"Greedy Fly" as written by and Gavin Rossdale....
Do you feel the way you hate
Do you hate the way you feel
Always closest to the flame
Ever closer to the blade
I am poison crazy lush
Built these hands to lift me up
We are servants of our formulaic ways
I'm screaming daisies
From fourteen miles away
I've got my own time
Got it all today

Make up your mind
I need some help
To find this mind

Limbo this and limbo that
You were this and you were that
Ever know that what you fear is what you find
This Indian summer
I signed my life away
There's a greedy fly in here
And I fly away

Make up your mind
I need some help
To find this mind

Make up your mind
I need some help
To find this mind mind mind mind

Make up your mind
I need some help
To find this mind mind mind mind


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"Greedy Fly" as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    General CommentYou see someone always standing at the edge with their eyes closed, wanting so badly to gain something. Little do they know the ground is falling out from under them, stepping over the edge. You however stand back and watch, with a certain knowledge, yet a certain carefree, dreamless aura surrounding you. Losing your mind, and in the heat of the moment, you sign it all away. Now you and your mind is gone, floating aimlessly, still seeing that someone unsteadily hovering at the edge, and searching for help to find this mind. You're now further away from who you see and want to reach, you can't though. Only they can make the choice to extend out to the extended. This defeats the question or rather demand to make up your mind and the answer needing to find some help. This presents a double issue. Servants to our own causes. Conflicting eachothers causes. They've lost their minds.

    And I've lost mind.
    The realities of loss and egoistic value.


    In depth and unnecessary.

    May be confusing but that's what it said to me.

    I'm sexy.
    pariah919on April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the way we need to embrace life, because any other way isn't worth living.

    It's about giving in to different traps as a greedy simple organism in different ways while trying to find something that we need help to find.

    "We are servants to our formulaic ways"

    We choose to put ourselves in situations that control us, instead of deciding to be in control. We are in limbo, unsure of ourselves and our choices. We either choose to balance ourselves, or we choose to be balanced by forces of nature.

    "Ever know that what you fear is what you find"

    We eventually create what we envision as ourselves and for ourselves.
    AmberBon August 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the way gavin plays with words when he writes. everything is so visual. this is whats great about this song
    emoprincess1on June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I will go outside and scream daisies....however the hell you do that....and 14 miles away from what? Anyway the lyrics may not make much sense to me but I like the song because it has some cool phrases...
    ChibiGodon July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this Bush song. To me, it's about a person who hates themself and is reaching out to anyone to help make their life a better one.
    EvolGREon December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"This indian summer". Does this have anything to do with the times when you feel so horny that you wanna fuck every woman in sight. At least thats what i think it is. Or it could be my fucked openioin. "Jeevs" reffers to 'The indian summer" too.
    Chesteron January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*And I've lost mine

    mind, mind, mind, too much mind on the mind.

    Not mine to mind.

    Mind is lost!
    pariah919on April 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first stanza is completly fucking awesome and this is probably my favorite bush song

    god grunge is so awesome ...come back 90s
    xIxlovexToolxon June 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe best song by Bush, ex aequo with Little things. Never understood the video though! Care to explain?
    rkcon November 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the line "I am poison crazy lush"
    The opening lyrics are powerful. The rest are very cryptic and I like that.
    purpleflame88on February 11, 2007   Link

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