"Struggle" as written by and Scott Thomas....
There goes Elvis kicking up a landslide
Close shave now he's back on the flipside
Stretch taxi gonna fly me to the Hollywood Bowl
It's a bitch Jack when you need some feedback
You hang while they hold you and you never get the ring back
But I like you best when you're down with the rest of us

I just want to move ahead
I just want to free myself, but it's a struggle
I just want to stay in bed
I just want to be myself, but it's a struggle

Milk the mailboy you just might get some insight
Knock it back Jack you're faded buy you're alright
Make sense of the mess I'm just taking the piss out of you

I just want to move ahead
I just want to free myself, but it's a struggle
I just want to stay in bed
I just want to be myself, but it's a struggle


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"Struggle" as written by Scott Thomas

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    General CommentI don't think the verses have any clear meaning, and may just stream be of consciousness.
    The true meaning may only be known by the writer. I think you just have to take in the over all theme:
    Live is crazy, like the lyrics in the verses, making life a...
    Numb420on April 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow, first post! My first first post at that!

    I love this song. It's weird and i really have no clue what it means. Maybe it's about how hard it is to give up things. I dunno.
    regular_freakon October 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about someone who is trying to move on but is being held back. That is obvious, what isn't obvious I think is that it is told in two perspectives. The chorus is a different person, even tho the singer does not change. The person sung about is some kind of former athlete, who is wanting to return to a dangerous sport, which he refers to as "bed" in the chorus. The bed is sometimes call the womb, or place of familiarity. That's what this arean of competition is to this former player, his place where he belongs. His friends however know that he should no longer be doing what he once did, and they are happy to have him on the sidelines where he might be physically safe, but is dying inside. Internal "Struggle"
    jpampson January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about someone who is trying to move on but is being held back. That is obvious, what isn't obvious I think is that it is told in two perspectives. The chorus is a different person, even tho the singer does not change. The person sung about is some kind of former athlete, who is wanting to return to a dangerous sport, which he refers to as "bed" in the chorus. The bed is sometimes call the womb, or place of familiarity. That's what this arean of competition is to this former player, his place where he belongs. His friends however know that he should no longer be doing what he once did, and they are happy to have him on the sidelines where he might be physically safe, but is dying inside. Internal "Struggle"
    jpampson January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay, i get the "internal struggle" bit, but where's all this athlete part? Have you taken Hollywood Bowl out of control all over the song? What about Elvis?
    Sounds to me a bit like a kid who's thinking he doesn't belong in his family ("milk the mailboy", "make sense of the mess") and is struggling with being in a family he doesn't want "I just want to free myself - but it's a struggle
    I just want to stay in bed
    I just want to be myself - but it's a struggle"
    The whole bed=womb thing is a good interpretation though.
    regular_freakon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOK, I could be wrong, but here's my interpetation of the song...I don't think it's about one particular thing, I think Scott is talking about a particular time in his life.

    "There goes Elvis kicking up a landslide
    Close shave now he's back on the flipside"

    Could he be referring to Elvis Stojko kickboxing? Then the close shave...flipside....part meaning back on ice? Maybe they're friends???

    "Stretch taxi gonna fly me to the Hollywood Bowl"

    The Hollywood Bowl is an Ampitheatre, so he's going to a concert...either as a spectator, or as a performer.


    "It's a bitch Jack when you need some feedback
    You hang while they hold you and you never get the ring back"

    I think "Jack" - is him talking to whoever is listening - like saying 'dude' 'pal' whatever...and he's saying waiting sucks...he's waiting to hear news...possibly about his career? Management/agent/whoever says they'll return a call and they don't...

    But I like you best when you're down with the rest of us

    Hmmmm....maybe he put it in cause it sounded good...or maybe he has a professional as well as a personal relationship with whomever he is waiting to hear from and they show two sides...one hanging out as friends - another handling business.

    I just want to move ahead
    I just want to free myself - but it's a struggle

    Maybe move ahead with a career - or personal relationship
    Free himself of whatever bs baggage he's carrying...and we all know that's tough...'specially when you've been screwed over...

    I just want to stay in bed
    Depressed? Tired of dealing with crap?

    I just want to be myself - but it's a struggle
    Just wants to feel normal again.

    Milk the mailboy you just might get some insight

    Hmmmm, maybe the mailboy could be literal...wanting to check up on a girlfriend, maybe he doesn't trust her? OR 'mailboy' could be another term for 'messenger...as in his girlfriends friend...someone he could pump for info? Just guessing....

    Knock it back Jack you're faded buy you're alright
    Make sense of the mess I'm just taking the piss out of you.

    Think this is him reassuring himself that he ain't out of the running yet...whether it's personal or professional - unsure...but the last line here - where he changes person I think he's saying that over-analyzing all of his thoughts is making him crazy and is not helping to do anything but cause him anguish.

    I just want to move ahead
    I just want to free myself - but it's a struggle
    I just want to stay in bed
    I just want to be myself - but it's a struggle

    Anyway...like I said, it's just my interpetation, but no matter what it means, I love this song and really like Ringside.
    PirateGirlon August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the beat in this song and his voice.It's kinda sexy. x]
    Camomileon November 06, 2007   Link

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