remove my hands and feet
watch me crawl
on my stubs
throw me to the street
watch me fall
down head first

it's not that simple
but I've needed this from the start
to guide my way
you will be ok
it has made life simple
i have needed this from the start
to wake up

if all else fails
if all turns to dust
set sail
on a ship built from trust
if all else fails
when all starts to rust
set sail
on a ship built for us

it's time to retreat
I have sawed it down to the bone
the canyons are too deep
yeah
I decided to run like a child
then decided to run to rescue
it took too long
to wake up


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Not That Simple song meanings
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    General CommentI don't think this song just refers to a parent child relationship. I think this song is just to reasure that no worries I'll be there. That we'll have each other, just run to me... which could be between a couple, bestfriends, or family. This is a really beautiful song as are most Dredg songs.
    floorlessexistenceon April 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the relationship between this person and a parent. It seems like a bad thing to watch the child move off on their own, but in the end its better for both of them this way. The chorus is him saying that no matter what happens, they always have each other.

    Really a nice song and I'm suprised no one else has commented on it
    Rageron February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the relationship between this person and a parent. It seems like a bad thing to watch the child move off on their own, but in the end its better for both of them this way. The chorus is him saying that no matter what happens, they always have each other.

    Really a nice song and I'm suprised no one else has commented on it
    Rageron February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about the brokenness of life, love, and all that surrounds us. This song is the "broken" versus the "unbreakable".
    jellohead122000on November 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEven though it is so cliche, I think this is just a differently done love song. The "set sail on a ship built from trust, set sail on a ship for us" kind of thing makes me think that. While it COULD very well be about a parent-child relationship it just doesnt strike me that way.
    AuKyOHon January 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyes i agree with the parent and child be let out into the world idea, it makes sense in the first verse clearly.

    IM really not sure but i think the girl at the end is suppose to represent his daughter.. so its very clear to the meaning, i just am not sure if he has a daughter LOl
    Deadsy20on February 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about fucking up in life and coming close to losing a significant other. Then realizing that he needs to change his ways in order to keep that significant other.

    Remove my hands and feet
    Watch me crawl
    On my stubs
    Throw me to the street
    Watch me fall on
    Down head first

    The first verse (to me) means that he's desperate for help and doesn't care what others think of him.

    It's not that simple
    But I've needed this from the start
    To guide my way
    You will be ok (I think it's "to be ok")
    It has made life simple
    I have needed this from the start
    To wake up

    The second means that he has fallen so hard that he realizes his mistakes. It's like he learned something about himself.

    If all else fails
    If all turns to dust
    Set sail
    On a ship built from trust
    If all else fails
    When all starts to rust
    Set sail
    On a ship built for us

    This to me, is him trying to gain that someone back.

    It's time to retreat
    I have sawed it down to the bone
    The canyons are too deep
    Yeah
    I decided to run like a child
    Then decided to run to rescue
    It took too long
    To wake up

    Again, realizing his mistakes
    1day_lefton January 20, 2010   Link

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