What does Tired mean?

Stone Sour: Tired Meaning

Album cover for Tired album cover

Song Released: 2013

Tired Lyrics

I'm alive in here
So alive in here
Pulling down a little peace
I'm open wide in here
Slow to rise in here
Saving grace and killing me

You say this only makes me incomplete
I'm cancelled out and rendered obsolete
Tell the...

  1. Z0ot
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    Sep 9th 2020 !⃝

    This song is about burying the old ways. Ones that have seemingly progressed us forward, but in reality they have stifled us. Promoting a lack of desire to improve... both personaly as a human and holistically as the human race.

    This song calls for a paradigm shift or a societal movement. One where we dont throw away tons of food a year while millions go hungry. One where our distribution of wealth isnt vastly imbalanced- weighing heavily on 2% of the population by the gravity of 60% of all circulating wealth and owned possessions.

    We always need to be improving, creating, discovering... otherwise are we really even living?

    One of the deepest and most relevant songs of these times.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2018 !⃝

    This song feels like someone who was abused their whole life or is now just starting to understand the concept of being the one charge of their own fate and trying to just heal and live a happy life but is in a constant battle of self doubt and external pressures, the one feels like a reference of something just clicking in your brain. The spark of hope for something better, literally anything better just get the negativity away.
    It doesn't even matter the age though. Once you have a taste of something better it lingers and will grow. It becomes a craving, also the whole time emotions will be going crazy due to being pent up, but you gotta stay on target and not lose yourself in the freedom,

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2017 !⃝

    I think it is about him wanting to go home to his family after a hard day and he can't deal with life anymore.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 13th 2016 !⃝

    The child has seen the truth of his family. He knows now why his life before he could remember was never truthfully told. He will confront them. They will lie too him again. At that time. God will weigh there lies and destruction. But he does not want them to pay for there heavier side. For he's already suffered so much that he can only live the life in his dreams that for so long he's lost. He knows they have lived without worry for not telling the truth to there son. There short time left can only be that we all die with regrets and pain. He has been in all there shoes and he could never carry the cruelty they caused him. He has known always he was betrayed just need to find the truth now he knows. They were the horns on his head. Officially have been removed as well as he has forgiven the now so they may not have too rip off there son for a second time he knows the truth. Consider him a mental case so they may reap his profits. He's the only one that can see money is not everything. What's in ur heart is what makes you rich. Signed Pedro delapacus Martin. You see your honor. Greed is what ruins families not addiction. Judge what say you on the counts of conspiracy to defraud there son by manipulation. Jesus has made him rich already as well as his daughter and wife he only wants to work hard and them to reap his benefits. He that is not of greed will be rich. In spirit.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2015 !⃝

    Corey Taylor is a satanist, The song is about an eternal struggle yes. EL, Enki lol some joke this guy is a satanist so he doesn't believe in your gods. Being too young to care is choosing to live in sin and implying "the one" (GOD) is not aware or paying attention. The chains are servitude, toward god. He goes through a period of confusion when he says I don't know if I am better off in chains. He openly believes in GOD and ultimately denounces god because he is tired, and too young to care. You will find this type of romantic struggle to understand god in all of his music where he ultimately chooses to resent or curse GOD. Show me someone innocent is implying that "JESUS" has no proof that he was not a sinner. I do hope he does find GOD's love but he has been forfeited to a depraved mind. In this type of blasphemy he leads more away everyday. His lyrics are no more cryptic than the bible itself, but its OK for him to be hypocritical when writing music....BOTHER - "Diaries left with cryptic entries" you don't need to bother with this music. His emotion is real

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 3rd 2015 !⃝

    I think this song is about alcohol addiction.

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 10th 2014 !⃝

    This song is about "The Eternal Struggle." The vengeful Lord Tyrant El and his agenda to once again enslave humanity. The lyric as a whole is riddled with metaphysics and drenched with the volley of "Illuminated" varieties. As a follower of the "Ways of Enki" we all know exactly what the chords of this song mean. I mean, I'm just crazy and none of you care. Have a nice enslavement humanity.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  8. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2014 !⃝

    I believe the song is sang from the point of view of a minor, probably mid-teens ("I'm just too young to care"), whose parents do not care for him/her well, and are forcing the child to do manual labor (Hence the "chains."). The child contemplates and eventually leaves home ("Somewhere close, somewhere safe"), but later is contemplating going back ("Am I better off in chains?"). But the child finds a home, and never goes back.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 28th 2013 !⃝

    I am a huge fan of SSour & Slipknot. Corey Taylor writes the best lyrics. I was listening to "Tired" the other day just after we had adopted a dog from a rescue. The dog had been caged for most of it's young life. When she was let out, she was kept on a 5' long thick metal chain. Her collar probably had been changed only once -to accommodate her growth- & it was never changed again. Before we adopted her, she had to have surgery to remove the collar that had been embedded in her skin. On the way home, "Tired" by Stone Sour came on the radio. I think most of the lyrics were perfect for her story!

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