What does Words as Weapons mean?

Seether: Words as Weapons Meaning

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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


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 16th 2014 !⃝

    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.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 18th 2015 !⃝

    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.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 3rd 2015 !⃝

    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!

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 18th 2021 !⃝

    I’ve been battling addiction for a few months. For some reason i was drawn to this song. From the beginning of my fight. Felt sad and hurt and cried to this song. Addiction has took my whole world from me. Ive listen to this song over and over again. Dwellings in it. Today after driving back from treatment. It played…. I was like fuck. I don’t want to be sad. Hahah. Then it dawned on me. I feel like it’s talking about my battle. His talking about the addiction as a person. Yes it’s taken everything in my world but I’m still standing here. Clean. I’m like well is that all you got? My addiction is nothing in my world anymore. Yes it keeps me guessing and keeps me terrified. But I want to live forever. Took me months for this song to talk to me. Some higher power stuff here

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2021 !⃝

    When I first heard this song, I felt as if the author had somehow discovered the relationship between my mother and I, and without knowing either one of us had written in perfect detail exactly what that relationship was like. I knew this wasn’t the case, because unlike the subject of the song I’m not actually living in the narcissistic belief that I am the centre of the universe, but, as I researched it if you came obvious that if anything Sean‘s relationship with his mother, was more fraught and dysfunctional that my own. Part of the song refers to the fact that when Sean and his younger brother were little they were left alone in their apartment, and to calm his little brother down when he was scared he sat him in front of the television and put the show fame on. If any of you remember how the theme song for that goes part of it is “same, I want to live forever! “Hence that refrain in the song. The story is actually quite a bit more harrowing than that, but that is a part of it. I agree with people who talk about this song referring to a narcissist, and a hypocrite. This person puts on a completely different public face, whether it be in a religious sense, or painting themselves to be much more perfect and good than they actually are. When a person is young, the impressions they form of who they are are based on those around them and if you are fed a constant diet of confusion, negativity, if you were taught to doubt everything about yourself and see yourself as a little worth, if you are constantly confused by mixed messages, and a sense that you have no value to the one
    Or ones who should care for you, that lack of trust and self belief is likely to follow you through your life and impact on every relationship you attempt to have in the years at follow. Kudo’s to Sean for being so brave and showing such vulnerability, I think it must’ve helped many who had this song. I know I was both grateful, and horrified that somebody else had gone through a relationship similarly horrific in the destructive impact it had on both childhood and all the adult interactions that would have followed. Do you want to do this would take years if it was ever possible. I do not believe this song has a thing to do with Amy Lee. Just because Amy Lee is famous and they had a public feud does not mean that every negative song either one of them right is about each other. People seem to forget that Sean Morgan seems to have dated a lot of people, including his first wife and current wife now, and that relationship was many years ago for both of them. It is unlikely that the kind of burning hatred that is shown here, the contempt and sense of hurt, would have been sustained by even an interaction as passionate and explosive as it turned out to be. I doubt, if they were not Voice in the public eye, people would keep bringing up this relationship as being the core future, the most important relationship that either one of them have ever had, because it simply cannot be so, logically speaking. Anyway, I just felt I had to share these thoughts. And I hope someone got something from them. Sorry for all the mini mistakes, I’m using Siri rather than typing, and so there are some misinterpreted words, I hope that gist comes through though

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 4th 2021 !⃝

    I believe this is an internal struggle with himself. He is an artist. All he wants to do is make an album with something beautiful to say. He says keep my locked up in your broken mind he is talking about himself.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2020 !⃝

    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♥️

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2019 !⃝

    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

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 12th 2017 !⃝

    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.

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2017 !⃝

    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.

  11. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2016 !⃝

    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.

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 28th 2016 !⃝

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

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  13. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2016 !⃝

    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.

  14. anonymous
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    Feb 6th 2016 !⃝

    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.

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 16th 2015 !⃝

    Do hope your friend got your note.

  16. anonymous
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    Dec 15th 2015 !⃝

    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.

  17. anonymous
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    Sep 15th 2015 !⃝

    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.

  18. Jasper3728
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    Jun 21st 2015 !⃝

    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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