"Emotional Drought" as written by and Peter/loeffler Loeffler....
It's possible that the worst
Of the inside
Could take our pencils away
End creating
Can't let the teachers lay waste
Of a new mind
Prevent emotional drought
And watch the pace quicken
Try to never touch
Try to never touch
Won't keep holding back my conscious
Realize
There's a choice to not end up like you
Not end up like you
Let's turn our wretched debates into action
By diplomacy gain, back a handshake
Tied and unable to tend, to the wounds that were made
So much closer to shame we see but never touch
Search
For
Truth
One more man
Tearing at the throat of
Never dropped as fast as
Coloring the fate of
Is better than the fate of you


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"Emotional Drought" as written by Peter Loeffler Joseph Loeffler

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    General CommentMy fave too...this song sorta has a Maynard twang to it, with the question authority, think for yourself theme involved, very heavy, loud, and badass... love the elongated bridge and than back to the bass-layden riff, awesome song and CD BTW...
    forchette49on September 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about preventing an existence in a dystopian future, as is evidenced by the first half of the song. It's a warning against not thinking for yourself, and not questioning the direction our society is heading. It's a wake up call. We can not achieve a higher standard of living when so much of our culture is in ignorance.
    pondcaon January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI looooove Chevelle!! I agree that this song is about him wanting to write his own music but having the producers changing everything, but of course that's just how I see it.
    I hate how everybody on here's saying how theirs are the only true explanations. I believe that while any songwriter, Chevelle included, has his/her own ideas when they write music, it's meant to be interpreted differently by anyone who hears it. What Songmeanings is for is to offer suggestions to people, any of which they can cling to and say "wow, that makes a lot of sense!".
    MusicStuff0405on May 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song freakin rocks! The whole cd completely kicks ass, but I'd have to say this one is my favorite.
    akin1107on September 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMy fave too...this song sorta has a Maynard twang to it, with the question authority, think for yourself theme involved, very heavy, loud, and badass... love the elongated bridge and than back to the bass-layden riff, awesome song and CD BTW...
    forchette49on September 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is definately my favorite song from Chevelle. This song is about how many governments and organizations try to keep their people ignorant so they can rule over them. Further, they add in parts of the song where they are talking to those "sheep" who think only in conformity due to these powers.
    conceptzeroon September 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHell yes.
    This song is true Chevelle talent.
    I just love how every word is reinforcment to stand up for yourself and dont let those in charge take away our freedoms. This is so inspiring for people to go out and reinspire others...and to just push yourself beyond the borders of limited thought. But more specifically, I totally see references to disatisfaction with the current state of the US Government.
    whiteouton October 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about the effects of touring
    chevelle_melon December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about being different from the rest of society.... whether it's that the government wants us all to conform or on a personal level where you're being pressured to be like every one else... I think it's encouraging individuality and obviously promoting everyone's right to be themselves.
    DeafeningSilenceon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really like Redline03GT's comment. I've said that a couple songs could possibly be about Bush, though probably about something deeper, in fear that I would get bitched at. lol. Anyways great song.
    LevityIncon January 22, 2005   Link

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