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Staind songsMost popular Staind songs (see all 99 songs)
1Outside (Live version ft. Fred Durst) lyrics3,119
2So Far Away lyrics4,643
3It's Been A While lyrics5,224
4Outside lyrics8,795
5Nutshell (Live Acoustic) lyrics
6Let it out lyrics
7Comfortably Numb (Live Acoustic) lyrics
8Trippy lyrics
9No One's Kind lyrics
10Voices In The Rain lyrics

Staind albumsMost popular Staind albums (see all 9 albums)
1Break The Cycle [2001]948
214 Shades Of Grey [2003]1,082
3The Illusion Of Progress [2008]1,466
4Chapter V [2005]1,555
5Tormented [1996]2,659
6Dysfunction [1999]2,696
7Staind [2011]2,943
8The Singles 1996-2006 [2006]4,123
9Live From Mohegan Sun [2012]


Biography
Staind is an alternative metal band formed on November 24, 1995 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. After meeting through friends and covering pop hits of the day in smalltime clubs for a year and a half, Staind self-released their debut album, Tormented, in November 1996, citing influences in brutal latin thrash metal. Until recently, the album was difficult to obtain, as only four thousand copies were originally sold. Since then, the band's official website has released the album to meet the demand from fans.

During this time, Staind played a show with Limp Bizkit. When Fred Durst saw the controversial cover of the group's self produced album; tormented, he tried to have the band kicked off the bill, but when he saw the band's live show, he changed his tone and befriended them. Durst later sang harmonies on the live version of Outside, which was recorded at a Family Values Tour concert in Biloxi, MS, in late October 1999. Durst went on to be one of the executive producers for Dysfunction and Break the Cycle. He also directed a few videos for the band later on, including It's Been Awhile.

Dysfunction

The band's big break came in October 1997 after Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst witnessed the band open up for them at a Hartford, Connecticut show, eventually signed them to his Flip record label, and co-produced their 1999 breakthrough Dysfunction with Terry Date. Although it is supposed that the band owe a lot of success to Durst, Aaron Lewis has expressed in interviews that Durst never had much of a relationship with either the singer or the band, claiming the band 'only worked on four songs with Durst and recorded the rest of the album themselves.' [4] Staind has not been associated with Durst since he directed several videos from their 2001 follow-up. Dysfunction has sold over two million copies in the U.S. alone. The album was given mediocre reviews by critics for being "indicative of the times", but a large number of the band's fans nonetheless regard it as the group's best work. The nine-track LP (with one hidden track, "Excess Baggage") produced three singles, all of which enjoyed radio play. The most well known, "Mudshovel", (which also appeared on Tormented, spelled as "Mudshuvel"), has since become a staple of the band's live shows.

Break The Cycle

Staind toured with Limp Bizkit for the Family Values Tour during the fall of 1999, where Aaron Lewis performed their first mainstream hit "Outside" (a song he was working on at the time but had not yet finished—he finished it on the fly while performing) with Fred Durst to hundreds of waving cigarette lighters, and which set them up for their smash hit 2001 album Break the Cycle, which brought them international success (it went number 1 in both the U.S. and the UK), sold more than 7 million copies, and had first week sales of over 767,000 in the U.S. alone. The album sees the band move away from the nu metal sounds of their previous album and resort to an alternative metal sound [5] which has spawned five hit singles to date, "It's Been Awhile", (which hit the Billboard Top 10) "Fade", (which has been featured on a number of movie soundtracks and television shows), "Outside", "For You", and the acoustic ballad "Epiphany", and included a track called "Waste", devoted to two teenage fans who committed suicide shortly before the album was released. The album also received mixed critical praise; Rolling Stone magazine called them "the grim genre's most song-oriented, downright sensitive band in years" [3] while New Musical Express referred to the album as "14 tracks of parent-friendly grunge-flavoured soft rock that make Creed sound like GG Allin." [4]. 'It's Been Awhile' spent a total of 16 and 14 weeks on top of the modern and mainstream rock charts, respectively, making it one of the highest joint number 1s (30 weeks) of all time.

14 Shades of Grey

In early 2003, Staind embarked on a worldwide tour to promote the release of the follow-up to Break The Cycle, 14 Shades Of Grey, which sold two million albums and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200. The fourteen-track collection was the band's most mainstream yet[6], and showed Aaron Lewis writing songs about his daughter, as well as moving on with his life and forgetting his past, hence the title representing uncertainty for the future and forgiveness. The album provided two mainstream hits: the lead single "Price to Play", and "So Far Away" (which spent 14 weeks on top of the rock chart); in addition, two other singles failed to crack the Hot 100—"How About You" and "Zoey Jane"— but "How About You" was a fairly popular song on modern rock radio. Their song "Price to Play" was the official theme song of WWE's Vengeance pay-per-view event in July 2003. As well, their song "So Far Away" was featured on an episode of WWE RAW as part of a video tribute to hardcore wrestling legend Mick Foley. The band's appearance at Reading Festival during the 2003 tour had another impromptu acoustic set, this time due to equipment failure. The singles "So Far Away" and "Price to Play" came with two unreleased tracks, "Novocaine" and "Let It Out", which were released for the special edition of the group's Chapter V, which came out in late 2005. In 2003, Staind unsuccessfully sued their logo designer Jon Stainbrook in New York Federal Court (blabbermouth.net) for attempting to re-use the logo he had sold to the band. They re-opened the case in mid-2005.

Chapter V

After extensive promotions, including an appearance on Fuse TV's 7th Avenue Drop, Staind's newest album, titled Chapter V was released on August 9, 2005, and became their third consecutive number one. The album opened to sales of 185,000 and has since been certified platinum in the U.S. The first single "Right Here" has been the biggest success from the album thus far, garnering much mainstream radio play and peaking at number 1 on the mainstream rock chart. "Falling" (the video of which does not feature the band members at all) was released as the second single, followed by "Everything Changes" and "King of All Excuses." Staind have been on the road since the album came out doing live shows and promoting it for a full year, including participating in the Fall Brawl tour with P.O.D., Taproot and Flyleaf, a solo tour across Europe and a mini-promotional tour in Australia for the first time. Recent live shows have included a cover of Pantera's This Love, a tribute to Dimebag Darrell. Staind appeared on The Howard Stern Show on August 10, 2005, to promote their new album Chapter V. They performed acoustic renditions of the single Right Here and Beetlejuice's song "This is Beetle." Their rendition of "Beetle" is immensely popular with fans and listeners alike and became a staple of the show. Staind also performed a version of "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd. Kevin Lofton, who does all the animation for the Howard Stern website, created a black-and-white animated video for the song. During a January 2006 Episode of WWE RAW, a tribute video to then WWE Champion Edge featured the band's song "Right Here". In early November 2005, Staind released the limited edition 2-CD/DVD set of Chapter V. The set included several rarities and fan favorites— music videos; a complete, 36-page booklet with exclusive artwork; an audio disc with an acoustic rendition of "This is Beetle"; the original, melodic rendition of "Reply"; the previously released B-side singles "Novocaine" and "Let It Out"; and live versions of "It's Been Awhile" and "Falling", among many others.

The Singles: 1996-2006

Staind announced that they would be performing an acoustic show in the Hiro Ballroom, New York City on September 6 and the songs played would be recorded for their upcoming "Greatest Hits" album, scheduled for a November 14 release. They played sixteen songs including three covers: Tool's Sober, Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb and Alice in Chains's Nutshell.

The title was later renamed to "The Singles" and finally "The Singles: 1996-2006". The album had most of Staind's singles (including "Everything Changes" which was recorded at the New York show), the three covers performed at the New York show and a remastered version of "Come Again", from Staind's first independent release Tormented.

It was released on November 15, 2006.

The Illusion Of Progress

On August 19, 2008, Staind released their 5th studio album (6th overall), The Illusion of Progress. A limited edition of the album was also made available to fans, which included 3 bonus tracks and a year membership in the Staind Fan Club, along with other items (the first 200 fans who pre-ordered the album through Atlantic Records received a signed copy of the album by the band). Prior to the album's release, the track "This Is It" was available for download on the iTunes store, as well as for Rock Band. The album debuted at #3 on US Billboard 200, #1 on the Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums Chart, #1 on the Top Digital Albums Chart, and also #1 on the Top Internet Albums Chart, with first week sales of 91,800 units. The first single on the album, "Believe", topped Billboard's Top 10 Modern Rock Tracks on September 05, 2008.

Not Again, the first single from Staind's self-titled seventh album was released to active radio stations on July 19, 2011 and made available for purchase on July 26, 2011.
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593 Comments
0 likes - like | 21-07-2014 15:19 Olivia_Ka 
Olivia_Ka
 
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@ song: Staind - Price To Play

I liked that Break The Cycle/14 Shades Of Grey era.
0 likes - like | 21-06-2013 02:08 Bcove10 
 
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@ song: Staind - It's Been A While

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0 likes - like | 21-06-2013 02:03 Bcove10 
 
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@ song: Staind - It's Been A While

It's been awhile
Since I couldn't
Hold my head up high

It's been some time since last using drugs

And it's been awhile
Since I first saw you

Awhile since first seeing drugs

And it's been awhile
Since I could stand
On my own two feet again

Awhile for him to get clean and now able to stand on his own feet

And it's been awhile
Since I could call you

Now clean he believe he can call an ex because its been awhile since last using drugs

And all the things I can't remember
As ****ed up as it all may seem
The consequences that are rendered
I stretch myself beyond my means

He is explaining or trying to explain to his ex which he now has called there's so much he can't remember while using drugs and it has cause negative consequences mostly saying stretched beyond my means not only meing money but being able to do drugs and be with his lover at the same time the two can only coexsists for so long.He couldnt do both anymore he was stretched beyond his mean

And it's been awhile
Since I could say
That I wasn't addicted

He still has his ex on the phone and she is actually listening this time since for the first time he is being honest.

It's been awhile
Since I could say
I loved myself as well

He is saying he has always loved her throughout his drug use but somewhere during he stopped loving himself and now clean and trying to reconnect he actually is liking what he sees in the mirror. He's getting his life back together.

And it's been awhile
Since I've gone and
****ed things up
Just like I always do

He's been able to keep his addicting in check and has actually made sure his life truely back on track before running and calling his ex. Now taking an edcauted guess based on the next lines , he is clean , made contact with his ex , and has reconnected, they are back together. He has come back to the man he use to be. He is happy.

And it's been awhile
But all that ****
Seems to disappear
When I'm with you

Now which happens to many if not most addicts who have successfully returned to the person who they, friends, family, and significant others use to know can not keep the act up. I say act because of the above lines.. If it wasn't an act, a mirage, flat out lies then everything he accomplished getting clean, life in order, ex back in life, then ill repeat the lines

And it's been awhile
But all that ****
Seems to disappear
When I'm with you

He is saying its been awhile for using drugs and now using drugs everything accomplished reguarding fixing himself, being clean ,and ex back , he referes to saying all that shit disappears when I'm with you meaning using drugs again. His clean life, holding head high, his girlfriend is just shit and he knows it all seems to disappear when he is using.


And everything I can remember
As ****ed up as it all may seem
The consequences that I've rendered
Have gone and ****ed things up again

He has relapsed and he can remember how he just gotnhisnlife back .
It's fucked up flat out fucked up . The consequences is losing his life and girlfriend again. Assuming a promise was made and it was broken. He has used and fucked everything up again.

Why must I feel this way?
Just make this go away
Just one more peaceful day

He is realizing he actually has gone and fucked things up again . He doesn't know why , wants fucking up to go away , and is basically wishing for one more peaceful day with his girlfriend before fucking up again .

It's been awhile
Since I couldn't
Look at myself straight

He has lost everything again and is using drugs again more than likly heavily

And it's been awhile
Since I said, "I'm sorry"

He's using and realizes he has been distant from his love again and hasn't said sorry for awhile. But this isn't a true sorry on his own two feet he's heavily using and sadly just saying sorry for continuing to fuck up

And it's been awhile
Since I've seen the way
The candles light your face

Many users use candles to ready there drugs. He is talking in the third person. The candles light his own face. Sadly it's the excitement he feels knowing he is about to use drugs.

And it's been awhile
But I can still remember
Just the way you taste

It's been awhile since using drugs iv. But he still remembers just the way you taste

And everything I can remember
As ****ed up
As it all may seem to be
I know it's me
I cannot blame this on my father
He did the best he could for me

He's high right now he knows everything he has ruined in his life is his own fault . He isnt blaming anyone for his drug use anymore. He knows its his fault. And truly this is actually a big step in staying clean. No longer blaming anyone but yourself

It's been awhile
Since I couldn't
Hold my head up high
And it's been awhile
Since I said, "I'm sorry"

He's using very heavily basically outnof control. Has lost all self respect. He can't hold his head up any more . Again knowing he's fucked it all up he's just saying sorry to say sorry no meaning behind it.

Okay so I've known the meaning to these lyrics for a long time and I'm tired of everyone saying its a love song only or only about drugs. The song is about addiction mostly and what it will cost you in you life. It's also about how trying to regain who you once were before drugs and actually getting it back but then giving in to the addict way. So the song is a sad love song and how addiction will take everything away. Love and drugs do not mix . Truely a great song and now you know the true story enjoy and say sorry and mean it most of us cannot
0 likes - like | 08-02-2013 05:09 shaqreia 
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@ song: Staind - Fade

I just needed someone to talk to
You were just too busy with yourself

i love that part of the song
0 likes - like | 08-02-2013 04:56 shaqreia 
shaqreia
 
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@ song: Staind - It's Been A While

its been awhile but i'm still listening in 2013 and still loving this song.
0 likes - like | 14-07-2012 14:10 Trishxxpunk69 
Trishxxpunk69
 
89 posts
@ song: Staind - Epiphany

Great song
0 likes - like | 23-06-2012 00:08 30mars 
 
614 posts
@ song: Staind - Not Again

this a great one ,, awesome
0 likes - like | 11-06-2012 05:38 Trishxxpunk69 
Trishxxpunk69
 
89 posts
@ song: Staind - Not Again

0 likes - like | 28-01-2012 19:04 goretski 
goretski
 
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@ song: Staind - Comfortably Numb (Live Acoustic)

This song was originally sung by Pink Floyd. While this version (remake) of the song is decent, I have to give it to Pink Floyd for performing it the best!!! Listen to this version, then listen to the original version by Pink Floyd. I think you will find the original version by Pink Floyd to be better. Enjoy!!!!
0 likes - like | 14-12-2011 14:35 goretski 
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@ song: Staind - Change

Be sure to listen tot the words. This is a nice song that should speak out to you. Fairly powerful message here!!!... Check it out!
0 likes - like | 12-12-2011 22:56 goretski 
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@ song: Staind - Break

Great song by a grreat group
0 likes - like | 28-11-2011 22:03 thekillingjoke 
 
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@ song: Staind - Something To Remind You

I do not mean to be rude, but it's "ever changing life" I'm sure in your comment "ever changing place" was a typo. Anyway, awesome song. My favorite on the new album. I love the fact that Staind is still putting out new stuff that blows me away. This is a top 10 Staind song imo.
0 likes - like | 24-11-2011 16:10 Gohel 
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@ song: Staind - Fade

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
0 likes - like | 22-10-2011 15:42 drycreed31 
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@ song: Staind - The Corner

really a good song with a strong lyric..
0 likes - like | 25-09-2011 21:53 gemnius 
 
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@ song: Staind - Something To Remind You

I do not mean to be rude but it is 'ever changing place', i am sure that this is just a typo. Thank you for typing the words. Staind are my favourite band in the entire world. I am seeing them two days in a row in a fortnight - I cannot wait. Staind have saved so many people from such difficult times...you know who you are and thanks to them, we are all still here.
0 likes - like | 21-04-2011 14:06 johny66 
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@ song: Staind - So Far Away

such a great song
i found about this only this week..
0 likes - like | 15-04-2011 04:09 Yohnny 
 
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@ song: Staind - Tangled Up In You

The music on this song makes you sink down in your seat a lil..
0 likes - like | 10-03-2011 20:25 rockaring 
 
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@ album: Staind - Tormented [1996]

Presentation - The cover art, that for some can seem offensive, gives you a perfect look on what the album is gonna be like. A cross laying in a muddy grave with a decapitated head bleeding over it...As offensive as it may be, the cover art depicts depression, pain and somewhat suicide.
On the back cover there is a muddy cardboard on which burned pieces of paper lay scrabbled (with the name of each song). The booklet contains further more, a bible impaled by a knife and a crucified barbie doll hanging upside down.

Hit Density - Every song on this album stands still on his own. They hit hard and deep and connect with you even from the first listen. The main highlight of this album is of course the track "Mudshuvel" which will be later featured on their second album "Dysfunction" is a new reincarnation. Every track has it's own power here so make sure you listen to all of them.

Rhythm - One of the highlights of the album! Every song is driven with heavy distorted chords, dynamic bass lines and eccentric drum playing. This album is all about power so the rhythm plays a big part in the wholeness of the album.

Melody - There's not a lot of melody you'll find here, except maybe the ending track "4 Walls". Aaron's singing is the melody on this album where the instruments focus on rhythm parts. Also, there are some neat guitar solos on here that you'll not hear from Staind until very late in their career.

Instruments - Everyone did their job I guess. Guitars are distorted as crazy. Drumming is neat and tight, some great fills during some songs and the bass is very deep and dark sounding. Everything is set perfectly for a dark sounding album.

Lyrics - Comparing to the later work of Aaron Lewis, the lyrics may sound a bit amateur. His great metaphors and pretty much non-existent on here but the lyrics emphasis more on being straight-forward, on point with the message they want to say. They don't really give you that much thinking like some of Staind's later work.

Vocal - Highlight of the album, no doubt!The vocals are filled with pain and depression and u can feel the sadness in Aaron's voice growing deeper with every song until breaking into one of the most powerful song you'll hear by Staind, "4 Walls". As far as the lyrics in the ending track are really depressing and suicidal at time, is Aaron's voice that gives you the credibility that this album is staying through to it's meaning. Amazing vocal work all over the lp.
0 likes - like | 28-07-2010 07:37 Parisssssssssss 
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@ song: Staind - So Far Away

One of the best songs I know.....
0 likes - like | 16-05-2010 02:33 SpecialK4209 
 
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@ song: Staind - So Far Away

This is the song my husband and I danced to at our wedding. It has always been special to us b/c when we started dating I was struggling with a deep depression with dangerous coping mechanisms and after years of helping me through and standing beside me I could finally say "This is the smile I've never shown before, I think I'm doin' ok." This song describes our journey so accurately it brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. When the time came to choose our wedding song we both knew immediately it was this one.
0 likes - like | 18-04-2010 22:46 rainking884 
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@ song: Staind - Tangled Up In You

there are no words to describe how much i love this song. i often play it for my girlfriend... she's my everything and the lyrics are simple yet exactly what i wanted to try to say myself...(i failed...)
0 likes - like | 13-04-2010 03:32 acid_krash 
 
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@ song: Staind - Everything Changes

awesomeeeeee!!!!! this can really make me cry.....
0 likes - like | 31-12-2009 18:47 ghnogueira 
 
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@ song: Staind - How About You

Everyone plays the hand they're dealt
And learns to walk through life themselves
Not everything in life is handed on a plate


What can I say about a song with such a chorus? It's another amazing feat by Staind!
0 likes - like | 31-12-2009 18:45 ghnogueira 
 
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@ song: Staind - Reality

Aaron Lewis excels himself in spreading out a message, while the band as a whole excels themselves in playing such a brilliant song.
0 likes - like | 14-12-2009 00:04 NemesisDarkbane 
 
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@ song: Staind - Tangled Up In You

Aaron Lewis doesn't get enough credit for being such an amazing vocalist.