"Undertow" as written by and Maynard James/jones Keenan....
The pain is gone
The rain and storm they stumble down
The sun disguised again today
The wagon rolls, its axis bound

Another bottle cracked today
The game moves on
The people push and move so hard
Where now don't those flavors go

Answer now
Your questions move like undertow
Off to find your island now
We got pulled out by the undertow

That's the way the wind blows
Everybody's laughing
We got pulled out by the undertow
That's the way the wind blows

Too long today
We got pulled out by the undertow
That's the way the wind blows


Lyrics submitted by Golgotha

"Undertow" as written by Pernice

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Undertow song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentProbably one of the best tracks off Motel California. Whit told me in person..It went something like:

    "wagon rolls" - that's his boozing habit.
    "Another bottle" - beer
    Whit would drink right thru the night, right up until the sun rose the next day..then..

    ...I think the rest of the song is about the band itself...UKJ were flavour of the month, an then they weren't. "where now don't those flavours go"...

    An Undertow is a current that pulls both ways under the sea, thus making it very hard to get anywhere. i.e. the music biz was very hard to UKJ after their mega hit - Everything Bout You.

    "We got pulled out by the undertow
    That's the way the wind blows"

    Accepting they [the band] were overlooked..and left out in the rain [after a sunny period] also known as the limelight.
    one who waitson October 11, 2004   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain