Wednesday, June 22, 2005

"Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb"

That's a line from a Smashmouth song called "All Star". But what does it mean?

Does it imply that we're the most educated country that doesn't think?

Is it an implicit contradiction, intended to be humorous because it's impossible to be smart and still be dumb?

Is it more contextual and we can't know the meaning without examining the rest of the song. Or at least the lines above and below it?

Or did it just rhyme good?


Blogger Kyra said...

Many people that get educated have learned many things, mostly things that don't relate much to life unlike the things uneducated people may have to learn before they get out of high school.
It is possible to be smart and still be dumb, because that's what the world is full of.
I don't know how to explain it haha xD

Blogger teen said...

its probably not how its intended in the song, but i can relate this phrase to a few people i know.

im in high school and everyone around me is getting smarter: learning about english, maths, science...

and yet theyre making stupid decisions aswell, like drugs and alcohol...

your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb.

Anonymous Someone said...

I like this line - could be about the growth of western society or else the increasingly selfish decisions that so many individuals make as time goes on

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Often people go straight through school without actually getting experience in basic aspects of life. They then exit school lacking common sense in certain circumstances.

Like a PHD not knowing how to get a date,have a fun time, manage his emotions, etc.

As a side note: The optimal combination is to be both educated AND versed in life experience. Not just one or the other.


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