Drowning Pool: Bodies Meaning
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Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor!
Beaten why for
Can't take much more
One - Nothing wrong with me
Two - Nothing wrong with me
Three - Nothing wrong with...
anonymous Jan 14th, 2011 1:34pm report
I know the band says the song is about a mosh pit, but I don't buy it since there are no clues in the words or in the video that this is the case. Since there has been some controversy in the real world regarding this song, the band may be using the mosh pit interpretation as cover up. A simple reading of the words and viewing of the video seems to suggest that the song is about a disturbed individual trying to stay sane in an imperfect world, but finally, snapping and thereby causing death and destruction. I must admit that it seems to be a very sick and twisted song. If truly about a mosh pit, no one could ever interpret it that way from the words and the video.
anonymous Mar 1st, 2007 3:36am report
This is my interp, I don't know if its right...well here I go....
1.this is my first ok
2. will put the chorus at the conclusion
well starting with the first verse
"Beaten Why For"
-some kind of assult or abuse
-composer asking why they are being beaten
"cnt take much more"
-self-explainitory, the composers had enuf of it
"one nothings rong with me, two nothings rong with me...etc"
-composer trying to make him/herself believe that he is not to blame for whats happening to him....or something along those lines.....
"one somethings got to give, two somethings got to give....etc"
-this could mean there has to be some slack cut towards him/her or somethings got to give for the offender to "crack"
"Push me again
This is the end"
-composer being abused/assulted (hence push me again) or it could be some kind of dare, taunt.
-second line is self explainitory-they've had enuf, time to end it.
"skin againts skin, blood and bone"
-could be a/the fight being described ina way
"you're all by urself/ but your not alone"
-in the situation the compser is alone but he/she is not the only victim of this crime.
"you wanted in/now you're here"
-revenge possibly, also give the impression that there maybe more than one person in on the 'revenge'.
"Driven by hate/consumed by fear"
-Hatred drives the victim/s in to the 'revenge', however they are still afraid
"let the bodies hit the floor"
-somewhat self explainitory. The 'revenge' is what this part is all bout, watching bodies hit the floor....in either a fatal way or not.
look I don't know if this is right, if you have any opinions do not be afriaid to post, all corrections opinions watever are appriciated....
anonymous Jul 31st, 2007 7:59pm report
I agree with the third guy but there are some parts.
"Nothing wrong with me, somethings gotta give." this part reminds me of the movie Zodiac and how the killer had to kill to feel right thus "let the bodies hit the floor". The "nothings wrong with me" is that he thinks that killing is a normal thing to do."push me again, this is the end" he's so deep into killing that he won't let himself be pushed around anymore. He will kill anyone and anything in his way. This is were the "Driven by hate consumed by fear" part steps in.
this is my interpretation very likely wrong but, hey I tried.
anonymous Nov 23rd, 2014 11:12am report
I listened to this song in the military as we headed out to carry out orders. The humvee i was drivin got hit while this song was playing. I suffer from PTSD & I can't even listen to this song anymore without having flashbacks. Anyways it could be interpreted as fighting in the military. Just my 2cents.
anonymous Dec 23rd, 2012 12:01pm report
I think it's about a kid who has some sort of mental or physical issues and get bullied for it. After a while he gets sick of it and snaps, causing him to proceed to beat and shoot the crap out of his tormentors and any unfortunate soul nearby.
"Nothing wrong with me", Puts into my mind that he is telling himself that there is nothing wrong with him for how he is and what he did.
The video to this song explains it all; we are being driven crazy by society telling us there's something wrong with our lives and we have to reassure ourselves and fight back against the fucked up shit happening in the world because "You're all by yourself but you're not alone." hate drives us to see the problems but the fear of consequences keeps us from doing anything about it.
This song isn't supposed to be meaningful or have depth to it. But it's not about moshing either. It's just supposed to be a fun song that has tons and tons of energy. That's all. So stop trying to give meaning to it, or passing it off for a mosh song. Not everything has meaning to it.
anonymous Aug 6th, 2009 8:33pm report
look, the patient is clearly a vegetated person. my guess is he is a lobotomy patient. this song is about letting all the vegetated hospital patients just die. keeping them alive is only making them suffer. we are keeping the bodies "up" when we should just be letting them "hit the floor."
anonymous Jun 1st, 2009 6:11am report
Stop trying to interpret this song so in depth. It's about moshing...period! "
Well.... explain the video
anonymous Jan 24th, 2008 1:25pm report
Well I think this song is like a twisted slasher movie, "Beaten why for?" "Cant take much more" Someones being beaten and can't take it anymore. "One, nothin wrong with me, Two, nothing wrong with me..." Now bear with me on this but I think that these lines indicate that the person has stuck back at the abuser and has killed them and the "One, Two" thing is when they hit the person with the weapon. "Your all by yourself but not alone, you wanted in and now your here, driven by hate consumed by fear." This is after the murder that the person was put in a mental institution in a room all by himself but he's not alone cause he has a being in his mind that he talks to.
anonymous Sep 9th, 2007 9:54pm report
Those are some cool interpretations and they make a lot of sense...but the song is actually just about moshing. It says so on their website.
anonymous Jul 16th, 2006 7:52pm report
There is absoluteley no deep meaning to this song. It's just meant to be awesome.
anonymous Jun 17th, 2006 6:16am report
This is just a song about moshing. It is about being in the pit and "knocking you boy down." All it is is a song about being in the mosh pit and moshing.
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