A possible interpretation of the lyrics to:Meaning. What does meaning mean? A major
aspect of the Philadelphia Spirit Experiment is the relationship between words and
meaning. If you are at a total loss, you may want to check out the work of Ludwig
Wittgenstein. In the mean time, here is a view. We welcome your view, too.
#1 -- "You've Gotta Get There First"
Tell me where you're from,
and I'll tell you where to go from here.Meaning:
If you tell me where you are(on
the path to finding "the meaning of life,") I would be more than happy to help get to the
No matter how far, how close, or how
It does not matter if you are just taking your first "baby step," or
if you are running right beside me, I will try to help you to the next plateau.
Ohhhh, I ...Meaning:
My frustration lies with people that don't even
try to walk.
The paths ahead are clear to see ... at least they appear that
way to me.Meaning:
What must be done to understand the meaning of life is so
obvious, how about to you?
No matter which one that you choose,
you can end up as a loser.Meaning:
The particular path that you choose is not the
important point ... but, still ... choose at least one path to venture down.
It's what you do on the path that counts ... not what you do on the way
It is your intention while on the path that counts. Don't worry
about what will happen after you die(or after you make any decision for that
You've gotta get there first !Meaning:
Quit coming up with excuses. Quit looking at all the possible ramifications. Just do it !Stanza 8:
So, ya tripped...? So, ya slipped...? So, ya fell on your chin? Well,
that's no reason to do it again.Meaning:
So what if you fall down? There is no
need to base your future on your own past mistakes.
The sad part of human nature is the repetition.
Tell me where you're from, and I'll tell you where to go from
Once again, a helping hand is being extended to you.
My place? My place is very, very near.Meaning:
If you are scared or
confused, I can show you how things look from my place... and, my place is very
Come with me, my dear... I'll show ya how it will be, with
I know you must be saying, "what is he talking about." So, please
come with me. I will try to explain what "it" is that I am talking about.
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