"The Meaning" as written by Roger Hodgson and Richard Davies....

Just look at the comfort that you call your home,
Just kidding yourself that you're never alone,
Well, maybe there's something, there’s one thing you shouldn't have said,
So, you better beware.
And you better get, and you better get, light in your head
And you better get, and you better get, peace in your bed.
If you wanna get, if you wanna get high…..

You're watching the movie go blistering by
Just look at the sadness, I wish I could cry,
Well, maybe there's something, there’s one thing that I should have said
Well, it better be said
Is the beckoning, is the reckoning gold in your heart,
Is beginning to, is beginning to squeeze you apart.
Don't you wanna get, don't you wanna get high?

But you're holding the world in the palm of your hand,
What you telling your children you don't understand

If you know what the meaning is, if you what the meaning is,
If you know what the meaning is, if you what the meaning is,
If you know what the meaning is, if you what the meaning is,
If you know what the meaning is, if you what the meaning is,
Meaning is, meaning is, meaning is……

Ah- you better beware,
And you better get, and you better get light in your head,
And you better get, and you better get peace in your bed;
If you wanna get, if you wanna get high

Just look at the madness that glows in your eyes,
To frighten your children will steal your disguise,

If you know what the meaning is, if you what the meaning is,
If you know what the meaning is, if you what the meaning is,
If you know what the meaning is, if you what the meaning is,
If you know what the answer is, if you what the answer is,
If you know what the answer is, if you what the answer is,
If you know what the meaning is, if you what the meaning is,
If you know what the meaning is, if you what the meaning is…
…know what the meaning is….


Lyrics submitted by Philosophy, edited by Sunnyhill

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  • +1
    General CommentLyric Check straight from the "Crisis, What Crisis?" songbook published in 1975:

    "Just look at the sadness, I wish I could cry."
    "Is the beckoning, is the reckoning gold in your heart."
    Last verse:
    "If you wanna get, wanna get high."
    "To frighten your children will steal your disguise."


    Nasamikeon July 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is roger hodson or rick davies, probably hodson, being confused yet again about the meaning of life and attributing this to the deep intense depression he suffers from. he is speaking to someone, most likely someone who has life figured out, and eventually starts begging them for the answer to life..
    "You're watching the movie go blistering by
    Just look at the sadness, I wish I could die"
    The movie could be life, since he probably feels he is watching life and not participating in it, as most people who suffer from extreme depression feel. The last half of the song basically sums up the writers confusion and self doubt. Saying their is madness in his eyes, and children see through the disguise he has created to hide and protect himself. this song is all over the place. it is a beautiful song to listen to, and until you take the time to observe the lyrics, you dont realize how out there and schizo this song really is.
    guytano_69on March 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentman another classic by Supertramp. From what ive liked in the lyrics i always thought it was about an anti-social man who suffers from holding in so long. Even rejecting the drugs that is offered to him in the lines "Dont you wanna get, dont you wanna get high ?" because it wont help and makes matters worst. I can relate to this song. I'm a loner myself and kinda anti-social and i dont need to get high on pot to escape my problems. Because like the song, yes the record has holding my heart.
    leegeddyfanon January 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnyone like to comment on with these corrections???

    Just look at the comfort that you call your home,
    Just kidding yourself that you're never alone;
    Well, maybe there's something, THERE’S one thing, you shouldn't have said,
    So, you better beware.
    And, you better get, and you better get, light in your head
    And, you better get, and you better get, peace in your BED.
    If you wanna get, if you wanna get high.

    You're watching the movie go blistering by
    Just look at the sadness, I wish I could CRY;
    Well, maybe there's something, THERE’S one thing, that I should have said.
    Well, it better be said.

    IS THE RECKONING, IS THE RECKONING, holding your heart?
    It's beginning to, it's beginning to squeeze you apart.
    Don’t you wanna get, don’t you wanna get high.

    You're holding the world in the palm of your hand,
    WHAT YOU’RE tellin' your children you don't understand

    If you know what the meaning is [Repeat x7]
    Meaning is [Repeat x3]

    Ohhhh….. so you better beware,
    AND you better get, AND you better get light in your head,
    AND you better get, AND you better get peace in your bed;
    IF you wanna get, IF you wanna get high

    Just look at the madness that glows in your eyes,
    TO frighten YOUR children, WILL steal your disguise,
    If you know what the meaning is [Repeat x8]
    If you know what the answer is [Repeat x4]
    If you know what the meaning is [Repeat x4]
    Sunnyhillon July 05, 2014   Link

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