Creed's "Higher" is more of just a song about how he wishes the real world was like the world in his dreams
"Although I would like our world to change
It helps me to appreciate
Those nights and those dreams
But, my friend, I'd sacrafice all those nights
If I could make the earth and my dreams the same
The only difference is
To let love replace all our hate"
As for the song I listened to and then realized what is was about, The Misfits "Dust to Dust". I just figured out a few days ago it is about abortion (I think), anyone else know?
chipbgt: Yeah "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind. I don't think many people know what it's about but it has references to doing crystal meth and all. Most radio stations also chop out about 30 seconds of the song.
?Dead Finks Don?t Talk is the most randomly generated of my songs. I wrote the lyrics at home
with my girl-friend with a cassette of the backing track from the studio. I sang whatever came
into my mind as the song played through. Frequently they?re just nonsense words or syllables.
First I try for the correct phonetic sound rather than the verbal meaning. Off the top I was
singing ?oh-dee-dow-gubba-ring-ge-dow.? So I recorded these rubbish words and then I turned
them back into words. It?s the exact opposite of the technique used in phonetic poetry where
words are changed into pure sounds. I take sounds and change them into words.
?Dead Finks is not about Bryan Ferry. After all the music was recorded and the words written,
Chris Thomas (my producer and Roxy?s as well) said, ?you?ll get me shot for that track. It?s
obviously about Bryan.? So I listened back to it and it obviously was. It was certainly
something I hadn?t realised. Essentially all these songs have no meaning that I invested in
them. Meanings can be generated within their own frame-work. It may be a very esoteric thing
to talk about but I don?t think it?s entirely out of the question.? -- Brian Eno