"Here and Now" as written by and William C. Jr. Hummel....
The buzz of electric lamplight
From down on the sidewalk
You struggle, grasp your night-shirt and turn
But the universe doesn't say what you want it to say
The universe says, just what it says, when it says what it says

But on the planet earth, spinning around its axis
Revolving around the sun, revolving around the center
Of the Milky Way galaxy in a super cluster of galaxies
Will it ever be you and me here and now?

Your consoling hands in a gesture
Well placed and throbbing
Throbbing with the buzz of electric lamplight
From down on the sidewalk
But the universe doesn't say what you want it to say
The universe says, just what it says, when it says what it says

The buzz of electric lamplight
From down on the sidewalk
You struggle, grasp your night-shirt and turn
But the universe doesn't say what you want it to say
The universe says, just what it says, when it says what it says

Quanta, mesons, hadrons, photons, neutrons, electrons and protons combining to form
Atoms and molecules and compounds and cells, tissues and organs in a system of a being
On the planet earth, spinning around its axis, revolving around the sun, revolving around
The center of the Milky Way galaxy in a super cluster of galaxies
Will it ever be you and me here and now?


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"Here and Now" as written by William C. Jr. Hummel

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    General CommentIt sounds like someone just left a lecture on the Big Bang and decided to write a song. If you feel like overanalyzing, the lyrics convey a sense that we are very small, lonely creatures in a vast, cold universe. However, I seriuosly doubt that a band calling themselves The Ernies would take such a philosophical stance. I don't know, maybe I'm underestimating them.
    unc1emoeon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTell me that playing the first level of Tony Hawk with playing this song doesn't bring back some amazing memeories. I know it does for me cause this song was always on repeat. But yeah I have to agree with the guy above me. It does seem like they just copied the notes they took that day in physics and turned it into a kick ass song.
    Music As A Weaponon November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe wonders of weed ... it bought be to the following conclusion about this track.
    I think it's about how massive the wold/universe is (obviously!) but its also about getting with a girl. "will it ever be you and me". He's basically saying that the universe is so big, so what will you lose if we just try. Kinda, will we ever get together? It's all about whats here and what we've got now ... "here and now".
    Yeah...
    morpheusvwon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUm, I agree with the guys above me....but of course must have my little input in here

    I think it's about a guy saying how the universe is so huge, that she could get lost so easily and the universe will never conform to what they want it to do/be. So he's left just wondering when the universe will ever allow him to be with her. He accepts that they are barely anything here but he still wants to be with her. So, it's a great sweet odd song...it's actually my fav song of all time :D

    ~Vampy
    vampirella666on May 17, 2005   Link

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