Something Told Me
Coal Chamber Lyrics


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Something told me to tell you
Not to tell me what to do
I am what I fucking am
Many have tried to change this man
Life's always been an uphill fight
Some things I do you may not like
Life's always been an uphill fight
Some things I do you may not like

Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me

Why do you do the shit you do?
I'm doing just what I do
No, not what I want to do
But what I've got to do, we're through
Life's always been uphill fight
Some things I do you may not like
Life's always been uphill fight
Some things I do you may not like

Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me

Something told me to tell you
Not to tell me what to do
I am what I fucking am
Many have tried to change this man
Life's always been uphill fight
Some things I do you may not like
Life's always been uphill fight
Some things I do you may not like

Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me

I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of this shit, motherfucker
I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of your shit

I'm out of my mind and you're driving me crazy

I'm out of my mind and you're driving me crazy

I'm out of my mind and you're driving me crazy

I'm out of my mind and you're driving me crazy

Don't give into me
Don't give into me
Don't give into me
Don't give into me

It's not the same, it's not the same
Some things are not the same anymore

Something told me to tell you
Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me




Something told me to tell you
Don't give into me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Something Told Me" by Coal Chamber convey a sense of frustration and rebellion against conformity. The first verse sets the tone with the singer asserting his individuality and resistance to being controlled by others. He acknowledges that his choices may not be liked by others but also insists that he cannot be changed. The chorus, repeated multiple times throughout the song, is a plea to the person listening to not give in to the singer's demands, suggesting that he is aware of his own intensity and potential for causing trouble. The second and final verse echoes the same sentiments with a focus on the personal relationship between the singer and the listener, as he warns against trying to control him.


The repeated refrain of "Don't give into me" suggests a tension between the singer's desire for independence and his need for others to stand up to him and resist his influence. Despite his insistence on being himself, he recognizes the destructive potential of his actions and seems to be struggling with the consequences of his behavior. The repeated phrases at the end of the song, "I'm sick of this shit" and "I'm out of my mind and you're driving me crazy," reinforce this sense of struggle and inner turmoil.


Overall, "Something Told Me" is a song about personal agency and the conflict between individual desire and societal expectations. The singer is asserting his own identity and resisting any attempts to control or change him, even as he struggles with the potential consequences of his actions.


Line by Line Meaning

Something told me to tell you
My intuition urged me to speak to you


Not to tell me what to do
Don't try to control me or influence my actions


I am what I fucking am
I am who I am, unapologetically


Many have tried to change this man
People have attempted to alter my persona in the past


Life's always been an uphill fight
Life has always been a struggle for me


Some things I do you may not like
My actions may not always align with your preferences


Don't give into me
Don't let me have my way or control the situation


Why do you do the shit you do?
I question your motives


I'm doing just what I do
I am simply being myself


No, not what I want to do
My actions may not align with my personal desires


But what I've got to do, we're through
I must do what is necessary, and our relationship may end as a result


I'm sick of this shit, motherfucker
I'm fed up with the situation and your behavior


I'm out of my mind and you're driving me crazy
You are pushing me to my limits and causing me distress


It's not the same, it's not the same
Things have changed and are no longer as they once were




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@erinnmoore9710

Some thing told me to tell you
Not to tell me what you do
I am what I fuckin' am
Many have tried to change this man
Life's always been an uphill fight
Some things I do you may not like
Life's always bee an uphill fight
Some thing I do you may like
Something told me to tell you
Don't give it to me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give it to me
Why do you do the shit that you do?
I'm doing just what I do
No, not what I want to do
But what I've got to to do we're through
Life's always been an uphill fight
Something I do you may not like
Life's always been an uphill fight
Something I do you may not like
Something told me to tell you
Don't give it to me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give it to me
Some thing told me to tell you
Not to tell me what you do
I am what I fuckin' am
Many have tried to change this man
Life's always been an uphill fight
Some things I do you may not like
Life's always bee an uphill fight
Some thing I do you may like
Something told me to tell you
Don't give it to me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give it to me
I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of this shit, motherfucker!
I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of this shit
I'm out of my mind 
And you're driving me crazy
Don't give it to me
Don't give it to me
Don't give it to me
Don't give it to me
It's not the same, it's not same
Some things are not that same anymore
Something told me to tell you
Don't give it to me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give it to me



@Leftyotism

Something told me to tell you
Not to tell me what to do
I am what I fuckin' am
Many have tried to change this man
Life's always been an uphill fight
Some things I do, you may not like
Life's always been enough to find
Some things I do, you may not like

Something told me to tell you
Don't give in to me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give in to me

Why do you do the shit you do?
I'm doing just what I do
No, not what I want to do
But what I've got to do, we're through
Life's always been an uphill fight
Some things I do, you may not like
Life's always been an uphill fight
Some things I do, you may not like

Something told me to tell you
Don't give in to me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give in to me


Something told me to tell you
Not to tell me what to do
I am what I fuckin' am
Many have tried to change this man
Life's always been an uphill fight
Some things I do, you may not like
Life's always been an uphill fight
Some things I do, you may not like

Something told me to tell you
Don't give in to me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give in to me

I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of this shit, motherfucker
I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of this shit
I'm sick of your shit

I'm out of my mind and you're driving me crazy

Don't give in to me
Don't give in to me
Don't give in to me
Don't give in to me


It's not the same, it's not the same
Some things are not the same anymore

Something told me to tell you
Don't give in to me
Something told me to tell you
Don't give in to me



All comments from YouTube:

@mikewatkinson1996

Bought this album when it came out. I was an angsty teen. Still angsty. Angst brought me here.

@Heropsychodream

You are what you fucking are, right?

@fierceplank8282

Weren't we all. I bought their st album as an angsty teen, Sway was pretty much the anthem of my early teens.

Coal Chamber gets shit on a lot in 'nu metal discussions,' but tbh imo they're one of the less cringy bands from that era. Some of their songs I can still actually get into - whereas, shit like disturbed for example, all I ever hear in the back of my mind when I hear their shit is 'no mommy don't hit me again,' or whatever the fuck that lyric was. Conversely, when I listen to Korn's st I always sing along 'I'M A FAGET' and still feel hardcore, lmao. Weird.

@jimthar17

Personally I think this is their best album. Shame they broke up right after it.

@orel402

Yes its absoulotly sound at the first seconds like korn-Im here cause of resident evil,This movie has a sick soundtrack

@brandonmatthews2845

something told me to tell you this  is awesome .

@toddlabonte9718

Something told me to tell you that you're right.

@javaboyz3729

Something told me to tell you im loco

@Bubba__Sawyer

One of my absolute favorite songs from my high school days (early 2000s)

@MrParkerman6

It's still early 2000s, dumbass.

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