I wash my faith in dirty water
'Cause it gives my mind a little order
And I play that game, just like I should do
But my whole world, slips away

I live my life, I live it slowly
And I take my time, I'm in no hurry, yeah I'm livin'
And when I go then I would surely

I would dance with a total stranger
And hold them in my arms
Hell, there could be no danger if I open up
'Cause when the cryin' starts so

If I chant for happiness
Maybe that will make me feel better?
I can't change my ideals, I can't lose my desire
Oh, if I chant for happiness
Maybe that will make me feel better?
I'd be your newborn friend for the world

Well I wash my face in dirty water for life I have no order
'Cause I know that feeling when you've tried so hard
To make your way out, nothing mends
So you search for the breed of the problems there lying
Deep down in the soul and if, they never end

There's a whole bunch of reasons, tryin' to get out
But they can't make it out of the door
Oh, I know the reason I'm not enough
There's nothing more but

If I chant for happiness
Maybe that will make me feel better
I can't changes my ideals, I can't put out the fire
Oh, if I chant for happiness
Maybe that will bring us together, for the better
I can't changes my ideals, I can't lose my desire
I'm just a newborn friend for the world
Just a newborn friend for the world
I'll be your newborn friend and I'll

Sing loud, sing loud, sing loud, my friend
But I'll sing louder sing louder sing loud my friend
To my friend my friend
Sing love, sing loud, sing a little louder of my friend
Oh my friend


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    Song Meaning

    This song seems to be about person compromising their values (I wash my faith in dirty water), to make life easy (Cause it gives my mind a little order), but not finding fulfillment as a result (But my whole world, slips away.)

    The person then decides to change and live according to their own values even without immediate success (I live my life, I live it slowly), but at least they are more fulfilled (I’m livin). This person is willing to try this new way (I would dance with a total stranger) with no regrets so long as he/she is living honestly (Hell, there could be no danger if I open up). The person envisions becoming more valuable to society this way. (I’d be your newborn friend for the world.)

    There is no such thing as an easy life. (For life there is no order.) The rest of the 5th stanza elaborates this thought.

    There is no such thing as an easy life, (For life there is no order.) especially when you encounters failures for refusing to bend your values- (Cause, I know that feeling when you’ve tried to make your way out. Nothing mends.) this sometimes leads to severe self-criticism and a sense of defeat. etc

    Moelyricson February 21, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    "I would dance with a total stranger, And hold them in my arms. Hell, there could be no danger if I open up up, 'Cause when the cryin' starts so"

    I think has to be one of the sexiest lines, I dont completely comprehend what they mean but I can interpret in my own way.

    CleverPoetsLastWordon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    This song seems to give me a feeling of motivation, I enjoy it.

    dosbodeon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Ya it motivates you to just go out and be you and just chear for happyness and let life take you and enjoy it wash away all the shitty times and open up to happyness i like it gives me stren th!

    Johnny Mikeon September 07, 2008   Link
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    If a total stranger walked up to me and asked me to dance, especially to this, I totally feel his groove and get right down to it. If I chant for happiness, maybe that will make me feel better. . .

    genus2011on February 09, 2015   Link

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