"The Passenger" as written by and Jakob Dylan....
Permission now to let this thing land
I'm too far gone to know where I am
Conditions are worse than we planned
Permission now to let this thing land

Heading straight into the blackness
Beyond the point of ever turning back
Slipping off the radar through a hole in space
Goes the passenger sitting backwards

Adam took the apple, I was not involved
I'm not responsible for how lost we are
Batten down the hatches, extinction calls
But Adam took the apple, I was not involved

Heading straight into the blackness
Way beyond the point of ever turning back
Slipping off the radar through a hole in space
Goes the passenger sitting backwards

Maybe a rumble
Maybe nothing more
Maybe a thunder
There before she blows
Maybe not a big bang
But just a little white noise

Into the furnace of red twilight
Threading like a needle through searchlights
Fading further and spinning right
Into the furnace of red twilight

Heading straight into the blackness
Too far gone, now there's no turning back
Slipping off the radar through a hole in space
Goes the passenger sitting backwards


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"The Passenger" as written by Jakob Dylan

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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite Wallflowers song, but it's always tough to choose. To me this song speaks of man's general disinterest in the fact that the Earth is "slipping of the radar" and "heading straight into the blackness." The passenger is a metaphor for mankind as we take a ride on Earth through the universe and time. However, the fact that we are "sitting backwards" represents the fact that we have turned a blind eye to exactly where we are headed. We choose not to accept that what we do today could have dire consequences in the future, and instead just go along for the ride heeding not where we are going. Man is just "too far gone" to know where he is, and the "conditions are worse than we planned." I could quote just about every line in this song to back up this arguement, but that would get very redundant, so Ill leave yall to agree or argue.
    uhcougaron January 19, 2009   Link

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