So the time is right, so tell me if you wanna?
You should change it if you're gonna
But I don't really know how... I've already tried...
INVOLVE.

I don't want to save my soul now
I don't want to lose control
And even if it takes a lifetime to learn
I'll learn.

Don't fall in line... If you're thinking that you're gonna...
You should maybe think about a reason in your own mind...
You've already gone!
EVOLVE.

I don't wanna save my soul now
I just wanna lose control
And even if it takes a lifetime to learn
I'll learn... I'll learn...
WE LEARN

Here now, see friends,
Hear our defense,
Heroes' time gone by.

Here's our descent,
Hero's defense,
Heroes left you to die

I don't wanna save my soul now
I don't wanna lose control
So even if it takes our lifetime to learn...
I'll learn...I'll learn...
WE ALL LEARN!

So we
Lift you up to be turned
So high


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Supercrush! song meanings
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    My InterpretationSorry for the long post, but this song has a lot of meaning to me, and I may have over analyzed it, but thats my interpretation heh. Also, I know devin has said himself that religion and politics has no place in his music. With that said, this is what I feel when I listen to Supercrush!

    So the time is right, so tell me if you wanna? - The time for advancing to a higher mental state lies in you, when you're ready.

    You should change it if you're gonna - Work on it, don't procrastinate.

    But I don't really know how... I've already tried... INVOLVE. - This kind of enlightenment does not happen over night, you need to be a part of practice and learning as this change would be a part of you.

    I don't want to save my soul now - I take this as pointing at christianity, without it, and most mainstream religions, humanity would have reached a much higher plateu than we are at now, spiritually and technologically. (note, the difference in religious and spiritual)

    I don't want to lose control - when one is learning to expand their mind and bodys, one fear that holds people from advancing is the fear of letting go, specifically of their body. This also points to the earlier verse "But I don't really know how… I've already tried…"

    And even if it takes a lifetime to learn I'll learn. - Look at the life of many sorts of monks. they may spend a lifetime to learn/understand/ascend/enlighten or whatever their cause. but the principal to me is the same.

    Don't fall in line… If you're thinking that you're gonna… - You cant always have these motives as the first priority in life, there is so much going on. And this song seems to progress so this seems as a reminder that its going to take time, don't give up. Give up, meaning fall in line, lose the unique creativity that gives you the ability to see your world differently than anyone else. And thus give up Self, giving way to the world around you to influence who your Self is.

    You should maybe think about a reason in your own mind… - Remember what you are, an individual, and the more you think for your self the more you have an identity. The more you own your own identity, self-image, will be more power you have to influence your dreams and desires.

    You've already gone! - Before you know it, your thoughts manifest and were acted upon in your subconscious. Your perception enhanced just by a new way of thinking, and it effects your decisions in life without your knowing. This whole verse is like a reminder in a way.

    EVOLVE. - A statement, desire maybe

    I'll learn… I'll learn… is like spoken word WE LEARN is like the action. I think refers to your other bodies that you are now aware of. All of them create who You are.

    Here's our defense, Heroes left you to die. - This way of living perceiving the world is a dangerous idea and frightens a certain type of person. Heroes could speak of Power, a person with power. Most of the men and women in charge of us have control over our lives in some indirect or direct form. Publicly it would seem a good thing, if you "Fall in line". They are there to protect you (government). But being an individual with the ability to analyze and think for ones self without bias is dangerous for these "Heroes". (Think about how "Free Speech" is treated in this day and age.) Hence why they have left you to die, because you didn't fall in line.

    YOU LEFT ME TO DIE!
    So even if it takes *our* lifetime to learn… I'll learn…I'll learn… *WE ALL* LEARN!
    To me this is a big statement against organizations that would put our minds in boxes so to keep power by minimizing independence. "I don't wanna lose control" refers differently this time as control over your life. The idea behind this song being evolving our minds, this WILL be impossible unless WE ALL LEARN to be free again. and hopefully this happens in OUR generations lifetime, its possible.
    enabled2kon April 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about love, but it could be about something else that eludes me for now.
    Distortioniston January 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe middle section is not quite correct - having studied the Youtube vid and the album MANY times:

    "Here now dear friends,
    In our defense,
    Heroes died tonight.

    Here's our defense,
    Hero's defense,
    Heroes left you to die."

    The very end (specifically the second line just before "So High!") remains a mystery to me. I'll keep pluggin'!

    Ta
    Azazelstormon June 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAh - further: what Devy sings under the "they left me to die" just after that section, or immediately after is also a mystery. Darn it Devy - we KNOW you're a genius! hahah
    Azazelstormon June 21, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI think he's final words are:

    "So we
    Lift you up to be turned
    So high"

    I'm not sure about the "to be turned" part, then again, I'm Portuguese can't quite figure out that part.
    TheLastBaronon November 04, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"he's" I meant "his"
    TheLastBaronon November 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhen i saw him live the 2nd time he announced "Now here's a song about fucking!"
    So i think it's about sex or losing one's virginity.
    The times right and they've tried before but maybe she (or he) chickened out.
    I don't wanna save my soul, maybe it's pre-marriage and he's like "I don't care that we're not married i wanna have sex with you!" I wanna lose control and i wanna learn the best way to do it, even if it takes a lifetime!
    All of that makes sense, but other parts of the song are still grey to me. But just though I'd share what i thought.
    claptonandslashon June 07, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI'd like to interpret the "By a Thread" version of Supercrush! which differs a little from its studio companion. First off, the tone of the music, switching between a haunting melody and explosive riff. While a contemplative song, it also holds elements of both whimsy and plain old recklessness. The melody says "Think, contemplate, philosophize, but don't forget your humanity!" Now, onto the lyrics.

    "So the time is right, so tell me if you wanna?
    You should change it if you're gonna
    But I don't really know how... I've already tried...
    INVOLVE."

    This verse seems to be about indecision, especially the first three lines. However, it makes a snap decision in the end, representing a decision in the person, and by the emphasis, a final one. As for the choice of word "INVOLVE" for the so-called 'decision' of the verse, it points to the idea to incorporate debate, but not let it bog you down from making a decision.

    "I don't want to save my soul now
    I just want to lose control
    And even if it takes a lifetime to learn
    I'll learn."

    Yes, in the live version, the lyrics change to 'I JUST want to lose control'. And that skews the meaning of the entire song. 'I don't want to save my soul' is a rejection of religion (not spirituality), which many of Devin's songs incorporate. 'I just want to lose control', points to the idea that he want to let go, entirely, and not hold back himself anymore. Not to lose control in a negative fashion, but to not let the control that peers pressure on you BE you. 'And even if it takes a lifetime to learn, I'll learn'. This line shows his determination that, no matter what, he will be an individual and not allow himself to be judged by his peers.

    "Don't fall in line... If you're thinking that you're gonna...
    You should maybe think about a reason in your own mind...
    You've already gone!
    EVOLVE."

    'Don't fall in line...if you're thinking that you're gonna
    You should maybe think about a reason in your own mind'

    These lines are about the pressure to fall into peer pressure, or into line. It also says 'if you think you're gonna...think about a reason..." This is hinting at, or saying outright, that if you want to be in the crowd, just another guy or girl in a faceless sea, then you need to think of a reason in YOUR mind. Not to take the opinions of others, but to form your own.

    "You've already gone!
    EVOLVE."

    The 'You've already gone" is a shout from him to those who have already given to peer pressure just to be part of the crowd. Where the 'EVOLVE' is a cry for them to become better than that, to rise above the crowd and decide for themselves where to stand.

    "Here now, see friends,
    Hear our defense,
    Heroes' time gone by."

    This is almost a continuation of the idea of the previous verse. This could be the words from the mouth of some people who have risen above the crowd, who have 'evolved' as it were, and want their former friends to join. They call out the 'heroes' their old friends worshipped by call them by gones.

    "Here's our descent,
    Hero's defense,
    Heroes left you to die"

    Another continuation of the previous bridge. This is a few of the 'evolved' becoming saddened that their friends can't join them, so they join their friends. They go back to defending the 'heroes'. Finally, the ones who stayed above the crowd and simply say '[the] Heroes left you to die".

    And that's my 39 cents.
    Envyashon January 29, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is the best 1 on the album. It's powerful it rocks and it has a chick singing half the time. I've never heard anything like this song. Thank you Devin for the originality.
    As for the meaning of this song I feel it's about atheism. He doesn't want to save his soul, and he encourages you to evolve, and not to fall in line.
    The lyrics on here are definitely wrong and I can't find them anywhere, all I know is he says, "So high" at the end of the song.
    SubMetalon November 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song holds a lot of meaning for me. It's about being in love with someone who has as many downfalls as you do, and through love, bettering yourself. Absolutely beautiful song!
    BobbyjointRitualon January 26, 2010   Link

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