Seed
Sublime Lyrics


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Janie always said I was a mess
I'm sorry 'bout that mess
I made her bleed
I'm planting my seed
Still I knew she could take it if I opened up the rhythm
I knew it could make it
But I hope her parents love her
So, feelin' the acid on the brain
Still I got that frame I made
Her bleed yes she wants that lovin' you see
Well if you live you want to give or get old
And if you never knew that we get old, you live it up, live it up
You get old, believe me when I say

It's the same shit everyday
But I got to know my place
And if you don't it fucks you in your face
But I know her parents love her
And I hope her parents love her
I hope her parents love her so

Billyed back in 1983, what did you do for me
I made her bleed
I'm planting my seed
I knew we could make it
But I only knew that the bitch would break it
I hope her parents love her
So my God look at me
If he had to go I know
I'm barely lovin' my holy creed
You never knew that was what you need
Oh my God honestly believe it or not it's a disease




I hope her parents love her
I hope her parents love her, so

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Seed" by Sublime are a reflection on the consequences of one's actions and the role that love and family play in life. The singer of the song acknowledges that he has been a "mess" and has caused harm to a woman named Janie, but still feels compelled to plant his seed with her. He believes that he can open up a new rhythm with her and make it work, but also knows that it is a risky proposition. The singer is influenced by his drug use (feeling the "acid on the brain") and is acutely aware of the fact that life is short and he wants to make the most of it. He acknowledges that the days can be mundane and repetitive, but he knows his place and understands the consequences of not finding it. Ultimately, he hopes that Janie's parents love her and that his actions don't cause any more harm.


The lyrics to "Seed" are deeply personal, reflective and cautionary. The singer is a young man who is struggling with finding his place in the world and reckoning with the power of love and family. The song is a powerful commentary on the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions and recognizing the impact they have on others. It also speaks to the tension between individual desires and the needs of those we care about. In many ways, "Seed" is a reflection of the complex emotions and challenges that are part of the human experience.


Line by Line Meaning

Janie always said I was a mess
Janie constantly told me that I was a disorganized and uncontrollable person


I'm sorry 'bout that mess
I apologize for being such a mess and causing issues


I made her bleed
I hurt her physically or emotionally


I'm planting my seed
I'm taking an action that will eventually result in something growing or developing


Still I knew she could take it if I opened up the rhythm
Despite the harm I caused, I believed that she could handle it if I opened up my heart and expressed myself


I knew it could make it
I believed that our relationship could survive and thrive despite our challenges


But I hope her parents love her
I care about her and want her to be supported and loved by her family


So, feelin' the acid on the brain
I'm under the influence of drugs and experiencing the side effects


Still I got that frame I made
Despite being high, I still have the thoughts and decisions that I've made previously


Her bleed yes she wants that lovin' you see
She desires and enjoys rough or violent physical intimacy


Well if you live you want to give or get old
When you're alive, you either give something to the world or you grow old without making an impact


And if you never knew that we get old, you live it up, live it up You get old, believe me when I say
If you don't realize that you're aging, you'll miss out on the joy and experiences of living life to the fullest


It's the same shit everyday
Life can feel monotonous and repetitive


But I got to know my place
I need to understand my role and purpose in life


And if you don't it fucks you in your face
If you don't understand your place in life, it's going to cause you problems and challenges


But I know her parents love her
I'm aware that she has a support system in her family who care about her


Billyed back in 1983, what did you do for me
Referencing a past experience or person who didn't provide any real benefit or support


I made her bleed
I hurt her physically or emotionally


I'm planting my seed
I'm taking an action that will eventually result in something growing or developing


I knew we could make it
I believed that our relationship could survive and thrive despite our challenges


But I only knew that the bitch would break it
I thought that a certain person (possibly Janie) would be responsible for ruining our relationship


I hope her parents love her
I care about her and want her to be supported and loved by her family


So my God look at me If he had to go I know I'm barely lovin' my holy creed
The singer is questioning their faith and whether they truly believe in their religion or beliefs


You never knew that was what you need
People often don't realize what they truly need until it's gone or they experience it


Oh my God honestly believe it or not it's a disease
The singer may be referring to addiction or unhealthy behaviors as a disease


I hope her parents love her
I care about her and want her to be supported and loved by her family


I hope her parents love her, so
The singer reiterates their concern for her wellbeing and their hope that she has a supportive family




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: BRADLEY JAMES NOWELL, ERIC JOHN WILSON, FLOYD I. GAUGH IV

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@nxoc1135

Janie always said I was a mess
I'm sorry 'bout that mess
I made her bleed
I'm planting my seed
Still I knew she could take it if I opened up the rhythm
I knew it could make it
But I hope her parents love her

So, feelin' the acid on the brain
Still I got that frame I made
Her bleed yes she wants that lovin' you see
Well if you live you want to give or get old
And if you never knew that we get old, you live it up, live it up
You get old, believe me when I say

It's the same shit everyday
But I got to know my place
And if you don't it fucks you in your face
But I know her parents love her
And I hope her parents love her
I hope her parents love her so

Billyed back in 1983, what did you do for me
I made her bleed
I'm planting my seed
I knew we could make it
But I only knew that the bitch would break it
I hope her parents love her
So my God look at me
If he had to go I know
I'm barely lovin' my holy creed
You never knew that was what you need
Oh my God honestly believe it or not it's a disease
I hope her parents love her
I hope her parents love sooo



@x1ic1x

Janie always said I was a mess
I'm sorry 'bout that mess
I made her bleed
Budda-by-by-by-by, I'm planting my seed
Still, I knew she could take it
If I opened up to people, if I knew it could make it
But I hope her parents love her so
Be oh yes, bein' on that plane
If I got that brain
I made her bleed
Yeah, she wanted love in the scene
Well, if you're livin', wanna give or get old
And if you never knew that we get old
You live it up, you live it up, you get old
Believe, believe, people, then I say
That every people that's the same thing everyday
Well, if you gotta know my place
And if you get sit back, you in your face, but
I know her parents love her
And I hope her parents love her
I hope her parents love her so
Billyed back in 1983, what did you do for me?
I made her bleed
Well I'm lovin' and I planted my seed
But I knew we could make it
But, I only knew that the bitch would break it, yeah
I hope her parents love her so
My God, don't look at me
If he had to go
I know I'm barely lovin' my holy bleed
You never knew punishment's what he needs
Oh my god, Vasoline
Believe it or not it's a disease
I, I hope her parents love her
I hope her parents love her so



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