Are you moving much too fast?
And the good times that just don't last
If you're always on the go
Make an angel in the snow
And freeze

Do you feel like you're stuck in time?
Forever waiting on that line
If nothing ever moves
Put that needle to the groove

And sing

Is it a dream keeping you awake?
Is it the stillness that makes you shake?
If you need to know for sure
What's on the ocean's floor
You'll sink

Do you like things the way they seem?
Or are you looking behind the scenes?
Well, if you've gotta know
What it takes to make it sow
Just believe

Are there dark parts to your mind?
Hidden secrets left behind?
Where no one ever goes
But everybody knows
It's all right

Do you get dizzy on the ground?
It must be something going 'round
What blows us here today
It'll blow us all away,
The breeze
Ahh, will blow us all away
The breeze
Ahh, will blow us all away
The breeze


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    This song is about there are so many things that we get caught up in and usually it is something natural and easy that brings us back to normal, such as the breeze. When you realize how taken up you are in something serious, ridiculous and how stressed you are, it is so easy to let go and have something simple take it all away.

    fgarofalo8on December 11, 2010   Link
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    this song is amazing the music and the lyrics go together perfectly so great

    MarkHorse8on October 02, 2008   Link
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    pretty rockin song.

    jozumanon October 28, 2008   Link
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    this song is

    timeless

    enjoyyourrootson November 04, 2008   Link
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    this song is amazing! dr. dog rules!

    exotic_coconuton December 03, 2008   Link
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    I can't believe more haven't commented. I love Dr. Dog. The flutes at the end of this song drive me nuts (in a great way)

    youkaininja11on January 26, 2009   Link
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    This song reminds me of Nick Drake a hell of a lot... So good!

    katkilladon April 01, 2009   Link
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    also, i was thinking about it today, and i thought that this song might actually also mean: everyone has problems and everyone goes through feelings through their lives, but in the end we all get the same FATE(name of the album) we all die maybe the breeze is a metaphor for death?

    trees1234on October 21, 2009   Link
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    I think this song is about taking time to relax now and then and enjoy the ephemeral nature of life. As in, taking things less seriously and just having a good time for the sake of having a good time. The first few lines:

    Are you moving much too fast? And the good times that just don't last If you're always on the go Make an angel in the snow And freeze

    Show this especially for me, like a snow angel is a really idyllic thing that most people who are "always on the go" wouldn't have time for. But then the next stanza is the exact opposite, it's about people who are constantly bored and don't have much to do. AKA "If nothing ever moves, put that needle to the groove." Obviously that's referring to a turn table, and just listening to music, which, haha anyone who enjoys music can relate to. And a lot of this song is about contradictions, as in the next stanza.

    Is it a dream keeping you awake? Is it the stillness that makes you shake? If you need to know for sure What's on the ocean's floor You'll sink

    A dream keeping you awake, stillness making you shake? I think these are about feeling out of place, or that something isn't right. Like, stillness wouldn't make a normal person shake, but it's saying does it make YOU shake. The next lines, are sort of a joke about always needing to be right or wanting to be certain all the time. It says "you'll sink" as in, it'll be your downfall, you'll fail with that attitude. The next few lines are the most powerful for me.

    Do you like things the way they seem? Or are you looking behind the scenes? Well, if you've gotta know What it takes to make it so Just believe

    I love these, because it has such a message. "Do you like things the way they seem?" is all about people accepting things that they don't truly know about. That's why it says the way they seem, and then it says "Or are you looking, behind the scenes?" or, do you really know the true motives of things going on, and then in response you don't like them. I think the rest is a lot more cryptic and personal, so I'll leave it at that. Amazing song, so much meaning and really poetic. Dr. Dog is awesome!

    Poisonousson April 09, 2013   Link
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    i’m so late to this since all the comments are all from 2009 but i love this song. i have no idea how but it makes me feel so happy but so sad at the same time.

    alexturnerswifeon May 25, 2021   Link

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