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Can you feel that?
Ah, shit

Ow-a-a-a-ah!

Ow-a-a-a-ah! O, o... O, o... O, o

Drowning deep in my sea of loathing
Broken your servant I kneel
(Will you give in to me?)
It seems what's left of my human side
Is slowly changing in me
(Will you give in to me?)

Looking at my own reflection
When suddenly it changes
Violently it changes (oh no)
There is no turning back now
You've woken up the demon in me

[Chorus:]
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Open up your hate, and let it flow into me
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
You mother get up come on get down with the sickness
You fucker get up come on get down with the sickness
Madness is the gift, that has been given to me

I can see inside you, the sickness is rising
Don't try to deny what you feel
(Will you give in to me?)
It seems that all that was good has died
And is decaying in me
(Will you give in to me?)

It seems you're having some trouble
In dealing with these changes
Living with these changes (oh no)
The world is a scary place
Now that you've woken up the demon in me

Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Open up your hate, and let it flow into me
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
You mother get up come on get down with the sickness
You fucker get up come on get down with the sickness
Madness is the gift, that has been given to me

(And when I dream) [x4]
No mommy, don't do it again
Don't do it again
I'll be a good boy
I'll be a good boy, I promise
No mommy don't hit me
Why did you have to hit me like that, mommy?
Don't do it, you're hurting me
Why did you have to be such a bitch
Why don't you,
Why don't you just fuck off and die
Why can't you just fuck off and die
Why can't you just leave here and die
Never stick your hand in my face again bitch
FUCK YOU
I don't need this shit
You stupid sadistic abusive fucking whore
How would you like to see how it feels mommy
Here it comes, get ready to die

Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Open up your hate, and let it flow into me
Get up, come on get down with the sickness
You mother get up come on get down with the sickness
You fucker get up come on get down with the sickness
Madness has now come over me



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    peach_girl_101Sep 29, 2008 at 11:36 pm
    To me this is a hidden meaning to stop child abusing. Abused children and teens are usually shy and quiet until, as in this song, they finally have had enough of it and go after the abuser.
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    bagster2210Jul 20, 2008 at 10:00 am
    this is about a guy who gets abused a lot and decides that enough's enough and releases all his rage to his abuser
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    puppetmaster194Nov 11, 2008 at 11:01 pm
    This song shouldn't have it's lyrics on the Internet, because it's so kick ass, it's lyrics are transmitted directly into people's brains.

    Now that's over with, I think this song is about child abuse and neglect, as the song describes someone who starts out meek and afraid of everything due to abuse, but grows to hate it all and kill his abuser from taking too much.
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    scarkillJul 17, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    This is about how society treats people who are "different." A lot of people think they are "sick" and "wrong" and want nothing to do with them.

    In the middle of the song, David acts out a skit where he is being abused by his mother (not in the radio version). Finally, he builds up enough courage and hits her right back. This is used to symbolize how "mother society" abuses "her" children for not being the way "she" thinks they should. "She" keeps doing it until "her" children get sick of it and are so angry with her and themselves they go out and get revenge for it, most likely by killing the people that hurt them ("here it comes, get ready to die!") A good example of this would be the school shootings that go on around the country.

    Getting "Down With The Sickness" means accepting people for who they are so we can all function better.
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    LivingDeadGirl94Aug 8, 2008 at 12:52 am
    Fuck that part about the mother reminds me of my mom. I think this song is about the world being sick, and theres no control over it anymore. And about abuse. Its saying that one day the victim is gonna snap and hit, attacik, and kill the abuser.

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