"Chemtrails" as written by and Beck Hansen....
I can't believe
What we've
Seen outside
You and me
Watching the jets
Go by
Oh, ooh, oh
Oh, ooh, oh

Just what I've seen
So many people
Falling in love
You and me
Watching the sea
Full of people
Try not to drown

So many people
So many people
Where do they go?
You and me
Watching the sky
In the future
That's where
We can go

All I can take
From these skies
Is fog
And all I can see
In this light
A boat sinking
Oh, oooh
Oh, oooh, oh

Somebody's sea
Swallowed by evil
Already gone
You and me
Watching the sea
Full of people

Already drowning
So many people
So many people
Where did they go?

You and me
Hit by a cloud
From an eagle
Watching the jets
Pass go by

You and me watching
You and me watching
Capture have swept me behind
That's what I mean
When we talk
In this jet stream
We're climbing
A hole in the sky


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"Chemtrails" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General CommentIt's good to see a meaningful rock/atl song driven by drums and bass again. The best song I've heard in a while. Sensitive, poignant, yet it rocks.
    "Down by the sea / so many people falling in time" I think refers to a New York/Los Angeles type, or in general to a city on the brink of disaster, either real or social. "Try not to drown": don't get caught up in the modern race which ends in isolation and destruction.
    "So many people / Where do they go?" reminds me of Elenore Rigby: "All the lonely people / Where do they all belong?".
    "All I can take from these skies is fog / And all I can see in this light: a boat sinking": I look for God in this dark city, but all I find is evil.
    He wants to escape through the holes made in the sky by the jets.

    (P.S. hudsterboy: this is "songmeanings.net", interpretation of lyrics is implied in the URL. Art actually does have meanings sometimes.)
    nslyneson September 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSure the lyrics and melody are pretty good, but what makes this song awesome is the DRUMS!
    phillybluntzon August 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNice version of the lyrics here
    whiskeyclone.net/ghost/…

    Plus good analysis
    daviouson April 09, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a chemtrail theory that every time you see those white lines in the sky, its actually some sort of government bred chemical used for...whatever your average conspiracy theorists can think of. Nero toxin, mind control, it doesn't matter.

    I'm not one for analyzing but this song is beautiful.
    sand_whaleon June 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG Amazing. I haven't been able to get it out of my head for the past two days...
    supernukeon June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. Unfortunately, a lot of people argue that this song is a cry against global warming but when has Beck ever sunk low enough to make a statement about some pop-culture political issue? I personally think that this song is about escaping the real world. Beck looks in the sky and wants to follow the Chemtrails...
    StallionintheRift12on July 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this is one of Beck's most morose songs, but beautiful and riveting noetheless. I don't think his songs are usually spiritual, but I felt some religious undertones from this one. It's a bit like he and someone else are watching the world fall into sin, despair, and all that with "You and me watching the sea full of people / Already drowned." Then it gets a little apocalyptic with "Where do they go?" (heaven or hell?). "You and me hit by a cloud / like an eagle" could reference Christ (or the antichrist, who knows?) coming down in a cloud of glory to judge the quick and the dead. Beck apparently is going to heaven by climbing a hole in the sky.
    clamores_musarumon July 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso haven't been able to get this song out of my head for days now. And very glad to hear others say that it's probably *not* a preachy "save the environment" lecture. I've got nothing about those lectures in the US Congress, where they belong, but that would completely ruin a beautiful song like this one. Cryptic lyrics about escapism and spirituality, on the other hand, are terrific fit for the ethereal and haunting music.
    islanduniverseon July 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlso haven't been able to get this song out of my head for days now. And very glad to hear others say that it's probably *not* a preachy "save the environment" lecture. I've got nothing AGAINST those lectures in the US Congress, where they belong, but that would completely ruin a beautiful song like this one. Cryptic lyrics about escapism and spirituality, on the other hand, are terrific fit for the ethereal and haunting music.
    islanduniverseon July 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentToo beautiful. Simply a lovely materpeice. The meaning is subjective.
    sonic_leaveson August 30, 2008   Link

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