What does Open Wounds mean?

Search Login

Skillet: Open Wounds Meaning

Song Released: 2004

Open Wounds Lyrics

In the dark with the music on
Wishing I was somewhere else
Taking all your anger out on me, somebody help
I would rather rot alone
Then spend a minute with you
I'm gone, I'm gone

And you can't stop me from falling apart
'Cause my...


    click a star to vote
    Jun 12th, 2014 6:19am report

    My wife was sexually molested by her brother when she was young. Shortly after we were married she started having reoccurring nightmares about it. It was at that point she started getting violent with me despite me never hitting back. We are now getting divorced after three long years of the abuse not stopping. I have will always truly love my wife, but today I chose to love myself and my freedom more.


    click a star to vote
    Oct 16th, 2013 10:09pm report

    Now I'm not sure if this is accurate, however, I've seen this song as an argument between christ and the devil. It says "how could you hate me when all I ever wanted to be was you, which is the devil saying that he was wanting to be god, which is part of why he was sent to the underworld. And all you ever gave me was open wounds, which is christ talking about the crucifixion. And the part about not giving up and the war ending is him saying that the war for his allegiance to christ or the devil is still going on and he wants it to end.


    click a star to vote
    Sep 28th, 2012 9:09pm report

    i think it`s about his girlfriend that got angry and beat him up and he sufferded with anogy meh not sure.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


    click a star to vote
    Mar 20th, 2012 3:22am report

    It's about John's very emotionally abusive father. His father turned emotionally abusive after his mom died of cancer. He's basically saying: " Why do you treat me like this? what have I ever done? Why do you hate me?


    click a star to vote
    Nov 27th, 2010 11:34pm report

    Somehow I sorta think it really does have something to do with relationship of sorts. Where it went from bad to worse and like the song implies.....all there dreams for the future and together just really turned into...Static

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


    click a star to vote
    Sep 8th, 2008 9:10am report

    This song is about John's relationship with his father, and how his father didn't treat him right. It's about how he considered suicide.

More Skillet song meanings ยป


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

Breathe Me anonymous
Junkhead anonymous
Eleanor Rigby anonymous
Down In The DM anonymous
Slipped Away anonymous
Mustapha anonymous
By The Way anonymous
Subdivisions anonymous
The Girl That You Love anonymous
Better Man anonymous
Della and the Dealer anonymous
Lemon Tree anonymous
Just Like Jesse James anonymous
Free Smoke anonymous
Hallelujah anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Daddy Yankee
New Freezer
Rich The Kid
You Know My Name
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Beast Mode
A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
Beautiful Trauma
Mala Mala
Better Days
Kinda Don't Care
Justin Moore