The Used: Poetic Tragedy Meaning
No tags, suggest one.
Poetic Tragedy Lyrics
as far as he sees nothing's left in the cup
A whole cup full of nothing for him to indulge
since the voice of ambition has long since been shut up
A singer, a writer,
he's not dreaming now of...
Okay, this I have to start with, is a fucking great, but confusing song, IF you don't understand... Well anyway, the basic meaning... or should I say dedication, is to Kurt.D.Cobain (the nirvana singer, a god and a legend) he was a man with bi-polar, and chronic depression, but such a wise man, so many emotions and great opinions, "he cries out to god or just no one" mentally ill and depressed people always have some breaking point where they cry into nothingness, sometimes at god. "a singer, a writter, he's dreaming of now not going nowhere" he was the composer (singer and songwritter) for nirvana but never wanted fame, never wanted to be a huge sucess.. "then on that last day he breaks...... He yelled, he yelled, he takes his life" Kurt Cobain killed himself in 1994 by blowing his brains out in his seatle "greenhouse".... "violent frustration..." Kurt was a very violent, self-angered person and you could see it in his preformance, where they would roll around on the ground, break equiptment and cry on stage, Kurt attempted suicide many times but was helped out by police and his wife, but then ended it all after escaping a rehab center and shot himself....
anonymous Apr 22nd, 2010 4:29pm report
I think Bert is referring to him self. Like how he never wants to be too famous, he doesn't want to get all caught up in fame and himself. So I think it's about himself. It just makes sense to me that it would be about himself and his depression.
LOVE THIS SONG. My favorite song ever <3
I originally had different interpretations of the song, but now that you mention it, it could be about Kurt Cobain.
I originally thought the song was either about a person he knew (like a friend or something) that commited suicide or he is reffering to himself in third person, saying what could've been if he commited suicide (a singer, a writer).
But yeah they're all interpretations and i dont think any of them are wrong.
anonymous Apr 23rd, 2008 4:23pm report
Guys...what about the title which is still POETIC tragedy?
anonymous Apr 23rd, 2008 4:16pm report
I totally agree with: it's about Bert and his depression...could be dedicated to KK in some way - Bert compares himself with KK, maybe? could be the reason for "I feel..."
anonymous Jul 3rd, 2007 7:19pm report
It could me about Kurt, but it sounds to me like a suicide letter...when I heard about it, it sounded like a teenager who was confused, and doesn't know what to do with himself.
anonymous Jul 3rd, 2007 7:29am report
The lyrics say "and he yells... and he yells... and he takes his life."
Either that is extremely distorted or if you listen you can vaguely make out: "Why?... World?... Why world?... Hate!... You!... Hate you!... Bye world!"
anonymous Feb 14th, 2007 2:17pm report
I've read that is is about Kurt Cobain, it makes perfect sense
anonymous Nov 13th, 2006 11:17am report
I agree that it was written for kurt. As for the last comment, the song is also about Bert's depression...
The actual lyric you are referring to is:
"he's feels alone, just holds it inside he's alone, he feels like, I feel."
mearly a comparison.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
More The Used song meanings »
Submit Your Interpretation
|One Of The Drunks||anonymous|
|Carry You Home||anonymous|
|Push th' Little Daisies||anonymous|
|Powerless (Say What You Want)||anonymous|
|In God's Hands||anonymous|
|The Grass Is Green||anonymous|
|Turn Off the Light||anonymous|
|Shit on the Radio (Remember the Days)||anonymous|
|Bullet With Butterfly Wings||anonymous|