Left Alone
Without Mercy Lyrics


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Humming all day, I whistle away the nightmare
Moving from toil to toil in a daze
Unknown to backbone to gravestone
There has to be something else

Admire my scars without acknowledging the pain
These hands have clawed for water
I don’t speak I’m afraid these teeth
Afraid these teeth
Afraid these teeth might fucking tear you wide

Or even worse they might eat the fucking earth

I pray every night that they will simply fall out

I am not the same because I ignored the shame, the guilt, the pain
With that being said, I don’t want to be left for dead, just left alone

Something is holding me down

Look me in my damn eyes and try to tell me I’m great
Look me in my damn eyes and try to tell me I’m great





Fuck off

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Without Mercy's song "Left Alone" depict a sense of inner turmoil and a desire for solitude. The opening lines, "Humming all day, I whistle away the nightmare," suggest that the singer is attempting to distract themselves from a troubling or distressing situation. They seem to be going through life in a daze, moving from one task to another without much enthusiasm or purpose.


The line "Unknown to backbone to gravestone, there has to be something else" expresses a longing for something more in life, a yearning for meaning or fulfillment. The singer feels trapped and seeks an escape from their current circumstances. They carry scars, both physical and emotional, but they are not acknowledged for the pain they have endured. The verse implies that their struggles have been ignored or overlooked by others.


The following lines, "I don’t speak, I’m afraid these teeth might fucking tear you wide, or even worse they might eat the fucking earth," convey a sense of aggression or violence that the singer feels within themselves. It suggests that they have a fear of hurting others, either physically or metaphorically, and they prefer to keep their thoughts and emotions silenced. They pray for their teeth to fall out, perhaps as a way to remove this potential danger they perceive within themselves.


The chorus offers a glimpse into the singer's inner conflict. They acknowledge that they are not the same because they have ignored shame, guilt, and pain. However, they also express a desire to not be abandoned, but rather to be left alone. It suggests that the singer may be struggling with feelings of isolation or abandonment, yet at the same time, they crave solitude and independence.


The concluding lines, "Something is holding me down, Look me in my damn eyes and try to tell me I’m great, Fuck off," reveal a sense of frustration and defiance. The singer feels weighed down by something, perhaps their own internal struggles or the expectations of others. They challenge anyone who attempts to praise or reassure them, possibly because they feel it is insincere or meaningless.


Overall, "Left Alone" reflects the internal battles, longing for freedom, and conflicting emotions experienced by the singer. It delves into themes of isolation, self-doubt, and the desire for authenticity in a world that can be suffocating.


Line by Line Meaning

Humming all day, I whistle away the nightmare
Despite facing a constant state of fear and darkness, I try to distract myself by staying busy and maintaining a sense of normalcy.


Moving from toil to toil in a daze
I go through the motions of life without truly understanding or feeling present in my efforts and struggles.


Unknown to backbone to gravestone
Throughout my existence, I have been unaware of my true inner strength and mortality.


There has to be something else
I yearn for a deeper purpose or meaning in life beyond what I currently experience.


Admire my scars without acknowledging the pain
People may appreciate the visible signs of my resilience, but they fail to understand the deep emotional suffering that caused those scars.


These hands have clawed for water
I have fought desperately for something as essential and basic as survival, symbolized here by water.


I don’t speak I’m afraid these teeth
I struggle to express myself due to fear, which is represented by my teeth.


Afraid these teeth Afraid these teeth Afraid these teeth might fucking tear you wide
I fear that if I were to speak up, my words would harm or hurt others, causing emotional damage.


Or even worse they might eat the fucking earth
I worry that if I were to fully unleash my true thoughts and emotions, it would cause destruction and chaos on a larger scale.


I pray every night that they will simply fall out
Every night, I hope for relief from the burden of holding back my true voice, wishing that my fear would disappear.


I am not the same because I ignored the shame, the guilt, the pain
By suppressing and ignoring the negative emotions I feel, I have fundamentally changed as a person, losing a part of my true self in the process.


With that being said, I don’t want to be left for dead, just left alone
Despite my struggles and desire for isolation, I still yearn for connection and companionship, not abandonment.


Something is holding me down
There is an invisible force or emotional weight that is keeping me from truly being free and finding peace.


Look me in my damn eyes and try to tell me I’m great
Challenge yourself to truly see and recognize my worth and greatness by looking directly into my eyes.


Fuck off
A blunt expression of frustration or anger towards someone who fails to understand or respect my struggles.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Douglas Temple, Alexander Friis, Matthew Helie, Ryan Loewen

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