"Never Named" as written by and Cornell/shepherd....
I had a dog he was a mix
He loved me like a God
But I was just a kid
The kind mother likes
Now I'm big like the sky
And I'm down sized inside
I'll put this all to rest
I'm just a baby who looks like a boy
I'm getting all depressed
I'm just a baby who looks like a boy

I got my father's sense
And my big brother's pants
And I look like a man
And I feel like an ant
Just a speck on the ground
Growing like a weed
A fleck of a seed

I'll put my hand in flames
I'm just a baby who looks like a boy
Feels like I'm born again
I'm just a baby who looks like a boy
I'm just a baby who looks like a boy

And I'll keep hanging from your hair
And I'll keep playing in the sand
Just as long as I can


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"Never Named" as written by Christopher J. Cornell Hunter Benedict Shepherd

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    General Commentit's about how you seem to grow smaller as your view of the world expands, about losing your illusions and desperately wanting this process to stop, peter pan type of thing...
    Lepra Messiason April 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree
    ToBeHumanon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, agreed, dead on. I don't like this song much, though.
    Lateralus518on July 21, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI remember for the longest time i thought the song said "I got my fathers sense/And my dick from his pants.". As in he inherit's his life from his Father and it makes him feel empowered with responsibility.

    "Big brother pants." works just well i guess, but i still like my original misinterpretation!

    As for an overall interpretation, it's a song about growing up and realizing that we never really grow up. In the end you're small as a child and small as an adult, infantile and meaningless you remain, no matter what, so in the end you just decide to enjoy your life however you can ["Playing in the sand", etc.].
    BiteMyBoxon July 13, 2013   Link

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