"Dare If You Dare" as written by and Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo....
Oh, Mars-1 Juxtapose
Swine flu Sally's
Neon nose grows
Like a lifelike Pinocchio

Everybody now is just trying to avoid it
Newsman Tom is trying to exploit it
I know a cure to stop the fear and a little rock'n'roll

Primitive minds during primitive times
But Dr. Lady Richard who won a Nobel Prize
With a putridish smile

What to do about third world nutrition
Can we dismantle our stupid vision
And get on with the show?

Dare, dare if you dare
Dare to be something
Dare to be real
Dare, dare to be more
Hope for the better
Dare to believe

It's hard to make amends
When you're sitting there on the fence
Let the proof be in the pudding, sugar
Everybody wants to start a new religion
Please relax don't need a soul collision
There's a dusty rose where the promise of love used to be
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Dare, dare if you dare
Dare to be something
Dare to be real
Dare, dare to be more
Hope for the better
Dare to believe

Dare if you dare
If you dare
If you dare
If you dare

My brother died and brought us together
I hope it lasts and lasts forever
What a hero he turned out to be
I wish he could just believe

Dare, dare if you dare
Dare to be something
Dare to be real
Dare, dare to be more
Hope for the better
Dare to believe

Dare if you dare
If you dare
If you dare
If you dare


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"Dare If You Dare" as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

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  • +2
    My Interpretation
    *The lyrics are pretty crazy, but the meaning is awesome, and my interpretation of this song is he wrote this from a liberal/philosophical outlook on life….. This is what I get when I read the lyrics

    Oh Mars-1 Juxtapose
    Swine flu Sally's
    Neon nose grows
    Like a life like Pinocchio:

    *Lies, lies and more lies… “like neon” they stand out, noticeable and we all know the story of Pinocchio… Mars-1; Mars-1 was the first spacecraft sent by any nation to fly past Mars. Its primary mission was to photograph the surface, and the meaning of juxtapose is: to place two or more things together, especially in order to suggest a link between them or emphasize the contrast between them.

    Everybody now is just trying to avoid it
    Newsman Tom is trying to exploit it
    I know a cure to stop the fear and a little rock 'n' roll:

    *Everyone knows, now aware, but they’re trying to overlook it; the media is trying to make money off it. He knows how to stop the fear, with however one copes with fear, and a little rock ‘n’ roll.

    Primitive minds during primitive times
    But Dr. Lady Richard who won a Nobel Prize
    With a putridish smile:

    *Taking advantage. All people are ignorant to what they do not know, and if one chooses to; they can take advantage of that ignorance. We only know what we have been taught by our society and our surroundings. “Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see.”

    What to do about third world nutrition
    Can we dismantle our stupid vision
    And get on with the show?”:

    *We are so concerned about the health in other countries, can we look at it from an intelligent and beneficial way, what works for us will not work for them. They do not live how we do. Lets just move on... "it will never be"

    Dare, dare if you dare
    Dare to be something
    Dare to be real:

    *Can you push yourself to be more than what you see or what others think you should be, beyond the superficial way of today’s society. Can you separate yourself from conformity and just be true to yourself.

    Dare, dare to be more
    Hope for the better
    Dare to believe:

    *Push yourself to hope for the best and to become better and to believe in it.


    It's hard to make amends
    When you're sitting there on the fence
    Let the proof be in the pudding sugar:
    *Get off your ass and do something about it; let your actions speak louder than your words, and then we will be able to see your change and what you mean clearly.

    Everybody wants to start a new religion:
    Please relax don't need a soul collision…
    *Conflicts are arising and people are losing faith everyday, so with innovation and the study of theology through science, a new religion is be formed, and people are getting upset and uptight about it.

    There's a dusty rose where the promise of love used to be Yea yea yea:
    *The morals and promise of forever is gone.


    Dare, dare if you dare
    Dare to be something
    Dare to be real
    Dare, dare to be more
    Hope for the better
    Dare to believe

    Dare if you dare
    If you dare
    If you dare
    If you dare

    My brother died and brought us together
    I hope it lasts and lasts forever
    What a hero he turned out to be
    I wish he could just believe:

    Sometimes tragedies will make or break a relationship, and when people experience pain and suffering it can bring people closer together or tear them apart, and he hopes that it will keep them together forever, The person he is referring to is now viewed as a hero, and he wants him to see that.

    Dare, dare if you dare
    Dare to be something
    Dare to be real
    Dare, dare to be more
    Hope for the better
    Dare to believe

    Dare if you dare
    If you dare
    If you dare
    If you dare
    lyricfanaticon June 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWhile the writer below sought to define the whole by the parts, I will simply suggest that this could have been more of disillusionment with our modern world view, and perhaps even his own liberal modernism. The vibe might be that he is reaching back into himself for something of the past that was disregarded, something he failed to believe. I think it might be his own childhood faith, maybe that initial look at the world that says yah I believe in God. Over time the world makes us callous to being real people, and is more and more pitted against the simple truth of a immortality and heaven. I know from experience that death causes us to search for meaning beyond this life, and for deeper meaning within this life, so that is what I get out of it, is dare to "believe"
    RobRoyon March 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy fav song off the new album.... this song is fucking amazing
    stpfan22on May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome references here to scotts bro who died a couple years ago
    maroon5isreallygayon May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentan instant STP classic
    RKellypeedonmymotheron May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome crazy ass lyrics
    therainbowunicornon May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song! this whole album just kicks ass... adds another completely new element of music to STP's catalog
    blacksabbath1002on May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best songs STP has ever recorded ... some really abstract lyrics on the verses... help maintains the songs mystique
    STPJUNKIE55on May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really dig this song and the new album... but i heard that their next album is gonna be something entirely new and different again
    thewho9001on June 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song... kinda seems like a pattern within the new album where the verses are just random words that song cool and have melody and then you get to the meaning of the song which is the chorus
    blackrideforyouon June 02, 2010   Link

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