She asked me maybe
I would share her sorrow
About the men that tried to treat her wrong

Though just a baby
A waiting her tomorrow
It's rock me baby, rock me baby
All night long

She needs an answer to her confusion
Someone to guide her with tenderness
But if she's asking for a solution
All that she gets
You know it's something like this

Don't know where we come from
Don't know where we're going to
But if all of this should have a reason
We would be the last to know

So let's just hope there is a promised land
Hang on till then as best you can
Everybody's ills you know it

Fills her with compassion
That's why she tries
To save the world alone

She helps the needy in her own fashion
And tries to give them all her own
Rock me baby, rock me baby
All night long


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Rock Me Lyrics as written by Nick Beggs Austin Howard

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  • +2
    General Commenton the surface, this song may seem like your typical "lover scorned" type song, but reading between the lines, pondering on the underlying meanings, it seems to me to be about mother nature and what we collectively have done to her (in particular the wealthy patriarchical military industrial complex) I'll elaborate :

    She asked me maybe
    I would share her sorrow
    About the men that tried to treat her wrong

    it's kind of obvious that mother earth is crying out for our help, so we can share her pain and possibly start to make the environment and the world a better place, and of course "all the men who treated her wrong" is an obvious reference to the white male dominated corporate military indurtrial complex, who everyone knows are the major causers of war, poverty, suffering and of course environmental destruction as of recent decades, including the 60's.

    Though just a baby
    A waiting her tomorrow

    this could be a reference to the fact that life and the
    present natural wonder and beauty of our planet is a relatively recent phenomenon in the history of the universe, and awaiting tommorrow, is trying to tell us that its not too late to change our dectructive course..

    She needs an answer to her confusion
    someone to guide her with tenderness

    the earth needs environmentally conscious people to tend to her wounds, is confused on why we would treat the only place we have as a home in such a manner


    Don't know where we come from
    Don't know where we're going to
    But if all of this should have a reason
    We would be the last to know

    that our future does look grim at the moment, religion and science aside, none of us really know where we came from, and we dont know where we are heading, and of course with our "primitive" intellect, we would be the last to know what our purpose in the greater universe is...

    So let's just hope there is a promised land
    Hang on till then as best you can

    this one is fairly obvious, those of us who want a better future and to protect the environment are in a minority, and we try to survive until this utopia can be a reality

    (continued)
    dougquaidon April 08, 2008   Link

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