"Hey Now Now" as written by and Jason Pharr Benjamin Nugent....
Hey now now, they'll find you when you're sleeping
they'll reach in and grab what you're dreamin'
cut it up and slip it back in, and I know, and I know, and I know, and I know it

Hey now now, the smallest things are crushing me now
the crush crush crush is so comforting now
did the earth just slam in the sun, and I know, and I know, and I know, and I know it

won't undo their past by walking and talking backwards

Hey now now, we're goin' down down
and we ride the bus there and pay the bus fare
or we find a new reason, a new way of living
and we breathe it in and try to dream again
Hey now now, they'll find you when you're sleeping, now now
they'll reach in and grab what you're dreamin', now now
cut it up and slip it back in and I know, and I know, and I know, and I know it

Hey now now, the smallest things are crushing me now
the crush crush crush is so comforting now
did the earth just slam in the sun, and I know, and I know, and I know, and I know it

won't undo their past by walking and talking backwards

Hey now now, we're goin' down down
and we ride the bus there and pay the bus fare
or we find a new reason, a new way of living
and we breathe it in and try to dream again


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    General CommentThe part where he says "pass by walking and talking backwards" he definately says something before that but I can't make it out. Also, I'm not sure if he says lime or lying. Your help will be appreciated. Anyway, I think this song is about how you shouldn't let others keep you from living your dream and that just be yourself, no matter how different others think you are.
    mattd23on August 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think what he says is 'lying' @ that part.
    i definitely think you're right about the meaning. the 'cut it up and slip it back in' part points to that. what do you think the 'smallest things are crushing me now' means? maybe like he feels really really defeated and not confident - like, even the littlest things are getting to him??
    temporarilyon August 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics actually go
    Hey now now, they'll find you when you're sleeping
    they'll reach in and grab what you're dreamin'
    cut it up and slip it back in, and I know, and I know, and I know, and I know it

    Hey now now, the smallest things are crushing me now
    the crush crush crush is so comforting now
    did the earth just slam in the sun, and I know, and I know, and I know, and I know it

    won't undo their past by walking and talking backwards

    Hey now now, we're goin' down down
    and we ride the bus there and pay the bus fare
    or we find a new reason, a new way of living
    and we breathe it in and try to dream again
    Hey now now, they'll find you when you're sleeping, now now
    they'll reach in and grab what you're dreamin', now now
    cut it up and slip it back in and I know, and I know, and I know, and I know it

    Hey now now, the smallest things are crushing me now
    the crush crush crush is so comforting now
    did the earth just slam in the sun, and I know, and I know, and I know, and I know it

    won't undo their past by walking and talking backwards

    Hey now now, we're goin' down down
    and we ride the bus there and pay the bus fare
    or we find a new reason, a new way of living
    and we breathe it in and try to dream again
    Spaghettimanon October 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThanks. Fixed it.
    mattd23on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just read that J wrote this song as he waited 3 weeks for a second HIV test after having tested positive the first time (it turned out negative).

    He says this about the song in an interview: "I wasn't sure where it came from-- it sounded like a children's song."
    Moses19on January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not really sure about what this song means but I think it means that you can either let people just take your dreams away and looking in the past (won't undo their past by walking and talking backwards) and that you should just look towards the future and take the chances that are given to you.

    I guess that would make sence if he wrote this song whilst he thought he might have HIV because it's kinda a song that tells you to value life and keep living...
    x_hotelpaperon January 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so upbeat. It makes me want to bounce up and down.
    And I agree with x_hotelpaper about it being about looking towards the future and not passing up any opportunities.
    SINKINGx3HEARTSon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant
    Ocean Soulon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is what drew me into the Cloud Room
    This song made me fall in love with them.
    I LOVE THE CLOUD ROOM!!!
    Ailujon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"and we breathe it in and try to dream again"
    That line interchanges with
    "and we shout it out and try to dream again"
    CommunismOnToaston June 20, 2006   Link

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