ANSWERS: 3
  • DIGGING IN THE DIRT Something in me, dark and sticky All the time it's getting strong No way of dealing with this feeling Can't go on like this too long [Chorus:] This time you've gone too far [x3] I told you [x4] This time you've gone too far [x3] I told you [x4] Don't talk back Just drive the car Shut your mouth I know what you are Don't say nothing Keep your hands on the wheel Don't turn around This is for real Digging in the dirt Stay with me, I need support I'm digging in the dirt To find the places I got hurt Open up the places I got hurt The more I look, the more I find As I close on in, I get so blind I feel it in my head, I feel it in my toes I feel it in my sex, that's the place it goes [Chorus] I'm digging in the dirt Stay with me I need support I'm digging in the dirt To find the places I got hurt To open up the places I got hurt Digging in the dirt To find the places we got hurt [x7] [ www.azlyrics.com ] ============= It seems to me that "digging in the dirt" has the meaning of "examining the deepest places of the soul, where things come from". So what the singer is trying to do is get to the bottom of what has caused the partner in this song to have "gone too far" and endangered the relationship. The first verse deals with the feeling that something is wrong, and knowing that he will inevitably have to confront the partner about the problem. Yet, he seems not to want the other person to take part in the examination, at least not for now. He wants them there, but not to speak. He needs the time to examine his own feelings before he examines their relationship as a couple (note the change from "I hurt" to "we hurt" in the final line) Hope this helps.
  • To me it's about a person's almost insatiable or addictive need to dig up past hurts and rehash them to the point of being destructive.
  • Personally, I think it's about how our old hurts come back and make us behave badly. So, this part of the song: "Don't talk back Just drive the car Shut your mouth I know what you are Don't say nothing Keep your hands on the wheel Don't turn around This is for real" refers to his bad behavior. The rest of the song is basically: "please stay with me even though I'm a jerk sometimes. I'm "digging in the dirt" to figure out my own problems so that I don't keep brining them into our relationship"

Copyright 2017, Wired Ivy, LLC

Answerbag | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy