"We're So Heavy" as written by and Matthew Good....
Go shoot down the sun and moon
Close your eyes, live at noon
We don't know what we are
But we're tired of it
Go and get your friends
We'll take this city while it's sleeping
Down and out without a doubt
We're down and out

We're so heavy
Can't get out from under it
There's too many of us that don't want to fight it

Hey, I've lost too many years to this
I walk behind the crowd
And pick up the garbage that was our future without memory
That made the children of the system we created
And then forgave

How can you love Jove, Drusilla, and forsake Rome?


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"We're So Heavy" as written by Matthew Good

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    General CommentI don't know who "Jove Drusilla" was (by the way there is no "," between Jove and Drusilla) but i think it may have been am old conqueror.

    This song point out the mistakes mankind did over the history and the way we are repeating the same mistake over and over.

    The lyrics:

    "And pick up the garbage that was our future without memory
    That made the children of the system we created
    And then forgave"

    And especially the "And then Forgave"... i trully believe that current US foreign policy are total bullshit right now... fighting for oil or money which could be good for them in the short run... but in the long run? US will have spent so much on defending themselve that they may forgive why they are actually defending themselves. Global warming, poverty... long run debt, poor social service, unemployement.... loss of manufacturing to the asian cheap labor market...

    This will catch up in the long run... and those who gonna have made money out of this are gonna be far away from this... that's what i think of the lyric: "And then forgave"... sure someone will forgave one time or another.... sure someone will apologize for the error politics will have done before... in my mind, it's gonna be too late though.
    Netman_on February 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually, yeah, there is a comma between Jove & Drusilla. They are two people.
    The line is in reference to Caligula. In his (alleged) insanity, he proclaimed himself a God, hence Jove, and pretty much sucked as emperor of Rome.
    Drusilla was his sister who he may or may not have had "relations" with.
    The line is pretty much asking how Drusilla can put her love for one man, Jove (or Caligula) over a whole empire (Rome)
    Gala_Popeon July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing.. 2 comments since 04.. meh
    soadnoton May 16, 2008   Link

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