some of the stories and inspirations behind Taxiride's lyrics? Find out
Tim Wild based these lyrics on the contents of a
letter he found written by his grandfather to his grandmother during the
second world war - he was fighting in Borneo at the time and wrote to
tell her how much he missed her.
Get Set was written by Tim Wild, just before heading
over to the US to record Imaginate in October 1998. It's a tongue-in-cheek
statement - "Get set America, we're coming over for a spot of
world domination!" Despite a positive outlook they weren't sure
what was going to happen, hence the line, "...to nowhere but
I will be there".
to be about fans or groupies who travel around the country to see Taxiride...
I think it was just written as a fun thing but if you can remember the
real deal, email me!
72 Hour Daze
Jase wrote these lyrics on a McDonald's serviette;
it's about a drug-induced 'trip' he experienced a few years back which
lasted for three days... or 72 hours...when he was going through some
Let Me Die
An emotively powerful set of lyrics written by Jase
with a little help from Tim Wild. He poured his heart out to the band
about his father's sudden passing, and came up with these heartfelt lyrics
in a comparative jiffy.
According to Tim Wild, Rachael is the name
of a girl Watto used to date.
Well I ain't going into the literal meaning
of these lyrics, but, to put it bluntly, it's all about sex!
"It's about a relationship
that's forced apart by circumstance, not a lack of feeling",
says Jason. "But its also about someone leaving and then trying
to force their way back into that life".
How I Got
These lyrics describe an encounter
Jason had with his mother; she basically told him to stop his self-destructive
behaviour and pull your head in.
It's a feel-good song about not letting things
stress you out. My mother (who's a shrink) thinks there's more to it than
that, but I won't go into it here ;-)
Jase wrote these lyrics about his sister's
previous relationship. She apparently brought a 'total loser' to the Singh
Family Christmas BBQ and was with him for some time until she saw the
trees for the forest so to speak. She's in a happy relationship now and
has just given birth to her first child.
This song was written about a friend who
was afraid to take a chance, so it's all about letting go of the things
that are holding you back from moving foward and seeing what happens.
There were rumours in the past that this song was
about an ex-member of Taxiride, but it isn't really. I think it's a reflection
on playing the fame-game and living life in the fast lane (or cross-dressing
Indians?! I think I'll need to clarify this one!).
This song was written about a 'beautiful girl'
(i.e., Jase's girlfriend).
These lyrics are about getting shafted by someone