I went down to the drug store to check my head against
the bright light but she caught me from behind
And though i did not know and though i did not care
I could not tell that i was blind to think my world a bubble
And to think that my brother's was too
And that she had come
To shatterall that i knew
So i straightened up my back and I cry
Do what you must do
take me now before i change my mind
take me now before I lose my mind
So i headed to the deep, deep forest
To catch my earnings
But my earnings were all up
My brother looks up at the sky and says
Why have you poisoned my brother's cup
And I say don't you worry boy
Cause the woman who came for me
Will surely show you your bliss
For she holds the answers to all your fears she
questions the apocalypse

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    General CommentSeems to be that he's realizing his view of things was small (my world a bubble), and "she" came along and enlightened him to bigger things. And he isn't the only one in a bubble, it's everyone (my brother's was too)~ his brother is everyone, humanity. His brother sees what has happened to the narrator and says "why have you poisoned my brother's cup" but the narrator knows he has been shown his bliss, and someday so too will his brother.
    trippinbtmon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing song. great to sing along to, very strong lyrics.
    bluekitty2on April 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentany idea what it means tho? i cant figure it out
    carospi314on August 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song even tho i heard it a long time ago this song is one of there best and u should definalty listin to more of there stuff
    musicjolton August 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love dispatch...and this song..i was introduced to them about 2 years ago...i love the stuff from their one fell swoop years..but its all good...
    mollyc
    mollycon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Comment-Wow, Trippinbtm, i think you're RIGHT ON!
    -BUT, what are his "earnings", in the "forrest"? Seriously!!

    --Mark
    17077218on February 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe strength of the guitar goes really well with the message and vocals
    annaSon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is pretty similar to the allegory of the cave by Socrates. Basically, the man in the cave is the narrator of the song, and he is enlightened and shown that his tiny image of the world (his bubble) is not reality. When he tries to go back into the cave to enlighten the others, they want to kill him because they are happy with the way things are in their version of reality, just like how the brother thinks the narrator has been "poisoned" or corrupted. Anyway, read the allegory of the cave or at least sparknote it if you're not familiar with it it's a pretty important piece of literature.

    Another thing, this song reminds me of a Jesuit motto I've heard from my high school: "If you leave here happy with the world the way it is, then we have failed you." Wake up to the rest of the world, leave your comfort zone, etc. etc. Awesome lyrics, possibly my favorite of any Dispatch song.
    sparkythefishon October 16, 2009   Link

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