Too big
Too strong
Too weak
Too long
Too big
Too strong
Too weak
Too long
Too old
Too proud
Too soft
Too loud
To weep
To moan
To weep
To moan
To sleep
Around
Remain
Unfound
To seek
To grow
To seek
To grow
Too steep
To walk
To be
On top
Too far
To go
Too bad
You know

To make
A sound
To make
A sound
Oh no here it comes
Oh no here it comes
Oh no here it comes
Oh no hear it...

To laugh
To growl
To leave
Abstract distance for the couch
Too steep
Too deep
To taste
To eat
To meet
The crowd
To keep
The towel
To not
Let go
To not
Let go
Asleep
Somehow
Too soft
Too loud
Rimbaud
SAMO
Disease
Oh no!

Too far
To go
Too young
To know
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up
Give up


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Five Easy Pieces song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing. The melody is so beautiful.
    CarouselOfPictureson May 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing. The melody is so beautiful.
    CarouselOfPictureson May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClap Your Hands Say Yeah are brilliant and this song is beautiful. The lyrics are so abstract, shifting from the overdramatic to the apathetic, it's difficult to find a meaning. If I were to hazard a guess I would say brutal self-realisation, depression and inferiority. Anyway, I don't feel like I have to know in order to love the song. And I like that.
    andylon February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am just wondering if this song has anything to do with the movie by the same name, I am guessing yes
    schuboxon February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song, and the production works perfectly.

    This album is underrated... it really gets to you after multiple spins... took me a few days for it to sink in.

    This is my interpretation:
    Irony / sarcasm in the title, life / self-image does not fit into "five easy pieces". The contrasting moods, modes of self and viewpoints, personality shifts -- all make humans beautiful and complicated. Stunning.
    cgnjnyon March 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentForgot to mention the melodic riffs and lines... they fit PERFECTLY.
    cgnjnyon March 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd is it me or does this song seem like it would fit perfectly into a Sofia Coppola film?
    cgnjnyon March 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI especially love the last part: too far to go, to young to know: give up. Youthful idealism doesn't realize what a hard, punishing journey it's getting itself into with its change the world mentality, and is being told to give up... hmmm... but yeah, the whole celebration of all the diverse aspects of human life in the beginning is just beautiful. I wonder why, after all that, it ends with 'give up?' Maybe a commentary/exhortation: why, with life being so beautiful and diverse and amazing, do so many people still feel the need to say "give up." Maybe this song is to remind all those who argue for giving up that there is so much else, just day to day stuff, to live for. And I love the piano/harmonica at the very start, too.
    stupid_nameon March 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song also reminds me of a more experimental U2...
    cgnjnyon March 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionLOVE THIS SONG
    brittlelittleboneson November 20, 2008   Link

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