Walked where I feared to go
Coming up to me saying you can't see what hit me
Protection was my blood
And longing was my soul to tell me what was
All are so aligned in the drive to be right
We break out, we break out
Suppressing senses that see inwardly
Going down, going down
Only to be high on up
Merely needed half a mind
Lost and made that call
I felt my heart beat, heartbeat
Omniscient shining eye
Saw him as a guy
That's image forming the unseen
Walked where I feared to go
Coming up to me saying you can't see what hit me
Protection was my blood
Longing was my soul to tell me what was, what is
Ooh I let the cancer spread
Lord, it keeps me holy
Calling after answered back
Bad temper needs a scolding
Letting go of who we essentially are from inside of the tide
Holding in the water that flows out of sight til I drown, til I drown
Only gonna be at the start


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    My InterpretationI can't believe nobody commented on this song yet!:

    All are so aligned in the drive to be right
    We break out, we break out
    Suppressing senses that see inwardly
    Going down, going down
    Only to be high on up

    In this part I think John may be talking about how the drive to be succesful makes the artists deviate from their creative paths. He has always regarded commerciality as something evil or detrimental to his own creativity, so I think this could be the main idea here.

    Then with “Calling after answered back, Bad temper needs a scolding” is he alluding to the episode of sabotaging Under the Bridge in SNL and how he was scolded right after?!

    There are so many unanswered questions regarding these lyrics, but I particularly wonder about the following lines: “Ooh I let the cancer spread,Lord, it keeps me holy”.May he be referring to tobacco, drugs, or something more metaphorical which keeps him connected to pure art?!

    I'd appreciate some feedback, people!
    afreirespaon February 12, 2017   Link

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