Seether: Remedy Meaning
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And speak but don't pretend I won't defend you anymore you see
It aches in every bone, I'll die alone, but not for you
My eyes don't need to see that ugly thing, I know it's me...
anonymous Apr 22nd, 2013 4:50am report
Allright the first time i heard this song i was 14 and i listened to it all the time. While i loved it i didnt fully understand it until listening to it again years later at age 22 recovering from a severe opiate addiction it is just painfully obvious that this particular song is about opiate abuse.
the song continually goes back and forth from resisting the drug - "I don't need a friend, I need to mend so far away", "Clip the wings that get you high, just leave them where they lie,And tell yourself, "you'll be the death of me" To giving in- "Frail, the skin is dry and pale, the pain will never fail, And so we go back to the remedy" of course every opiate addict justifies use, or tries to limit it once going through the dreaded physical detox- "So come sit by the fire and play a while, but you can't stay too long." Then you are stuck again and once again regretful wanting to get clean realizing that you are killing yourself. "It aches in every bone, I'll die alone, but not for you
My eyes don't need to see that ugly thing, I know it's me you fear" Once this realization sets in it really does become a struggle for your life and you find yourself pleading with yourself to stop so that you may once again live-"I see my heart explode, it's been eroded by the weather here,If you want me hold me back","It aches in every bone, I'll die alone, but not for pleasure" Even the music video reflects all this the young kids going to the fun house having the time of their lives, about halfway through they realize in horror its not the ride they expected it to be, and in the end they all die.
Just the humble insight of an ex heroin addict who couldnt really relate until dealing with the mind games and physical addiction opiates bring. It starts out great and ends up in physical and emotional despair, detoxing several times, only to relapse and then start the cycle over again. Its exhausting, yet something you can really only understand if you have gone through it. So please- if you have never used the needle to get high don't judge us who have, and never try it yourself. Dont think you are too good to get into that situation either because i was once one of those girls who was repulsed and baffled by junkies, and at one point would have laughed if you told me i was going to end up one. Much love everyone.
anonymous Nov 16th, 2011 11:20pm report
it could be about any kind of cancer, but drinking and drugs are the cause. Stomach Cancer, Liver Cancer, any kind of afflicting cancer. and the only remedy is rehabilitation through Chemotherapy and Radiation. it makes sense when you come up with your own ideas what the song means to you.
anonymous Jun 21st, 2011 6:28pm report
it's about alchohol addiction. and the singer is telling the story of a guy who thinks his remedy is booze. and when he realizes it's killing him he clips the wings and says it'll be the death of him. and i need to mend so far away means getting sober in rehab. this song tells about getting sober.
anonymous Dec 22nd, 2009 12:00pm report
The song was actually written by Kurt Cobain before Nirvana. Seether just covered a song that was never actually published. It's about his addiction with heroin and dealing with that. "The skin is dry and pail" refers to symptoms of heroin uses, the skin gets dry and itchy, it also turns pail. Just listen to the song for the love of god.
anonymous Sep 16th, 2009 9:18pm report
I think this song is about drug addicton. "frail the skin is dry and pale the pain will never fail so it goes back to the remedy." The remedy being the drug and going back to it after it effects you. "Clip the wings that get you high just leave them where the lie, tell yourself you'll be the death of me." This is quitting the drug going to rehad and telling yourself its going to be the deah of you.
anonymous Jul 20th, 2009 7:20am report
The song is about the lead singers alchohol or drug addiction and how he got over it. its got nothing to do with nirvana at all.
HowCouldYou May 27th, 2009 5:04pm report
To find out if I could figure out what it was that I could have been shown without being shown, and I continued with the playfriends this time newer and a bit older and the coach came over few times late at night to talk, he had he own son and wife and I would go to bed and the next morning he would be gone, two nights he did not leave, in the room across horrible sounds, the nos and the stops, and the crying, I was frozen with fear, the same names shadow me and boos from the crowd as I approach any stage, today I was envious of a new kid at school, he was the only one 'brave' enough to shower in front of everyone later to find was of necessity and a further reasoning as to why I must undergoe such a hardship at some point in my future to repent and further reason to believe I had a greater meaning, and at this point I had already shown myself what the boy wanted to show me some years before yet the victim became a friend a year younger and of the same type, and now I was lustful and I remarked to the new kid quite loud for all to hear, look all 'nachos' and no 'chip' and my demise was paved, the bullies quickly flew to my rescue and taunted the new kid into proving my words incorrect, and he did, and they shoved me to him with everyone there watching as I yelled I'm sorry I was wrong, I told the kid as he worked, I said stop just stop I am sorry and his reply was I can't stop once I start and he continued and I could only stand there frightened and embarrassed and to hurry things, I helped him, I said fine then I will help you and I made gentle grunting noises similar to those heard on the scramble and finally, but that was the beginning, one of the bullies forced me to the ground as the nacho dispenser gurgled, all four on the slippery wet tile, and said eat it you pig, and I cried, and I was excited and curious with delight at what I had helped to produce, and I licked it and I liked it salty goop, but I hid it with tears of sadness and balling, coach finally came in and made everyone leave except for the bullies and they went to the office with coach and stayed there for the longest time and was deemed an unspoken that went without consequence, kid finally stopped, said to me thanks, and I got myself out of the area and cleaned the best I could, I was running for an office at the time for student council, it was interesting how the few that did not hear of the would come to me and say hey you got my vote dude, and I would say no don't vote for me, and they would ask what's wrong and I would say just don't but made me promise not to remove my candidacy because that one person still believed in me, and one day was asked if it were true and I said yes, and he said he didn't believe me and ran off crying after he attempted to fight me, later waterboarded by the father of and the neighbor father of whom had several daughters my age that I had wished for, for exposing myself and assuring it was ok to touch me to that sister half the age of the boy a year younger the year before thinking she needed my love and yet had no idea what love was, and still I would not asunder, did it matter that I was tricked by two others before, once by an older in a tree house so far above that the older said if I did not expose myself I would be thrown off and into the 'river' below to make sure I did not speak, since I threatened to jump to escape the 'pleasure', or just watch the car in front as you sit in my lap and the clothing formed around him and into me, and I accused him and he denied and who was I a child to say he was a 'sick religious' man and mom chose to 'kill' my brother or sister without even asking me, I tried to explain that the squirrel was intimidating, even though I hid that well at first, and I must send that picture to represent myself and when I did not she was angry, or simply went by 'her' rules and disengaged me as had promised and took what she gave me as punishment no as the reward of my stupidity for not being able to understand and took that course to its 'end', where now, back to where I go, stay consistent as I am, remain still, remember someone needs you, because I will always need her deeper than the 'sparrow'
anonymous Feb 27th, 2009 2:44am report
the lyrics pretty much tell the story, the video pushes the metaphor.on the video its calld the ride of your life and the people go through some trippy stuff and end up dead in the end so i believe the lyrics speak of drugs,i mean it just makes sense,btw kurt would agree he just wouldnt call someone out cus of it
anonymous May 29th, 2008 5:04am report
The "Nirvana Line" as I call it is the obvious meaning to those who worship Nirvana and grunge music as a whole.
Though this is an acceptable viewpoint, I think it is one that is pushed upon any three member band of this genre. Musicians in general have to submit, in some form that they were influenced by Nirvana and Kurt Cobain, however they are capable of writing their own songs and forming their own independent sound.
Seether is a very powerful band both musically and lyrically speaking. To disregard that and attribute their music solely as repetition or a tribute to someone else. Is completely blasphemous and ignorant.
Music is not the Kevin Bacon game, anyone, if they analyzed it long enough, could make comparisons between anything. Everything is somewhat relative, and thus if looked at on a microscopic level, will look the same.
All music is sounds arranged in a pattern. All the patterns have some of the same pieces. Some things will match up.
The people who tear the music apart verse by verse and chord by chord are simply failing to hear it for what it is, and that defeats the purpose entirely.I think even Cobain could agree with that.
anonymous Jan 6th, 2007 1:19pm report
Keep dreaming, dummmy. Seether sounds nothing like Nirvana.
As for Remedy this song is about anorexia. Don't belive me? In live versions he sings near the end"Slip, the skinny diet pill, the pain will never fail"
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