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Yeah, I get it,
You're an outcast.
Always under attack.
Always coming in last,
Bringing up the past.
No one owes you anything.
I think you need a shotgun blast,
A kick in the ass,
So paranoid...
Watch your back!

Oh my, here we go...

Another lose cannon gone bi-polar
Slipped down, couldn't get much lower.
Quicksand's got no sense of humor.
I'm still laughing like hell.
You think that the cryin to me,
Looking so sorry that I'm gonna believe,
You've been infected by a social disease.
Well, then take your medicine.

[Chorus]
I created the Sound of Madness.
Wrote the book on pain.
Somehow I'm still here,
To explain,
That the darkest hour never comes in the night.
You can sleep with a gun.
When you gonna wake up and fight... for yourself?

I'm so sick of this tombstone mentality,
If there's an afterlife,
Then it'll set you free.
But I'm not gonna part the seas
You're a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You think that cryin to me,
Looking so sorry that I'm gonna believe,
You've been infected by a social disease.
Well, then take your medicine.

[Chorus]
I created the Sound of Madness.
Wrote the book on pain.
Somehow I'm still here,
To explain,
That the darkest hour never comes in the night.
You can sleep with a gun.
When you gonna wake up and fight... for yourself?

I created the Sound of Madness.
Wrote the book on pain.
Somehow I'm still here,
To explain,
That the darkest hour never comes in the night.
You can sleep with a gun.
When you gonna wake up...
When you gonna wake up and fight...

I created the Sound of Madness.
Wrote the book on pain.
Somehow I'm still here,
To explain,
That the darkest hour never comes in the night.
You can sleep with a gun.
When you gonna wake up and fight... for yourself?

When you gonna wake up and fight... for yourself? [x3]



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    fla_g8rh8rJul 15, 2009 at 3:10 am
    It is about a person who has been mocked and ridiculed their whole life and they are to the point of suicide. They aren't literally complaining to anyone, but the singer is speaking out to them. Telling them that he has been to the deepest parts of hell "I created the sound of madness, wrote the book on pain, but now I'm still here to explain". He is telling them that no matter what they've been through that suicide is not the answer. That they need to wake up and "fight for themselves". To put it bluntly, he's saying "toughen up, buttercup... stop being a pussy and trying to take the pussy way out... work through it like a man and be strong... If I can do it, you can do it"
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    iowasweetie_68Dec 4, 2009 at 7:11 am
    This song speaks to me. It is stating, "Hey, think whatever the hell you want, I'm better than you and how you treat me." For me it is a great motivatior. Especially, when they say, "When are you going to wake up and fight--FOR YOURSELF." It is overcoming the trash, bs, all the negitive and rising above it all. Liberating! I wish I could say this to my family who think I'm the "bad" one. I'm the stronger than all of them put together. But like the song, sometimes you have to hit the bottom before starting over. Learn, grown and don't screw up again. :)
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    UnregisteredJun 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    It is about talking behind someone's back instead of to there face, "standup and fight for yourself" instead of talking about other people to make your self feel and look better. Stop the madness the darkest hour is not in the night. It is when people talk about you behind your back.
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    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 12:27 am
    This sondg is about maddness. A point in someones life where they are absolutly throw with everybodies s*. I know when I listen to this song, half the time it's to let go of some steme, so of my angeror whatever elns that is going on with me and my life.
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    UnregisteredSep 30, 2011 at 3:17 am
    This song reads to be speaking to the younger generation of teens. Where they whine about their suburban lifestyle. Where they try to be "dark" because it's cool. Also complaining how misunderstood they are when they act like pricks. Goth, Emo, and Punk has become so watered down because of it all. I remember when being these sorts of things caused me to be labeled a freak. I got over the freak and gothgirl name calling and overcame the labels. Now, they seem to label themselves with mall clothing and attitudes as if it's a competition. So I relate to this song in that way.

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