here and have to agree with a lot of the comments, but disagree with a few as well. This song symbolizes the many religions. Yes
THis song symbolizes the gfather death. Yes
This song shows some test of faith/doubt. Yes
Hmm... If you doubt, wouldnt you have thoughts of Satan, maybe he is doing this.. Hmm.. now lets think about the lyrics.
Verse 1 and 2... Satan is speaking to David (remember david is upset and mad at God (death of gfather), so satan is speaking to him here)
Chorus 1 and 2... David speaking back by prayer with God
"Heaven just isn't not hot enough" (satan is taking over sin on earth)
"Burn me alive inside" (God, burn some of your Love inside me)
"Living my life is just not hard enough" (saracasm)
"Take everything away" (to much pain/suffering on earth by satan, end it!)
As you can see, David is looking at all the terrible things in disgust. The building falling/fire is to show of a higher power (GOD, if you believe like I do)
I see this song as a pickle between the darkness and the ligh (God). He hears from satan, but turns to prayer for help from God, and that he knows whatever is thrown at him, it will not stop him because he still has the faith. This whole video shows all the TERRIBLE things satan and sin are doing on this earth, its falling apart badly, and quickly. And when he goes to pray away from satans doings on earth. HE SEES THE LIGHT OF GOD. and he is praying to ask for everyones pain/sufferings that are being caused for GOD to end everything on earth. And begin Eternal Life.
But who am I to say I'm totally correct, that's my point of view, a struggle, and if there is some GOD, there will be some SATAN, its your choose where to go, but both go hand in hand, its who you let win and who you want to BE WITH! GOD BLESS.
As a few people already said this song has nothing to do with religion. Or at least it's not intended to be about religion. David is having a conversation with something or someone and whether this "something" is a random god of any religion or fate is entirely up to the listener. David might even be speaking to himself.
The Songs title might be "Prayer" but what David does is more of a Taunt.
"Let me enlighten you, this is the way I pray:" basically means something like "let me show you how to get over all the bad things that keep happening to you".
The actual prayer "Living just isn't hard enough, burn me alive inside. Living my life's not hard enough, take everything away." is a taunt to fate/god/whatever and the basic meaning of this song. If you just sit in a corner like a beaten dog and hope everything gets better you'll feel the same pain again and again all your life. So instead, stand proud and show your fate that your will isn't broken. The punishments won't be punishments anymore if you willingly accept them, the pain will become bearable if you don't try to avoid it and life gets easier the harder you wish for it to be.
I think that David Draiman has gone through a lot of shit in his life and I bet he asks God a lot of questions. I'm a Christian and I'm not religious either, I believe in having an intimate relationship with God which brings meaning in your life. We were created to have relationship with Him, it says so in the bible we were created in Gods image. I think that his family might have been like the pharisees in the old testament times and that's why I think he has fallen away from his beliefs. I pray that he will find God again...
anonymous Nov 14th, 2009 11:28am report
Whether it be about religion, his grandfather, or what have you; people should just interpret the song however they want to instead of having one answer being right or wrong. Just seems like a bunch of bashing is going on here...of course, when religion is involved, that might as well be a given. -_-
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