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Old 06-09-2010, 11:20 PM
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hi been listerning to this song for days and wondering what it means.

I've changed my name to Novocaine

oh its a drug but why wright about it wodered if anyone knows why
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:23 PM
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hi been listerning to this song for days and wondering what it means.

I've changed my name to Novocaine

oh its a drug but why wright about it wodered if anyone knows why
Novocaine is a numbing drug. He's insinuating that he's gone through so much that he feels no pain whatsoever, he's numb to it. Brilliant song.
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Novocaine is a drug used to totally numb pain. In the context of the song, it's basically meant to say that the singer is so sick of pain, that he wants to just shut off all the emotions he's feeling at that moment, and feel nothing. The song was written about David's divorce, so it makes sense. I still say it's one of the band's best, def in the Top 3 of the 00-09 decade.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:24 PM
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hi been listerning to this song for days and wondering what it means.

I've changed my name to Novocaine

oh its a drug but why wright about it wodered if anyone knows why
Eg the dentist use novocaine so you can't feel the pain when they are doing somrthing with your teeth. And Jon used it metaphorically because he (or the narrator of the song) doesn't want to feel the pain anymore - pain from the divorce, psychological pain.
You have to see what's behind the words not only their first meanings. That's the magic of poems/lyrics
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Novocaine is a drug used to totally numb pain. In the context of the song, it's basically meant to say that the singers to to just shut off all the emotions he's feeling at that moment, and feel nothing. The song was written about David's divorce, so it makes sense. I still say it's one of the band's best, def in the Top 3 of the 00-09 decade.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:41 AM
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AllI can add is that is has some of the best past-2000 lyrics and is a truely great and refreshing song. Like someone said earlier, it covers the topic brilliantly without being too depressing.
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But what bothers me is the line "you´re the needle running through my veins". I never got it.

I am not coming from an English-speaking country so I may not be the most obvious one in here to interpret idiomatic sentences in English. Still, I can´t understand how a needle can actually run through someone´s veins? Sounds weird.
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"you´re the needle running through my veins"

It's referring to the rush you get off drugs, with heroin being injected into the body through a needle in a vein.
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Shes the needle that makes him feel pain...
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:27 PM
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Ok, sounds reasonable enough
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