Down With The Sickness Lyrics

down with the sickness lyrics - disturbed
down with the sickness lyrics – disturbed

Down with the Sickness by Disturbed is a seismic force in the realm of heavy rock music.

From its haunting opening riff to the explosive chorus, the song encapsulates a potent blend of raw aggression and emotional vulnerability.

Disturbed’s frontman, David Draiman, unleashes his signature primal growls and impassioned vocals.

Down With The Sickness Lyrics

Intro

Can you feel that?
Ah, shit

Ooh, wah-ah-ah-ah!
Ooh, wah-ah-ah-ah!
Oh, oh! Oh, oh!
Oh, oh!

Verse 1

Drowning deep in my sea of loathing
Broken, your servant, I kneel
(Will you give in to me?)
It seems what’s left of my human side
Is slowly changing in me
(Will you give in to me?)

Pre-Chorus

Looking at my own reflection
When, suddenly, it changes, violently, it changes
Oh, no, there is no turning back now
You’ve woken up the demon in me

Chorus

Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Open up your hate and let it flow into me
Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
You mother, get up, come on, get down with the sickness
You fucker, get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Madness is the gift that has been given to me

Verse 2

I can see inside you, the sickness is rising
Don’t try to deny what you feel
(Will you give in to me?)
It seems that all that was good has died
And is decaying in me
(Will you give in to me?)

Pre-Chorus

It seems you’re having some trouble
In dealing with these changes, living with these changes
Oh, no, the world is a scary place
Now that you’ve woken up the demon in me

Chorus

Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Open up your hate and let it flow into me
Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
You mother, get up, come on, get down with the sickness
You fucker, get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Madness is the gift that has been given to me

Bridge

And when I dream…
And when I dream…
And when I dream…
And when I dream!

Interlude

No, Mommy, don’t do it again!
Don’t do it again, I’ll be a good boy!
I’ll be a good boy, I promise!
No, Mommy, don’t hit me!
Why did you have to hit me like that, Mommy?
Don’t do it, you’re hurting me!
Why did you have to be such a bitch?
Why don’t you? Why don’t you just fuck off and die?
Why can’t you just fuck off and die?
Why can’t you just leave here and die?
Never stick your hand in my face again, bitch!
Fuck you! I don’t need this shit!
You stupid, sadistic, abusive, fucking whore!
How would you like to see how it feels, Mommy?
Here it comes, get ready to die!

Hook

Ooh, wah-ah-ah-ah!

Chorus

Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Open up your hate and let it flow into me
Get up, come on, get down with the sickness
You mother, get up, come on, get down with the sickness
You fucker, get up, come on, get down with the sickness
Madness has now come over me

Facts About Down With The Sickness Lyrics

FactDescription
Song TitleDown with the Sickness
ArtistDisturbed
AlbumThe Sickness
Release DateMarch 7, 2000
GenreAlternative metal, nu metal
Song Length4 minutes and 39 seconds
SongwritersDavid Draiman, Dan Donegan, Mike Wengren, and Steve “Fuzz” Kmak
ProducerJohnny K and Disturbed
Chart PerformancePeaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, No. 12 on the UK Rock and Metal chart
Signature ElementsGuttural vocals, heavy guitar riffs, and pounding drums
Lyrics ThemeStruggles with mental health, personal turmoil, and rebellion
CertificationsPlatinum in the United States and Canada
Cultural InfluencePopularized the band and helped define their signature sound
LegacyConsidered one of Disturbed’s most iconic and enduring songs

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