What does Crawl mean?

Search Login

Breaking Benjamin: Crawl Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Get "Crawl" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon

Crawl Lyrics

Play "Crawl"
on Amazon Music

The shadow of a man
I'm nothing less
I am holding on, still holding on
And every now and then life begins again
I am holding on, still holding on
I'm not like you

Your faceless lies
Your weak dead heart
Your black dead eyes

I'll make...

  1.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 17th, 2017 12:18am report


    In this song he is referring to his addiction and his illness,he calls himself a monster because of his illness and mentally unstableness,and he sees black dead eyes when he looks at himself in the mirror because he doesn't recognize this person anymore, he is one step behind in life from dealing with his current situations.And he is frustratingly ill.



  2.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 26th, 2017 1:28pm report


    He feels like he's nothing more than a shadow of a man. He clings to the relationship that he had and every once and a while they try again. Every time she leaves him, he still holds on, waiting for her. He calls her names in his anger. She's a liar with a dead heart and black dead eyes. Basically she's just a cold person. He asks her if she's holding on because he hopes she is. Keep holding on he then tells her. "Love left behind" this is when she ends it. "You pulled me in. I'm one step behind" He can't follow her emotions and the way she treats the relationship. It's about his frustration with their on and off again relationship. He loves her but doesn't want to keep falling for her and her games she plays.



  3.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 11th, 2014 10:24pm report


    as many times as i have listened to this song, analysed each word, i believe it is, partly an internal battle, but one with depression. i also think it is referring to a broken relationship. but, everyone has their own interpretation. thats the beauty of music



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 2nd, 2014 7:22pm report


    I can see each side here, on one hand it could be his internal battle or one with another human. Benjamin not the band wrote this and he has in (recent years)revealed his battle with advanced alcoholism and his now irreversible effects on his health. I believe this is indeed an internal battle against that monster that is his addict. It lives inside at all times and he cannot seem to keep up with its shere hatred for him (sober). He is explaining the inner battle within an addicts soul during the process of recovery and relapse. Im married to a 7 year sober woman, trust me!!!



  5.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 24th, 2012 1:12pm report


    I have a different take on this: A relationship between a stronger, more confident person and a weaker dependent one has been born, blossomed, and is dying. The strong person spent much time and energy during the good parts of the relationship on bringing the weaker person to a higher level: coaxing, encouraging, and supporting them in their personal growth. Once the (formerly) weak person realized this new confidence, they became more agressive and this change ruined the dynamic which had balanced the relationship. It begins to wobble apart. The largest part of the song describes the stronger person's view of the situation: they are there, steady and reliably waiting for a return to unity, while the other person invents excuses and lies and dodges responsibility for what has happened. The situation is hopeless, but in a sick knee-jerk reaction the stronger is going to go down with the ship, and is demanding the weaker's best effort to save it, presumably in return for the invested energy. They both know that the change of dynamic has made it impossible but refuse to admit it, and in the end bitterness and betrayal is all there is. Both are overcome by it and live out an endless tailspin of back and forth blaming and false attempts to reach out that are strictly used for ammunition to accuse the other of being the cause of failure. One step behind, because it seems that the alternating roles of martyr and judge can be brought into coincidence and that would allow a resumption of positive communication, but no. Crawl, because the opponents are matched perfectly and wear each other down so that is all they can do anymore.



  6.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 3rd, 2011 11:02pm report


    Idk about all of you guys but this song is fucking awsome... I agree with the first song interpretation, I think he is right on



  7.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 7th, 2011 7:58pm report


    I kinda agree with ur explanation but... since he's creating a monster to release pain at the same time trying not to be that Monster and not let the monster take over control , this can talk about alot of things.
    <<<< <<<< <<<< <<<<< Hanging around with Bad influences that makes you become a monster like them.

    At the moment I think he's talking to himself because he got hurt and he doesn't want to suffer anymore so he's trying to Get COLD and make everyone Suffer like he did. At the same time he doesn't want to become that monster. but hes afraid that the state of mind (Coldness) that he's creating is taking over control of him even if he doesn't want TO. that's why he says . U PULL ME IN I'M ONE STEP BEHIND. he doesn't trust his own mind.



  8.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 24th, 2011 4:03am report


    I think it's about having this darker side to yourself-- a Monster-- that you're constantly fighting. The first verse talks about being the inferior or less dominant part of the personality ("a shadow of a man") but nonetheless still trying to hold onto himself. The pre-chorus is full of hatred for this internal Monster. "Your weak dead heart"=you have no heart. "Your black dead eyes"=your souless eyes are blind to the world around you. The chorus encourages the Monster to crawl back to the hellhole from whence it came, so he can hopefully escape its grip. Second verse is taunting the monster--he promises to hurt the Monster if it tells him its weaknesses and encourages it to endure the pain he inflicts on it. In the bridge he seems to be succumbing to the Monster. "You'll try to break me too" could mean that after the Monster destroyed his life it'll try to destroy him too. The second last line is what really makes me believe it's an internal conflict-- "I brought you to life." This would suggest that he created the monster, and the next line reveals the reason why--as a release for some pain. Basically those two lines say that he made the monster so he could kill it, probably because the Monster holds all his pain. "I'm one step behind" to me means that he's very close to becoming this monster.




More Breaking Benjamin song meanings ยป


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Pigs anonymous
Single anonymous
Queen anonymous
The Man Who Sold the World anonymous
Maps anonymous
Boys Keep Swinging anonymous
Impossible anonymous
Slip Kid anonymous
Call Me anonymous
Glowing Eyes anonymous
The Run and Go anonymous
Youngblood anonymous
Waiting for the End anonymous
Lightning Crashes anonymous
I Will Rise Again anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Trip
Ella Mai
That's On Me
Yella Beezy
Beautiful Day
Mike Smith
In My Mind
Dynoro
You Say
Lauren Daigle
There Was This Girl
Riley Green
One That Got Away
Michael Ray
Slow Roll
Everette