Sometimes I feel like I'm falling
Fall back again, fall back again,
Fall back again, fall back again
Oh, life it seems a struggle between
What we think what we see
I'm not going to change my ways
Just to please you or appease you
Inside a crowd, five billion proud
Willing to punch it out
Right, wrong, weak, strong
Ashes to ashes all fall down
Look around about this round
About this merry-go-round around
If at all God's gaze upon us fall
His mischievous grin, look at him

Forget about the reasons and
The treasons we are seeking
Forget about the notion that
Our emotions can be swept away
Forget about being guilty,
We are innocent instead
For soon we will all find our lives swept away

Sit awhile with TV's hungry child
Big belly swelled
Oh, for a price of a coke or a smoke
Keep alive those hungy eyes
Take a look at me, what you see in me,
Mirror look at me
Face it all, face it all again

Forget about the reasons and
The treasons we are seeking
Forget about the notion that your emotions can be
Wept away, kept at bay
Forget about being guilty, i am innocent instead
For soon we will all find our lives swept away

You seek up an emotion
And our cup is overflowing
You seek up an emotion,
Sometimes your well is dry
You seek up a big monster
For him to fight your wars for you
But when he finds his way to you, the devil's not
Going--ha, ha

Say, say

Look at me in my fancy car
And my bank account
Oh, how I wish I could take it all down
Into my grave, I'd save
Take a look again, take a look again,
Take a look again
Everyday things change,...stay the same

Forget about the reasons and
The treasons we are seeking
Forget about the notion that
Your emotions can be swept away
Intentions are not wicked,
Don't be tricked into thinking so
Soon we will all find our lives swept away

You seek up an emotion
And our cup is overflowing
You seek up an emotion,
Sometimes your well is dry
You seek up a big monster
For him to fight your wars for you
But when he finds his way to you,
The devil's not going--ha, ha
Fall back again, fall back again, fall back again...



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    General Comment:Let me help you guys out here on this one. Everyone always talks about how Dave is anti-materialistic, and he does have that message in some of his songs. But come on people, find a new world!
    This song is about the apathy of the masses. How we could all ban together and make the world a little better place but we don't.
    We are willing to make a change (willing to punch it out) but we don't (The struggle between what we see and what we do). *actual lyrics*
    God is looking down at us mischievously because he sees how stupid we are. We have the means (fancy car and bank account) to help out those less fortunate but we don't give these things up (won't change my ways just to please you or appease you) because we are too stuborn to give up the comforts of our own lifestyles.
    Then we play the blame game (the reasons and the treasons we are all seeking) so that we don't have to feel bad about not doing anything about it ourselves. We seek up all these emotions but we are afraid to act on them for whateve reason (guilty about iintentions that aren't wicked).
    In the end it basically becomes, "well, I want to help but I'm too busy and attached to my own life. But I do feel bad. Isn't that enough?"
    Dave is begging the listener to seek up something beseides just emotions. Seek up action.
    GodsRevolton September 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:You guys are all dumb for not writeing about this song. Its pretty Freaking sweet if you ask me.
    rubberneck_26on April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Live at Red Rocks, my favorite song ever... and i was there.
    kapinnnon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:this is just an amazing song. by far one of my favorite dave songs... mabye 3rd fav. the most amazing version of this song is by far Live at Red Rocks. the length may be a bit scary, but time flys so fast. listen up... just listen to it
    steinbergon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:this song is so powerful, each verse addresses something new. I interpret it as a kind of wake up call to everyone sitting around in love with material things, and forgetting to live. Or for that matter ungrateful for the material things which make such a difference in all our lives. "Oh, for a price of a coke or a smoke-Keep alive those hungry eyes" Everyday we judge each other by what we have and not who we are, why cant we all just be open with one another, thanks dave.
    keyon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:The reason I love DMB so much is they always have a message. They just want the world to be a little better and they use their music to help. I, for one, find their music to be the best remedy for everything around me.

    This song is telling people to stop being so materialistic because at the end we all die and none of it really matters.
    DancingNanciesDMBon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:I can't believe that more people didn't write about this song. this is truly one of the bands best. die hard fans know it well. Its a shame that when looking at the #'s for how many people wrote about each song that only the radio hits have over 10 entries. Listen to more than the radio. Listin to the whole cd. you will see his radio stuff isnt nearly as good as the rest. Seek up is a great example of this. Its over 4 minutes long so the radio wont play it. its a shame what the music world is coming to.
    MLRLighton July 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:seek up on live at red rocks is my favorite song played live that i've ever heard from any band. as far as dmb songs go, it's second only to the dreaming tree.

    there are just so many messages in this song. i could cry when he sings so softly on red rocks, "ashes to ashes, dust to dust."
    renderon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:this song totally rocks and i agree with what everyone has says about this song. it is a shame how the radio cant put on songs more than 5 minutes on it. i find 90% of the time the best songs are over 5 minutes long. peace out ya'll
    sean7711on August 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:This song is the greatest song dave has ever made. It's all about the way eveyone conforms to society and loses sight of what life is really all about which is just having fun. People that base their lives around material things aren't really worth anything as a person. Ah, anyone who understands dave understands what I'm trying to say. Anyone who doesn't understand me isn't a big dave fan.
    Fanko311on September 11, 2002   Link

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