"Phototropic" as written by and Josh Homme....
Under light, that I have never seen
Go to the light, reach up to the beam
Under light, under light
Reach up to the sun or you can run

Found the roof, the smallness of it all
Found the roof, you will never fall
You'll never (4x)

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"Phototropic" as written by Josh Homme

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    General CommentNatural beauty of light I guess, excellent song though. Putting these lyrics up isn't the half of it either, the chilled out intro is incredible.
    Eskimo_8on December 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti suspect this thread is long dead but i reckon this song is about a plant/tree growing up towards the light of the sun. reaching up, sightless, instinctive. as for the lyrics above, i always hear 'reach up to the beam' and i think the first line of the second verse is 'send your roots'
    just my tuppence worth
    tom mcon August 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of Kyuss' best. It is simply epic, intense and beautiful.

    Could be about a plant growing (phototropism), spiritual enlightenment or simply one's peaceful death.

    This is probably like Whitewater, an ode to the greatness of nature.
    Dakinson December 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTom mc and dakins seem to be on the right track trees, plants, natural beauty.
    Ultramegablownon May 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^^^Your tuppence worth is much appreciated - I'd always wondered what he said there.
    jnsnonbrdon June 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentUnder light, that I have never seen.
    Up to the light, reach up to the beam.

    Under light, under light...
    Reach up to the sun or you can run

    Found the roof the smallness of it all
    Found the roof you will never fall

    You'll never

    You'll never

    You'll never
    Fuzzaliciouson November 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlol awesome comment
    sonarneton May 28, 2010   Link

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