Hollywood Undead: Bullet Meaning
The bottom of a bottle is my only friend
I think I'll slit my wrists again and I'm
Gone, gone, gone, gone
My legs are dangling off the edge
A stomach full of pills didn't work again
I'll put a bullet in...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Aug 27th 2014 !⃝
As a lifelong psychology student, I think this is one of the best representations of depression and suicidal thoughts I've ever heard. The music is so happy that it conjures thoughts of the perfect life (almost too perfect) that people with depression pretend to have for the world, because society stigmatizes depression and mental illness in general. The narrator of the song is clearly depressed and suicidal, but the musical background of the song represents the mask he (and many people with Major Depressive Disorder) put on for the world. Solid song.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:
If you think about it, there has to be some kind of personal experience with alcohol, drug abuse, and self harm. Nobody could just write this because they wanted to. There has to be some kind of meaning behind it. This song is about somebody who has had many problems in the past and started to just give in. They had many scars, deeper than just their skin, stated by the lyrics "I'm more scarred, more scarred than my wrist is." That means he has scars on his soul, his spirit, because of what has happened to him. In the second verse, Johnny 3 Tears brings the abandonment of the boy by his father and being neglected and ignored to light by stating "A Mother, a Son, and someone you know, smile at each other and realize you don't, you don't know what happened to that kid you raised. What happened to the Father, who swore he'd stay?" In first verse, it tells that he has had too much going on and too much happening in his life and he's getting tired of it and just wants to get away from it and end it all and the only way he's gotten through all of this is with alcohol and pills by stating "Gone too far, yeah I'm gone again. It's gone on too long, tell you how it ends, I'm sitting on the edge with my two best friends. One's a bottle of pills and one's a bottle of gin." Basically, this song is about somebody who has had enough of all the abuse, neglect, pain, and suffering in their life and they are up on the roof of a 20 story building about to jump. They start to hear the sirens in the distance, as their mother has called the cops after she found his suicide note, and he suddenly realizes that he has to move quick and get this over with before he is stopped and can't. His mother never told him what happened to his father, who had sworn he'd stay, and she didn't really pay attention to him. He has never wanted to jump more than he ever has now and he has been persistent with the cutting, the alcohol, the drugs, and he has scars that go deeper than the ones he's made on his wrist. He doesn't care how he has to do it, he will kill himself and get away from all the things that have caused him so much suffering for so many years.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jun 7th 2013 !⃝
The song is about suicide, but it tells a story, in a sense.
"My legs are dangling off the edge
The bottom of the bottle is my only friend
I think I'll slit my wrist again
And I'm gone, gone, gone, gone
My legs are dangling off the edge
A stomach full of pills didn't work again
I put a bullet in my head and I'm gone, gone, gone, gone."
This person is extremely depressed; they drink a lot and have attempted suicide before to no avail, but now they're going to get it over with.
"Gone too far, yeah I'm gone again
It's gone on too long, I'll tell you how it ends.
I'm sitting on the edge with my 2 best friends—
One's a bottle of pills, and one's a bottle of gin.
I'm 20 stories up, yeah up at the top
I polish off this bottle, now it's pushing me off
Asphalt to me has never looked so soft
I bet my mama found my letter, now she's calling the cops..."
They wrote a suicide note to their parents and climbed to the top of a 20 story building, and are ready to kill themself. They brought the pills and alcohol with them for the last few minutes, and they're saying that "asphalt to me has never looked so soft," meaning that they've never wanted to jump more than now.
"I gotta take this opportunity before I miss it
Cause now I hear the sirens and they're off in the distance
Believe me when I tell you that I've been persistent
Cause I'm more scarred, more scarred than my wrist is."
Their mom called the police to save them and they hear the sirens and are preparing to jump. They're saying that they've tried to stay alive and get better, but they can't anymore, they don't want to live.
"I've been trying too long with too dull of a knife
But tonight I made sure that I sharpened it twice
I never bought a suit before in my life
But when you go to meet God, you know you wanna look nice."
They've attempted suicide many times and are now finally going to do it once and for all. They're preparing to meet God in heaven.
"So if I survive,
Then I'll see you tomorrow.
Yeah I'll see you tomorrow..."
I think this could be perceived as the way when someone is suicidal they're wary to tell people, so every time they say goodbye for someone, they're not sure if they'll survive the rest of the day.
The 2nd verse, I think, is someone watching the first person stand on the building and prepare to kill themself, and they're thinking about how so many people feel the same way, including young people.
anonymous Jul 2nd !⃝
Bullet.. my oh my. This is a song with a deeper meaning and I believe it’s more of a call to action to the listener that suicide is a serious problem, bullet is truly before it’s time
anonymous Feb 9th 2023 !⃝
I have seen some interpretation of bullet in here,some people didn't vote very high, I assume you did not listen to the song for so much didn't you? Well, people say it is just about suicide, or even accidentally committing. It is much more than just suicide. You can hear such a happy instrumental sound with a dark lyrics. That is just their mask. The melody may be happy, but the inner words are so much darker, which shows the hard reality in society. Society has been fucked up people's minds. They have been holding on with their problems for a really long time, but they can't hold it in anymore. They have been not only scarred on their wrist, but much more worse in their soul. They are ready, they are committed to make sure they commit suicide. They take their gin and pills up to a 20 storries high building. When they are at the top, the asphalt looks soft, because they never wanted to end their live more than ever at that moment. This song is better than just good. I think it is the perfect song which describes depression and suicide in the correct way.
anonymous Aug 12th 2020 !⃝
issues with being bullied back in my what was my hometown of Fort Atkinson and that gave anger issues and had a tendency of lashing out Not to mention many other psychological issues (the biggest one being depression) and I Didn’t want to do it but I couldn’t control myself But one day moved from fort Atkinson to Platteville and I was given a chance to to have a second chance but I had to cut (mostly emotional and social) ties with some people who were friends with me there and especially a girl I grew close to and I will never see my crush from fort Atkinson again and giving up in dating or trying to find that kind of companionship. Because I know it’s just going to be the same thing and that there will be a fight and we will be forced to split up again and I would feel these emotions a second time I’m still haunted by my past actions of having to fight back against theme causes I didn’t want to fight back but I had no choice or they would probably injure me or my friends in some way and I wanna forget about them I know I will never get forgiveness or be able to apologize to them from those from fort but I strive for redemption but I hate myself for wanting forgiveness and apologize to them after everything they did to me that’s another reason this song hits me so hard and I remember everything that happened to me (hell even have dreams about it) and I will never forget the hell they put me through and I still want redemption in some way from them but I hate myself for wanting that after everything they did to me. i wanted to just end it and this song reminds me of those moments.
anonymous Jul 13th 2019 !⃝
It's about depression and suicide.
anonymous Sep 23rd 2017 !⃝
If you listen to this song without paying any mind to the lyrics, you think it's some really happy and sweet song. But if you actually listen, you'll realize that the happy beat is just disguising the meaning for people who don't listen. It's like someone who wears a fake smile, you don't realize they're not actually happy until you get to know them or listen closely to the lyrics, aka the person's words and actions.
anonymous May 25th 2017 !⃝
It's about suicide.
anonymous Mar 29th 2017 !⃝
i feel like its about suicide and no one thinks about how bad it is. so they wrote a song about it and then added a hella catchy beat. causing you to listen to it and think about just how bad suicide is. cause you don't know that person when they become suicidal. they change completely
anonymous Mar 15th 2016 !⃝
This song is about how someone feel helpless. He doesn't believe that anyone cares about him, and he's sick of the cruel world. All he want is to get out. He was abandon by his father and ignored by his mother. He has no friends except alcohol and drugs. He pretends to be happy so no one worries, though he doesn't think anyone will care anyways.
anonymous Oct 22nd 2014 !⃝
Its easy to see that this song is about suicide and cutting drinking but its just talking about the young teens and people that do all this and its also talking about the bands past lives
anonymous Nov 16th 2013 !⃝
To be honest, I think the song is about people who are depressed and are thinking about suicide (hence the lyrics) but put on happy faces and tell everyone they're okay (hence the tune).
A sadistic, usage of depression, and little humor, used in a way of rap and catchy lyrics, with a moralistic tone, and good beat, yet a serious manor. The moral/meaning of this song is showing how their childhood was harsh, and how they were unnoticed by their parents, and very optimistic views over their lives.
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