"Raspberry" as written by and Andrew P/koshowski Koshowski....
Held in hands, a warm cup/ Of skin always taken in by peers/ And friends and the heightened fears/ Over the years/ Now I know I'm not
like everyone

In this head I see the ground/ You came from, unknown, undug/ From where you were staying in/ A backyard bed until/ We came
together

Raspberry, in my hand/ You feel alright but I don't/ Know if I am/ I can't change/ What I am right now, but/ I'll be fine in the next life

I know I can say, I'm honest/ With myself and with/ My red tasty gem/ And sure they will try, but/ They can't take away / My secret
loving friend

And on a good day, my mind/ Is like the country...green wide open/ A breath of zen that's nice/ On the eyes, lonely, without a prayer

Take the trip that I have / I am at risk/ But I guess you know...

Explosions/ From the goldfish bowl/ Visions/ Of blue girls crying stars/ The more the garden sings/ The harder it gets to stay in/ There
are a lot of choices/ So many voices ruling me/ So many of them at once/ Yelling, "Everything's a mess"...I know


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"Raspberry" as written by Bruce Gordon Andrew P Koshowski

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    General Commentit is a very deep metaphor, I think it's about being gay and the fear that goes along with it of not being accepted...think about it. Raspberry = fruit , fruit = gay. (No offence to homosexuals)

    "always taken in by peers
    And friends and the heightened fears
    Over the years
    Now I know I'm not like everyone" (he's scared cause he's realizing he's gay)

    "I can't change
    What I am" (many gay people would like to change but they feel as though they can't)

    "There are a lot of choices (men...women???)
    So many voices ruling me (society)
    So many of them at once
    Yelling, "Everything's a mess"...I know" (he feels helpless)

    this last part is about how society dictates that being str8 is better than being gay...so many voices being society

    I may be wrong...let me know what you think.
    gtcjmon May 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought the same thing, especially after seeing the bathroom scene in the video (the guy sneaks a look at the guy at the urinal next to him and get's beat up).
    Blakiepooon October 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalthough I haven't heard that Edwin's bi or gay. maybe he wrote it for someone else
    Blakiepooon October 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentactually the drummer wrote the songs for this album, tanna
    gtcjmon March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeems like it's the point of view of someone with schizophrenia or a personality disorder or something like that. I get the feeling of a lobotomy somewhere in this too.
    mammadaddioon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like it would be about someone whos gay but Christian Tanna the writer admitted that its just a bout a guy who's sexually attracted to fruit, and thats his problem he just cant help that he is born that way.

    By the way Edwin is gay
    A_Mickon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts a good song no matter what it means. Never knew Edwin was gay, news to me. They should all do themselves a favor and hook up for a new album.
    Roadhouseon November 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, one more thought. He sounds a lot like Billy Corgan on this song. So much so that I could see the Pumpkins playing it.
    Roadhouseon November 29, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningAt a show in Toronto back in 98 Jag said the song was about a man who gives up on trying to find conventional love in society and instead decides to fall in love with a piece of fruit.

    Just that simple.
    chadrockzon August 16, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIMHO it's about acknowledging you're different from everyone else and at the beginning the singer's afraid of being accepted, but by the end they don't care what others think anymore.
    halflife213on July 29, 2011   Link

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