Disturbed – Down With The Sickness

Down With The Sickness is the 4th -and the 3rd single- from Disturbed’s 1st album The Sickness.

A music video composed of live concert footage was produced for the song. The music video excludes the “abuse” segment as does the radio edit of the song.

Meaning

David Draiman has stated that the song “Speaks about the eternal struggle of the individual against the mother culture of society that is constantly trying to beat the child struggling for independence and individuality into submission.”

Lyrics

Opening
Whisper Begin-
Do you feel that-
Oh shit-
Whisper Ends-

Owhahahaha-

Owhahahaha-

Aw aw-

Aw aw-

Verse 1
Drowning deep in my sea of loathing-
Broken your servant I kneel-
Will you give it to me-
It seems what’s left of my human side-
Is slowly changing … in me-
Will you give it 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-

Verse 2
I can see inside you, the sickness is rising-
Don’t try to deny what you feel-
Will you give it to me-
It seems that all that was good has died-
And is decaying in me-
Will you give it 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-

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-

Bridge
And when I dream-
And when I dream-
And when I dream-
AND WHEN I DREAM-

Bridge 2(abuse scene)
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 Oh-oohh-
Why did you have to hit me like that mommy-
Don’t do it You’re hurting me Oh-oohh-
Why did you have to be such a bitch-
Why don’t you,-
Why don’t you 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-
get ready to see how it feels mommy-
Here it comes, get ready to die-

Final Chorus
Ooh Ah Ah Ah-
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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