You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places at once.

You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places at once.

You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places at once.

(La La La La)

Soul inside you'll find.
It's right between the eyes,
you'll never know the shame.
It's how it fits you.


Soul inside you'll find.
It's right between the eyes,
you'll never know the shame.
It's how it fits you.

Soul inside you'll find.
It's right between the eyes,
you'll never know the shame.
It's how it fits you.

You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places at once.

You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places at once.

You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places at once.

And I know there's alot outside the window.
It seems alot for you and me.
It takes the sun to make the sidewalk.
it takes the moon to burn my feet.
It means to take some time, I know it's right

You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places at once.

You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places at once.

You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places at once.

You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places at once.

You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places at once.

You gotta be good, you gotta be strong.
You gotta be two thousand places... Whooo!

And time will show the way, and love will shine today,
And time will go away. So love can grow.


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Section 14 (Two Thousand Places) song meanings
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    General CommentFor me this is lovely tune about the pressures of being perfect and liked by everybody. But it's so hard to go in depth to 'Spree songs, because the music is so damn swoonable!
    auxocromeon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought they sung 'It's all inside, you will find', whatever.. this is a great great song from a lovely band!
    obsessedon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is interesting looking at the 3 things you've gotta be

    1. good - everyone strives to be good, and it is possible to make changes to your life and become better.

    2. strong - also something that people can strive for and become stronger.

    3. 2000 places at once - this is the kicker. No one can be 2000 places at once. As auxocrome said, people have too much pressure to be perfect, and to achieve unattainable goals.



    Then the song ends again with the apocalyptic message that time will go away...and all that will be left is love.


    I'd also like to point out the lines:
    It takes the sun to make the sidewalk,
    it takes the moon to burn my feet.

    How amazingly poetic switching the nouns in these sentences. Logic would say 'It takes the sun to make the moon; It takes the sidewalk to burn my feet." I don't know what the technical name is for this rearrangement, but I like it.
    silkoliveon August 28, 2008   Link

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