Elite
Deftones Lyrics


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When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control

You like attention
It proves to you you're alive
Stop parading your angles
Confused? You'll know when you're ripe

When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control

You're pregnant
With all this space
Thick with honey
But I lost my taste

You're into depression
'Cause it matches your eyes
Stop the faux to be famous
Confused? You'll know when you're ripe

When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control

You're pregnant
With all this space
Thick with Honey
But I've lost my taste

When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control

You're pregnant
With all this space
Thick with Honey
But I've lost my taste

You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe
You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control
When you're ripe




You'll bleed out of control
You'll bleed out of control

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Deftones's song Elite can be interpreted as a commentary on the obsession with fame and attention in our society. The repeated line "When you're ripe, you'll bleed out of control" suggests that there comes a point when one has had enough attention or fame, and it becomes overwhelming and destructive. The lines "You like attention/ It proves to you you're alive" and "You're into depression/ 'Cause it matches your eyes" highlight the idea that seeking attention and being famous can be a double-edged sword, leading to both validation and a sense of emptiness or despair.


The line "You're pregnant/ With all this space/ Thick with honey/ But I've lost my taste" can be interpreted as a metaphor for the excess and abundance that come with fame, but ultimately leave one feeling unsatisfied or empty. The image of being pregnant with space suggests that there is a void that needs to be filled, but even the sweetness of the honey is no longer appealing.


Overall, Elite is a critique of the culture of celebrity and the dangers of seeking fame and attention at any cost. The repeated refrain of bleeding out of control suggests that this pursuit can lead to destruction and chaos.


Line by Line Meaning

When you're ripe You'll bleed out of control You'll bleed out of control
When you have reached a certain level of maturity and emotional vulnerability, you will experience intense emotions and feel like you are losing control.


You like attention It proves to you you're alive Stop, parading your angles Confused? You'll know when you're ripe
You enjoy receiving attention from others because it reaffirms your existence and identity. However, this obsession with attention-seeking can lead to confusion and chaos, which you will eventually realize when you mature and become more self-aware.


You're pregnant With all this space Thick with honey But I've lost my taste
You feel like you are full of potential and creativity, yet you are not fulfilling that potential, causing a feeling of stagnation and dissatisfaction in yourself and others around you.


You're into depression 'Cause it matches your eyes Stop, the faux to be famous Confused? you know when you're ripe
You find yourself drawn to darkness and despair, perhaps as a way to identify with others or to feel a sense of belonging. However, you will eventually realize that this is not a sustainable or healthy way to live, and that true fulfillment comes from being authentic and honest with oneself.


You'll bleed out of control You'll bleed out of control
When you reach a certain level of emotional maturity, you will experience intense and overwhelming emotions that you will struggle to control.


You're pregnant With all this space Thick with Honey But I've lost my taste
You feel like you are full of unfulfilled potential, yet the excess of this potential makes it hard for anyone, including yourself, to appreciate it.


You'll bleed out of control You'll bleed out of control When you're ripe You'll bleed out of control You'll bleed out of control
As you mature and experience the world, you will be overwhelmed with intense and uncontrollable emotions that will push you to the limits of what you are capable of handling.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Chino Camilo Moreno, Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham, Stephen Carpenter

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on Needles & Pins

The song "Needles and Pins" by Deftones, featured on their self titled album “Deftones," is a passionate plea for the intimacy and connection between two people in a crowded yet lonely world. The lyrics express admiration and awe for the beauty and charisma of the person the singer is addressing, likening them to a "star" with an alluring presence that outshines everything around them. The use of metaphors, such as "you're pins, I'm needles" and "Put the cross between me and you," suggests the two people are meant to complement each other, fitting together like puzzle pieces.

The repetitive use of the phrase "Here we are" throughout the song serves to almost anchor the two people to each other amidst the chaos of the outside world. The lyrics also encourage the two people to "tune out" from the surrounding noise and distractions and focus solely on each other, finding solace in their shared passion for music and the "sound" they create together. Ultimately, the message is one of defiance and strength against any external forces that might try to come between them.

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