"What I Am" as written by Edie Arlisa Brickell, Kenneth Neil Withrow, John Bradley Houser, John Walter Bush and Brandon Aly....
I'm not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Philosophy is a talk on cereal box religion
Is a smile on a dog

I'm not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Choke me in the shallow water before I get too deep
What I am is what I am are you what you are or what?

I'm not aware of too many things I know what I know if you know what I mean
Philosophy is a walk on slippery rocks religion
Is a light in the fog
I'm not aware of too many things I know what I know if you know what I mean

Choke me in the shallow water before I get too deep
What I am is what I am are you what you are or what


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"What I Am" as written by Edie Arlisa Brickell Brandon Aly

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    General CommentI think this song is about the true, positive value of religion as opposed to philosophy which is described as 'a talk on a cereal box' (pointless intellectualising) and is also described as 'a walk on slippery rocks' (you might fall and hurt yourself).
    Religion is described as 'a smile on a dog' (simple creature which knows the simple truth) and 'a light in the fog' (guidance through the confusion).
    Perhaps she says 'choke me in the shallow water before I get too deep' to say that philosophy just leads you up the garden path and confuses you if you get too involved in it, so stop me now before I go too far.
    Jesus said, love God and love your neighbour, which is the simple truth.
    DeanQOTSAon February 27, 2012   Link
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    General Commentmakes me think
    jdCHILLERbmxon December 02, 2013   Link

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