What does Driven Under mean?

Seether: Driven Under Meaning

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Song Released: 2003

Driven Under Lyrics

Do you think I’m faking
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
when I’m...


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    Sep 9th 2009 !⃝

    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".

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2023 !⃝

    The push and pull of a second love. Both have past pain; more mature. Neither believe the other;love is for idiots. so they never are intimate at the same time. The gun is terminating pregnancy or control because o pregnancy.the world is loveless and we all repeatedly suffer . That my interpretation of driven under

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 18th 2022 !⃝

    I think it's about Courtney Love getting away with killing Kurt Cobain, referencing Nirvana's "No I don't have a gun"

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2020 !⃝

    I see ive gotten your attention TNC. I miss u. Miss our long talks. My rock. This song used to move your soul, as you would move mine. My life hasnt been the same without u in it.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 16th 2020 !⃝

    i think it means he never loved me at all.
    and jesse i love you more than ive ever loved anyone myself included.
    im so lost and i know you hate me.
    im sorry im so damaged.
    i wish you would have pulled the trigger.
    i wish the pills had worked.
    i hope you find everything i could never give you.

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  6. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2020 !⃝

    It’s about a time in the Past when his father took a criminal charge to save his son from going to prison...he couldn’t let his son miss the chance at being famous and lyrically impressive. The love between a parent and a child...the gun was used On them but one was faking while the other Deals with daily turmoil bc they live with freedom over the innocent.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 19th 2019 !⃝

    About facing the uncertain and mostly unfortunate realities of a relationship. And how to process this is crippling, yet makes someone aware.

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 25th 2017 !⃝

    In the movie misery Annie Wilkes states that she had a gun and had one used it.

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 27th 2016 !⃝

    It's about a tranny.

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 15th 2012 !⃝

    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

  11. anonymous
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    Feb 20th 2010 !⃝

    Number one you're way wrong, Shaun just does his music only shaun knows what it meaNS SO LOOK UP A INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE AND FIND OUT.

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  12. shan4djfun
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    Aug 7th 2008 !⃝

    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.

  13. anonymous
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    Jul 15th 2007 !⃝

    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.

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 29th 2006 !⃝

    This song is about a psycho. The "...Then she told me she had a gun" line is basically a chick saying that if he leaves her, she's going to blast at him.

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  15. anonymous
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    Jun 12th 2006 !⃝

    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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