"Invention" as written by and David Shannon Bazan....
Crazy people know
The special place to go
When the pressure is on.
Neurons re-align
'Til the feeling is fine
Or the trouble is gone.
They're in the business
Of inventing saviours.

There's always trouble
So tell yourself again
That help is on the way
And safety abounds,
That safety abounds.

When you need some
Kind of guarantee
That you're protected
You start to trust
The things that
Deeper comfort brings
Before you've checked it.
You might be waiting
For a long time.

There's always trouble
So tell yourself again
That help is on the way
And safety abounds,
That safety abounds,
That safety abounds,
That safety abounds.

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"Invention" as written by David Shannon Bazan

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    General CommentIt's about any kind of drugs, it's not about alcohol or religion in particular (which i both consider being drugs). Of course he refers to alcohol, but it's about people's need of forgetting the problems of their life, sometimes taking any way to get that.
    harmon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about people being decieved by false saviours and not recognizing the one true Saviour...any disagreements on that?
    SuperKel002on April 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe song is definetely about alcoholism...example: "neurons re-align till the feeling is fine of the trouble is gone"...and I'm sure the rest of you can figure the rest out from there...
    lyprulzon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah i'm pretty sure its about alcholism.
    massaaron May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsaviors... in the sense that people use alcohol as a savior. i guess.
    DesignedToHideon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentalcoholism? i dont know about that. maybe its about people who do bad stuff then go to church to so that they could feel good and safe.
    captain samon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI believe the "inventions" part could be an allusion to Ecclesiastes 7:29 - "Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions." Pretty sound.
    escritoralauraon June 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat I got from hearing this is that “fight or flight” mental reaction to stress when your nerves stand on end and your sense are heightened to become more fully aware of the situation dishing out the pressure, which is accompanied by a sense of danger.

    When he said “they're in the business of inventing saviors” I thought he was still referring to the neurons, which could be offering a false sense of security, something that is necessary to go about our daily lives, even though there is “always trouble”, we can’t worry about it all the time or else every minute we’d be checking the gas on the stove and calling a loved one on a trip or something, giving us no time for healthy relaxation.

    Trusting the things that deeper comfort brings to me refers to faith, that everything will work out okay in the end, that everything happens for a reason so we all learn the lessons we need to learn and things change on purpose as if part of a master plan we didn't even know about.

    I can see how it could be about drugs and booze as well because they induce the state that crazy people and children can evoke as second nature, a state where they mentally leave reality behind for a strange world of curious excitement and comfort in limitless possibilities, basically, a place of no responsibilities or obligations, thus, no worries.
    Shep420on July 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHmmmm...let me guess....

    It's about the savior thing.
    bear_hug20on June 27, 2008   Link

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