i may not be the best brother
but i try to teach him pride
i hide my paraphernalia
when he climbs into my ride
i watch him watching my actions
with those beautiful brown eyes
i will be glad to pass the torch to him
the day i up and die
cause hes a better man than i

pray for love on other planets
we can't be the only ones who have it
pray for love on other planets
this ones going down

i may not be the best lover
i am full of my false ideals
those who fail to meet them
i treat like crap beneath my heal
but i know my own narcism
and i'll take it right out of the clouds
i got a few years left to find someone
to nail me to the ground
i sure hope they come around


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Joel On Other Planets song meanings
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    My InterpretationFrom what I can tell, the "Pray for love on other plants," must be in the song to illuminate our general failure to value love. We betray it for personal gain, we allow it to wither rather than put forth the effort need to facilitate its growth, or we fail to be the people we should be for our lived ones (i.e. a drug abusing older brother). If love is something unique to our world, the way we take it for granted is sickening.

    Just my interpretation though
    SenorStabbyon March 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about his younger brother, joel.
    budecksteron February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjust to say, his brother [max's] is one of the raddest people. really nice kid.
    trinketon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjust to say, his brother [max's] is one of the raddest people. really nice kid.
    trinketon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI get that it's about his little brother, but what's with the "pray for love on other planets" bit?
    ceb291on February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentObviously it is about his little brother.

    But I think the rest of the song is talking about how we are ruining our planet, maybe? About how one day we are going to have to try and colonize other planets because "this ones going down." Sounds kind of sci-fi but i think it makes sense.
    Toast1288on August 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's about the thought that we're the only people anywhere in this entire universe who have love.

    just imagine that this world, is the only world that gives us these unimaginable feelings of love, and how we're destroying humanity and what will we do once we've screwed up everything else?

    he's basically saying, he hopes something out there has these same emotions because it's too great of an emotion to not have.
    sheslikeohsoemoon September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo its about his brother, and how we are ruining the planet? how about he is concerned about the world that his little brother will grow up in?
    MidnightFoxon March 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it has more to do with what midnightfox is saying. what sheslikeohsoemo is saying seems to literal.
    porteron May 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it has more to do with what midnightfox is saying. what sheslikeohsoemo is saying seems to literal.
    porteron May 18, 2008   Link

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