"Drowning In A Daydream" as written by and Keenan/weatherman/mullin/dean....
There's a question mark in the place of a spark
That used to be an answer
Aiming straight for the heart but you missed the mark and
The arrow turned to cancer

Now you get so high but you still can't fly
And you wonder if you're really where you want to be
'Cause the sun don't rise if you close your eyes
So you're sinking low, so I thought you'd like to know

[Chorus:]
Like me, you're drowning in a daydream
There's a man who watches over me
'Cause there's a man where I used to be
Mr. Tambourine play one more song for me
'Cause I gotta leave, I lost what I believed...

There's a snake in the tree only hears what he sees
The years go by and you don't know why did you take it all for granted?

Now you get so low that you can't say no
And you wonder if you're really where you want to be
'Cause the tide does rise and it's no surprise
That it washes you away, now you're far from home

[Chorus]

Daddy's gonna miss you when you're gone
Heavy gonna kick you when you're wrong
You got the blues and it makes you wonder.


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    General CommentTo me this song is about how people change through drug use. For whatever reason, the arrow represents a life path that has been changed. At first you get high because you want to but not because you need it, and you wonder if this is really what you want out of life. As time goes on though, you get high because you're addicted and you wonder if this is really what you want out of life. After awhile your entire life seems to be a haze of drug blurred memories, and before you know it you're old and have done nothing that you would've wanted to do before drugs came along.
    This is my interpretation anyway.
    AcidTripppon October 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with ^^ AcidTrippp ^^ that the song is referring to drug use which transforms over time into drug abuse.
    The song describes a person whose life became comprised of drugs, and only drugs. He realized this and decided to kick the habit.
    The opening line, "There's a question mark in the place of a spark that used to be an answer", explains how he started to question what he was doing more and more. The spark being the "flame" that he used to light up.
    Overall, he is admitting that he has a problem and that he regrets becoming dependent on whatever he abused.
    dbieon12on November 30, 2007   Link

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