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you guys are dumb | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/26/09
Songs don't having a certain meaning you idiots. Musicians write songs based on how they feel not based on what they want you to feel. Songs mean whatever the fuck they mean to you personally, and are different for everyone, so stop fucking telling people what this song (and other songs) mean. its completely subjective and opinionative you morons. And yes, what I am saying is hypocritical because this is my opinion so hold your breath I already realize this. fuck you I hate you all
drinking | Reviewer: whatever | 11/22/09
it's about drinking and making the choice to not drink and drive. It's about choices really, but it's mentioning the one about whether or not to drink and drive 'choosing water over wine' and like giving up the chance to party with everyone else and decide to stay clean so that he can drive safely. YOu make choices in your life that effect you, but ultimately its your choice, and you need to be able to feel good about it at the end of the day, so make good choices.
Got a brain? READ. | Reviewer: Matt H. | 11/6/09
Religious song? Non-conformity? I listened to this song a second time. I agree with everything you just said.
This song, in my opinion- IS about how one is frightened by, per se the concept of hell, which in Christian faith is eternal damnation. There are so many phrases in this song that give this theory away, and thanks for pointing it out!
"Would you choose water over wine?"
Another Christian reference, referring to how Jesus had turned water INTO wine. Would you choose water over wine, meaning would you rather take whats given to you to perceive or what everyone else is on about. Like you said, conformity. And not just conformity, but to the concept in religion.
"It's driven me before
And it seems to be the way that everyone else gets around"
In almost every song, you don't quite catch it's meaning right away until you look for metaphors like this one- and try to make sense of it. "It's driven me before-" meaning, that the thought of, "Hey, is this real? Well, i don't want to burn forever, let me just believe in this." has made him look at that and believe, out of FEAR, what everyone was saying.. until of course he opened his mind.
"And it seems to be the way everyone else gets around"- kind of obvious? Everyone else, meaning anyone else who is following that religion blindly, without making their own decision, and without giving it a second thought.
Off-topic: I look at religion as a joke. Not such as a joke, but yes, it does give me that sense of fear that, why ARE we here... i cannot simply agree with the scientists on this part of thinking that nothingness went through the big bang, and boom, we're all here today. There's a meaning somewhere... and who knows- maybe they're right and maybe they're wrong. EITHER WAY, i'm going to have an open mind about it. I still consider this atheism.
Religious song? I think so...please read | Reviewer: John P - Cincinnati | 10/29/09
My take on this amazing song is that it is indeed about religion and God, but certainly not about believing in it. Let me break it down a bit.
Christianity is a fear based religion. Brandon sings, "And I can't help but ask myself how much I'll let the fear take the wheel and steer..." Christianity is also a faith based religion where you submit your will to a master plan, ie: everything is just part of the "plan" and any choices made on your own free will and against God's plan come with heavy guilt. Brandon sings, "Will I choose water over wine, and hold my own and drive?" This is clearly a statement of free will, and the choosing of water over wine I feel is a symbolic reference to the story of Jesus turning water into wine. Only in this case, he chooses water instead, going against the choice made by everyone else submitting to God.
The lines "It's driven me before, and it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal. But lately I'm beginning to find that I should be the one behind the wheel," and "It's driven me before, and it seems to be the way that everyone else gets around. But lately I'm beginning to find that when I drive myself, my light is found" are both further statements of going against the masses to make your own choices.
In short, this song, like many other Incubus songs, is about non-conformity. But many things in this song could easily point at organized religion in particular...and the water vs. wine reference to me is icing on the cake inferring that this song is indeed talking about the rejection of religion.
Hail atheism! This song is absolutely incredible and carries a powerful message.
Somewhere | Reviewer: Arek | 10/22/09
The first time heard this song, it was a piece of it, and I didn't pay attention to the lyrics. But the music seemed so special ... I keep on searching who played it, and from now on I love it more and more.
this song hits hard | Reviewer: kelli | 10/3/09
Today I was trying to find the words to talk to my 15 year old about the new chapter he is starting in his life. This song came on the radio, I have heard it a million but today I listened! I started crying because the words are so powerful and what he needed to hear, he needs to drive...he needs to take the wheel to his own destiny and let the rest of the crap go. There are so many downers for our youth these days, and because of lack of role models and a voice of their own, the have a hard time adjusting to life. This songs helps! The words speak for them selves...starting listening to the words, not just the melody...thanks Incubus!
Proposing??? | Reviewer: Kevin | 10/1/09
I love the song and so dose my girlfriend, just wanted to leave a question to you fans? I am planning on proposing to my girlfriend she loves the band and this song so i decided whenever i give the ring to play and sing this song to her. What do you guys think, i like the fact how it mentions "whatever tomorrow brings ill be there" meaning that i will always be there for her so exactly why i feel this would be perfect song. Please give me input on this? Thank You
Be There | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/27/09
Accidentally heard this song, enjoying a few on a Wednesday night in a bar with friends. Loved it, loved the sound, and uncharacteristically did not even pay attention to the lyrics except for the "whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there." At that moment, I thought "what a concept!" To be ready to embrace whatever tomorrow brings, being thankful- in some sense -for all things, regardless, it's life, and one so often so hard to enjoy. But walking away from that first exposure to the song was a wake-up call, even this late in my life; a reminder that the first step toward finding an answer to the emptiness is simply showing up. Be there.
Water over wine | Reviewer: matt | 7/24/09
I think this song does a good job of describing not only the freedom and liberation of making your own choices, but it also speaks to the persistence that exists to drag each one of us down. It is a struggle to live every day to its fullest especially when your fear of being alone entices you to spend time with others who also have the same haunting mass appeal. But when I find myself behind the wheel, my light is found. Im in a particular place in my life at the moment where I took the wheel, and it is a little scary, but you can't let that stop you because fear fades and life is eternal.
song speaks | Reviewer: wordswithmeaning. | 7/7/09
i loved this song from the beginning because of it's mellow calming sound. it's played everytime i'm on a road trip. but on top of it's sound, i love the meaning behind the words.. the struggle to maintain control of one's own life and not being distracted by other people or thing's opinions is really relatable. and the analogy of someone's journey through life being a car ride is beautiful. i find myself very encouraged after i really listen to the lyrics in this song. i also love how it strays from the mainstream love songs that preach not being able to function without their loved 'one'. this song speaks the clarity of individuality, independence, and confidence in one's self.
So True and Important In Our Times | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/8/09
This song has an unbelievably strong impact every time I hear it...it is true, as another reviewer has already written, that different people can interpret it in so many different ways. It may be a surprise to some, but as a Christian when I heard this song I thought it was absolutely intended as a spiritual message, to encourage us all to stop and think about our destinies -- and who, in fact, is driving us. Will we let current culture, and its insidious influences, lead us around by the nose? Or will we make our own informed decisions about our lives? After all, we each get one chance, and none of us knows when our individual lives will end. What do we believe, what do we stand for, what legacy will we each leave when we pass on? And where will our spiritual selves end up in eternity? I love this song because it can move any listener into a position to decide what he or she will do with the one life -- the one chance-- that God has given to them. May each of us see and follow the destiny that will allow us to live, and to pass on, with (as an old Native American saying goes) "clean hands, and straight eyes." For those who deny the Creator, it is suggested that you take the advice of this song, and "take the wheel and drive"...read the Bible, study it, think, and search your own spirits for the real truth -- not allowing the truth to be smothered by the nearly overpowering influences of current culture and world events. May all who are willing find the truth about God's Son, and God Bless each and every one of you. + + +
understanding | Reviewer: skittles | 5/26/09
whenever im sad this song always makes me chill.
the music video is very good too. i just makes you think. fear drives him to do things and it haunts him. but he realizes that he should be the one to take control and drive his own life and take his own course.
beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/11/09
this song is so beautiful and almost spiritual. the sobriety of the mind. choosing to live free of the influence of our society to follow, to let others take control of your life. refusing to allow yourself to be part of the hive. taking that leap of faith in yourself and who you are and sitting behind that wheel.
Pixie | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/7/09
I believe strongly in conviction, the song is about it, in any way; massive or individual.
last month I ended up a 5 years relationship, it's pointless to say that I was completely devastated, something was eating me inside, and I thought I may never stand up again. I fougth against any sort of feeling: angry, doubt, sadness, missing, madness and self compassion.
But once I hear the song, I felt alive, sometimes it takes just a clear message and a great voice, to let us know how strong we really are.
Time went by and I eventually recovered.
I choose to "hold the wheel and drive...and whatever tomorrow brings i'll be there, whith open arms and open eyes".
i remember...... | Reviewer: Rashira | 4/28/09
I remember this song! I first heard this song on an mtv music tribute to the victims of 9/11...I loved the song but could never find it. Well, just this morning I found it on my new mp3 player. I started listening to incubus when one of my friends played one of their songs (i beleive it was from light grenades) for a assignment last year. Then I got guitar hero on tour for the NDS and i saw an Anne molly on it played it, loved it! Saw an incubus song on the mp3 player my uncle gave to me, THERE IT WAS!!!!!
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