What does Circus for a Psycho mean?

Skillet: Circus for a Psycho Meaning

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Circus for a Psycho Lyrics

Psycho, go, go, go
Psycho, here we go

You push until I break
And the anger turns to rage
Why can’t you just leave me alone
Got your finger on the trigger
You think that you’re the winner
You’re gonna get kicked off of your throne



    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 24th 2014 !⃝

    I think "circus for a psyco" means his life while being influenced by evil and the song dscribes how he wants out. That being said the song also says "pull the nuse tighter/ lift a little higher/ you're killing me slow but I ain't ready to die" that's obviously saying that while under the influence if evil, or the enemy, he is suffering and he finally brake free as described in the verse "...gonna get kicked of of your throne".
    And that's about all I got.....have a nice day:)


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    Jun 4th 2017 !⃝

    Skillet is a Christian rock band so putting the song into this context you can think of it as he is trying to fight the temptation of the devil. He wants to stay true to his faith but the devil is making it difficult for him so he is telling the devil that he won't let in to the temptation without a fight.

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2022 !⃝

    I think the song is is relationship with his inner demons and temptations and the verse"get kicked of your throne" could mean hes kicking the temptations or the deavil off of its throne

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2021 !⃝

    I think the song is about fighting against your demons. That when they think they beat you, you get back up and fight against them once more just to get knocked back down but you get back up. How they're slowly trying to kill you but you defeat them first.

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 15th 2018 !⃝

    About the soul of the Individual that's fighting back in Our Radical Left Wing MISINFORMED Western Society that's in chaos and spiritually sick. As like The Circus for the One who was raised in It's chaos, to only become schitzo and psychologically ill. Where mentally he was attacked by it's evil Entities that got out of control and wanted to take over his mind for the kill. But The One with faith in Jesus Christ was fighting back to save his soul and free himself slowly from those ungodly Entities terrifying grip.

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 9th 2018 !⃝

    A person who has been bullied all their life("You push me till I break. The anger turns to rage, why can't you just leave me alone?") finally starting to stand for themselves("Your finger on the trigger, you think that your the winner. But your gonna get kicked offa your throne!)

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  7. anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2017 !⃝

    This song is about a person who was bullied all their life by a person, and he's had enough. "You push me till I break and the anger turns to rage" means that that person was been pushed around by the bully, and that he's had enough. "You're killing me slow but I ain't ready to die", means that the bully has been breaking the person (physically or emotionally). "Tonight, get ready for a fight, so now you know it's time to ride this circus for psycho", means that the person is going to fight back.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2016 !⃝

    Skillet says Circus for a Psycho was just letting loose.

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 17th 2015 !⃝

    Awesome song. I think it's about him being treated badly, abused and bullied, but he's saying he's had enough. He's saying they pushed him to the breaking point and he's now fighting back. I guess the title means being in circus of evil, or something like that.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 3rd 2014 !⃝

    I think that the song either means he is fighting with the devil or that he is upset at someone who thinks he is better and insults him.

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 19th 2013 !⃝

    I think this song is about being in a fight with the evil (the devil) and he thinks that he's the winner but he's gonna get kicked off of his throne. And he's thrying to kill us slowly but we're not ready to die yet.
    God bless you :)

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