I'm not the hero out the gates
So much to feel so much to gain
My higher reason will take aim
I'll be ok I've got my shapes
We are not alone we share our stake
I think the winter will be wonderful

I am safe without it
I am safe without it
I am safe without
I am safe without it
I am safe without it
I am safe without

Go alone we'll skip the chase
It's go the road or drop the weight
There's no alleigance left to take
As great big sheets disintegrate
In the water
In the water

I am safe without it
I am safe without it
I am safe without
I am safe without it
I am safe without it
I am safe without

I am safe without it
I am safe without it
I am safe without (I know the reason why)
I am safe without it (I know the reason why)
I am safe without it (I know the reason why)
I am safe without (I know the reason why)

But I feel this way
Feel this way
I steal, I heal, and I do it again
Over and over and over and over


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  • +2
    General CommentGreat Song...
    I think this song is about quitting LSD/acid or possibly some other hard drug.

    First part is about doing the drug.
    "So much to feel so much to gain" - the excitement before doing the drug
    "I'll be ok I've got my shapes" - hallucinations

    Second part is about trying to stop.
    "It's go the road or drop the weight" - quit or drop acid?
    "As great big sheets disintegrate in the water" - destroying a sheet of LSD?

    I also hear
    "I steal, I KNEEL, and I do it again" - the recurring cycle of trying to quit. Kneel makes more sense than Heal too. Kneel implies begging forgiveness.
    VADERtheIMPALERon September 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is really strange but ever since I heard this song, I've had the hunch it's about not using protection/contraception in sex durng a one night stand and hoping he'll be 'safe without' and this is him either convincing himself or his partner to go ahead

    hear me out...sorry in advance for how crude all this may sound!
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    'hero out the gates' = his penis out his zipper / boxers

    'So much to feel so much to gain' = so much to gain by havin sex, it's worth it

    'My higher reason will take aim' = higher reason = the joy of sex, (higher reason = erect penis? take aim = into the special lady??)

    'I'll be ok I've got my shapes' = ill be ok, it'll be aright, ive got my style/my swagger/me?

    'We are not alone we share our stake
    I think the winter will be wonderful' = we are not alone if something happens (baby, std?) we're in it together, i think the winter will be wonderful = i think it wil be ok in the future, whatver happens, so lets go ahead.


    2nd verse
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    Go alone we'll skip the chase = lets go without the protection, skip the messing around looking for one

    It's go the road or drop the weight = its go ahead now, or forget it all together, the moment would have passed, drpped weight - flaccid penis,no longer horny, have to leave?

    There's no alleigance left to take = there's nothing else needed to think about

    As great big sheets disintegrate
    In the water
    In the water = as we go ahead and start the sex???


    But I feel this way
    Feel this way
    I steal, I heal, and I do it again = it's happened before, caught std and healed?
    Over and over and over and over = keeps doing it

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    I know it's a strange one. Thoughts lol ?
    joedavies1987on October 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy guess is that he's "Safe Without" the other person's advice/suggestions, and he's tired of hearing what they have to tell him and molding to what they want.

    I'm not the hero out the gates: nobody is perfect

    So much to feel so much to gain: you have to experience things for yourself

    My higher reason will take aim: I can judge and decide for myself

    I'll be ok I've got my shapes: I know what is right and wrong for me

    We are not alone we share our stake: There's other stuff out there to behold

    I think the winter will be wonderful: I look forward to something new, something different, change
    blackmantison August 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI think it's "I steal, I KNEEL and I do it again" where kneel I think stands for apologizing for a wrong he's done (stealing) but without actual redemption (I do it again)
    teoferrazzion August 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think a lot of this album has to do with the band evolving. At times in the chorus I hear him sing "I am safe without him"
    iceblinkon September 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSeems to me he's "safe without" the comfort zone of the relationship he just got out of. Not afraid of the loneliness ahead, having a positive outlook:

    "So much to feel, so much to gain" (time to fall in love again)
    "I'll be ok, I've got my shapes" (he's still looking good)
    "We're not alone, we share our stake" (they both gotta find someone new)
    "I think the winter will be wonderful" (beautiful analogy imo)

    "Go alone, we'll skip the chase" (no more strings attached)
    "It's go the road or drop the weight" (start socializing, improve looks)
    "No allegiance left to take" (no more blaming each other)
    "Great big sheets disintegrate" (marriage / family life just fell apart)

    "I steal, I heal, I do it again" (he'll steal someone else's heart, which will heal him, not inhibited by past romantic failures)
    smash016on April 29, 2015   Link

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