"Where Fishes Go" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Alan Gracey....





yeah I found god

and he was absolutely nothin' like me

he showed me up like some dime store

hooker

who was plain to see

I couldn't take it anymore so I went back

to the sea

'cause' that's where fishes go

when fishes get the sense to flee



where you goin' now?

what's your plan?



yeah I found god

and he was absolutely just like me

he opened my mouth looked down my

throat

told me I was thirsty

he said, I been, I been, I been

been in this water all my life

never took the time to breathe, breathe,

BREATHE!



whatcha doin' in this darkness baby?

when you know that love will set you free

will you stay in the sea forever?

drownin' there for all eternity

whatcha doin' in this darkness baby?

livin' down where the sun don't shine

come on out into the light of love

don't spend another day

livin' in the sea

livin' in the sea, yeah



I couldn't take it anymore

so I went back to the sea

'cause' that's where fishes go

when fishes get the sense to flee

breathe, BREATHE!



whatcha doin' in this darkness baby?

when you know that love will set you free

will you stay in the sea forever?

drownin' there for all eternity

whatcha doin' in this darkness baby?

livin' down where the sun don't shine

come on out into the light of love, child

don't spend another, no no

whatcha doin' in this darkness baby?

come on out into the light of love

come on out into the light of love child

don't spend another day

livin' in the sea, livin' in the sea





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"Where Fishes Go" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

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    General Commentthis whole CD (the distance to here) rocks. it's so full of something i can't put into words. live is like no other band out there. this song is really cool to, though it took me awhile to understand what it means.

    so in this song the sea is a place that represents bad stuff (whatcha doin' in this darkness baby?
    when you know that love will set you free
    will you stay in the sea forever?) or darkness as ed likes to refer to it. i'm guessing that you go to the sea (remember darkness) because love/light (that's not in the sea) can be really rough and difficult sometimes. So . . . you go to the sea to breathe. and i think the song is trying to say that while we all get tired and things can get bad (like GOD showing you up like a dime store hooker (he has his reasons, i promis)) it's really better out here in the light of love.

    long live live!!!!!
    peace out everyone
    FlowurGurl9on April 08, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI used to love Live. Then i learnt how religious the Ed guy is and it became inescapably obvious with this ablum. With throwing copper, there were religious undertones, and i really like that in mucis, it an easily referenced metaphor that is largely universal at the ver leat, universally relatable.

    This album is just preaching. and after not hearing it for many years i put this album on and this song inparticular struck me.

    To me, i hear a lot of patronising of atheist/ism. It suggests that Atheist are so because they cannot handle the idesa of God. The first Verse:

    yeah I found god
    and he was absolutely nothin' like me
    he showed me up like some dime-store hooker
    who was plain to see
    I couldn't take it anymore so I went back to the sea
    cuz' that's where fishes go
    when fishes get the sense to flee

    Who are fish? evolutionist. THey Evoled from fish (as a creationist would put it anyway) so they are fish. and they can't handle the idea of this omnipotant and benevolant being, it scares them and they retreat beck to the ‘sea’ their beleif in science.

    The second verse:
    yeah I found god
    and he was absolutely just like me
    he opened my mouth, looked down my throat
    told me I was thirsty
    he said, I been, I been, I been
    been in this water all my life
    never took the time to breathe, breathe,
    BREATHE!

    If you can open your mind to the idea of such a being then you will receive the releif of being able to ‘breathe’ which can mean life or love or what ever positive action that the writter is suggesting that an atheist will never experiance being in the ‘water’.

    Bridge:
    whatcha doin' in this darkness baby? [darkness = atheism = bad]
    when you know that love will set you free [God = freedom = good]
    will you stay in the sea forever?
    drownin' there for all eternity [sea=science= ignorance of God]
    whatcha doin' in this darkness baby?
    livin' down where the sun don't shine [no sun, jesus is a sun god, this is just getting obvious noew]
    come on out into the light of love
    don't spend another day
    livin' in the sea
    livin' in the sea, yeah

    So, do you see how preechy this song is? And how patronising it is to someone who is not religious. Apparantly I can’t handle God so i run away and live with my other unevolved fish with our safe science.
    Ha! LOL.
    Crttyon March 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust adding on to the last comment, Live say that water in their songs represents human consciusness, a connection to everything that feels safe
    with that in mind this song becomes more about taking risks in the hope of trancending the ordinary
    utasteadrenalineon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentspiritualiy babay!
    ElKarmaScaramoucheon March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgoing back to the sea= primordial soup... at least in my mind. It's a reference to the question of creation or evolution. Think about it.
    TheSleeperon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe sea is a hiding place.
    Sometimes it just feels like the challenges of life (poverty, pain, heartbreak etc...) gets too much, and it's a lot easier to fall back into a "comfort zone". But by doing this we miss out on the best life has to offer, basically wasting our time on this planet. To achieve greatness, take the risk. Get your ass out of the darkness and into the light of love. You need to leave he water to BREATHE!!!
    calis123on September 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe retreating to the sea idea is good, like when people get hurt in life and become selfish, single minded, or introspective.
    ishmaelDuston May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, and "peace out"
    ishmaelDuston May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about someone who has become depressed and "inside themselves" and this song is about going out and experiencing love and life instead of hiding away from everything the world has to offer.
    butterflyprincesson June 29, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think what Ed Kowalczye is trying to bring across is the argument between the creation theory and the evolution theory. The creation being God showing him boundries of his life and how he should live this way, which makes him realise that its easier to go back to the sea which originally how the evolution theory goes because thats where they say life began.
    Chaos_B_Con April 08, 2006   Link

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