Untrue
Coal Chamber Lyrics


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Where have you been? I've been here. waiting anticipating coping with tears.

where have you been? you've been untrue. I've seen it before and i see it

again. its quite clear now. your phone rang all night. i waited here.

waiting anticipating coping with fear. where have you been? you've been
untrue. I've seen it before and i see it again. you can't stop me you know who

i am. this justifies now just what i am. you crucify me won't lay by my side.

and now you'll need me until i die. guess what I'm dead. you've been untrue.

I've seen it before and i see it again. you can't stop me you know who i am.

thos justifies now just what i am. you crucify me won't lay by my side and now





you'll need me until i di. i'm dead.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Coal Chamber's "Untrue" describe the betrayal and heartbreak of someone whose partner has been cheating. The singer is asking their partner where they have been, and revealing that they have been waiting and anticipating their return, despite coping with tears and fear. The partner is accused of being "untrue," and the singer expresses that they have seen this behavior before.


As the song progresses, the singer becomes more assertive and vengeful, stating that their partner cannot stop them and justifying their actions. The partner is accused of crucifying the singer and not laying by their side, leading to the chilling statement that the partner will need them until the singer dies. The repetition of the phrase "I'm dead" at the end of the song further emphasizes the finality of the situation and the emotional toll that the betrayal has taken on the singer.


Overall, "Untrue" is a powerful exploration of the pain and anger that can come with infidelity in romantic relationships. The lyrics are straightforward and direct, yet convey a significant emotional weight that is accentuated by the heavy, aggressive music.


Line by Line Meaning

Where have you been? I've been here. waiting anticipating coping with tears.
The singer is asking where the other person has been, while admitting that they themselves have been waiting, anticipating, and coping with tears.


where have you been? you've been untrue. I've seen it before and i see it again. its quite clear now. your phone rang all night. i waited here.
The singer accuses the other person of being unfaithful, having seen evidence of it before, including their phone ringing all night. Despite this, the singer has waited for them.


you can't stop me you know who i am. this justifies now just what i am. you crucify me won't lay by my side. and now you'll need me until i die.
The singer asserts that the other person cannot control them and that their behavior justifies the singer's own identity. The singer also accuses the other person of not standing by their side and only needing them now that they are dead.


guess what I'm dead. you've been untrue. I've seen it before and i see it again. you can't stop me you know who i am. thos justifies now just what i am. you crucify me won't lay by my side and now you'll need me until i di. i'm dead.
The artist reveals that they are dead, suggesting that the other person's behavior caused their demise. They repeat their previous claims about the other person's infidelity and inability to control them, and conclude by noting once again that the other person will need them even though they are now deceased.




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

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