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Let the bodies hit the floor
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...


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    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....


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    Mar 24th, 2011 3:23pm report

    It's mostly on how the world is now. By how many injustices there are. And how some people will like to make there own law. Or maybe how the youth is. They want to change it. Or what ever the feeling that gives you on different things you hate.


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    Nov 26th, 2010 11:17pm report

    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.


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    May 29th, 2010 5:28pm report

    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.


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    Apr 9th, 2010 4:32am report

    Umm... you guys are all wrong... This song is about a mosh pit..... a mosh pit was a form of dance. It was big in the 80's through 90's, what they do, is they run into each other, and sometimes if you do it wrong, you get hurt....


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    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."


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    Jun 1st, 2009 6:11am report

    Stop trying to interpret this song so in depth. It's about moshing...period! "

    Well.... explain the video


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    Jan 12th, 2009 1:15pm report

    Stop trying to interpret this song so in depth. It's about moshing...period!


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    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.


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    Nov 21st, 2007 11:19am report

    Yeh 'tis a complete moshing song! And might I add it's an awesome one at that..


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    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.


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    Jul 16th, 2006 7:52pm report

    There is absoluteley no deep meaning to this song. It's just meant to be awesome.


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    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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