"Now We Can See" as written by and Kathleen Michelle Foster Hutch Harris....
Oh way-ow oh-whoa-oh

We were born in the desert
We were reared in a cave
We conquered in the sun
but we lived in the shade
Yeah baby we were savage
we existed to kill
Our history is damaged
at least it was a thrill
But now we can see!
Now that our vision is strong
we don't have to admit we were wrong
Now we can see
but the images donâ??t stick
Our enemies lay dead on the ground
and still we kick

Oh way-ow oh-whoa-oh

Now we can see
The warnings and the signs
Reading between the lines
like writing on the wall
Now we can see
What do we need
We should need nothing
Nothing at all
Yeah!

We were born on an island
we grew out of the sand
Never saw another creature
never knew another man
Yeah baby we were nothing
we existed for less
Our present was empty
our history a mess
But now we can see
Now we do as we please
Now we do away with our disease
Now we can see
Now the image sticks
We still need the medicine quick
We still take the pill

Now we can see
The warnings and the signs
Reading between the lines
like writing on the wall
Now we can see
What do we need
We should need nothing
Nothing at all

Oh way-ow oh-whoa-oh

Yeah now we can see


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"Now We Can See" as written by Kathleen Michelle Foster Hutch Harris

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  • +2
    My InterpretationA history of imperialism?
    MabeRuthon March 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI actually think this is an allusion to Adam & Eve. I mean, they ate the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and after that, it says in the Bible that "their eyes were opened". And the line "now we can see" could mean just that. I mean, after Adam and Eve ate the fruit, they knew good and evil, which God didn't want them to know before. ("Now we can see/The warnings and the signs")

    Also, they were the only two humans alive at the time. ("never knew another man..") And Adam was made out of the dust of the ground. ("we grew out of the sand..")

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    This is just my interpretation, haha. I'm not trying to enforce Christianity on anyone; I'm not even Christian myself, lol, but in my English class, we're studying biblical allusions, and I'm focusing on allusions to Adam and Eve, which are more abundant than I thought!
    natashatamashaon November 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction"oh way ahhoh waoh"

    This may not be right but it's much better than the translation above. By the way, I want to go to a dance party that plays this song... any recommendations?
    StevieBoy83on March 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. Hopefully a lot of people will be commenting this pretty soon.
    hoorayforerikaon February 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, awesome song. Also before anyone starts to say something like "GAH THE THERMALS ARE GOIN SOFT" you should probably go invest in some Hutch and Kathy or Urban Legends songs.
    Emergency&Meon February 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan't wait for the album to hit...
    itsmckenneyon February 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song! i love the 'we were savage' bit. hell yea! we were :D
    areegeon April 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust heard this in a promo for the season finale of the NBC show "Chuck" and I fell in love after the first "Oh-way-oh-a-whoa." there's just no way to listen to this song and feel bad at the same time
    katiezon April 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis kind of reminds me a little bit of plato's allegory of the cave. how he's saying now we can see. except in this song it seems like once you get out of the cave things aren't that great. you still kick your dead enemies, you still need the medicine "but only for the fix."
    it's awfully catchy too. but i think the lyrics are quite meaningful.
    jowrites365on April 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song... A Lot! I just discovered The Thermals a few days ago & now I have most of their music! Yay!
    Ali1WhenItSizzleson May 13, 2009   Link

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