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Disturbed - Hey You


Disturbed - Hey You - Meaning of the song


"Hey You" is a wake-up call centered on what frontman David Draiman calls "outrage addiction." Hey you, walking away You've got the wrong kind of mindset And it's helping no one Draiman believes the COVID-19 pandemic has provoked more division than unity. He reasons that the lockdown created a perfect storm of divisiveness, resulting in the hyper-intensification of intolerance for different viewpoints.

"We had isolation, we had removal from any kind of normalcy, we had people really go down the rabbit hole of social media in a big, big way.

Draiman explained:

"And if anything, it intensified the division that was already there. People really stick to their respective camps and their respective allegiances, whether it's political or religious or otherwise." "Hey You" addresses the increasing amount of "outrage addiction" he's witnessed over the last few years. He means people who take offense with anything they disagree with. They vent online and gain traction with people who feel the same way. Civil discourse has become the exception rather than the norm. "This song is speaking to that, it's speaking to the fact that we're our own worst enemy sometimes because of these little barriers we set up for ourselves."


Hey you - Lyrics


Hey you Hey you Have you had enough of it How the blind are leading the blind? Hey you Are you angered enough, do you feel confined? Are you losing your mind? Hey you Done putting up with it Inner peace isn't easy to find Hey you Are you strong enough to stop jumping in? Can we begin again, then? And when you won't let go Just keep this thought in mind The closest mirror reveals the true enemy staring back at you Hey you, walking away You've got the wrong kind of mindset And it's helping no one Hey you, throw it away You'll only grow to despise it Realize it Hey you Hey you Can you feel the effect of it? That shot keeps rotting your mind Hey you Have you woken up, do you still deny, are you comply? Hey you The world is so full of it Madness is easy to find Hey you Is it bad enough? You continue to lie Telling me you're fine with it You know you can't let go So keep this thought in mind Your greatest enemy is still alive and growing inside you Hey you, walking away You've got the wrong kind of mindset And it's helping no one Hey you, throw it away You'll only grow to despise it Realize it Hey you, walking away You've got the wrong kind of mindset And it's helping no one Hey you, throw it away You'll only grow to despise it Realize it (Hey you) There's too many of us, there's too many of us, there's too many Too many of us, there's too many of us around There's too many of us, there's too many of us, there's too many Too many of us, too many of us now There's too many of us, there's too many of us, there's too many Too many of us, there's too many of us around There's too many of us, there's too many of us, there's too many Hey you, walking away You've got the wrong kind of mindset And it's helping no one Hey you, throw it away You'll only grow to despise it Realize it Hey you, walking away You've got the wrong kind of mindset And it's helping no one Hey you, throw it away You'll only grow to despise it You know you'll grow to despise it Hey Hey you, there's too many of us around Hey you, there's too many of us around Hey you, there's too many of us around


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