My son, my seed, my name, my need
Believe, belong, be loved, be strong
Cause everyone is down on you
And they'll walk out on you
Try not to let division overwhelm your trust
Left out, let down, cast out
Enough, move on, be proud, endowed
Cause everyone here is down on you
And they will denigrate your will
In spite still please
Them ‘til you overwhelm them
Humble everyone
Minus, Divide, equate each side
That's all a lie connect, decide
Cause everyone here is down on you
And they walk out on you
Try not to let it overwhelm you
Everyone here will complicate your world
And they'll extract the value
Try not to, let the problems overwhelm you
Get over everyone
My son speed low


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    General CommentI cant believe no ones commented on this yet.

    This song is amazing.

    Then again, Bad Astronaut is amazing.
    RavenSanon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe it either. This is the only song I've heard from them and I love it. So I can expect there are many other great songs by them.

    I'm not an expert song interpreter but I think the line "Try not to let the problems overwhelm you" pretty much explains what its about.
    love2obsessionon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah... but the problems are with people. The song really says don't trust people. Don't let them be your crutch. You have to be your crutch because when you really need people, they will not be there.

    Could be about divorce. A lot of "division" and "splitting" references come up. as well as "extract the value"
    tical2kon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe story of my life :( Great song.
    Vanishingon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is Joey's advice to his son (if he had a son - I think he actually does now). I think it's saying that it's important to build strong relationships with people that you know you can depend on. Also to be kind to, and thoughtful of, others. If they cast you out, don't waste time on them, because they are not going to reciprocate your friendship. Still, be kind to them; humble them. But focus your energy on strong relationships with those who will lend you support, as you would to them, when needed.

    Or something to that effect...
    johnnycanuckon July 10, 2009   Link

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