Destroyed
Within Temptation Lyrics


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I did my best to please you
But my best was never good enough
Somehow you're only able to see
All I am not

Did you ever look behind?
Aren't you afraid of the pieces you'll find?
I have failed you
But you have failed me too

It's so easy to destroy and condemn
The ones you do not understand
Do you ever wonder if it's justified?

It's so easy to destroy and condemn
The ones you do not understand
In your life, why didn't you ever try?

I close my eyes as I walk the thin line
Between love and hate
For the person with the same blood
In his veins

You show no regrets
About all the things you did or said
I have failed you
But believe me you failed me too

It's so easy to destroy and condemn
The ones you do not understand
Do you ever wonder if it's justified?

It's so easy to destroy and condemn
The ones you do not understand
In your life, why didn't you ever try?

It's so easy to destroy and condemn
The ones you do not understand
Do you ever wonder if it's justified?

It's so easy to destroy and condemn




The ones you do not understand
Do you ever wonder if it's justified?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Within Temptation's song "Destroyed" appear to touch on themes of disappointment, failure, and misunderstanding in a relationship. The singer of the song seems to be addressing someone significant in their life, expressing their feelings of inadequacy and hurt. The first verse talks about how the singer tried their best to please this person but always fell short of their expectations. They feel that the other person only sees their flaws and shortcomings, rather than their efforts and positive qualities. The chorus is repeated twice throughout the song and underscores the central message of the lyrics: it's easy to destroy and condemn those we don't understand, but we should try to understand before we judge.


The second verse delves deeper into the relationship's issues, challenging the other person to examine what they might find if they look beyond the skewed perception they hold of the singer. The third verse reveals that the two parties share a familial connection "with the same blood in his veins," implying that the relationship is perhaps a parent-child or sibling bond. The singer expresses the conflict they experience, walking a "thin line between love and hate" as they struggle to reconcile their feelings toward the other person's actions. The final chorus repeats the earlier lines, encouraging the listener to consider whether it's justified to condemn without understanding, and why they never tried to empathize with the other person's perspective.


Line by Line Meaning

I did my best to please you
I gave everything I have to make you happy


But my best was never good enough
You never appreciated my efforts


Somehow you're only able to see
You only notice my flaws and imperfections


All I am not
You don't see the good things in me


Did you ever look behind?
Have you ever tried to understand me?


Aren't you afraid of the pieces you'll find?
Aren't you scared of discovering my pain and suffering?


I have failed you
I let you down


But you have failed me too
You didn't support me when I needed you


It's so easy to destroy and condemn
It's effortless to tear someone apart and judge them


The ones you do not understand
The people you don't take the time to comprehend


Do you ever wonder if it's justified?
Have you ever considered if your actions are reasonable?


In your life, why didn't you ever try?
Why didn't you make an effort to understand someone in your life?


I close my eyes as I walk the thin line
I'm struggling to balance my emotions


Between love and hate
Between feeling affection and anger


For the person with the same blood
Towards a family member


In his veins
Who shares the same bloodline


You show no regrets
You don't feel sorry for what you've done


About all the things you did or said
For all the hurtful actions and words you've used


Do you ever wonder if it's justified?
Have you considered if your actions are right?


It's so easy to destroy and condemn
It's effortless to tear someone apart and judge them


The ones you do not understand
The people you don't take the time to comprehend


In your life, why didn't you ever try?
Why didn't you make an effort to understand someone in your life?


It's so easy to destroy and condemn
It's effortless to tear someone apart and judge them


The ones you do not understand
The people you don't take the time to comprehend


Do you ever wonder if it's justified?
Have you ever considered if your actions are reasonable?




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: SHARON J. DEN ADEL, ROBERT WESTERHOLT

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Deb Daigle

This song describes perfectly a co-dependent relationship I had with my former best friend. I tried SO hard to be the exact kind of friend she wanted me to be - taking responsibility for everything that had ever gone wrong in our friendship. But at the end of the day, I realized that SHE had failed ME every bit as much as she always indicated that I'd failed her. In many ways, she was just a classic "mean girl" to me...even in adulthood. I am happy and relieved not to have her in my life any longer.

Nicolaevna Morthel

For me, this is one of their bestest epic song ever! and yet it's odd that they have not performed this live (correct me if i'm wrong) I wonder why

Sara Olo

you know what? it's such a pity that they don't show off this song at all...not even in one live??? and it's one of the best of WT...what can I say...

Zee

This song is still one of my most played songs ever on my itunes back it used count! What a master piece! <3

Zee

This song is extremely touching! one of their best singles!!! In love with it! (:

delivermypain

I know some people who find it very easy to destory and condemn me and I'm telling you, it's not justified and they certainly failed me! The lyrics suddenly have a much deeper meaning now that they've got to do with me. I only know understand from how many ways this can come from. 5/5 and favorite thanks for the lyrics

Primotef

It pains me to say that this is as relevant as ever. Don't let fear destroy you from the inside, because it will make you destroy.

SonandDad Barks

It's one of two bonus tracks off the "Silent Force" album along with Jane Doe, and by God they are a real bonus, great tracks!

wafflecakepans

EXCUSE ME SIR, I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER HOW AWESOME THIS SONG IS

Siren369x Star

Amazing song💫

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