Weak and Powerless

Album: Thirteenth Step (2003)
Charted: 61
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  • Tilling my own grave to keep me level
    Jam another dragon down the hole
    Digging to the rhythm and the echo of a solitary siren
    One that pushes me along and leaves me so

    Desperate and ravenous
    I'm so weak and powerless over you

    Someone feed the monkey while I dig in search of China
    White as Dracula as I approach the bottom

    Desperate and ravenous
    So weak and powerless over you

    Little angel go away
    Come again some other day
    The devil has my ear today
    I'll never hear a word you say
    He promised I would find a little solace
    And some peace of mind
    Whatever, just as long as I don't feel so

    Desperate and ravenous
    I'm so weak and powerless over you
    Desperate and ravenous
    So weak and powerless over you Writer/s: BILLY HOWERDEL, MAYNARD KEENAN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Squid from Los Angeles, CaThe Whole Band has stated that this album (13th Step)is a theme album and Is not only in refference to drug addiction it self, but what the 13th step to the 12 step programs is, which is deailing with the world (More so you and ones who love you) perceptions of you and your addiction. For The song Weak And Powerless, It is the perception of ones addiction as told to them by the 12 step program. As if Saying "I can not overcome this addiction so forever am i weak and powerless". it is now the perception of most doctor that this way of thinking will only Cause a drug addict to use drugs repetedly again. that they must over come the thought of addiction having a gip on thier lives.
  • Mel!ssa from Pittsburgh, Pai love the progression of this song.
  • Nick from Knoxville, Tni agree with marcelo
  • Marcelo from San Jose, OtherActually, for me, this is the best rock song of all time!!
  • Raf from Pasadena, TxGood song and good interpretation Yasas (b-.-)b
  • Evita from Dundalk, Irelandone of my favourite songs too, they are d best
  • Trent from Binghamton, Nyit b awsome
  • Cel from Philadelphia, PaOne of my favorite APC songs.
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