"More Than You Are" as written by and Phil/davern Jamieson....
Were you neurotic as a child?
Did they come around and watch you're style?
Did you have plans to be a star?
Did you have plans to become more than you are?

More than you are,
More than you are,
More than you are now?

Maybe being there was far to obscene,
Swing it high or swing it low
Swing it anytime that you want to go

More than you are,
More than you are,
More than you are now?

Alright
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Alright

Were you neurotic as a child
Did they come around and watch you style
Did you have plans to be a star
Did you have plans to become more than you are?

More than you are
More than you are
More than you are now?


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"More Than You Are" as written by Phil Jamieson Pat Davern

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    General Commentthis is the best grinspoon song!
    aNyMuSiCiSgOoD4meon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah this song's (sic)
    i luuuurv it
    surfy_chicon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis was better performed live... his screams were more grungy =)
    Awesome song tho....
    thursdays_childon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh i heard this song live the other night.
    Woah it was... i cant find a word to add up to it
    Big-Mikeyon March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBest song from Grinners.
    !!**!!on April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno doubt the best grinspoon song ever, or maybe no reason both awesome,i like the live version better too, good on you grinners!!!
    ckyallianceon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsounds like it might be about people putting lots of pressure on him early in life, expecting him to do big things, but he feels like it was all a bit too much and he failed in someway.

    that, or a song to all those people in the world who had dreams of making it big as a rock star, and never had the chance.
    big timmyon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song always seemed to me to be Phil saying "did you wanna be a rockstar ? think you had potential when you were young? Well I did, and now I *am* a rockstar, and I'm better than you". Exemplified by the main bit:

    I'm more than you are
    More than you are
    More than you are now

    However that "now" at the end would be Phil's admission that he lifted himself up, and you can do the same, so make something of your life and achieve your dreams.

    However, given that it first appeared on the Green EP in 1995 (which is the best version), and no one really knew who Grinspoon was at that point, I could be wrong, as Phil proclaiming he was a rockstar at that point and that he's better than everyone would have been a little presumptious..

    Always has struck me as weird when people sing this song back to Phil at concerts.. because it seems to be Phil saying "I rule and you currently suck", for the reasons above.
    Pentecoston September 13, 2007   Link

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