"Guide Down Denied" as written by and Jason Lytle....
Guide down denied
I might drift forever more
But I'd sure like to come ashore
Sometime

Guide down denied
All my friends are home indoors
Reading ‘bout me, feeling sorry for
The guy who tried
But ended up

Guide down denied
Guide down denied
Guide down denied
Guide down denied

(Denied)

Guide down denied
Did you wait for me to show?
Get pissed off and finally go?

Guide down denied
I don't wanna drift no more
I don't wanna be the story
Of the guy who tried
And ended up

Guide down denied
Guide down denied
Guide down denied
Guide down denied


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"Guide Down Denied" as written by Jason Lytle

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  • +1
    General Commentthis whole album is about the end of Grandaddy, and this song in particular shows his frustration of how the band tried to succeed but in the end failed.

    so sad.
    Heather200408on June 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a sad song. I don't think this necessarily applies to the end of the band, but perhaps to failure or blocks to success in one's own life, as an analogy to an airplane pilot being denied landing (a common theme in Grandaddy songs). Such a beautiful song, my favorite on the album
    scienceon June 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree this is definetley about the bands failure to get mainstream exposure despite being one of the best bands of the past several years. Also I see it as a song about rejection.

    I shall miss you Grandaddy you are a tremendous band and have made several great songs.
    HailtoKidAon July 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's so clever how it seriously sounds like he's saying "guy down tonight" and the lyrics even make it seem like that's more fitting. Genius you are GD!
    jukeapples24on April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI concur with you guys. I've always thought of this song as a nice corollary to "He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot". Jason is always so brutally earnest about his fears and apprehensions, and about the duality within us all of wanting success but at the same time fearing all of its scary consequences.

    Jason Lytle is, easily, the best rock-and-roll lyricist of the past years.
    frijolito_tson April 10, 2008   Link

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