Better than watching Gellar
Bending silver spoons
Better than witnessing
Newborn nebulas in bloom
She who sees from up high smiles
And surely sings

Perspective pries her once
Weighty eyes and
It gives you wings
I haven't felt the way
I feel today

In so long its hard
For me to specify
I'm beginning to notice
How much this feels like
A waking limb
Pins and needles
Nice to know you
Goodbye
Nice to know you

Deeper than the deepest
Coustou would ever go
Higher than the heights of what
We often think we know
Blessed she who clearly
Sees the wood for the trees
To obtain a bird's eye is to
Turn a blizzard to a breeze

I haven't felt the way
I feel today
In so long its hard
For me to specify
I'm beginning to notice
How much this feels like
A waking limb
Pins and needles
Nice to know you
Goodbye
Nice to know you
Goodbye
Nice to know you
Goodbye
Nice to know you
Goodbye
Nice to know you
To know, you

Could it be that it had
Been there all along

I haven't felt the way
I feel today
In so long it's hard
For me to specify
I'm beginning to notice
How much this feels like
A waking limb
Pins and needles
Nice to know you
Goodbye
Nice to know you
Goodbye
Nice to know you
Goodbye
Nice to know you
Goodbye
Nice to know you
To know you


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Nice To Know You Lyrics as written by Brandon Boyd Alex Katunich

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    General CommentHey guys, I'm pretty sure this is actually about the ego (in the spiritual sense).

    He's saying that the places he goes and the feelings he feels when meditating or approaching enlightenment are better than seeing magic tricks (Geller) or other cool sights (nebulas in bloom). He also goes deeper (into himself) than Jacques Cousteau ever dared dive. The following line is to contrast going deep (like the song "Ain't no Mountain High Enough"), and it's also saying that he never realized how much potential he had until he approached enlightenment.

    He also talks about perspective in this song. He says that the loss of ego results in a gain of perspective (seeing things unclouded by ego). If you are able to see from this "bird's eye" (as in from a perspective that is not your own) then you will 'smile and surely sing' from joy. This perspective pries your once, which were once weighted with ego. As far as giving you wings, he is doing two things. He is setting up the part about the bird's eye in the next verse stanza, and he's saying that it sets you free, allowing you to soar.

    I know I'm jumping around here, but I think explaining it in this context allows you to see how the song develops.

    To the lines "Blessed is she... ...blizzard to a breeze"

    Seeing the wood for the tree means seeing past something as just a tool (wood) and understanding where it came from and what it took to make it into that (the tree). The tree is a living being that we cut down for its wood. To be able to recognize that this piece of wood was once a living being is a part of this enlightened perspective. I'm not sure if he's saying that we should be less consumerist or if he's saying to appreciate what had to happen for this object to come about, but it's still a wonderful thing to say (whereas many people see the tree for the wood, or the land for the strip mall...etc).

    My favorite line in this song is the following line. He is saying that being able to attain this enlightenment, or this perspective that gives you wings, requires turning a violent, chaotic blizzard (the roaring blizzard that is your ego, your thoughts, your 'mind') into a calm, peaceful breeze.

    One of the much-said ideas in Buddhism is that the egoless self is present within you at this very moment, and basically the ego covers it up and hides it. in the interlude, Brandon voices this idea, asking if his current state could have been within him his whole life, even if he had only just discovered it (and maybe wondered why it took him so long to feel this way).

    As far as the prechorus and chorus, it should make sense now, but it sounds like he's saying that he finally reached enlightenment (which is marked by the end of the ego). He can't ever remember feeling this way (be it joy, peace, free), and how it feels like a waking limb. When your leg falls asleep and then you let the circulation back to it, as I'm sure you know, it feels like a thousand little prickly sensations. He is wondering if his inner self was 'sleeping' this whole time, and he finally allowed 'circulation' back to it. He is feeling the 'pins and needles' of it waking up, which is marked with the dying of the ego. His only words to his ego? "Goodbye, nice to know you."
    Jaybresonon January 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me means, that we often times in life sepperate from the tangible and we stop being supperfiscial and realize that there is more to life, we see the greater picture. And when people do that I really think its like a new awakening like "a waking limb" a new sense of being that is almost like a spiritual high if you will. A journey to into yourself.
    MeticulousyBlandon February 07, 2002   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is a super obvious one to understand if you are one who is familiar with Christs teachings. He's talking about the desire to have a relationship with god through Christ. The entire song is a tribute to the part of us that has to die to ascend spiritually into the 4th dimension and be eternally saved. Those that do not ascend in this life have to go through hell and suffer the equivalent karmic debt to purify our soul until it becomes aligned and ready to integrate into the next phase. (hell is not eternal, eternal fire is in itself symbolic).

    He's saying good bye to the part of him that died and embracing the beautiful feeling of gratitude for the birds eye view he now posses as one now awakened. Only those who see the bigger picture and are truly awakened through the teaching of Jesus the coming messiah and lord of lords can understand what he means by the lines "Could it be that it had been there all along" That's the seal of god in the mind which is essential to understanding this feeling. The Seal that 144,000 souls bare. Now the paradox here is that anyone can obtain the seal in the mind by finding it in their heart (even those who are not among the 144,000). But those specific souls (lambs) had it from the start and it was a matter of realizing they always possessed it. So that question is basically was I saved from the start or was this one of the miracles of free will (was I lamb who always possessed the seal) or was this thanks to the influence of others aka a miracle? It's a very good question and yet it makes no difference knowing it or not. If you know you know as you would of asked the big questions from a very early age. If not it is a miracle indeed.Either way it feels like pins and needles this feeling when a part of you that is limp "dead" becomes alive again. This song is about the resurrection where you say good bye to the old self. Not about saying goodbye to friends or anything. But about spiritual death which is the inability to understand through faith and faith alone in Christ that you are you saved eternally (waking limb) followed by the awakening (pins and needles) which inevitably leads to rebirth ( what happens after repentance through prayer of salvation confession). That's why he says it's like pins and needles. He's talking about the period in any who follow Christs where we must repent through deeds to show our complete willingness to follow the commandments and get close to god. (it's like waking up and allowing the sleeping limb to get blood flowing back into it so we can be completely awoken and move again) The song is about the feeling of freedom, completeness, love and blissfulness that comes after the awakening and repentance (prayer of salvation). What follows is the period of redemption (rest of the life) where everything tastes so sweet and even difficult external circumstances that might have threatened to kill you before are now no longer able to harm you (turn a blizzard to a breeze). The she represents the feminine divine in all of us that needs to be united with our masculine energy (heart leading the mind) in order for us to embrace our spirit (voice) that's the symbology of the singing. Realistically many confuse the twin flame thing for this. It's really just symbolic. The masculine requires the feminine to awaken it (kundalini). Once awoken the mind understands and can see the birds eye view. That's when the feminine sings with joy. For the spirit is balanced with the power (the heart now with the mind). The power to prevent any from leading you astray. For you have the seal in your MIND. And that is why you want to be close to god. You may have felt him but now you want to KNOW him for your mind is now enlightened by the limitless love from your heart. This whole idea of you are the one that completes me is symbolic for the masculine divine being the key to our own completeness. Not for someone who completes your soul. This idea of soul splitting to be reunited resulted from a failure to understand the symbology of the twin flame which is kundalini. God created us complete without anyone else. Although soul mates also are a thing like in the notebook. But that is a karmic debt not a soul splitting. Anyway hope you enjoyed the analysis if any other line is unclear you can comment below and I'll reply <3
    TheProfitSongon December 29, 2020   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song. One of my favorites on the album.
    JulieMarleneon December 14, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really cool...sort of the reality we face when relationships we thought would work can't...but it's just good stuff, harder rock, i LOVED pardon me, but this album is getting up to Make Yourself.
    starfish01on January 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTalking about the Make Yourself album, "Make Yourself" -- The song, is awsome as well.
    Idanon January 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me means, that we often times in life sepperate from the tangible and we stop being supperfiscial and realize that there is more to life, we see the greater picture. And when people do that I really think its like a new awakening like "a waking limb" a new sense of being that is almost like a spiritual high if you will. A journey to into yourself.
    MeticulousyBlandon February 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkool song
    SgtPepperLHCBon February 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about his hand going numb..."PINS AND NEEDLES, nice to know you, goodbye"
    blinkfan107on February 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with Seth on how the song is about getting high, he says "nice to know you, good bye" i think of it as saying good bye to his sober side. the lines he says are basically about drugs.

    "Better than witnessing newborn nebulas in bloom" (i see this as just him tripping out...)


    "She who sees from up high smiles and surely sings
    Prospective pries her once weighty eyes and it gives you wings" (basically a perfect example of what the drugs are like to him, giving him wings to seeing new things.)

    these are some example on why i think this song is about drugs, even there first album the cover was a big shroom, so u know there on drugs in the first place
    francisco1515on March 02, 2002   Link

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