"Leave Them All Behind" as written by Andy Bell, Lawrence Colbert, Mark Gardener and Steve Queralt....
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    General CommentThis one takes me (personally of course) back to 1994 - last year at Uni - didn't want to join the rat race - but what else could I do? but listen to this 30 times a day before entering. Whatever the song was written for, too or about isn't it about personal interpretation? Isn't that what makes music music or culture culture? What makes this song beautiful for me is I listen to it now in 2014, going to primary school to pick up my 3 under 8's, and it takes me back!
    EdwardLongshankson May 13, 2014   Link
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    General CommentWow, I can't believe there are no comments on this one! What a great song! Reminds me of high school, since that is when I first heard it. :)
    GreyGirlon November 13, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song, at least to me, is clearly about an acid trip.
    chinkquentacoon May 20, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationRide's album Going Blank Again, from which this track originates, was released in March of 1992.

    From the very start of the decade, the 90s was inundated with ever accelerating departures from the norm, massive global changes, and in many instances, outright upheaval of what a decent chunk of the global population considered "life as usual."

    Change is the only constant in life. We can adapt, adjust, overcome, but too much change too quickly can be overwhelming to the individual as well as large groups of society. For those who have not lived through this time,i invite you to merely check out the wikipedia overviews of 89-92 notable events, compare the significance and rapid rate at which each event came... and then spiral out from there.

    I think this song is a reflection of this particular period and the overwhelming total lack of control people felt they had.

    "Just look at everything happening, I can't change shit, I'm a speck of dust in a hurricane... fuck it, no sense paddling against the current. The game seems rigged, so I'm not playing... I'll leave it all behind. Don't fight it, don't worry about, just live, leave it alone, embrace the flow."
    howard_dean_yearghon March 07, 2020   Link

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