Pink Cellphone
Deftones Lyrics


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Belief in the one true power

Can't stop the sound
Can you?
Can't stop the sound
Can't stop the sound
I can't stop you
X your eyes
Let the tape roll
Aren't you gonna get sick
'Cause that's right
Good work!
X your eyes
Let the tape roll
Belief in the one true power
Can't stop the sound
Can you?
Can't stop the sound
I can't stop you
X your eyes
Let the tape roll
Aren't you gonna get sick
'Cause that's right
Good work!
X your eyes
I'll tell you, wait

So your troubles continue to multiply and to grow in a direct result of your being misguided. Deceived. Misdirected. Or fooled. All themes are variations of the basic ego gloried wide theme in which you follow the gospel truth.

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Pursuing the wrong ideals and goals that leads you into sickness. unto.. ??.. and from this sickness sprang the belief in the one true power. (Yes.) That cure that promised to erase the symptoms that stood between you and your goal. That's seductive to hear them offer relief and comfort without disturbing the faulty system of your beliefs. (Beliefs) Belief in the one true power. (Beliefs) Forever and ever, one nation under (ego self). The father, the son, and the holy (ego self). In Jesus name. Amen.




(10 seconds silence)
Greasy filthy hand jobs in truck stop restrooms. Hot Carling? All over my chest Hot Carling? I turned hat into a verb. I hope you appreciate it. Car wing. Hot Carling Academy. It's the school where you go to learn how to butt fuck. It's In England. They don't have blowjobs there because they're uncircumcised and that is just disgusting. So they have to butt fuck. Which is also disgusting, because that extra foreskin trapped all the germs and the poop and the butt-fucking residue. It's sin. And that's why British people have bad teeth. Amen.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Deftones's song Pink Cellphone are quite cryptic and open to interpretation. However, the lines "belief in the one true power" suggest a person's misguided beliefs and illusions that lead them into sickness and a distorted view of reality. It talks about how people follow the "gospel truth" of pursuing wrong ideals and goals that promised relief and comfort without changing their faulty beliefs. The song seems to be questioning the power of beliefs and how it leads people astray from reality, keeping them trapped in a cycle of sickness and misguided choices.


The last few lines of the song take an absurd and humorous turn, talking about sexual encounters in truck stop restrooms and making fun of British people's uncircumcised penises. It could be seen as a commentary on the hypocrisy of social norms and the way people put undue importance on certain things that are ultimately irrelevant.


Line by Line Meaning

Belief in the one true power
Pursuing the wrong ideals and goals that leads you into sickness. unto.. ??.. and from this sickness sprang the belief in the one true power.


Can't stop the sound
The belief that once you have a sickness, you'll do whatever it takes to make it go away, even if it means following flawed or harmful ideologies.


Can you?
Questioning whether you can reject these harmful beliefs when others try to convince you to follow them.


Can't stop the sound
The idea that once you believe in something, it's hard to change your mind even if you want to.


I can't stop you
Feeling powerless to stop others from following harmful beliefs if they're determined to do so.


X your eyes
The belief that closing your eyes and ignoring the truth is easier than facing the reality that your beliefs are flawed or wrong.


Let the tape roll
Going along with what other people say and not questioning their beliefs or motives.


Aren't you gonna get sick
Questioning the wisdom of following harmful beliefs that may lead to sickness, both physical and mental.


'Cause that's right
The idea that following harmful beliefs sometimes feels right or comforting, even if it's actually leading you down a dangerous path.


Good work!
Sarcastic praise for following harmful beliefs or ideologies.


I'll tell you, wait
Delaying a response or decision when faced with difficult beliefs or choices.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ABE CUNNINGHAM, ABRAN CUNNINGHAM, ANNIE HARDY, ANNIE SUMMER HARDY, CHI CHENG, CHINO MORENO, CHINO CAMILO MORENO, FRANK DELGADO, STEPHEN CARPENTER

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