New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

I'm standing in Brooklyn just waiting for something to happen
I can't help but look thinking that everyone doesn't get it
To my left is a window, where did I go
My reflection just blends in to rows of clothes
And bad ideas, ideas nonetheless, and so

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

I happened to stumble upon a chapel last night
And I can't help but back up when I think of what happens inside
I've got friends locked in boxes, that's no way to live
What you're calling a sin, isn't up to them
Afterall, afterall I thought we were all your children
But I will die for my own sins, thanks a lot
We will rise up ourselves, thanks for nothing at all
So up off the ground, our forefathers are nothing but dust now

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

Maybe I should learn to shut my mouth
I am over twenty-five
And I can't make a name for myself
Some nights I break down and cry
I'm lucky that my father's still alive
He's been fighting all his life
And if this is all I've ever known
then may his soul live on forever in my song

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

In front of the other one
In front of the other one
Just a better place to die



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/f/fun/one_foot_lyrics.html

Correct | Due to the difficulties with automatic merging of existing explanations and users' corrections we've disabled this function for a while. If you've found any mistake, use "Report" form. Sorry for the inconvience. Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • U
    UnregisteredJun 21, 2012 at 4:28 am
    All i have to say is i'm so glad to hear a song so similar to the way i feel about religion:)
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    First a correction:
    To my left is a window, where did i go
    My reflection just planted two rows of coal (it is my reflection just blended into rows of coal) listen close, voice 1 - my reflection just blended, voice 2 - into rows of coal.

    Second correction: it's not "happiness stumbled upon a chapel last night", it is "i happened to stumble upon a chapel last night".

    ?
    This is obviously taking a stab at christian religion (before you bible thumpers start to thump, note that i highlighted religion or more so religiosity that so many of you liars let your churches turn into.

    Very strait forward and quite literal:

    Afterall, afterall i thought we were all your children (christians are told that they are god's children)

    But i will die for my own sins, thanks a lot (jesus came to earth to die for our sins, here he says "thanks a lot" sarcastically saying he doesn't need redemption through christ)

    We'll rise up ourselves, thanks for nothing at all (mocking the fact that jesus rose from the grave, and promised he would raise all those who trust in him)

    So up off the ground, our forefathers are nothing but dust now (speaking here more to catholics and other secs that kneel and pray to saints, mary, and jesus... Get up off the church floor, they're dead and gone and dust).

    I'll put one foot in front of the other one
    I don't need a new love, or a new life
    Just a better place to die (this speaks to when you become "saved" jesus/god become your new love, and give you a new life in him, i.e. Born again. He's saying he doesn't need jesus and/or god to save him and give him a new love or give him a new life, he just wants the world to be a better place to die in).

    Also it's not a homosexual-specific reference to "friends locked in boxes", look at their interviews on utube, they specifically say that they don't know why they have such a "queer" following, and that their songs are general in nature and not specific to homosexuality or homophobia.

    When he says, regarding his father, "been fighting all his life", his parents were religious and against what he ended up "doing" and what he "believes", this is quite apparent across many of the songs on this lp.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    I see the "religion" criticism - fairly obvious in "chapel" and "them" lyrics... Religion being man-made, of course. However, i believe he takes it farther in criticizing god's plan of salvation. "i will die for my own sins, thanks" denying christ's gift (god's plan) and will rise up without god's assistance.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 8, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    Live life the way you want. Who's to tell you how you're supposed to? Be yourself, don't let anything discourage you from doing what your heart wants; don't let anything get in your way
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 8, 2012 at 1:27 am
    Keep going on your life don't let stuff stop you. All goes on and we still live so we should continue our lives

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×