Not Living
Coal Chamber Lyrics


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I realize I'm dead I'm fucked in the head
I'm not living without you
My life is a game my life is a shame
I'm not living without you

My heart is a joke and my life has been choked
And I'm not living without you
My life is alone my life is alone
I'm not living without you

You're bleeding me you're bleeding me you're bleeding me
You're bleeding
I realize I;m dead I'm fucked in the head
I'm not living without you

My life is a game my life is a shame
I'm not living without you
This heart has been choked and my life is a joke
And I'm not living without you

You're bleeding me you're bleeding me you're bleeding me
You're bleeding...
You!
You've taken all from me

What I have to see
What I cannot be inside you
My love my God my love bleeding me
What's this? what's this?

I can't live
I realize I'm dead I'm fucked in the head
I'm not living without you
My life is a game my life is a shame

I'm not living without you
This heart is a joke and my life has been choked
And I'm not living without you
And my life is a game my life is a shame





I'm not living without you
You're bleeding me you're bleeding me you're bleeding me you're bleeding... you!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Coal Chamber's "Not Living" depict a persona who is struggling to exist without their loved one. They acknowledge their mental state and the impact that the loss has had on them. The persona feels emotionally wounded; they state that their heart is a joke and their life, a game and a shame. They are not ready to live without the person they keep addressing, and the lost love appears to be a wound that keeps bleeding in the persona's life. The persona is frustrated that they are misunderstood, and no one can see the extent to which they are affected by what happened. They blast it out in the final verse, "You've taken all from me, what I have to see, what I cannot be inside you, my love, my God, my love bleeding me."


Overall, the lyrics of this song express intense emotions of devastation over the loss of a loved one. The persona is sinking into depression and feels completely lost without the person they adored. Their existence has been reduced to a miserable joke, and the pain caused by the separation is ever-present, like a wound that refuses to heal.


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Line by Line Meaning

I realize I'm dead I'm fucked in the head
I've come to the understanding that I am hollow on the inside, mentally and emotionally wrecked.


I'm not living without you
The individual's survival is linked to yours, and their existence cannot be sustained without you.


My life is a game my life is a shame
Their life is pointless and full of regrets, with no significant purpose or value.


My heart is a joke and my life has been choked
Their heart is humourless and heavy, like something is eternally suffocating them.


My life is alone my life is alone
They are isolated and unaccompanied in their existence.


You're bleeding me you're bleeding me you're bleeding me
You're causing me a considerable amount of emotional pain and mental anguish.


My life is a game my life is a shame
Their life is pointless and full of regrets, with no significant purpose or value.


This heart has been choked and my life is a joke
Their heart is humourless and heavy, like something is eternally suffocating them. They feel like they're living a joke.


You've taken all from me
They feel as if you've taken everything they had, including their purpose and meaning in life.


What I have to see
The individual is unable to overlook or forget what they've witnessed or experienced.


What I cannot be inside you
The person the individual loves is everything they could never be.


My love my God my love bleeding me
The individual's passion and love for you are so intense that it is physically draining them.


I can't live
They wouldn't be able to carry on living without you.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BRADLEY JAMES FAFARA, MIGUEL RASCON, MIKE COX, RAYNA FOSS

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