No Commands
Children of Bodom Lyrics


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Looking at myself in the mirror, is it me?
'Anybody there?', I ask myself, and look away
Feeling these things in my head controlling me
Hearing strange voices everywhere, calling me
An illusion!

What is happening to me, my hands are working without my will
Is there someone else inside of me, who are you?
I know I'm not dreaming, somebody touched me all the time
? And my own soul's twisting my body, feeling tortured pain ?

No commands! No more! Take orders from you no more
No commands! No more! I'm on my own, don't own me anymore
No commands! No more! Take orders from you no more
No commands! No more! I'm on my own, don't own me anymore

Evil power tried to take me, cannot be the same anymore
Gonna rip you out of myself, out of my mind
You were tortured, ? nerves fired, ? gonna rule me no more
Still I'm scared, cause I can't know, will my soul come back? Come back!

The pain!

No commands, no more, take orders from you no more
No commands, no more
No commands! No more! Take no orders from you no more
No commands! No more! I'm on my own, don't own me anymore




No commands! No more! Take no orders from you no more
No commands! No more! I'm on my own, don't own me anymore

Overall Meaning

The song "No Commands" by Children of Bodom explores the theme of rejection of control and independence in one's life. The lyrics describe a person who is struggling with their own identity and the battle that is going on inside their head. They are feeling controlled by an unknown force, hearing strange voices, and questioning their own reality. The singer is trying to break free from this control and gain independence, no longer wanting to take orders from anyone else. They want to be free of the pain and torture that they are experiencing and hope that their own soul will not be lost in the process.


This song can be interpreted as a metaphor for breaking free from societal norms and expectations, and finding one's own true identity. It also portrays the idea of overcoming fears and insecurities by taking control of one's own life. The dissonant guitar riffs and intense vocals further emphasize the inner turmoil and struggle of the singer.


Line by Line Meaning

Looking at myself in the mirror, is it me?
The singer questions their own identity as they gaze into the mirror.


'Anybody there?', I ask myself, and look away
The singer seeks reassurance that they are the only one within their own mind.


Feeling these things in my head controlling me
The singer feels as though they are being controlled by an external force within their own mind.


Hearing strange voices everywhere, calling me
The artist is haunted by phantom voices that echo throughout their mind.


An illusion!
Despite the artist's confusion, they are aware that their predicament might not be real.


What is happening to me, my hands are working without my will
The singer is experiencing a loss of control over their own body, as if it's being operated by forces beyond their understanding.


Is there someone else inside of me, who are you?
The singer wonders if there is another consciousness within their own mind, separate from their own.


I know I'm not dreaming, somebody touched me all the time
The artist is certain that their predicament is real, as they've experienced physical sensations beyond their own control.


? And my own soul's twisting my body, feeling tortured pain ?
The artist feels as though their own soul is causing them great pain and torment.


No commands! No more! Take orders from you no more
The artist asserts their independence from the external force that is controlling them.


I'm on my own, don't own me anymore
The singer takes back ownership of their own mind and body from the external force.


Evil power tried to take me, cannot be the same anymore
The artist asserts that the external force controlling them is hostile and intends them harm.


Gonna rip you out of myself, out of my mind
The singer resolves to eliminate the external force from their mind and body.


You were tortured, ? nerves fired, ? gonna rule me no more
The singer acknowledges that the external force may have endured their own suffering, but insists that it no longer exert control over them.


Still I'm scared, cause I can't know, will my soul come back? Come back!
Despite their newfound independence, the singer fears that they will never regain full control of their own body and mind.


The pain!
The artist is tormented by the pain and suffering they've experienced throughout their ordeal.




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