I don't ask why, I just fall into the meadow
I close my eyes , and wait to die
Yes, I am a liar
Yes, I am a sinner
Please forgive my broken soul

But I've got nowhere else to go
They made the world so hard
If I had somewhere else to go
I could be a star like you
Special like you
A star like you
Special like you

And all those picture frames surround you
I saw you in France
All those busters hang around you
I asked you to dance
I can't take you home tonight
No, I can't be your man
I know why you here tonight
You in a fight with your man

But I've got nowhere else to go


Lyrics submitted by *SoBeR~STiNKFiST*

The Meadow Lyrics as written by Chad Benekos Ben Vaught

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    when elephents are ready to die they travel to elephent grave yards which are usualy meadows in africa its like what he's saying in this song is sometimes every thing is just far tomuch and he is ready to just laydown and die but if he had somewheres else to go he might be happy like every one else

    fuckerkidon August 16, 2002   Link
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    I cranked the volume and this is what I could hear of what the artist is saying:

    This is an African legend It’s a love story And uh it’s about uh two people They were, they were very much in love From different tribes And they’re um, they were going to be sacrificed And after they died, God made them into elephants Because African believe that elephants are immortal And then he put, he made the elephants body the system Is just the female in the word it symbolizes, you know, uh the freedom of love and love of flower tell them that the abstract beautiful that you can see whatever you want to see but before the hunters they used to uh, to take the elephants youthfully and um, he, he, he put the symbol on them so that everybody will know that they are hope_ and this is the story and um ____

    nicn64on July 19, 2005   Link
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    About the end of the song taken from the gauntlet.com

    "This artist friend of mine from Israel had shown me this one beautiful painting of these two elephants," remembers Jahred. "She started to tell me the story behind it, and as she was speaking, I heard something special in her voice. I had to get her on tape. You can hear her on ‘The Meadow' speaking about the African legend. It was perfect for the mood of the song."

    Shadowwolf975on May 16, 2021   Link
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    this song is about a man who just thinks he lost everything. i think that was a woman. special woman. they had only one night. and although it's not possible to meet again, the guy, deep inside his heart dreams and remembers.

    warheadon May 02, 2002   Link
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    i agree with warhead. i think the story is kinda that he met her in an art gallery too- the whole "picture frames surround you" bit, maybe the meadow is a painting that reminds him of her?

    Joey Kongon May 25, 2002   Link
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    Hey I love this song because I feel a bit like this guy.

    Like Warhed said, this guy thinks he lost everything, especially the woman he loves, ("you") which is probably in itself most of his life...

    He should start a new way of life....(a.k.a American beauty movie)

    BlueGalpagoson June 28, 2002   Link
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    I luv this song, I could listen to it non-stop and never get bored of it, but it really upsets me when you actually listen to the words 'coz it makes you think 'bout how this guy knows that he can never see or have the woman again and hes reflecting on the night they did have together

    1000_bongson August 25, 2002   Link
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    this song is my favourite by hed p.e, it's got real meaning and it's just an awesome song.

    caput_rukahson September 11, 2002   Link
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    This is one of (hed)'s all-time greatest songs. It's about a guy down on his luck, he's just kinda drifting towards death cuz his girl left him, but yet he'll never die because he's felt this true pure love... It makes me sad and happy at the same time... just chills me to the bone...

    SouthSnipeon June 16, 2004   Link
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    this song makes me happy inside

    who_is_friendlyon December 18, 2004   Link

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