"Want the Want" as written by and Philip B Price....
A whispered curse under his breath
A whispered prayer over a death
A sunrise blotted out by cloud
A mother sleeping by the shroud

A poison word that's never said.
A simple frame above the bed.
A poison word will not deceive.
You don't believe what you believe.

You want the want.
You want the want
(if it doesn't kill you first
It might just drive you mad)

The vision doesn't disappoint
The ghost is lighting up a joint
The fickle crowd has gone to sleep
You're ready now to take the leap

You want the want.
You want the want.
You want the want.
You want the want.
(if it doesn't kill you first
It might just drive you mad)


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"Want the Want" as written by Philip B Price

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    General CommentThis song is awesome, but I not sure what it means. Perhaps the search for religion (or spirituality, faith, whatever you want to call it)? I kinda get that from the talk of visions and curses and prayers, coupled with the lines "you don’t believe what you believe" and "you want the want". "You want the want" meaning the singer is seeking something maybe? And "you don’t believe what you believe" giving me the impression of someone who has been raised in a particular faith, but doesn't really believe, just sort of goes along without questioning because that's what they're used to. So maybe it's the search for something they can actually truely believe. "The fickle crowd has gone to sleep / you’re ready now to take the leap" makes me think "the fickle crowd" are 'believers' who don't believe, maybe go to church (or some other place of worship), but don't really pay much attention (they've "gone to sleep", aren't searching for what they're missing from the whole thing)? It seems the singer is wanting to go from being a non-believing believer to being a believing believer "you’re ready now to take the leap".

    But yeah, that's all kinda speculation, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to have someone tell me I'd got it wrong, so... ^^;
    I don't really have any clue what all the "poison word" stuff is about.
    tinsel_shineon July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI actually kind of agree with you Tinsel Shine.

    Maybe the 'poison word' is actually something like "Hypocrite." No one will admit their hypocrites (a poison word that’s never said), but that doesn't prevent others from seeing that they ARE hypocrites (a poison word will not deceive).

    And 'a simple frame above the bed' could be like how a lot of people hang a small crucifix above their headboards.

    This interpretation could still be way off, but it fits as far as I can tell. And yes, this song IS awesome!
    GimmeAJeepon September 07, 2007   Link

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