"Natural Anthem" as written by and J.e. Davis....
I'll write you a song and it won't be hard to sing
It will be a natural anthem, familiar it may seem
It will rally all the workers on strike for better pay
And its chorus will resound and boost morale throughout the day

I'll write you a song and I hope that you won't mind
Because all the names and places I have taken from real life
So please don't get upset at this portrait that I paint
It may be a little biased, but at least I spelt your name right


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28

"Natural Anthem" as written by J.e. Davis

Lyrics © WASHITA MUSIC CO.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Natural Anthem song meanings
Add your thoughts

51 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General CommentThe instrumental part doesn't go on for too long, I think.
    To me, that represents the actual anthem he talks about at the end of the song. It doesn't need to have lyrics... he doesn't need to say anything, it's just pure emotion in that music.
    ketion May 03, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's a great song. But when the lyrics kick in and I'm finally getting into it, the song's ending. So even though it's like, 6 minutes long, it feels too short!
    strykerchickon December 03, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentall the postal service's songs are crazy when you are high
    blikstaon December 06, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis seems like the anthem behind all of Ben's lyrics. It's like he's describing all the songs he writes - the choruses resound, the names and places are taken from real life, and they've got his biased slant on them.

    But taken on its own, to me personally, it's a love song that goes beyond the sentiment of Brand New Colony, which is very much about being with the person alone, getting away from it all, protecting them. This is more about how that person inspires you to do some good and be a positive force.
    Gamaon December 24, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmay i comment about the last couple of lines of the song? i know a lot of people are interested in how the lyrics end in such an odd and maybe even sarcastic matter, but it's really not as odd as one might think. there is an old saying that goes, "it doesn't matter what someone says about you, as long as they spell your name right." ben is basically using that saying. he's telling the person that the song is directed towards not to be mad at anything he says because at least he spelled his/her name right. forgive me if someone else has already pointed this out, i just felt obliged to share. haha.

    great band, great song :]
    dillionaireon June 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't decide if he's writing the anthem to a single person or to the world as a whole. It seems likely that the "you" he is addressing is humanity as a whole; however, the "from real life" line confuses me. The target is difficult to pin down.
    There is no doubt that it's a song to unite everyone... some of the specifics remain confusing, though.
    capnpayneon June 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about how you shouldn't treat things badly...go home and do something useful...maybe sing a song, write a poem...let your emotions run wild...and don't get worried if you make a little mistake, life goes on.

    The 12 year old wonder
    George
    princeyamiyugi2on December 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's kind of a definition of a song. Because songs are what this is describing. Or maybe his thoughts/feelings/anticipations about what the listener of the songs he creates will think of it each time a new song is created.

    I know the introduction is amazing but to me it does seem a bit lengthy. Although, I like how in some parts of it.. you think singing will begin but then it just goes back into the music. Kind of very cool. :).

    I love the way he says "But at least I spelled your name right."

    Kind of like proving a point.
    OneSecondRegretson February 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I have taken from real life"
    I don't hear that. I hear "I have taken from your life". I'm not sure if that changes anything, or maybe I heard wrong but... It would seem more like he was talking about a specific person if those were the lyrics.
    ChicSquaredon December 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis reminds of radioheads- national anthem.. i realy like the building up of the song.. realy great album
    yourgrandmaon June 13, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain