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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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    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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    UnregisteredDec 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    Look people its about heoin addiction, the stuff ets you and your personality away making you a scavinging second self. You must have it when your addicted you can't stop if you use you usually get into a routine as you seach for it you act as if a demon had woke inside you(woken the demon in me) . Breaking you until you kneel to desire(broken your sevant I kneel). You lose sight of humantiy, of yourself, and will do anything to get it(whats left of my human side is slowly changing in me). The nicest man will become your nightmare when he craves for it changing completely(looking at my own reflection when it changes). I think you can infer the rest. I know from expirience. My father was an adict for the last 12 years of my 15 year old life.
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    UnregisteredDec 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    He's had abuse from his mother which makes him suffered in a pool of self loathing he finally at his weakest breaks down and gives in to the sickness, the evils of emotions. He gives his soul and is the servant of the demon inside him now. He feeds the demon his hate anger and fear. When he dreams is when he is attacked and gives into his emotions and kills his mother and he is more and more torn to want it to be real until he is no more. Only the demon lives. Only the sickness.
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    wicketJan 24, 2011 at 4:11 am
    I can't believe all you people. Oh my god I can't believe he is saying this and blah. You are listening to a band called Disturbed and you are surprised when the lyrics are Disturbing? The fact is the song is great and demented at the same time. He has been tortured and when he finally confronts it and cusses it out you all get upset that he cused.

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