"If I Found Out" as written by and Joel Laslett Pott Carey Suthon Willetts....
Out of energy
I don't know what to do with myself
Made it eventually
And now I'm resting on the very last breath

All I needed was this one
To get me back on my way
It wasn't long before I realized
There was no time to waste
There was soul all around me
Everybody let go
It wasn't long before we realized
There was no time to waste

Like I'm eleven again
I was the highest kid in the world
Reached a point with no end
Just looking out so I can take it all in

All I needed was this one
To get me back on my way
It wasn't long before I realized
There was no time to waste
There was soul all around me
Everybody let go
It wasn't long before we realized
There was no time to waste
All I needed was this one
To get me back on my way
It wasn't long before I realized
There was no time to waste

I thank you for soul
No point unless you got soul
This world has got to have soul
Looking round for your soul
Digging down to your soul
I found out you got soul
Holding out all your soul
Lifting up all your soul
I thank you for soul


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"If I Found Out" as written by Joel Laslett Pott Carey Suthon Willetts

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    General Commentwow! i'm so proud to be the first person to comment! well i really love this song, one of my favourites on tourist, but i don't fully understand the meaning of it. i mean, what is all the soul stuff about? but other than that, a really cool song
    mairion April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about drugs

    "All I needed was this one
    To get me back on my way"

    All i needed was this one DRUG

    "Like I'm 11 again
    I was the highest kid in the world
    Reached a point with no end
    Just looking out so I can take it all in"

    well he was high, but he didn't need drugs when he was 11 and he liked it a lot

    "I thank you for the soul
    No point unless you get soul
    This world has got to have soul
    Looking around for your soul
    Digging down for your soul
    I found out you got soul
    Holding out all your soul
    Liftinh up all your soul
    I thank you for soul "

    i think this whole thing is about how he is thanking the person who gave him the drugs because he thinks that drugs are basically the best thing everr

    "Out of energy
    I don't know what to do with myself
    Made it eventually
    And now I'm resting on the very last breath"

    he didn't knwo what to do with himself so he took the drugs, and now they're killing him, hence the line "and now im resting on the very last breath"

    i knwo i went backwards

    it's just a guess, very open for suggestions

    i love this song... and ll of athlete's songs
    lalaland01on May 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is NOT about drugs!

    In the line 'like i'm eleven again' its about when he gave his life to Jesus. The whole soul thing is about the world needing to be saved because if your not then there is nothing for you:

    'No point unless you got soul
    This world has got to have soul'

    Something for everyone to think of.
    talliejayon August 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, soul can mean a lot of things. Having "soul" could reflect really being alive or happiness. Letting go and realising there's no time to waste is the idea. That's how you end up living life fully and having that sense of soul. Maybe there's just no point to life without it.

    wow, and that is my deep thought of the year
    laurenmoscatoon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno idea what the song is about. but very interesting lyrics indeed.
    so_fetch!on February 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about his finding out his daughter had a seizure two hours after she was born, and the thoughts going through his head as he hurried back to the hospital. The "your soul" is once the child became stable, and they knew she would survive, her soul too would survive.

    (Joel told the crowd this when I saw Athlete live last year - I'd trust the guy who wrote it).
    lesplee123on March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with lesplee123. its a beautiful song. the beginning is very, soothing, near childlike tune.
    so_fetch!on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, I thought this sounded like it was about God.
    And I'd heard that Wires was about his daughter (those lyrics would definitely make sense). Of course they could both be about his daughter, but to me this describes well how it feels when you've been away from God and come back again. "Lifting up all your soul, I thank you for soul"
    But its a very adaptable song, it could mean any of those things, and more.
    JustLookingon March 16, 2007   Link

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