What does Pain Redefined mean?

Disturbed: Pain Redefined Meaning

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Pain Redefined Lyrics

Fading, falling, lost in forever
Will I find a way to keep it together?
Am I strong enough to last through the weather in the hurricane of my life?
Can it be a conscious decision?
That I look for ways to alter my vision?
Am I speeding...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 21st 2008 !⃝

    Have you ever been in love with someone to the point in which you lose all rational thought and it seems as if your persona is deteriorating? I personally believe that this song reflects the indescribable torment that one goes through in order to alter himself for the person that he/she believes is thier perfect partner. Clearly the pain and suffering woven into the lyrics suggests that the object of infatuation is having an adverse affect on him/her, and from personal experience I feel I can relate to the metaphysical agony that stems from heartbreak and seems to redefine all preconceived notions pain.
    The beautiful thing about this song, in my opinion, comes at the point in which David seems at his lowest;
    'Don't stand me up just leave me'
    And subsequently receives that emotional and inspirational boost that seems to come from nowhere, in which you think 'Hang on, I'm better than this, I can get through this'. This is depicted in the most powerful part of the song in which he proclaims;
    'I'll stand and fight, I'm not afraid to die'
    I find this immensely motivational, it just makes you feel like no matter what that person has put you through, and although you feel like you've been rejected by the one person you would do anything for, you can still rise from your state of utter despair and fight to regain your persona and move on with your life. It's just nice to know someone else has gotten through such a low point in thier lives, because it makes you know that you can do it too, if you 'stand and fight' your negativity and angst.
    Obviously one cannot draw a definite interpretation from a song based on what the artist has encoded in his message, as each individual will decode it relatively in accordance to their own experiences, but that is what makes interpretation so unique and special (which is why I disagree with 'hiding' interpretations considered too 'poor' to be displayed.
    Either way, what a song!!


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 26th 2007 !⃝

    About how sometimes when your sensory abilities become overwhelmed, you start losing sense (of taste, smell, sight) and you can't trust your senses anymore to judge the world around you.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 21st 2006 !⃝

    I think it's about a guy who falls in love with a girl and they become extremely close and intimate

    anyways too much of him changes and he is unsettled about what his life is turning into (with her)

    The first verse I think is about how he is realizing he's losing himself in her and the life that is with her... and can he make a change of conscious decision... Is he strong enough to whether this part of his life or will it destroy him? He wants a new way to look at his life and feel differently.

    he lies to himself, deceives himself and everyone around him about her b/c he doesn't want to believe who she's become and what she's doing to him

    "... I am the deceiver
    Now I lie to myself, so I can believe her"

    she changes him and everything important to him

    "As she dissasembles my life"

    He is so confused he sometimes can't tell reality from what he thinks is real anymore (she has really f*cked with his mind)

    "I cannot dispel the illusion
    All my hopes and dreams are drowned by confusion"

    and he wonders can he moveon and life his life w.o her?

    but deep down inside him he knows the TRUTH about all that is happening.... His memories don't lie

    "Memories don't lie"

    its just when will he realize reality and accept it and who she has changed into

    "You know better than..."

    and then he begs to an almost 3rd party objective close friend to believe him that his eyes, ears, decieve him.... who bought into her lies and deception too much

    he knows that this part of his life.. must die because it is destroying him from the inside out

    "This is the end
    Pain Redefined"

    the also horrible pain she has inflicted on him... will not go away soon

  4. anonymous
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    May 4th 2012 !⃝

    This song isn't about love! It's about how something you have seen, or something someone
    says changes your view on the world, twisting it all up until you can't rely on your senses to judge the world around you. The chorus changes slightly-
    "My (eyes, ears, the world) decieve(s) me".

    Based on what David had said about the song.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 5th 2011 !⃝

    I think the song is about a man with borderline personality disorder. The emotional turmoil, the lying to himself so he can believe her, the fear of abandonment, near suicidal lows during a break-up (not afraid to die bury me tonight). All hallmarks of BPD.

  6. anonymous
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    May 15th 2011 !⃝

    Well, in my personal experience, I feel it is about someone you have fallen in love with and would do everything for that person. Tell them your feelings towards them and they act as if it doesn't mean much to them. I myself have told a girl how I felt about her. I told her how beautiful she was but to no end."Fading, falling, lost in forever Will I find a way to keep it together? Am I strong enough to last through the weather in the hurricane of my life?"
    This part gets me because I have had dreams about her as if she was the one for me. And it has driven me overboard. I feel insane for having her in my mind.
    "Can it be a conscious decision?
    That I look for ways to alter my vision?
    Am I speeding towards another collision in the alleyways of my life?"
    This part to me tells me if I try to talk to her, will this end in tragedy? As I have had past bad hook ups before. All heartbroken. I saw her on my Prom night and I wanted to see if I could get a dance in with her and you know talk to her more. Get her involved with me more. But she was with her date, who apparently bought most of everything. When a slow dance started they locked lips...
    "Memories don't lie
    You know better than"
    I try to forget what happened that night, what I just saw, but memories don't lie. And I should know better than to deceive myself.
    "And please believe me
    That my eyes deceive me"
    My eyes will never forget what I saw, I feel like I saw a fore coming event, but it was the truth what happened, happened and there was nothing I could do about it.
    "Now I lie to myself, so I can believe her"
    I try to convince myself that there must be a mistake, but who am I kidding?
    "I cannot dispel the illusion
    All my hopes and dreams are drowned by confusion
    Can I find a way to make a solution that will reconfigure my life?"
    So this tells me how will I cope with what happened and can I move on? God, I hope so... it hurts so much.
    "And I know that stillness shatters.
    We have all been frightened by the sound
    Of footsteps on the pavement of our lives"
    At this point everything just stops and I am overcome by nothing but pure rage and hatred at the world because everyone follows the world and I don't, how I can I prove myself to a love who just believes in what the world tells her? Scared and just follows the crowd. Damn it all!
    "I stand and fight
    I'm not afraid to die
    Elochai, bury me tonight"
    I must stand up for what I believe in, she let me down and real hard, but I must fight for what I want out there and all I wanted was her. I am not afraid to give my life away for the right cause
    "Please believe me
    That the world deceives me
    Don't stand me up
    Just leave me
    I have fallen again
    This is the end
    Pain redefined"
    I was deceived in love and I don't want anyone to help me up from my down spiral. I'll get up on my own and I'll show everyone what I can be and who I can love instead of what the world tells me to do.
    Could you believe this all happened last night?

  7. puzzlechef
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    Sep 28th 2009 !⃝

    Cierro83 and adz_bailey have both got it dead on. way to go guys!

  8. Indestructible
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    Sep 3rd 2009 !⃝

    Honestly I think this song is about a love/hate relationship as he is used again and again by the girl he is obsessed with (this is the end pain redefined) it gets worse every time but he cannot walk away. Pretty typical disturbed song that's why they are a kickass band. Plus there is that one line.....as she disassembles my life. Im pretty sure that's about a woman.

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2009 !⃝

    I found this song to be almost like a prayer.
    In the song he mentions how he's falling and trying to "ind a way to keep it together." Knowing better than those who have fallen are previous examples, people David may know or know of. Towards the end of the song he shouts "Elochai" which is Hebrew for My God, bury me tonight, and the chorous goes into how the world decieves him, and he's fallen again.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2009 !⃝

    It's about it all people the craziness of life and losing your mind trying to hold on trusting old flames who hurt you is probably one yes its just a all around craziness and toughness of life song.

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 9th 2009 !⃝

    Adz_bailey nailed it. That's the message I got.

  12. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2008 !⃝

    This could be about anything... Actually, you've gone through something bad, trying to show people who you can really be, but they've dragged you down. You got out, but now it's happening again!

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2007 !⃝

    I personally believe it is about self harm. The first verse

    Fading, falling, lost in forever
    Will I find a way to keep it together?
    Am I strong enough to last through the weather in the hurricane of my life?

    is him not knowing how to cope with his troubles, but the thought of self harm pops into his head in the second verse

    Can it be a conscious decision?
    That I look for ways to alter my vision?
    Am I speeding towards another collision in the alleyways of my life?

    He ends up doing it, but feels guilty and denies it

    Memories don't lie
    you know better than
    those who have fallen in

    He doesn't want to be one who has fallen in, or self harmed, he believes he is better than that, but he cannot lie to himself

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