Third Eye Blind: God of Wine Meaning
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God of Wine Lyrics
Theres another chip you havent spent
And youre cashing them all in
Where do we begin to get clean again
Can we get clean again
I walk home alone with you
And the mood youre born into
Sometimes you let me in
anonymous May 1st, 2011 5:06pm report
The song is about a relationship on the rocks due to depression and a lack of communication. The alcohol references are probably mostly literary references. Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, was also the god of rage and passionate fits, which his cult following was famous for engaging in as well. He mentions the woman's "madness" as a siren song. The song also talks about determinism. "The mood you're born into" and the discussion of alcohol's effects at a cellular level are examples. Also, he sings "every glamorous sunrise throws the planets out of line," which is about how the Universe is always changing. Basically, the song is about how forces beyond out control tamper with people and can lead to unhappiness and ruined relationships.
anonymous Mar 20th, 2011 3:31pm report
I don't think he is talking about substance abuse at all, I think hes comparing substance abuse to a realtionship. he is using it as a metaphor.
"The God of Wine comes crashing
Through the headlights of a car
That took you farther than you thought
You'd ever want to go
We can't get back again
We can't get back again"
->I think he feels as they are being punished for the substance abuse and the car accident is when they finally realize something is wrong and they can never go back now,hoping it would never come to this, maybe looking for redemption
"She takes a drink and then she waits
The alcohol it permeates
And soon the cells give way
And cancels out the day"
->again with the substance abuse, to the point where she drinks enough to pass out and sleeps through the day hence it is cancled.
"I can't keep it all together
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I can't keep it all together
And the siren's song that is your madness
Holds a truth I can't erase
All alone on your face"
->there are many definitions of 'siren's' when it is completly broken down it kind of means dangerously seductive, and he realizes the problem with drinking and thinks there is nothing they can do because they are gone to far now
"Every glamorous sunrise
Throws the planets out of line
A star sign out of whack
A fraudulent zodiac
And the God of Wine is crouched down in my room
You let me down, I said it
Now I'm going down
And you're not even around"
->I think that every day they wake is another failure, he wants to blame God, maybe for unanswered prayers, and finally on the downward spiral into a depression, he makes one final cry to God before giving up.
"And there's a memory of a window
Looking through I see you
Searching for something
I could never give you
And there's someone who
Understands you more than I do
A sadness I can't erase
All alone on your face"
->looking back on how it was, through the worse times of life, what I call rock bottom, maybe thinking about the girl, maybe thinking about the drink, someone who can tolerate the girls substance, or someone who can 'use' without becoming addicted, wishing he could drink but not wanting to let himself down...or maybe wishing he could help the girl, wishing to be with her but having to let go for his own health. never forgiving himself for either
thats what I get from the song, a double meaning, one about substance abuse, the other about him and the girl abusing together, or maybe it is about both at the same time. either way, one of the best songs ever written as far as I'm concerned!!
hope this helps
anonymous Jul 21st, 2009 7:44am report
He's writing this song about how alcohol took him and threw him for the ride of his life. He's talking about how their lives were taken over by booze. It's making him feel paranoid. It comes into his bedroom and watches his every move. It took them father than they thought they would go...hence the car accident. It's all about drinking and how the bad relationship fueled the bad drinking and the bad drinking fueled the bad relationship. It talks about getting clean in both aspects so they can both move on and have better lives.
anonymous Jan 9th, 2008 1:04am report
To me it seems like he's just now realising how far they've come down a path that might be the wrong one, and how can they possibly get clean again- from alcohol drugs, gambling, before it ends in tragedy.
Yeah that's just the feeling I get, it seems kind of remorseful.
"Every thought that I repent
Theres another chip you haven't spent
And you're cashing them all in"
- every little thing he does wrong she counts against him, just as he does to her. I think he compares it to chips as fighting can sometimes be a game as you want to be the one who is right and therefore the person who wins.
"Where do we begin to get clean again
Can we get clean again"
- he is asking how can they possibly stop fighting, and if its even possible.
yeah well that's pretty much how I feel about this song, itd be cool if people would write some more interps on Third Eye Blind songs...
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