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Buried Myself Alive Lyrics

you almost always pick the best times
to drop the worst lines
you almost made me cry again this time
another false alarm
red flashing lights
well this time I'm not going to watch myself die
I think I made it a game to play your game
and...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 14th 2018 report

    It's basically about being in a relationship with heroin. Drug addiction is much like an abusive relationship, but he's making the decision to take back control and attempt to quit. there some key points " i guess it's ok i puked the day away" detox is a bitch but it's what u gotta go thru if u want to kick dope.
    "I think the chain broke away
    and I felt it the day that I had my own time
    I took advantage of myself and felt fine"

    Just read it again with my perspective and it's spot on

  2. anonymous
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    May 22nd 2016 report

    Duh!I can't believe I didn't get it til now. It's about his parents and escaping his strict Mormon upbringing.

  3. Elizabeth Kistner
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    Nov 27th 2011 report

    Now, I'm not saying I KNOW what the song really is about, cause, unless the person who writes it tells you what it's about, then it's just a guess. And, I have no idea if he's ever explained it. But, in my opinion, this song can be interpreted in 2 ways:

    1.) He's in an abusive relationship. The girl toys with his emotions making him very sad and depressed: "you almost always pick the best times to drop the worst lines. you almost made me cry again this time"

    His depression causes him to do drugs and have ODs: "another false alarm
    red flashing lights"

    Then decides he's had enough of the drugs:
    "well this time I'm not going to watch myself die"

    He realizes how bad the relationship was and how he used drugs to escape:
    "I think I made it a game to play your game
    and let myself cry
    I buried myself alive on the inside
    so I could shut you out
    and let you go away for a long time"

    Then basically talks about how happy and free he is when he breaks away from the relationship and lives life:
    "I think the chain broke away
    and I felt it the day that I had my own time
    I took advantage of myself and felt fine
    but it was worth the night
    I caught an early flight and I made it home"

    The chorus basically describes it all.

    OR

    2.) It's about his relationship with drugs. Basically how he turned to them and they messed with him. Then, after constant ODs n such, he decides he has had enough and quits. And, when he does, his life it great and he has a hold on himself.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2011 report

    It's his relationship with heroin... It's a metaphor , the girl is "heroin".

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2011 report

    "you almost always pick the best times
    to drop the worst lines
    you almost made me cry again this time
    another false alarm
    red flashing lights
    well this time I'm not going to watch myself die
    I think I made it a game to play your game
    and let myself cry
    I buried myself alive on the inside
    so I could shut you out
    and let you go away for a long time"

    These sound like the words of someone who is tired of being manipulated by someone they love. Sounds like the party doing the manipulating is a self-absorbed drama queen who pulled the guy's strings a little too often, forcing him to lose his identity in the process. As a result, the only way that he could preserve what was left of his sanity was to deaden himself within. Once numb, she lost her control over him and could no longer use him as her puppet.

    "with my foot on your neck
    I finally have you
    right where I want you..."

    By deadening himself emotionally, he's basically turned the tables on his manipulator. Now, he's the one calling the shots and he's letting her know it.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 15th 2010 report

    I know what the song is actually about but I'll tell you why i like it and what it means to me.
    My best friend John is always trying to kill himself because of his depression so whenever he gets in that hopeless mood I'm stuck being his life line and it makes me cry and cry till i puke all day. Sometimes he just says he's going to "another false alarm" but doesn't end up or even trying to commit suicide. So I feel like i have to bury myself inside so his pain doesn't get to me like that daily. Make sense people?
    xo
    Sarah J

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2010 report

    I think this is about Bert being in a relationship where he wasn't happy. He felt controlled and trapped.

    "you almost always pick the best times
    to drop the worst lines
    you almost made me cry again this time
    another false alarm
    red flashing lights
    well this time I'm not going to watch myself die"

    I think the false alarm part is her always scaring him and telling him that she is going to commit suicide, but never does. And it really hurt him. And he doesn't want to deal with it anymore.

    "I think the chain broke away
    and I felt it the day that I had my own time
    I took advantage of myself and felt fine"

    He finally freed himself from her, and finally had time to himself where he wasn't being controlled.

    "I guess it's ok I puked the day away
    I guess it's better you trapped yourself in your own way
    and if you want me back
    you're gonna have to ask"

    I think the puking because of how he felt with the relationship. Drugs. He's saying I guess it's ok that I feel this way because she didn't care about what she was doing to him. After he ended it with her, he knows that he doesn't want her back. And if you want me back, you're gonna have to ask nicer than that, I think this is kind of mocking her. He does not want her back and he knows that she can't "ask nicer" or be different.

    I'm not saying I KNOW what this is about, this is just what I think. So if I'm wrong don't attack me.

  8. anonymous
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    Aug 3rd 2009 report

    I think that it's about his parents or a relationship where that it was so much as abusive but to a point where we would shut himself off to people, which led to drugs "took advantage of myself and it felt fine" idk I might be off but that's how I see it as relation to my life

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 1st 2009 report

    It is about his herion addiction, he even said so himself.

  10. x_sickheart_x
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    Feb 7th 2009 report

    I think this song is about when you´re in a relationship and you depend so much on the other person that he/she makes you lose yourself. I guess this by 'I buried myself alive on the inside'. Also I think that the other person has control of you because of the 'You almost always pick the best time to drop the worst lines' part and the whole sense of being depressed and when the other person makes you feel so down.

    But finally you manage to free ('I think the chain broke away and I felt it the day that I had my own time') and be yourself again, and you´re stronger now and won´t fall agains to that person (With my foot on your neck I finally have you, right where I want you')

    Bert y such a genious guys!

  11. pinkslipgirl
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    Jun 15th 2008 report

    I think it is about a relationship and how the guy keeps upsetting the girl and she's wasting away because of it. He's making her sick from being so hurtful.

    Well, this was my take on the song, I'm sure it's not what the true meaning based on facts from members of The Used or anything real, just what I thought and why I personally enjoyed the song.

    [dont bitch[
    i just shared my opinion.
    pinkslipgirl

  12. mychemxxxtheused16
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    Jun 3rd 2008 report

    I know he was in love with his girlfriend and all
    but I think she messed up sometime like a lot.
    and he was sick of her, and they like b/u or something. because bert wanned a break from her controllingness. and then he wanned her to ask him to get back with her, so he was like "if you want me back, your gonna have to ask, nicer than that"
    so he wants her to like pretty much beg him.
    but at the time while they were apart he was extremly depressed and wanned to die. :[ I love bert ! don't dieee.

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 19th 2008 report

    I agree with Kelsey, a few below me, but also, about his drug period, he's still on drugs and often goes to interviews/tv appearances, etc., High and drunk.

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 22nd 2007 report

    Struggling with problems
    and not being able to tell anyone about them
    having to keep everything inside

    maybe I'm wrong
    but that my personal opinion

  15. glitterfly
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    Dec 16th 2007 report

    I could be TOTALLY off on this. But what I got from this song is that it's about a very horrible relationship. Maybe not necessarily abusive but controlling in a way. I had recently just got out of an abusive controlling relationship when I first heard this song and it was the only thing that kept me going. I could relate to so many of the lyrics. I LOVE THE USED!!

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