Take It Away
The Used Lyrics


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I'm lying to myself
And this dagger is my excuse
I'm a pawn
I should have paid up
And I left an hour late
I was laid up

I must abuse myself
I'm against all that I've made up
Set in stone the sun will come
And I hate light
You know I hate light
To me it looks so pretty burning

Burn the sun
Burn the light
Take take take take take take it away
Take my hand
Take my life
Take take take take take take it away

I must have caught something
In the heat of all these dances
I'm a worm with no more chances
And I've lost all doubt
In a chemical romance

I can't stop itching
Over thoughts of tarnished hope
Kinda funny
Lonely feeling
I'm not in love
You know it's not love
Don't make it look so pretty burning

Burn the sun
Burn the light
Take take take take take take it away
Take my hand
Take my life
Take take take take take take it away

Burn the sun
Burn the light
Take take take take take take it away
Take my hand
Take my life
Take take take take take take it away

Brothers and sisters
I'm right here with you
Cause everyone's got one
A story to to kill me
I'm so apathetic in my resentment
Living, loving, knowing not

Take my hand(x8)
Take my life
Take my heart take my mind
Take my life take my life

Burn the sun burn the light
Take take take take take take it away
Take my hand take my life
Take take take take take take it away
Burn the sun burn the light
Take take take take take take it away
Take my hand take my life




Take my life
Take my life

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of The Used's song Take It Away suggest a struggle with self-destructive tendencies and a life filled with regret. The singer is using a dagger as an excuse for lying to himself and he recognizes that he is merely a pawn. It seems that he owes a debt, and he has missed his chance to pay up, which he says is his fault. He also mentions losing track of time and being laid up, which suggests that he has made some poor choices.


The singer then describes himself as an abuser and is against all that he has created. He compares life to something set in stone, but he hates the light and wishes that it would burn. He repeats the phrase "take it away" several times, which could be interpreted as a desire to have his mistakes and pain removed. He then talks about catching something and being a worm with no more chances. He has a chemical romance and is itching with thoughts of tarnished hope. He is lonely and feeling a bit funny, and says he is not in love.


The lyrics seem to suggest that the singer is struggling with addiction, among other issues. He is apathetic and resentful, but he recognizes that everyone has a story that could "kill" him, implying that everyone has their own struggles. Overall, the song seems to be about a person battling personal demons and seeking a way out.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm lying to myself
I'm not being honest with myself


And this dagger is my excuse
I use pain as an excuse to cause harm to myself


I'm a pawn
I'm being controlled by external forces


I should have paid up
I owe something to someone


And I left an hour late
I missed an opportunity


I was laid up
I was injured


I must abuse myself
I inflict pain onto myself


I'm against all that I've made up
I'm at odds with my own decisions


Set in stone the sun will come
The future is inevitable


And I hate light
I hate positivity


You know I hate light
It's well known that I dislike positivity


To me it looks so pretty burning
I find enjoyment in destruction


Burn the sun
Destroy positivity


Burn the light
Destroy hope


Take take take take take take it away
Remove all positivity from my life


Take my hand
Take control of me


Take my life
Take my existence


I must have caught something
I contracted a disease or negative mindset


In the heat of all these dances
In the midst of all these activities


I'm a worm with no more chances
I'm a lowly being with no more opportunities


And I've lost all doubt
I'm completely sure of something


In a chemical romance
In a superficial love affair


I can't stop itching
I can't get rid of negative thoughts


Over thoughts of tarnished hope
Over negative thoughts of lost potential


Kinda funny
It's ironic


Lonely feeling
Sad and isolated emotions


I'm not in love
I don't have romantic feelings


You know it's not love
It's a well-known fact that it's not real love


Don't make it look so pretty burning
Don't glorify destruction


Brothers and sisters
Fellow humans


I'm right here with you
I'm here with you in this struggle


Cause everyone's got one
Because everyone has a story


A story to to kill me
A story that brings me down


I'm so apathetic in my resentment
I'm indifferent towards my negative feelings


Living, loving, knowing not
Existing, caring, without understanding


Take my hand(x8)
Repeatedly request for aid


Take my life
Take away my existence


Take my heart take my mind
Take control of my emotions and thoughts




Lyrics © SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP
Written by: BRANDEN STEINECKERT, JEPH HOWARD, QUINN ALLMAN, ROBERT MCCRACKEN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@matildeloherrera5694

I'm lying to myself
And this dagger is my excuse
I'm a pawn
I should have paid up
And I left an hour late
I was laid up

I must abuse myself
I'm against all that I've made up
Set in stone the sun will come
And I hate light
You know I hate light
To me it looks so pretty burning

Burn the sun
Burn the light
Take take take take take take it away
Take my hand
Take my life
Take take take take take take it away

I must have caught something
In the heat of all these dances
I'm a worm with no more chances
And I've lost all doubt
In a chemical romance

I can't stop itching
Over thoughts of tarnished hope
Kinda funny
Lonely feeling
I'm not in love
You know it's not love
Don't make it look so pretty burning

Burn the sun
Burn the light
Take take take take take take it away
Take my hand
Take my life
Take take take take take take it away

Burn the sun
Burn the light
Take take take take take take it away
Take my hand
Take my life
Take take take take take take it away

Brothers and sisters
I'm right here with you
Cause everyone's got one
A story to to kill me
I'm so apathetic in my resentment
Living, loving, knowing not

Take my hand(x8)
Take my life
Take my heart take my mind
Take my life take my life

Burn the sun burn the light
Take take take take take take it away
Take my hand take my life
Take take take take take take it away
Burn the sun burn the light
Take take take take take take it away
Take my hand take my life
Take my life
Take my life



All comments from YouTube:

@damo8791

you know you're getting old when your favorite songs are in a max of 480p

@beezybeez4207

This is so good but you must hear “Whispering Wolf” or “The Wave” by SLT 🤘🔥🤘

@levilively8643

Hahaha truth!

@Richard87H

Elder Emo of 36 years, just checking in for 2022!! 🖤 💚

@oopseedaisies6926

LOL 😆

@hells_shells

2024 🎉

@x-Clover-x

It was a magical time wasn't it?

@LyaJen

"in a chemical romance" *Falls on the ground sobs and twitches*

@finnainsley9088

I like how Bert is climbing on top of tables screaming and this dude is just sitting there eating a sandwich

@Richard87H

->apathy

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