"Conquer Me" as written by John C. Popper and Bobby Sheehan....
Hail to you my mountain climber busy at your task
I know you're in a hurry but there's something I must ask
Do you ever get lonely climbing up so high
If you don't want to answer me I can understand why
Are you running for heaven, or are you running fast from hell
If that's your intention, you aren't doing very well
If I told you a secret, would you want to know more
I've got a challenge I hope you won't ignore

Conquer me figure me out and set me free
I've got a hundred million things to show you as many more to see
But only if you conquer me

Sometimes I get this precious view and the grand scheme shows its face
When all is in harmony it can be such a lonely place
The melody is sad and sweet, and the dance I do is fun
Yes I love this precious view but I'm staring at the sun
It's like watching a movie about a game you won't get to play
It seems to go on without me, and I just gotta get in the way
For as pretty the picture, I share this view alone
Will anyone stoop to grasp this gauntlet I have thrown

Conquer me figure me out and set me free
I've got a hundred million things to show you as many more to see
But only if you conquer me

Hail to all you mountain climbers all you dreamers on the run
I'm your self appointed solicitor but now I speak to only one
Whoever she is now, and whoever she'll become
I'd like to ask her to hurry please and if she's walking could she run
It's not my impatience though perhaps just there I lied
It's just I'm feeling invincible and it has me terrified
Are you safe and are you healthy, and hope you're all right
Entombed in my bravado, I was hoping soon you might

Conquer me figure me out and set me free
Conquer me figure me out and set me free


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"Conquer Me" as written by John C. Popper Bobby Sheehan

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    My InterpretationGreetings to all!
    If you're reading this then kuddos for liking Blues Traveler :) I was quite surprised that this amazing song did not have any comments or interpretations. The lyrics here and with all of the tracks by this amazing band, are so well written. Keep on jamming folks!

    Hail to you my mountain climber busy at your task

    --I will assume that here he is referring to a person in his life whom which he has put on a pedestal. Possibly a lover or simply a close friend.

    I know you're in a hurry but there's something I must ask
    Do you ever get lonely climbing up so high?

    --He wonders if they feel lonely or alone since they are able to climb so high in life, in a way that appears to be effortless to him and the outside world.

    If you do not want to answer me I can understand why

    ---He knows that his question may spark deep unsettled feelings and he understands if the answer is one they wish to not share...

    Are you running for heaven, or are you running fast from hell?
    If that's your intention, you aren't doing very well

    --This part is tough to translate... Their life may seem like heaven but he knows it could easily be a hell. If they're running from hell then their intention is not being carried out. Life in general can either be a personal heaven or hell...

    If I told you a secret, would you want to know more?
    I've got a challenge I hope you won't ignore

    --I love these lyrics. He wants to know if after he conveys a secret of his, would they want to know more? If they are compelled to ask more, then this shows their interest in his soul and the untold side of him.

    Conquer me, figure me out and set me free
    I've got a hundred million things to show you
    As many more to see

    --Such a gorgeous chorus. He's challenging or requesting someone in the world to win the battle he can never win with himself. He's hoping that if someone is able to do this so he may be free from all the personal constraints inside himself. And if they accept the challenge he is promising to open up his soul and mind; showing them the whole of his being..

    Sometimes I get this precious view
    And the grand scheme shows its face
    When all is in harmony it can be such a lonely place
    These lines are depicting deep, wise, insightful epiphanies that are experienced throughout life. Moments when everything may seem transparent. However, moments like these can be lonely because it's only in your mind that these exist.
    The melody is sad and sweet, and the dance I do is fun
    Yes, I love this precious view but I'm starring at the Sun
    It's like watching a movie about a game you won't get to play
    It seems to go on without me, and I just gotta get in the way
    For as pretty the picture, I share this view alone
    Will anyone stoop to grasp this gauntlet I have thrown?

    --I believe these lines continue to describe the epiphanies we experience throughout life... The sun is used as an analogy because they can be blinding and one must look away to see "clearly" once again.. The singer describes how his visions are ones he doesn't believe he'll ever get the chance to live out. He's asking for anyone to join him in trying to view his visions as he does...

    Conquer me, figure me out and set me free
    I've got a hundred million things to show you
    As many more to see... But only if you conquer me

    Hail to all you mountain climbers
    All you dreamers on the run
    I'm your self appointed solicitor
    But now I speak to only one
    Whoever she is now, and whoever she'll become
    I'd like to ask her to hurry please
    And if she's walking, could she run?
    It's not my impatience
    Though perhaps just there I lied
    It's just I'm feeling invincible
    And it has me terrified.....

    --These lines return to the initial person mentioned at the beginning.... He's asking this person to please hurry and find him. The illusion of being invincible refers to feelings of courage beyond his normal realm, and he fears the actions he may pursue, if he is not intercepted by his mountain climber.
    coco234on April 06, 2016   Link

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