Seether: Remedy Meaning
Song Released: 2005
And speak but don't pretend I won't defend you anymore you see
It aches in every bone, I'll die alone, but not for you
My eyes don't need to see that ugly thing, I know it's me...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 22nd 2013 !⃝
Allright the first time i heard this song i was 14 and i listened to it all the time. While i loved it i didnt fully understand it until listening to it again years later at age 22 recovering from a severe opiate addiction it is just painfully obvious that this particular song is about opiate abuse.
the song continually goes back and forth from resisting the drug - "I don't need a friend, I need to mend so far away", "Clip the wings that get you high, just leave them where they lie,And tell yourself, "you'll be the death of me" To giving in- "Frail, the skin is dry and pale, the pain will never fail, And so we go back to the remedy" of course every opiate addict justifies use, or tries to limit it once going through the dreaded physical detox- "So come sit by the fire and play a while, but you can't stay too long." Then you are stuck again and once again regretful wanting to get clean realizing that you are killing yourself. "It aches in every bone, I'll die alone, but not for you
My eyes don't need to see that ugly thing, I know it's me you fear" Once this realization sets in it really does become a struggle for your life and you find yourself pleading with yourself to stop so that you may once again live-"I see my heart explode, it's been eroded by the weather here,If you want me hold me back","It aches in every bone, I'll die alone, but not for pleasure" Even the music video reflects all this the young kids going to the fun house having the time of their lives, about halfway through they realize in horror its not the ride they expected it to be, and in the end they all die.
Just the humble insight of an ex heroin addict who couldnt really relate until dealing with the mind games and physical addiction opiates bring. It starts out great and ends up in physical and emotional despair, detoxing several times, only to relapse and then start the cycle over again. Its exhausting, yet something you can really only understand if you have gone through it. So please- if you have never used the needle to get high don't judge us who have, and never try it yourself. Dont think you are too good to get into that situation either because i was once one of those girls who was repulsed and baffled by junkies, and at one point would have laughed if you told me i was going to end up one. Much love everyone.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Feb 15th 2006 !⃝
I think this song is about taking a drug and going to rehab but starting again. Such as when it say "throw your dollar bills and leave your thrills all here wilth me","The skin is dry and pale(im guessing a side-effect of the drug),"just leave them were they lie and tell yourself you will be the death of me" and "hold your eyes closed take me in (obviously saying listen to me and help me). And when he repeats it I think it means he started again
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Dec 22nd 2009 !⃝
The song was actually written by Kurt Cobain before Nirvana. Seether just covered a song that was never actually published. It's about his addiction with heroin and dealing with that. "The skin is dry and pail" refers to symptoms of heroin uses, the skin gets dry and itchy, it also turns pail. Just listen to the song for the love of god.
anonymous Aug 14th 2018 !⃝
May be it's all kinds of addictions and how to cope
anonymous Feb 26th 2017 !⃝
You cowards! Be Brave.
Things are not always as it seems. Lyrics that reach the masses are always designed with double or triple meaning. But the essence of humanity is always either crying out to God or Praising God. So songs that reach number 1 status are just prayers to God disguised as something else. Can you dig it?
These lyrics are about fighting addiction by accepting Jesus Christ. South Africa is 80 percent Christian country.
Break it down:
Throw your dollar bills
Here God is saying that you lost your faith in God (dollar bill is metaphor for Faith)
South Africa uses ZaR as currency yet the lyrics use US dollars. Why does a South African band uses US currency in their lyrics? Guess? It I by design. Hint : look at the back of every USDollar. What is the message? In God We Trust. That's why people love US dollars whether they actually value in the currency exchange market is high or low. It is like playing with magic.
and leave your thrills all here with me
Thrills is a metaphor for sins ( in this case there is a context for opioids addiction as sin)
And speak but don't pretend I won't defend you anymore you see
God is saying that you can deny Him but He will always love you. That is Gos's promise.
It aches in every bone, I'll die alone,
This is about Christ's crucifiction. He was tortured and Died alone on the cross. The lamb of God. One pure soul sacrificed on the cross to save all souls.
but not for you
It is the belief that a sinner has that He is not worthy of Salvation
My eyes don't need to see that ugly thing,
In God's eye the sinner is a beautiful lost child and not ugliness that the world judge the sinner to be.
I know it's me you fear
All sinners fear their sins when they are brutally honest with themselves and must be judged by the one who know everything the sinner knows. God knows everything
If you want me hold me back
God is saying if you want Salvation just accept Me. God is alreading holding the sinner because the price for all sins were paid on the Cross. God is saying to the sinner just hold me back. Sort like if someone is hugging you and you hug them back.
Frail, the skin is dry and pale, the pain will never fail
These are the physical symptoms when the soul is not right speculation on Opioids addiction which destroys the soul
And so we go back to the remedy
The remedy is accept Christ as your savior and Lord.
Clip the wings that get you high, just leave them where they lie
When you accept Christ as your savior you are no longer a slave to your sins. You no longer need the opioids to get you high. God is your high.
And tell yourself, "You'll be the death of me"
God is saying believe That Jesus Christ died for your sins
I don't need a friend, I need to mend so far away
So come sit by the fire and play a while, but you can't stay too long
God is saying I don't need another Christ. Your price is already been paid and He already paid the price for sinners darker than you so no worries everything is going to be Amazing in the end. So stayed in
anonymous Nov 16th 2011 !⃝
it could be about any kind of cancer, but drinking and drugs are the cause. Stomach Cancer, Liver Cancer, any kind of afflicting cancer. and the only remedy is rehabilitation through Chemotherapy and Radiation. it makes sense when you come up with your own ideas what the song means to you.
anonymous Jun 21st 2011 !⃝
it's about alchohol addiction. and the singer is telling the story of a guy who thinks his remedy is booze. and when he realizes it's killing him he clips the wings and says it'll be the death of him. and i need to mend so far away means getting sober in rehab. this song tells about getting sober.
anonymous Sep 16th 2009 !⃝
I think this song is about drug addicton. "frail the skin is dry and pale the pain will never fail so it goes back to the remedy." The remedy being the drug and going back to it after it effects you. "Clip the wings that get you high just leave them where the lie, tell yourself you'll be the death of me." This is quitting the drug going to rehad and telling yourself its going to be the deah of you.
anonymous Jul 20th 2009 !⃝
The song is about the lead singers alchohol or drug addiction and how he got over it. its got nothing to do with nirvana at all.
anonymous Feb 27th 2009 !⃝
the lyrics pretty much tell the story, the video pushes the metaphor.on the video its calld the ride of your life and the people go through some trippy stuff and end up dead in the end so i believe the lyrics speak of drugs,i mean it just makes sense,btw kurt would agree he just wouldnt call someone out cus of it
anonymous May 29th 2008 !⃝
The "Nirvana Line" as I call it is the obvious meaning to those who worship Nirvana and grunge music as a whole.
Though this is an acceptable viewpoint, I think it is one that is pushed upon any three member band of this genre. Musicians in general have to submit, in some form that they were influenced by Nirvana and Kurt Cobain, however they are capable of writing their own songs and forming their own independent sound.
Seether is a very powerful band both musically and lyrically speaking. To disregard that and attribute their music solely as repetition or a tribute to someone else. Is completely blasphemous and ignorant.
Music is not the Kevin Bacon game, anyone, if they analyzed it long enough, could make comparisons between anything. Everything is somewhat relative, and thus if looked at on a microscopic level, will look the same.
All music is sounds arranged in a pattern. All the patterns have some of the same pieces. Some things will match up.
The people who tear the music apart verse by verse and chord by chord are simply failing to hear it for what it is, and that defeats the purpose entirely.I think even Cobain could agree with that.
anonymous Jan 6th 2007 !⃝
Keep dreaming, dummmy. Seether sounds nothing like Nirvana.
As for Remedy this song is about anorexia. Don't belive me? In live versions he sings near the end"Slip, the skinny diet pill, the pain will never fail"
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