Growth
Joose Lyrics


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Trapped like a victim of external display
I hope I'll be getting some sleep today
I'm the victim of the history of today
My horse jumped out to my kind relay

Then the fences broke
And the mind could grow
Lick the payphone
Before you get too old

Like the mold expends the rye
Growth is how we get by
Bold like the tongue that caught the fly
Growth is how the kids die

And the mind could grow...

Trapped, like a victim of an internal display
I hope I'll be getting sunshine today
I'm a victim of the history of today
I hope that I come out the same way

Then the fences broke
And the mind could grow
Lick the payphone
Before you get too old

Like the mold expends the rye
Growth is how the kids die
Bold like the tongue that caught the fly
Growth is how the kids die





And the mind could grow...

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Joose's song "Growth" deal with themes of being trapped, victimhood, history, and growth. The first verse uses imagery of being trapped like a victim of external display, which could be interpreted as being stuck in a situation due to external circumstances like societal expectations or pressure from others. The singer expresses a desire for rest and relief, hoping to get some sleep. They also mention being a victim of the history of today, which can be interpreted as being affected by current events and cultural shifts that shape our experiences.


The second half of the verse takes a surreal turn with the horse jumping out to the singer's kind relay, leaving room for interpretation. The chorus then kicks in, emphasizing the breaking of fences to allow for growth of the mind. The line "lick the payphone before you get too old" can be interpreted in a few different ways but could be seen as a metaphor for seizing opportunities before it's too late.


The second verse starts off with a similar sentiment of feeling trapped, this time like a victim of an internal display. Again, there's a desire for sunshine and optimism, despite being a victim of the history of today. The chorus repeats, emphasizing the importance of growth and the inevitability of death.


Overall, the lyrics of "Growth" suggest that while we may be trapped or victimized by external or internal factors, growth is always possible and necessary. The breaking of fences symbolizes the breaking of barriers in our minds, allowing for growth and change.


Line by Line Meaning

Trapped like a victim of external display
Feeling confined by societal expectations and norms.


I hope I'll be getting some sleep today
Looking forward to a break from the stresses of life.


I'm the victim of the history of today
Feeling weighed down by the negative events of the present.


My horse jumped out to my kind relay
Overcoming obstacles and moving forward.


Then the fences broke
Breaking free from limitations.


And the mind could grow
An opportunity for personal development.


Lick the payphone
Make the most of what's available.


Before you get too old
Taking action before time runs out.


Like the mold expends the rye
Growth is a necessary process, like the growth of a plant.


Growth is how we get by
Personal growth allows us to keep moving forward in life.


Bold like the tongue that caught the fly
Taking risks and being courageous.


Growth is how the kids die
Change and growth are constantly happening, even in death.


And the mind could grow...
Reiterating the importance of personal growth.




Writer(s): Jack Stauber

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