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I can't believe what we've seen outside
You and me watching the jets go by
Oh, ooh, oh
Oh, ooh, oh

Down by the sea
So many people
They've already drowned
You and me watching a sea full of people
Try not to drown

So many people
So many people
Where do they go?
You and me watching a sky full of chemtrails
That's where we belong

All I can take from these scars is hope
But all I can see in this night are boats sinking
Oh, ooh, oh
Oh, ooh, oh

Down by the sea swallowed by evil
We've already drowned
You and me watching a sea full of people
They've already drowned

So many people
So many people
Where do they go?
You and me hit by a touch of white evil
Watching the jet planes go by

You and me watching
You and me watching
The chemtrails is where we belong
That's where we'll be when we die in the slipstream
We'll climb in a hole in the sky



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    UnregisteredAug 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm
    I just watched a documentary about Geoengineering, and it doesn't seem like a conspiracy theory at all. It is pretty obvious that there are large amounts of aluminum, barium, and strontium being deployed in our atmosphere on a daily basis.

    I am trying to figure out if the song is critical of the conspiracy or if it agrees with and supports it. Okay, nevermind, I got it.

    At the beginning, Beck seems to be musing about whether it's really happening, saying "I can't believe what we've seen outside... watching the jets go by" wondering at how "so many people, falling in time... try not to drown."

    I'm not sure who "you and me" are? This could be just Beck and his wife. He feels separate from this world and these conspiracy theories. He and his mate are set apart, musing at how people are just passing their time with the concerns of this world. This is "where we can go." I guess he doesn't set himself apart so much, because he is admitting that's where they can go, "watching the sky for the chemtrails."

    Beck starts to speak of what he can see. He doesn't see anything in the skies but fog. He doesn't see anything in this light but a sinking boat. He starts to speak of the afterlife and the evil in this world. We're already lost, basically, because of our sin nature. (Beck is a known scientologist, and they do have Christian-like beliefs in sin and the fallen nature of humanity.)

    I'm not sure what he means by "hit by a cloud like an eagle." I guess this suggests the both the idea that we are being hurt by these "clouds" or "chemtrails" coming down, but that is kind of nice, because an eagle might fly through a cloud or "hit a cloud." He's implying that this is dualistically a partially beautiful concept.

    He fatalistically continues to say this is "where we belong. Watching the chemtrails." We are living in the temporal universe, and it is our lot to sit and wonder about these things that might not amount to anything. (Does anyone else ever feel this way when contemplating mysteries that might never be solved?)

    And of course, the conclusion is the culmination of the spiritual aspect of this song. "That's where we'll be when we die in the slipstream. We'll climb in the hole in the sky." He is kind of making something that could be an insidious government program, which could cause real pain and suffering through environmental and actual personal physical damage (aluminum causes heart attacks and Alzheimer's), into a beautiful and even ethereal metaphor for our ascent into the next life or heaven. I must admit, chemtrails are very beautiful. I can totally see why an objective person not motivated by the outrage and information behind this phenomenon might perceive this as beautiful. I used to love to watch them when I thought they were just contrails from jets. It did start to disturb me before, though, even when I didn't know, as these once formed streams of cloud-like haze started to ooze and lose shape. Let's hope that our health and planet doesn't follow suit.
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    UnregisteredDec 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    Chemtrails. Since there is no "official" explanation, we are left to speculate as to their purpose. The normal trails left by high altitude jets are called contrails. Chemtrails, however, are from a deliberate dispersant that lingers, and eventually becomes more cloud-like, and eventually haze. Personally i am convinced they are real, but can only speculate as to their true purposes. Many hundreds of thousands of hours of tv programming footage provide all the proof anyone needs as to when the spraying began (about 12 years ago). There is plenty of proof if one were inclined to seek answers. Chemtrails are likely multi-purpose. Weather manipulation(haarp)? Eugenics? Global warming/geoengineering? One thing that troubles me is that these are military aircraft, not commercial. Government programs shrouded in secrecy are never for good. The mother of all global crises is overpopulation, so the master solution is depopulation. The nwo global elitists are surely at the helm. Most people are completely ignorant about this which is very scary indeed. Perhaps chemtrails are just part of a more elaborate plan to dumb us down and limit our lifespan, that works with the incremental poisoning of our food and water (and air)... War, poverty, genocide, finacial collapse, and a non-stop parade of natural catastrophe!! They want us to believe its the great and powerful oz but who is behind that curtain?
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    UnregisteredDec 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    Chemtrails, watching the jets go by, we've already drowned, a sea full of people they've already drowned, a touch of white evil question: is your sky as blue as it used to be 15 years ago? Or is it white?... Just read someting about the chemtrail theories and you'll get the message he's going for... That is all... We are all watching as our skies are constantly criss-crossed with these highly weird "contrails" and yet, nobody seems to be doing something about or even trying to understand what they are...
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    UnregisteredOct 12, 2011 at 2:31 am
    Find its better to keep it simple - even with beck lyrics. This is about the "1000 yard stare" like dose of engineered everything modern life has inflicted. I find it to be that person, going with the flow, holding hands with a blathering chick/guy talk about the environment - when you just watch the planes fly by - like a child. Rome is burning. I dare add some bit of prose may be drug related (heroin - white evil, just a little bit) - but again beck could just be being reflective and morose, but who can separate? I get numb and watch the drowning herd, finding nothing in the game i lie back and watch the planes pass over - wishing i/we could disappear into a black hole. Anything to get you to stop talking about chemtrails!
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    melancholicoOct 23, 2009 at 1:36 am
    I like to think that everybody can have their own interpretation of lyrics meanings, even when there's only one correct one...
    'Chemtrails' probably is really about the environment,
    but I have an alternative interpretation...
    It's about two people, friends or a couple, who experience using drugs together, hallucinating, seeing jets and sea full of people..drowning...
    Not having the best experience doing it, regretting it, getting scars...
    Sometimes they still got hope
    Hoping that one day they could be free from the addiction, trying not to drown...but still drowning...
    Feels like it's too late, like they're surrendering to it. That's where they belong...in their own chemtrails...they'll probably die in some slipstream...
    But in the meantime, they'll still hope of climbing out of the hole...
    How about that? Anybody buying that explanation?

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