"Six Feet Under" as written by and Gwen Kanal Stefani....
In the morning I
Wake up
And in the night I sleep
Since the day I was born
Repeat, repeat, repeat
Brought to this life
Born to this life
Where was I before?
Non-existent? Not at all?
Will I ever know?

Today is my birthday
And I get one every year
And someday,
Hard to believe
But I'll be buried six feet underground

Subconsciously motivated natural instinct
Alter nature for the pleasure
Orthocycline
Flirt with conceptions
Slow the cycle
Will the baby grow?
Social tradition interference
Control, control, control

Today is my birthday
And I get one every year
And someday,
Hard to believe
But I'll be buried six feet underground

Spinning, spinning
Before I can recall
All the unknown chemicals
Control the cycle
The successive generations
From dust to dust
Burying my grandma
Give birth to my own daughter

Today is my birthday
And I get one every year
And someday,
Hard to believe
But I'll be buried six feet underground

Today is my birthday
And I get one every year
And someday,
Hard to believe
But I'll be buried six feet underground
I'll be dead and gone, no longer around
I'll be buried six feet underground


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"Six Feet Under" as written by Gwen Kanal

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    My InterpretationI think this song is just simply about realizing the whole human experience. We live we die. No one knows where we come from or where we will go. Everything we experience is ours alone, but at the same time it fits into history, into the collective of our species.

    I think it captures the helplessness of the human existence. We attempt to control the cycle. We can stop conception, delay the next generation but in the long run we will all die, just as we were all born.

    It's existential. Facing your own death. Rarely do you find a song that speaks of such things.
    SilverDreameron February 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song.. hello... does anyone care?
    holby178on September 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI listen to this song every year on my birthday. xD
    nowxisxforeveron August 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song too :D
    Tabbion April 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song! it's my wake up song. i dance around in my bra+panties to it. just a random side note there. haha oh goodness. LOVE this song.
    2late4hopeon November 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentummmm i cant believe there are only 4 comments on this song.... this song is amazing...
    rock_goddesson October 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song.

    I listen to it every year on my birthday. Heh.
    nowxisxforeveron December 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI miss ND sooo much. when gwen was writting songs that had some meaning...

    this is the shit!!!
    venushalleyon January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very similar to how I treat my birthdays. I get one every year, and it's just the same ol' same ol'. Out of all the things I can control (conception, especially- thanks, birth control!), I can't control me getting older, so I don't make a big fuss about it.

    So I also listen to this song every year, at least once, on my birthday. XD
    mercercyon August 26, 2007   Link

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