Godsmack: Bulletproof Meaning
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Song Released: 2018
And it’s stressing me out
Different visions, contradictions
Why won’t you let me out?
I need a way to separate yeah
But I promise you that I’ll make sure you never forget me
(Never forget me)
Now that you want...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 13th 2019 report
For me this song is about being controlled and manipulated, and then becoming immune to their efforts to control you. It’s a song about breaking the cycle of abuse suffered at the hands of a narcissist
anonymous Oct 4th 2020 report
My husband wastes money on his hobbies. It hurts us financially and I had to start working to cover the bills, leaving very little time for sex. I DON'T want it this way, but I'm so tired each day. I know it hurts our marriage. I try to talk to him about it but he gets mad. So I crank up "Bulletproof" in the car when I'm driving alone and just call it a day. Hoping he'll eventually come around.
anonymous Sep 19th 2020 report
I think it’s definitely about addiction. Addiction runs in my mom’s family. I have addiction issues but any problem with substance abuse has never overcome me. I could easily have been an alcoholic but I surprised EVERYONE in MY life and guilt cold turkey. It was wild though because ALL these emotions starting just coming out. Anyway the worst of it was how everybody got so offended because they didn’t want to take a look at themselves. Also I had my son, he’s just perfect and that scared me more than ANYTHING. I used to be the girl that smiled loved and accepted EVERYBODY. But when you start realizing all these people who “ have their act together” are jealous of a child - wish him nothing & make stupid fucking remarks I realized real fast what I had to do. My whole countenance changed to the most serious human being in the world. Everyone from my peers to adults knew NOT to mess with me when it came to m child - this town became afraid of me & I didn’t have to say a word but that’s what it takes when you deal with cowardly egomaniacs that refuse to let a person evolve. I had a girlfriend and she called me and said she wanted to come over and kill me! BECAUSE I quit DRINKING! Well I kept every single mother fucker AWAY from my son!!!! Everyone just thought we were just at home dwindling away but Michael was being put in jobs meeting all kinds of people - Lawyers, teachers, children at the primary school who ALL loved him. He gets mail all the time thanking him for the sweet person he is. He’s fucking strong too - he worried so much about being small & young looking but he looks like an Alabama football player now and when we do end up in that circle of shallow friends the dads won’t even talk to him - they’re fucking scared fucking cowards. I mean I could tell you story after story. So I had to become bullet proof to keep them the hell away. I’ve been told that “I’m special” she’s a quiet spirit I just had a silent encourager in me but people still reared their ugly heads. Finding Sully - I am finding my voice. I also went sadistically undiagnosed for something that mimics major and clinical depression - was put on 15 to 20 meds at times. This was for twenty years. What my message from that is ..... anti depressants do NOT work! I saw a young girl and her husband on Dr. Phil that had been diagnosed with depression. They had her on 17 meds!!! She’d also had electric shock treatments and she’s just had her depression for three years. NOT making light of that. One hour of major or clinical depression is a fucking eternity. I would tell my mom that ..... I’ve been suspended somewhere in time to which she gasped and said Ooh Melinda! I also told her that when you have depression you look for clues. With my head hanging off the bed one day I heard something on the TV and I got up and when to the computer and I FOUND MY ANSWER! After being shunned by Drs. In this crazy town I finally found MY two Drs. They are precious amazing smart understanding HEALERS!!! I had to take 2 20 mg adderall A DAY for A YEAR to pull me back. My dad took me to lunch one day and my wrists were about to shake THE ROOF of that little cafe. When we were walking back to the car my dad said You need to get off those drugs! Well I just thought to myself I don’t know how to get my family to understand that I’M WILLING TO DO IT - I could literally FEEL my personality coming back to me. I would tell ANYONE to ask for Adderall before you fall for the anti depressant black hole. I had heart wrenching undiagnosed illnesses of my little baby and my husband - they were invisible but I KNEW they were there! I got them both thru it but it was a total of 13+ years I had to be vigilant for them. My son had coughing asthma that went undiagnosed for three years. I took him to the Dr. every 6 to 8 weeks UNAPOLOGETICALLY until one Dr. uttered the words ..... There is a form of asthma that manifests in a cough. I sat there with my legs cross didn’t say a word because if I had it would have been NO SHIT! My husband had a skull base tumor and every time we sit down to eat he’d take a sip of his drink and start coughing. Probably after about two weeks of it I started saying THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU to which he would just laugh. This went on for ten years. He got sick and his Dr. just kept prescribing an anti biotic and cough syrup. I don’t know why I was still trying but I said YOUR GOING TO HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER DR. He did he went to an ENT they took x rays & found a skull based tumor and they were mad as all get out at the total lack of medical advice he’d never gotten. His surgery was done in Nashville an incredible surgeon and a sweetheart when he came by after with his team he looked straight at me and said .... THAT THING HAD A TAIL ON IT & it was trying to get into my husband’s brain. I just stood there with no expression but saying to myself well I’m not surprised and als what is it that has a tail? A demon. So from all the stress and heart break for my son and dismay with my husband for laughing at my intuition my thyroid became shot. Anyway you can probably see I could write a book. Oh and the same friend that wanted to kill me got addicted to Norco and her husband called one morning and demanded I come over she was crouched down in a corner she grabbed my hand and said I need the hand of God on me and I had to deal with her smug husband while trying to get her to tell me how many she was taking - got her taken to the ER and they wanted me to come to her room ( she was admitted ) when I got in there she said .... I saw a demon in the car. So I’m not a weakling that doesn’t understand all the darkness we get ourselves in but my Creator is making me bullet proof to be able to war against it. My heart breaks that Sully lost the love of his life and what his daughter has to go through but he is their warrior nonetheless.
anonymous Jul 13th 2019 report
Lyrically, the song, along with its respective album, are related to the band still being together and functioning well as an unit for over twenty years Frontman Sully Erna said of writing the song:
I always write about things that have affected me on an emotional level...But if I choose to do that, I have to be prepared to be honest and vulnerable. And so the challenge is figuring out how 'exposed' you want to be with personal information. But I've also learnt over the years that, for me, being transparent, even to the point of embarrassment sometimes, is so much better than holding it inside and extending that pain longer than you need to. 'Bulletproof' is just another moment in my life when I allowed myself to be vulnerable and got hurt. It's this kind of carelessness from other people that eventually hardens you and forces you to put up that wall to protect yourself. So when and if they circle back around and try to get back in, you make yourself bulletproof.
Regular here if I have time, not regular if have no time and going somewhere like out of the city, state, or foreign land.
anonymous Jun 27th 2019 report
He is tired of fighting the addict inside of himself
anonymous Oct 26th 2018 report
divorce and a cheating wife of 20 years. took my life away and all I worked so hard for. im beyond bulletproof. unfortunately also took the depth of love I have to give
anonymous Oct 17th 2018 report
This song speaks to me in so many ways. I have lost the love of my life and father of my children to drugs. I can’t begin to explain the hurt I have endured along with anger and regret. It’s a blessing and a curse at the same time. I am completely bulletproof after so many years of deferred hope that he would get clean. Great song and certainly hits home for me!
anonymous May 30th 2018 report
To me this song is everything to do with living with an addict. Feeling alone and isolated, hoping time and time again that when they say they're going to get help its true and being utterly shattered when they relapse, not to mention the monster known as withdrawl, and suffering through it time and time again hoping it will be the last time until you have been hurt and broken so many times it no longer hurts or disappoints you and you realize you've stopped caring, you have no fight left and nothing they do can hurt you anymore... Too far gone.
My husband picked up a crack habit 2 years ago, i have fought, pleaded, taken the blame, wiped the tears, been positive, offered tough love- i have tried it all, today i close on my own house away from this and embark on my new life and not looking back.
anonymous May 22nd 2018 report
Stubborn. Open your heart and forgive. Forgive yourself or the one who hurt you the most. Release it. For you.
anonymous May 17th 2018 report
He's obviously tired of trying to cope with an addict
If you've ever lived with an addict? Or loved an addict it gets to a point that they put you thru so much with the lies the manipulation, stealing from you, finding them out cold?
No matter what you do? They don't change or want help?
Until you feel like your losing your mind?
That's my interpretation anyway..I unfortunately have had more than my share of dealings with addicts..
An active addict you can't trust,or with the love because it's only gonna hurt you if they don't want help?
If anyone reading this is an addict? I'm not saying this to be mean or hurtful
My daughter has been an IV addict for 11yrs now she has Hep C n a needle broken off in her arm? She just let's the Fentanyl run her life. So now you know I'm not saying anything about addicts that's not true?
I pray for the best n I prepare for the worst
My heart is bulletproof it has to be!
anonymous Apr 19th 2018 report
Cheated on and the significant other is done and can't be hurt again "Bulletproof"
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