"Slow Down" as written by and Benjamin I. Jelen....
And all of my answers
And all my reasons
And all my excuses
They never asked
'Cause all of my answers
They keep on changing
I spend my life waiting for the next

No I just keep on moving
No I just keep on pushing forward
No I forgot what I was looking for

No

And all their illusions
I won't believe them
I'll always believe what I can't forget
Cause all of their reasons
They keep on changing
I spend my life waiting for the next

No I just keep on moving
No I just keep on pushing forward
No I forgot what I was looking for

Well I'll trade wisdom back in for innocence
To get away from all my lies
I'd trade wisdom back in for innocence
To get away from getting by
I'd trade wisdom back in for innocence
For just one look through those eyes


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"Slow Down" as written by Benjamin I. Jelen

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  • +2
    General CommentYeah I love it too...dunno bout the crying part but yeah it's a really great song..may be my favorite on the album.
    K-Wiseon December 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning(All of my answers
    and all my reasons
    and All my excuses
    they never rest

    Cause all of my answers
    they keep on changing
    I spend my life waiting
    for the next

    No,
    I just keep on moving
    No,
    I just keep on pushing forward
    No,
    I've forgot what I was looking for
    No.)


    I feel this portion of the song is about how life is ever changing and how a person has to persevere through the difficulties in life.


    (All their illusions, I wont believe them
    I'll always believe what I can't forget
    cause all of their reasons
    They keep on changing)


    The above portion seems to be about how a person can be lied to and how people can try to manipulate you. The line about believing what he cant forget seems to be about a painful life lesson he learned, and not wanting to repeat that mistake.


    (Well I'd trade wisdom back in for innocence
    to get away from all my lies
    I'd trade wisdom back in for innocence
    to get away from getting by
    I'd trade wisdom back in for innocence
    for just one look
    through those eyes.)


    Wishing back his innocence seems to mean that he would rather not have gained the knowledge he has acquired from painful life lessons and that he would rather go back to being naive. He would give all that he has learned from life back just to be an innocent person that isn't jaded by life.

    blown93coupeon January 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore the sound of this song, its so soft and calming...It makes me want to cry.
    xfalloutgirlon September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThe incredible sadness over the struggle of life is obvious here. Wishing to be innocent and young instead of wise and sad. I think we all want that at some time in our lives. One of my top ten all time favorites.
    Angusmomon June 15, 2014   Link

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