"Darwin" as written by and Stephan/salazar Jenkins....
The chromosomes divide,
multiply and thrive
And the strong survive,
and the strong survive
And a spaceman fucked an ape
then cut out on the date
and now it's much too late
The space ship has escaped

We're lacking something,
something good
Is this all for nothing,
Show me the goods,
something good

The chromosomes divide,
multiply and thrive
And the strong survive
And the strong survive
And the grandson of an alien
wears his snake skin boots
And shows his reptile roots
He shows his reptile roots

We're lacking something,
something good
Is this all for nothing,
Show me the goods,
something good
Boom tick tick
and who skipped
the long play
Who skipped the record
and who amped what you say
I want to sing a song that's my own
I want to the DJ

We're lacking something,
something good
Is this all for nothing,
Show me the goods,
something good

And it's alright,
It's a long night,
a long night,
It's a long night



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"Darwin" as written by Stephan Jenkins Arion Salazar

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  • +2
    General CommentNone of this shit is about finding God, people. Stephan's an atheist, and this song, I think, is about coming to terms with that atheism, realizing that the world isn't magical, and in a way that kind of sucks, but that's just how it is.
    brokenyardon August 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"And the grandson of an alien wears his snakeskin boots
    And shows his reptile roots"

    That seems to be somewhat of a Bowie reference to me.
    Sheepmaster3000on September 01, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSurprised nobody commented on the last two minutes of the song... 18:50 there's a 2 minute ending to the song. Lyrics are kind of hard to understand, but it's pretty awesome nonetheless.
    Award13on March 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI want to be the DJ! Life is really simple but humans really like to complicate everything. Money, and economies and politics. It all comes down to happiness, you just need to ask yourself, are you happy?
    ChaosFluro24on August 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAre you sure this proves he believes in evolution? I kind of interpreted it as being a questioning of evolution. Like it is too simple or something. A feeling that there has to be something more, or a reason for life.
    Listen-upon March 19, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust like to be the nerby biology student and say he's got his evolutionism mixed up. Chromosomes multiply or replicate, THEN they divide, not the other way around.

    Wow I'm such a geek.
    carabiner86on May 11, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is saying that extra terrestrials came to earth, mated with early humans, "and the strong survive", forming who we are today.
    im taking this literally, but i honestly believe that evolution did have a huge part in life and will continue too but we jumped millions of years, a sort of blurry "gap" occured, it doesn't add up correctly according to scientists and the bones they've discovered.
    im convinced that aliens had an enormous part in making us who we are today, and i absolutely love third eye blind, so this song just makes my life happy
    lolsydneyyon May 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlolsydneyy...Bingo! I am totally with you.

    If you look up the meaning of what the third eye is, then you know what the name Third Eye Blind means as well.

    In Genesis 6, the Nephilim are spoken of, and how they procreated with the "daughters of man" on the times when they were on earth. The Ancient Sumerian texts have more records of creating "Edama" in their image using surrogate mothers with the cross breeding between their kind and the Genus Species that is known to us today as "Homo Erectus". Then they took off in their flying "Shems" and have actual artistic murals of things that look like space ships. Zecharia Sitchin may not be correct on every translation for Sumerian Sanskrit, but I believe he is spot on for most of it. It's all starting to come out on discovery channel and history channel around Christmas time about how the Angels may have been extraterrestrials...also that these angels and "God" spoke directly to mankind, and God says "man has become like one us" in genesis 4 (I think). It's all there in the old testament. I have been reading on this stuff since I was 19 and I am about to be 31 in a few days...so 12 years. Been reading on this stuff for a long time. The books Holy Blood Holy Grail and the Messianic Legacy, have had one line here and there mentioning things relating to those Sumerian gods and biblical ties with them as well as their ties with Jerusalem and the time of Jesus...and the Knights Templar and the FreeMasons as well.
    Also, the Kolbrin Bible which is another collection of stories of creation and destruction written by the Celts, talks about "Heavenman" being reborn of the "she-ape" in the Cavern of Woe.
    Homo Sapiens made an evolutionary jump of being apes to humans in 35,000 years which is an evolutionary milisecond, and they keep thinking they find the link only to find humans living simultaneously with these other humanoid primates. It's all written in history, one must be open to it's understanding. Third eye blind has been one of my favorite bands since I was in high school, and their music can never get old to me.
    MissKristiKon June 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI was reading a little bit about 3EB and it occurred to me what the ending of this song means. First off, I look back and wish S Jenkins and K Cadogan wouldn't have split up, because their best work came from these two. But Cadogan was kicked out of the band because he wouldn't agree to accept $1 Mil from the record company to come out with an EP centered around Slow Motion with lyrics.

    Boom tick tick who skipped the long play
    Cadogan skipped the EP
    who skipped the record and who amped what you say?
    Jenkins saying why is cadogan's voice more important than the rest of the band
    I want to sing a song that's my own, I want to be the DJ
    Jenkins wants control of the music-doesn't want a partnership

    So in the end Cadogan is kicked out of the band and Jenkins becomes the main creative force in the band, which sucks because they were so great with the two together.
    Jon8011on December 02, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is an expression of disenchantment with life. When you break down human existence to the smallest level, its just multiply and divide. He's wondering, "Is this all for nothing?" Theres also a satiric fantasy of the human race being created by extraterrestrials impregnating apes. The references to skipping records and skipping the long play are about an almighty being (God) who runs the discoteque of life from above. He expresses desires to create something as well, maybe thats the good thing he's lacking.
    petey3ebon April 16, 2002   Link

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