Seether: Driven Under Meaning
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Song Released: 2003
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Driven Under Lyrics
when I’m lying next to you?
Do you think that I am blind
nothing left for me to lose?
Must be something on your mind
something lost and left behind
Do you know I’m faking now?
Do you know I’m faking
Yes, major emotional turmoil. Note that the character (this doesn't have to be the singer!) is not the one talking about guns or any reference to violence. He (if we can assume boy/girl here) just has a mix of deep feelings ranging from attraction to indifference to thinking about needing to leave. Despite the statement about a gun (which could even just be a metaphor for anything drastic, like divorce threats), he still loves her - enchanted, despite not being able to make things work.. Hence the references (many more) to faking.
Awesome song, btw. The musical power and emotional delivery really strikes a chord with me.
Summary: I think it is all about emotional volatility in a relationship, and a situation that seems to continually get to the "crazy place".
anonymous Dec 19th, 12:18pm report
About facing the uncertain and mostly unfortunate realities of a relationship. And how to process this is crippling, yet makes someone aware.
anonymous Oct 25th, 2017 10:09am report
In the movie misery Annie Wilkes states that she had a gun and had one used it.
anonymous Jan 27th, 2016 1:09pm report
It's about a tranny.
anonymous Mar 15th, 2012 3:53pm report
I don't think it's about his relationship, because the music video doesn't suggest that, at all. It's basically him walking through the street and singing, with people giving him a funny look.
I personally think it's about remorse. I don't know why, I just get that impression. 0.0
shan4djfun Aug 7th, 2008 8:37am report
My view point is different from you.the boy is helpless becoz his girl doesn't believe him.she had a terrible past and she denys his closeness becoz of her past."Then she told me she had a gun ,it sounded like she’d used it once before on him".these lines refers to feelings and a broken relationship.she had done something terrible to her old boy friend and the boy is trying to make her believe that he is not a scar in her past.
anonymous Jul 15th, 2007 7:03pm report
This song was most likely written about Shaun’s parents, throughout his childhood they were always fighting. The song portrays how out of hand relationships can get. The song refers to a gun, this could be a metaphor for something else, anyway, it is used against his father and then the mother threatens that she will use it against him (Shaun). There is love in this relationship as well as a lethal mixture of other strong emotions. "We have to, succumb to the feelings we can never face, I need you, I breath you, I can’t go through this all again."
This was definitely NOT written about Amy Lee as it was written back when the band was still under the name Saron Gas.
anonymous Jun 12th, 2006 6:58pm report
To me, this sounds like Shaun losing interest in Amy, or another woman, I don't know. It sounds like they've had so many breakups that this is the last time, she warns him with a gun if he doesn't go away, but Shaun doesn't want to feel the same crap all over again and begs her to take him back, but, she still doesn't want him around, really this sounds like a dangerous breakup, he probably made her mad enough to where she wanted to shoot him.
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