"Slow Jam" as written by and Bernard (gb 2)/hook Sumner....

As I look at the morning sky
Today the wind is blowing hard
See that bird has flown too high
Pretty soon it will be tired
I spent a day all by myself
A rich man without his wealth
Sometimes I get it wrong
But I'm not the only one

The afternoon was very clear
The sun was beating down on me
I got thirsty for a beer
That I had to go to sea
The sea was very rough
It made me feel sick
But I like that kind of stuff
It beats arithmetic

I don't want the world to change
I like the way it is
Just give me one more wish
I can't get enough of this
When it gets to be alive
And not just still survive
To hit and not to miss
I can't get enough of this

The early evening mist
Looked beautiful to me
Was sweeter than a kiss
I wish you all could see
I'm a long long way from home
But this photograph of you
Even though it's monochrome
Tells me what I should do
So I got up on my feet
And I knew it would be alright
For my clothes were looking beat
In the middle of the night

I don't want the world to change
I like the way it is
Just give me one more wish
I can't get enough of this
When it gets to be alive
And not just still survive
To hit and not to miss
I can't get enough of this

I don't want the world to change
I like the way it is
Just give me one more wish
I can't get enough of this
When it gets to be alive
And not just still survive
To hit and not to miss
I can't get enough of this

I can't get enough of this
I can't get enough of this
I can't get enough of this
I can't get enough of this
I can't get enough of this
I can't get enough of this
I can't get enough of this
I can't get enough of this


Lyrics submitted by poprock27

"Slow Jam" as written by Peter Hook Bernard Sumner

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentGreat song, that commercial reminded me of how much I dont like decent music being used in ads.
    TaintedGloveon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFucken aswome song, very soothing and up rising at the same time
    oolovellon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI had forgotten how good this song was.

    In Australia, I think they used this for a car commercial.
    elwyn5150on January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it was used for a Ford commercial. It reminded me how much I liked the song on that commercial :-).
    Eatcarpeton April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol here's the ad on YouTube: youtube.com/…
    Eatcarpeton March 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me feel badass for some reason. Try driving and singing the chorus haha
    LifeInTechnicoloron March 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThanks for the effort, Poprock. I would like to make a couple minor changes: "...see that bird has flown too high..." and "...what it is to be alive, and not just too survive..." That is how I hear it anyway. Of course, I'm too lazy to type out more than a couple lines, so again, thanks for doing the rest.
    mr13lckyon April 02, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthehe and I even messed up my "too, to, and two". Let me try again. The second part of the chorus is: "what it is to be alive, and not just to survive." You may now commence the obligatory desparaging comments on my grammar. :)
    mr13lckyon April 02, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is obviously about a (hypo)manic episode.

    "See that bird has flown too high
    Pretty soon it will be tired"--> the down after a up

    "A rich man without his wealth" --> protecting and managing your wealth is very stressful, and he doesn't feel that burden any more.

    "Sometimes I get it wrong
    But I'm not the only one" --> Rationalizing your mistakes, as for in former depression as your manic episodes.

    "got thirsty for a beer, that I had to go to see" --> coupling too completely seemingly unrelated things in impulsive behaver.

    "The see was very rough
    It made me feel sick
    But I like that kind of stuff
    It beats arithmetic" --> experiencing even the lesser thins as not bad, because it's better than the common logic that the human mind can handle

    the course is pretty clear to all of us i seem. and i can go on and on with seeing these hypo(mania) aspects of this song. but I'll just take one more example because my coffee is getting cold an I'm hungry for a cigarette:

    "The early evening mist
    Looked beautiful to me
    Was sweeter than a kiss
    I wish you all could see" ---> It's very common when you are in a mania you feel pity for the people that can't enjoy the beauty of your surroundings as much as you. And not just pity, you really want people to feel like it feels to experience everything so good, perfect, pure and sometimes soothing.

    "I'm a long long way from home
    But this photograph of you
    Even though it's monochrome
    Tells me what I should do" --> this is more to the, (I hate the load that the word buries) psychotic side. also common in a manic episode. Or even a way to define it. Getting information out of a thing that cannot give you that specific information, connecting dots al the way through.

    I hope to get some thought from you guys on this. :)

    peace!
    CaptianGorgeouson October 01, 2017   Link

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