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Veruca Salt: Seether Meaning

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Song Released: 1994


Covered By: Seether (2013)



Seether Lyrics

Seether is neither loose nor tight.
Seether is neither black nor white.
I try to keep her on a short leash.
I try to calm her down.
I try to ram her into the ground, yeah.
Can't fight the seether [x3]
I can't see her till I'm foaming at the...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2018 report

    As with all great songs, interpretation is up to the listener, and everyone can vicariously interpret it how ever it makes sense to them. This song is more than likely about a woman's alter ego and whoever wrote the lyrics is a genius. The first two lines tell us about the alter ego, since the third line talks about keeping her on a short leash, its about a dog (not a cat) the inner female dog, or the alter ego that needs to be calmed down. Also, a dog foams at the mouth (not a cat) but she can't see the alter ego coming out until she has been 'foaming at the mouth.' Lines in the second verse follow the same pattern, the first two talk about the alter ego, the second two talk about trying to control the alter ego. The alter ego isn't 'loose nor tight, black nor white, big nor small, but she is at the center of it all.' So the alter ego is a woman's defense mechanism, like a dog that is a fear biter, and the woman doesn't even recognize the alter ego until she goes crazy and wrecks havoc. Under normal circumstances the woman's ego is like a cat (video) but when her anxiety level goes up, the 'seether' or the alter ego comes out to defend the ego. Once this happens, its too late, the damage is done, which is why the woman is trying to maintain control of the snarl tooth 'seether' so she stops lashing out at people.

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    Apr 5th 2019 report

    HERE IS MY ANALYSIS:

    Seether is the instinct (rage, violence, craving/lust, sexuality) of our inner beast


    definition of seether: boiling pot

    video beginning: cat attacks another (dominance, violence in the animal kingdom)

    I try to calm her down: repressed anger or violence

    cant't fight it: it comes out once in a while

    can't see her: inside and hidden until it comes out
    till I'm foaming at the mouth: when anger takes over (looking in the mirror)

    Urban Dictionary: foaming at the mouth
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=foaming%20at%20the%20mouth
    1.drooling 2.spit bubbles that appear foam-like, as in one has rabies 3.craving.

    the center of it all: animal beast inside humans

    lovely daughter, not born like other girls: female behaviour considered marginal

    snarl tooth seether: sign of aggression and dominance in canines


    video ending: broken doll (damage) + calmly eating ice cream after release of excess energy (sex)

    Conclusion: girls need to blow off steam once in a while, to release instinctual behaviors of aggression, sex, of other animal instincts... (motherhood)

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 21st report

    So the songs lyrics can mean different things to the listener. Even the song writer may not fully understand the unconscious meanings of her art.

    Seether has a ton of sexual innuendo in it. “Neither loose nor tight” (referring to the vagina), “neither big nor small” (referring to the penis.)

    “Rock it in my cradle” (masterbation .) “cram it back into my mouth” (oral sex)

    Can’t see it coming (lust comes out of surprising stimuli) “not born like other girls” “what a lovely daughter” all lead toward unique sexual identity.

    Whether she knew it or not, lust and sexual energy is a huge part of the impulse behind these lyrics.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 21st report

    So the songs lyrics can mean different things to the listener. Even the song writer may not fully understand the unconscious meanings of her art.

    Seether has a ton of sexual innuendo in it. “Neither loose nor tight” (referring to the vagina), “neither big nor small” (referring to the penis.)

    “Rock it in my cradle” (masterbation .) “crane it back into my mouth” (oral sex)

    Can’t see it coming (lust comes out of surprising stimuli) “not born like other girls” “what a lovely daughter” all lead toward unique sexual identity.

    Whether she knew it or not, lust and sexual energy is a huge part of the impulse behind these lyrics.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2021 report

    Surprised about all the theories out there 20yrs after she did a talk show explaining it. When she was a child she would get out of controll angry saying evil thing's to friends and family, it was something she couldn't controll and referred to it as a different person, she called it Seether.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 13th 2021 report

    I had a good friend who attended Macalester College in Minnesota with one of the female leads from the band. His understanding was that a "seether" is when a person administers oral sex to a woman, and at the height of climax, bites into her clitoris, causing her both intense pain and intense pleasure. So the seether is a type of orgasm, almost akin to a raging possessed spirit emerging from the woman during this painful climax ("Foaming at the mouth"). That was his take, anyway. I have no idea exactly where he learned that.

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  7. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2021 report

    Its about Louise Posts temper. In the song Volcano Girls, theres a line that reads "ive told you about the seether before, the one whos neither of nor, well heres another clue if you please, the seethers Louise"

  8. anonymous
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    Nov 28th 2020 report

    Either PMS or a woman’s anger management. Uncontrollable anger that’s happening so abruptly that she literally is foaming at the mouth and spitting profanity. she can’t control her inhibition because she out of control with rage or lust (or both).

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  9. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2020 report

    Volcano Girls;
    I told you about the seether before
    You know the one who's neither or nor
    Well here's another clue, if you please
    The seether's Louise...

    It's an internal angst thing.

  10. anonymous
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    Apr 5th 2020 report

    The song Seether is about an Uncontrollable Pussy, Lust, Sex, Horny, wild Cats, lots and lots of cats...Ect. so forth and so on

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2020 report

    It's actually about her temper lol...

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 8th 2019 report

    The grass is orange and the sun didn't shine this morning...

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 7th 2019 report

    It’s about a woman’s vagina. Neither black or white, loose or tight.

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  14. anonymous
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    Jul 22nd 2018 report

    I think it is talking about PMS. That evil monster that takes over our brain about once a month.

  15. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2018 report

    This is a cover if a veruca salt song but I think the meaning refers to someone's anger management issues and inability to control anger until they are literally or metaphorically foaming at the mouth. This anger is indescribable yet difficult to control or contain, or "fight."

  16. anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2017 report

    It's about the cat in the video. they keep pannning to the cat when she's describing what seether is and isn't....

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  17. CHAD
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    Oct 3rd 2008 report

    Seether is a slang term for the lesbian equivalent of a "skirt chasing" male. I seem to remember hearing that the song was actually about the "confused" dog belonging to one of the band members,but lyrically it does not lend much to that. By the way, Veruca Salt was the little loudmouth brat in Willy Wonka.

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