The Taste of Ink
The Used Lyrics


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Is it worth the can you even hear me
Standing with your spotlight on me
Not enough to feed the hungry
I'm tired and I felt it for awhile now
In this sea of lonely
The taste of ink is getting old
It's four o' clock in the fucking morning
Each day gets more and more like the last day
Still I can see it coming
While I'm standing in the river drowning
This could be my chance to break out
This could be my chance to say goodbye
At last it's finally over
Couldn't take this town much longer
Being half dead wasn't what I planned to be
Now I'm ready to be free

So here I am it's in my hands
And I'll savor every moment of this
So here I am alive at last
And I'll savor every moment of this

Won't you think I'm pretty
When I'm standing top the bright lit city
And I'll take your hand and pick you up
And keep you there so you can see it
As long as you're alive and care
I promise I will take you there
We'll drink and dance the night away
We'll drink and dance the night away

So here I am it's in my hands
And I'll savor every moment of this
So here I am alive at last
And I'll savor every moment of this
Savor every moment of this

As long as you're alive
Here I am
I promise I will take you there

As long as you're alive
Here I am
I promise I will take you there

Won't you think I'm pretty
When I'm standing top the bright lit city
And I'll take your hand and pick you up
And keep you there so you can see it
So long as you're alive and care
I promise I will take you there
So long as you're alive and care
I promise I will take you there

So here I am it's in my hands
And I'll savor every moment of this
So here I am alive at last
And I'll savor every moment of this




Savor every moment of this
Savor every moment of this

Overall Meaning

The Taste of Ink by The Used is a song about feeling trapped and tired of living the same day over and over again. The first verse talks about being in the spotlight but feeling unheard and unnoticed, and the taste of ink (a metaphor for being stuck in a rut) becoming old. The chorus is about taking control and breaking free from the routine, and savoring the moments of freedom that come with it. The second verse talks about the desire to leave town and start anew, promising to take someone along who cares and wants to experience life with them. The song ends with a repetition of the chorus, emphasizing the importance of enjoying each moment and living fully.


One possible interpretation of the song is that it is about the struggle to break free from societal expectations and live life on your own terms. The taste of ink could represent conformity and the pressure to conform, while the desire to break free and savor every moment highlights the importance of individuality and being true to yourself. The line about taking someone along could represent the desire for human connection and the importance of having someone to share life's experiences with.


Line by Line Meaning

Is it worth the can you even hear me
Wondering if the person listening to him values his thoughts and opinions


Standing with your spotlight on me
Feeling like all eyes are on him and under constant scrutiny


Not enough to feed the hungry
Lacking the necessary substance to satisfy his emotional appetite


I'm tired and I felt it for awhile now
Fatigued from the struggle he's been enduring for some time


In this sea of lonely
Feeling overwhelmed and isolated in a vast ocean of loneliness


The taste of ink is getting old
Tired of the same old cycle of problems and negative experiences


It's four o' clock in the fucking morning
Expressing a sense of exhaustion and frustration with the current situation


Each day gets more and more like the last day
Feeling trapped in a monotonous routine that offers no hope of change


Still I can see it coming
Anticipating and bracing for another disappointment or setback


While I'm standing in the river drowning
Feeling overwhelmed and helpless, like he's drowning in a river of despair


This could be my chance to break out
Seeing a glimmer of hope and a potential opportunity for escape from his current predicament


This could be my chance to say goodbye
Contemplating leaving behind his problems and starting fresh


At last it's finally over
Feeling relieved and almost at peace, knowing that the end is near


Couldn't take this town much longer
Feeling stifled and suffocated in a place that offers him no fulfillment or happiness


Being half dead wasn't what I planned to be
Regretting the choices that led him to his current state and feeling unfulfilled


Now I'm ready to be free
Feeling hopeful and ready to leave his past behind and start anew


So here I am it's in my hands
Having taken control of his life and feeling empowered and in charge


And I'll savor every moment of this
Feeling grateful for his newfound freedom and vowing to appreciate every moment of it


Won't you think I'm pretty
Looking for validation and acceptance from the person he's addressing


When I'm standing top the bright lit city
Imagining himself in a position of power and influence, basking in the spotlight


And I'll take your hand and pick you up
Offering comfort and support to the person he's addressing


And keep you there so you can see it
Inviting the person to experience and appreciate life's joys with him


As long as you're alive and care
Promising to always be there for the person as long as they're willing to try and care


I promise I will take you there
Committing to helping and guiding the person to a better and happier life


We'll drink and dance the night away
Savoring and enjoying life's pleasures and experiences with the person he's addressing


Savor every moment of this
Reiterating the importance of enjoying every moment of life and its experiences




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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@Feysbuk_

Is it worth it, can you even hear me?
Standing with your spotlight on me
Not enough to feed the hungry
I'm tired, and I've felt it for a while now
In this sea of lonely
The taste of ink is getting old
It's four o'clock in the fucking morning
Each day gets more and more like the last day
Still I can see it coming
While I'm standing in the river drowning
This could be my chance to break out
This could be my chance to say goodbye
At last it's finally over
Couldn't take this town much longer
Being half dead wasn't what I planned to be
Now I'm ready to be free
So here I am, it's in my hand
And I'll savor every moment of this
So here I am, alive at last
And I'll savor every moment of this
And won't you think I'm pretty
When I'm standing top the bright lit city
And I'll take your hand and pick you up
And keep you there so you can see
As long as you're alive and care
I promise I will take you there
We'll drink and dance the night away
(We'll drink and dance the night away)
Oh
So here I am, it's in my hand
And I'll savor every moment of this
So here I am, alive at last
And I'll savor every moment of this
Savor every moment of this
As long as you're alive
Here I am
I promise I will take you there
As long as you're alive
Here I am
I promise I will take you there
And won't you think I'm pretty
When I'm standing top the bright lit city
And I'll take your hand and pick you up
And keep you there so you can see it
As long as you're alive and care
I promise I will take you there
As long as you're alive and care
I promise I will take you there
So here I am, it's in my hand
And I'll savor every moment of this
So here I am, alive at last
And I'll savor every moment of this
Savor every moment of this
Savor every moment of this



All comments from YouTube:

@Pulliii

dear 15 year old me - you'll still love this song 20 years later and listen to it on a weekly basis while driving to work. ❤️

@robertcampbell5605

yep

@Mhkmkba

Same

@elewify

🥹

@heatherjeanmorris8020

Yes love it

@katiewilliams2653

Me too 14 ❤🎉😂 xx

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@pomo1697

2024 Anyone

@mezlandia

9 of us

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Yeppp

@benjamincastillo3067

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