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Screw all the stuff about wanting to change the world, grow, improve things, help others, whatever. The drugs are going to give you a choice to follow a spiral down instead of up. You go around living however you please, no matter who gets hurt.
Here is the writer offering himself up to the process, sacrificing himself so that you can learn from those terrible mistakes. This was not correct, obviously, but still He will not falter or fail because of your wrongdoing. So sooner or later you will come around, even if the drugs take you down.
And now the process no longer bothers me or confuses me. Because I have become part of the expanding universe, the bodhisatva, the wounded warriors, the low sparking but surefooted in spite of their higher calling, still learning man-boy in a club of like-minded souls. I think I did too many myself not tonight I mean, when I was younger. What say you? General Comment I love that I really am still not sure about what this song means after 20 years of listening to it. It's about disappointment and regret.
It's about a lot of potentially disturbing things. It doesn't give much away, though. Great song. Probably Traffic's best. You are also right about "gun.
One way that dealers had to contend with customers who fell too far behind was to include a fatal addition; hence "the gun that didn't make any noise. Lyrics often had multiple layers of meaning, Ian Anderson being a good example of that. General Comment I heard somewhere that this was Winwood's response to all the "Glam Bands" that were coming on to the scene at the time. He apparently wasn't very fond of them. My Opinion For what it's worh: I came to this site looking for the meaning.
I think that txnuke has the best opinion. For what it's worth I'll throw in my 2 cents worth. Hot lyrics. Even as the album went gold, personnel changes once more roiled Traffic as Grech and Gordon left and Winwood was sidelined with peritonitis.
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