On My Own
The Used Lyrics


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See all those people on the ground, wasting time
I try to hold it all inside, but just for tonight
Top of the world, sitting here wishing
The things I've become, but something is missing
Maybe I, (fuck) what do I know?

And now it seems that I have found, nothing at all
Want to hear your voice out loud, slow it down, slow it down
Without it all, I'm choking on nothing
It's clear in my head, that I'm screaming for something
Knowing nothing is better than knowing it all

On my own
On my own
On my own
On my own

On my own, yeah
On my own, yeah
Without it all, I'm choking on nothing
It's clear in my head, I'm screaming for something
Knowing nothing is better than knowing it all

On my own
On my own




On my own
On my own

Overall Meaning

The Used's song "On My Own" is a reflection on the struggles and challenges faced while trying to navigate through life. The first verse talks about how people are wasting their time with trivial things while the singer is trying to internalize his emotions. He wants to escape from his current situation and feels like something is missing, but he is unsure of what that something is. He says, "Maybe I, but what do I know?", indicating his confusion and uncertainty about his own thoughts and feelings.


In the chorus, the singer admits that he has found nothing at all and he longs to hear someone's voice, to slow things down. He feels like he is suffocating, without any direction or purpose, and screams for something to change. He realizes that, sometimes, it is better to not know anything at all than to know and feel stuck.


Line by Line Meaning

See all those people on the ground
Observing individuals wasting their time on things that don't truly matter


Wasting time
Spending time on unimportant matters


I try to hold it all inside
Attempting to suppress my emotions and thoughts


But just for tonight
But only for tonight, I'll let my emotions show


The top of the world
Feeling on top of the world


Sitting here wishing
Reflecting and longing for more


The things I've become
The person I've transformed into


That something is missing
Realizing that an important part of my life is absent


Maybe I
Perhaps it is me that is causing this emptiness in my life


But what do I know
Uncertain of whether my thoughts are accurate or not


And now it seems that I have found
Now it appears that I cannot find what I need


Nothing at all
There is nothing present


I want to hear your voice out loud
I desire to listen to your voice and feel connected


Slow it down, slow it down
Requesting to slow down and enjoy the present moment


Without it all
Without the presence of something meaningful


I'm choking on nothing
I feel stifled despite the lack of a physical hindrance


It's clear in my head
My thoughts are evident and transparent


And I'm screaming for something
I am desperate and pleading for something important


Knowing nothing is better than knowing at all
Having no knowledge is more desirable than having inaccurate knowledge


On my own [x6]
I am alone, without a solution or a support system


On my own [x4]
Still alone, despite my desperate plea for help




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

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