"How It Feels To Be Something On" as written by and Jeremy Enigk....
If I break down all that I am
A field of wires we'll see what it's worth to walk
To break the lines
Of alternate steel
If I turn around what matters the most in time
We're going nowhere

Don't tell me now
The days I've had
To fill it up but spill instead
Talk to remind
Days weeks and hours

All in time will be
Later on we'll try
Hollow peaks we've climbed
All these things I've seen
How it feels to be something on

That's how the days go
If I break down all that I am
A field of wires we'll see what it's worth to walk
To break the lines
Of alternate steel
If I turn around what matters the most
In time we're going nowhere

Don't tell me god
The dreams I've had
To fill it up but spill instead
Talk to remind

All in time will be
Later on we'll try
All we gave to fly
Hollow peaks we've climbed
All these things I've been
How it feels to be something on



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"How It Feels to Be Something On" as written by Jeremy Enigk

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    General CommentThis was the first SDRE song I heard, and it got me hooked.
    SevenPinkertonon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFor anyone who has completey given all they have only to lose it all, this song is very well said.
    Iceson July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentplz , read Frieden's lyrics,and post your feelings about it.....
    whitepoetton July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    borntorunon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmaybe "how it feels to be something on" is referring to the perils of being alive, simply existing and all the rotten stuff that comes with it sometimes.
    PinkFloydoorson April 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song as a lot to do with taking the bad along with the good in life. Many people talk about the injustice of why this or that bad thing happened to them, but there is good in everything. Even the bad things make you feel alive, and you wouldn't be experiencing life without them.
    mightformiracleon May 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment@mightformiracle
    maybe this song is about that, however what i wanted to comment is that you put that out well and kinda got me thinking. those words are so true. :)
    MrGarrisonon June 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's a drug song. it's explaining how it feels to be on drugs (how it feels to be "on something"). listen carefully.
    kissymOnsteron May 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"it's a drug song". I highly disagree...I think he's preaching about being able to feel again. It could be recovering from drugs, and returning to a time when he has emotion again.
    dfbuzzbeateron October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song simply means that you've given everything you have to somebody, you're true loving embrace, and for a while the relationship works, but then suddenly it comes to an end (not sure how) and the Chorus line "How it feels to be Something On") may be referring to how it felt to be with that girl, and now yer basically trying to pick up the pieces of your heart and your life and move on, but it's tough...

    That's what it means to me anyway, not sure about the idea of it being about drugs, but we all have our opinions I suppose. :-)
    SVTristanon August 25, 2007   Link

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