[Gloria Steinem] It really is a revolution.[/Gloria Steinem]

the pornography made me do it
so those drugs that got us high
was the thoughts of revolution
they've been poisoning my mind
so i'm walking down to the water
you keep coming up for air
all those people, they don't give a damn
they just stood around and stare
and i said,

huh huh
huh huh
huh huh
huh
love will save the day [x4]

come on sell me more of your religion
'cause it's sure to make a change
last night god was on the tv screen
taking dollars for their pain
come on talk about that evolution
it's been poisoning my mind
i've been looking for a saviour
yeah i've been waiting for a sign
and i said,

huh huh
huh huh
huh huh
huh
love will save the day [x4]

i am walking
i am breathing
i can't hold you
i can't set you free

you are walking
you are breathing
you can feel it
you will be released

[Gloria Steinem]We are talking about a society in which there will be no roles other than those chosen or those earned. We are really talking about humanism.[/Gloria Steinem]

huh huh
huh huh
huh huh
huh

love will save the day
if love will save the day [x2]
love will save the day

maybe tomorrow [x10]


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    General Commentit's such a good song. and it's said that love will save the day
    rockchicka213on May 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a fairly simple song, and I KNOW it sounds cliche (mainly because I'm sitting with friends bored and I suddenly started singing it and they're like, "wth?")---but it's so pure and raw like all his music.

    "come on sell me more of your religion
    'cause it's sure to make a change
    last night god was on the tv screen
    taking dollars for their pain
    come on talk about that evolution
    it's been poisoning my mind"

    Really defines him as a humanist. He doesn't like organized religion that exploits people's weakness, and doesn't like scientific babble that destroys simple faith. Like he says, he just has "been looking for a saviour."
    trafalgaron March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. Great video too. Another one of his songs that makes yopu think a bit.
    Robson74on May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is way deeper than on face value. Take the first verse, "the pornography made me do it / So'd those drugs that got us high."

    A lot of people like to blame things in the world for the way people are, in this case, why children are rebellious, and, to a lot of older people, troublemakers. In reality, they shouldn't be blaming things, like pornography and drugs, but themselves, as it's people that shape other people, especially younger people. As much as we like to deny it, we all have rolemodels that we try to be like, and the last people we think about as rolemodels is always ourselves.

    Then there's the 2nd half of the verse, "So I walk you down into the water / But you keep up for air / All those people, they don't give a damn, they just stood around and stared."

    I think this is a subtle nod toward the war in Iraq, and maybe war in general. We all get mad when our country goes to war, or "walks" us "down into the water", but we don't actually ever do anything, we just stand around and stare.

    As we goes to the lead-in to the chorus, I think David is actually going "ha", as in, "see, I told you".

    What he's telling us is only "love will save the day". Nothing else. Not religion; "Last night God was on the TV screen / Taking dollars for their pain", or science; "C'mon, talk about that evolution / It's been poisoning my mind". He's tired of people waiting for something else, an entity that might not even exsist, to save us from ourselves.

    "I've been waiting for a savior / Yeah, I've been waiting for sign". I think this is said somewhat sarcastically. We've all been waiting so long for something else to come, but there's nothing so far. As an episode of "Futurama" once smartly said, the best thing you can do, as a God, is make people think you've done nothing at all. Faith in religion is such a tricky thing, and it's not a set-in-stone thing. Since that's the case, it's very suseptible to tampering to one's will, and we see it all the time.

    The end is probably the most curious part to me, as I can take it to mean at least two things. It could, again, be a poke at those that say but never do. We all want "love to save the day", but we don't want to do it. We all think, well, "maybe tomorrow".

    On the other hand, it could be him being hopeful. A thought that it hasn't happened yet, but "maybe tomorrow" it will.

    A very deep and emotional song. Keep it up, David!
    Leafsdudeon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe 2nd part of the 1st verse could also be interpreted about something else, aside from war.
    The part: "so i walk you down to the water" could be about a person being led down a certain path in life by another person, one that they necessarily don't want. And they keep trying to break away from that path or choices that are weighing them down ("but you keep coming up for air); people are watching this person struggle, but they're basically apathetic to that person's situation("all those people, they don't give a damn/they just stood around and stare").

    I really love this song, especially the part:
    you are walking
    you are breathing
    you can feel it
    you will be released

    About Leafsdude comment at the end, about the song - I definitely think that this song was him being hopeful about "love saving the day" in a society that has become, in certain aspects, very detatched and almost desentizied.
    sparkle124on May 09, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationi believe lyrics about water is reference to st. lawrence river where he says "I was desperate to hold you again But you're sinking so deep in the water Outsmarted myself and so easily gave up what I wanted". in tarot water means emotion, so that people don't care about him and his pain but want his money and time like religion or the modern age. OR since the girl is floating it means shes still alive, but no ones to save her. so the line love will save the day. Dave has this weird fascination with water and breathing in his lyrics. tidal, surfacing, st.lawrence river, love will save the day, the river. beats me..
    happyhellon November 11, 2009   Link

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