"Gravity" as written by and Maynard James/van Leeuwen Keenan....
Lost again
Broken and weary
Unable to find my way
Tail in hand
Dizzy and clearly unable to
Just let this go

I am surrendering to the gravity and the unknown
Catch me, heal me, lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live

I fell again
Like a baby unable to stand on my own
Tail in hand
Dizzy and clearly unable to just let this go

High and surrendering to the gravity and the unknown
Catch me, heal me, lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live, I choose to live, I choose to live
Catch me, heal me, lift me back up to the sun
Help me survive the bottom

Calm these hands before they
Snare another pill and
Drive another nail down another needy hole
Please release me

I am surrendering to the gravity and the unknown
Catch me, heal me, lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live,
I choose to live


Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84, edited by Itssosoft, DivideByZero

"Gravity" as written by Maynard James Keenan Billy Howerdel

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  • +6
    General CommentI think its about kittens.
    tp4evaon December 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the song is about a guy making the decision to get sober and the struggles he takes trying to heal the wounds of his addiction. The references to him as a child not able to stand or do much of anything is what people in rehab go through with withdrawls and such. Or this could be the exact opposite, its a man saying he wants to keep going but its too late and he fucked up so now he has to venture into the "unknown". I prefer the first idea, a bit more uplifting.
    Prog_Rockeron December 19, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti will not go quietly into the night no matter how bad i want to crawl into into it. i want the world to hear it when i pop. i will find wat i need to do n die for eventually. we all want a just cause, a reason , a justice to b a part of, its hard when its all so gd confusing, its ez to grab the nurse. mb i m just too fuckd up to even b allowd access tp this forum idk. but i do get it. get it real good
    hell n my headon March 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about how he is only alive whenever under the influence of his addiction (drugs or not)
    incuon May 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike so many songs on this album, this deals with addiction and recovery. The singer is "high" abnormally (i.e. by use of drugs) and finally decides to give up. They surrender their "high" to gravity (natural forces, the natural state of emotion), which pulls them down (they come down from their high). Now, the singer asks someone to "help me survive the bottom" i.e. get through the most horrible part of withdrawl. He needs them so he won't "snare another pill" i.e. relapse. In the end, he hopes to lifted "back up to the sun", meaning he hopes to feel euphoric again, but not by chemicals, not the abnormal "high".
    noeuphoriaon November 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPure Beauty...
    MaynardIsGodon January 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti have seen a video of this song which is directed by "jake wiltse". is that an official video?
    ColdenScenceon February 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI won't try to explain it line by line, but I'm guessing it's about some one telling you about how they feel while trying to quit drugs.
    ObsessiveTendencieson April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed it seems like its about someone who has just come down off a drugs high, and realised they are wasting there life, crying out for help to stop the craving.

    Howevere i also like the idea of someone who is on anti depressents and they havn't worked and they have over come the need for them and trying to live there life without the pills, all he needs is some help for the down days.
    temporary_sedativeon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLost again
    Broken and weary
    Unable to find my way
    Tail in hand
    Dizzy and clearly unable to
    Just let this go

    - Here he explains how he's lost and "unable to find his way" without the drugs and how he can't let go of them.

    I fell again
    Like a baby unable to stand on my own

    - In this verse Maynard reveals how the person in this song has been taken by the drugs again. He was as weak as a new born baby.

    Calm these hands before they
    Snare another pill and
    Drive another nail down another
    Needy hole please release me

    i think it's about someone who wants to stop the vice that is ending their life. They have developed a dependence for the drug and just wishes they can calm themself before they drug themselves again.

    I am surrendering to the gravity and the unknown
    Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
    I choose to live, I choose to live

    Here, he decided to remain sober and let gravity do what it pleases with him. By quitting he "chooses to live".
    AzWeThinkIamon April 13, 2004   Link

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