Disturbed: Asylum Meaning
Song Released: 2010
No remnants were ever found of it
Feeling the hot bile
With every fake smile
Though no evidence was ever found
It never went away completely
I tried to welcome
The unholy sound of it
Another day gone
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2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Mar 15th 2011 report
David Draimen is a very deep song writer. I think just like the song inside the fire, he is hurting over that one girl he lost long long ago and cant forget it. It's eating him away inside when really he is a very nice guy he takes care of his fans.
He says he isn't religious but I believe he is. He doesn't swear in many of his songs anymore. He is still hardcore he has been my favorite and disturbed since 96 now!!
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Oct 24th 2010 report
Asylum is about someone losing a loved one and how it is both an asylum driving them insane and what an asylum is to the insane, a place of comfort and protection.
anonymous Jul 24th 2017 report
i think this song refers to your mind being like an asylum and you're trapped in it, along with your ex?
It seems like it is referring to the insanity brought on by the lose of a loved one, someone wanted to be released from the pain, trying to find a mental safe haven/asylum to recover from the loneliness (the void formerly filled with the loved one), then having the urge to suicide brought on by mental images of death and self judgement that has enveloped him completely.
some lyrics that support this theory:
Dark forces pull me underground
They never went away completely
How can I feel this empty?
I will not recover this time
This loneliness is killing me
Will I never know peace of mind again?
I don't believe it, I can't achieve it
I think it all is just another sign
It never went away completely
Dreading the final moment
When I have to dream
Dead images are all around again
They're right behind me
They're gonna find me
Judgment from the immortal sin
That had enveloped me completely
I know I'll never know a peaceful night again
Afraid they'll hear me, they don't fear me
Punishment from the immoral crime
The debt was never paid completely
anonymous Nov 1st 2013 report
It's about being locked in an asylum, feeling trapped, insane, like you've comitted crime and suffering....
anonymous Feb 9th 2012 report
This song is about the grief of losing a loved one and how it makes you feel like you are in an asylum in both bad and good ways.
The memory of the loved one gives you hope and you never want to forget them (being granted asylum from the pain of grief)
But it also traps you preventing you from moving on (sent to an asylum to suffer)
anonymous Sep 20th 2011 report
He can't escape from the torment of life no matter what he does and if you watch the music video it looks as if they might be killing him the same way he kill others and making him suffer just as they suffered.
anonymous Jul 25th 2011 report
He lost somebody he truely loved and this thing drived him insane. This is where both meanings of "Asylum" come.
Firstly, the basic meaning, a "mad house" could be interpreted in a simple way: the guy is driven mad and is taken to a mad house.
Secondly, a more... subtile meaning is that he seeks asylum (a safe, peaceful place) in death, in joining the loved person (i assume she would be his girfriend or wife - surely a woman, because he sais "because HER memory is killing me") in grave.
So, as a conclusion, I think asylum means a mad house, but also a refuge in death, for out of the hard life
anonymous Apr 26th 2011 report
He is trying to escape his torture and torment but can't.
anonymous Mar 16th 2011 report
It is about Davids Ex-Girlfriend from high school, Devon. For more information on that, I suggest looking up "Inside The Fire" by Disturbed
anonymous Oct 13th 2010 report
It's about an asylum being both a place of solitude and loneliness, and a place of comfort and safety.
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