"Ricochet" as written by and Taj / Mahal....
All of that thick time without you
Has made me so thick and drunk
"and it's okay to laugh about it"
I said, "it's okay to laugh about it"

Runnin' twice as fast to stay in
the same place
Don't catch my breath until the end
of the day
And I'd rather be shot in the face
Than hear what you're going to say

One day the wind will come up
And you'll come up empty again
-And who'll be laughing then?-
You'll come up empty again

There's no reason - no explanation - so play
the violins

It's always funny until someone gets hurt...
And then it's just hilarious!

You beat me everytime you blink
If only I did not have to think
Think about you crackin' a smile
Think about you all the while

One day the wind will come up
And you'll come up empty again
-And who'll be laughing then?-
You'll come up empty again

There's no reason - no explanation - so play
the violins

On the ricochet - it's going to hit you
It's always funny until someone gets hurt
You can laugh at me - when it misses you


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  • +3
    General CommentIf the song was written the day Cobain *died*, then it can't have anything to do with Nirvana because Cobain was found dead three days later, so obviously they didn't know Cobain was dead the day they wrote the song.
    javier138on March 21, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwow the 1st and last guy are complete fuckwads....have you even heard anything prior to KFAD? learn to swim
    XxDaRkOxXon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentInteresting on the Cobain suicide theory. I don't buy it (but I don't buy any "coincidences" at all usually), but that's at least a unique interpretation.

    Personally, I think it's about Karma or what have you in general without reference to a specific situation. The beauty of FNM songs is that they leave a lot up to individual interpretation and become very personal for that very reason.
    mikeggon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe thing that struck me was the possibility that this song is about the aftermath of a woman who left a man for someone else, obviously leaving him bitter and making him think she's a heartless bitch, which she very well may have been. But everything's going right in the life of the heartless bitch, and the guy, whose only wrong was loving her, is falling to pieces.

    Just my thoughts.

    The Honest Liaron December 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI though this song was about pogo
    Marquezon June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlthough I thought there was more to it, imrightyourewrong. The way I was thinking about it, not only is he impotent, but she's infertile. She goes somewhere else to get knocked up, trying to hurt him, only to find out that there's a problem on her end too, and her plan blows up in her face. Might not even be that specific. Could just be about karma in general, and how trying to hurt people just leaves you worse off.
    drjayphdon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the basic message seems to be "I know you're better than me, but you don't need to be a douchebag about it."
    LostInMemoryXon September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe anger, bitterness and irony in this song is conveyed so purely. Utterly fantastic.

    P.S. Don't really see the need for such malice, XxDarkOxX.
    GotMeNowon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's always funny until someone gets hurt...
    And then it's just hilarious!
    Bill Hicks quote, nice. :)
    If u dunno who is he u should find out ^^
    FreshOwnageon April 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, now, that was hardly called for. I mean, yes, the Tool quote CLEARLY makes you a better person than anyone else could ever hope to be, especially since it makes the oh-so-ignorant assumption that whoever you think is a fuckwad lives in California. Or you didn't put that much thought in it and needed a nifty way to wrap up your comment... which, coming from you, must be The Most Important Thing Posted On This Site. Unless you didn't even think about *that* and just really like Tool, in which case, don't be such a jackass about it. Maybe you should take a note from the guy who commented after you. Well, at least the "don't be a douchebag" part. It's never too late to stop.
    drjayphdon November 11, 2007   Link

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