"Point Of View" as written by and Johns....
Liberate the people that you hate
Then cut yourself again
Elevate then drop back down
And see which ones remain

Remember all that she can say is that she knows she wants
It

You'll make it through
With another point of view again
You'll make it through with another point

Accusation
Does yes mean no?
Or have you changed your mind?
Kill the nation before it grows and be one of a kind

Remember all that she can say is that she knows she wants
It

You'll make it through with another point of view again
You'll make it through with another point

Pretend the world's an ocean, oh
I'm drowning
Pretend that I'm pollution, oh
I'm dying
Pretend the steak's a cowboy
And the kiss will kill you

You'll make it through with another point of view again
You'll make it through with another point


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"Point of View" as written by Daniel Johns

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    General CommentNB was a rather personal album, so I strongly doubt that it was about date rape.

    I honestly think its about vulnerability and those who try to fuck with your mind when you're in a vulnerable position---whether it be physically, emotionally, or psychologically.

    "Liberate the people that you hate
    Then cut yourself again"

    You're putting those who have hurt you above yourself, and its killing you inside.

    "Elevate then drop back down
    And see which ones remain" "

    They respect you when you're on top/strong; walk all over you when weak.


    "Accusation, does yes mean no?
    Or have you changed your mind?
    Kill the nation before it grows
    And be one of a kind
    Remember all that she can say
    Is that she knows she wants it"

    More mindplay. He's at her every whim. Probably an implicit feeling of worthlessness laced in there; she's playing around with you "she knows she wants it," but you can't leave her.

    "Pretend the steak's a cowboy" - I have to agree with the whole vegetarianism/deception thing. Swallow the crap people feed you if you're led to believe its something else.


    "And the kiss will kill you" - betrayal



    rimiskaon January 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the most vage of silverchair songs i think or maybe it isn't
    but it is about confussion, in someone who cuts and is in some kind of frazzled state
    nearlyfaron May 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the most vage of silverchair songs i think or maybe it isn't
    but it is about confussion, in someone who cuts and is in some kind of frazzled state
    nearlyfaron May 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about rape I think it's from the males POINT OF VIEW, trying to justify what he did He can MAKE IT THROUGH the whole ordeal and the guilt or shame or whatever if he sees the whole situation from A DIFFRENT POINT OF VIEW.

    "Remember all that she can say Is that she knows she wants it" this line could be like telling yourself to just keep believing that the girl wanted it like she said yes so it wasnt rape The guy wants to clear his concince and convince himself that he did no wrong in raping her but that she wanted to sleep with him

    "Accusation, does yes mean no?" This line may have somethign to do with the girl having said no but the guy saying she said yes

    "And the kiss will kill you" Maybe he kissed her and that began the whole thing or maybe she kissed him and he took it as her wanting to have sex while maybe it was just a kiss and nothign more


    Maybe he really didn't rape her but I think he did
    colormegrayon July 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is from the point of view from a guy who rapes a girl, and then cuts himself to try to rid himself of the guilt he feels for committing the deed.

    I also think that he's trying to justify his action in many ways...

    "Pretend that I'm pollution/ Oh, I'm dying"...

    colormegray did a good job of explaining it.
    in red weatheron May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Pretend the steak's a cowboy, and the kiss will kill you." Gay? Good song anyway.
    UNKNOWIT88on March 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Liberate the people that you hate
    cut yourself again"

    By hurting yourself you are only helping your "enemies"

    "You'll make it through
    With another point of view again"

    If you change your mind constantly, never holding down any specific views or beliefs, you can make it through life without any conflict.
    pleasedieanaon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment>>By hurting yourself you are only helping your "enemies"
    I think it's the other way around - by letting your enemies walk all over you, you cut yourself (metaphorically).

    >>If you change your mind constantly, never holding down any specific views or beliefs, you can make it through life without any conflict.
    I got this, too, but I'm not sure how it fits with Johns' own description of the song.

    He's said that it's about being taken advantage of when you're in a vulnerable position. It's tempting to interpret the song as a commentary on date rape, but NB was a very personal album. It wasn't about things he saw on tv (like FS was), but about his life. So, I'm thinking that he's comparing his own relationship with someone to date rape - someone he trusted has betrayed him.

    'Pretend the steak's a cowboy' - could relate to him being a vegan, in a very symbolic way (you can swallow the crap people feed you if you pretend it's something else)
    'And the kiss will kill you' - this has to be a reference to the Judas kiss, the kiss of a friend who betrays
    erunyauveon May 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPoint of view is called POV for short in porn and is the dude fucking the chick whilst holding the camera.
    RandomCunton June 18, 2012   Link

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