Fan Theories

Name: R Rae
Theory:

So I always thought the line, "I want to be the DJ" was actually "quit being the dj" - a popular phrase around the Bay Area back in the day which was used when you wanted someone to stop clicking through the radio stations or flip back to your original choice of music.

Regardless, both versions desire control over fate. Darwins' theory does not give the individual any power in their biological destiny. The accepted academic mechanical explanation of our entire evolution seems to oversimplify our existence [quite a bit]. I think "show me the goods" means that the mystery of the soul needs to be explained, too.

Society depends on myth to give life meaning. And so it seems our horny little alien was the original deadbeat dad. His legacy was just a few strands of DNA [or some-other-NA] he left to a clue less clan of hairy opposable thumbed mammals before he blasted off in a rocket, powered by technology which still remains unexplained. No wonder we're "lacking something"; we're like adopted children who spend their life seeking to understand their hidden genetic heritage.

Well, I still like my version better. Its just me zooming down the road in my truck, so there's really no harm in singing customized lyrics - that is unless, you count the person in the car next to me when I realize my window was cracked open a bit ~ teeheeheehee!


Name: L-wuzzyARIONFREAK
Theory:

DUH!!!! HASN'T ANYONE HEARD OF DARWIN???? It's about the theory of evolution and all of that... I mean come on here, "Chromosome divides, multiply and thrive" totally describes it! And "A spaceman fucked an ape" means that humans probably evolved from monkeys ya know? And "boom tick tick and who skipped the long play" the long play is where it takes millions of years for creatures to evolve and "who skipped the record and who amped what you say" means how people overlook this theory and lean toward religions and how the Bible says the world was made in seven days.


Name: Jake Johns
Email: think@poetic.com
Theory:

The opening of th song is blatant referance to the darwin-istic theory of evolution (hence the title of the song.) The coneptual basis of the evolution of man from the ape is mocked and questioned through out the song in an overtone which seems to invalidate the a-morality associated with the theiry it self. The lyrics "And the strong survive And the strong survive And the grandson of an alien wears his snake skin boots And shows his reptile roots" Seems to demonstrate the imperfection of the "survival of the fitest theory" as applid to modern day life. in short the song is saying that if god is non-existant and the theory of evolution is correct,... the lack of morality associated wih it is not only disturbing but evil (wrong) ("show me something good") I don't believe t the song is an illusion to any religious affiliation of the band or it's members it simply is criticizing the dominant species mind set.


Name: Jordan White
Email: Storm88000@aol.com
Theory:

I think Darwin is about the lack of God or faith in society.

"We're lacking something good - is this all for nothing"

I think this line is pretty much referring to the lack of religion. The lack of something higher than what it seems to be in life - to get a career and make money. Stephans asking if anyone could even question whether or not God exists, because how else is this all of this here?

"When a plane takes off you know it..."

I remember Stephan referring replying that "he prays everytime a plane takes off" answering a question about that line. That line just sums up the song with Stephans belief and faith in God.

This song is basically a comparison between two beliefs - the "scientific" belief, of course with the master, Charles Darwin, whom believes every living thing is evolving, with the cliche'd "survival of the fittest" phrase. Stephan is using this concept as contrast to the belief in God. - "We're lacking something good"


Name: Andrew
Email: andrewde_lange@hotmail.com
Theory:

This song is obviously about evolution... but even more so, it's saying that the human race isn't what it could have been. Or can be. We've been on the planet for a long time and we've become the dominant species, we've got a government and law and school and education. But is this what really counts? "Weíre lacking something, something good" Is this the right path for our race to be taking? We think we're happy. but is there a possibility that there was another path we could have taken, a completely different way of life that we could have had that we missed? I think that's what this song is about.


Name: Tommy
Theory:

Jenkins clearly wants to be his own person and make his own rules. When he says " And a spaceman fucked an ape he's probably hinting that another being from another planet or universe had sex with an ape, got it pregnant, and left. That explains "Then cut out on the date." That's how he probably believes that man came to be. When he says " who skipped the record and who amped what you say" he's probably referring to people who say that we came from this and that's final. When Jenkins says " we are lacking something" it's like we can't even think for ourselves."Something good" and that's our own ideas,views,and beliefs.


Name: michael
Email: libro21@hotmail.com
Theory:

alright this song is simple...this song is about a band that third eye blind played with in 1998 in a little town called Muncie, Indiana. The name of the band that opened up for them was Shinky. It was a three piece band all comprised of 16 year olds. After the show Jenkins commented on them by saying "Those kids were bad ass tonight..they just play some balls out rock n roll and it was a privaledge playing with them...maybe i'll right a song about em or shit even better, take em on tour with us." That about sums it up....so if you ever hear of an awsome band called Shinky playing near your city..you better check em out casue Stephan said their bad-ass.


Name: Carter
Email: cbeckworth@houston.rr.com
Theory:

It seems to me that this was one of those songs written to take up space on the album.... not that it's not a good song or that it's lacking talent, it's one of my favorite songs on the album, and i think it's damn funny, stephan was brobably high when he wrote this, it's very light hearted, yet deep at the same time.... it describes evolution from the time of darwin to today "And the spaceman fucked an ape" it shows time passing by.

Darwin

The chromosomes divide, multiply and thrive
And the strong survive
And a spaceman fucked an ape
Then cut out on the date
And now itís much too late
The space ship has escaped
Weíre lacking something, something good
Is this all for nothing
Show me the goods, something good
The chromosomes divide, multiply and thrive
And the strong survive
And the strong survive
And the grandson of an alien wears his snake skin boots
And shows his reptile roots
He shows his reptile roots
Weíre lacking something, something good
Is this all for nothing
Show me the goods, something good
Boom tick tick and who skipped the long play
Who skipped the record and who amped what you say
I want to sing a song thatís my own
I want to be the DJ
Weíre lacking something, something good
Is this all for nothing
Show me the goods, something good
And itís alright, itís alright
Itís a long night, a long night,
Itís a long night
When the plane takes off, you know it...
When the plane takes off, you know it

Song Info

Musicians:

Kevin Cadogan: Guitar
Brad Hargreaves: Drums
Stephan Jenkins: Songwriter, Keyboards, Vocals
Arion Salazar: Songwriter, Bass, Optigan, Guitar, Electric Sitar

Can Be Found On:

Blue, 1999

Alternative Versions

Blue, 1999

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