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Song Released: 2014

Words as Weapons Lyrics

"Words As Weapons"

All I really want is something beautiful to say

Keep me locked up in your broken mind
I keep searching, never been able
To find a light behind your dead eyes
Not anything at all

You keep living in your own lie


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    Sep 16th, 2014 9:21am report

    This song, to me represents someone in an emotionally abusive relationship who has had enough and rises above it. The abusive person puts on a persona or mask seemingly the good guy and puts the other person down, spreading lies to antagonize the victim by pretending to be the victim themselves.

    I just got out of a relationship of this caliber and this song resonated with me. I'm not saying I'm right but it is what I take from it and it helping me through the aftermath.


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    Jun 18th, 2015 6:45pm report

    I agree with others, narcissism, emotional and verbal abuse. "Keep me locked up in your broken mind" is the disorder and the control that they take from us. Their reality consumes our soul. "To find a light behind your dead eyes" gives it away. Anyone who's been involved with a NPD or ASPD partner knows what the dead eyes are. We've seen them, all black, no emotion on their face. Scary shit. "You keep living in your own lie, ever decietful and ever unfaithful" Yep, affairs, lies, triangulation. "Keep me guessing, keep me terrified" You're walking on eggshells the entire time, never knowing when the next outburst of rage is coming. "Take everything from my world" as you progress in a relationship, your life, your soul, everything about you becomes destroyed. You become a shell of who you were. "You're not that saint that you externalize" That's the "mask" that they wear. They fake emotions very well, there's nothing real about them. "You're not anything at all" An empty shell of a person, no capacity for empathy, love, concern.

    Yes, it's about abuse. NPD, ASPD, any of the "Cluster B" disorders.


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    Aug 9th, 2014 8:01pm report

    It's about being in a relationship with a narcissist. The way they can put you down to put themselves up on a pedestal. To others they seem like great, wonderful people. But to the ones in a relationship with one...it's hell.


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    Apr 8th, 2020 4:52am report

    Of course it's a song written by an Awake individual, and the lyrics can have many interpretations, but the video portion clearly shows that seether is a prophetic band that shows awake people the truth. Thank you Seether. I live all your music btw♥️


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    Jun 15th, 2019 6:45am report

    This song is about a narcissist clearly..even the video shows masked men with mirrors
    A narcissist mirrors their victims . I love how the video shows the mirrors breaking . I can relate to this song . Words are weapons to a narrcisst, that's all they have . WORDS. everything is just an illusion. The pain a narrcisst causes to the victim is traumatizing. Dead eyes , and lies


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    Apr 12th, 2017 4:21pm report

    This game this place this dimension this house basement planet or room we in is Mind Fuck 2 Heart attack.!!!! Have u heard of ping pong.Word up player2(against) player there is no come up fulfill or accomplish goals or dreams we just rotating in b.s & doin wrong 2 one another. I would like 2 learn what is important in life about myself & my family & friends & live&share life with meaning & a deeper understanding then the he say she say bad mouth 1another -label judge or do the nonsense that around.


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    Mar 26th, 2017 3:48pm report

    The artist yearns to have something "good to say". This is because the composer is experiencing a deprivation of love, from a significant other, to the extent where he wants to dramatically break free of his depressive state and have something "beautiful to say".

    The deprivation in best described as, "...[being] locked up in [someones] broken mind...[searching]...to find a light behind [someones] dead eyes...". Sarcastically, you can imagine a miniature version of the artist being trapped in the dark mind of someone who is ,"...willing and able...[To say something] hateful.." To the extent, where this person would do more than just hurt the artist with words; if they were weapons, they would "terrify" him.

    Clearly, he is more than just deprived of affection; he is being abused by this "demonic" person. Someone who would rather take, "...everything from [his] world..." or all their love away from him and, "...feed [him] to the wolves...". And the artist knows this, going on to audaciously suggest they, "...help [him]...before [his] fall..." or his spiritual collapse, from this sustained and toxic relationship.

    Want something good to say? How about something better? The artist wants to be re-vitalized and have something beautiful to say. More praise to him for wanting to re-construct; rather than, jump on the modern day bandwagon and self-destruct, like everyone else.


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    Dec 3rd, 2016 12:36am report

    It makes me think of someone preventing themselves from saying something heartfelt because they have developed into a more stoic and ambitious man-perhaps a ruthless one, more likely than not a self righteous and arrogant individual. I personally don't see the relationship interpretation being true but I think regardless of the author's true intentions song lyrics are like Rorschach test to people-they will likely project their own experience onto them.


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    Sep 28th, 2016 9:54pm report

    Her name is Christine Kurtz or aka Chrisine Curtis ... Wow wow wow !

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Jul 19th, 2016 7:44am report

    A truly good artist will get numerous, totally individualized interpretations of their work. My personal interpretation is based on deception from another person. People hide their true personality from their spouses, friends, family. Once someone is untrue to themselves, they are living a lie and can only cause others pain in relationships. You may ask this person to help you, "say can you help me right before the fall"? And in turn they watch you fall/fail whatever the situation...it is very narcissistic. Someone who only cares about themselves.


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    Feb 6th, 2016 2:39pm report

    My interpretation is right along with the majority of posts saying this song is about a sociopathic or NPD relationship and the song is describing that experience. People are waking up to the real evil in this world...Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Psychopaths. Anyone without a Conscience.

    This song is truly beautiful and I thank everyone involved in making this song possible for the rest of us to resonate and identify with similar experiences.


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    Dec 16th, 2015 12:53pm report

    Do hope your friend got your note.


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    Dec 15th, 2015 12:11pm report

    This song is a reflection of the falseness we have to endure postured by principals of civilized society. Probably why my dear friend was hooked on chems. We accept everything media through at us as being a trail of truth. So we keep on looking behind their dead eyes that only exist to benefit their own agenda and once they are done the lead us to the wolfs. All Shaun is asking for to rest his soul is something beautiful to say about them... I admire you friend for all you have accomplished and find myself fighting the same demon.


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    Sep 15th, 2015 9:38am report

    Wow. Talk about over thinking it.
    This song is just another shot across the bow directed at Evanescence front person, Amy Lee. The lyrical war between the two talented song writers has generated some of the best music in modern rock history. It seems Shaun Morgan is attempting to capture the dramatic song writing process of this ongoing battle of words with the songs themselves being the weapon delivery system.


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    Jun 21st, 2015 6:38pm report

    I agree that it's about being in a relationship with a sociopathic narcissist. Every word nails it perfectly. They use "words as weapons" in order to control you. YOU are the narcissistic supply. They build you up while, at the same time, tear you down, and then just discard you...brutally..."take what you can, then lead me to the wolves." They project a false self. They live their lie. And they are terrified..."Words are weapons of the terrified." They hide their true self...bury it away...in order to be accepted, which really means control to them. The only thing YOU can be sure...it's a total mindf***.


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    Feb 3rd, 2015 2:53pm report

    It's absolutely about being in a relationship with a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I can completely identify with the lyrics in this song. Whoa!


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    Jan 23rd, 2015 1:23pm report

    Its about how the media is such a leader to the minds off the sheeple, and how it keeps the masses dumb and terrified. This is an on going problem in America, and the problem of the media is nessecery to keep the minds of the sheeple thinking terrorism is all of a sudden in need of a war. Some people can see it, others watch the news every night of their lubes and render it a conspiracy. Which side are you on?


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    Jan 17th, 2015 1:44am report

    No,no,no. It is about having an addict in your life and trying to find something positive to say about them and something profound to get them to stop. If that were only possible.

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