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Evidence
Faith No More Lyrics


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If you want to open the hole
Just put your head down and go
Step beside the piece of the circumstance
Got to wash away the taste of evidence

Wash it away

(Evidence, evidence, evidence)
(Got to test the evidence)

I didn't feel a thing
It didn't mean a thing
Look in the eye and testify
I didn't feel a thing

Anything you say, we know you're guilty
Hands above your head, and you won't even feel me
You won't feel me

(Didn't feel a thing)

I didn't feel a thing
It didn't mean a thing
Look in the eye and testify
Didn't feel a thing

(Evidence, evidence, evidence)
(Got to test the evidence)

I didn't feel a thing
It didn't mean a thing
Look in the eye and testify
I didn't feel a thing

I didn't feel a thing
It didn't mean a thing
Look in the eye and testify
I didn't feel a thing

Overall Meaning

The song "Evidence" by Faith No More is a critique of the justice system and how evidence can be manipulated to fit a certain narrative. The lyrics are ambiguous and can be interpreted in different ways, but one interpretation is that the opening line "If you want to open the hole, just put your head down and go" refers to how people are often told to ignore inconsistencies or contradictions in evidence to ensure a conviction. The next line, "Step beside the piece of the circumstance, got to wash away the taste of evidence," suggests that the truth can be obscured or hidden by those in power.


The chorus repeats the phrase "I didn't feel a thing, it didn't mean a thing, look in the eye and testify" to emphasize how individuals can be coerced into giving false testimony or denying their own experiences. The line "Anything you say, we know you're guilty" highlights the bias that can exist within the justice system and how people can be presumed guilty before a fair trial.


Line by Line Meaning

If you want to open the hole
If you want to create an opening or opportunity,


Just put your head down and go
Just lower your head and move forward with determination.


Step beside the piece of the circumstance
Step away from the situation that is causing difficulties.


Got to wash away the taste of evidence
Need to get rid of the proof that is condemning.


Wash it away
Completely remove it.


(Evidence, evidence, evidence)


(Got to test the evidence)


I didn't feel a thing
I did not have any sensation or emotion.


It didn't mean a thing
It was insignificant or harmless.


Look in the eye and testify
Look straight into the eyes of the person and make a statement under oath.


Anything you say, we know you're guilty
Everything that is said confirms conviction of a crime or offense.


Hands above your head, and you won't even feel me
Raise your arms and surrender so there won’t be any resistance.


(Didn't feel a thing)


I didn't feel a thing
I had no feeling or reaction to the situation.


I didn't feel a thing
I remained passive and unaffected by the circumstances.


(Evidence, evidence, evidence)


(Got to test the evidence)


I didn't feel a thing
I had no physical or emotional sensation.


It didn't mean a thing
Nothing meaningful or important was established by the situation.


Look in the eye and testify
Share what you know and make a strong, honest statement.


I didn't feel a thing
I remained emotionally aloof and disengaged from everything.




Lyrics © BIG THRILLING MUSIC
Written by: Michael Andrew Bordin, Bill Gould, Michael Allen Patton, Preston Spruance

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@GamerPhilosophy

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And that is a blessing

@lootje1

Faith No More is still amazing in 2023, this is a legendary track 💪

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Based

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For those new to them, this is your favorite band's favorite band.

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@JoshReid_

But rhcp os my favourite haha

@hyperboreandesolation

How can that be?

@christinasavannah7992

@@JoshReid_ to hell with RHCP

@JoshReid_

@@christinasavannah7992 I love both. Why not be open minded and love both bands :)

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