The Used Lyrics
On October 5, 1999 a 4-piece band known as "Dumb Luck" was
formed by Quinn Allman, Jeph Howard, Branden Steineckert
and Ashton Johnson. Not long after the release of their EP,
Dumb Luck went through a few line-up changes. Dumb Luck was
short-lived. Eventually the band was forced to change its
name. They changed it to "Used" when singer Jeph Howard
moved to bass and Bert McCracken took over the vocals.
The band sent their songs to the producer John Feldman from
the punk group Goldfinger. After he heard "A Box Full of
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Review about The Used songs
ANTI-Christian guys, not that hard. | Reviewer: Tiffany------ About the song On The Cross performed by The Used
I would like to start out by saying I just saw The Used live one month ago at Warped Tour and Bert led us all in putting our middle fingers to the sky and saying "Fuck you god". Don't fucking say their religious lmao!
This song is OBVIOUSLY about how stupid religion is. Bert sings, "So pray then if it makes you feel safe". Like okay guys, go talk to your imaginary friend if it makes you feel better but it's not changing a damn thing. There is no interpreting it differently. -.- The message is basically saying religion is just for comfort, you can't save yourself when you die. When you die, you're dead. That thought is scary isnt it? That there's nothing else? EXACTLY. That's why people wanna believe they're gonna go to heaven and see all the people they love. That is a nice thought, everyone has to admit it. But there is no god. Take a look around. You wanna be saved? Save yourself.
a coincidence? | Reviewer: Nick------ About the song Kissing You Goodbye performed by The Used
In my city that I grew up in we had 3 high schools. I went to one some of the Used went to one & I had a friend who had a younger brother and sister and their Dad passed away and the Mother skipped town. The Dad had older sons from a previous marriage but none would be able to take all 3. One moved in W/ my family after struggles W/ his Step Brother the girl went 2 another State and the other boy who went to the third high school in mu town ended up committing suicide. It was a sad story such an amazing kid. He was breaking up W/ his best friend girl friend that was on & off. He had an assignment for his English class 2 write a short story which he wrote & then had her proof read it. She felt odd cause of its content. After he walked her home in the story he talked about saying goodbye to a girl and asking for a kiss goodbye which he really meant and then in the story after he goes and commits suicide. It was raining that night, the girl fiqured it out & told him she wouldn't kiss him good bye & didn't know what to do. The next day he was found in the car dead from carbon dioxide. I find so many similarities in the story. Especially when he talks of who in the song takes his last breath. Only a few know these details of the story. I have wondered if Bert who went to a school in the same city was able to find out about this & write a very well written song. I have wanted to show it to the kid who took his life. R.I.P. Brother who essentially became my Brother & if maybe his Brother who passed away Girl-Friend might have shared this W/ Burt or a band member. I know the girl but haven't seen her in awhile & has always held a place 4 this troubled soul but that had to hurt & she wasn't the type to be telling this story. So whatever inspired this song, if it be that story or a combinatination of thoughts & stories, I hope the interpretation gets through not to take your LIFE, & the aftermath that follows. That year there were many suicides from that school yet a lot less or none from the other 2, maybe that's where stand in line comes. Can be a Domino effect. Make sure we talk W/ those around us & Be willing 2 ask 4 help if needed & be there. I intentionally left out names & I have no factual evidence this is a basis for the song.
i agree!!!! | Reviewer: faith------ About the song Come Undone performed by The Used
i thaught i had a dirty mind for thinking that this song (and others too) had sexual meaning but come on its kinda explicit. this son is so hot!! I love this song and i love the used.
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Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song Kissing You Goodbye performed by The Used
The used shapes and changes so many lives. They're music calls out to the soul and fills it with hope. I love they're music, they're lyrics, amazing how much emotion is behind they're beautiful music. This is my love song. Xx Ash
holla | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song I'm A Fake performed by The Used
i am a grown adult now and since my emo days i've been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. when i was a kid, i used to listen to this song over and over, especially the beginning, i loved it so much! i just listened to it recently for the first time in a while and it is kinda scary how perfectly the lyrics capture the way it feels to look in the mirror and not feel like your thoughts and the thing staring back at you are the same entity. like cutting and observing yourself cutting at the same time, feeling like two split parts, with one of them needing pain and the other one not able to control it but still watching and thinking about it. bla bla sorry for gushing i just can't believe how good this song is.
ps i'm gonna be a purist and say there's no real question what this song is about. i hate self harm too. this song isn't pro-cutting and anyone who thinks that has probably never experienced those kinds of compulsions and will never understand.
How I see it... | Reviewer: Kay------ About the song All That I've Got performed by The Used
This song confused me for the longest time...
I guess I had to read the lyrics over and over again before I thought about this... I also had some help by reading the previous reviews... Anyway, as I see it...
It seems that the one singing the song was so hurt so badly/"deep" that it didn't even catch him "off guard". One day it was ok and then BAM! Stabbed to the core that he "didn't even bleed" Shallow wounds are usually the bleeders. One moment he was alive, and then suddenly "dead". Once a person is caught off guard, he/she usually still have something to say about it. But the one singing was never even given the chance to be "caught off guard".
The part: "Asleep, I still see you lying next to me" and "Hit me, Knock me out and let me go back to sleep" indicates that only when unconscious and left to dream does everything seem alright again. It is the only moment when nothing seems to have changed which is why he prefers to be knocked out... However once awake... he has to face reality again. The next lines indicate "I can laugh all I want" says that he can still summon all the regular reactions/emotions when the situation calls for it but he knows that everything is not as it seems... He feels empty... Numb. The laughter doesn't mean anything.
"I guess I remember every glance you shot me. Unharmed, I'm losing weight and some body heat." He remembers all their moments together and although he seems okay (unharmed) he is still "losing weight and some body heat" --> essentially means, he's sort of dying.
The chorus is what confused me for a long time. "I'll be just fine, pretending I'm not. I'm far from lonely and it's all that I've got" I'm guessing, He knows that even with the emptiness that he's feeling (?), it will eventually blow over. I'm guessing he has friends who love him (I'm far from lonely), but when his girl left... the friends don't matter. He's holding on to the emptiness for now (Pretending I'm not) because right now, that's all he's got of the girl that he once had.
Did I make sense?
Mr. Used | Reviewer: Jade faith------ About the song Yesterday's Feelings performed by The Used
Yesterday's Feelings..the title speaks for itself..He's trying to deal with his past..I can relate cOz I myself jst got broke and i loved this song,how it reminds me day by day that she's already gone and that she made me put her in my past..just dont count what yOu've lost,cherish what u have and plan what to gain coz the past never returns but the future may replace what youve lost..
Calm down | Reviewer: Tammy N.------ About the song Sound Effects And Overdramatics performed by The Used
I really love this song and enjoy reading what other fans interpretations. When you say "It's a good song. Just leave it at that, why do you need to know the meaning behind it?" Well I would say I actually would love to know what my favorite artist is going through or what is behind their lyrics/ poetry. When you think about it they (artist that write their own songs) are sharing personal experiences and feeling. Lol :) That totally makes me geek out!
History | Reviewer: Shannon------ About the song On The Cross performed by The Used
If you know anything about The Used, you would know that they were brought up in an extremely Morman town in extremely Morman families. They were all eventually kicked out of their homes because of their music and their families totally turned their backs on them. They were homeless for awhile, and went on to suffer from a lot of addictions. I'm a Christian, but if my "Godly" family treated me like that, I can't say I'd want to pray either.
Addiction? | Reviewer: Anon------ About the song Buried Myself Alive performed by The Used
I think this song is about addiction, it says things like:
"I think the chain broke away,
and I felt it the day that I had my own time
I took advantage of myself and felt fine.
But it was worth the night"
I think the lines that go 'I think the chain broke away, and I felt it the day that I had my own time' could mean something like, the day he was clean he felt free, he wasn't being held down by an addiction, and then the lines that go:
'I took advantage of myself and felt fine.
But it was worth the night.' Could mean that he gave into his addiction but didn't care, 'cause it felt too good and it was only one night?
I don't know, this is just my personal viewpoint.
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