Well, I confess
I had myself a good laugh
Remembering times of
My provincial naive

When I was ready
To break horns of all the cows
Just to establish myself
As non-conforming

Well, time has passed
And I look back with a different eye
And thought it's time to
Re-enlist with wonder-why-guy
I reached-a for a pen to sign a peace treaty
But suddenly got up
And took to running wild

Against the nature
Against the grain
For as long and as far as you can
For only there lies entertainment
For a heart of merry-lasting man

What do you do, my friend
When you are done with
Investigating bounds of reality?
Creating hundred of amendments
For each one of commandments
Ready to shoot yourself
Out of curiosity, but wait!
Listen, wait - ain't nothing new to say

However, against the nature
Against the grain
Run as long and as far as you can
For only there lays entertainment
For a heart of merry-lasting man
Oh, merry-lasting man
Oh, merry-lasting man

I wake up in a night
Turn on my lamp
Sat up and wait, direction of my vector
When I find small parcel from the Lord
Fruit basket sprinkled with nectars
And there I sit and my legs are strong
All quiet, only voices dining fearsome
I shove a piece of garlic down my throat
Come on, you down the stairs, come on
You only turn off falls of reason

Against the nature
Against the grain
For as long and as far as you can
For only there lies entertainment
For a heart of merry-lasting man
Uh huh, oh, merry-lasting man


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    General Commentfirst to comment on this amazing song.
    When I hear this song it always makes me smile and remember past times of my life. I love it.
    LandProductionson February 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNostalgia...defined!
    oconmanon April 09, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, I'm pretty late to comment on this. If you happen to be reading, enjoy my thoughts:

    Well, I confess
    I had myself a good laugh
    Remembering times of
    My provincial naive
    When I was ready
    To break horns of all the cows
    Just to establish myself
    As non-conforming
    Well, time has passed
    And I look back with a different eye
    And thought it's time to
    Re-enlist with wonder-why-guy
    I reached-a for a pen to sign a peace treaty
    But suddenly got up
    And took to running wild


    He's a grown up man now. He's no longer that young non conformist guy he was, now he's about to "sign a peace treaty with wonder why guy", which means in my opinion he's becoming more of a rational man. But he remembers his times as a young guy and wakes up, and "tooks to running wild".


    Against the nature
    Against the grain
    For as long and as far as you can
    For only there lays entertainment
    For a heart of merry-lasting man


    If you want to be happy and your joy to last, you need to go against the grain, against the stablishment (is that word correct in english?).


    What do you do, my friend
    When you are done with
    Investigating bounds of reality?
    Creating hundred of amendments
    For each one of commandments
    Ready to shoot yourself
    Out of curiosity,
    But wait, there is a way - ain't nothing new to say


    What do you do when you have nothing else to investigate? If you're a purely rational person, at some point you'll reach a moment in which you'll be tired, you will lose inerest. And that's when you're ready to shoot yourself, because you've been trying everything else, you feel like there's nothing new to do, that's the last thing that makes you curious. He is about to tell you that "there is a way", but you probably already heard that, there's nothing new about it. However... Just run against the grain.


    However, against the nature
    Against the grain
    Run as long and as far as you can
    For only there lays entertainment
    For a heart of merry-lasting man
    Oh, merry-lasting man
    Oh, merry-lasting man


    I wake up in a night
    Turn on my lamp
    Should contemplate, direction of my vector
    When I find small parcel from the Lord
    Fruit basket sprinkled with nectars
    And there I sit and my legs are strong
    All quiet, only voices dining fearsome
    I shove a piece of garlic down my throat
    Come on, hop down the stairs, come on
    You only eternal falls of reason


    He wakes up, and he needs to keep thinking. He needs to keep reasoning. But suddenly he finds a fruit basket sprinkled with nectars. Why is that a parcel from the Lord? In my opinion what he's saying is, you don't have to look up for big things to find a meaning to your life, you don't have to make the biggest discoverments, you don't have to be a purely logical person. You can find divinity in small things, so small as a fruit basket. That's why it's a parcel from the Lord, because all little things in your life are divine.
    That's when he tells to himself: Come on, hop down the stairs. You can't be just an "eternal fall of reason", sometimes you just have to live, feel emotions, just do something spontaneous, you have to stop sitting in your bed contemplating direction of a vector and actually get up and move (and run, against the nature).


    Oh, I needed so much to write that. It's one of the most beautiful songs ever written.
    And, excuse my english please.
    EriBvon August 30, 2013   Link

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