Seether: Truth Meaning
Song Released: 2005
Though I'm closer to wrong
I'm no further from right
And now I'm convinced on the inside that something's wrong with me
Convinced on the inside, you're so much more than me, yeah
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Mar 6th 2011 !⃝
This song is about Shaun's discontent with the society at large around him, and it is specifically mocking America. The main idea of this song is to question all of the bulls**t in our lives that we are afraid to think about.
In the line "If I gave you the truth, would it keep you alive?" Shaun is speaking to people who have become disillusioned with the fantasy world created by humans, i.e. Holidays, religions, rampant consumerism. This can be seen in the video for the song.
"Though I'm closer to wrong, I'm no further from right" is Shaun's way of saying that the modern world's system of morality is baseless and has no foundation in reality.
"And now I'm convinced on the inside that something's wrong with me. Convinced on the inside, you're so much more than me, yeah" is supposed to bring attention to how our society is always expecting people to live up to some unattainable, imagined standard. No matter what you do, someone will always be expecting more from you.
"No there's nothing you say that can salvage the lie
But I'm trying to keep my intentions disguised". "The lie" is the imagined world our religious and corporate groups force on us everyday, like the notions that we must somehow appease a higher authority, or that happiness can be found in material gains.
"And now I'm deprived of my conscience and something's got to give" is talking about how in modern society, our conscience and our thoughts are basically programmed to function the way that those in powerful positions want them to function.
In the chorus, he uses the phrase "beaten down" because at the mere mention of questioning religion or the way of life in america, people start trembling and get belligerent. In this sense, you really do "belong to them".
The last verse is where the magic is. "The deception you show is your own parasite
Just a word of advice you can heed if you like" means that if you don't begin to question the things around you and analyze your life, it will be spent in vain lining the pockets of and amusing those in power.
Shaun and Seether are asking you to really think about your life in this song. They want you to think for yourself and not just believe things because mommy, or your preacher, or your president told you to. And this is not Seether's first song about this. Check out "Gasoline", it has a very similar meaning. Shaun Morgan is one of the most intelligent people in music today.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 5th 2006 !⃝
To me, this song is about betrayal, as stated above. I think that the lyrics are a good choice for the type of song that Shaun writes. "If I gave you the truth, would it keep you alive?" this is an interpretation of how he could be lying to you and trying to protect you at the same time without knowing it.
"I'm beaten down again, I belong to them
Beaten down again, I've failed you
I'm weaker now my friend, I belong to them
Beaten down again, I've failed you"
-means that eventually later on he will find out he has lied and will ultimately pay the price for what he did.
Good job Seether!!!! on a good lyrical song.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:
I believe this song ties closley to cheating or betraying a friend, he is keeping his lie because he is trying to protect the person or people from getting hurt yet its eating away at his conscience
"no there's nothing you can say that can salvage the lie but I'm trying to keep my intentions disgused and now I'm deprived on my conscience
and somthings got to give deprived on my conscience
this all belongs to me yah.."
"the deception you show is your own parasite just a word of advice you could heed if you'd like now I'm convinced on the inside somethings wrong with me convinced on the inside
theres so much more then me"
Here I believe he is talking to himself how his deception is his own parasite or in other words his lie is eating away at him slowly!! also he says "there's so much more then me" which I believe means that by him trying to protect others its just in fact protecting himself and that he needs to come clean and deal with consequences.
I appologize if I reapeated my self but I believe he is trying to portray the same message throught the song just in different words in different verses.
anonymous Sep 30th 2022 !⃝
I agree that this song is about himself and his conscious eating at him, as others have mentioned. I feel he emphasizes that when Shaun says, "I belong to them," I feel he is talking about his negative thoughts or the negative self-talk he belongs to and does not know how to break free except speak his truth and deal with the consequences.
anonymous Jun 14th 2016 !⃝
My interpretation is much different then others, and I will make it short.
Where is says, " I belong to them", well who is them, to me he is saying that he is turning to the devil, also he says," I have failed you again", what do you suppose that means. To me it means that he has failed God again and that he isn't supposed to be following God and that he done wrong to him.
That is my interpretation of this song.
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