Faith No More: Epic Meaning
Song Released: 1989
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If you can’t, then it doesn’t matter anyway
You will never understand it cuz it happens too fast
And it feels so good, it’s like walking on glass
It’s so cool, it’s so hip, it’s alright
It’s so groovy,...
anonymous Sep 22nd, 2006 9:59pm report
"it" in is life itself. "it" is everything the song describes, however contradictory the verses may sound. Because life is that way. Substitute "life" or "existance" for "it"
"can you feel it, see it, hear it today?
If you can’t, then it doesn’t matter anyway"
very existential. If you can't then you're dead (the song seems to assume a posture of atheism?).
"you’ve got to share it, so you dare it
then you bare it and you tear it"
procreation, perhaps? I'm not real sure about that line...
"you want it all but you can’t have it
it’s in your face but you can’t grab it
what is it?
what is it? ..."
that's the question every sentient being faces ... "what is it?" ...
The meaning of life?
The answer,of course, is 42.
anonymous Apr 2nd, 2008 4:36pm report
I think the song is about a fart. Read the lyrics with a fart in mind and you'll see that it fits a lot of the lyrics. You can smell it, it knocks you off your feet. Epic is a common term used to describe a horrible smell.
anonymous Jun 26th, 6:54pm report
THE SONG is about when you pray and give your soul away to whatever your praying to then in exchange youll get a shock though your body that makes most people fall down and flop like fucking fish. It's a lie its magic its real and then when you die sadly you come back to this place and it ends up the same. So Heaven is what you see but cannot grab and the creatures/masters that run the show know this harvest our life essence and that's fucking that people
anonymous Jun 4th, 6:11pm report
It’s about a vagina. It’s in your face; perhaps when you’re sitting down on the subway and one is “in your face” “ but you can’t grab it”. But when you get “it”, “it knocks you off your feet”. Yeah, something like that. Damn , when I was a pre-teen I never imagined this song was about that. Pretty funny, but f’d up
anonymous Nov 28th, 2019 11:27pm report
“It is”, the philosopher’s stone.
anonymous Jun 29th, 2019 6:48pm report
anonymous Jun 22nd, 2017 6:07am report
I think you all are coo-coo for coa-Co puffs. It's about a person that likes to play the piano and go carp fishing.
anonymous Jan 21st, 2015 1:54pm report
It is whatever you want 'it' to be. Explanation given in FNM book released about 8 months ago.
anonymous Sep 17th, 2014 9:54pm report
Eating P**** Is Cool. Mike gave the explanation years ago on this.
CarolineRose Dec 22nd, 2011 12:45am report
One of the best songs ever, and where is Mike Patton... sorely missed... this song captures the essence of that part of life that you just can't put your finger on, no matter how hard you try, analyse, study, pray etc... You may get "flashes" of it... moments of pure pureness where you are totally at one with everything, but these are pretty rare for most people (who are not under the influence of whatever substance that CAN give you that feeling); the thing is, that the feeling of "it" can't be called REAL, unless you are experiencing it without any additives... of course, it's "real" in the sense that you may be feeling "it", but it's not real in the sense that you are using a substance to obtain "it"... whatever "it" is haha
anonymous Oct 28th, 2011 10:48am report
1st verse,hippys-1960s (hip,groovy,outta sight). 2nd verse,disco-1970s (gettin down on the floor). 3rd verse,yuppies-1980s (loss & win). The boomer generation drowns them in debt, until the rain stops and theyre like fish outta water.
anonymous Oct 26th, 2011 10:08am report
The drug-excess hippys then became disco coke heads then greedy yuppies. this selfish boomer generation will indebt the world and die violently like fish outta water. thats what its about.
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anonymous Jun 25th, 2011 6:07am report
I see sense in a lot of the explanations ive read. "It" actually could b substituted with lots of things if thoughtt aboutt. It's heresay, but i heard it possibly has to do with some type of gay scat sex act ,or something along those lines. Possibly torture/rape or death even. Snuff or sexual asphyxiation/strangulation I don't know much at all about that kinda sex, but people are certainly doing such. I'm not intending to pass judgment or be negative. I heard the rumor and I'm curious. Anybody really know?
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