Buried Myself Alive
The Used Lyrics


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You almost always pick the best times to drop the worst lines
You almost made me cry again this time
Another false alarm, red flashing lights
Well, this time I'm not going to watch myself die

I think I made it a game to play your game and let myself cry
Buried myself alive on the inside, so I could shut you out
And let you go away for a long time, God

I guess it's okay, I puked the day away
I guess it's better you trapped yourself in your own way
And if you want me back, you're gonna have to ask

I think the chain broke away and I felt it the day
That I had my own time
I took advantage of myself and felt fine
But it was worth the night I caught an early flight
And I made it home

I guess it's okay I puked the day away
I guess it's better you trapped yourself in your own way
And if you want me back, you're gonna have to ask
Nicer than that, nicer than that

With my foot on your neck, I finally have you
Right where I want you, right where I want you
Right where I want you, right where I want you

I guess it's okay I puked the day away
I guess it's better you trapped yourself in your own way
And if you want me back, you're gonna have to ask
Nicer than that (I guess it's okay I puked the day away)
Nicer than that (I guess it's better you trapped yourself in your own way)




And if you want me back, you're gonna have to ask
Nicer than that, nicer, nicer

Overall Meaning

than that


The lyrics of The Used's song "Buried Myself Alive" explores the emotions of someone who has been hurt repeatedly by another person's words and actions. The opening line of the song, "You almost always pick the best times to drop the worst lines," depicts the singer's frustration with the other person's ability to hurt them. They are tired of being deceived and hurt, and they are determined to stop the cycle by shutting themselves off from the other person.


Throughout the song, the singer describes how they have buried themselves alive on the inside to shut the other person out. They have become numb to their own emotions so that they don't have to feel the pain of being hurt repeatedly. However, they also recognize that this way of coping is not healthy and that they need to confront their feelings and let the other person go.


The line "With my foot on your neck, I finally have you right where I want you" suggests that the singer has gained some power over the other person, but they ultimately realize that they don't want to hold onto that power. The song ends with the line "And if you want me back, you're gonna have to ask nicer than that," indicating that the singer is open to forgiving the other person but only on their own terms and with the respect they deserve.


Line by Line Meaning

You almost always pick the best times to drop the worst lines
You tend to choose the moments when I'm most vulnerable to say something hurtful.


You almost made me cry again this time, another false alarm
You almost made me cry like you have in the past, but this time I refuse to let your words affect me.


Red flashing lights, well this time I'm not going to watch myself die
I won't let myself continue to be hurt by you, even if it means ending our relationship.


I think I made it a game to play your game and let myself cry
I've been playing along with your emotional manipulation, allowing myself to succumb to your tactics and feel the pain you inflict.


I buried myself alive on the inside, so I could shut you out and let you go away for a long time
I've deliberately closed myself off emotionally to protect myself from your actions and give myself space from our relationship.


I guess it's okay I puked the day away, I guess it's better you trapped yourself in your own way
I don't regret the ways I've coped with our problems, because it's better than the unhealthy ways you've been dealing with them.


And if you want me back, you're gonna have to ask. Nicer than that. Nicer than that.
If you want reconciliation, you're going to have to make amends and treat me with respect and kindness.


With my foot on your neck, I finally have you right where I want you. Right where I want you. Right where I want you. Right where I want you.
I've gained the upper hand and have power over you now, and it's satisfying to finally be in control of the situation.




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Written by: Quinn Allman, Jeph Howard, Robert McCracken, Branden Steineckert

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