"Directions" as written by and Michael Richard/watkins Lewis....
Don't like the direction you are going to
Seems to lack the attention that it used to
You stay out all night and get high with your friends
Wonder why you don't get one thing done in the end
Don't like the direction you are going to

Don't like the direction you have come to
Now it has the attention that it used to
Stay home all night with the tv and wife
Comfortable life ain't all it's cracked up to be
Don't like the direction you have come to

And it's easy to get caught
And the weight of the world
It's falling on your face
So unsure that you would

Don't like the direction you are going to
Seems to lack the attention that it used to
You stay out all night and get high with your friends
Wonder why you don't get one thing done in the end
Don't like the direction you are going to

And it's easy to get caught
And the weight of the world
It's falling on your face
So unsure that you would

Don't like the direction you are going to
Seems to lack the attention that it used to
You stay out all night and get high with your friends
Wonder why you don't get one thing done in the end
Don't like the direction you are going to


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"Directions" as written by Lee Gaze Ian Watkins

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    General Commentthe first part of the song is about growing up and out of an adolescent, immature phase, just to feel like you need to grow out of another phase, adult life, which didn't feel at all like he expected. i think it's about trying to balance out a life of fun and immaturity with the expectations that come with being an adult, instead of subscribing to one of the two extremes.
    playgroundloveon June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStraight forward message in this song. If you don't like the direction you are going to then change it. But the simple message hilights the problem of not knowing what you want in life. The first verse is about the unhappiness of living life from one drunken or high night to the next, and wanting some a steady life. In the second verse the steady life is found but there is a longing for the simple days of old. Sometimes the life you think you want isn't what you thought it would be.
    tubesockson May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song from the vanilla sky soundtrack....
    Cherriepieon June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Sometimes the life you think you want isn't what you thought it would be." Well put tubesocks. Simple but to the point. Never been quite able to decipher if he's atlking about himself in third person or someone knows.

    Mart
    martinbankson January 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song from the movie...looking at the meaning of the song it applys to the story of the movie, but if you dont see that life isnt movin in a positive direction..change it. Great song....
    4everMyValentineon January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes. Definitely fits vanilla sky very well. It's about someone who would rather mess around, and put the future off till tomorrow, and get high and settle for an ordinary life, but deep down he knows he's letting go of his dreams and doesn't like what's happening to him, but can't change his ways.
    Occams_Harmonyon November 30, 2006   Link

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