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Disturbed: Stricken Meaning

Song Released: 2005

Stricken Lyrics

You walk on like a woman in suffering
Won't even bother now to tell me why
You come alone, letting all of us savor the moment
Leaving me broken another time
You come on like a bloodstained hurricane
Leave me alone, let me be this time


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    Aug 29th, 2007 8:27am report

    A David Draiman quote: "About those moments when someone comes into your life and it's almost as if you've been afflicted with a disease you can't get rid of; devastating and debilitating."


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    Jun 13th, 2009 6:09pm report

    It's about someone coming into your life getting all of your heart then ripping it away and your never able to recover from it.


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    Dec 11th, 2008 12:56pm report

    it sounds to me almost like its about a relationship that ended but they both still like each other (you come on like a bloodstained hurricane...That im stricken and cant let you go). For some reason the narrator knows it wont work, maybe because of something that happend in the previous relationship which left him emotionally scarred (When the heart is cold, there is no hope, and we know that I'm crippled by all that you did...)


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    Sep 17th, 9:38pm report

    I find these type of lyrics problematic. I can’t let you go, seriously? It’s not romantic, it’s stalking. As a victim of a woman of a man who couldn’t let go, songwriters who romanticise obsession are part of the problem. It’s not romantic, it’s potentially fatal, check out the stats.


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    Mar 25th, 2016 3:44am report

    He fell in love with her and shedoes not feel exactly the same she loves someone else or likes him but does not reciprocate his feelings of love in doing so her everyday actions pain him her maybe not knowing or not caring as she gos on with her life he cant let her go


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    Mar 3rd, 2016 3:54pm report

    To me is about someone when he remembers what they've done to him he becomes aggressive and vengeful.
    It says: "Leave me alone this time, "you'll never know why your face has haunting me" and "I can't let you go".


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    Oct 22nd, 2014 10:31am report

    It's about the holocaust.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Sep 1st, 2013 9:15pm report

    I'm pretty sure this song is about a guy who's been in a long-term relationship with a girlfriend and then she leaves him (dies, commits suicide, cheats, etc), leaving him, as the title says, stricken. I love this song and Disturbed! This song freaking rules. :3


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    Jun 22nd, 2013 6:35am report

    I watched the music video, and it's not about raped, both parties are taking tips being on top and enjoying it. It suggested mental illness to me however, the random scenes of dolls, and fish just to add to abnormality. But like the words in blood and the clawing/knife parts reminded be of self harm, the woman also paces back and forth a few times before sitting in a chair and is seen again clawing at her face, blood is common during these scenes. I believe that the song is about a relationship where one member committed suicide while the other is left "stricken" beyond belief


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    Jan 25th, 2013 1:44pm report

    This song is about his girlfriend who killed herself(suicide) and about him can't ge over that, so than he goes to drugs and thinking about his own death and seeing her "another time"


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    Oct 3rd, 2011 10:53pm report

    Considering it's disturbed, I don't think it's a love song. To me it sounds like an aetheist talking about how he hears people preaching to him about religion, but all he wants is to live life without thinking he's doomed to hell. "You come on like a blood stained hurricane Leave me alone, let me be this time You carry on like a holy man pushing redemption I don't want to mention, the reason I know". He doesn't believe in it, but the thought haunts him. "You don't know what your power has done to me" an "You'll never know why your face has haunted me My very soul has to bleed this time. Finally
    "I want to know if I'll heal inside"in other words it's only hurting him. I'm catholic btw, just a different perspective.


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    Jun 6th, 2011 6:46am report

    NO its about rape


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    May 7th, 2011 5:18am report

    did nobody watch the music video?
    i think he's telling the story from a girls point of veiw. like rape or something
    seriously you can tell from the video.
    It's like this person is scared for life by what the attacker has done (you'll never know why your face has haunted me)
    And the person is just breaking down (i want to know if i'll heal inside)

    and stuff along the lines of that.
    but i also think that at the same time, this was told being the fact that the attacker was someone the person trusted, then took advantage of by force, if you get it.
    i dunno. That's just what i got out of it.


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    Apr 24th, 2011 4:51am report

    This song to me is about addiction. "When the heart is cold, there's no hope" is the bottom that addiction brings. "Into the abyss will I run" means using\drinking to blackout.


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    Dec 1st, 2010 12:02pm report

    I think it's about how he once loved a girl, but either she left left him, did not feel the same way, or just did not give him a chance and he cannot stop thinking of her and he is "can't let [her] go"


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    Jul 8th, 2009 7:39pm report

    It seems to be an interpretation of a person who is in a relationship. It explains all the difficulties and struggles a relationship has. (I thought David was making a song for a girl he liked)


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    May 7th, 2009 5:53am report

    This song could be taken in two entirely different directions for me. In one sense it's like what just about everyone first thinks of when they hear the song (a relationship gone bad). But if you think about it the right way it could be a love song.

    I am stricken and can't let you go
    He's lovestricken and doesn't want to let her go.

    You don't know what your power has done to me
    Her faith in him has lifted him up.

    I wanna know if I'll heal inside
    He wants to know if this will pass or if this love is true.

    You'll never know how your face has haunted me
    He thinks of her all the time.

    I am crippled by all that you've done
    He's fallen head-over-heels so hard he's practically permanently fallen aka crippled.

    Into the abyss will I run
    Will he get to run away to a happy ending with his love.

    That should give you the gist of the lovey-dovey interpretation. I suppose the darker interpretation fits better but I'll leave that up to you to decide.

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