Playlist: Fuck the World, Track 1

I’m the ember that’ll burn you down…

So it’s possible I occasionally drive just a little too fast, and play my music just a little too loud.

That is especially true when I turn on my Fuck the World playlist in the car.  Which, incidentally, I’ve been listening to almost exclusively lately.

It’s pretty self explanatory.  Music that captures that “fuck the world,” “it’s me against the world,” “beat me all you want, you’re not going to win,” “think you can break me?  Go ahead and try” kind of mood.

Some of it is uplifting, some not so much.  Most of it is loud, fast, and aggressive.  When I’m in this mood, I tend to leave my old standbys like Muse and 3 Doors Down behind, in favor of groups like Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, and Seether.

And Seether is actually the first track in the playlist.

Track One: Nobody Praying for Me by Seether

This is one of my top 3 favorite songs in the world.  There are a handful of songs that I could literally never get tired of listening to, and can relate to no matter what my mood is or what’s going on.

Songs that I really feel speak to a big, big part of who I am.  This is right at the top of that list.

The band has stated that this song is supposed to encourage people to think for themselves, rather than going with the herd.  But the first time I heard this song, I didn’t know that, and honestly am not sure how the lyrics of this song convey that meaning.

So I basically ignore the intended meaning, and attach my own meaning to it based on my interpretation.

To me, it’s possibly the best fuck-the-world song out there.  There have been times where I’ll just play this over and over on repeat, as loud as my speakers will go.  And there have been times I’ve put on the playlist, intending to listen to the whole thing, but never got past this song.

To me, it’s about feeling insignificant, but knowing your power.  Some may underestimate me, but that’s a mistake.  I’m just an ember, but I’ll burn your whole world to the ground, I’m just a fungus in the forest, but I’ll spread and devour anything and everything in my path.  I’m just a lizard with a poison tongue, but being small and insignificant doesn’t make me any less deadly.

And it’s about being tired and battle weary.  I’ve been fighting for a long time.

I’m a star that’s just a black hole now, rust is showing on my armor, I am wheezing like an old man done.

And maybe I didn’t deserve what I got.  I was innocent, and I made sacrifices that still haunt me.

I’m the child in the manger, I’m the one who sacrificed his son.

But I’m determined, I’m not done fighting, and I’ll destroy you.

I’m the ember that’ll burn you down, I’m the water that’ll drown you, I’m a terrifying danger, I’m the bullet in a loaded gun.

And I recognize that some of this is self-inflicted.  I don’t make it easy for people to get close.

I’m a swallower of anger, I’m a product of my anger.

But at the end of the day, I’m alone.  Some simply ignore me.

I’m a whisper lost upon wind, I’m the tree that falls and makes no sound.

Others watch me, waiting, wanting to see me fall.  Wanting to see me fail.

Everybody loves to see a fall unfold.

But they’re just going to have to keep waiting.  I’m not giving up, I’m not going anywhere, and I don’t need your help.

I don’t need anybody praying for me.

I’m a whisper lost upon wind

I’m the ember that’ll burn you down

I’m the water that’ll drown you

I’m the star that’s just a black hole now

I’m a terrifying danger

I’m a fruit decaying on the ground

I’m a swallower of anger

I’m the tree that falls and makes no sound.

I make no sound

 

‘Cause if I stand up, I break my bones

Everybody loves to see a fall unfold

Ain’t nobody givin’ up

‘Cause nobody gives a fuck

Stand up, and break my bones

Everybody wants what they just can’t hold

There’s nobody praying for me.

 

I am fungus in the forest

I’m a lizard with a poison tongue

I’m the child in the manger

I’m the one who sacrificed his son

Rust is showing on my armor

I am wheezing like an old man done

I’m a product of my anger

I’m the bullet in a loaded gun

 

‘Cause if I stand up, I break my bones

Everybody loves to see a fall unfold

Ain’t nobody giving up

‘Cause nobody gives a fuck

Stand up, and break my bones

Everybody wants what they just can’t hold

There’s nobody praying for me.

5 thoughts on “Playlist: Fuck the World, Track 1

  1. I'm Her's says:

    Hell yes!!!! #1 one on my “f you” playlist. A close 2nd for is Seether’s – Words As Weapons – https://youtu.be/202fjZZO-tI

    Round off the top 3 with FFDP – The Bleeding – https://youtu.be/KAuyEG7JPbE

  2. Coyote from Orion says:

    Hope you’re going well Jen. Best wishes and blessings

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