"Jars" as written by and Peter/loeffler Loeffler....
Hold onto chance
Lest we bleed ourselves
Save for the pets
They're the loneliest

Put into jars
We'll save this earth
Put into jars
We'll save the earth

We can't both become the same
Pawn that's made to fall
Oil that tastes like blood
Stole the summer scent
From me to you
You're stabbing me through you
You're stabbing you through him
And betting most of
This world
We'll add enough of the world

Steal from yourselves
It never felt so good
And feed from their hand's
Confuse by opposites

Put into jars
We'll save this earth
Put into jars
Keep safe this earth

We can't both become the same
Pawn that's made to fall
Oil that tastes like blood
Stole the summer scent
From me to you
You're stabbing me through you
You're stabbing you through him
And betting most of
This world
We'll add enough of the world
This world
We'll add enough of the world

Feeling manic for a day
Depends on the trends
Depends on the surface
If the sun never sets

We can't both become the same
Pawn that's made to fall
Oil that tastes like blood
Stole the summer scent
From me to you
You're stabbing me through you
You're stabbing you through him
And betting most of
This world
We'll add enough of the world
Is the main thing you'll shout
Till the bitter end

Into jars


Lyrics submitted by ~dreamer~, edited by bestbuyguy

"Jars" as written by Samuel Loeffler Peter Loeffler

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  • +4
    My InterpretationI agree with that fact that their lyrics are open to everyone's interpretation. It really brings out the Tool influence in the lyrics, Maynard James-Keenan was the same way, profound but vague.

    Having said that, here is my interpretation. I like to think this song is about human beings' willingness to try to save the world through preservation instead of curbing the negative acts (pollution, material excess, greed). Put what we might lose into jars instead of insuring that it is there in the future. Add everything into jars so we can claim that it's not lost though in reality it is. Extinction, obsolete technology, fossil fuel's ("oil that tastes like blood") being possible things that we will need to save through jars instead of changing our ways. Rock On Pete!
    grenparpon May 05, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionWow, I think this song is about so much things at the same time, much more about a very specific feeling you could have, pondering over the current state of things in the world. Mainly, the message isn't very optimistic; if the world should come to an end, and we had a chance to save some stuff into jars, well not much will fit in but that'll be just enough of "this world". Somehow, it says that all that matters for us right now isn't to be found down here. Pretty spiritual and inspiring, maybe depressive but that depends on what you see in the aftermath. I'm really excited about their new album because that song is already getting stuck so hard in my head! IT's so short yet I can't uncheck the replay button!
    DeafBlindAndFeelingon June 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNice job putting this together, I was having a hard time with it. I think you've got the majority of it right, but one thing I thought I heard differently...

    In the chorus, I think he may say...

    We can't both become
    the same pawn that's made to fall

    There's also something else said in the "stole...some from me to you" line, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

    Also, at the end...

    This world, we've had enough of the world
    its the main you'll show 'till the bitter end
    into jars

    I don't think that second line is right, but thats all I could get out of it.

    Song itself is growing on me, though. First listen through I wasn't a fan but its definitely got me excited for the album.


    J12on June 24, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentReal lyrics obtained off of chevelleinc.com:

    Hold onto chance
    Lest we bleed ourselves
    Save for the pets
    They’re the loneliest

    Put into jars
    We’ll save this earth
    Put into jars
    We’ll save the earth

    We can’t both become the same pawn
    That’s made to fall
    Oil that tastes like
    Blood steals the summer scent
    From me to you
    You’re stabbing me through you
    You’re stabbing you through him
    And betting most of
    This world
    We’ll add enough of the world

    Steal from yourselves
    It never felt so good
    And feed from their hand’s
    Confuse by opposites

    Put into jars
    We’ll save this earth
    Put into jars
    Keep safe this earth

    Feeling manic for a day
    Depends on the trends
    Depends on the surface
    If the sun never sets

    This world
    We’ll add enough of the world
    Is the main thing you’ll shout
    Till the bitter end

    Into Jars
    Tuomason June 24, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning"Drummer Sam Loeffler told Vancouver radio station 99.3 The Fox that this song's subject matter reflects the quirky themes of Sci-Fi Crimes. He explained that the song, 'I's kind of a play on words. It's saving the environment. It's a joke about saving the environment and it's about literally taking the earth, and putting it into jars to save it for later. It's very tongue in cheek.'"

    - songfacts.com
    DeepHunteron July 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentnoisecreep.com/2009/07/08/chevelle-saving-the-earth-one-jar-at-a-time/

    here's the interview where they explain it
    mudzerelion October 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti believe this song is about people not saying what they believe in.....and just going along with what is popular too say, basically bottling up your thoughts in "jars", but thats just what i think because pete has a very unique way of writing. Perfect example is the song " get some" , apparently that song is about american idol and never once does it seem too be about that.
    anthonymedon June 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is a good song. what i get from the lyrics is its about if the world was about to end what would we try to save?
    glebrayon June 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti know it might be too obvious, but could he be talking about pollution and burning fossil fuels too? i just think so because he mentions bleeding ourselves, oil that tastes like blood, stabbing me through you and you through him is maybe countries at war for land and energy, betting most of the world in the process?? i'm kinda biased because that's something that frustrates me right now. its my world, and everybody's screwing it up polluting and killing, and all i can do is try to hold on to the good stuff, ya know?
    pawlieon June 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo, from what I can guess, I'd say this is about the war on terror and our situation worldwide as a country and super power. And saying how we should probably hold on to what makes our world a unique one by preserving what is peacefull before its too late because its unraveling fast. Also about the government exercising self control.

    Hold on to chance, Lest we bleed ourselves- We're pushing our luck and losing numnbers in the war.

    Then save for the pets, they're the lonliest- The pets are the soldiers? Who are lonely because of the situation? Maybe??? haha

    Put into jars, we'll save this earth- Try to hold on what makes our world good in the midst of a shit storm.

    We can't both become the same pawn that's made to fall- (I'm not sure about this one) Possibly saying
    the military is designed to be expendable.

    Oil that tastes like, blood that steals the summer's scent- The bloodshed of war is on people's minds and detracting from what summer is supposed to be, a nice, leisurely, vacation-like time. Even in "peace time" it still eats at people. And the oil was taken at a price.

    From me to you, your stabbing me through you, you're stabbing you through him- The government and "getting the job done" at what ever costs. Even if it means the actions put other's lives at stake.

    And betting most of this world, we'll add enough of the world- The government(?) puts the world at stake with there actions. It's important to remember the world in it's beauty to preserve it in a "jar" for viewing and memories.

    Steal form yourselves, it never felt so good, And feed from their hands, confuse by opposites- We're slurring the bounds of stealing and recieving. Also, yourselves may be refering to the fact that we are a universal mankind, and to steal from someone, you're stealing from yourself. (Oil?)

    Put into jars,keep safe this earth- Before the world kills itself,take part of it to guard and preserve.

    Feeling manic for a day, depends on the trends, depends on the surface, if the sun never sets- The sun setting may be a metaphor for the war ending. The public viewpoint (like gas prices and the stock market and things the public sees) will be the ultimate say if the war is over.

    This world, we’ll add enough of the world, is the main thing you’ll shout, till the bitter end- Kind of like an "I told you so" deal?

    Yaaaa, that's what I pulled from it. But this is why I love CheVelle so much. Every song can be intrepreted differently by everone. And does anyone else LOVE the fact that the bass is so much more sudible in "Jars?" I love CheVelle.

    ( P.S. I'm not some kid trying to give my political views.This is just what makes sense to me. I'm not saying this is right, and the only way to interpret this song.)
    Connorh33on July 01, 2009   Link

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