"Plowed" as written by and Mike/cross Cross....
Will I wake up
Is it a dream I made up
No I guess it's reality
What will change us
Or will we mess up
Our only chance to connect
With a dream

Say a prayer for me
I'm buried by the sound
In a world of human
I'm lost and I'm found
And I can't touch the
I'm plowed into the sound

To see wide open
With a head that's broken
Hang a life on a tragedy
Plow me under the ground
That covers the message
That is the seed

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Plowed" as written by Tim Cross Mike Cross

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group

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  • +4
    General Commentthis song might be the best single to come out of the nineties...definitely one of the most underrated/forgotten
    songs from that time...
    BostonPJFanon February 27, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionIs it just me, or does this sound like a social distortion song?
    I mean, c'mon..the singer sounds like Mike Ness, don't he?
    Tolkenwhiteguyon August 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentForget Empire records, bleah, bad movie!! Great song, associate it with something else.
    powerbaiton June 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfor the longest time i couldnt remember the name of this song or the artist and then i watched Empire Records and this was in it and flipped out. This song reminds of all the fun shit i used to do when i was a youngan when this came out. I love this fucking song.
    waynestaticx85on September 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat is the movie Empire Records about? Can someone tell me?
    LadyLoveCaton May 11, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfucken hell empire records is the funniest shit aye...
    whoever said it sucked... no it didnt. be quiet
    the movie doesnt have much of a plot... its just cute and funny with kickass songs in it... (eg. dire straits - romeo & juliet, sponge - plowed, dishwalla - counting blue cars, daniel johnston - rock n' roll ega, queen sarah saturday - seems... etc)
    the movies about a bunch of teens/early 20's kids who work at a record shop. its got little side plots but yeh the movie is just funny as hell
    anyways back to the song
    i first heard it from the one and only empire records... and really really liked it... as with numerous other songs i first heard from the movie
    no idea what these lyrics are about... i just love the sound
    regan_89on June 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningMy take on the meaning is that it's a song about pursuing your dream in the face of doubt and naysayers.

    "will i wake up
    is it a dream i made up
    no i guess it's reality
    what will change us
    or will we mess up
    our only chance to connect
    with a dream"

    Generally daydreams are about things we want. He's hoping that he won't wake up and be disappointed to find out that his possibly life-changing pursuit will not have been real.

    "say a prayer for me
    i'm buried by the sound
    in a world of human
    i'm lost and i'm found
    and i can't touch the
    i'm plowed into the sound"

    He asks for those around him to wish him luck in his pursuit, because he knows the sound of those with broken dreams who will inevitably attempt to dissuade him can be deafening. The further and closer he gets to accomplishing his dream, the more opposition he may face, but presses on nonetheless.

    "to see wide open
    with a head that's broken
    hang a life on a tragedy
    plow me under the ground
    that covers the message
    that is the seed"

    He knows that even getting closer, that dwelling on failure is how self doubt begins. Doubt that could cause him to give up his cause, accept defeat, and join the rest of those who have abandoned their hopes & dreams.

    "will i wake up
    is it a dream i made up
    no i guess it's reality"

    The songs ends with him having made his original dream a reality.
    dzeimson January 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, will always remind me of empire records.
    LiveUrLifeon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just saw sponge this week, and it was a great show! awesome band
    creedspazzon July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawsome song but it will always be connected to EMPIRE RECORDS .. that movie kicked ass! it also had an awesome soundtrack
    lilqtfrmguam12on March 08, 2003   Link

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