Excess
Tricky Lyrics


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I believe in 
I deceive in 
Bottom weaving 
I can breathe in 
Make a wish in 
Flower fishing
Moving vibration 
Mild relation 
I'm jamaican on your radio station 
Got a curse in 
Could be worse in 
You first 
In a hearse in 
Good as dead in 
Nothing left in 
Nothing left in 
Some be heading 
I need a head rest in 
And a feed from a warm breast 

And man making hits
From my childbearing hips
Underground like 
Who's it sound like 
You all sound the same 
But you don't know my name

I believe in people lying 
I believe in people dying 
I believe in people trying 
I believe in people crying

Ah

I believe in people balking 
I believe in people talking 

Ah

I believe in people breathing 
I believe in people being 

We all sound the same 
You don't know my name 
Rearrange and
Things don't change 
Things remain
Feel the strain 
Stress 
Catch my breath 
(There'll be a new tale of)
Get some rest 
(He and I)
From the mess 
(In fact any time)
I couldn't care less 
(Every day)
Sugar cane
(Write fictional stories)
Is like smack to my vein 
Shook fame 
(If you want to)
But I don't complain 
(On the street)

I believe in different reasons 
I believe in breath through seasons 
I believe when snow flakes fall 
I believe in buildings tall 

Ah

I believe in people bombing 
I believe in people warring 
I believe diseases coming 
I believe that's why I'm running 

Ah

Keep living 

Ah

Keep living 


(Alanis Morissette in the background) 
You gotta ask 
(There'll be a new tale of)
Before he attacks 
(He and I)
You got the flats 
(In fact any time)
Dub my sacks 
(Every day)
You've got the city 
(Writing fictional stories)
Move out of the country 
I'm scrunching 
(If you want to)
Friends that are punchy 
(On the street)

I believe in people falling 
I believe in people warring 
I believe diseases coming 
I believe that's why I'm running 

Ah

Stephanie McKay: 
I believe in people balking 
I believe in people talking 

Ah

I believe in people breathing
I believe in people being

Ah





Keep living

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Tricky's song "Excess" are complex and difficult to interpret. The song is open to interpretation and can be understood in different ways. In general, the song deals with themes of life, death, and the struggles of existence. The opening lines suggest that Tricky believes in deception and weaving through life's challenges. The next few lines hint at a desire for peacefulness and tranquility, with the idea of making a wish and flower fishing.


The following lines take a darker turn as Tricky talks about curses, death, and beheading. He then reveals his need for rest and comfort in his life. The chorus declares Tricky's belief in the variety of human experience, from lying to crying to trying. He then mentions that people all sound similar and misunderstand his identity. The following lines show the strain and stress of life but also the possibility of hope and rest.


Line by Line Meaning

I believe in
Tricky has faith in something, but it is deliberately left undefined, opening up the interpretation to the listener.


I deceive in
Tricky admits to being deceptive, hinting at a dark side to his personality.


Bottom weaving
Tricky alludes to engaging in shady or underhanded activities, possibly involving drugs.


I can breathe in
Tricky feels comfortable in his surroundings, physically and/or emotionally.


Make a wish in
Tricky longs for something intangible, wishing for the impossible.


Flower fishing
Tricky searches for something beautiful in a world that can be dark and bleak.


Moving vibration
Tricky describes the sensation of being constantly on the move, both physically and mentally.


Mild relation
Tricky acknowledges that his relationships with others are lukewarm, lacking in any real depth or passion.


I'm Jamaican on your radio station
Tricky makes a reference to his cultural heritage and the fact that he is being broadcast to a wider audience.


Got a curse in
Tricky feels as though he is under a spell or a malign influence, which has caused him to suffer bad luck or misfortune.


Could be worse in
Tricky recognizes that his situation is precarious but takes solace in the fact that it could be even worse.


You first
Tricky is urging someone else to take the lead or take responsibility for a situation in which they are both embroiled.


In a hearse in
Tricky reveals his fear of death or dying, perhaps due to his dangerous and precarious lifestyle.


Good as dead in
Tricky feels as though he is living on borrowed time, with death always just around the corner.


Nothing left in
Tricky has lost everything, either literally or figuratively, and has hit rock bottom.


Some be heading
Tricky hints at the possibility of someone being decapitated, suggesting that violence and mayhem are never far away.


I need a head rest in
Tricky seeks respite from the madness and danger of his life, a chance to take a break and regroup.


And a feed from a warm breast
Tricky craves human connection and nurturing, perhaps indicating a lack of motherly love in his life.


And man making hits
Tricky acknowledges his success as a musician and his ability to produce hit records.


From my childbearing hips
Tricky makes a reference to his female side or to women in general, hinting at a deep understanding and appreciation of the feminine mystique.


Underground like
Tricky sees himself as a renegade or outsider, operating outside mainstream society or culture.


Who's it sound like
Tricky wonders if his unique style and voice are being emulated or copied by others.


You all sound the same
Tricky criticizes the sameness or conformity of popular music and culture, in which individuality is lost or suppressed.


But you don't know my name
Tricky feels overlooked or ignored by the wider world, despite his talent and achievements.


Keep living
Tricky encourages the listener to persevere and survive, no matter what obstacles or challenges may arise.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ADRIAN NICHOLAS MATTHEW THAWS

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