"Go With The Flow" as written by Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri....
She said "I'll throw myself away,
They're just photos after all"
I can't make you hang around.
I can't wash you off my skin.
Outside the frame, is what we're leaving out
You won't remember anyway
I can go with the flow
But don't say it doesn't matter anymore
I can go with the flow
Do you believe it in your head?
It's so safe to play along
Little soldiers in a row
Falling in and out of love
With something sweet to throw away.
But I want something good to die for
To make it beautiful to live.
I want a new mistake, lose is more than hesitate.
Do you believe it in your head?
I can go with the flow
But don't say it doesn't matter anymore
I can go with the flow
Do you believe it in your head?

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"Go With the Flow" as written by Josh/oliveri Homme

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  • +11
    Song MeaningIt’s about a guy who is in love with a lady that has been emotionally damaged in the past and now she dates people for a short while. When things start to get more serious in the relationship, she’s out the door and into another relationship leaving behind a broken heart. She leaves emotionlessly and he says he will go with the flow and let her leave without a fighting for her but just don’t say what they had wasn’t special.
    The lines “She said I’ll throw myself away, There just photos after all ,I can’t make you hang around, I can’t wash you off my skin, Outside the frame, is what we’re leaving out” is referencing when she takes him out sight, he no longer exist to her but he still has feelings for her and they don’t wash away. What’s outside of those pictures is what she’s forgetting.

    The second verse makes me wonder if they are both the victims of emotionally damaged relationships. The first meaning. The second set of lines is the game she is playing. “It’s so safe to play along, Little soldiers in a row, Falling in and out of love, Something sweet to throw away” It describes her game. Little soldiers are the future guys who will date her just to have the same thing happen. “I want something good to die for, To make it beautiful to live” He wants a real relationship with someone with reciprocating feelings.

    “I want a new mistake, to lose is more than to hesitate” Interesting twist on words here but I believe he want another relationship even if he loses the next one also. To lose love is better than to hesitate and not have love. The second meaning could also mean he may be as damaged and he always finds women like this and he reacts the same way in every relationship. Thinking of it this way could also change the second verse of lines saying it’s basically his game and he constantly finds women who are emotionally unavailable. The soldiers are the women he will date just to be constantly rejected.
    Either way, it’s about emotionally damaged people who go through fucked up relationships. Great rock song with an awesome vid.
    jonjon5124on February 20, 2012   Link
  • +6
    General Comment"I want a new mistake, lose is more than hesitate."

    the whole songmeaning here it´s condensed on this particular line. I don´t know how it´s hard for some people to
    understand the meaning of it. To lose is more than hesitate cause if you lost something, it means that you DID something, you TRIED, of course.
    TO hESITATE is NOT doing, NOT trying...therefore lose is MUCH more than hesitate.

    this line, this idea, is my motto.
    BrazilianFanon September 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"She said "i'll throw myself away,
    They're just photos after all"

    I think the photos mentioned are pornographic pictures the girl decided to take.
    LPgurlon April 26, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou know what's funny? You don't need the video to realize what the songs about. Fucking is it.
    hellyesgoddamniton May 01, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"But I want something good to die for
    To make it beautiful to live."

    Agh so simple yet so true.
    Lucy_Furon May 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti am almost 100% sure that this song is about overcoming a porn addiction with the help of a very close gf or wife who deeply cares, that song hits me like a punch in the stomach cause i can relate to josh homme wow i just realized i have the same initials as my favorite musician ever...anyways peace
    johnwh92on October 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you play this song backwards, like not on a record, but download FL studio, then set the recording to reverse, it sounds like Josh is speaking in spanish...
    and the song actually sounds really cool too.
    Jefferson719on June 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the title of the song explains what is about, is about just letting things happens and not taking any chances in a relationship because we are confortable
    destinationnowhereon September 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it means that it's not as hard as you may think to get over something or someone. Mind over matter. If you really want to get over it, you will.
    femmesofrussiaon March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it seems like someone trying to explain to an ex how they feel. The ex has said "I'm outta here, this doesn't matter, what we had wasn't anything", and the person is trying to convince them otherwise. Go with the flow, I can deal with you leaving, but don't say it doesn't matter to you, do you believe it in your head?
    Mjbon March 27, 2003   Link

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