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Gavin Degraw: Chariot Meaning

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Song Released: 2005


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Staring at a maple leaf
Leaning on the mother tree
I said to myself we all lost touch
Your favorite fruit is chocolate covered cherries
And seedless watermelon ohhhh
Nothing from the ground is good enough
Body rised
It puts over...

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    anonymous
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    Jan 3rd, 2016 1:38pm report


    Meditating just now, the lyrics just rolled through my mind of "the sun was just yellow energy" and I came upon this site post-mindfulness. Very beautiful interpretations. (: my meditation directed me to smile whilst focusing on just being and how smling not only relaxes the face muscles but raises energetic positivity. We all have this positive calm beauty inside of us, and I believe this song is just another wonderful expression to remind us of that, much like the meditation. Keep up the great work and positivity people. With our thoughts we shape our world! Let's keep them simple and of kindness and of love. - js



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    anonymous
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    Jan 21st, 2013 1:07am report


    My interpretation of this song stanza by stanza is this:
    1)
    Staring at a maple leaf
    Leanin' on the mother tree
    I said to myself we all lost touch
    Your favorite fruit is
    Chocolate-covered cherry
    Seedless watermelon, oh
    Nothing from the ground is good enough
    Body rise, look what's over me

    Nothing from nature is good enough as it would seem in comparison to technology and money. However, look what's "over me" ie: the sun and celestial chariot.

    Refrain:
    Oh chariot, your golden waves
    Are walking down upon this face
    Oh chariot, I'm singing out loud
    To guide me, give me your... strength

    This is a call to the sun ie: chariot with it's "golden waves" of sunlight to guide and help keep intouch with the basics of life

    2)
    Remember seeing moon's rebirth?
    Rains made mirrors of the earth
    The sun was just yellow energy
    There is a living promise land
    Even over fields of sand
    Since it's filled my body, covered me
    Bring it back, more than a memory

    Remember the moon phases, rains and how it impressed us as young folks?
    "There is a living promised land". That land is present now away from greed, technolgy and corruption and the call is to "bring it back" ie: the days of peaceful simplicity.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 24th, 2012 2:02pm report


    My interpretation of this song is that Gavin is saying that people are craving or demanding fake things and have lost touch with what is real. Chariot is a symbol of the spirit of life, love and strength to tap into what is real. Perhaps from a feminine perspective. He is tapping into this golden spirit and it is healing him and guiding him. He is overwhelmed with this love.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 8th, 2011 12:49pm report


    Gavin DeGraw on "Chariot":

    Chariot" is a metaphorical vehicle for getting to a place in your mind that is a more broken down and laid back. It's somewhere to be just for a moment--instead of being wrapped up and living wherever you're living and consumed with what you're doing. It's a place to release and chill out.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 10th, 2008 7:56am report


    I think he's in today's world it's so easy to get caught up in the newest price of technology and fast paced society. Even something like rain seems to get in the way. I think what the song is trying to say is that there's a beauty to the simplicity of nature and this world that people have forgotten. Everything he describes in the song compliments it's beauty. Being able to recognize this beauty and welcoming it into your heart makes you stronger and can help guide you. At least that's what I get from it :)



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    anonymous
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    Oct 10th, 2007 10:50pm report


    I think he just bought a new chariot with golden waves painted on the side and he is going to ride it to the moon.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2007 9:39pm report


    The chariot is a vehicle to success, and how he is no gonna let the fame change him.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 19th, 2007 8:59am report


    The first interpretation's got it ;]
    I love the whole "your favorite fruit is chocolate covered cherries, nothing from the ground is good enough"

    Sadly, so many people in today's society lost desire for all that is natural, and beautiful. Too many people have the wrong perspective of what beauty is. They're superficial and need to turn away from depending on materialistic things to show them beauty.



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    anonymous
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    May 30th, 2006 5:54pm report


    I think he's trying to say that he wants to be saved from this land of misery.



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    hockeyfreak7152
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    Mar 16th, 2006 3:19am report


    I think he's singing about how we aren't happy with what is natural and what we already have, we always have to change it in some way.
    "Your favorite fruit is chocolate covered cherries
    And seedless watermelon
    Nothing from the ground is good enough"




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