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Change (In The House Of Flies) Lyrics

I've watched you change
Into a fly
I looked away
You were on fire
I watched a change
In you
It's like you never
Had wings
Now you feel
So Alive
I've watched you change
I took you home
Set you on the glass
I pulled off your...


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    Jul 19th, 7:59am report

    My interpretation is that if you are a person who does a lot of bad things to people and to yourself, if that person thought about living his or her life different because they are tired of living that bad life. Then taking the time to say, You know what im tired of living this way day by day, im tired of letting my life consist around bad I want to do good for a change. From that decision, Waking up in the morning and looking at the man in the mirror day by day we will begin to see that change in us because of our decision to change I WATCHED YOU CHANGE, it could be talking about ourselves and our own interpretation of that song. The only reason I said this is because the person I speak on and reflect on is myself and the change I seen in myself because I took the time out to look at the man in the mirror in the morning, and from my decision to change and my decision to better myself.


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    Aug 10th, 2011 8:12am report

    The beauty of songs by The Deftones are the lyrics. Any person who listens to a song like Change (In The House Of Flies) is gonna feel or think something different than the next. Its a great tune and the music video is great also ..


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    Jul 14th, 2011 7:20pm report

    I read, Chino (songwriter) meant this song to metaphorically reflect upon himself as being a a++ hole to a young girl and watching her change and him regretting it in the end....i was wowed how this song can be interpreted in so many ways; from a drug addiction or drug dealers guilt, to raping the innocence of a young girl.
    From my perspective,I believe this song reflects on a lost love...a relationship he must have had with a young beautiful girl whos heart he easily stole and hurt over and over, which caused her to lose her confidence and become insecure and lose her beauty , the writer broke her down and took advantage of the fact she loved him and played her emotions..but as time went on without him noticing she changed and grew her confidence back and left him....and now he sees how happy and alive she is without him and he is regretting how he treated her, and now lost her....hes to the breaking point now that the tables turned.

    The writer first states,
    "i watched u change, in to a fly"
    Meaning he saw her change and grow wings, she was confident enough to leave now.
    He then reflects on how she use to be, innocent, insecure and naive, when he states,
    "its like u never had wings"
    "now u feel so alive"
    Meaning shes changed for the better

    When he states,
    "i took you home, pulled off your wings, and I laughed"
    He means, he made her fall for him, and during this time he played her and stripped her of the girl she use to be, and laughed because he knew he had her in the palm of his hand.

    Then at the end of the song, when he states,
    "i looked at the cross, then looked away, gave u the gun, now blow me away,"
    He means he probably was in remorse for how he treated her and knew he couldn't ask for forgiveness, so "giving her the gun" correlates with her having the upper hand now and now she hurt him.."blow me away"

    This song could have so many meanings, it is really inspirational in a morbid way..which makes it great....i also took it as a young girls journey through high school, who went through the troubles of being teased but now changed and grew and blossomed into a beautiful woman that achived her dreams......which now everybody's, blown away by... What's your interpretation?

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