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They say freak,
When you're singled out,
The red, well it filters through.

So lay down, the threat is real,
When his sight goes red again.
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again.

This change, he won't contain,
Slip away, to clear your mind.
When asked, who made it show,
The truth, he gives in to most.

So lay down, the threat is real,
When his sight goes red again.

So lay down, the threat is real,
When his sight goes red again.
So lay down, the threat is real,
When his sight goes red again.

Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again,
Seeing red....

They say freak...
When you're singled out.
The red, it filters through...



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  • musiKisLife
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    musiKisLifeApr 7, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    Its kinda the thing, i think, where theres that one kid who everyone picks on for no good reason...and then he goes psycho, for quite a good reason. the "so lay down the treat is real" is like "get the hell outta the way, kuz this is your fault and now your going to pay." yea.
  • xxxDarknessxxx
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    xxxDarknessxxxJun 30, 2009 at 4:04 am
    I see it as anger at being singled out for being different. And perhaps taking the anger out on others, hence "So lay down, the threat is real, when his sight goes red again." That's like warning people about his anger. That's what I think, at least.
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    UnregisteredJul 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    It makes me think about a kid that has jsut been made fun of and picked on to the point of great anger. Maybe, "the red" stands for blood from being betten up, or maybe a self inflicted wound form what these people are doing to the peoson. "the red", could also mean something similar to code red, like the person, its just gonna loose it on somebody, if they get pushed any further. The part where it says "lay down the threat is real, when his sight goes red again" that is like hit the floor, or hide soemwhere when this person is angry, because something bad is going to happen. The lines "this change, he wont contain" to "the truth, he gives in to the most" is talking about how he tries to clear his ming ("slip away to clear your mind") but when peoole ask him about why he is like this he gives in, which could mean that the person doesn't want to talk about it, and he goes into a rage and kill more people, or self harm of some sort.

    Well, that's what i think this means, have a nice day.
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    vroomvroomJul 19, 2010 at 7:53 am
    Seeing red again is clearing about somebody who has been beaten down, physically and emotionally. The red is blood. When blood is streaming down your face your sight turns red, whether it's the blood or just seeing stars. And possibly a double meaning in "seeing red", is that it's an emotional reaction to this violence, he probably wants to kill anybody he sees.
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    jordy_rockerSep 23, 2009 at 3:38 am
    its a very depressing song when you think about it

    youre cornered to the point where youre so angry, that you see red
    and all you can do is (lay down) or give up

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