Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
Crude or Profane Language
Drug and Alcohol Content
Other Negative Elements
Vocalist Shaun Morgan condemns a shallow, aging starlet for selling out to Botox and surgery to remain attractive ("Fallen"). "Fake It" implies that trading one's soul for success is destructive, while a man is determined to outlast troubles on "Rise Above This." The singer cries, "Jesus, save me. I'm weak" after describing a painful, apparently hopeless situation ("Eyes of the Devil").
Repeatedly telling a vain person he or she is "No Jesus Christ" indirectly testifies to Christ's perfection, but that cut speaks of suicide ("Put the gun in my mouth and pull the trigger"). Multiple f-words infect the morbidly grim breakup song "Like Suicide," as well as "FMLYHM," a foul blend of sex and rage (the title is an acronym for F--- Me Like You Hate Me). That expletive appears again on "Fake It," which also misuses God's name while angrily confronting a hypocrite. "Walk Away From the Sun" may be metaphorical, but it finds a heartbroken man ready to unleash violence on others ("I could bleed for a smile, could die for a gun/Walk away from the sun and kill everyone"). Hopelessness and despair haunt "Eyes of the Devil," "Six Gun Quota," "Waste" and "Don't Believe."
The emphasis here is more on the Negative Spaces than the Beauty. Misery. Pain. Suicide. Sonically similar to Staind and 3 Doors Down, Seether sums up its view of life and death in the lyric "It feels so good to be numb/I hate what I've become."