Sucking on a lime
You know I don’t feel right
Its dreams that steal all my time
They take it from my eyes

I don’t try as much to feel anything these days
I will try and reach the field and there I will stay
No time comes to me now
There’s nothing i’m for or opposed to
There’s nothing im really supposed to do
Goals disrupt the past

One thing about a life
It's an endless straight line
Dreams I once had
There taking me for a ride

Just show me the way to leave
That’s all I need
Well I don’t notice anything
That’s where I will be
Life doesn’t come to me now
And I wouldn’t want it to
There’s nothing I'd like to do
Ghosts disrupt the past

Nothing I realize
No one I despise
Nothing to hide behind
This time
No one I despise
Nothing I realize
Nothing to hide behind
This time




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    General CommentCorrect lyrics from booklet:

    Sucking on a rhyme
    You know I don't feel right
    These dreams they steal all my time
    They take it from my eyes

    I don't try as much to feel
    Anything these days
    I will try and reach the field
    And there I will stay
    No time comes to me now
    There's nothing I'm for or opposed to
    There's nothing I'm really supposed to do
    Goals disrupt the past

    One thing about a life
    It's an endless straight line
    The dreams I once had
    They've taken me for a ride

    Just show me they way to leave
    That's all I need
    Where I don't notice anything
    That's where I will be
    Life doesn't come to me now
    And I wouldn't want it to
    There's nothing I'd like to do
    Goals disrupt the past

    There's nothing I realize
    There's no one I despise
    Nothing to hide behind
    This time

    Beautiful song. I'm not entirely sure about its meaning. I'm not sure if it's saying to dream.. or not to and to just live in the moment.
    deepgreenseaon December 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commentone of his beat songs ever with the best lyrics ever heard in all of all life.
    i'm not too sure about the meaning but i thinkit might have something to do with someone who has given up inlife and knows the dreams they once had and still thinks of them sometimes but one of those dreams were to die so that way the dreams disurpt the past
    i love JFon May 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI could truly just listen to this song all day. One of my favourites. I think the beauty of many of John's songs is that you can interpret them in your own personal way. So, here I go...

    To me, this song is about someone who had lost their way in life, and feel they have no purpose no more. For me personally, the line 'goals disrupt the past' can be interpreted as goals and dreams you have and aim for, but cannot achieve, because of things that have happened in the past to you and things you have said/done. Therefore, always longing for a chance to fufil your goals disrupts the natural order of your past simply being your past, because you cannot forget the things that have stopped you from being happy. You live with regrets, and you live constantly thinking about the past.

    The line 'ghosts disrupt the past' can be applied to the same idea, but with ghosts representing memories or even people you cannot forget. They disrupt your life. The past cannot be called 'the past' because you are still re-living it.

    Nothing I realize
    No one I despise
    Nothing to hide behind

    You have not suddenly realised this about yourself. You have simply never confronted yourself with it.
    You do not hate anyone or blame anyone for how you feel.
    You no longer have excuses or reasons to hide behind.

    Personally, this song makes me confront my life so far when I feel lost or upset. Although it is thought-provoking and sad, it makes me feel uplifted, especially towards the end.

    A simple song with so many interpretations. xxx
    serenon August 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto be honest i havent listened to this song in a while but i have heard a few other people thinking about the same kind of stuff in their music espically pearl jam and patti smith.

    i thin that what seren has said is amazing and there are a lot more interpetations to be given to this song. i'll have to look into it more and see what i can find in it
    i love JFon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song...for me it means how sometimes having goals in you mind dont let you live the moment. in interviews john has said that what makes him a great artist is the fact that he lives each moment as a very special moment and that makes the moment a very good one, gaining experience, and this makes goals come to ones hands.
    jrraton December 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti listen to this song just about every morning on my way to school. it's so amazing, like all of Frusciante's work. as far as the lyrics, there everyone interperts it differntly this is what i was able to get out of it:

    "I don't try as much to feel anything these days"
    -he's been disappointed about something in the past, so to try and prevent it from happening again, he doesn't try to get as emotionally involved in things.

    "Goals disrupt the past"
    -looking forward to things and dreaming can help to forget about bad things in the past.

    "There’s nothing i’m for or opposed to
    There’s nothing im really supposed to do"
    and
    "Life doesn’t come to me now
    And I wouldn’t want it to
    There’s nothing I'd like to do"
    -he's indifferent about many things in life.

    as for the rest of the song, i agree with seren.

    i could be completely wrong about the meaning, but that's the beauty of frusciante's work. it can mean so many different things to so many different people.
    worstcasescenario19on April 27, 2008   Link

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