Hey, everyone. I'm new to this board my name's Jamie and this is only my second post in here. I like to interpret songs, to think of the meaning of each song I hear. What is so great about LP and some of other groups is that songs can be interpreted in a lot of ways. To me listening to LP is like listening to poetry I mean it's not exactly the same thing but the way they write down their emotions, the use they make of words, it's really poetic; People who don't love LP and say it's a group that just likes to yell are the ones that don't pay attention to the lyrics, and mostly because they don't want to. Anyways, I thought it could be interesting to try each and everyone of us to choose a song or two and just try and explain what we think it's about. For example, I'm going to try and explain what I think "Crawling" is about because it's one of my fave LP songs. So for me Crawling is about a person who is being or was the victim of sexual or physical abuse. This person is struggling to find a way to escape the feeling of helplessness and confusion that invades him. He's lost within his own mind, he doesn't know what's real or not. His mind is the only place where he can find shelter and peace but at the same time, he doesn't know how to deal with all this. He feels trapped in a way. These abuses made him feel insecure and not sure of who he is anymore. He sees himself in a mirror and doesn't his face anymore. Anyways the person is traumatized and now every time that someone he loves touches him, it reminds him of how the person who took advantaged of him did and so he takes refuge in his shelter where he feels safe but at the same time he feels lost because he doesn't how to touch or being touched by somebody without feeling a certain fear and repulsion. It's like a vicious circle it can't break out of. Well, I didn't really write above everything I wanted to say about Crawling because by rereading it I think that I what I said is really stupid. I just hope that you people won't make fun of me because my English isn't that good. I'm french so please excuse any e,glish I might have made by writing down my thoughts. And please, feel free to post your thoughts on the song, it'd be great to have someone else's opinion. By the way, I heard that Chester was sexually abused in his youth, could someone please, give more info on it. If he was sexually abused (which let's make it clear is terrible !!) , do you think Crawling is about it? Bye, Jamie.